Functional Nutrition

Become Your Own Health Advocate & 7 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Life

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

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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?

Soups

How to Make Homemade Bone Broth

This highly nutritious broth is so easy and inexpensive to make. Most of the time I don't even follow a recipe, however I thought I'd share a basic recipe to get you going! All you need is a large pot, water, vinegar, vegetables, and bones. Adding the vinegar is a very important step! It helps… Continue reading How to Make Homemade Bone Broth

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?

Functional Nutrition

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