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...

August 20, 2019

What’s your least favorite part of a clinic visit?

I’d wager most people would pick stepping on the scale to be weighed, along with the accompanying BMI (body mass index) classification that’s relayed to you.

What is BMI, why has it become the standard for classifying we...

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...

April 9, 2019

“What's a healthy weight for me?”

It's a great question and often not an easy one to answer. 

Our weight number is often seen as a measure of our health. And it can certainly play a role, but we tend to add extra importance to our weight compared to things like blood pre...

Metabolism is a hot-button word in aging and weight management. I’m sure you’ve heard that people either have a fast or a slow metabolism, or so that’s what we’ve been taught. However, metabolism is more complex than just being fast or slow.

Metabolism Basics


January 24, 2019

In the past couple of weeks we’ve covered the topic of cortisol as well as ghrelin and leptin. In addition to these, our weight and appetite regulation system includes a long list of hormones, neurotransmitters, and other substances that act as checks and balances to e...

January 21, 2019

How do we know when we’re hungry or full? The truth is, we’re not very good at noticing those signals from our body. We often make choices whether or not to eat based on external cues, like the mere presence of a box of doughnuts in the break room.

But the signals are t...

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