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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

This Functional Dietitian’s Favorite Foods for 2019

In contrast to many common resolutions which often begin with things to cut back on, here are some foods, I would like you to eat more of! Beautiful, bright berries. They have a lower glycemic index than other fruits and carry a powerful nutrition punch. They are packed with disease fighting phytochemicals and other nutrients. … Continue reading This Functional Dietitian’s Favorite Foods for 2019

Engineered for Overconsumption: Breaking the Cycle of Eating Highly Processed Foods

Processed convenience foods are engineered to be easy to get and easy to eat. Not such a bad idea, after all, we're all very busy and in a hurry. Here's the big fat problem. Sadly, they're making us fat and sick.  Two-thirds of American Adults are overweight with about one-third suffering from obesity. One-fourth of … Continue reading Engineered for Overconsumption: Breaking the Cycle of Eating Highly Processed Foods

This one thing or trillions of tiny things can impact your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, gastrointestinal disease, anxiety, depression and certain types of cancer….

  Microbes are microscopic organisms such as bacteria, mold and fungi. It is common for people to view microbes as only “bad” or disease causing however every human hosts billions of these microscopic organisms and most are vital to our life. A microbiome is all the microbes and their collective genes and genomes living together … Continue reading This one thing or trillions of tiny things can impact your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, gastrointestinal disease, anxiety, depression and certain types of cancer….

A Typical Day of Eating for this Functional Dietitian

Often times, I have people ask me, "what do you eat?". I strive to feed myself and my family with clean, whole foods. You'll notice from this sample day, my meals are simple, quick and follow a bit of the 80/20 rule (80% good choices, 20% fair). Breakfast: One cup organic black coffee Smoothie - … Continue reading A Typical Day of Eating for this Functional Dietitian

Tami’s Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

The new year brings promise for the healthiest, best version of you. Although I love to personalize and get very precise with individualized recommendations, there are some functional nutrition and lifestyle solutions that can positively impact just about everyone. So here they are, my 2018 top ten recommendations for the promise of vitality: Hara Hachi … Continue reading Tami’s Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part3: Stress and Weight

By: Tami Best, MS, RD, CDN   Seven out of ten adults fit the criteria for being overweight or obese. In this series, I have outlined critical steps that we can all take to help fight this epidemic. In part one of this series, I talked about the importance of limiting intake of all processed … Continue reading Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part3: Stress and Weight