Fernando, M.S., R.D.

Advisory Board Member

Nutrition Science
Education: M.S. Nutrition Sciences, University of Washington
Expertise: Nutrition Science

Imashi Fernando works in a large hospital system as a clinical dietitian and provides one-on-one nutrition counseling through her virtual private practice, Brown Sugar Nutrition PLLC.

Imashi holds a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, and she is passionate about breaking down complex nutrition science into personalized nutrition recommendations to help make our world a healthier place, one person at a time.

About the Edge

The Edge is an editorial outlet from Hone Health that delivers science-backed, expert-driven content to help you live better for longer. Our content is powered by experienced health and lifestyle journalists and reviewed by members of our Advisory Board, who are notable experts in their respective disciplines, from urology and endocrinology to nutrition and fitness.

Latest From Fernando, M.S., R.D.

This Link Between Thyroid Issues and Low T May Blow Your Mind

The connection goes far deeper than shared symptoms.

Hidden Thyroid Issues in Men: Are You at Risk?

Here's how to tell if your gland is glitchy.

Is Celtic Sea Salt a Fad or Superfood?

Pink Himalayan salt, prepare to be dethroned.

What Energy Drink Is the Best?

A registered dietitian weighs in on the best of the worst.

12 Best Muscle Recovery Foods for Post-Workout Gains

What to eat—and what to skip—to fuel recovery.

The 10 Healthiest Sodas to Kick Your Sugary Habit for Good

These sodas feature less sugar and boast beneficial bacteria, antioxidants, and adaptogens.

Canned Chicken Is Packed With Protein, but It’s Also Processed. Is It Healthy?

What to know before you crack open that dusty can of chicken for a desperate sandwich.

How to Choose the Best Probiotics to Take With Antibiotics, According to an R.D.

Antibiotics can help you get over an infection, but your gut health might suffer.

The 10 Best Protein Bars for Weight Loss, Ranked by a Dietitian

Your snack stash just got better.

The 5 Healthiest Oat Milk Brands, According to a Registered Dietitian

The best (and worst) options on grocery store shelves.

Are Seed Oils Really Toxic? Here’s What an R.D. Says

They aren’t the healthiest, but it wouldn’t hurt to toss the canola oil.

The Easy Guide to 18:6 Intermittent Fasting

Fasting for 18 hours a day has been touted for weight loss, better focus, and improved health.

The 7 Best Colostrum Supplements to Boost Gut Health and Athletic Performance

Plus, everything experts want you to know about colostrum.

People Are Taking Creatine Gummies Now, Apparently

What used to be a taboo workout supplement can now be bought in delicious gummy form.

Is Propel Water Actually Healthy?

Propel’s ingredients list contains a string of good-for-you vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes, but also artificial sweeteners.

The Best (and Worst) Probiotic Drinks for a Healthier Gut

Cheers to a diverse microbiome.

What Is Metabolic Confusion? Does It Actually Work?

Metabolic confusion sounds as murky as its name. A registered dietitian explains all.

Stubborn Stomach Ache? An R.D. Swears by Tea for Digestion

Your grandma’s home remedies, backed by research.

Peter Attia’s 5 Best Tips for Eating Your Way to a Longer Life

You aren’t going to like tip #5.

Are Perfect Bars Healthy? A Registered Dietitian Weighs In

Generally, yes. But watch the sugar.

Is Chicken and Rice Actually Healthy? A Registered Dietitian Explains

A meal doesn’t get cheaper or cleaner.

Are RXBars Healthy? Here’s What a Registered Dietitian Says

If you’re going to have a bar, you could do worse.

Want to Lose Weight But Hate Being Hungry? Consider Volume Eating

If you want to shed pounds while eating to your heart's content, listen up.

In the Paleo vs Keto War, This Is the Healthier Diet, According to an R.D.

Both diets help with weight loss, but one is distinctly healthier.

Circadian Rhythm Fasting May Be the Key to Losing Weight

Eat for your body’s biological clock.

Asking For a Friend: Exactly How Much Should You Be Able to Bench?

Whether you’re looking to build gym cred or functional strength this is how much you should be able to bench and precisely how to do it.

Stressed? 22 Cortisol-Lowering Foods to Reduce Anxiety, Stat

Chronically elevated cortisol is linked to weight gain, fatigue, and low testosterone levels—here’s how what you eat can help reduce it.

The Green Mediterranean is the Healthiest Diet You Can Eat, According to a Cardiologist

Less meat, more…duckweed?

Is Nitrate-Free Bacon Actually Healthier? A Registered Dietitian Explains

Cue the Homer Simpson drool.

Eat These 7 Glutathione-Rich Foods if You Hate Getting Sick

Grub packed with the “master antioxidant” can help supercharge your immune system.

Is Putting MCT Oil in Your Coffee Actually Healthy?

Four science-backed reasons to kick back an oily cup of joe.

Why Does Coffee Sometimes Cause Inflammation?

Here’s precisely how—and when—to drink it for the best benefits.

Casein Versus Whey Protein: Which Is Better for Gains

Targeted gains call for targeted protein intake. Here’s a dietitian’s simple approach.

12 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks to Calm Inflammation, Stat

Sip your way to better health.

Whey Protein Isolate Versus Concentrate: Which Is Better?

Hoping to shed some pounds or pack on muscle? Here’s the ideal protein powder for your goals.