The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Hormones are unique chemical messengers created by glands within the endocrine or hormonal system. When in proper balance, all the hormones in your body participate in a carefully orchestrated dance. When in sync, this dance is responsible for regulating hunger,...

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Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

While we are all familiar with blood sugar and insulin resistance being a part of diabetes, but they can also play a role in health far before diabetes develops. It usually starts with insulin resistance, then blood sugars start to increase. It looks like this. When...

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Understanding Insulin Resistance

While the idea of blood sugar balance and insulin resistance are typically only discussed with diabetes, they are the underlying cause of much hormonal imbalance. While insulin is a hormone, it orchestrates what happens with the other hormones in the body including...

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Diet for Your Thyroid

Diet for Your Thyroid

Having a healthy thyroid is the key to maintaining a well-functioning metabolism and feeling your absolute best. When your thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland located in your neck, isn’t working right you can feel downright lousy. The reason for this is that the...

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Your Natural Detox Pathways

Your Natural Detox Pathways

I don’t know how many times I have been asked by clients to recommend a detox or cleanse. It seems to happen most often after the holidays, vacations, or any season when things may get a little off track. It is quite appealing to have an indulgent weekend and be able...

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Diet Approaches to Relieve Constipation

Diet Approaches to Relieve Constipation

I am not going to beat around the bush, constipation can ruin your mood and your day. Your stomach hurts, you may have gas or bloating, and you just generally feel pent up. When constipation becomes chronic, something you struggle with on a regular basis, it can...

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Dandyblend Latte

1/4 cup canned coconut milk 10 oz hot water 1 1/2 Tbsp Dandyblend powder 2 tsp maca root powder (optional) 1 tsp cocoa dash of cinnamon hint of nutmeg 3 drops liquid stevia or 1 tsp honey Combine the coconut milk and hot water and mix with a hand blender. Add...

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