Gut Health: Digestive Enzymes 101

What the heck are digestive enzymes and why might you need them? Get the inside scoop from a registered dietitian nutritionist here.

After 5,473 days of winter it feels like we can finalllllly start believing it’s really spring, and that summer is just around the corner. We can slowly start coming out of what feels a little bit like hibernation and transition into spring mode, filling our weekends with soccer games and barbecues, pool parties and birthday celebrations, picnics and concerts.

digestive enzymes for gut health

[Hey guys – what follows is a sponsored post I’ve created with a brand that I believe in and we already use in our day to day lives – Renew Life® Digest Smart Enzymes.I feel good about supporting it and hope you do too.]

Our laid-back mostly empty schedule quickly transitions into a packed (but fun-filled) calendar of events. With the gorgeous spring weather comes school events, parties, and barbecues that all seem full of savory, sweet, and just straight up delicious foods.

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staying healthy in the spring

For some people all those food-centric events are no big deal, but for others, eating so many different foods (especially if they’re processed or protein-rich) can cause some discomfort, like gas and bloating. Pretty much exactly what you don’t want when you’re trying to enjoy a fun-filled event or weekend. I mean, the last thing you want to do is put an early-end to your good time because your stomach is betraying you (been there, done that!)

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Bloating and discomfort shouldn’t have to be part of your social schedule, and your shouldn’t have to cancel or avoid food-filled events because you’re not sure how you’re body will react (also been there, done that – I used to be the queen of unfortunate stomach issues before I truly learned what “gut health” meant).

I fee like we hear a lot about “gut health” these days, but we don’t always talk about what it means or why it’s important. The gut is considered the core of your body’s overall health and well-being and can affect your entire body including immune health, energy, happiness, stress and more. (So yeah, just a little important.;))

I’ve talked about the benefits of probiotics before but there’s also other factors that can support gut health and digestion, like enzymes. So let’s talk digestive enzymes for a minute.

digestive enzymes for good gut health

Every meal you eat contains multiple food sources – protein, carbohydrate, fat, and fiber. Your body makes enzymes to break down these foods, but there are times our system could use a little help with digestion (like all those summer barbecues).

What exactly are enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins that control and speed up reactions in the body – our body’s natural digestive enzymes’ role is specifically to help break down food into smaller parts so that our bodies can absorb and utilize them. For example, they help break proteins into amino acids (the “building blocks” of protein) and carbohydrates into simple sugars like glucose. There are tons of enzymes used in the digestive process, each with a specific job or action.

(Curious if something is an enzyme? It usually ends in the suffix “-ase”, like lactase, sucrase, or lipase.  Some other enzymes that get a lot of attention but break this rule are papain and bromelaine, from papaya and pineapple, respectively. )

Many enzymes are produced in the gut lining of the small intestine (as well as the pancreas, salivary glands, stomach, and liver) which is another reason why keeping your gut healthy is so important. (Supporting a health gut can mean things like eating quality prebiotics and probiotics, or using a supplement to help such as Renew Life® Digest Smart Enzymes.)

What can affect adequate enzyme function?

Certain diseases can affect the production of enzymes and sometimes chemicals can get in the way and block their action. Other causes include low stomach acid, inflammation, aging, and chronic stress. (What, stress with a busy social calendar?! Certainly not uncommon.) Failing to adequately break down and digest the food we eat can lead to those uncomfortable post-meal sensations like gas and bloating.

Even though your body makes it’s own enzymes, an enzyme supplement like Renew Life® Digest Smart Enzymes, which contains 25 plant-based, raw enzymes, can provide powerful digestive support when you need it the most, like after eating a third helping of your neighbor’s famous apple pie piled with homemade whipped cream at the end of school neighborhood block party. Taking enzymes before your meal can help break down a variety of foods and dispel gas. If you’re using a supplement, it’s important that it contains multiple enzymes since remember, each one has a different function.  This formula helps breakdown proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber*, and it’s specifically designed to support the digestion of the most problematic foods*.

improving gut health with digestive enzymes

While enzymes can help with the occasional gas, bloating, or indigestion, you should always check with a doctor if you have a specific condition, as food allergies and gut conditions should be addressed separately.

You can also help minimize bloating and discomfort by taking some natural, preventative measures, like drinking plenty of fluids, eating smaller portions, chewing your food thoroughly, eating at a relaxed pace, and exercising regularly (or even taking a slow stroll after a meal).

