Everyone I think at this point knows the saying “you are what you eat”. Take a look around and you’ll see lots of folks who’ve chosen to go for the empty calories. What you observe is that more than half of those you’ll see walking around the mall are overweight to morbidly obese. What you can’t necessarily see or know in this crowd are the health problems that go along with being overweight like hypertension and other heart diseases, joint and back problems yet you’ll see them lined up at Cinnabon. If these conditions are not Part of their lives now, it’s more a matter of when than if they contract one or more problems like that. 



Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. 



It’s tough to maintain your health and a healthy lifestyle if you’re not eating right. But what does eating right really mean? Did you realize a change of diet, the right diet for YOU, could help cure what ails you? It can restore your energy and give you a brighter outlook on life. Perhaps you’ll keep your chronic conditions at bay as well. But where do you start?


There are folks dedicated to helping you get it right and on a path to long lasting health and well being. I’d like to introduce you to my friend and master nutritionist!



Brigitta Jansen, MS, practices Functional Medicine Nutrition in Connecticut. As a nutritionist, she aims to address the root cause of disease. Her nutrition philosophy is to address the root cause of disease and support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. All disease begins in the gut, including autoimmune disorders, autism, depression, skin issues, overweight, diabetes and more. Brigitta focuses on healing the gut using the 5R program, as well as detoxing and addressing nutrient deficiencies. She uses careful analysis of blood chemistry, metabolic testing, GI panels, food sensitivity testing, genetic testing and hormone testing as well as a thorough diet and health history to determine what her clients' individual needs are. She then designs personalized diet and supplement plans to rebalance biochemistry and help her clients achieve optimum health and vitality.

Our bodies are our gardens our wills are our gardeners.      

William Shakespeare

Brigitta Jansen is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport where she obtained her Masters in Human Nutrition. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University College London, UK. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the American College of Nutrition. As a nutritionist and longtime local food activist, she is passionate about helping people discover the healing power of real food. Besides nutrition, her interests include biodynamic farming, hiking, yoga and playing music. For more info and free nutrition workshops visit jansennutrition.com.