Lisa Fischer

last updated 2/8/2018

Lisa Fischer

Senior Compensation Analyst at Wegman Companies Inc

Location:
1500 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(585) 328-2550

General Information

Experience

Functional Medicine Nutritionist - The UltraWellness Center

Integrative Nutrition Specialist - ON NUTRITION, PLLC

Education

MS

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Boosting the Immune System - Winter Edition

Though it sounds gross and even unhealthy, gut bacteria perform many important functions in the body, including aiding the immune system, producing the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, making energy available to the body from the food we eat, and disposing of foreign substances and toxins, according to Lisa Fischer, MS, RDN, LDN, registered dietitian at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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Gut bacteria perform many important functions in the body, including aiding the immune system, producing the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, making energy available to the body from the food we eat, and disposing of foreign substances and toxins, according to Lisa Fischer, MS, RDN, LDN, registered dietitian at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, though we always have a mixture of good and bad bacteria, sometimes the bad guys get the upper hand, causing an imbalance in gut bacteria, which can play a role in a number of health conditions. You're hankering for certain foods Craving foods, especially sweets and sugar, can mean you have an imbalance of gut bacteria. "If there's an overgrowth of yeast in the system, which might happen after a course or two of antibiotics where you wipe out all the good bacteria, then that overgrowth of yeast can actually cause you to crave more sugar," Fischer says. You're anxious or feeling blue Roughly 80 to 90 percent of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that affects mood, social behavior, sleep, appetite, memory, and even libido, is produced in the gut. When less serotonin is produced, it can negatively impact mood. You're not sleeping well Not having enough serotonin can lead to bouts of insomnia or difficulty getting to sleep, according to Fischer. Chronic fatigue and symptoms of fibromyalgia can be tied into gut bacteria imbalances as well. Your skin is acting up

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