By Lila Volkas, Nutrition Consultant Alumna The internet is chock full of “anti-inflammatory” foods, beverages, herbs, and supplements. But what is inflammation and why do we want to reduce it? The word “inflame” means to “light on fire.” When our bodies encounter something harmful, like injury, infection, or stress, they react with the “heat” of inflammation. Inflammation
By Alla Marinow, B.A., N.C., Bauman College Alumna Genetics + You Genetics is the new buzzword in the health industry. Initially, taking a genetic test satisfied our curiosity about our ancestral roots. Now, many people take genetic tests to determine whether they have predispositions to diseases. Some fear that the results from genetic testing are
By Salima Saunders, Nutrition Consultant Alumna I’ve always been passionate about nutrition and enjoyed sharing health tips and tricks, but I never thought I could turn this pastime into a career. Then, as a second-year MBA student, I decided to simultaneously pursue my passion for nutrition by enrolling in Bauman College’s Nutrition Consultant Program. After
By Lila Volkas, Nutrition Consultant Alumna You know the saying you are what you eat? Well it’s true! And more accurately, you are what you assimilate and don’t eliminate. In order to break our food into the essential nutrients that feed our cells and make up who we are, we need our digestive systems to
Written by Lia Rubinoff, Nutrition Consultant graduate Fad diets are everywhere. From Paleo to the South Beach diet, through the Zone diet and back to Atkins, countless weight-loss plans have cropped up over the years, each offering varying degrees of efficacy and theoretical support. Part of the allure is how wildly successful (at least at the outset) these diets can
Listen to Natural Chef graduate, Neha Jamani, discuss her journey from student to co-owner of Sesame restaurant in Dubai, where she hosts a Dinner with Doctor series that pairs medicine and nutrition with delicious food.
What is your name and occupation? Jody Perrecone, Certified Nutrition Consultant Where are you from originally and what led you to Bauman College? I am from Rockford, Illinois, which is 75 miles northwest of Chicago. I had the privilege of working for Dr. Hans Diehl, the founder of CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) for 12