Functional Nutrition

Integrative and Functional Nutrition: What should you expect when meeting with a healthcare professional?

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?

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Why You Should Swap Out Your Scale

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

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Does What I Eat Make My Acne Worse?

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?

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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?

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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