What’s in a name?

Turbinado, maltodextrin, sucanat, dextrose, fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose.  Any of these sound familiar?  You may recognize a few.  They are all names for sugar and there are many, many more.  

Sugar can have many effects on your body.  Some are immediate, but many are cumulative over time. For instance, sugar has an effect on your hormones, mood, immunity, anxiety and depression, skin and aging, brain fog and last but not least, weight gain.  

Did you realize sugar is an inflammatory food?  It can lead to insulin resistance, which can cause heart disease, fatty liver and diabetes.  Over time, it can damage cells and block nutrients – even when you eat healthy foods!  It causes acne and collagen damage which can lead to wrinkles and aging.  

How much do you need?  

Recommendation from the American Heart Association indicates women need no more than 25 grams (6 teaspoons)  and men less than 38 grams (9 teaspoons) of added sugar per day.  A can of regular soda can have about 39 grams of added sugar.  That’s just one can.  Ideally, less than 10% of your daily caloric intake should be from sugar.

What is added sugar?

This is sugar not found in whole foods.  It is typically added during processing and preparation.  Many times what we consider “healthy” food (applesauce, yogurt, peanut butter) can have added sugar.

What can you do?  

Learn how to read labels.  Educate yourself on the many names for sugar.  Check the ingredient list on foods.  

Resist cravings.  Easier said than done – right?  Realize that it will be a struggle. You may not always win each struggle and that’s okay.  Acknowledge that sugar is addictive and it will take time and effort to reduce your dependency.  When a craving arises trying going for a walk or exercise-something to reset your brain. Try substituting fruit, which is naturally sweet.  

Eat whole foods vs packaged, processed foods.  Shop the outside aisles at the market vs the inside aisles where all the pre-packaged foods and snacks are found.

Manage stress.   You get stressed and what do you do – reach for comfort foods. Instead, try a little self-love to reduce stress; go for a walk, sit outside or listen to your favorite music.

Need additional support and guidance?

Contact our office at 314-475-3126 to schedule a nutrition consult with our nutritionist, Jess.

Introducing ………. NovaThreads


We are excited to announce that we are starting this amazing procedure in our office.

We all age…it is just a fact. We hear people say, “It is what it is. Nothing we can do about it.” Well not necessarily. That number will change, but your body does not always have to!!

With NovaThreads you can beat the wrinkles and crepe skin that has taken over your face.  Are you afraid of surgery? NovaThreads is non invasive. Are you busy? NovaThreads can be done in as little as 30 minutes. Are you budget conscious? NovaThreads ranges from $300-$1600 depending on the area.

We highly recommend you give us a call and try NovaThreads!




Weight Loss \Detox programs


Our programs are personalized to meet your individual needs and lifestyle.

Are you ready to reclaim your health and vitality? Are you searching for the underlying health issue that is causing your symptoms and undesired weight gain? Are you unsure of your next steps to healthy weight loss and maintenance?


No matter where you are on your journey to wellness, we are here to support you. Whether it’s optimizing your diet, balancing hormones, overcoming autoimmune disease, or healing a leaky gut, we’ll customize a nutrition program that is best suited to help you address the root cause, beat the symptoms and achieve your goals. By using detailed health histories and functional laboratory testing (often included in your package), we create a highly-tailored plan for individuals to lose as little as 10 pounds to those who need to lose more than 100 pounds. At RevitaLife, our mission is to help you maintain your new weight for the long term and enjoy improved health and energy.


Proven Results with one of our patients!



Do You have depleting hormone problems?

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

RevitaLife is a leader in the safe administration of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Bioidentical Hormones are derived from substances obtained from plants that are then converted to molecules identical to our own natural hormones.


The symptoms of hormone decline include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight control problems
  • Sexual and libido issues
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog or cloudiness

Do you have these symptoms?  If so, you could benefit from hormone replacement.

Let us know what some of your questions are?