Why is eating healthy so confusing? Many times we don’t know where to start or if we do start and pick a plan, we are then told this way of eating is out and some new diet is best.

Wading through the mountain of information online leads to even more confusion as we find ourselves asking: is gluten bad, what kind of dairy is best for you, what’s the deal with natural or unrefined sugars?

In this episode, Taylor Morgan joins the show to explain where to start when optimizing nutrition and how to make the best dietary choices for YOUR body.

Taylor is a certified physician’s assistant who also has her bachelor’s degree in nutritional science. This gives her an exceptionally holistic view of health and wellness, which she uses to help patients overcome the root cause of their symptoms. She discovered her passion for functional medicine at the beginning of her dietetics career, after using a functional approach to overcome hormonal imbalances, digestive complications, and thyroid issues.

In this episode, Seth and Taylor discuss:

  • How Taylor used diet and nutrition to treat her digestive issues
  • How functional nutrition plans are individualized and personalized
  • What is optimal for your body right now and what’s optimal for your body long term can be two different things
  • Who should avoid gluten?
  • How dairy impacts autoimmune diseases
  • Tips for ordering gluten-free at a restaurant
  • Where to find hidden sugar on processed food labels
  • How to avoid overwhelm when optimizing your diet
  • Using food as medicine

Taylor’s health tip: The first thing you should drink in the morning is water.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is essential to great health.

More About Taylor Morgan, PA-C, RDN and Taylor Dukes Wellness

Taylor is both a functional medicine physician assistant (PA-C) and a registered dietitian (RDN) with over 8 years of experience. She describes herself as a lifelong learner who is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest evidence-based research to provide the best possible care for her patients.

As a trained clinician, her aim is to prevent illness, assess the whole person, and treat the root cause of disease, not just manage a specific set of symptoms. Taylor currently practices in Fort Worth, Texas at Taylor Dukes Wellness.

To learn more about Taylor Dukes Wellness, head over to https://www.taylordukeswellness.com/

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About the Author: Dr. Seth Osgood is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. Dr. Osgood received his post-graduate training in Functional Medicine through the IFM and from working with Dr. Amy Myers. He has helped people from around the world improve their health utilizing a Functional Medicine approach.

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