Our story started with my daughter. She was sick ALL. THE. TIME. From constant ear infections as a toddler to picking up every germ at pre-school. She was on more antibiotics than I can remember before she was five. Adding to that, her eating habits were less than stellar. She was extremely picky and most… Continue reading Become Your Own Health Advocate & 7 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Life
By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA As you would expect, with so much (mis)information available to people, I get asked a lot of questions about popular fad diets. And for the past several years, gluten has ranked top of this list. While I don’t have a specific answer (because every person is different), here… Continue reading Is Gluten Really That Bad For Me?
By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS I’m often asked what is Functional Nutrition? What makes it different? Taking a peek at how an initial session with an experienced integrative practitioner unfolds reveals just how unique the experience is… There are two things every new client should understand. First, “integrative” means that food is just one… Continue reading Integrative and Functional Nutrition: What should you expect when meeting with a healthcare professional?
By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA For those of us who have tried to lose or gain weight in the past, you may recall the feeling of stepping on a scale: it’s likely to be a great mood booster or, conversely, set us up for a morning of feeling badly about ourselves. And yet… Continue reading Why You Should Swap Out Your Scale
By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA If you or your teenager suffer from acne, I invite you to learn which foods will make your symptoms worse, and which foods may make it better. Simply stated, one of my philosophies is to “add in to crowd out,” so before we get into the list of… Continue reading Does What I Eat Make My Acne Worse?