Patient Success: Overwhelmed and Overweight

Overwhelmed and Overweight


Nicolette, a 34-year-old female, was referred to Simplex Health by her primary care physician after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. She had a hemoglobin A1c of 6.8% and fasting glucose of 138 mg/dL. Lead Dietitian and Director of Training and Development, Alex Jatzke began working with Nicolette in December 2019 to help her make the necessary adjustments to her diet to lose 70lbs and avoid the need for medication to control her blood glucose.

At her first appointment, Nicolette admitted that she was motivated to make changes to her diet but was “scared about her diagnosis and overwhelmed by conflicting nutrition information”. As a Simplex...

Patient Success: Baby's First Nutrition Appointment

Baby's First Nutrition Appointment


Kayden was about 1-year-old when his mother, Marie, sought help from Simplex Health for her son’s reoccurring ear infections and reflux. Kayden had been experiencing symptoms since he was an infant and was prescribed Zantac, which he had been taking for over a year for reflux. Marie wanted to learn how to improve Kayden’s immune and gut health, reduce symptoms, prevent ear infections, and eliminate the need for medication.

Kayden began working with Lead Dietitian and Director of Training and Development, Alex Jatzke when Kayden was about 15-months-old. “Having a young child with digestive issues and recurring illness can be a scary...

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips


Healthy Thanksgiving Tips


Written By Stephanie Biggs

As the holidays are approaching, we want to help guide you through the holiday feasts by sharing #simplexapproved tips with you. The past year we’ve experienced great obstacles that have changed our lives right in front of our eyes. Even though, are so many things to be grateful for during the holiday season, especially our health. You probably won’t eat as well as you would like on this day, but enjoy it. How you eat on Thanksgiving Day does not determine your overall health, but there are some easy to follow tips that will help you stay on track! Here are seven healthy Thanksgiving tips to help you get through this...

Patient Success: A Hand to Hold During My Pregnancy Journey

A Hand to Hold During My Pregnancy Journey


Iris, a 24-year-old pregnant female, came to Simplex Health after being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes is a form of diabetes occurring during pregnancy due to hormones from the placenta blocking insulin, preventing the body from properly regulating blood glucose. Full-time Registered Dietitian, Rachel Lee, began working with Iris in May 2020 and proceeded with Simplex Health’s Gestational Diabetes and Breastfeeding Support protocol.

“Pregnancy is a different journey for every woman. Things can go exactly the way you planned, and sometimes things can change in a flip of a switch,” says Rachel. Iris...

Protecting Your Body Against COVID-19


Image by CDC

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about the new Coronavirus that’s spreading across continents. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases. The current outbreak that is all over the news is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans, identified as COVID-19. As with many viruses, there are a lot of preventable measures we can take to help protect us against infection. Whether it’s a coronavirus, the common cold, or the flu, taking these easy everyday actions can help prevent the spread of viruses. To strengthen the immune system, that starts with ...

Functional vs. Conventional Medicine


Why Conventional Medicine Can’t Cure Chronic Disease

If you are one of the 6 in 10 U.S. adults with a chronic illness you’ve likely been through the conventional approach to medicine that goes as follows: Have a condition? See a specialist, and take medication to manage the said condition. The reality is nearly half of adults in the U.S have more than one chronic disease, and the conventional approach becomes even less effective. Have chronic migraines? See a specialist and take medication to manage the pain (maybe). Have type 2 diabetes? See an endocrinologist and take medication to manage the symptoms. If you have high cholesterol, arthritis, psoriasis, or any other slew of ill...

You Deserve Better Than Your '90s Snacks

Dunkaroos Are Coming Back to Stores This Summer!

You know you loved them, we all did. If you grew up in the ’90s, you probably consumed junk foods like Dunkaroos, or you know someone who did. The iconic snack is making its way back to shelves this summer, and people are going crazy about it. The reality is- these favorite snack foods contain nothing but sugar and hydrogenated fats.


This dynamic duo of kangaroo cookies and vanilla frosting has over 31 ingredients, most unpronounceable. When it comes to diet and health, a simple mantra to stick by is, “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.” Kids may be attracted to the cookie and confetti icing, but parents ne...

Tips for a SUPER Sunday!

The BIG GAME is only a few days away! GO EAGLES! We hope you are just as excited as we are!

To help you stay on track, we’ve rounded up some recipes and tips to stay as healthy as possible on Sunday!

Superbowl Stay Healthy Tip....

Eat a healthy meal before you go to the party.
Show up with a dish you know is healthy so you know there will be something you can eat during the big game.
Don’t stand around the food. Put a portion on your plate and sit!
Offer to host! If you don’t have plans, offer to host people - you have more control over the food being served!
Drink water!


Roasted Sweet Potato Spicy Beef Chili



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Myth Busting: Working with a Registered Dietitian

The word dietitian might sound about as fun as the word dentist to some, making many think we are all super-fit health freaks forcing their poor clients to a diet of celery sticks and rice cakes. Be not afraid!! We are going to dispel a few common misconceptions people may have about working with a dietitian.


1. We’re the Food Police.

We are not judging every bite you out into your mouth. Dietitians know that loving the food you eat will, in fact, make you healthier! We, of course, would like everyone to eat a healthy diet, but we also know people aren’t perfect and like to indulge every once in awhile. We will work with you on changing habits to help add in more nutritious f...