Tracy Cochran 22 posts
Tracy is an ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist residing in beautiful Naples, FL. When she's not helping clients make healthier, long-lasting lifestyle choices, she spends her time paddleboarding through Southwest Florida's beautiful mangroves and backwaters.

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12 Smart Strategies to Help You Absorb Your Vitamins Better

how to absorb vitamins better

These days, we’re all doing our best to eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise, and take the right dietary supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps. The thing to keep in mind is, you can take in all the vitamins and minerals in the world, but they won’t do you any good if you’re not […]

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Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes: Long Lasting, Natural Relief

Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes_ Long Lasting, Natural Relief

You’ve been at your desk all day, and your eyes are burning, your vision is blurry, and the light is killing you. All you want to do is close your eyes to get some relief. Believe me, we’ve all been there. Doctors call this condition dry eye, and it’s no fun at all. Thankfully, there […]

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Boost the Immune System With 9 Fail-Proof Lifestyle Changes

Boost the Immune System with 9 Fail-Proof Lifestyle Changes

When cold and flu season hits, there’s always that one guy or gal who stands tall while everyone else is home in bed. It makes you wonder why some people seem to catch every virus, while others never get sick. You might be willing to try anything to boost the immune system, especially if you’re […]

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Your Complete Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Your Complete Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

There’s a lot of talk about anti-inflammatory diets in the health and wellness community right now. You’re probably wondering if it’s something you should take seriously… or is it just a passing fad? After all, many of us think of inflammation as the unavoidable redness or swelling that happens when you injure yourself. While those […]

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Pre- & Post-Workout Supplements: When to Try Them and When to Skip Them

Pre- & Post-Workout Supplements: When to Try Them and When to Skip Them

If you’ve ever taken a walk down the supplement aisle at your local health food store, you’ve probably been a bit overwhelmed by the vast number of sports supplements available. Although pre- and post-workout supplements can be incredibly useful for helping you meet your aesthetic, performance, and nutritional goals, it’s hard to know which ones […]

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health in 2020

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, right? After all, there’s no better time to make some positive changes than at the beginning of a new year. Unfortunately, the practice has become a sort of a standing joke for many, with bets being made about how long an individual will actually be able to stick […]

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Sick When Traveling

6 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Sick When Traveling 4

At least two and half million Americans board a plane each day. Many of them are headed off to a warm, sunny place to lounge on the beach and get some much need R&R. Unfortunately, some will experience a much less pleasant side effect of going on vacation… getting sick. Between jet lag, recycled air […]

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Hypothyroidism: 7 Natural Ways to Overcome an Underactive Thyroid

7 Natural Ways to Overcome Hypothyroidism

Unfortunately, hypothyroidism is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in the United States. This is mainly due to the fact that the symptoms can often be attributed to other conditions. The only way to diagnose the condition for sure is with a specific blood test at your doctor’s office, called a thyroid panel. The standard […]

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10 Actionable Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

10 Actionable Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It seems like the calories that lead to holiday weight gain are lurking around every corner this time of year. From your Thanksgiving feast to Christmas cookies at the office and eggnog with your neighbor, the temptations are truly endless. And that doesn’t even include Christmas and New Year’s celebrations! Even with the best intentions, […]

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8 Foods That Cause Brain Fog and What to Eat Instead

8 Foods That Cause Brain Fog and What to Eat Instead

Feeling unfocused? Tired? Unproductive? Can’t concentrate on the task at hand? These are all classic symptoms of brain fog. Most of us eat the foods that cause brain fog every single day without even realizing it. In fact, many people even experience short term memory loss and a general feeling of being unwell that may […]

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