Kindred Nutrition

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Food Trends: New Year; New Gimmicks?

With every new year comes new gimmicks. Um, I mean diets or food trends. Yes that's what we'll call it.  I'm going to be honest with you, the New Year kind of drives me nuts. It's not that I don't appreciate a resolution or a desire to change, it's that I don't get why it can only happen in January and why it has to be something totally unconventional. There's no need for me to point out specifics or name call here but let's discuss a couple of things just to give you food for thought.

What miraculous ingredients does a shake have that helps you burn fat, build more muscle, or replace an actual complete meal?  Doesn't it get you a little angry that the people marketing this product assume you trust everything printed on a label and then have the nerve to sell you the product for a ridiculous amount of money?  How can a powder, which is degraded protein, be more wholesome than the real thing and why on earth does this single product have more protein than you require in a single meal? Eating more protein than you need, just like any other macronutrient, increases fat storage.

How about the "ho hum" diet.  "Eliminate this completely and your body will no longer suffer from inflammation."  How do we test for inflammation? Don't you worry you can do an online assessment and we can just tell based on your answers.  Never mind that one of the main food groups we are eliminating helps prevent against osteoporosis and vitamin deficiencies.

Or how about forcing yourself to fast for a day or 2. Don't worry, you are training your body to utilize it's fat stores more efficiently.  It doesn't matter a single bit what you eat when off the fast because your body will learn now to muddle through and bam your metabolism will be so efficient.

I am not against believing in something. In fact, believing in something and surrounding yourself with like people helps with accountability and success, but it's exhausting to see how the media and billion dollar companies are manipulating people.

The fact is there isn't a food or shake out there that can tell your body to digest or absorb it differently.  If you fast your body will be forced to go into anabolism. Your body will store your next meal and your metabolism will suffer greatly. Give it some time.

I've gotten used to this cycle so I'll just ignore the commercials and all the ads on the internet while I gear up up for May, Kindred's biggest month. The month when everyone comes to me for their second resolution.  I will welcome all my new clients with great empathy after they tell me their story and talk about how much they've drained their bank account.  We'll start a new plan and it will focus on whole foods, science, & feasibility. We'll work together until he or she is confident to stand alone and when we see each other in public, we will politely smile ear to ear because of the new truth and understanding of how much your life can change in a realistic, more affordable way.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Spotlight: Feeling Lean in 2015 Contest - Change your life & win $500!


Kindred Nutrition Presents ....


                     Feelin’ Lean in 2015
      12 Week Challenge $500 Cash Prize!!




  • Resting Metabolic Rate Test and reading ($90 value)
  • Weekly individual follow up based on intake Weekly weigh ins
  • Weekly results and placing
  • Weekly motivation
  • 20% off all Kindred Nutrition products until May 1st


***Dates: Monday January 12 - Monday April 6***

Entry fee: $50 monthly auto enrollment through March ($150 total)
Valued at $290!

Call or email today to start feeling lean in 2015! 
Sign up with a friend!
Kindrednutrition@gmail.com
301-580-0008 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Spotlight: Meet our New Dietitian Denise Garofalo RD,LDN





Denise Garofalo, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist has been actively involved in her profession of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1976. Denise was Director of Nutrition at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Psychiatric Division, where she acquired skills and knowledge for the complex treatment of eating disorders. Simultaneously, Denise pioneered the concept of Nutritionists in private practice in Westchester County, NY. As an expert in food and nutrition, Denise entertained many a crowd with her public speaking engagements and food demonstrations and ran her own health and nutrition series on cable TV. Denise’s extensive counseling experience spans the life cycle. Working with all age groups from nutrition in pregnancy to geriatric nutrition in health and disease, Denise offers a common sense approach to healthy eating and modifying eating behaviors. As a steward for the UConn Clean Waters program and avid organic vegetable gardener, Denise influenced many to protect precious land for agriculture and water for drinking. Denise prides herself in excellent home cooking and can whip up a recipe that’s best for you. Currently, Denise represents nutrition as a team member at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center Transplant Institute.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spotlight: New Products and Services

At Kindred Nutrition, I am always looking at ways to accommodate our community.  After weeks of planning I am very excited to announce the following added value services:

YOGA continues @ our office
  • Tuesdays 7-8:15 PM - Yoga for Beginners with Sally Jones-Rooy
  • Thursdays 6:30-7:45 PM Vinyasa for Beginners by Vicky Kadan and Venus Elliott
We will be adding the following classes as follows:
  • Monday 10-11am - Gentle Yoga rotating with Vicky Kadan and Sally Jones-Rooy
  • Friday 10-10:30- Meditation class with Vicky Kadan

Call 301-580-0008 or sign up here for more info (click on yoga, Amy Goldsmith, time)
New fees are as follows: $15/drop in, $50 for a 4 block, $75/month unlimited yoga. You will receive a color coded punch card for blocks and unlimited.

