Kat Barefield, MS, RD

Bio

Kat has 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. As the lead registered dietitian for dotFIT, LLC she develops learning tools such as nutrition and online weight control programs and services, consumer articles, continuing education courses, demos and interactive tutorials. Kat’s personal mission is to empower individuals to realize their inner greatness through education, fitness and wellness. Education: • MS in Sports Nutrition, Cal Poly Pomona • BS in Athletic Training, San Diego State University Certifications: • Registered Dietitian • American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Specialist • NASM Certified Personal Trainer • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

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  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Fish oil from fatty fish contains higher amounts omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, the 2 fish oils that provide health benefits. Flaxseed oil comes from the flax plant and contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Flaxseed oil contains the plant derived omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA),...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid backs into...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, and use a prenatal formula from your doctor. In fact, it may be the most important time of your life for using a Multivitamin and Mineral formula (MVM) because by the time you find out you’re pregnant, the child’s development has already started and you don’t want to miss any nutrients during...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When choosing a Valentine's Day present for your sweetheart, make sure it won't trigger an allergic reaction.

    "Chocolates and flowers are lovely, but not if they cause an allergic response," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of ...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Salmonellosis is a foodborne illness causes by the bacteria, Salmonella. It is found in raw poultry, poultry salads such as chicken salad, fish, shrimp, raw meat, meat products, dairy products, eggs and egg products. It is also found in improperly cooked cream sauces, tofu, custards and pastry creams....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests.

    However, even a little exercise -- a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example -- is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Meal replacements have been shown to be extremely effective for weight loss, and in almost all cases more effective than dieting alone. They are generally used to replace one or two meals a day which then allows more flexibility for other meals. Meal replacements allow portion control and they help...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.

    "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School readiness isn't the only benefit young children can gain from Head Start. A new study finds that kids in the U.S. preschool program tend to have a healthier weight by kindergarten than similarly aged kids not in the program.

    In their first...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The safest and most practical way to increase the body’s level of Vitamin D is by taking a daily multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM) that contains between 600 and 1200 international units (IUs) of Vitamin D. The new recommended daily intake is 600 IUs for adults up to age 70, which is 3 times...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So New Year's Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.

    However, a new study finds that Americans actually buy more food and more total calories during the days after the holiday season than they do du...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    In general, women should not consume less than 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day and men should not consume less than approximately 1,800 calories per day. However I like to take an individualized approach since every person and every situation is different. These minimums are typically very uncomfortable...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Think a pill you saw advertised on the Internet can miraculously help you shed unwanted pounds? You're not alone: A new Consumer Reports survey finds many Americans are misinformed about the quality and effectiveness of these

    ...Full Article
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You can start a healthy eating plan by first deciding on the eating plan you’d like to follow and then setting weekly goals that you feel confident you can achieve. The Sharecare Fitness App under your Coach tab has several healthy menus to choose from. You can also use the SMART goal setting strategy...Read More