Posts by: Felicia Newell

Acid reflux, heartburn, and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) are some of the most common health conditions. In fact, over one billion dollars per year is spent on over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat these ailments, and cases of these conditions are on the rise[1]. Those who suffer from these conditions kn…

With summer in full swing and many people still going after that beach body; the hardcore promoting of fad diets is also in full effect. (Even though we all should know by now if you have a body and go to the beach… you already have a beach body). “Turn your body into a fat burning machine!” “Lose 10 lbs in a week!” “F…

You may have heard the term ‘eat seasonally’ touted by nutrition experts, foodies, and chefs alike. But what does that mean, and what are the benefits to eating seasonal foods? Also, what are the benefits of consuming foods from this season – summer! We’ll discuss in this article. Eating seasonally basically means incl…

May is National Celiac Awareness Month! Before we dive into the specifics a gluten-free diet, it’s important to cover some stats on celiac disease and why it is so important for those with the disease to follow a gluten-free diet. Did you know celiac disease is now recognized as one of the most common chronic diseases…

You may have heard buzz around the internet about the ‘Low FODMAP Diet’ being the next ‘in’ diet for weight loss and overall health. My job as a health professional is to clear things up so that you have all the facts. The low FODMAP diet is not a weight loss diet, or a diet that will promote overall wellbeing for the…

March is Nutrition Month! Nutrition is the basis of living a healthy lifestyle. I’m sure you know this, but your body is very complex; each and every day there are physical and chemical processes occurring that help you maintain normal physiological function. There are essential nutrients required for normal function t…

It’s important to nourish your heart – it does a lot of hard work for your entire body, and without the right nutrition it can get strained over time and lead to negative health outcomes. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or hardening of the arteries, is caused by fatty deposits building up in the walls of arteries over ti…

There are a lot of myths out there about what people with diabetes “can” and “can’t” have. For the purposes of this post, we will be talking about Type 2 Diabetes, since it is the most common form, and can typically be treated or managed with diet and lifestyle changes. Adopting a healthier lifestyle and managing blood…