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Welcome

An Introduction
to Nutrition Stripped

My Story

They say “you don’t realize how good you have it until it’s gone” — this is how I’ve felt throughout the years from great health to feeling out of balance.
NS was born from an awakening of mind, body, spirit, and what it meant to take care of myself. After years of feeling “off” with my lifestyle, I could’ve gone one of two ways and I was determined to expand, grow, and learn more about what living well, meant to me.
I embarked on a journey and started exploring the world of nutrition, using myself as a guinea pig from fine-tuning the foods I put into my body to meditating for stress management. Long story short, some things didn’t work but most of it did – I came to my ah-ha moment of “Oh, this is what it is to feel amazing?!” and ever since I have a relentless passion to help others.
With over 10 years experience in wellness, as a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, I’ve dedicated my life to the pursuit of wellness — it’s not just about food, but shining a light on how deserving we are to feel healthy.
What started as my personal journey has now evolved into a life-long mission to help the NS global community take control of how they feel every day. I’m on a never-ending quest to learn emerging science behind nutrition and share it with you in simple ways that make sense and more importantly, make a difference in how you move through life.
So, I want to say congratulations to you, right now. You’ve made it through this short piece of my journey and my goal is to empower you to Live Whole, Eat Well, and Feel Amazing — however, that looks for you.

"Oh, this is what amazing feels like? My mission is to help you feel it!"

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THE PHILOSOPHY

The Nutrition Stripped Philosophy is centered around understanding, intuition, and a curiosity to discover what works for YOU. The more we know about our bodies, our food, and our well-being, the sooner we can recognize that we have a powerful ability to impact the way we feel every day and the better we can care for ourselves. Everything we share about wellness and nutrition is backed by science but served up in ways that are stripped down, making it relevant and easy to incorporate in your life.
NS isn’t just a website, it’s an incredible support system and resource to help you live healthier and happier.

THE FOOD PHILOSOPHY

No. 1 | Back-to-basics. Consume local and organic when possible. Eat real whole foods that you can trace back to the source.

No. 2 | Plant-rich. Scientific research has clearly shown the many health benefits of eating a diet high in plant foods from the earth: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, pseudograins, legumes and beans. We don’t need science to tell us how good eating plants makes us feel, try it for yourself and befriend these powerhouses of nutrition.

No. 3 | Get to know your farmer. If you consume animal proteins in your diet; make sure they have been humanely raised and have been fed their natural diets. Be able to trace your food back to the source of where they were raised, fed, and how they existed.

No. 4 | Don’t consume anything with a longer expiration date than you. If you can’t pronounce a food ingredient listed on the package or you’re not able to find it in your pantry, look for ways to make it at home from whole foods.

No. 5 | Enjoy in mindfulness. Nutrition isn’t all about counting calories, grams of fat or fiber, nor is eating only for the purpose of sustenance. Food plays many roles in our social, mental, emotional, cultural, and physical aspects of our lives. We should respect all the ways food is involved in our lives. We all, myself included, should start taking a little more time enjoying and more time “freeing” our brains from the mathematics of food, diet fads, and nutritional dogmas; and get back to bare basics of consuming whole foods as much as possible while finding what works for your body.

HOW THIS LOOKS #IRL

  • Eat mostly plants: if you look at your plate or bowl, let vegetables make up about 75% of your plate.
  • Eat colorfully: in the span of a day, consume a wide variety of colors from fruits and vegetables. More colors = more antioxidants and a larger spectrum of nutrients.
  • Eat the right fats: not only will they help your body absorb fat-soluble nutrients, fat is vital to our health on a cellular level. Include nuts such as almonds or walnuts, seeds such as chia or hemp, coconut oil, avocado, salmon or other omega-3 rich foods, etc. at every meal. Avoid vegetable oils and of course trans/hydrogenated oils.
  • Eat animal proteins mindfully: since vegetables fill up your plate, use animal proteins as a “side” and always consume ethically raised and treated animals.
  • Befriend seaweeds: enjoy seaweeds on a weekly basis to ensure adequate iodine amongst numerous health benefits. New to seaweed? Try kelp flakes.
  • Add boosters: you don’t have to use “superfoods”, but these nutrient-dense foods pack a punch for their small volume. Try maca, bee pollen, goji berries, cacao nibs, and medicinal mushrooms to fight inflammation, or check out your spice cabinet for cinnamon, ginger, garlic, and turmeric.
  • Limit or avoid dairy, gluten: especially and only if you’re sensitive. If you do consume dairy, go organic. Otherwise, explore the world of nut and seed milks- the possibilities are endless (and delicious!). Explore gluten-free grains such as quinoa, millet, amaranth, or starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes or other tubers.
  • Limit or avoid sugars: processed and refined sugars of any kind and be moderate with the use of natural sugars such as those found in fruit, maple syrup, honey, dates, etc.
  • Focus on balance: balance each meal with plenty of fibrous vegetables, healthful fats, proteins, and carbohydrates like gluten-free grains, legumes, starchy vegetables, or fruit.

The NS Lifestyle?

Pillars of health we live by.

