The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Our Slaughterhouse Experience

Our Slaughterhouse Experience

I realize my excitement to share my slaughterhouse experience today may be a little odd to some, but as a farm-girl wannabe I couldn't get enough! And my 5 year old son was awed by the experience also. So here's how it happened... My (ex) bro-in-law raises cattle as a...

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Benefits of Vitamin C

Benefits of Vitamin C

It's nearly here...falling leaves, cooler weather, and cold and flu season. There are two things that can prevent you from getting sick and they are 1. wash hand regularly, and 2. boost your immune system. Washing hands has been shown through numerous studies to be...

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101 Ways to Detoxify Your Body

We live in a toxic world. There are a multitude of toxins in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, and toxins even form as a result of natural metabolism. Fortunately the body has the ability to detoxify itself through a variety of ways-skin allowing us to perspire,...

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How Often Do You Go?

How Often Do You Go?

No one likes to talk about poop (except my husband and son, who make it part of our daily conversations), but everyone does “it.” The frequency and consistency of our poops is a taboo subject, yet it can tell us so much about how the body utilizes food to turn it into...

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Packing the Perfect School Lunch

Packing the Perfect School Lunch

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A Mindful FEAST

A Mindful FEAST

I have a history of disordered eating . Not an eating disorder, but habits that were binge-y and definitely not "normal." I'm not sure if I've ever publicly admitted this, but it was certainly a problem during a significant period of my life. I can't say exactly what...

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Affect of Diet for School-Aged Children

Affect of Diet for School-Aged Children

I came across this study information with my mentor, Liz Lipski, a few months ago. With our children starting up a new school year I thought it would be timely to address it. The Study(-ies) This study is the one that caught my attention.  Public schools increase...

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Choco Monkey Shake

Choco Monkey Shake

While there is no shortage of sweet treats around, we are always looking for some kind of yummy real food treat. And being that it's been pretty hot out a cold, creamy treat is always welcome. And, well, if it's chocolate that's another plus. So this is one I came up...

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