Lauren Venosta

Clinical Nutritionist & Personal Chef

Lauren Venosta is a Clinical Nutritionist & Personal Chef based in the Bay Area, CA. She runs her practice, total body nourishment, where she helps motivated men and women to regain their energy and feel great in their body.

Practicing a food-as-medicine approach, she helps her clients utilize the healing powers of food to nourish their bodies. With nutrition counseling and custom meal plans, her clients experience results that last for the long-term. No crash dieting or feeling deprived, her programs focus on building healthy lifestyle habits and incorporating whole foods. She works with clients all over the country via online counseling and has helped hundreds of people break through their health struggles to live their best life possible. 

Articles by Lauren Venosta

When it comes to cooking vegetables such as mushrooms, they are all unique—some you can enjoy raw, some are better cooked, and some are used in teas and coffee. To get you started with cooking mushrooms, here is a rundown on healthy mushroom types and a couple of recipes to try.Read More
Who doesn’t want to be better at problem solving and have a better memory? Some of that functioning may be traced to your genetic makeup, but you can also influence these behaviors with the foods you eat.Read More
Probiotics may sound a little scary, but they’re just a type of microorganism that provides health benefits! There are good reasons to be sure your diet includes them, and it may be easier than you think.Read More
With all of life’s distractions, it’s easy for your mind to wander and lose focus—you forget things. But eating these five foods can help your brain—improve your memory and concentration.Read More
Your immune system is under constant attack from circulating germs. Give your body more than a fighting chance by feeding yourself these nine foods to keep your immune system strong naturally.Read More
It’s Winnie the Pooh’s favorite snack for good reason! Raw honey, in particular, is antimicrobial and antibacterial, has antibiotic properties, and gives you energy. Quick! To the grocery store!Read More
Contrary to the beliefs of the past, eating fat does not make you fat. But quality and type of fat is important for other aspects of your health. Plant-based fats decrease your risk of a host of health issues. If you aren’t including them in your diet already, now is the time to start.Read More
Comfort food brings you a sense of happiness and reassurance. But it may also be unhealthy to have with any regularity. These three recipes will bring you feelings of comfort without any cons.Read More
Learn the main features of four popular diets—vegan, paleo, Mediterranean, and raw food—and take advantage of one recipe each as you explore which of these diets might work best for you.Read More
Breakfasts are a great way to start your day right. Mixing vegan ingredients in easy-to-prepare ways ensures that you aren’t reduced to grabbing a donut or relying solely on coffee until lunchtime.Read More
Serving a variety of dishes at a dinner party is part of the fun, but it’s even easier when you have eight fabulous vegan recipes to choose from. Carnivores, omnivores, and vegans will all be satisfied.Read More
In 2018, you saw matcha, edible flowers, and mushroom powders abound. What are the health food trends you will see in 2019? Check out seven of them in this article.Read More
Colder, darker, and shorter winter days require different nutritional focus. The lack of sun and an increased spread of germs take a toll on your mind and body that these five nutrients can help offset.Read More
You’re likely spending more time inside due to cooler—or downright cold—winter temperatures. Make your insides as warm as your outsides by making these three delicious and toasty soups.Read More
The holidays can suck your energy levels dry. Even if your holidays are filled with fun, the extra effort required to shop, eat, and celebrate can wreak havoc on your mind and body. Follow these five tips to stay energized.Read More
Making changes—particularly big changes—can be hard. Deciding to be vegetarian is a great change, but making that shift stick in the long-term will benefit from a slow process of adaptation.Read More
Thanksgiving is typically a day full of family, friends, and—most notably—food! You may have had to undo a button after your big meal in prior years. This year, take control of the day and keep your belly in check.Read More
Want to boost your immunity and protect yourself from sickness this holiday season? Here are five ways you can keep your immune system strong.Read More
It’s easier than you think to reach your daily allowance of sodium. In fact, you can surpass the intake level in a single meal. But by avoiding five categories of food, you can help keep your sodium level in check.Read More

Inflammation is a concern for many. These seven foods and spices can help reduce inflammation, which in turn can help you to manage chronic pain and reduce the chance of more serious conditions.Read More
The joy of changing seasons can be found in the changing weather and colors of leaves, and new fruits and vegetables coming into season. Here are six nutrient-dense fall vegetables to enjoy in the next few months.Read More
Some secrets of the Aztecs are meant to be shared. The value of the nutrient-dense spirulina deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. Caffeine (aka energy) lovers, this algae is for you.Read More
These recipes put the joy into cooking. The ingredients include friendly spices and easy-to-find extras (such as beans and chicken). And cooking methods include sauteeing and a slow-cooker option. Utensils out!Read More
The food you eat has a significant impact on your health, including your blood pressure. Here is a list of foods that can help lower blood pressure.Read More
Ginger root has a range of health benefits, including improving digestion, blood sugar levels, and harmful cholesterol levels. Here’s a look at eight of ginger’s benefits and five ways for you to increase your intake.Read More
Quinoa is a superfood that has many nutrients and health benefits. In this article, we share the top health benefits of quinoa and tips for cooking it and incorporating it into your diet.Read More
When it comes to health benefits, smoothies and juices both have their strengths and are healthy options. Here are benefits for smoothies vs. juices.Read More
You’ve likely read nutrition labels to check the calories and amounts of sodium and fats you’re eating. But if you aren’t also looking at the ingredients list, you are missing some important information.Read More
An easy way to keep your tummy full and your digestion tract happily flowing is to eat plenty of fiber. Enjoy these five filling recipes—smoothies, energy balls, a salad, and even sloppy joe’s—all vegetarian to boot!Read More

You know you need water to live, but maintaining a proper electrolyte balance is just as important as maintaining proper hydration levels. Stay hydrated and healthy this summer with these tips.Read More
Do you have celiac disease? If you do, or if you have a less serious intolerance to gluten, you can lead a healthy life with just a few modifications. Follow these tips to keep your small intestine happy.Read More
There are a lot of myths related to eating healthy. The truth, however, is that eating well does not have to take a lot of your time, energy, or money. Read on to see if any of these myths are holding you back.Read More
For vegans, all macronutrients are consumed through plant-based sources—which can make protein consumption tricky. If you’re a vegan or have interest in following a plant-based diet, these 10 foods pack a plant-based protein punch!Read More

You’ve experienced those days where you feel foggy and the most basic questions are impossibly hard. Good news—your mental energy and focus can be improved by eating the right foods.Read More
Everyone knows that being bloated is an uncomfortable feeling. Consider reducing or eliminating these seven foods from your diet to relieve that bowling-ball-in-the-stomach feeling.Read More
Are there greens you can, and should, be eating that aren’t kale? Yes! Explore the variety of easily accessible leafy greens that you can eat (and drink) to nourish yourself with an abundance of vitamins and other nutrients.Read More