The Wellness Blog

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Stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Our evidence-based nutrition and wellness content serves as a tool to help you thrive in your wellness every day.

15 Picnic-Friendly Recipes You Must Try!

15 Picnic-Friendly Recipes You Must Try!

It’s picnic season! Whether you are new to the picnic game or you're a true picnic queen, there's nothing like gathering with your significant other or loved ones to enjoy a great conversation and relax under the sun. All you really need is a blanket, cooler or picnic...

Ladies, Keep Up With Your Iron Levels

Ladies, Keep Up With Your Iron Levels

Did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States? Populations that are at higher risk for developing iron deficiency anemia include, but are not limited to, women who are pregnant,...

Hibiscus Tea and Your Health

Hibiscus Tea and Your Health

Fruits and veggies aren’t the only way to get your daily dose of antioxidants. Hibiscus tea is also full of antioxidant phytochemicals like polyphenols and anthocyanin (the beautiful red color). These compounds can help lower inflammation in the body. It is made by...

9 Activities to Keep the Entire Family Healthy

9 Activities to Keep the Entire Family Healthy

Written by FH Contributor Lauryn Woodruff Spending time with family is a great way to bond and create memories. It is even more rewarding when the time we spend with families can benefit our health. Today is Family Health and Fitness Day! It is a day to spend time...

Ideas to Stay Nourished Even When Your Appetite Sucks

Ideas to Stay Nourished Even When Your Appetite Sucks

How are you feeling, sis? These past few weeks have been A LOT. From COVID-19 to racism against Black Americans, to everything else going on in your life. It's been just too much. But guess what? You are still here. You have the breath of life. Please take a moment to...

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I’m a DC metro-based Dietitian, Speaker and Owner of Flourish Heights. Here, I share evidence-based wellness information to help you live your most healthiest life!