Lauren F.

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About Lauren Fischer

Lauren has been a member of the Gainesville community since her freshman year at the University of Florida in 2001. She graduated with her master’s in nursing in 2008 and practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Gainesville and Live Oak, Florida. Seeing patients, especially children, with compromised quality of life due to poor lifestyle choices sparked Lauren to seek additional education in holistic nutrition and wellness. She became certified as a Nutrition Therapy Consultant through the Nutrition Therapy Association in 2015. Lauren aims to provide accurate and actionable health and wellness information that will help people live happier and healthier lives.

Meet Probiotics’ Friend, Prebiotics

By Lauren Fischer An entire ecosystem of living microorganisms calls your digestive tract home. In fact, 300–500 bacterial species and some yeasts play house in your intestines. When healthy and properly balanced, your gut flora communicates with your immune system and participates in metabolic processes beneficial to both you and the bacteria, according to “Gut [...]

Show Your Liver Some Love with Liver Supporting Foods

By Lauren Fischer Think of the liver as the body’s toxin processing plant. Most toxins, like pesticides, household cleaning agents, dry-cleaning chemicals and hormone disruptors in beauty products, are fat-soluble. In order to be eliminated from the body, fat-soluble toxins must be converted to a water-soluble form. The liver accomplishes this through a two-step process [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Whole30

By Lauren Fischer It is no secret that Americans are becoming unhealthier by the mouthful. From fast and processed foods to unicorn frappuccinos, we are putting ourselves on track for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. If only there was a reset button! Welcome the Whole30. Whole30 founders, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, developed this elimination diet [...]