Functional Nutrition

Supplements: Worth the Money?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years, and I learned a lot about quality assurance and regulation during this time. Did you know that the supplement industry is not regulated? This is a pretty scary concept, considering it was a $36.1 billion dollar industry in 2017(1).… Continue reading Supplements: Worth the Money?

Functional Nutrition

Breaking Our Food Rules

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA For most of our life, we’ve been bombarded by our parents, the media and food manufacturers about what to eat, how to eat and when to eat. Let’s expose some of the ‘food rules’ that we’ve formed (consciously or unconsciously) and actively decide which ones are worth breaking.… Continue reading Breaking Our Food Rules

Functional Nutrition

Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA Here’s what we know about fad diets: they have a shelf life. They work for a period of time – as long as you are following the protocol – but as soon as you return to normal life, the symptoms that the fad diet had eradicated return. It's… Continue reading Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?