Emily Luxford MS, RDN, IFNCP

About Me I received my undergraduate degree in education. After teaching for a couple of years, I decided to expand my interest in nutrition by completing graduate studies in nutritional science. This decision was influenced by my personal journey with celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. My experience as both provider and patient gives me a unique perspective. In addition I have a friendly and empathetic personality, which supports the patient centered approach I use during coaching sessions. I find it rewarding to empower individuals with the knowledge of nutrition and witness their health transformation. My favorite healthy hobby is Pilates, but I also love to dance and cook. I enjoy investigating the latest trends in nutrition—there are so many healthy foods to experience and food preferences evolve over time. I grew up in Los Angeles where avocados abound. Even my family had a large avocado tree outside of the kitchen window. As a child I would refuse to eat avocados even though my parents enjoyed them with many of their meals. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started to appreciate the flavor and texture of this fruit. Moral of the story: yesterday’s dislikes may become tomorrow’s healthy choices. Fun Fact As a child I hosted my own cooking show to an imaginary audience. I created recipes and modeled myself after my favorite cooking stars, Julia Childs and Paul Prudhomme. I think this was the beginning of my love for food. Inspirational Quote “Let’s talk about something good to eat!” – This quote came from my Grammy who loved to cook and inspired the name of our family cookbook. As a dietitian, I have refined this quote - “Let’s talk about something that is good to eat and good for your body too!”

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The Health Benefits of Eating Fish

Posted by Emily Luxford MS, RDN, IFNCP on May 11, 2018 8:51:00 AM

Growing up, my mom would make a deal with my sister and me when it came to clothes shopping. She had to like our clothes because she was paying for them and we had to like the clothes because we were wearing them. I recommend a similar approach to my clients about their food choices. You should choose food that serves you in two ways—a food that your body appreciates, and a food that you enjoy eating.

Fish is on my ‘enjoy’ list—perhaps you enjoy eating fish as well or maybe you are simply curious about its benefits. Let me show you how fish benefits your body.

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Topics: Health and Wellness