Romilly Hodges, MS CNS CN IFMCP CKNS, holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and is board certified in nutrition through the American Nutrition Association and in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is involved in education for the healthcare consumer and nutrition professional through clinic residencies, articles, book contributions, online programs, and speaking engagements. She has written for peer-reviewed consultation and is involved in primary clinical research.

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

It’s that super spooky time of year again! My kids absolutely love Halloween—finding costumes, decorations, face paints, parties, spooky food, and treats. What kid (and young-at-heart adult) doesn’t? But, sadly, the lure of all things haunted isn’t always kind to our health. Neurotoxic lead in face paints, toxic chemicals in costumes and plastic accessories, VOCs…

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Pin-Point Precision Personalized Nutrition: A Tale of Two Very Different Weight Loss Success Stories

Last week I ran a nutrient intake analysis (NIA) on a couple of patients of the clinic; let’s call them Ava and Paige. In both these cases, weight loss is one of the primary goals. An NIA is something we regularly do with individuals that we work with to ensure that not only is their…

The Variable Calcium Content in Leafy Greens

Just today I was reviewing a nutrient intake evaluation with a patient of our clinic, let’s call her Trish, who is on (among other things) a dairy-free Food Plan. Since we are sometimes implementing relatively complex elimination diets in our patient population with severe allergic disease, nutritional balance requires careful attention. We regularly request diet…

Organic Sugar Body Scrub

  As a nutritionist, I’m normally cautioning people against sugar, but this is one use that I can fully endorse! I’ve made many batches of this super-easy-to-make scrub in the past, and my latest this morning was with peppermint – zingy! I just love that what I’m putting on my body is completely safe and…

Get Your Health on For the Fourth of July!

Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to go without when it comes to Holidays! Here are some food-related ideas for celebrating Independence Day that will keep you true to your health goals. They are low-carb, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, dairy-free and elimination-diet friendly. But don’t let that fool you, they’re absolutely scrumptious! Use Meat Marinades…