• General Nutrition Counseling General Nutrition Counseling - Why Choose Nutrition Counseling? Your diet may not be that bad, but you know there’s room for improvement. Maybe heart disease and hypertension run in your family or you have a friend who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. You want to prevent disease and make changes to be healthier and feel better. You want a ...Read More
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Nutrition Counseling Vegan/Vegetarian Nutrition Counseling - Why Go Plant-Based? People of all ages are choosing a plant-based diet for a combination of reasons that include health, animal rights, and the environment. The facts are astonishing. 70% of the grain in the US is fed to farmed animals living in stressful inhumane conditions on factory farms. Raising animals for food in this ...Read More
  • Weight Loss Weight Loss - Why am I overweight? Everyone has their own story. For some of us, excess weight came on after marriage, having kids, or menopause. For others, meal planning and cooking is a challenge. Other cases may be more complex and involve thyroid or adrenal disorders, underlying inflammation, a toxic environment, or other confounding factors. The “why” ...Read More
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders Gastrointestinal Disorders - What are Gastrointestinal Disorders? Gastrointestinal disorders comprise diseases affecting the entire GI tract and include: Celiac Disease Crohn’s Disease Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Irritabel Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Ulcerative Colitis These disorders are very widespread affecting between 60 to 70 million people with certain GI diagnoses, especially Celiac, also ...Read More
  • Food Sensitivities Food Sensitivities - What are Food Sensitivities? Food sensitivities involve an inflammatory reaction of the body to a food item or chemical which releases inflammatory mediators that then cause various symptoms. They differ from more commonly known and treated food allergies or intolerances such as a peanut allergy or lactose intolerance. A person can be sensitive to a ...Read More
  • Eating Disorders Eating Disorders - What is an Eating Disorder? Eating Disorders encompass all disordered eating, whether diagnosed as Anorexia or Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, or an undiagnosed Orthorexia Nervosa or eating behaviors and thoughts that are recognized as unhealthy and harmful. Up to 24 million people in the US have one of the major types of eating disorders, ...Read More
  • Diabetes Diabetes - What is Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes is a preventable chronic disease where either insufficient insulin is being produced by the pancreas or the insulin is not able to be used efficiently by the body. Insulin is normally responsible for allowing the glucose into our cells, so when there is a problem with our insulin, the ...Read More
  • Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular Disease - What is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease, otherwise known as heart disease, includes numerous problems relating to the function of the heart and blood vessels. According to the CDC, 1 in every 4 deaths are attributed to heart disease making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Through atherosclerosis, plaque builds up ...Read More
  • Words of Celiac Autoimmune Disease - What is Autoimmune Disease? With over 80 types of autoimmune disorders, what they all have in common is that the body is attacking itself. Our immune system is a fascinating complex powerhouse that normally protects us from bacteria, viruses and other cells and organisms that enter our bodies and can harm us. With autoimmune disease, ...Read More
  • Pre Surgery Nutrition Counseling Pre-surgery Nutrition Counseling - Preparing for Surgery Surgery involves local tissue damage and trauma and evokes a stress response in the body. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you can experience elevated blood sugar, impaired wound healing, protein catabolism, and immunosuppression. In order to prepare for the stress of surgery, promote optimal outcomes, and enhance recovery, it is ...Read More