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.  

Solutions Designed With You In Mind!

Consultations

In-person or secure online Nutrition Consultations, Health Coaching sessions are available during the day, evenings, or Saturdays.

Online Learning

Handouts, Guides, Videos, Courses, Questionnaires and Trainings designed to empower you to make decisions about your health.

Meal Plans

Fully customizable meal plans to support healing and vitality. Plans include a calendar, shopping list, and recipes.

Testing & Products

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

What We Believe to Be True.

 

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

 

See What Clients Have To Say!

"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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💈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?

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 help you use nutrition supplements safely and effectively.
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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⁉️

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 help you incorporate functional nutrition in your life.
https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/

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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‼️

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 help you determine appropriate nutrition supplementation 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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P O W E R F U L 🌴 Hawaiian meditation mantra Ho'oponopono can be used regularly to provide a sense of peace, ❤️ love, forgiveness and gratitude.

To practice ho’oponopono, take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed. Then, slowly repeat these phrases to yourself about 7 or 8 times:

I’m sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you
I love you…

We searched and searched Youtube for the best music/singing of this mantra we could find to guide you:
▶️ ▶️ https://youtu.be/ckYUbuBnRuw

This can be incredibly cleansing, often release emotions that can cause tears to flow 😭- tears of joy, tears of release! End with a few moments of silence to let the message resonate. Open your eyes.

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Is Fermented Turmeric Better⁉️

🟠Fermented turmeric is marketed as being more bioavailable than regular turmeric.

🔎However, there is no strong evidence to support this claim. A study in rats suggested that fermented turmeric was 11% more effective at raising the antioxidant concentration of plasma than unfermented turmeric.

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

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FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE NO WILLPOWER BY THE END OF THE DAY?

💪 Willpower is a powerful resource that must be managed. It has a limited 🔋 battery life that resets each day.

📅 ALL DAY. EVERYDAY. We make decisions that utilize our finite amount of willpower for the day:
✔️ Finish the spreadsheet instead of visiting a co-worker's office
✔️ Paying bills instead of scrolling through Instagram
✔️ Moving from meeting to meeting without time to reset and refuel
✔️ Focus on finishing the presentation instead of checking email, making calls or leaving work early
You get the idea.

Willpower is powerful but doesn't have 🏃‍♀️ endurance. We must 🥗 refuel and 🕑 reset throughout the day in order to maintain our allotment of willpower for the day for when we need it most - like say... late night snacking when we should be going to 😩 bed.

We do this by:
👍 Taking 10 minute breaks throughout the day - ideally every 60-90 minutes to do a quick meditation or movement
👍 Refueling throughout the day on complex carbohydrates (peas, beans, whole grains, and vegetables) + protein to feed our brain 🥙

Give it a try and see if it helps you stick to that exercise plan, intermittent fasting, or food goals.

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🧄Garlic for Rheumatoid Arthritis 🧄

🔎One study found that participants with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who took 500 mg of garlic powder twice daily for eight weeks, modestly decreased fatigue, pain intensity, and the number of tender joints compared to the placebo group.

🌿Interested in learning more about using food as medicine?..

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Soy vs. Whey Protein?💪

Can soy protein help increase muscle mass and strength as well as the same amount of whey protein⁉️

🔎A study compared effect of soy protein supplementation and whey protein supplementation and found both protein sources provided modest increased in lean muscle mass.

Need help finding a diet that best fits your lifestyle⁉️ 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 help you determine what is best for you! https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/

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🚧Caution With Stinging Nettle🚧

🍃Stinging nettle is promoted to reduce seasonal allergies and is a common ingredient in prostate supplements.

🔬Laboratory studies suggest stinging nettle may bind to sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), an important protein that regulates estradiol, testosterone, and DHT levels in tissue. This has been seen to enlarge breasts in men.

Stinging nettle may cause nausea and abdominal pain, dizziness and headaches. 🤕

‼️Taking supplements safely and understanding potential side effects is important‼️

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 help you make smart supplement choices! https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/

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Word.
🔎 Where are you focusing your ✨ energy ✨ today?

This applies to so many aspects of our lives, but often I find there is too much focus on what has happened in the past, when it comes to weight management and improving our health.

Being clear about our "why" and intention is the first step. We start with 5️⃣ questions to get the ball rolling.

Make an appointment today! https://kaizennutritionwellness.com/appointment/

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Some Foods Provide Less Calcium Than You Think💭

‼️You may not be getting as much calcium from certain foods as think. Some natural compounds reduce calcium absorption.

We only absorb about 38% of calcium from supplements when taking 300mg and even less (28.4%) when taking 1,000 mg of calcium. 🤯

🥛We only absorb about 32% of calcium in milk and dairy foods, and even less from plant-based foods that are high in phytates or oxalate.

🥬Although spinach and rhubarb are high in calcium they both contain oxalate, therefore we only absorb about 5% to 9% of calcium from these foods.

Want to learn how to get the most from food and supplements⁉️ 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 help guide your health.
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