KAIZENnoun:  Small Incremental Change, Strategy of Continuous Improvement

Welcome to Kaizen Nutrition & Wellness, where we embrace the uniqueness of each individual to help you unravel your health story and identify the root cause of barriers to a healthy, well-lived life.  We strive to inspire optimal health outcomes for you, which will in turn, impact those you love and care for.  

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Testing options to provide targeted solutions toward improving health outcomes as well as a thoughtfully curated collection of products that support wellness.


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“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis


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“I have seen other Dietitians, but none like Jill Brown. She is great! She is so knowledgable, but remains personable and explains the complicated world of food in a way that I can understand. She has made my transition into a new eating plan doable, giving me all the tools needed for success. This is the first time I’ve ever made major changes to my diet without feeling totally overwhelmed” – R.S., Western NC
“I appreciate that you are not making me give up my favorite things. I thought for sure that I would come in here and you would cut everything out. Instead, you just built it in, in smaller sizes and made everything else better around it, and it works” – K.H., Chapel Hill
“I have so many different providers, and you are the first person I have talked with that can actually relate to what I have been going through, to help me. I appreciate all of the time you spent with me and your patience in explaining everything” – S.C., Durham
“Thank you so much again for the thorough description of the continuation of my life-saving diet. You have introduced me into a whole new way of eating. I am enjoying food I never even thought of trying. I know it was extra work for you to prepare my program. I appreciate your kindness”-
L.L., Durham
I have been working with Jill on the LEAP Protocol and the results have amazed me. After I got the results of my Food Sensitivity Test back, Jill walked me through a meal plan based on my results as well as my food preferences. Initially, I was nervous that the elimination diet would be far too restrictive for me, but Jill was able to show me where to find lots of new recipes and resources to make this process smoother. I am so grateful for the guidance that Jill has provided me and would recommend her and the test to anyone considering it. I am confident you will feel the same way after working with Jill! – E.W., Charlotte
I’m down – A1c lab from primary doctor is down to 5.6! – F.W., Richmond VA

   

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This is how it’s done over here at ✨Team Brown. ✨We pull recipes we want to try, add favorites to the list with a healthy mix of #instapot and #slowcooker recipes for convenience on nights with we both ⏰ get home late. We always add more non starchy 🥦 🫑🥒🍅to whatever we plan or🥗 salad.

🗓Husband takes lead on T Th F and I do the rest. Breakfast 🍳 and lunch are up for grabs and no one’s responsibility now that we’re empty nesters. When the kids were little we traded off periods of time where one or the other were responsible for getting up a little earlier to feed the kiddos breakfast and make lunches.

Basic Rules to Consider:
👍🏻 Have clear communications around who is responsible for what and keep it simple
👍🏻 Utilize crockpot or insta pot for quick meals
👍🏻Plan for less than you will need because sometimes things pop up and you need to switch gears.

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Colorant & Iron Overload?🔴

Some supplements contain red iron oxide as a colorant. Are people at risk for iron overload due to the iron provided by red iron oxide⁉️

🔺Toxicity is a primary concern for those with hemochromatosis❗️

🔺Some supplements that contain iron oxide may provide up to 5mg of elemental iron daily. However, the amount of iron absorbed from iron oxide is low, about 0.01%.

Feeling overwhelmed about supplements❓

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⚠️Avoiding Toxins in Herbs⚠️

🌿Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) naturally occurs in many plants, including some herbs, and can be toxic - particularly to the liver.

🍃PAs have also been found in herbs that do not naturally contain them but are accidentally harvested with plants, such as weeds, that do.

🌿For example, herbs that may contain PAs if not properly processed are comfrey and butterbur.

‼️Although PAs are not allowed in dietary supplements in the U.S, the FDA reports that products may still contain ingredients that naturally contain PAs.

One of the most important aspects to buying supplements is knowing the quality of ingredients and processing.
Interested in learning about supplements?

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Supplements for POTS⁉️

🔎There is little evidence to support supplementation can reduce POTS symptoms in people who do not have a specific nutrient deficiency. ☝️However, there is some evidence that supports people with POTS may be more prone to certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

🔬Experts recommend getting tested for such nutrient deficiencies and supplementing when necessary.

👉These nutrients include:
🐟Thiamin
🥚B-12
☀️Vitamin D
🩸Iron

✨Want to learn about what supplements may be best for you?Make an 📆 appointment today with an experienced, licensed dietitian and board-certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner that also has training in herbal medicine to discuss options you are considering, before you purchase. https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/

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‼️Popular Thyroid Product May Interfere With Important Thyroid Tests‼️

💊Armour Thyroid is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of low thyroid hormone, also referred to as hypothyroidism.

Recent reports have brought up concerns about this medication interfering with tests that monitor for thyroid cancer reoccurrence. 🔬

🔎A study found that among participants who had been taking Armour Thyroid for seven to 19 months, thyroglobulin levels were significantly elevated. Once Armour Thyroid use was discontinued and replaced with levothyroxine, thyroglobulin levels went back to normal.

Do you have questions about ways to manage hypothyroidism⁉️ Make an 📆 appointment today with an experienced, licensed dietitian and board-certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner that also has training in herbal medicine to guide you in making choices that are best for your health! https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/

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Ginkgo and Cistanche for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome⁉️

🥱A study conducted in China, found that taking a combination of ginkgo and cistanche extracts appeared to improve physical and mental fatigue in people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

🌱Natural supplements can provide us with many positive effects but may still come with potential risks.

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💈Help for Hair Growth

Can applying onion juice, castor oil, rice water, or aloe vera to the scalp aid in hair growth⁉️

🔎A small study showed that women with alopecia areata who applied crude onion juice to the scalp twice a day for 8 weeks had regrowth of course hair.