So as you start to pack your spring with fun events like barbecues, parties, and concerts, don’t forget to keep supporting that healthy gut, since it plays a role in so much of your overall wellbeing, from your immune system to your mood.

healthy guts healthy kids* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

[[Just a reminder, this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Digest Smart Enzymes.]]

 

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Stay Healthy, Active, and SANE During the Winter

Hey guys – the following is a sponsored post I’ve created with a brand that I believe in and we already use in our day to day lives. I feel good about supporting it and hope you do too. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and active winter season despite all the potential for blah, boredom, and bad bugs – boost immune system this winter with Renew Life Formulas!

We spent the last week essentially trapped at home, with a school holiday overlapping a bigger-than-predicted snow storm (here in NC we don’t have a million plows that get to work the minute the flurries start – we have to wait until they get to us, if that happens before the snow melts. We usually end up getting plowed by whatever leftover construction equipment that can be found). Eventually we were able to get outside and take full advantage of the fun that snow provides – sledding, snowball fights, questionable looking snowmen – but the first couple days were that miserable kind of dreary grey with the snow still coming down and the wind attacking your face no matter which way you turn. Not the kind of weather you muster through with a two and six year old.

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While the time off school was certainly fun, I think most of us can agree that there’s only so much fun that can be had before cabin fever sets in and you start bouncing off the walls. And when your kids bounce off the walls on a good day, it’s needless to say that things can get just a bit crazy if you don’t get a little creative. Not to mention it’s hard to stay active and healthy when you feel like you’re stuck indoors all the time. {Seriously, being a mom during a dreary winter takes some serious guts.}

 

Here are some of the ways we fight off the winter crazies and keep our family active and operating at 100%:

– Couch cushion forts (sneaky mom-hack: toss a vacuum in the mix and trick the kiddos into cleaning for you)

– Stream a workout and make it a game (hey, might as well use technology to your advantage) – this one  does triple duty: let’s me squeeze in a bit of a workout, entertains the kids (at least for the first 10 minutes), and burns off some of that we’re-stuck-inside-again energy.

– Obstacle courses – using whatever you can get your hands on – pillows, toys, even streamers to create a “web” in a hallway.

– Workout equipment in disguise: think jump ropes, mini trampolines, and music-filled dance parties.

– Hot cocoa and marshmallows {because what snow day is complete without hot chocolate?} We boost it up a bit by adding turmeric for everyone and give a little kick with cayenne for the grownups {although my 2 year old has no problems stealing mine and finishing it, spice and all}.

turmeric hot cocoa for immunity

While most moms were pulling their hair out about another day out of school, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t upset they were missing a week of nasty germ exposure. The flu is running rampant around here (and everywhere), not to mention the ever-present snotty noses and hacking coughs that seem to follow kids around all winter long.

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And while avoiding germs is certainly helpful, it’s not exactly practical unless you have a snowstorm as an excuse to hide out.

So we do what we can to boost immunity:

Shoes at the door (hey, husband, I’m looking at you here). It’s amazing all the junk our shoes can track in (and my floors are messy enough without the extra dirt thank you very much), so we check them the at the door. (Baskets everywhere are your friend.)

Kid-safe essential oils. I use an immunity-boosting blend in the kids’ rooms at night, as well as use it to make safer hand sanitizer (which admittedly I’m not great about remembering to use) and cleaners for “big touch” items like doorknobs. We also use a sniffles and cough blend for when there are actual signs of illness on the brink (which basically means always for my 2 year old).

Elderberry. We use this as a preventative measure (my kids actually beg for it) as well as have it on hand in case illness strikes, when we’d up the dose and frequency. It can supposedly decrease the duration of the flu by 3 days, with no icky drug side effects. Hopefully we won’t have to test the claim ourselves.

Vitamins and fish oil. I’m not even going to pretend my kids eat well enough on a daily basis to meet all of their micronutrient needs, so we fill the gaps with a multi and a fish oil that contains vitamins A + D. Vitamin D is a HUGE immunity booster and so important in maintaining gut health.

Probiotics. Probiotics are amazing powerhouses that help keep our guts healthy, balanced, and functioning optimally.

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Why is keeping the gut healthy so important, especially during these crazy months of winter weather? As strange as it sounds, up to 70% of your immune system is in your gut.

