I Heart Avocados

This post comes to you from EMPOWER’s very own registered Dietician: Anna LaBarre, MS, RDN, LDN. Research has shown that replacing saturated fat in our diets (found primarily in animal products) with monounsaturated fat (like that found in olive oil, canola oil and avocados) can lower our LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. But in case you […]

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Client of the Month Durham – Carl Pieper

Our Client of the Month (CotM) for November 2014 is none-other than Carl Pieper, of EMPOWER Durham! We had a chance to sit down with Carl to ask him about his training at EMPOWER. Carl, being the magnificent person he is, decided to respond in an equally magnificent way: A ballad. A ballad appropriately titled: […]

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Nutrition Tip of the Month – Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Looking for a way to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Serve this festive Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup as the first course! Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans low […]

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Client of the Month – A Tale of John Logan

When John Logan woke up on that April morning in 2014, it was a morning just like any other. The sun rose, birds chirped, and squirrels climbed trees. Nothing new. But, to John, it felt different. Change was in the air; a powerful one; an adventurous one. He didn’t know it yet but this was […]

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A Candy Conundrum

Halloween is quickly approaching, and here’s a spooky fact: Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). (Just in case you’re wondering, chocolate is the most popular choice, and candy corn is a close second.) The trouble with Halloween candy….it not only sticks to our […]

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Kitchen Pantry Makeover – March Special

Do you ever look into your kitchen pantry, see a bunch of items youíre not inspired by, wonder how long theyíve been there, take a deep breath, turn around and order take-out? Weíve all had that experience. What could help with these kitchen doldrums? Empower to the rescue! This month, Empower nutritionists are offering a […]

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Empower Celebrates 5 Years in Business

This September Empower will be celebrating 5 years in business. Jessica and I are so excited that we have achieved this milestone, and we are so thankful for our wonderful staff and clients that have made it possible. We are planning to celebrate the entire month of September with specials and promotions, but we will […]

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VitaBot….How to Enroll

VitaBot offers a tool to plan meals and give complete balanced nutrition information. In an industry focused primarily on counting calories, VitaBot was designed to shift the focus toward balanced nutrition. VitaBot uses advanced mathematics to “think” for the user, and helps them to easily put foods together, not just balance calories, but to balance […]

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