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About Taylor Groff

Taylor Groff is a functional nutritionist that specializes in using evidenced-based nutrition and food as medicine to treat the root cause of any illness- physical, emotional, and/or metabolic- that affects our ability to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life. Taylor helps move individuals into a state of optimal health by providing the tools and resources necessary to make informed health choices through teaching basic nutrition principles and providing personalized nutrition plans. Taylor focuses on the client as an individual with their own genetic uniqueness, health history, lifestyle, and cultural influences, and designs a food plan that is personal to them based on their health needs to ensure compliance for sustainable success. Taylor has her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States and her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Rowan University. She enjoys being outside in nature, going for hikes with her dog, and cooking healthy recipes. Taylor works alongside our Board Certified health coach, Anna Sandbank, designing personalized nutrition plans for clients.

Why your Olive Oil is doing more Harm than Good

Why your olive oil is doing more harm than good!

Olive oil is a staple of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and for good reason!

Enjoyed liberally in Mediterranean cuisine and around the world, olive oil is frequently used on cold salads, to cook with, and for dipping fresh bread. Not only does it satisfy the senses with its […]

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BPA: More than just plastic, Its a hormone too!

Part 3 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply
BPA: a chemical that plays a role in more than just plastic, but a hormone too!

By now, we’ve all heard about BPA, right? If not, you’re in the right place! In this article, you’ll learn about the history of […]

Toxic Pesticides in Children’s Breakfast Cereal !

Part 2 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply

Your child’s favorite breakfast cereal could contain toxic pesticides!

Did you know that oats, rice, and wheat are major but lesser-known, sources of toxic pesticides?

The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of our dietary intake of […]

Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food – What To Do!

A report was released earlier this month that stated popular brands of baby food and infant formula contain significantly high levels of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury (1). To add to these already alarming findings, most of these brands are certified USDA organic.

The Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week!

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! Did you know that eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses second only to opioid overdose? 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder (1).

Some common myths surrounding eating disorders are:

“People who have eating disorders must be underweight”. Eating disorders look […]

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our  Heart Healthy Eating Plan

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know what […]

Eat your Broccoli ! : Why this Adage Holds True!

Eat your Broccoli!: Learn why this much-maligned food is more than it seems!

Do you remember being told to “eat your broccoli” as a child? It’s no secret that most children want to run in the opposite direction at the mere sight of broccoli because of its “stinky” smell, bright green appearance, and bitter taste. Broccoli […]

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

We’re entering a new year and with that comes the infamous New Year’s resolutions. Every year it seems like “eating healthy”, “losing weight”, and “getting in shape” are at the top of everyone’s list for the most sought-after aspirations, but every year it seems like our resolutions get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.

When […]

Holiday Stress and Pandemic Stress

The impact of holiday stress and pandemic stress on your immune system and the role of perception.

We are undoubtedly living through a stressful time in history. The coronavirus has proposed new and unforeseen challenges to each and every one of us as individuals and collectively as a nation. Suddenly, our daily routine built on stability […]

The Holiday Blues: What you can do to fight them

With the holidays now in full swing, so is the stress that comes with it! Entertaining guests, financial constraints, social obligations, spending more money than your comfortable with, and feelings of loneliness can make the holiday season more of an anxiety-whirlwind than a jolly and enjoyable affair.

The holiday season undoubtedly has an impact on the […]