Did you know that in addition to your immune-system, your gut is directly related to your mood?! Up to 95% of your serotonin (the feel-good hormone) is created in your gut. Just another reason to keep that gut healthy – to keep you happy, especially during the dreary winter months when you’re stuck inside. (And seriously, I’ll take all the mood-boosting I can get!)

Practicing health-ful habits and taking positive preventative actions like taking a daily probiotic can help keep your gut (and therefore your immune system + your mood) operating at it’s prime. Our family uses Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics (the kiddos use the chewable version), which are gluten and dairy free. The Extra Care Probiotic has 30 billion live cultures per capsule with 10 scientifically studied strains (each strain plays a different role), supporting digestive and immune health.

I know talking about gut health isn’t exactly riveting and exciting, but if it weren’t for a healthy gut, there’s no way I’d be able to handle staying active + energetic while keeping two young kids up and at ‘em. To me, it’s essential to my physical and mental health. Operating at my best literally starts from within.

 

How do you stay healthy and active during these potentially dreary winter months?

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[Just a reminder, this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics.]

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Why I’m NOT an Anti-Diet Dietitian

The anti-diet movement is taking over and I absolutely love it – and loathe it – at the same time. Here’s why:

There’s a growing movement of registered dietitians and other health professionals being ANTI-diet. They’re spreading the message that diets are bad. Diets are evil. Diets don’t work. Diet is a four-letter word, run run run run away from diets.

It’s a message that needs to be spread, and it’s true: diets can be pretty ugly.

But they can also be life-changing and life-saving.

I’ll state it upfront and obviously: I fully support the anti-diet movement. I LOVE the concept of HAES (Health at Every Size). I absolutely agree and support the notion that you are NOT your weight; your worth has nothing to do with your plate or your fork or what does or doesn’t go into your mouth. You do not need to count calories to determine your success in life. You don’t need to measure your food or deprive yourself or associate your mental well-being with what’s in your fridge. Foods aren’t evil and foods aren’t inherently good or bad; they’re food. (And if we could all focus a little bit more on body positivity the world might just be a better place.)

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But what about when foods are evil? What about when they are bad? For you. For just you; your body, your digestive system, your hormones, your health at this one exact moment in time.

Because it’s a reality. There are certain foods that do not support certain people’s health, or do not support their health at a particular point in time. I’ve experienced it in my own life and I experience it on a daily basis in my own nutrition practice. What people put in their body can make or break their health, their mood, their pain.

I’m in no way saying these foods are in fact bad, but if they’re making someone feel like crap and causing something in their body to not operate at it’s prime, it’s a problem.

Anti-diet dietitians are great – but I’m not one of them

Personally I had a really hard time accepting that concept as a truth for a long time. I used to operate on a “there are no bad foods” mentality and that there were no reasons to eliminate entire food groups except if you didn’t like them. But then my first son was born with severe food sensitivities. His quality of life drastically improved by eliminating specific foods. Because I was breastfeeding at the time, I eliminated those foods in order to ensure he wasn’t exposed to them. I couldn’t have told you at the time, but now years later I can tell you what a positive impact it made on my whole health – physical and mental – (but that’s a story for a different time).

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So what was I supposed to do? Here I was a practicing dietitian agreeing that people don’t need diets, then suddenly my life, and my son’s life, revolved around a very specific diet. I felt like the biggest fraud for a really long time. I couldn’t reconcile the idea of posting a recipe that intentionally excluded certain food groups and still maintaining my integrity that all foods can fit, so I just…stopped.

But here’s the thing.:

Not all foods fit for all people all the time.

And that’s ok. Did you hear me? That’s ok.

I know I’m more prone to it because of my field, but I’m bombarded daily with messages that seem to be telling me I’m doing something wrong or I’m “less than” by supporting a specific diet. That all diets are evil and you’re a bad person if you don’t eat gluten or dairy or heck I don’t know purple vegetables.

But the thing is, some people NEED diets. I’m not talking calorie-counting, obsessive scale-watching, random diets. I’m talking specific, intentional, therapeutic diets. I consider them a prescription the same way I consider what your doctor gives you when you have strep throat a prescription.

These prescriptive tools can have a massive impact on someone’s health.

They can relieve pain, alleviate depression, reverse type 2 diabetes or thyroid problems. They can prevent surgery and improve quality of life. They can cure an infant’s reflux and let them sleep for the first time in their life (can you tell I may have experienced that last one?Smile). They can save someone from the embarrassment of having to run to the bathroom the minute they eat or the fear of eating in the first place.

