Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD

Laura Schoenfeldan·ces·tral·ize : to revert to an older, evolutionary form of eating and living

Hi there! I’m Laura. I love good food, studying nutrition, and helping others discover their ideal diet based on scientific evidence, clinical experience, and the belief that no diet should ever make you unhappy, stressed, or miserable.

I want to help you live your healthiest, happiest life!

I believe that a person’s health can be drastically improved by changing their diet, but also that the conventional “so-called healthy” diets that many people follow are generally inadequate for long term wellness.

In order to be truly nourished, you need to be sure you’re getting enough of particular nutrients that are found whole foods from plants and animals, and generally avoiding foods that are devoid of micronutrients.

So why should you listen to me? Well, I’m a Registered Dietitian and I earned my Masters in Public Health Nutrition (MPH) from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2013.

I love educating people about ancestral nutrition and how eating this way can improve their energy, help them lose weight, clear up their skin, and overall just make them a happier, healthier person!

This means including healthy animal fats, whole eggs, pastured butter and cream, coconut oil, organ meats, bone broths, and cod liver oil to support nutritional needs, in addition to the meat and vegetables that typical “Paleo” plans recommend.

(And it doesn’t mean a one-size-fits-all prescription for everyone.)

The focus should be on including these ultimate nutrient-dense foods in your diet, and not focusing on the variety of foods that need to be excluded. I believe the best way to maintain a healthy weight is to adopt a lifestyle that can be maintained indefinitely, one that supports your energy levels, moderates your appetite and satiety signals, provides complete nutrition, and tastes delicious. I also believe that the ancestral standard of eating can provide all of those benefits and more.

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The same health and nutrition principles that apply to avoiding chronic disease can be applied to supporting beauty and fitness, and the earlier we start applying ancestral wisdom to our lives, the happier, more vibrant, and overall healthier we can be.

As for me, I generally follow an ancestral inspired lifestyle that is both healthy AND enjoyable, and I practice the 80/20 principle, as food is not only nourishment, but is also a source of pleasure. There is no reason you can’t eat healthy food and still love what you eat every day!

If you’re interested in becoming one of my clients and letting me help you design a healthy, sustainable diet that fits your health goals and preferences, click here to learn more about my services.

Glad to have you here! Hope you enjoy learning all about ancestral health and nutrition!

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