In the Client Spotlight!

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“Working with you was the first time I have ever worked with a nutritionist and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now having done so I can confidently say I’m very happy I did!

As a result of our work together I changed daily food choices in my lifestyle including but not limited to: ditching sugary creamer, consuming less coffee, drinking more water, adding in kale to my daily egg breakfast routine (which I love), lowering my overall weight average by 5 pounds (my husband lost about 10lbs), incorporating more veggies in my meals, and most importantly getting my digestion back on track. I’m proud to say I’m “regular.” 🙂 I also no longer weigh myself after ‘eating bad’ and punish myself by skipping meals. I give myself grace and let my body get back into balance.

Adrienne, you are a wealth of health knowledge! I loved listening to your ideas on how to achieve my overall best level of health—both body and mind, internal and external. I also really enjoyed the ways you help break down my calls to action after each meeting. Additionally, you are full of grace and never made me feel bad if I didn’t stick with something we agreed to. Another benefit is that I look at food and my body in a healthier way. I also think more about ways to improve my mental health on a daily basis by doing things that bring me joy and help my brain breathe.

I’m also happy I did this program as I recently found out I am pregnant with our second child! I feel like it will be easier to cut out coffee now as well as deal with the hormones and cravings for things like nachos and sweets. I know I’ll be eating healthier as a whole.

The most important thing I tell others that you will learn so much about food, your body, and yourself and you’ll be so thankful you did!”

– Christine Y., London, Ohio


You know what ‘sparks joy’ for us? Well this client was not only a lovely, bubbly person to work with but her enthusiasm and gratitude for all she had accomplished reminded us of why we do this work. It is a great honor to guide her, and all clients, from a place where they feel stuck, hurt and in pain, or feeling like something is ‘off’ to where they feel light, whole, confident, and vibrant! Our long-standing mission in life is to help others heal and reach their potential. Thank you for allowing us to work our magic :).

Stay tuned, more client spotlights to come!

Exercise to Fight the Flu

Exercise can improve and maintain overall health, act as a  therapy for stress relief, and act as a method to sculpt your body. It can also improve immune function and to fight off the common cold and flu typically caught during this time of the year. Here’s what you need to know about exercise and the immune system:

  • Flushes out bacteria from the lungs decreasing the chances for you to catch the cold, flu, or other airborne illnesses
  • Helps to excrete free radicals and carcinogens through increasing the output of waste through urine, sweat, and potentially helping bowel movements
  • Circulates the bodies defense cells (antibodies and white blood cells) at a faster rate throughout the body
  • Help increase the rate of hormones to signal cells of foreign pathogens and viruses
  • Decreases stress and stress related hormones that may increase the chances of getting sick
  • The rise in body temperature prevents bacterial growth and allows the body to fight infections efficiently

Food Focus: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a delightful food that can add sweetness and nutrients to any meal. Sweet potatoes are a great source of something we call beta-carotene. In the body, beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for healthy bones and vision. In addition, Vitamin A also supports a healthy immune system. Since Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, eating your sweet potato with some healthy fat will increase your body’s ability to absorb it. Try mixing in some olive oil to your sweet potato to enhance your body’s absorption ability.

Sweet potatoes are also filled with Vitamin C, Manganese, and antioxidants. I encourage you to eat the skin because it contains additional nutrients! Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate providing lots of fiber for your diet. The fiber will keep you fuller longer as well as help lower your cholesterol. This is a great alternative to a regular potato because it contains many more nutrients. In addition, there are a bunch of fun recipes you can create with sweet potatoes.

Beautiful Body Types

When we think of body types, our minds tend to go to fat, skinny, short, apple-shaped, hourglass, and lots of other funny shapes. Our world is filled with these stereotypes that make us think we have to fit a certain one. When in reality, our bodies are beautiful the way they are. Everyone’s body has a certain structure and genetic makeup that is unique to them. Instead of constantly comparing our bodies and striving for the stick thin figures that we see models in magazines, we should love our bodies the way they are. I am not saying that it is impossible to change your body however it should be done in a healthy way. Aim to be healthy, not to be skinny.

Some people in today’s society are so focused on achieving the “ultimate body” that they sacrifice health by starving themselves or over-exercising to the point of exhaustion. However, this take on diet and exercise will ultimately end in unhappiness. Take your energy and focus it on the positive things in your life. Tell yourself you have an awesome body and by exercising and eating healthy, you are making it even better. Take a positive outlook on your body and you will end up happier and comfortable in your own skin. Think about all the things your body does for you. It gets you from place to place, allows you to have conversations with other, and helps you to enjoy life. In addition, your body maintains all your internal processes to keep you alive. If you take the time to think about how your body supports you and truly appreciate it, you are taking the first step to loving your body. Your body is unique to you and that makes it beautiful!

One Bite Wellness featured in new article on Mother Nature Network

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8 foods that look like body parts

Have you noticed that certain foods look like body parts? Some foods both resemble and nourish specific organs. Ancient herbalists who observed nature believed the appearance of natural things gave clues to its virtues. This “doctrine of signatures,” as it was called, has been lost in today’s smorgasbord of studies, but some food gurus say the concept is not all bananas. Nutritionist Adrienne Raimo of One Bite Wellness tells us why oranges can be such great supporters of breast health.

MNN.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/8-foods-that-look-like-body-parts