So again, I’ll be clear. I fully support anti-diet dietitians, the anti-diet and HAES movements, and believe 100% there is a time and a place for them and that the world can be a better place with those messages in it. For those that have struggled with eating disorders or disordered eating, body image, or if food in any way messes with your mental health or self-worth, these are exactly the types of professionals they need to be working with. I will happily refer clients to professionals that specialize in this and I do frequently. But I’m not one of them. I specialize in prescriptive, healing protocols that help people conquer a disease or ailment, or even simply optimizing their health, and yes, that usually means eliminating a food or foods (or even a behavior or habit) for a certain period of time. Sometimes it’s long-term, sometimes it’s a just a transition to allow for healing or rebalancing. I am not bad or “less than” because I believe in the power of specific and intentional dietary protocols.

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So if you’re someone that needs a specific diet to optimize your health, don’t be knocked down by the messages implying you’re doing something wrong. You’re just doing you. Keep doing you.

And for those of you that are spreading and supporting the anti-diet movement, you keep doing you too, because the world needs both of us, but remember there are people out there that don’t thrive under the anti-diet approach.

I also want to point out and emphasize that the two seemingly-opposite approaches CAN (and should) coexist in harmony. It’s is possible to not diet (the traditionally-used verb) yet follow a diet (an intentional prescription for a specific health condition or illness). Even when my prescription for a client (or myself!) includes some form of elimination, it doesn’t label foods as good or bad; it doesn’t restrict or inhibit in an unmanageable or unhealthy way; it doesn’t wrap the amount or type of food you eat into your self-worth or success or failure. It’s just food, and it’s either making you physically feel better or function better at that specific moment, or it’s not.

 

How I Squelched My Non-Stop Pregnancy Hunger

Two things I did to end that constant, gnawing pregnancy hunger while maintaining optimal nutrition.

I’ve always been a snacker. It doesn’t matter how big my meals are, I simply can’t go hours and hours between eating. I’ll never be a three square meals a day girl – even four doesn’t cut it. I’m completely and 100% okay with this and have gotten used to always having snacks on hand and knowing I’m probably going to want to eat before anyone else is ready.

How to end that constant, gnawing pregnancy hunger.

Despite this being my “usual” eating style, pregnancy has brought on a whole new level of hunger: a constant, incessant need to eat. Pregnancy hunger is real, y’all. And not just because I want to or have a craving or feel like I can, I’m really truly hungry. Even accounting for the extra calories needed in pregnancy {boy do I wish that eating for two thing was true}, I was still always hungry. {And even in the throes of the worst morning sickness, I was still hungry, how cruel is that? Or rather not hungry but always needing to eat…}

how i squelched my non stop pregnancy hunger

But back to pregnancy hunger – it was driving me absolutely crazy. No matter what I was eating or how frequently, I could never squelch the hunger. And trust me, hunger + pregnancy do not mix. Eventually after experimenting and searching and more experimenting I found two things that worked together to help keep the hunger and constant need to snack at bay. {Don’t get me wrong – I’m still eating and snacking plenty! It’s just helped eliminate that incessant gnawing in my belly even right after a meal. And also don’t get me wrong, I still am and will always be a fan of 2nd breakfast.}

#1. Fat first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Specifically in the form of what’s known as “bullet /// proof” coffee. {<—side note: writing it funny because I once got threatening lawyer letters because that name is copywrited and I’m not using their brand. Word to the wise if you ever write about this stuff.}

coffee butter cubes for crushing hunger

Pregnancy and coffee and any words involving bullet and proof probably don’t seem to go together, but since about the middle of the second trimester I’ve been able to tolerate coffee again {those were sad sad days in the beginning}. I stick to one cup of the regular stuff then switch to decaf. Don’t hate on the decaf.

