The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Is breakfast really necessary?

Is breakfast really necessary?

Intermittent fasting (IF) is the hot diet trend right now. If you are not familiar with it, it involves limiting your eating window to a specific number of hours a day and fasting for the other hours. Most people follow a 16:8 protocol, which involves fasting for 16...

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10 Reasons You Might Have Gas and Bloating

10 Reasons You Might Have Gas and Bloating

                 Gas and bloating are extremely unpleasant, yet common symptoms that happen to everyone at some point in their lives. There are a number of different lifestyle factors that can cause gas and bloating, including your diet. Let’s take a look at some of...

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Tips to Rebalance Estrogen

Tips to Rebalance Estrogen

Estrogen is one of two female sex hormones made primarily in the ovaries. The other female sex hormone is called progesterone. These two hormones are responsible for healthy growth of the female body as well as secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts, body...

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cauliflower rice done right

cauliflower rice done right

Confessions of a dietitian...I don't really like cauliflower. Many people think that if you are a dietitian you must like everything vegetabley and not like French fries and cookies. That's not necessarily true.  While I do like vegetables, cauliflower is not high on...

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The Role of Food in Estrogen Dominance

The Role of Food in Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is usually only associated with women, but estrogen is present in both women and men – just in different quantities. In women, the ovaries are the main producer of estrogen during the reproductive years. After menopause estrogen is produced by the adrenal...

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How the Thyroid & Insulin Work Together

How the Thyroid & Insulin Work Together

Your body has a symphony of hormones that work together to keep you sane and functioning at your best. This post will focus on how the thyroid and insulin levels work together to keep the melody of your hormones rockin'. A tiny butter-fly shaped gland in your neck has...

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The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

Hormones are responsible for regulating your body and all its various functions  – metabolism, sleep, growth, and reproduction, to name a few. No single hormone works in isolation. Your hormones interact with each other to regulate your internal environment and...

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