Will Insurance Cover My Visits with the Dietitian?

All insurance policies (BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, United, Medicare/aid, Tenncare, etc.) must cover 100% of at least 3 nutrition counseling visits. Under the ACA guidelines for nutrition counseling as preventive medicine: these sessions have no additional co-pays or charges. Coverage for additional visits differs for each plan and policy. For example, if you have (pre)diabetes... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Blueprint

An approach to training and nutrition that is harmonious with the seasons. Hiking the 500 mile CT “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden The purpose of this writing is to propose a model... Continue Reading →

Garden recap this summer

I hate those blog and recipe posts where you read about someone's life story before they get to the point. I grew most of my plant-based foods this summer (grocery bill was cut in half) It was enjoyable but a lot of hard work I made a lot of mistakes I will do things differently... Continue Reading →

Foods first but supplement now

When I teach a "food first" approach to sports nutrition this does not mean that supplements are added to an athlete's diet at some point in the distance future. Fact is that most people could benefit from taking some supplements right now even if they didn't change one thing about their diet. Foods first means... Continue Reading →

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