Protein for Building Strength: How Much is Enough?

How Much Protein Do We Really Need? Adjusting macronutrients (or “macros” as they are often called, referring to protein, carbohydrates and fat) has been a popular weight loss strategy for many years now. Remember the low fat craze of the 90’s? Now we are seeing shifts to higher fat and higher protein diets in recent…

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Digestive Spotlight: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

I love working with gastrointestinal issues. It seems weird, but I like the challenge of helping clients find dietary solutions to complex symptoms that involve the digestive tract. Often these symptoms include abdominal bloating and/or pain, constipation or diarrhea, excessive gas, acid reflux, and nausea. While diet doesn’t necessarily treat these conditions, often it can…

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Practical Nutrition Strategies for COVID-19

Happy July friends! My, so much has happened since I last blogged in April. It has been hard to even keep up. I’ve been trying to write this post about nutrition and Covid-19 for weeks now, and I think it’s even more timely now that the economy is opening up and our risk for exposure…

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Spring Immune Boosters!

Boosting Your Immune System   Wow, it’s April. Finally. I think most of us thought March would never end! But here we are, and this pandemic continues. Great job fellow Seattleites on your social distancing and staying at home. All signs indicate things are working, so stay the course and we will get through this! Before we…

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Prebiotics & Probiotics: What’s all the Hype About?

By Darieli Sanchez, Dietetic Intern The human body is filled with good and bad bacteria, and while that might sound alarming, the good bacteria work hard to keep us healthy. Most bacteria in the body live in the colon6, where they help break down food, absorb vitamins, protect against harmful bacteria, and more. By consuming…

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Weight Loss: Why is it so damn hard?

You know it’s funny. People often ask me what my favorite type of client to work with is. I usually say something like digestive disorders or food sensitivities. You know why? Because there is generally a methodical way to go about figuring out the root problem and coming up with a well defined plan to…

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