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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.

Why You Need Pumpkin in Your Diet this Season

Why You Need Pumpkin in Your Diet this Season

By: Lauren Scheuneman, Wellness Writer, FH Content Contributor  Hey there, Pumpkin! Whether or not you are a self-proclaimed PSL aficionado, this winter squash can do wonders when added to your eating routine! From breads, to chili and smoothie bowls, the...

Breast Self-Awareness: 5 things you must do

Breast Self-Awareness: 5 things you must do

Written by Tiffany Woodus, MD/OBGYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Breast self-examination (regular, repetitive self inspection of the breast with the goal of detecting breast cancer) is no longer recommended by the American Cancer Society or the U.S. Preventive Services...

Keep Your Bowels Moving Regularly With These Tips

Keep Your Bowels Moving Regularly With These Tips

Alright ladies, we’re just going to go right out there and say it. Constipation is no joke. Seriously, it stinks. Bloating, cramps, and pain are just a few of the uncomfortable side effects you may be faced with, so if these sound familiar to you, you are definitely...

What to Know About Soy

What to Know About Soy

Written by FH Contributor, Claudia Carillo Soy is a nutrient-dense legume and edible bean, commonly used to make soy milk and tofu. Soy's health benefits are a hot topic in nutrition research, as throughout the years, findings have been very controversial. However,...

How to Beat Period Fatigue

How to Beat Period Fatigue

Got period fatigue? No worries, it’s pretty common. During prime PMS time our estrogen levels (female sex hormone) rise, then falls which can leave you feeling fatigued.  Fatigue before and during the period: what causes it? Hormones The roller coaster ride that is...

Hi, I’m Valerie!

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