Blake Baxter is a Holistic Health Counselor and Kung-Fu instructor. He works with other martial artists to help them incorporate better eating practices and create awareness about the ways in which food impacts performance and recovery.

 

Spring Cleaning

Blake Baxter HHC

We’re six weeks into Spring. For those of us in colder climates, it seems Springtime is just getting started. Nevertheless, now is a good time to talk about what the season means for diet and nutrition, and how the season affects one’s nutritional needs.

Spring is a season for change and for elimination of the old, making way for the new. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is associated with organs of purification: the liver and the gall bladder. It is also, not surprisingly associated with the color green, as well as the Wood element, which represents growth and expansion. It is a good season to focus on your diet and exercise.

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What do you feel like eating today?

Blake Baxter HHC

Let’s talk about your feelings.

No, really. And if that sounds like a strange proposition for an article on athletic nutrition, I will admit it seems a little… funny.

However, if you’re in decent shape and take care of yourself, your feelings are a great way of knowing what to eat. Read More


NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION? SLOW DOWN

Blake Baxter HHC

It’s 2009. For many people, getting in shape and losing weight will rank high on their list of New Year’s Resolutions. Before you jump into any drastic changes, altering your diet in masochistic acts of self-denial and self-deprivation, allow me to suggest two very simple, easy-to-implement, changes that will help you lose weight and get in shape.

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