Are Your Hormones Causing Weight Gain?

The following post was written by guest blogger and dietitian, Mary Ellen Williams, from MaryEllenRD.com. With each year that passes, Americans’ waistline gets larger and larger. It is no secret that we have a weight problem in this country. The basic, textbook explanation for weight gain is eating more…

The Ketogenic Diet: A Dietitian’s Review

In the science community, few things have been debated as much as “carbohydrate vs. fat”. You can find dietitians on either end of the spectrum. Most functional medicine practitioners promote a more high-fat, lower carbohydrate lifestyle. On the other hand,  medical organizations such as the American Heart…

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their lives. But, many people struggling with stomach issues haven’t even heard of it! In this post, we will cover how IBS is diagnosed, common conventional treatments, and alternative holistic options. If the word…

Should I Eat Gluten-Free?

Written by guest blogger, Mary Ellen Williams, RD from MaryEllenRD.com The gluten debate. It’s everywhere. The food industry has made a fortune from selling gluten-free products. To be exact, around 15.6 billion dollars last year. Now, it’s important to say that gluten ain’t the…

Do I Need a Multivitamin?

Have you ever heard someone say “don’t take a multivitamin, you’re wasting your money”? Me too. So, what’s the truth? Do we need a multivitamin or not? And if so, then how do we know which one to choose? First, let’s tackle this question: do you…

Why You Should Avoid Dieting as Your New Year’s Resolution

That’s right! Now is the time we get BOMBARDED with “New Year, New You” diet talk. What if I told you that going on a weight loss diet is one of the worst New Year’s Resolutions you could make? Yep! Here’s why you should not…

The Foolproof Guide to Homemade Salad Dressings

Whenever I tell someone that I’m a registered dietitian, a common question to follow is whether I tell people to eat salad all day. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of that question, because “salad” can have a super negative connotation to…

Manage Stress Naturally With These 7 Foods

Can food help us manage our stress naturally? Short answer, yes. But which foods should we be eating when we feel the most stressed? As we juggle multiple roles in our complex society, a large group of us struggle from the physical effects of chronic stress. Our bodies have a…

7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time for family, friends, traditions, and thankfulness. Unfortunately, it’s also a common time for overeating, feelings of guilt, and unwanted weight gain. How can we find a happy medium to, dare I say, have our cake and eat it too? We don’t…

5 Reasons to Eat Seasonally

Imagine this. You’re at a fall festival biting into a tart, crunchy apple. Or, you’re at home, the snow is falling outside and you are cuddled up on the couch with a mug of homemade beef potato stew. Perhaps it’s July, and you&#8217…