Leyda Figueroa RD, LND

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Let's Get Real About Nutrition This March

In the midst of our jam-packed lives, where back-to-back meetings blur into late-night emails, and "busy" is everyone's middle name, there's a critical piece of the puzzle often shoved to the back burner: nutrition. Yes, I’m talking about what fuels the very engine of our high-octane lives. This March, as the world dives headfirst into National Nutrition Month®, we take a different route. We're going beyond the mere act of eating and exploring what it truly means to nourish ourselves in the chaos of our everyday lives.

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Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight - Especially Now

Finding a healthy weight that works for you also means finding a weight that works for your health. When your weight is in a healthy range, you are able to prevent many diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Finding your healthy weight can also contribute to increased energy and strength, feelings of joy, and to greater self-esteem.

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Topics: nutritionist, health, covid-19

Cómo fortalecer tu sistema inmunológico

Cuando nos vemos amenazados por problemas de salud o crisis globales como la que estamos enfrentando con el coronavirus, se despierta en nosotros una alerta. Con esto, comienza una búsqueda de tratamientos y remedios que fortalezcan nuestro sistema y nos proteja de enfermedades. El sistema inmunológico es nuestra primera línea de defensa y se puede proteger con acciones muy sencillas que garantizan el pleno y óptimo funcionamiento de las defensas del organismo.

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Topics: nutrition, nutritionist, health, coronavirus

How to Support Your Immune System During a Pandemic

When we face challenges to our health or a global health crisis like the current pandemic, we tend to experience a state of alertness. With this comes a search for treatments and remedies to strengthen our system and protect ourself from disease. Our immune system is our first line of defense, and there are many simple actions we can take to set it up for success.

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Topics: nutritionist, health, covid-19

Consejos de dieta y estilo de vida para superar una cuarentena

Con el impacto que ha causado el coronavirus en nuestro diario vivir, ha aumentado nuestro estado de alerta y la nutrición es más importante que nunca.

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Topics: wellness, corporate wellness, act 20, stress

Diet and Lifestyle Advice to get You Through a Lockdown

With the arrival of the coronavirus in Puerto Rico, we’ve rushed to secure items we feel will help us through an uncertain future. While the focus has been on stocking basic household items and sanitizers, we want to remind you that your diet and lifestyle choices are especially important right now. Because when it comes to supporting your immune health, there really are no substitutes!

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Topics: nutrition, health, coronavirus

Five Tips for Staying Healthy this Thanksgiving

If you’re trying to figure out how to create a healthy balance through the holiday season, you’re not alone. The best way to make this Thanksgiving a special occasion is by sharing a meaningful experience with family and friends. The priority should be to connect with your loved ones and share quality time with them. You can do this by being more mindful and conscious of the time you spend together, demonstrating appreciation, and finding some time to play and feel festive. While food can play a central role, holiday engagements are about so much more, and what’s important is to be more present in your everyday life. 

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Topics: health tips, nutrition, Whole Foods, nutritionist, diet, wellness, healthy living, health, proactive health

Getting Yourself into Shape with a Concierge Nutritionist

Believe it or not, nutrition involves a lot more than just a balanced diet. It dives right into the science of the foods that we eat, and helps to identify what our bodies actually need. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in terms of nutrition, as we all have varying needs. So how exactly can a nutritionist help, and how can you get into shape with the new concept of a concierge nutritionist?

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Topics: nutrition, nutritionist, concierge, quality time, health

Lose Those Extra Pounds with this 10-Day Detox Program


Back by popular demand! One of the most convenient and effective ways to reset your body is through one of Dr. Mark Hyman's programs, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. Using this model, after just 10 days you’ll feel lighter, cleaner, and more energized—ready to get back on track after what felt like endless festivities!



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Topics: nutrition, wellness, healthy living, detox, weight loss

How does the food we eat directly impact our health?

Did you know food can help prevent and in some cases even reverse disease?  I emphasize a whole foods diet for my patients which focuses on quality of nutrients instead of quantity.   Some of the results I have seen in my years of experience as a result of my patients' commitment to these diet changes include body transformations, healthier social lives, increased activity levels, and overall improved health and vitality. 

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Topics: health tips, nutrition, Whole Foods, diet, lifestyle

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