Nutrition and Wellness Elevated was created with the goal of translating nutrition science and research into understandable terms that can be easily applied to your lifestyle.
Hello, my name is Eliza Gass, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and food and nutrition expert based in beautiful southwest Colorado. I’m here to provide you with expert information, tips, recipes, and services to help you achieve your nutrition and wellness goals, so you can experience a healthier elevated life!
Learn more about my background, education, and experience.
Making Eating Simple – Translating the Science of Nutrition
Eating food is a requisite to life. Humans have been doing so since the beginning of time. For most of that time it was simple, we got our food from the land: from plants and from animals. There was little need to question the foods that were eaten. That is no longer the truth. Food science, processing, biotechnology, and our global food system have complicated the picture. Today we live in a very obesity-inducing world, where processed, calorie-rich, tasty food is highly marketed and easily available and where physical activity is not required in most of our daily routines. Obesity and nutrition related diseases are at an all time high. Ironically, alongside this weight and disease epidemic, interest in health and wellness through nutrition has also skyrocketed. In our fast paced, technologically advanced world, it’s easy to find nutrition related information and the number of individuals both seeking as well as providing nutrition advice is ever increasing. A web search of any nutrition related topic is sure to provide various, contradictory answers to the same question. The challenging aspect is wading through this plethora of information and finding the truth. Food and eating should be simple, yes, but nutrition is a science rooted in anatomy, biology, chemistry, and metabolism. And in order to deliver sound nutrition and diet related advice it is important that we understand that very complicated science. Registered Dietitians (RD)s are individuals with appropriate nutrition related education and training.
When seeking nutrition education, be sure you’re receiving it from someone with a well-versed knowledge of and experiential background in nutrition science.
Read my full blog article “Making Eating Simple” on nutrition education and how RDs are credentialed.