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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

Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part 2: Toxic Load and Obesogens

Tami Best, MS, RD, CDN Toxic load can be summarized as the accumulation of harmful chemicals we are exposed to or that we ingest and our body's ability to mitigate the negative impact of those harmful chemicals. Currently in production and widely used are tens of thousands of chemicals with sparse safety testing. There are … Continue reading Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part 2: Toxic Load and Obesogens

Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part 1: Highly Processed Foods

By Tami Best, MS, RD, CDN Our mission at Promise of Vitality is to help build a world free of chronic disease caused by intake of highly processed foods, overexposure to environmental toxins and uncontrolled stress. In part one of this three part series, I will talk about the impact of highly processed foods on … Continue reading Diet and Lifestyle Quality for a Healthy Body Weight – Part 1: Highly Processed Foods

Why I’m Happy my Daughter Loves Avocados

My oldest daughter just told me that avocados are her favorite food. Here is why this makes me very happy. To provide some context, she is in her Junior year of high school. You know, the notoriously pressure-packed year overloaded with advanced placement courses, talk of transcripts, grade point averages, standardized testing and college visits. … Continue reading Why I’m Happy my Daughter Loves Avocados