Did you know 1 in every 10 women of childbearing edge is diagnosed with PCOS? Is there anything you can do to prevent or tackle your diagnosed OR undiagnosed PCOS? PCOS, otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, affects every woman differently. You may suffer from irregular menstruation, uncontrollable acne on face, chest and or back, unwanted facial hair, trouble with weight gain, or difficulty with losing weight. These are all common signs and symptoms of PCOS. PCOS
Paleo, keto, pescatarian, vegan, low-FODMAP, Atkins, South Beach, Mediterranean, carnivore, low fat, high protein...how many diets are out there anyway? Are they good or bad? It seems like there is a new diet trend every other day, and it can be challenging to figure out what's worth trying and what's not. First and foremost, you want to ask yourself the F.E.A.D. questions (for more information on this, check out What's the Best Long Term Diet for Me?). There are a few charac
What's the best long-term diet for me? Wow, what a loaded question! Every person's diet is unique, even if you and your partner, friend, or family all follow a paleo, keto, or other "named" diet. The most important thing to remember when picking an approach that works for you is that YOU are in control. You make the rules. You can borrow principles from a number of diets, but you get to decide how to organize them into your plan. That said, there are some key things to consid
The word "diet" means many different things to different people, but usually it doesn't conjure up feelings of fun and enjoyment. Why is this so? According to Merriam-Webster, the basic definition of a diet is "food and drink regularly provided or consumed." This is a pretty neutral definition, friends. According to this definition, we are all on a diet! Despite its definition, the idea of a diet brings with it ideas of restriction, elimination, and avoidance. As a DIETitian,
I am a big believer in the (scientifically supported) idea that there is no such thing as one “best” diet. If it were this easy to find a winner, the entire genre of diet self-help books would be gone, and a diet “bible” would stand in its place. With so many ideas out there, how can you choose the best food plan? At The Functional Kitchen, I put a lot of emphasis on developing individualized diet goals and habits that will lead my clients to their version of optimal health.