2017-18 Best Healthy Living Blogs
Dietspotlight Picks - Top Healthy Living Blogs in the Nation
Obesity is a critical component in health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular health and more. But, there’s a revolution happening. More and more men and women are specializing in health, wellness, diet and healthy living. From Public Health majors to Nutritionists to Registered Nurses, the movement is just starting, but some people have blazed past everyone getting the word to the ones who need it most.
Here are our top healthy living blog picks:
Here at Dietspotlight, health matters. And we believe everyone needs a little help once in a while. That’s what these Healthy Living gurus have to offer.
As a sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Hawks, Marie Spano brings her extensive education and passion for healthy eating to benefit the whole team. Even beyond those duties, Ms. Spano has appeared as a renowned nutrition expert on television for such networks as CNN, FOX, and affiliates for the three major networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC. On her blog, Ms. Spano uses her knowledge of nutrition to reinforce healthy and delicious eating habits among her readers. Her latest blog posts offer something for the chocolate lover without delivering an overdose of sugar.
Kroll's Korner is a nutrition blog operated by Tawnie and is designed to share healthy recipes, but even Tawnie admits she likes to balance things out. Occasionally, she shares recipes for cookies and muffins to satisfy that sweet tooth. What makes Kroll's Korner unique is that Tawnie also has a passion for photography and indulges that interest by snapping high-quality images of her meals. A graduate of Fresno State and a registered dietitian nutritionist, Tawnie says her next goal is to obtain a Master's degree.
For Foodwatch, Catherine Saxelby endeavors to educate her readers with nutrition facts that can be put into practice in their own homes. Her goal is to teach people how to lose weight through healthy eating without starving on the latest fad diets. For many diabetics, weight management is a constant concern and Foodwatch hopes to help give readers just that type of control. Before launching her own blog, Ms. Saxelby worked as a nutritionist and dietitian for over 25 years.
Salubrious RD is more than just a nutrition blog. The site is run by Sarah, and she uses the blog as a complete lifestyle website. She offers tips and her thoughts on everything from eating healthy to staying fit and active. Sarah also talks about her personal life, sharing posts about her husband and children, her vacations, and her hobbies. Sarah graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences in 2004. Later, in 2010, Sarah pursued her RD licensing with the Dietetics Coordinated Program at Eastern Michigan University. She again returned to school to earn her Master's of Science in food science and human nutrition, which she earned at Colorado State University.
The Foodie RD blog is run by Zeina Khawam, registered dietitian-nutritionist from Montreal, Quebec. Working with a long list of clients, Zeina helps people to manage their weight, build more muscle mass, live better lives, or achieve some other fitness and wellness goals. In addition to the traditional consultations, seminars, and guest blogging tours, Ms. Khawam also offers grocery store tours and cooking lessons.
Why Food Works
Why Food Works is a nutrition blog that takes things one step further by explaining the nutrition process in easy to understand blog posts. This is helpful, especially for people with diabetes and those struggling with weight management, because a misunderstanding about nutrition can often lead to failure and frustration. The blog writer, a nutritionist, named Sarah, has a Master of Science in human nutrition from Drexel University. Previously, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College.
Dr. Janet Brill
Dr. Janet Brill is a nutritionist and a fitness expert. As a registered dietitian, Dr. Brill is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and Wellcoachrs, Inc. Her blog provides advice on everything from eating nutritionally balanced meals to preventing cardiovascular disease. Janet Brill is the author of three books, numerous contributions to scientific journals, and guest articles in magazines such as Prevention and Men's Health.
While MSG Dish has a very specialized area of interest within the broader topic of nutrition, it may most appeal to diabetics and others with a greater than average interest in what goes into their meals. Blog posts center around umami, glutamate, and MSG, sharing how those elements affect the taste and nutrition of each meal. The site is run by a team of registered dietitians and nutritionists, so visitors can be assured they're always getting expert advice.
Weight Wise is a site run by two surgeons, Toby Broussard, MD and Gregory F. Walton, MD. Together, they practice general and bariatric surgeries and comprise the WeightWise Bariatric Program. Their special area of interest is in helping obese patients get their weight under control through lap band surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery.
Simply using her name for the title of her blog, Elisa Zied is a renowned nutrition expert and the author of four books on healthy eating. When she's not working on her blig posts or consulting clients, Elisa often writes guest posts for other blogs, contributes to some magazines, and appears on television and radio. She also writes children's and young adult books.
The Candid RD is run by Gina, a nutritionist and dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. Before starting her blog, Gina worked as a supermarket nutritionist, so she knows her way around food labels. She uses her blog to share her professional and unreserved opinion on everything related to food and healthy eating. Gina says she wants to educate people, because food labels mislead them into thinking they're eating healthier than they really are.
The Yoga Schoolhouse
Mary McGuire, RCYT, RYT is the founder and lead teacher of The Yoga Schoolhouse, an Omaha, NE- based yoga classroom for elementary-aged children. The Yoga Schoolhouse features monthly workshops that bring literature, art, writing and critical thinking skills to yoga classes to develop movement and mindfulness. We believe learning on the mat can help with learning off the mat.
Marissa Vicario CHC
Marissa Vicario, AADP, is an award-winning, board-certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Author of the best-selling book, Your Holistically Hot Transformation: Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle Free of Dieting, Confusion and Self-Judgment. As a Women's Health & Lifestyle Expert/Blogger, she teaches women how to trust themselves to make slimming, nutritious, energizing choices without fad diets.