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Kirsten Miller

Dietitian-Nutritionist

Kirsten Miller is a top Nutritionist in Littleton, Colorado. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, Kirsten Miller is an expert in changing the lives of her patients for the better. Through her designated cause and expertise in the field, Kirsten Miller is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in her field, Kirsten Miller is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. She embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Littleton, Colorado, Kirsten Miller is a true asset to the field and dedicated to the profession of nutrition.
5 years Experience
Kirsten Miller
  • Littleton, Colorado
  • Nutrition Therapy Institute
  • Accepting new patients

Is taking in a juice fast good for health?

A juice fast can help to detox the body on a short term basis (one day) but the body needs amino acids (building blocks of protein) and some other nutrients to properly complete READ MORE
A juice fast can help to detox the body on a short term basis (one day) but the body needs amino acids (building blocks of protein) and some other nutrients to properly complete the detox process. Many of these nutrients are lacking in a juice fast so I advise you add a quality protein powder that has some detoxification factors to the juice fast.

Is intermittent fasting safe and healthy?

Intermittent can be safe and healthy as it boosts growth hormone and helps with autophagy. That said, people with hormone imbalances, particularly females with thyroid, adrenal READ MORE
Intermittent can be safe and healthy as it boosts growth hormone and helps with autophagy. That said, people with hormone imbalances, particularly females with thyroid, adrenal or reproductive hormone imbalances, should not do it for longer than 12-14 hours at a time. It's also helpful if you are somewhat fat adapted (burn more fat than carbohydrates) before you start. I recommend you begin with a 12 hour overnight fast and then gradually increase the time of fasting. Once you get to 14-16 hours of fasting you may find it's best to do on alternate days. Listen to your body.

Are chocolates bad for my child?

Some chocolates can have added sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and additives. These can be excitatory for kids with ADHD and can cause blood sugar imbalances READ MORE
Some chocolates can have added sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and additives. These can be excitatory for kids with ADHD and can cause blood sugar imbalances with energy highs and lows. Dark chocolate is healthy and has some good polyphenols. It's difficult to overeat dark chocolate since it's not as sweet as milk chocolate. You can give your children 1-2 servings of dark chocolate every day but make it greater than 70% dark. I like to make a trail mix for my son with dark chocolate bits and raw nuts.

What are the best foods to treat high blood pressure?

For high blood pressure many think of cutting sodium but potassium works in opposition to sodium so focus on adding foods high in potassium, such as avocados, sweet potatoes, acorn READ MORE
For high blood pressure many think of cutting sodium but potassium works in opposition to sodium so focus on adding foods high in potassium, such as avocados, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, wild-caught salmon, dried apricots. Also, make sure you are drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of plain water each day. Dehydration can lead to high blood pressure and that's an easy fix.

Can a diet help treat my child with ADHD?

Artificial colors, additives and MSG can be excitatory for kids with ADHD so start by eliminating, if they are part of the diet currently. In addition, removing processed foods READ MORE
Artificial colors, additives and MSG can be excitatory for kids with ADHD so start by eliminating, if they are part of the diet currently. In addition, removing processed foods with added sugar can help as blood sugar fluctuations can impact symptoms of ADHD. Move towards real foods and don't be afraid to add healthy fats, which will make vegetables much more tasty for kids. If symptoms still don't improve, I recommend you try eliminating gluten and dairy.

Can you suggest the proper diet for someone suffering from constipation?

Adequate water intake (half the body weight in ounces at a minimum) and fiber is important for regular bowel movements. I recommend she get at least 40 grams of fiber a day to READ MORE
Adequate water intake (half the body weight in ounces at a minimum) and fiber is important for regular bowel movements. I recommend she get at least 40 grams of fiber a day to help with constipation but that has to be along with water. Magnesium at night can also help.

Is it safe to go off rice and wheat for a long period of time?

That is safe. You will get many more nutrients and fiber by replacing the wheat and rice with vegetables. Try cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles as alternatives to rice and READ MORE
That is safe. You will get many more nutrients and fiber by replacing the wheat and rice with vegetables. Try cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles as alternatives to rice and pasta.

Is it okay to have only fruits for breakfast?

Fruit is a good source of nutrients but does have higher levels of sugar. A piece of fruit by itself will spike your blood sugar quickly, which then needs to be lowered by insulin. READ MORE
Fruit is a good source of nutrients but does have higher levels of sugar. A piece of fruit by itself will spike your blood sugar quickly, which then needs to be lowered by insulin. That will lead to low blood sugar and can set you up for energy highs and lows for the rest of the day. You would feel more stable energy by combining the fruit with some fat, such as nuts or nut butter. An apple with peanut butter is a perfect example.

Are oats a healthy breakfast option?

I recommend you skip the oats as they will raise blood sugar just like sugar. You can replace them with some whole food options, such as eggs with vegetables or Greek yogurt with READ MORE
I recommend you skip the oats as they will raise blood sugar just like sugar. You can replace them with some whole food options, such as eggs with vegetables or Greek yogurt with nuts and fruit.

Kirsten Miller, MNT, CNT, CSNC