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.

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Sweet Cherries

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Sweet Cherries

This blog post is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers Ladies! It’s sweet Northwest cherry season, which means now is the best time to load up so you can eat them while they’re at their freshest. And, don’t forget to stock up now and simply freeze, dry or can them to...

5 Ways to Connect With Your Body

5 Ways to Connect With Your Body

Hey girl, how connected are you to your body? Your body is a great communicator. It's constantly working and takes no days off so it's up to you to listen and get in all the way in tune. That takes lots of practice. But it's never too late to begin. Getting in touch...

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...

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!