Five on Friday · Nutrition

5 Foods that Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is our body's response to different stressors. Short-term inflammation is beneficial. For example, if you get a cut, the skin surrounding the wound begins to turn red and may swell slightly; these reactions occur to heal the wound. Long-term, or chronic inflammation on the other hand, can be detrimental to our health. This type… Continue reading 5 Foods that Fight Inflammation

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Don’t Dump December! D.TOX Recap

For many, December is a month of holiday parties, indulgence, and saying over and over to ourselves that we'll start to eat better come January 1st. But why wait? I decided to not "dump December" and made a commitment to eating healthy, nourishing foods during the most tempting time of the year. This weekend marks the… Continue reading Don’t Dump December! D.TOX Recap

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El Salvadorian Eats

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to spend a week in El Salvador through my dietetic internship at Missouri State University (MSU). It was the trip of a lifetime and such a rewarding experience! We worked with an organization called Convoy of Hope; a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization based in Springfield, Missouri. While in… Continue reading El Salvadorian Eats