Summer Vacations and Your Health Goals

Summer is just beginning, though with the taste of hotter days we have had it feels like July already. Summer means time for vacations, whether that is across the ocean, across the country, or across the state. Wherever you are on your health journey, these situations can toss a wrench into your routine. Ideally, you […]

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May 29, 2024

May = Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean Diet is worthy of being recognized and celebrated as it is one of the more well-researched and highly recommended eating patterns for its many benefits related to disease prevention and healthy aging. Some benefits include lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease and events (mainly heart attacks and strokes), lowering the risk for cancer, […]

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May 2, 2024

Gut Health & Probiotic Supplementation 

Probiotics? Prebiotics? Synbiotics? Postbiotics? These terms are everywhere & it feels like a different type of “biotic” is released every other day! It can be overwhelming seeing these different but similar terms frequently talked about online. In today’s post we will be discussing what each of these terms mean, and if all the hype that […]

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April 5, 2024

Carbohydrates are Essential to a Healthy Diet!

Carbohydrates (or carbs) can sometimes have a bad reputation among people trying to lose weight or manage diabetes. Our body relies on carbs to function properly. They are the body’s preferred source of energy, plus they provide key nutrients, like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Without them, people can experience low energy, fatigue, and brain fogginess […]

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April 3, 2024

Gut Health & Immunity

So, we have already discussed the relationship between nutrition & immunity in a previous blog post. We reviewed how healthy lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on immune health – but today we will go a step further. The healthiness of our gut is also involved in keeping a strong immune system. Having the […]

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March 5, 2024

Beating the Bloat

We have ALL been there…that uncomfortable, full feeling in your stomach that makes you want to put on your comfiest sweatpants and not leave the house. Sometimes the bloating resolves within a few days, but other times it seems to hang around ALL THE TIME. This, understandably, is exceedingly frustrating. So, why does this happen, […]

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March 5, 2024

Benefits of Sustainable Farming

In a world where the demand for food is constantly on the rise, sustainable farming practices have become a beacon of hope for creating a healthier and more environmentally friendly future. As we navigate the kaleidoscope of concerns about climate change, soil health, and the quest for the perfect avocado toast, sustainable agriculture emerges as […]

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February 28, 2024

The Brain-Gut Connection

Have you ever noticed how food choices can affect mood? We have! We continuously see clients have improved energy, mood & sleep once they begin to change lifestyle habits. It is amazing how different behaviors can affect our body in such drastic ways. How can this be, & why should you care? It all ties […]

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February 16, 2024

What does “gut health” even mean?

It feels like the topic of gut health has been everywhere lately. It has arguably become the most popular nutrition & wellness trend. You may have heard terms such as microbiota, prebiotics, probiotics…. The list goes on. So, what is all the hype about, is there any truth to it? Our registered dietitians at New […]

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January 26, 2024

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How Nutrition Impacts Your Mental Health

Nutrition and Mental Health Have you ever noticed that you don’t feel great, both physically and mentally, after a weekend of splurging on “junk food” or after consuming multiple low-nutrient dense foods in a row? Nutrition and mental health are closely linked, with many studies demonstrating that a healthy diet can have a positive impact […]

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May 2, 2023