Hope and Vitality for 2022

January 2022 Hope and vitality. These are the desires that often accompany the anticipation of a new year yet so many of us stumble and falter reverting to habits that do not serve us. How do we harness the hope and vitality we so desperately crave yet often feel inadequate or incapable of realizing? Psychologist … Continue reading Hope and Vitality for 2022

Gut Health and Fermented Foods

Photo by Geraud pfeiffer on Pexels.com By McKenna Redmore, RIT Senior Dietetic Student Reviewed by: Tami Best, MS, RDN, CDN If you are struggling with constant stomach pain, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea you may not be properly feeding your gut! Fermented foods have started to become a widely talked about topic in the nutrition world. … Continue reading Gut Health and Fermented Foods

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega- 3 fatty acids can impact the immune system via many mechanisms. Most notable is its ability to reduce the production of inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines. Complications from COVID-19 can arise when there is a large burst of inflammation in the lungs which can negatively impact the production of surfactant. Surfactant is needed to keep … Continue reading Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg, PhD of Stanford University has spent years researching the benefit of developing tiny habits. Now is not the time to abandon healthy habits, in fact, it is time to embrace them to position yourself with strength and resilience. Of course now is also not the time to overhaul everything and make huge changes, … Continue reading Tiny Habits

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity…Should you avoid gluten????

The gluten-free industry is booming! In fact, some are estimating that by 2021 the gluten-free market will account for nearly 5 billion dollars in food sales. Is it a fad? The answer appears to be yes and no. Some individuals are avoiding gluten because it is the trendy thing to do and perhaps are hoping … Continue reading Non-celiac gluten sensitivity…Should you avoid gluten????

The Power of Nutrition

It makes me sad to see people suffering or even just "getting through" their days. Nutrition is powerful!!! I've witnessed countless individuals take control of their lives when they learn how to harness the power of nutrition. I can help you with your unique, individualized functional nutrition needs for the Promise of Vitality. The clients … Continue reading The Power of Nutrition

Popular Diets Reviewed: Features, Who May Benefit and Drawbacks

  Exploring all fad/popular diets would be impossible as there are hundreds of them. When assessing a potential diet for yourself, be sure to consider some basic information: Does the diet omit major food groups? If so, how will accommodate for the nutritional deficit? Is it sustainable? Success is higher for meal programs that are … Continue reading Popular Diets Reviewed: Features, Who May Benefit and Drawbacks

Weight Gain in the Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Years

So many changes! My oldest daughter heading off to college soon, our exchange student returning to Italy and yikes, weight changes too! Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. And here I am in the middle of that age range. I’m sure many of you can relate, keeping my weight in check … Continue reading Weight Gain in the Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Years

Precision Nutrition and Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics is an exciting new branch in the field of nutrition and dietetics. It has been nicknamed precision nutrition because it’s able to optimize health-related outcomes by looking at how a person’s genetic make-up influences how our body responds to our diet. Let’s do a brief primer on genetics and then we’ll get to the … Continue reading Precision Nutrition and Nutrigenomics