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

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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

Nutrition for Immune Health

This winter has been ROUGH with germs going around. It feels like once you get over one bug, another member of the family gets sick, and the cycle starts all over again. It can be incredibly frustrating to have to miss work, school, or other events because of this. Read on for some tips on […]

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February 1, 2023

Importance of Mindfulness for Health

What is mindfulness, exactly? Mindfulness can be defined as the ability to be fully aware and present in the current moment, and to not become easily overwhelmed by what is going on around us. Everyone has the ability to be mindful, and with practice, it can become a healthy coping mechanism when things are stressful. […]

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January 9, 2023

Eating Well While Traveling

It can feel difficult and overwhelming to stay on track with your wellness goals while traveling. But we are here to help! With a few simple tips, whether you are traveling by plane or car, you can get to your destination feeling energized and ready for what’s next. As someone who has spent the last […]

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January 2, 2023

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Making Weight Loss Easy with Breakfast

You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Breakfast can help with so many aspects of improving your day. Eating breakfast can replenish your body energy stores, boost energy, and even aid in weight loss. It may just become your secret weapon to lose weight.  Weight Loss […]

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November 16, 2022

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy while on a budget can feel overwhelming, especially with today’s high food prices. It can feel tempting to purchase higher quantities of low-cost, low-nutrient foods rather than produce in order to stay within budget. But it doesn’t need to be this way! As someone who has spent the past three years as a […]

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November 1, 2022

Happy, Healthy Fourth of July!

The fourth of July is quickly approaching, and Americans are getting ready for annual barbecues, picknicks, parades, and pool parties! It feels as though every holiday revolves around food! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to celebrate with our family and friends. And you’re allowed to splurge without derailing your health goals. Check […]

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June 28, 2022

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Picking a Probiotic

If you’ve been to the vitamin and supplement section of your local store at some point within the last few years, you’ve probably seen various products called probiotics. Maybe you know of someone who has taken them, or you may have even taken them yourself. Probiotics are an often misunderstood product. Like everything else, there […]

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February 15, 2022

Bag of crunchy roasted peas and a bag of bada bean bada boom beans are held by dietitians Alex Harris and Jen Lyman

Eating well while traveling

One question I get asked all the time is “what should I do about food while I’m traveling in the car?” Let’s face it, you either love road trips or absolutely hate them – no in between. Especially when you’re driving in the Midwest. There’s only so much corn and soy I can look at […]

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February 3, 2022