Functional Nutrition

Is Gluten Really That Bad For Me?

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?

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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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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?