Nutrition tips and resources brought to you by Certified Nutrition Educator Abby Bliss White.

Sweat Like a Pig

by Teri Sprouse July 25, 2016

When I was a girl growing up in the South, sweating was not considered lady like.  An old saying I would hear is “Girls don’t sweat, they glow”.  Sweating was avoided at all costs.   Now for anyone who has spent even a speck of time in the South in the Summer, you know how […]

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Focus on Avocados

by Teri Sprouse July 17, 2016

Recently, I have noticed an increased interest in avocados.  It seems they are the new super food.  In the past, back in the low fat crazed days, avocados were avoided due to their high fat content but now that people are realizing how necessary fat is for our bodies, avocados are enjoying a popularity surge. […]

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5 Great Road Trip Snacks

by Teri Sprouse July 11, 2016

Summer  has been a little slow to come this year but it still seems everyone is on the move.  People are visiting family, headed to the beach or checking out the National Parks.  I can’t wait til we get to hit the road.  Beyond the hassles of packing, boarding the dog and planning the trip, […]

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Looking for A Good Night’s Sleep?

by Teri Sprouse June 27, 2016

Many in today’s population are suffering from a lack of sleep.  The majority of people report difficulty falling or staying asleep on a regular basis.  Sleep is an important part of a healthy life.  Our body uses our sleeping hours to repair damage, rebalance hormone levels and engage in physical healing and maintenance.  Sleep deprivation […]

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

by Teri Sprouse June 12, 2016

With the meat of summer quickly approaching now is the the time for us to stock up on our Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because our body needs exposure to sunlight for its production.  These days, people are spending more time inside and even when they do go outside, are slathering […]

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Five Small Changes for Big Health Gains

by Teri Sprouse May 29, 2016

Friends and family are always asking me for recommendations about how to improve their health.  While I want to be helpful by providing that life changing, magic answer, what I try to remind people is that it is often the little things they do on a daily basis that make the most difference.  For most […]

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Sweet, Sweet Strawberries

by Teri Sprouse May 22, 2016

I am so excited because Hood Strawberries are starting to appear in the local Farmer’s Markets.  These are  tiny bombs of sweet, tasty goodness that only last for a short time each year here in the Northwest.  When they hit, I feel I have to squeeze them into my diet anyway I can.  Strawberries are […]

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Foods to Support Your Liver

by Teri Sprouse May 15, 2016

  In Portland, the flowers are blooming, the trees are sprouting their leaves and many of us are feeling a sense of renewal and excitment about the upcoming Summer.  After a cold, wet winter, this is a great time to  recommit to our health.   One bodily organ that deserves some love is our liver, […]

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Seasonal Eating for Optimal Health

by Teri Sprouse May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day Every One!!  Enjoy this beautiful day! With Summer quickly approaching and all the Farmer’s Markets starting back up again, I wanted to address the idea of eating seasonally.  In Portland, you often hear people talking about focusing on eating locally, organically grown and seasonally appropriate foods.  These buzz words can be overwhelming […]

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FAVES for Vibrant Health

by abbybwhite May 1, 2016

  I am so excited to be joining The Refinery Staff and to be given the opportunity to share my nutrition education with all the amazing people I have been sweating with during the last few years!   A little bit of information about me-  I am a Licensed Clincial Social Worker and a Certified […]

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