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Thyroid disease and nutrition

Thyroid disease has become increasingly more common within the United States, as up to 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid disease throughout their lifetime. Women are 5-8 times more likely to develop thyroid disease than men. There are many forms of thyroid disease including goiter, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, and thyroiditis, but the two …

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Utilization of nutrition products in weight loss programs

Losing weight is one of the toughest tasks to accomplish for many patients. Not only does it require determination, consistency, and willpower, but navigating weight loss in today’s “diet culture” is an additional challenge. This is why practitioner-guided weight loss programs are of great importance. The ability to create and maintain proper utilization of nutrition …

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Inflammation and Obesity

Like obesity, inflammation has been identified as a common contributing factor to many chronic diseases. But how are the two interconnected? Adipose tissue, or fat cells, are an active endocrine organ which modulates and synthesizes hormones and various metabolites. These processes are amplified when obesity is present (Lee et al 2013). Some of the metabolites …

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Nutrition Therapy for Long Covid

By Katie Chapmon, MS, RD March of 2022 marks the two-year anniversary when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. By now, most everyone has been diagnosed with or known someone who has developed symptoms from the virus. Research is well-documented on the short-term manifestations of the virus including fever, shortness of breath, …

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