Kim Yawitz is a registered dietitian nutritionist in St. Louis, Missouri.
Since August 2017, she’s been working with sports nutrition and weight management clients for a private practice.
Prior to joining a private practice, Kim worked as an inpatient clinical dietitian, developing nutrition care plans for patients with health concerns ranging from autoimmune disease to critical illness.
In addition to her work with clients, Kim is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She loves weightlifting and trail and obstacle course racing. When she’s not writing or seeing clients, you might find her trying to keep up with her three young children.
Learn more about Kim:
- Instagram: @kimyawitz_rdn
- Website: kimyawitz.com
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Weight loss is one of the most common health goals.
A low-calorie meal plan can help you achieve this goal.
One such plan proposes 1,500 calories per day—but this may not be the appropriate amount for everyone.
Here, we will help you determine if a 1,500 calorie diet is right for you and offer tips on how to find success on a low-calorie diet.
Many women experience uncomfortable and frustrating changes to their body with every monthly cycle.
Among these discomforts are hormonal and behavioral fluctuations that can make weight loss even more challenging than it already is.
But losing weight, even when on your period, is possible.
This article takes a look at how your menstrual cycle impacts the hormones that influence your body weight, and how premenopausal women can still achieve their weight loss goals.
But first, let’s review some menstrual cycle basics.
[Last updated 9th January, 2019]
The 3-Day Military Diet has been a popular weight loss diet for many years.
This diet website claims that the plan is “one of the best diets out there for fast weight loss without supplements or pills”.
So, does The 3-Day Military Diet deliver on those promises? Let’s take a look.
You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics?
Despite the similarity in names, there are some key differences.
While probiotics rightfully get a lot of praise from health experts, prebiotics are important as well.
So, what are prebiotics, and how can you get more of them?
Keep reading to learn more about the power of prebiotics.
[31st October, 2018]
Fecal impaction is fairly common, particularly in older adults and people who are bedridden.
In fact, one study found that 42% of seniors in a geriatric ward had experienced it (1).
It’s not usually a big deal once its resolved, but untreated impaction can result in very serious medical complications. It can also increase the risk of future impactions.
So what is fecal impaction, and can it be treated at home? Let’s take a look at the evidence.
[Last Updated 5th October, 2018]
H. pylori is a very common bacteria.
Many people have it and don’t even realize it. However, it’s sometimes difficult to treat and can cause serious health problems in some cases.
Certain foods and supplements have been reported to fight H. pylori alone and in combination with standard medical treatments.
This article explores how well diet and other natural treatments work against H. pylori.