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.

The Scoop On PCOS + Foods To Add

The Scoop On PCOS + Foods To Add

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, often known as PCOS, is a very common hormonal condition in women. It affects around 1 in 10 women of reproductive age around the world. It happens when a woman's ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. It also...

Reasons To Track Your Cycle

Reasons To Track Your Cycle

Are you a period tracking guru or newbie? Tracking your period by logging your start and end dates, associated symptoms, and many health changes throughout the month, can be very helpful. Not only can it give you an estimate of when your next period will arrive, it...

8 Ways to Stay Nourished & Show Your Body Love When Breastfeeding

8 Ways to Stay Nourished & Show Your Body Love When Breastfeeding

What you eat when you're breastfeeding can affect your body and your growing baby. When you eat wholesome foods, it helps to replace the nutrients that your body loses through breastfeeding. When you're a mom, whether you have a newborn or toddler, it can get busy and...

Why Your Body Needs This Bomb Mineral, Zinc

Why Your Body Needs This Bomb Mineral, Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that needs love too! As a matter of fact, it’s required for the functions of over 300 enzymes and involved in many important processes in your body. It metabolizes nutrients, maintains your immune system and grows and repairs body tissues....

Flaxseeds for a woman’s health

Flaxseeds for a woman’s health

What are they? Flax seeds, also known as linseeds are small "oil" seeds that are super nutritious! They are considered a functional food due to its high content of omega-3 fats, fiber and other unique plant compounds that may help prevent or combat disease. Possible...

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!