No. 01: SQUAD We know how crucial support systems are to success, but also to our wellbeing. Find positivity and a great support network with the people you engage with from family, friends, to work. And of course, you always have a community here at NS!
No. 02: STRESS Stress is often overlooked, but it can be an invisible catalyst to derail your health goals. Managing stress can look like meditation for some, walking in nature, or listening to music for others. No matter what it is, incorporate this daily!
No. 03: BODY Move that bod! It’s not only good for us physically but mentally and for me, spiritually. Explore activities that make you happy and feel good — do more of that.
No. 04: NOURISHMENT Nourish every cell in your body with foods from the earth. Fruits, vegetables, healthful fats, proteins, “superfoods”, fermented foods, seaweeds, spices, and herbs. Check out the recipe page to get nourished in hundreds of ways.
No. 05: LOVE Love is vital to our wellbeing — self-love, loving others, and finding compassion in all. Show up for yourself fully with love so you can show up fully for others in your life.
No. 06: SLEEP Rest, beauty. Sleep has been shown to be a cornerstone in our wellbeing, make sure you’re prioritizing sleep in your life and aim for 7-9 hours each night.
No. 07: EXPLORE Remember when you were a kid and let your imagination go wild? Engage in activities as an adult that get you in a flow state and brings out the fun, joy, laughter, all for the sake of pleasure!
No. 08: CENTER Ground yourself in activities that keep you focused, productive, and ultimately keep you at your optimal performance with your mind, body, and spirit. Your morning routine can set the stage for the day.
No. 09: MANIFEST Goal setting is key to success with your health and wellness dreams- envision what and how you want to feel, write it down, check-in with yourself daily.
No. 10: NATURE Nature and animals have a beautiful way of bringing us to the present moment; not to mention breathing in fresh air and getting vitamin D from sun rays is an added bonus.

Street Cred

Nutrition Stripped in the press here

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science B.S. in Human Ecology, Dietetics from The Ohio State University
  • Masters of Science M.S. in Clinical Nutrition with an emphasis on Medical Nutrition Therapy from The Ohio State University
  • Master’s thesis investigated Dietetic Practitioners’ Knowledge, Behavior, and Practices Regarding Dietary Supplements
  • RD/RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition Dietetics

Professional organizations (current/past):

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
  • the Tennessee Dietetics Association
  • the Nashville District Dietetic Association
  • the Ohio Dietetic Association
  • the Vegetarian Dietetic Practice Group
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group

Additional Training:

Wellcoaches Training (2012). I’ll forever be training and learning.

The Community

The community is the best piece of NS! Chat with others by finding them on Instagram through #nutritionstripped and touch base with Team NS via email, blog comments, or social media. It’s a 2-way street and we love to chat.

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Photography, recipe, and content Policy

Content
All content is copyright of Nutrition Stripped and shall not be copied, replicated, or duplicated. Please be courteous, respectful, and refrain from using it as your own. You may share a recipe or image only by contacting, referring, or directly linking back to Nutrition Stripped.

Photography and Recipe Policy 
We’re extremely flattered when asked to publish NS photography on a website or blog. We ask that if you’d like to share a recipe, photography, or content, you must get permission from the team first. Please keep in mind that all written content, photography, recipes, and general writing are copyrighted materials which have been a labor of love in the production of and have worked very hard to produce it.

Nutrition Stripped policy is as follows if you want to do the following:
To promote a recipe or photograph from my site You may post one photo as long as you give a direct link back to the post where you found the photograph/material including in the content a mention of McKel Hill, MS, RD from Nutrition Stripped. You may not republish the recipe itself. To use my photography for promotion other than sharing my original works you must request permission beforehand, a simple email will do. You may not republish my recipe or multiple recipes without direct permission. We occasionally allow other websites to post my recipes; which is decided at my discretion on a case-by-case basis and mostly with those we have an agreement with for example with my blog writing contributions. Please uphold the standards of the U.S. copyright laws for recipes and mycopyright policy.

 

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Disclosure Policy

Nutrition Stripped works with brands all over the globe that we can stand behind and that we know you’ll love too! Companies and brands will send me products to try or develop recipes with. Whenever I review or refer to a product that was provided to me, I will make it clear in the post, otherwise it is a product that I have purchased and will not necessarily mention in that post. 

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This policy is valid starting from 16 June 2013. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Nutrition Stripped. For questions about this blog, please contact Support [at] nutritirionstripped [dot] com.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

While this blog may be compensated for a review of a product or service, such compensation will never have an effect on the honest opinion that I present on this blog. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.

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Any item promoted/advertised/sponsored on this site that you choose to partake in is your decision and I am not liable for any problems that arise including, but not limited to: not receiving products, receiving broken or damaged goods, seeing an item you bought go on sale after you buy it, technical difficulties with sites that I link to. Furthermore, any information you submit to any external site is at your own risk.

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Nutrition Stripped is a participant of several affiliate programs which is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking directly to sources that Nutrition Stripped genuinely likes. If you click on any of those links, which are known as “affiliate links”, and make a purchase within a certain time frame, I’ll get a small commission. The commission is paid by the third parties, not by you! Affiliate links and resources earned help support my efforts here at Nutrition Stripped, thank you!

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