Monday, July 26, 2010

The Wellness Philosophy Now Offers Pure Encapsulations

In addition to trusted practitioner grade supplement and enzyme brands Kirkman® and Houston Enzymes®, The Wellness Philosophy Inc. is pleased to add Pure Encapsulations® to our line of supplements.

The Wellness Philosophy Inc. is a nutrition practice serving the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We specialize in nutrition intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), food allergies, digestive wellness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Candida, and general wellness nutrition.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Registered Dietitian and owner Staci Small M.A., R.D. at 317.362.6528 or . For additional information visit our web site at

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Digestive Health and Surgery

Many of us will have a surgical procedure at some point in our lifetime. This procedure might be for a nagging joint or ligament injury, a cosmetic reason or a lifethreatening issue. Whatever your reason, a large majority of us end up with painful gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in the days immediately following surgery.

A common pre-surgery procedure is for antibiotics to be administered either orally or intravenously. Antibiotics help to prevent surgery related infections. However, they also kill a large majority of our beneficial gut bacteria. Our digestive tracts have a micro world of their own; full of bacteria and other microorganisms that are responsible for some of the most vital processes in our bodies.

Two other common roadblocks to our post surgery gastrointestinal comfort are anesthesia and iron supplements. Both are often necessary and very beneficial to the patient but can promote stools that are hard and difficult to pass post-op. To ease post-op gastrointestinal discomfort, talk to your physician about stool softeners while in the hospital. You'll also want to replenish good bacteria (probiotics) to restore the vital microbial balance in the intestinal tract.

Prior to a surgical procedure, it can be very beneficial to consult with a licenced nutrition professional (Registered Dietitian) to determine the correct type and amount of probiotics, as well as assess possible nutrient depletion caused by the stress of surgery and medications administered during and after surgery.

Please contact Registered Dietitian Staci Small M.A., R.D. at The Wellness Philosophy Inc. for more information or to schedule a digestive health consultation.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Staci Small M.A., R.D. to speak on a "Parent's Guide to Nutrition and Autism" at TACA of Indiana April Meeting

What: TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Please contact Julie Sommers or Laura Rowley (TACA, Indiana) with questions.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Autism Research Institute - Defeat Autism Now! 2010 Spring Conference

The Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now! 2010 Spring Conference is just around the corner. ARI's conferences are aimed at helping clinicians and parents learn the latest biomedical and nutrition interventions for children on the spectrum. The last conference I attended was packed with wonderful information and I am looking forward to attending another later this week (April 8-11; Baltimore, Maryland).

I have attached a link below outlining the nutrition seminar topics. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the topics before or after my attendance.

Nutrition Topics Agenda: ARI Defeat Autism Now! 2010 Spring Conference


Staci Small M.A., R.D.
The Wellness Philosophy Inc.
P.O. Box 1114
Greenwood, IN 46142
p: 317.362.6528

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Benefits of Supplementation

Many people, young and old, find great benefits from supplementing their nutrient intake with various enzymes, supplements and probiotics. The typical American diet depletes our bodies of adequate nutrients, healthy bacteria, and often stresses our most vital organs. Nutrient intake, digestion and absorption are especially compromised in those suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders, IBS and other chronic conditions.

Replenishing these important building blocks help our bodies function optimally as well as support cognitive function, digestion, absorption and elimination of toxins. These complex systems rely on the correct nutrients and are vital to our overall health and functioning.

Purchasing supplements from reputable suppliers is key. Research has shown that many supplements from various manufacturers contain heavy metals, artificial fillers, as well as allergens such as wheat, dairy and soy. The health and safety of clients is my number one priority. Therefore, The Wellness Philosophy Inc. only purchases these products from today's most trusted manufacturers. We currently carry supplements, enzymes and probiotics offered by:
  • Kirkman®
  • Houston Enzymes®
To schedule an assessment to determine if you could benefit from nutrient supplementation or to place an order, please contact me at

Monday, January 11, 2010

Seminar: Parent's Guide to Nutrition and Autism

Please join me on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Old National Bank Community Outreach Center in Greenwood, Indiana as I guide parents through a step-by-step introduction to the process of nutrition intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with autism have significantly higher rates of nutrition and gut issues than their typical peers. This presentation will help parents understand the recommended order of nutrition intervention per Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) nutrition protocols to most effectively assist in healing the gut and bring comfort back to the child and family dealing with autism.


DATE: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
TIME: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm (Lunch provided)
LOCATION: Old National Bank, 900 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: In an effort to provide the best possible learning environment for everyone in attendance, we ask that only adults attend this seminar.
COST: Free to the public, seating is limited; pre-registration required
Kathie Turke, Community Services Representative, Old National Bank 317.885.3318 or Staci Small M.A., R.D., The Wellness Philosophy Inc., 317.362.6528,

Please RSVP by Monday, January 25, 2010.


Staci Small M.A., R.D.
Registered Dietitian
The Wellness Philosophy Inc.