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Recipe Calculations 300% Off? Are You Using Best Practices?

Learn from the best! Using our training course with the book, Recipe Nutrient Analysis: best practices for calculated and chemical analysis, promotes confidence that nutrient values given to clients are accurate.

As the Menu Labeling law is set to take effect in May 2018, the RDN is primed to take the lead role in recipe analysis for foodservice establishments. Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on April 4, 2018 by Savannah Helm.

Reversing Fatty Liver Epidemic with Nutrition and Lifestyle

To date, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in the Western world and may affect as many as 30% of US adults.1 NAFLD is often described as the liver’s manifestation of metabolic syndrome affecting 75% of the persons who are overweight and 90% of those who are obese.2 As a result of the rising incidence in obesity, and gradual changes in hepatic structure and function as we age, the risk of liver disease and related mortality increases.

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This entry was posted in Blog on March 3, 2018 by Savannah Helm.

Intermittent Fasting—Fad or Treatment Option?

“Intermittent fasting” has become a trendy term that means voluntarily not eating for specific periods of time.1 It can mean going for a certain number of hours without food during the day or night or even multi-way fasts.  Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on January 1, 2018 by Savannah Helm.

Best Choices in Fruits and Vegetables

Modern fruits and vegetables descended from wild plants identified by our ancestors as edible. The fruits and vegetables most commonly consumed today ― potatoes, sweet corn, head and Romaine lettuces, onions, apples, bananas, and tomatoes ― have little resemblance in appearance, taste, and nutritional value to the wild plants that grew, and continue to grow in some cases, all over the globe. Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on October 10, 2017 by Savannah Helm.

Latest Research on Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) which ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US.1 Research into the prevention of AD ranges from diet and exercise, to dietary supplements, the microbiome, cognitive training, hypertension control, and the most recent and novel approach, utilizing body composition analysis to reverse or prevent brain changes. No cause has been identified to date. Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on September 9, 2017 by Savannah Helm.

Searching for Sleep?

We spend a third of our life in bed, but unfortunately, that does not always mean restful or sufficient sleep. Sleep deficiency is a major factor in health status. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased obesity due to lower leptin levels which control the appetite, it lowers immunity, interferes with cell repair, and increases cognitive and emotional impairment. Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on June 6, 2017 by Savannah Helm.

Searching for Natural Enteral Feedings?

Enteral nutrition feedings (EN) save lives and help patients maintain their weight and nutritional status when eating by mouth is not possible, sometimes for long periods of time. However, many patients complain about the flavor (when regurgitated) and the medicinal nature of the feedings. Mark was a patient at our local cancer center who was unable to take foods orally, and he asked for alternatives to the typical processed tube feeding. He wanted meals with his family and similar foods to what they ate, so his wife considered blending home meals. Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on May 5, 2017 by Kathy King.

Autoimmunity and Nutrition Therapies

Forty years ago, most physicians believed autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, and Graves’ disease were incurable, irreversible, potentially debilitating or life-threatening, and progressive once they began. Today, we know that although genetics plays an estimated 25 percent role in their development, environment and lifestyle play larger roles in both triggering and reversing the autoimmune continuum.

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This entry was posted in Blog on by Kathy King.

Focus is on the Gut

You may wonder why we offer so many courses written by physicians and dietitians that deal with gut health. The facts are in the research that confirms what clinical observation and practice have been saying for years:1-7  Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on by Kathy King.

Calcium Paradox and Bone Health?

After looking at over 1,200 studies, book author, Dr. Amy Lanou, PhD, challenges us to look at bone health differently.  Is osteoporosis really caused by a deficient calcium intake? Are high calcium foods and supplements the answer to restoring bone calcium? Continue reading >

This entry was posted in Blog on by Kathy King.