National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Important Facts, Dangerous Fiction Every 62 minutes, at least one person dies from an eating disorder. Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder and 10 million of these are men. While most people have heard of some celebrities with eating disorder like anorexia and bulimia, few appreciate just how widespread and dangerous eating disorders …

Pacific Northwest Spring-Summer Foods & Foraging Guide

We are full swing of the amazing summer vibes here in the PNW and we are loving it. One of my very favorite things to do in the Snoqualmie Valley is to pick wildflowers, forage true dandelions and other forest delights, go to the San Juans and forage seaweed (soon to happen on our family trip to Lopez Island), stop …

Kids’ Meal Planning

FLEX FORMULA MEAL PLANNING FOR KI DS  Step 1: Select the 5 elements of tasty, balanced meal. If possible, encourage your kids to get involved in this process (e.g. let each child pick out an ingredient) to increase their interest in whole foods, healthy eating, and the chance they will try new foods and flavors! Notes: These are general guidelines …

Rebuilding Healthy Boundaries

Healing Intestinal Permeability with Nutrition & Lifestyle Written by Emily Grochowski, MS, RDN WHAT IS LEAKY GUT OR INCREASED INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY? While most of us are familiar with the digestive and absorptive functions of our digestive tract, fewer people are aware of the gut’s critical role as a protective barrier against harmful entities like microbes and toxins. Approximately 80% of …

Understand Your Body on a Cellular Level

Have you ever wondered if what you are eating is actually absorbed by your cells? What does that number on the scale really mean? As nutritionists, many people come to us in hopes to lose weight and reduce that pesky number. We rarely use the scale to provide the answer to our clients’ health. It’s incredibly important to look deeper …

How Can a Nutritionist Help You and Your Patients?

One of the most common assumptions of a nutritionist is that we facilitate weight loss. Of course, we can help with this goal, but there are many other areas of health and medicine in which someone can work with us. In fact, most of our clients are working with us because they either have an on-going health or medical condition …