Join Us in Welcoming Siona to Starkel Nutrition and the Metabolic Reset Weight Loss Program

Siona Sammartino

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Siona Sammartino, MS, RDN. Siona is a graduate of Bastyr University and has been practicing for 6+ years. She will manage the Metabolic Reset Weight Loss Program, taking over from Brooke Brandeberry who is going on maternity leave at the end of this month, lead seasonal group cleanses, […]

Is It Time to Toss My Microwave?

I live in a very small space and have an old Kenmore microwave/convection oven that I’ve been cooking in for years. This oven came with my home and I have no way of knowing if it is older than my adult children, but I suspect it may be.  Over the years I’ve wondered about the […]

Why Not Diet Soda?

Diet Soda’s Downfall Unless you have had your head in the sand or living in major denial – you have heard that diet soda is purportedly bad for us. Perhaps as bad as its sugar-laden counterpart. How can this be? Why can’t we substitute diet soda for regular soda and reap the benefit of cutting […]

The Truth About Fat: Eat More, Burn More

Over the years we have learned, un-learned and re-learned how to fuel our bodies. The sheer volume of information, and how often it changes with time and research is staggering – and many of us are still confused. Understanding our bodies’ approach to burning the fuel we feed it might offer a little insight into […]

What’s all the hype about Garcinia Cambogia?

What do you think about Garcinia Cambogia? Garcinia cambogia has received media attention lately for its use as a weight loss supplement. From the rind of the tamarind fruit, the bioactive compound thought to have weight loss effects is the naturally occurring chemical, hydroxycitric acid. Where can you find Garcinia Cambogia? If your mind goes […]

Hormones vs. Calories

Hormones vs. Calories

Raise your hand if you have attempted to lose weight before beginning the Met Reset Program. If your hand is up, you know that losing weight involves making peace with your hormones, rather than fighting them. In his recent article, “Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories,” Dr. Jade Teta describes how […]