Stacy

Stacy St Germain is a Certified Nutrition Therapist focused on supporting others in their discovery of health through the application of diet and lifestyle changes based on individual needs and phase of life.

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Pandemic Support for Kids

COVID-19 has drastically changed the daily routine for families.  With everyone at home and school now conducted online we understand all the challenges first hand.  Our recommendations aim to support parents and children during this unprecedented time.  Before all else, kids need LOVE and COMFORT.  They miss their friends, schools, and routines.  They feel your tension and hear …

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Do You Love What You Eat?  Your Answer Can Impact Weight Loss

I believe it’s a coffee commercial that shows a woman holding a precious fresh cup of steaming coffee.  Her young kids are running through the house and there is chaos all around her, yet she calmly inhales the aroma of her coffee, takes a slow drink, exhales, and then smiles contentedly. I’m often reminded of this …

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Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule for Back to School (and other events)

For my family, one of the most difficult transitions about going back to school is adjusting to the new sleep schedule.  Summertime camps generally start later than school schedules.  This also tends to be when we fit in our vacations and trips so traveling across time zones or sleeping in new places play a big factor. All …

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A Balanced Approach to Keto: Is Keto Right for Me?

CNN reported in December that the #1 health-related question that hit Google last year was “What is the Keto Diet?” If you’re still wondering “What is the Keto Diet?”, check out our blog post from December 3rd. The fact that this diet approach has gained popularity and interest is undeniable.  It is less agreed across the …

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A Balanced Approach to Keto Series: What is the Ketogenic Diet?

Fat What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see that word? Fear? Disgust? Frustration? With all of the history and social-emotional stigma about dietary fat, it does seem surprising that a diet that reaches upward of 75% of your caloric intake from fat has become so popular. Maybe you’ve heard about …

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Halloween Candy: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I recently read a report that said Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween each year!  Another statistic on Halloween candy said that the average American kid consumes about 3 cups of sugar — that’s almost 170 sugar cubes in a single night! Making smart, healthy decisions about candy on Halloween are …

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Choosing a Good Sunscreen

Sun exposure is great for your brain, bones, and skin.  It can improve mood and sleep quality plus relieve stress.  It provides all these benefits due to its ability to create vitamin D.  (Learn more about Vitamin D here.) However, too much sun causes sunburn, blisters and can create flu-like symptoms or headache.  Prolonged over-exposure …

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Did you come back from Spring Break with more than souvenirs and a tan?

Traveling to foreign places is fun, exciting and full of wonderful new cultural experiences.  Unfortunately, it can be easy to pack home unwanted virus, bacteria, or parasites that can wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Common symptoms* most often include: Diarrhea Nausea Abdominal Bloating & Cramps Malaise (weakness, illness or discomfort) Rash Fever These side …

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