But back to the fat. Fat helps keep you full; no secret there. But something about having it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach has helped me more than the most fad-loaded, protein-loaded breakfast I can make.

coffee butter cubes recipe to decrease hunger

I use a combination of coconut oil and clarified butter {I clarify it because I am still mostly dairy-free after eliminating while breastfeeding my intolerant son – I learned I do better without it as well}. Instead of adding to the work I need to do to get that first cup of coffee and an ungodly am hour, I prep it all ahead of time by putting it in an ice cube tray {I love these push-pop silicone ice cube trays} and keeping it in the freezer. Then I just pop a circle in my cup and brew the coffee on top so it melts.

butter and coconut oil cubes for staving off hunger

making clarified butter to remove dairy proteins

#2. This seems gimmicky but I’m being honest when I say it really has made an impact. I can’t narrow it down to exactly what factor is key, but adding protein powders + meal replacements to my drinks (or even oatmeal) has reduced my snacky-cravings and desire to eat all-freaking-day-long immensely. I typically reach for Orgain plant-based powder, but I’ve been known to get a little wild in the protein sample aisle. I can feel like a normal human being and eat every few hours instead of every few minutes. It’s admittedly pricey, but adds up to less than all the packaged snacks I was eating, and adds up to less than if I buy every ingredient separately and mix it together myself. Plus I’m lazy. The only part that stinks is that the three year old and the husband are addicted now too and I’m forced to share. I may or may not hide it wayyyy in the back of the cabinet and claim we’re out. Shh don’t tell.

shakeology vegan chocolate for pregnancy hunger

So I still snack plenty and listen to my body {aka eat when I’m hungry}, but I finally feel so much more normal and less low-sugar shaky and grumpy. You’re welcome, husband.

shakeology pregnancy

Any other tricks for putting a lid on constant pregnancy hunger? Or regular snack attacks?

Grow Your Nutrition Business!

Attract more clients, streamline your strategy, increase your efficiency, put your marketing on auto-drive, and get back to LOVING what you do. –> This post is for my RD, RD-to-be, and other health professional friends that run or want to run their own nutrition businesses:

Grow your nutrition business

“After my first year in private practice I was burnt out, over-worked, and not very successful. Because I wasn’t connecting with my ideal client I didn’t feel like I was making an impact. Once I found my niche, I increased my clients 5x that year.” Erica Julson shares her 3-step action plan for finding your niche without pigeonholing yourself at the upcoming RD Entrepreneur Symposium.

Like many of us, Rachael Hartley was scared to only market to one target audience. “I was afraid to alienate someone that would want to work with me. My ideal client was anyone that would pay me. But now [that I know how to talk to my ideal client] I feel less stress, I provide better services, I command a higher price, and I feel fulfilled.” Rachael shows you how to use your unique voice to attract clients you actually want to work with.

Tell me, does this sound familiar? …


You’re frustrated with spending hour after hour marketing and putting yourself out there only to hear crickets. You thought being an entrepreneur would be fun & freeing, but you’re working more hours than ever for little return.

You’re hustling like crazy but still not booking clients. You’re throwing all your time and money into building your brand & following (and trying to be everywhere on social media!) but you’re just not making headway.

You feel like you’re doing everything right, but just can’t land enough clients or fill your group programs. You’ve read every tutorial and grabbed every freebie out there, yet you’re still unsure how to attract your ideal client and focus in on (or even choose) your niche.

Or maybe you already have a booming business, but you want to take it the next level.

 

What if I told you it didn’t have to be like that?

We’ve all been there. But you don’t have to feel stuck trying to grow your nutrition business.

Instead of spending more valuable hours Googling and Facebooking trying to figure things out on your own, see exactly what other wildly successful RDs & health entrepreneurs are doing to keep their businesses steadily booked without working 60 hour weeks.

Where? —>  The RD Entrepreneur Symposium

RD Entrepreneur Symposium

What’s better than the advice of one expert?

The advice of NINETEEN.

In this symposium you will learn from 19 experts that are walking the walk. They are running 6-figure businesses and still have a life on the side. They have virtual practices, traditional practices, and completely nontraditional careers. They’ve got their marketing on auto-pilot, clients on waiting lists, group programs that practically run themselves. These are the professionals that are doing it right and they’re going to show you exactly how.

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In this series of 19 expert sessions you will learn how to:

  • Magnetically attract clients instead of waiting for them to find you
  • Implement the most efficient strategies to grow your business while you sleep
  • Identify what sets you apart and stand out from the crowd
  • Stop second guessing yourself
  • Put an end to your fear and take action
  • Position yourself as the expert that you are
  • Excel in your niche
  • Minimize your workload and maximize your income

Earn 16 CPEUs from the comfort of your own living room and walk away with a value-packed action plan. Join the discussion group, sign up for an accountability partner or mini-mastermind group, and stop going at it alone. No more banging your head against the wall in frustration or watching potential clients slip away because you didn’t have your systems set up right.

Sign up now!

