A Winning Combination

Nutrition research is a mess, right??!! Much of it is funded by big business…or the studies are poorly designed…or the sample size is too small to be meaningful. 

Let me help you cut through the noise: A preponderance of evidence — dating back decades and consisting of all types of study designs — shows that whole food plant-based nutrition is the healthiest nutrition pattern for humans. Whether we aim to support our gut microbiome, keep blood flowing smoothly through our blood vessels, or enhance the ability of our immune system to fight off infection and cancer, whole plant foods make it happen. The fiber and phytonutrients found in whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds supercharge our natural ability to fight disease and aging. 

In addition to optimizing nutrition and other lifestyle habits, medication can provide a powerful boost to weight loss efforts. Newer medications help decrease food cravings, increase satiety after eating and regulate blood sugar, all of which support weight loss.  Fortunately, we are in stock with brand name Ozempic (Semaglutide) for local Santa Cruzans and other clients throughout California and in Connecticut.

Lifestyle and medication — a winning combination