🚫There is currently no evidence to support that rice water boosts hair growth. Rinsing your hair with rice 🍚 water can cause the scalp to become dry and flaky.

⚠️Be aware, trends on the internet can be convincing!

Make an 📆 appointment today with an experienced, licensed dietitian and board-certified integrative and functional nutrition practitioner that also has training in herbal medicine to guide you through potentially deceiving internet health trends!
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We can do hard things.
Women have for ages.
💪 Strong Physically
🧠 Strong Mentally
🙏 Strong Spiritually

You Got this. Leave it all on the field so you can walk away 💃 saying you did everything you could to support yourself so you can support others you love. We are here to help you be nourished so that you can live your optimal life.

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Which Supplements to Stop Before Lab Tests⁉️

🩸B-Vitamins:
Biotin (B-7) - can interfere with a wide range of common blood tests that utilize biotin-based technology. These included certain thyroid hormone tests, Vitamin D tests, prostate specific-antigen tests for prostate cancer screening, as well troponin tests, which are used to help diagnosed heart attacks/heart damage.

🩸Niacin:
High doses of niacin may interfere with catecholamine urine and/or blood tests. Niacin may also cause false-positive results for some urine glucose tests and may elevate liver enzymes and low platelet counts.

💊Other supplements that may interefere with lab work include calcium supplements, L-Trypotophan and 5-HTP, Multivitamins, St. John's Wort, and Vitamin C.

🤓Want to learn about more common supplements that may interfere with laboratory tests?

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MEET LAUREN!

I am a 🎓graduate student at 💙UNC Chapel Hill’s 🐏 Gillings School of Global Public Health working towards my MPH/RD. I believe that good nutrition 🥑 helps lay the foundation to living a joyful and healthful life, both physically and mentally. I have witnessed firsthand the power of food as medicine, and I am hopeful that this is the direction our healthcare system is moving towards. Overall, I am passionate about understanding the 🌱 root cause of disease and how it can be affected by our food choices. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading and petting every dog 🐕 within my sight!

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Walnuts for Omega-3s⁉️

🌰Walnuts are advertised as a good source of omega-3 fatty acid ALA, but can eating walnuts regularly increase blood levels of DHA and EPA?

‼️Consuming foods high in ALA has been found to be unsuccessful in raising blood levels of DHA or EPA.

🔬One study found, adding one to two ounces of walnuts (contains approximately 11% ALA) to diets of older adults for two years did not increase DHA or EPA concentrations in red blood cells, or increase the omega-3 index.

Want to learn more about how to use food as medicine⁉️

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Probiotics for COVID-19 Symptoms⁉️

🔎There is some evidence that probiotics could play a role in COVID-19 treatment, but more studies are needed.

👩‍🔬Researchers in China have reported imbalances in gut bacteria in patients with COVID-19, particularly decreased amount of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

🔬Laboratory studies suggest that certain probiotic strains may help protect against coronaviruses known to cause gastrointestinal symptoms

‼️It is important to note that there is currently no direct evidence that a probiotic can prevent COVID-19 or reduce the risk of hospitalization of death from COVID-19‼️

Take control of your gut‼️

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Best Diamine Oxidase (DAO) Supplement for Histamine Intolerance🤔

🌿DAO supplements available in the U.S with listed enzyme activity similar to what has been used in clinical research include:

✅Histamine Block by Bravado Labs: 4mg of DAO
✅Histamine Digest by Omne Diem: 4.2mg of DAO
✅Histamine Manager by Healthy Habits Living: 600mg of DAO

⚠️Be aware that some products marketed for blocking histamine, do not contain DAO. Instead, these products contain other immunomodulating ingredients, including quercetin.

👉Quercetin has been shown to inhibit the release of histamine from mast cells in test tubes, but ☝️ there is no evidence to support that quercetin is beneficial for histamine intolerance symptoms in people.

‼️Choosing a supplement that is reliable and effective can be difficult..

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TODAY'S PURPOSEFUL PAUSE

On this rainy Sunday, I am reminded of a R E A L L Y long hike 🏔️we did last year around this time up to Lake Serene outside of Seattle. The 🍂 colors of the lake with freshly melted snow, beginnings of fall color emerging and pure scale 🤯 of leaves and trees was just incredible. Each hike, even in the most familiar places will reveal new mysteries and beauty to you each time you visit. Weekends are the perfect time to get outside for some 🌳 nature bathing to support healthy stress levels. Your adrenals will love 💗 you.

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Taking Vitamin K with Vitamin D⁉️

🥬A higher intake of vitamin K from foods has been associated with reduced risk of coronary calcification and death due to heart disease. 👉Although, these results have not been proven with vitamin K supplements.

🔎Several studies found that taking vitamin K along with vitamin D had no affect on calcification progression compared to placebo or vitamin D alone.

Supplements can be a great way to fill gaps in our diet. Learn how to supplement your diet in a way thats right for you‼️

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Magnesium for Lowering Blood Pressure⁉️

☝️The FDA recently allowed supplements and foods that provide magnesium to make a claim regarding blood pressure reduction.

🔎An analysis of 34 clinical studies among people with and without high blood pressure found that those who took about 368mg of magnesium per day for about 3 months had an overall reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

🍃Interested in learning about how to manage and improve your health without pharmaceuticals?

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⚠️Don't Trust CBD Labels⚠️

🔎A recent study found that nearly one-quarter of products that claim "not" to contain THC, contain THC. Out of 80 products tested, 51 contained THC levels of 0.008 mg/mL to 2.071 mg/mL.

‼️If taken as recommended on the bottle, this could cause people to test positive for marijuana on a drug test.‼️

🤓Knowing exactly what you're buying and what you're taking is key for proper supplement use. If you're interested in learning more..

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