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Here’s a sneak peek at some of the expert sessions:

Taking Action to Find Your Niche: How becoming an expert can grow your practice, plus a 3-step action plan to do it without pigeonholing yourself.

How to Talk to Your Ideal Nutrition Client: Using your unique voice to attract the clients you actually want to work with and how to market to your perfect client.

Know Your Worth: How to set your rates (with specific industry standards) and when to say no.

Make More Money in Less Time: Productivity tips from a 6-figure, 3-day-a-week dietitian & business coach. How to manage your business more efficiently in order to see the growth in scope and income you’re looking for.

Taxes for Dietitians & Health Entrepreneurs: the nitty gritty of exactly what you can and cannot deduct and how to use your finances to assess your business in order to propel growth.

The Importance of Multiple Revenue Streams: 5 ways to earn money in your nutrition business.

Need tech help? We’ve got you covered: learn how to use your website to find paying clients, how to set up a high-converting email automation campaign, and make sense of all things sales funnels & CRMs.

Plus the secrets to building a private practice – a step by step guide from setting a foundation through all the legal stuff.

“I don’t think there’s been a better time to be a dietitian in private practice,” shares Erica Jain, the CEO and co-founder of Healthie, an electronic health record platform.

I have to agree with her. There’s been no better time to take your career into your hands as a nutrition or health professional. But I get it. It can be scary, overwhelming, and at times extremely frustrating.

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Visit DietitianHQ for free resources for growing your nutrition business.

Introducing: The RD Entrepreneur Symposium

Are you a fellow RD/RDN or nutrition or health professional that runs or wants to run your own business? This might just be what you’re looking for to get your business booming. 

Well hey there! I wanted to share a little {ok, not so little} project that I’ve had up my sleeve: The RD Entrepreneur Symposium for dietitians, soon to be dietitians, and other health-based professionals that run or want to run their own businesses. Whether that means a brick and mortar private practice, a virtual practice, an online group program, or simply a way to broaden and diversify your income, this is for you! RD Entrepreneur Symposium

It’s created BY dietitians FOR dietitians. Nowhere else will you find the guidance to grow your business, attract more clients, and increase your revenue without increasing your work hours, all designed specifically with dietitians and healthcare providers in mind. No more trying to extrapolate what you learned from a blogging course or a business guide and apply it to nutrition and dietetics.

I’ve pulled together more than 16 experts – from six figure dietitians to marketing gurus to tech experts – to show you exactly what they’re doing to be so successful.

RD Entrepreneur Symposium features

There are 4 tracks, each packed with expert sessions:

  • The Ins & Outs of Growing Your Private Practice
  • Attracting Clients & Excelling in Your Niche
  • Mastering Your Efficiency & Increasing Your Revenue
  • Using Technology, Telehealth, and Systems to Grow Your Business

{See the full session list}

And since it’s a virtual symposium you get to attend all 4, no picking and choosing.

Each expert session comes with actionable steps you can implement right away, plus a workbook to put it all together and a private community for support and interaction with the speakers. There’s an opportunity for accountability partners/mini-mastermind groups as well, because when we support each other, we all win.

Although the material will initially be released over 4 days starting March 14th, you can watch or listen from anywhere, whenever you want.

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So what will you get out of this symposium?

By the time it’s over you will be able to:

Magnetically attract clients  – no more hunting them down. What’s more, they’ll be the right fit for you – increase retention & referrals and cut down on no-shows and dropouts.

Put your marketing on auto drive and literally book clients and sell programs & services while you sleep. Sales funnels, CRMs, marketing automation – we’ve got you covered.

Use your unique voice to stand out from the crowd. There are a whole lotta people out there running health and nutrition programs. Make people pick YOU as their personal expert.

Stop letting fear hold you back. You’re in a field where you can literally shape your career and your day to day life to look like anything you want, so do it!

Plus more: conquer your taxes, know your worth and set your rates, build multiple revenue streams, and use technology to streamline your systems and telehealth to grow your business.

nutrition business action plan

Registration opens soon – get yo’ self on the VIP list to be the first to know when it opens!

 

{And I promise this space won’t turn into all-symposium-all-the-time, but I just won’t be able to help mentioning it over the next few weeks, so hang in there if you’re not in the nutrition/entrepreneurial world. I promise there’s an end in sight.}

 

nutrition entrepreneur symposium

Check it out here –> The RD Entrepreneur Symposium for Nutrition & Health Professionals