In the News2019-04-12T15:10:27+00:00

April 11, 2019 / Livestrong.com

“Whether you find yourself distracted by work or caught up in a cascade of to-dos from school drop-off to errands, it’s easy to let a meal fall by the wayside. But you’re only hurting yourself in the long-run, says Alyssa Tucci, RDN, senior nutrition manager of Virtual Health Partners.

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April 5, 2019 / GoodMenProject.com

“Maintaining healthy habits is a good idea at any time of the day, but certain ones can give you more bang for your buck when done before bed,” says Rachel Daniels, RD, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners in New York.

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April 4, 2019 / Medium.com

“As part of my series about the women leading the Artificial Intelligence industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jillian Bridgette Cohen ,CEO & Co-Founder of Virtual Health Partners, Inc. (VHP), a results-based virtual wellness platform that provides live one-on-one nutrition appointments, fitness classes, and lifestyle modification by a team of wellness specialists.

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March 14, 2019 / Alleywatch.com

Virtual Health Partners (VHP) provides patients and providers with the toolbox to ensure that these goals are met with its on-demand, live virtual support platform.  The platform empowers providers such as healthcare professionals, nutritionists, and fitness companies to offer streamlined expert advice to their patients and clients for addressing health and wellness concerns at scale. AlleyWatch chatted with CEO and cofounder Jillian Bridgette Cohen to learn how coming from a family of doctors and her early career path inspired her to venture out on her own to create the ultimate toolbox for patients’ needs.”

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March 12, 2019 / Businessinsider.com

“Try to include a serving of animal or plant-based protein on your salad at lunch, add a clean protein powder to a smoothie, snack on a yogurt with chia seeds and berries, and choose a lean protein, whole grain, and a veggie for dinner,” said Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners, MS, RD. This way, your body has sufficient protein stores to carry you through the fasts and you will maintain your muscle mass, she said.”

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February 20, 2019 / msn.com

“According to Alyssa Tucci, RDN nutrition manager at Virtual Health Partners, once stored carbs are depleted, water will lose along with them. She added that while you are on keto diet, your body flushes out the buildup of ketones in urine, which also depletes water and sodium from the body. Tucci said it is advisable to drink a glass of water when you wake up and sip water regularly throughout the day.”

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February 15, 2019 / Shape.com

“While Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners, cautions that many “healthy” breakfast sandwiches are just smaller versions of their unhealthy counterparts, this one is full size and packs added nutrition from vegetables—including tomato, spinach, and avocado. “It’s also offered on a sprouted grain bagel flat and contains 21 grams of protein,” she adds.”

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February 7, 2019 / INSIDER.com

“However, Chelsea Amengual, MS, RD, and manager of fitness programming and nutrition at Virtual Health Partners told INSIDER that while we cannot digest fiber, and do not gain any energy from it, it is crucial to digestive health. “Insoluble fiber provides bulk to our stool and food for our healthy gut bacteria, and soluble fiber helps slow down digestion and can even have a positive impact on heart health,” she said.”

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January 30, 2019 / CorporateEventNews.com

“Call the hotel in advance and see if they will clear the mini fridge for you,” suggests Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners. She adds, “If they are willing to, you can make a pit stop at a nearby grocery or convenience store to pick up some easy items: Think yogurt, fresh sliced turkey, mini hummus cups, hard-boiled eggs, sliced or steamable vegetables, and fruit.”

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January 15, 2019 / TotalBeauty.com

“I think we’ll continue to see a very strong focus on nutrition trends for improved performance and body composition,” says Chelsea Amengual, RD, manager of fitness programming and nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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January 7, 2019 / EverydayHealth.com

“The drastic decrease in carbohydrate intake on the ketogenic diet can cause shifts in your fluid and electrolyte balance. Carbs are stored along with water in the body, so as these stores are depleted, that water is lost along with them,” says Alyssa Tucci, RDN, nutrition manager at Virtual Health Partners in New York City.”

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January 7, 2019 / Medium.com

“Jillian is the CEO & Co-founder of Virtual Health Partners, Inc. In May 2015, Jillian launched VHP with the goal of creating an ecosphere of wellness support available anywhere and anytime”

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December 18, 2018 / Cooking Light

“It can also lead to better eating habits overall: ‘Eating breakfast within a reasonable window of time helps to prevent overeating and poorer food choices later on, when you suddenly realize how hungry you are, and you grab whatever’s available,’ says New York-based registered dietitian Rachel Daniels, RD, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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December 12, 2018 / HuffPost

“Pregnant women may be more likely to crave salt because of dehydration induced by pregnancy-related vomiting or nausea,” said Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at online clinic Virtual Health Partners.”

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December 10, 2018 / Simple Most

“People can make a number mistakes when it comes to keto, from eating too much protein to not eating enough healthy fats,” says Chelsea Amengual, a registered dietitian and manager of fitness programming and nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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December 6, 2018 / Total Beauty

“During the holidays, I am extra careful to drink lots of water,” says Rachel Daniels, MS, RD, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners. “Most holiday events will include alcohol, so I always go in well-hydrated.”

