Shirlene’s PCOS story

One of the many joys that comes with having ovaries is being at risk for developing polycystic ovarian syndrome, otherwise known as PCOS. This is where fluid filled cysts develop on the ovaries, which causes the ovaries to produce abnormal amounts of testosterone. As if us women didn’t have enough to worry about! Now let’s […]

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September 8, 2021

Taking control of cortisol

Let’s face it, life is stressful! Whether it’s work, school, relationships, financial, or whatever, we all have some sort of stressors in our lives. And if you don’t, please let me know your secrets! While stress is an inevitable part of life, things can get much harder for your health when you’re chronically stressed. Meaning, […]

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June 22, 2021

Anti-inflammatory diet for weight management

In our busy lives, healthy eating is often left behind. Grocery shopping and cooking can be a source of burden. Unbalanced dietary patterns and additional stress can cause inflammation in our bodies, which is linked to chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, unintentional weight gain, or the inability to lose weight. Don’t worry. We got […]

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May 17, 2021

Types of fat

If you’ve followed us on Instagram (@newleafnutrish), you’ve seen that we’ve discussed carbohydrates and protein. Now it’s time to talk about fat! Fats are another vital nutrient in our bodies, and it’s important to include fats in our diets. However, not all fats are created equal. Some should definitely be consumed more often than others. […]

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March 17, 2021

Ashley Brandt, New Leaf Nutrition intern and senior at Lindenwood University studying exercise science

At Home Exercise Ideas + Tips!

A myth that I’ve found a lot of people believe is that you must have access to a gym in order to get a good workout in. What if I tell you that you can get just as good of a workout at home? And with no equipment! Keep reading to learn about some at home exercises […]

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February 12, 2021

At-home movement ideas

Let’s face it, most of us have not been the most active people this past year. That’s completely understandable, of course. Gyms closed, which inhibited a lot of our exercise. Even now that they’re open, many people are still opting to stay away. It’s cold out, so we don’t want to be outside as much. […]

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February 5, 2021

Alex Harris, dietitian at New Leaf Nutrition, cuts an orange

#goals

Ah, 2021. A new year. It’s hard to believe we made it here after what felt like the longest year ever. For many, the start of a new year is the time for setting new goals and planning for the next 12 months. Hundreds of thousands of people every year design some sort of goal […]

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January 22, 2021

Alex Harris, dietitian at New Leaf Nutrition, holds nuts, seeds, and chocolate covered dried fruit in her hands.

Managing Stress with Food

We all experience stress at some point in our lives. Whether it’s physical or mental it’s important to take care of yourself by eating well. Your stomach and your brain work together, and when you are stressed, it can really throw off this important cycle.  How your gut is working can change the neurotransmitters that […]

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January 15, 2021

Citrus fruit cut and squeezed on a white background

How to Grocery Shop during a Pandemic

When I walked through my local grocery store a month ago it literally felt like a zombie movie. There was no pasta, no bread, and hardly any meat. Lots of shelves were nearly empty and that was pretty scary—the idea that my family might become food insecure is something I’ve never had to worry about […]

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April 23, 2020

Jen Lyman, New Leaf Nutrition's dietitian, standing in the kitchen typing on her laptop

We’re-All-Just-Doing-Our-Best Pasta

I am so tired of cooking.  I normally prepare most of the meals for my family, but since the option of going out to eat has been removed it feels a thousand times more exhausting to feed Tony and myself… and I’m only making food for him once a day! I also feel the need […]

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April 16, 2020