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March is National Nutrition Month!!! YourFide Dietitian and Healing Favor Nutrition, is delighted to see Mercy Aremu,RDN published in Today’s Dietitian  Magazine “ Top 10 Dietitian making a positive Difference”  

By Elizabeth S. Goar
Today’s Dietitian
Vol. 26 No. 3 P. 20

Today’s Dietitian’s 15th Annual Showcase of 10 RDs Who Are Making a Difference.

Many of this year’s honorees came to dietetics after first careers in everything from fine dining and fashion design to modeling and consulting on Wall Street. Others parlayed their training and creative talents in videography and fashion styling into careers such as social media influencer, holistic wellness practitioner, and supplement formulator. Even those in more traditional roles in hospitals, health systems, and private practice have added their own unique flair to amplify the profession’s impact on patients and communities.

Regardless of how they apply their skills, talents, and training, this year’s winners all share a common interest in advancing the dietetics profession, providing culturally appropriate and sustainable nutrition, and addressing social issues such as food insecurity and bias.

As is always the case, selecting 10 RDs from the hundreds you nominated to be part of this year’s TD10 was a daunting prospect and truly showcased the profession we are proud to recognize during National Nutrition Month® and on Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.

We’re confident you’ll be as impressed by this year’s TD10 as we were and that you’ll find in their stories the inspiration to make your own mark on the nutrition profession in the years to come.


Food can be medicine for those affected by a wide range of chronic illnesses. Yet for millions of Americans, preventative nutrition and nutrition counseling is out of reach. Mercy Aremu saw the detrimental impacts of this gap firsthand while working as a renal dialysis dietitian…..

She had patients in their 30s whose kidney failure might have been prevented had they received the right nutrition guidance when diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure in their 20s. She also personally experienced the benefits of food as medicine when a doctor sent her to a health food store instead of a pharmacy to heal her own chronic condition.

She founded Healing Favor Nutrition to bridge the gap for the “millions of Americans affected by diet-related chronic diseases. They simply need more access to preventative nutrition services,” she says.

Healing Favor Nutrition is a nonprofit providing free or low-cost nutrition education treatment services to low-income families and other underserved and underrepresented populations. Through community presentations, group and individual education, and other activities, it promotes nutrition to prevent major causes of disease and reduce health disparities.

At the beginning, Aremu personally funded the organization. Currently, it runs with volunteer support, sponsorships from community organizations and grants from Google. Aremu also runs YourFide Dietitian, offering culturally based disease management services covered by insurance.

“I want everyone to have that same hope the doctor gave me when he decided not to prescribe medication,” she says. By basing recommendations on an “understanding of their cultural food and cultural background, I can provide recommendations that are relevant and sustainable.”


Today’s Dietitian is the leading independent source for news, information, research, and industry trends among the nation’s influential community of nutrition professionals. Today’s Dietitian provides registered dietitians, diabetes care and education specialists, foodservice managers, and culinary professionals with well-written content on essential topics that affect their clients, their profession, and their career development. Today’s Dietitian is also a leading producer of accredited continuing education opportunities for these practitioners.




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Nutrition Matters Before And After Surgery.

Nutrition, both before and after your surgery, can play a vital role in how quickly and well you recover. From reducing your risk of infection to possibly lessening the appearance of scarring, the role nutrition plays in healing from any surgical procedure should not be overlooked.

The foods you eat significantly affect weight, blood pressure, mood, and your body’s overall function. Food has so much control over how the body operates, it also dictates how well it will respond to surgery and trauma.

When you have surgery, swelling and inflammation are your body’s natural reactions. They happen because the body sends extra blood to the site of the trauma and incision, which carries nutrients and platelets that help the healing process.

Why Choose to Work With YourFide Dietitian.

YourFide Dietitian Mercy Aremu, RDN is  culturally sensitive Registered Dietitian, not judgmental and here to provide compassionate, professional  and comprehensive  nutrition services. 

Work with a nutrition expert. A nutrition consultation is a structured method pointed at encouraging individual patients to modify their dietary behaviors to improve health outcome. Consultation benefits  with YourFide Dietitian  include:

  • Supplements plan recommendations- we will provide only practitioner -grade supplements to enhance and boost your immune system.
  • Individualized weekly meal planning with recipe suggestions.
  • Medical Nutrition therapy
  • Goal setting, counseling, and motivation
  • Review health history and medical labs with you.
  • Comprehensive nutrition and health education.
  • Analysis of your nutrition and food intake and how it impacts your health.
  • Quality follow-ups and access to your RDN
  • A new patient Packet to take home

Bariatric Surgery Risks, Complications and Side Effects:

Some bariatric surgery risks include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Anesthesia-related risks
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Inability to eat certain foods
  • Infection
  • Obstruction of stomach
  • Weight gain or failure to lose weight


Bariatric Surgery Long-Term Risks

Bariatric surgery carries some long-term risks for patients, including:

  • Dumping syndrome, a condition that can lead to symptoms like nausea and dizziness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Malnutrition
  • Vomiting
  • Ulcers
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hernias

Talk To Your Doctor About The Following Risk:

Risks of Gastric Bypass:

  • Breakage
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or
    substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the
    surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction
  • Protein or calorie malnutrition
  • Pulmonary and/or cardiac problems
  • Skin separation
  • Spleen or other organ injury
  • Stomach or intestine ulceration
  • Stricture
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency

Risks of Gastric Sleeve:

  • Blood clots
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or
    substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the
    surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Skin separation
  • Stricture
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency

Minimize Risk

One of the best ways to minimize risks when seeking any kind of surgical procedure is to be your own best advocate.  Research the procedure you are selecting and understand the risks.  Based on recent study, BBL( Brazilian Butt Lift)  had higher mortality rates than any other cosmetic surgery.

How To Contact YourFide Dietitian for for Pre and Post Surgical Nutrition Care

Phone number: 770-881-8655


Food sensitivities   can wreak havoc on your health. Different from food allergies, food and chemical hypersensitivities are still a function of your immune system. Any disorder with an inflammatory component can be prompted by irritating food or chemicals, but the following are some examples:

Migraine and headache
Autoimmune disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
Ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Irritable bowel disease
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE)
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
I use the patented MRT (mediator release test) to evaluate 170 common food and food chemicals and determine a person’s reactive foods. Then, utilizing the LEAP diet protocol, we develop a customized eating plan to reduce inflammation. Pain relief and reduction of symptoms are usually seen within 10-14 days.

Please contact me for more information, or to set an appointment.

YourFide.com Experts in all  cultural Foods. Nutritionist for Heart disease, Kidney disease, ESRD on dialysis , Diabetes, Crohn, PCOS, Gout, Autoimmune diseases, Cancers, High Blood Pressure, children nutrition services -Autism, ADHD, Eating Disorder ( Anorexia/Bulimia), Gastrointestinal diseases, Yeast infections, Lupus, COVID,

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