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November 28, 2018 / Niagara Gazette

“Program members will also benefit from having access to an online app called Virtual Health Partners. This app offers a new way of conquering health goals through 24/7 live online support, enabling people with busy schedules to enjoy on demand access to fitness, nutrition and lifestyle modification videos, live classes, virtual support groups and expert advice from wellness specialists through private instant messaging.”

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November 22, 2018 / Shape Magazine

“What the liver can’t break down, the body gets rid of through a process called “oxidation,” explains Rachel Daniels, M.S., R.D., senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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October 29, 2018 / Byrdie

“Forgoing fruit (and even some vegetables) because it’s too sugary is a common, though ill-advised, diet tip. “I have heard countless times from clients that they will absolutely not eat carrots, yet they may be having ice cream on a nightly basis,” says registered dietitian Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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October 17, 2018 / TheThirty

“When we sleep, everything in our body slows down, including digestion. You want to make sure that your food is processed prior to bedtime so that you can utilize these nutrients for recovery overnight and rest comfortably,” explains Chelsea Amengual, Manager of Fitness Programming & Nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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October 17, 2018 / My Fitness Pal

“Starting a ketogenic diet is a major adjustment for your body, especially if you are used to eating a moderate to high carbohydrate diet, notes Chelsea Amengual, MS, RD Manager of Fitness Programming & Nutrition at Virtual Health Partners.”

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October 12, 2018 / Fast Company

“Though you shouldn’t guilt yourself too much, director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners Alyssa Tucci says busy professional are notorious for skipping meals–you should try to cut it out ASAP. And before you start making excuses, Tucci says taking those few moments to cook (or buy), chew, and go will make a difference in your productivity.”

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September 26, 2018 / TheSpotlyte.com

“[As we age] changes in hormones and metabolism can make it easier to store fat and more difficult to get rid of it,” explains Senior Nutrition Manager at Virtual Health Partners, Alyssa Tucci. ”

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September 17, 2018 / Elite Daily

“Salty foods like French fries are total comfort foods for me when I’m sick, but if you want to feel better in record time, Carol Aguirre, MS, RD/LDN, a dietitian/nutritionist based in Florida…”

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September 2018 /Club Solutions

“My passion for being active and healthy started at a very early age in large part due to my parents who had me playing sports every afternoon. I started my career in corporate finance working for a Fortune 500 company, but I wanted to do something that made a difference in people’s lives.”

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August 27, 2018 / My Fitness Pal

“It is a common misperception that caffeine in soda, tea and coffee will cause a diuretic effect that will either not hydrate or even cause dehydration,” says Marisa Michael, MS, RDN.”

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August 1, 2018 / Forbes

“Learn from as many people as possible. It is as important to learn what to do as what not to do. Do not let gender guide you. Yes, as a woman there are more challenges, but do not let that be your defining force.”

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July 30, 2018 / Insider

“The keto diet is very low in carbs and refined sugars, reducing increases in blood sugar levels,” said Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners. Excess sugar intake leads to a process called glycation, she suggested, which produces advanced glycosylation end products (AGES) that weaken collagen and lead to the development of wrinkles, lines, and saggy skin.”

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June 27, 2018 / HealthLine

“I wouldn’t recommend Keto Coffee to the average person looking to lose weight,” Rachel Daniels, a registered dietitian and senior director of nutrition with Virtual Health Partners, told Healthline. “The grass-fed butter is going to add extra saturated fat to the diet that is not going to work any weight loss miracles on its own. Adding fat without reducing carbohydrates will not put the body in ketosis.””

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June 15, 2018 / This Insider

“Although alcohol consumption is strongly discouraged on the keto diet, Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners said that dry wine is actually quite low in carbs and can be enjoyed in moderation on the keto diet.”

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June 13, 2018 / Cooking Light

“When you’ve got a dinner party coming up where you know there’s going to be a ton of delish food, it’s tempting to skip lunch and bank the calories for later. However, this strategy can backfire and cause you to hoover way more calories in the long-run, says Rachel Daniels, RD, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners in New York.”

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June 6, 2018 / NBC News

“The $40 spin class and vitamin supplements you purchase today will wind up being much cheaper than the doctor’s copays you’ll be saddled with if you develop diabetes, heart disease or any of the other conditions associated with extra weight, says Jillian Cohen, CEO & co-founder of Virtual Health Partners, an online wellness platform that offers nutritionist appointments, live fitness classes, and more.”

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June 4, 2018 / PopSugar

“Unfortunately, exercise is truly ‘use it or lose it.’ If you stop strength training, you’ll likely notice decreased strength (making it harder to perform daily activities), energy loss, impaired balance, and weight gain in as little as 3-4 weeks,” Meghan Nagel, manager of fitness programming at Virtual Health Partners, told POPSUGAR.

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June 4, 2018 / StyleCaster

“It’s important to keep in mind that no single food has a magical ability to melt away fat,” says Rachel Daniels, senior director of nutrition at Virtual Health Partners. “But in the context of an overall healthy diet, incorporating the following foods can help to give you a little extra boost.”

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