Daily Archives: June 24, 2016

Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD

Welcome to BeingBrigid--my functional nutrition hub! I'm Brigid, a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a food first philosophy to treating and preventing chronic disease. I started my career as the Founding Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and have since transitioned to building a functional nutrition consulting business. I use this site to express evidence-based nutrition recommendations and resources plus nutrient-dense, gluten-free recipes!

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  • Traveling and eating gluten-free can sometimes be a pain but it is 100% possible when you stick with whole, real foods, choose the right restaurants and ask lots of questions! My gut health easily gets thrown off if I don’t eat this way. Many of my clients experience the same thing. And no one wants to deal with bloating, bowel issues or nausea while on vacation. You know what I mean?! I also recommend traveling with the right supplements. My vaca go tos for digestive health are probiotics, l-glutamine and Similase GFCF which helps breakdown gluten and casein for accidental exposure! #glutenfreeliving #cleaneats #glutenfreetravel #guthealth
  • Happy faces for Fri-Yay! #coconuts #fridayvibes #sunshine #momlove #caribbean
  • Yesterday we swam in this beautiful hot spring. It was magical! It felt like a holy sanctuary...you can see the big cross in the background. Swimming in the clear blue water reminded me of the value of living a life of simplicity. The idea of having less material items that never fill us and more opportunities to experience the pure magic of the world with the people that we love! #lessismore #travel #hotsprings #mexico
  • Soaking up the ☀️ with my fam (except for yesterday when it was cloudy!) and had no clue that it was Registered Dietitian Nutritionist day! Happy RD day to all of the AWESOME Dietitians out there that take a food first approach to creating health and advocate for moving the profession towards whole food! Today I’m grateful to be able to run my own nutrition business and teach future RDs as a grad school professor. At this time last year I was still seeing 12-15 patients a day at the Cleveland Clinic which was THE BEST learning experience but not conducive to a balanced lifestyle. I wake up every single day with tons of gratitude to be able to make a difference and a living doing what I love with lots of flexibility!! Celebrating all the RDs out there that inspire me and so many others! Also celebrating all of my previous and current patients/clients and our Functional Feed members who I’ve learned so much from as a result of working together! 💁‍♀️🙌💗😊🥝🥒🥑🍳🥙🏝❤️ If you haven’t read my latest article on the future of nutrition, link is in my bio! Thank you for all of your comments and shares!! #rdday #rdn #nationalnuritionmonth #nutrition 📸 @grace_titgemeier
  • Functional nutrition going mainstream with this awesome spread in the @wsj called Dietary Advice from the Gut! Could not love it more! “Standard nutrition advice doesn’t work for everyone. Research shows that people fed identical foods can have vastly different blood glucose responses, which may explain why one person can eat doughnuts daily without gaining weight and another can’t. While there is some variability due to genetics, there is growing evidence that the 100 trillion organisms that live in the gut—also known as the microbiome—also play a role.” 🎤 drop! 🙌 Can we also talk about how adorable it is when your grandpa cuts out articles from the newspaper and gives them to you?! He said...this sounds like everything you do! Glad he’s paying attention! #functionalnutrition #gutmicrobiome #guthealth #personalizednutrition
  • Green smoothies never looked so good! Sending as much sunshine to Cleveland as possible...and everywhere else that needs it! 🥒🥝🥑☀️#sittinonabeach #sippinsomethingstrong #greensmoothies #margaritas #beachlife
  • In honor of national nutrition month I’m sharing all of my thoughts on evidenced based nutrition and the need for us to come together to transform the field of nutrition and create health in our country. We are working off of a medicine-pedaling, chronic disease-centered, food industry-sponsored system and that system is broken. Thanks to functional medicine, CrossFit and other progressive organizations there is a shift that’s started to take place. But in order to continue to make a significant dent, we all need to come together, update curriculums for Doctors and Dietitians, incentivize farmers to grow high quality food, vote with our fork and work towards improving the future landscape of nutrition. The link to the article is in my bio. I’d love to hear your thoughts!! #futureofnutrition #functionalnutrition #nationalnutritionmonth
  • Dyinggg over the fabulousness of these Chocolate Cherry Energy Bars for the Functional Feed! Happy Monday to all my nut butter lovers! 🥜 Wishing each of you an amazing week and wishing for myself that I don’t go through the whole jar of almond butter before Wednesday! #willpower #nutbutter #energybars #beingbrigid
  • Two of my absolute favorite forms of nourishment and love: quality food and incredible friends! Poached egg with avocado, bacon and veggies; avocado toast with chicken and a keto pudding bowl! Basically the perfect refuel after an incredible ass-kicking @risenationcle class that I loved and disliked all at the same time! How are you spending your Saturday?!? #townhall #risenation #brunch #cleveland #cle
  • Happy FRIDAY! I don’t fully understand what it means to be a spiritual gangster but that never stops me from rocking this shirt! Sending you lots of happy spiritual gangster vibes this weekend! ✌️💕🧘‍♀️ #justfeelsright #happyfriday #fridayvibes
  • I gave a lecture at Case Western yesterday on the most popular supplements. Probiotics definitely made the cut since having a healthy gut is one of the keys to feeling good and living well! These living strains of bacteria are something that I recommend getting daily. That can be a supplement (especially for some people who need even more bacteria) or it could also be 2-4 tbsp of fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented beets, etc. It’s best to get a variety of different kinds. Highly recommended if you have bloating, constipation, brain fog, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease, fatigue, migraines, or even a baby on the way (@ashleym57)! Top on salad, burgers, salmon, brown rice, avocados, or just eat plain! #probiotics #healthygut #clekraut
  • Today is the official launch of Food What the Heck Should I Eat by @markhymanmd. This is a doctor that believes in the power of food so much that he requires all of his patients to work with a functionally trained dietitian...as most doctors offices would benefit from! If you’re confused about nutrition, pick up his book! And if you’re looking for ways to dial in on your personal nutrition, watch for info about our new personalized nutrition coaching program! #food #nutrition #foodthebook #functionalnutrition

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