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From chubby kid to lifestyle coach: A dietitian’s tell-all

Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.”

– Brene’ Brown

We live in a world of wellness that is validated by the before and after shot. The left side showing a sad, unfulfilled human in poor lighting with poor posture. On the right, a radiant individual, smiling, shoulders pulled back with confidence, and a six pack chiseled into their midsection…usually with “6 months later” or something along those lines as the caption.

I see this story all the time. My Instagram feed is inundated with this story. This story is everywhere.

But that is not MY story.

The Low Down on Inflammation & How to Calm the Fires

“Chronic inflammation is fine. Until it’s not. And then it’s REALLY not.”

 

When it comes to inflammation and our immune systems, there are elements that are within our control – nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. – and there’s those that are outside of our control – environmental toxins, air pollution, etc. All of these take a toll and add up over time. Think of your immune system like a bucket and each pro-inflammatory trigger is a drop of water in this bucket. Each micro trigger, over time, fills up our immune system bucket…until it overflows!

A Dietitian’s Healthy Travel Checklist

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list.”

– Susan Sontag

Whether traveling across the globe to explore new places and spaces or a few hours away to spend time with friends and family, staying healthy can be a challenge when you’re away from home and usual routines. Fortunately, there are a few items and essentials that can make staying on track a teeny, tiny bit easier. Check out my list below for some helpful additions to your suitcase the next time you travel!