The Wellness Blog

Welcome to the Wellness Blog!

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.

What’s the Point of a Kegel Exercise?

What’s the Point of a Kegel Exercise?

Written by FH Contributor Rachel Louissaint, DPT If we were to ask the average person if they know where their pelvic floor is, we may get a couple of confused looks. Your pelvic floor muscles are not muscles you can see with the naked eye which makes it even more...

Five Minute Fertility-Supporting Meals to Try This Week

Five Minute Fertility-Supporting Meals to Try This Week

Written by FH Contributor, Tangela Kindell Meetings. Doctor’s appointments. Brunch with friends. You’re a savvy, fabulous, and hard-working woman on a journey to fertility and overall wellness. But taking on the world while pursuing your career, education, and other...

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,...

Non-Dairy Calcium Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Non-Dairy Calcium Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Written by FH Contributor, Claudia Carillo Hey ladies, have you heard the saying, "drink milk to make your bones stronger?" At some point in your life, someone has probably told you that one cup of milk a day will help you avoid bone problems in the long run. Well,...

Why You Need Fats On The Regular

Why You Need Fats On The Regular

What comes to mind when you think of fats? Fats don't always get the spotlight, but it really does so much for us. Fats are truly essential. They support many functions in the body such as providing energy, maintaining body temperature, and absorbing important...

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I’m a DC metro-based Women’s Health Dietitian, Podcast Host and Founder of Flourish Heights. Here, I share evidence-based nutrition and wellness tips to help you flourish!