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.

Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

By Lauren Fischer The Paleo diet is based on the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors from the Paleolithic era. Why mimic the diet of our ancestors? Hunter-gatherers had robust health and experienced few degenerative and chronic diseases. Also, our genetics are virtually identical to those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, according to “The Paleo Solution.” Although [...]