Posts by: Felicia Newell

The reality is, we are human and for many reasons, we crave tasty food. Here are the top tips to help combat sweet cravings, if this is something you struggle with. Keep less in the environment Our environment can play a huge role in the choices we make. If we’re constantly bombarded with sweet choices and we enjoy sai…

Sugar is a hot topic these days; the new nutrient/food that society loves to hate. Not saying that it is not somewhat justified – as more and more health organizations and professionals are calling for a large reduction of added sugar in the diet – but demonizing one specific food as the root of all problems tends to d…

Everyone has ups and downs in life. However, there is a difference between your typical ‘feeling glum’ days, and what would be considered medical depression. If you or someone you know struggles with depression, you’re not alone. Depression affects more than 120 million people worldwide, making it the leading cause of…

Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body? These muscles help you move, lift things, pump blood through your body, and even help you breathe. You might think that increasing the amount of muscle you have is a goal only Arnold Schwarzenegger style body builders and athletes should strive for, but you woul…

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…