January 21, 2020

In case you missed it, we now have posts breaking down the keto, Paleo, alkaline and raw food diets, along with intermittent fasting.

The reality is, diet, nutrition and food are never one-size-fits-all. While an emphasis on whole, nutrient-rich foods is a nice feature...

January 13, 2020

In a growing movement towards eating foods in a whole, natural state, what’s the logical endpoint? Obviously, eating as many “raw” foods as possible. Many people have taken this path, but is it a good idea?

The concept of a raw food diet goes back a long, long time, and...

January 6, 2020

This blog post will be the first in a series looking at trendy diets and the problems with them. If you have questions about keto, that topic was covered in a past blog post that holds up well two years later. The alkaline diet has also been examined in this space alre...

December 16, 2019

2020 is right around the corner, as is the deluge of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Many of these resolutions will involve committing to rigid diet plan of some sort, and too often are followed by a rapid regaining of any weight lost. Whether it’s low-carb, low...

December 11, 2019

Among the three macronutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates – protein is probably the least disparaged. While carbs and fat have shouldered most of the blame (generally unfairly), protein has maintained its place at the head table of “good” nutrients.

Although the...

November 20, 2019

Lactose intolerance is among the most commonly misunderstood conditions in the field of nutrition, despite a high prevalence (10-15% of the American population). The first point to understand is that lactose intolerance is different than a dairy allergy in a number of...

August 1, 2019

Food waste is an enormous problem in our country. On a yearly basis, Americans waste 165 billion dollars’ worth of edible food. To be clear, this is wasted food that is perfectly safe to eat. Another way to look at it is that half of the food produced for consumption i...

July 15, 2019

If I were to make a top-10 list of questions I’m asked as a dietitian, this would absolutely make the cut:

"What foods can I eat to boost my metabolism?"

I don’t blame people for asking the question. After all, a quick Google search offers a myriad of solutions to “rev u...

There is often confusion surrounding the topic of gluten. What is it? Is it bad for me? Should I be avoiding it? The answer, in reality, is relatively simple. First, let’s explain exactly what gluten is, and in which foods it’s present.

Gluten is a protein network made...

April 15, 2019

I’m on warfarin and have been told by my doctor to limit my intake of vitamin K. Which foods should I look out for?

Warfarin, which you may know by the brand name Coumadin, is a blood thinner that’s commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots that could lead to a stroke...

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