Addition of new dietitian and nutrition appointments added:

  • Starting in November Kindred Nutrition welcomes Denise Garofalo, RD LDN to our team. She comes with field expertise in the nutrition field. Stay tuned for her bio.
  • Denise will be adding evening hours starting 11/12/14 3-6PM and Saturday hours 9am-12.  Call 301-580-0008 to schedule or schedule here (click on Denise, Initial Assessment, time)

Collaboration with Children First Pediatrics
  • Starting Friday 11/7/2014 Amy Goldsmith will be seeing clients @ Children First Pediatrics 2401 Research Blvd, Suite #370, Rockville, MD 20850.  This allows for more convenience to the Montgomery County community.  Please call 301-580-0008 to schedule or if you are a current patient the office can get you an initial assessment starting today by calling their office.

Collaboration with Anytime Fitness
  • Kindred and Anytime Fitness are excited to provide a UNIQUE experience with Anytime Fitness.  Starting 12/3/14 Kindred will host a cooking class 5:30-6:30 PM @ our office. We will show you how to plan, cook, and taste a sample day of nutrition. "See it, Taste it, Do it"
  • Look for Amy @ the gym starting December 15th.  "Ask Amy" any of your nutrition questions. I'll be there from 9-11 am.
First Series of Cooking Classes 
  • Monday November 10th starts our Better Living Cooking Classes.  First up: Holiday Favorites. Class is 6:30-7:30 PM. Cost is $25/person
  • Stay tuned for info on next class December 15th - same time, same place.
I hope you are as excited about all the added value services as we are.  Call today to schedule or ask any questions 301-580-0008.  Be Healthy!




Thursday, September 25, 2014

We are moving: New classes and services




Kindred Nutrition is growing and with growth we are moving across the hall.  Our street address remains the same but we will be in Suite A starting Wednesday 10/1/2014.

The most exciting thing is our new space will include a working kitchen, a pantry for makeovers, and a yoga studio.  

Kindred is adding many things to our products and services:

-Cooking classes for adults
-Cooking classes for children
-Individual meal planning and production
-Family meal participation and processing (for Eating Disorder Clients)

Stay tuned for class descriptions and sign ups.

YOGA

Kindred Nutrition has been a proponent of the integration of yoga for the last 2 years and we are proud to announce our partnership with The Yoga House.  The Yoga House team will be collaborating with Kindred Nutrition to focus on breath and meditation, strength, and body awareness, important foundations to health.  Classes begin10/7/2014 and are open now.  Weekly classes will be Tuesdays 7P-8P, Thursdays 6:30P-7:30 P, and Saturdays 8A-9A.  

Classes are filling up! So don't delay!

Call 301-580-0008 now or sign up here

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Insightful Intern: The Final Week!


        I can’t believe my time at Kindred as the Insightful Intern is over! This summer has gone by ridiculously fast when surprisingly, I wanted it to slow down. Although I am excited to finally be getting back to school, I’m sad to have to leave Kindred behind. 

        At the beginning of this summer, I had no idea what to expect. I found out last minute that I was coming home for the summer. When I returned home, I realized that I had nothing planned for the next 3 months. So after that rather frantic realization, I decided to email Amy about the possibility of interning at Kindred Nutrition. I am so thankful that she decided to give me a chance and that she didn’t mind me following her around all summer!

        Interning has completely changed my outlook on the dietetics field. I’ve said it before but learning in the classroom can only get you so far. I’ve learned so much this summer from Amy and all the Kindred clients.

- I’ve learned about owning your own practice and all the time and effort that it takes.

- I’ve learned how to give a realistic meal plan and how to customize it for every client.

- I learned about insurance and blood tests.

- I’ve learned about Eating Disorders, Celiac’s Disease, Thyroid conditions and food intolerances. I now understand the right nutritional therapy to treat all of these and many more.

But most importantly, I learned that I am 100% sure that I want to be a Registered Dietitian. With every appointment I shadowed in and every client I spoke to, I can see myself doing this in two years.

        My next step is finishing out my senior year strong and applying to an official Dietetic Internship for the following year. I know that all the skills that I have collected at Kindred will carry me through to where I want to be. This is definitely not my last time at Kindred though, and I look forward to coming back and seeing everyone again soon!

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Insightful Intern: Week 6


       These last 6 weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now there is only 1 week remaining. When I start to think of myself being in Amy’s shoes in 2 years it’s just the motivation I need to finish up my senior year. This internship has been like looking into my future and now I just need to push through one year of school and one year of an official internship to get where I want to be.

       I think what I am looking forward to most about being a dietitian, besides finally being done with classes, is having my own clients. I’ve seen a lot of Amy’s clients multiple times and it just hit me that I won’t continue to work with them or monitor their progress after next week. When you see people once a week for the entire summer, you definitely build a relationship and want to see them succeed. Dietetics is not a job that you leave at the office. I’ve found myself brainstorming about struggling clients at home and rooting for their success through every obstacle. Now it’s like beginning to read a book, but not being able to know the end. In a few years, when I have my own clients, I will be able to see them from start to finish and all that is in between. I will be able to witness my very own success stories just like I’ve seen at Kindred.

       Receiving a dietetics degree is definitely not an easy task. Although I still have my last and most challenging year ahead of me, I now believe that I have all the tools that will help get me to graduation and hopefully onto my next step of attaining a position for my official dietetics internship. Just one more week at Kindred and then its back to Florida State for me!

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