The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Myths

November is American Diabetes Month so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some diabetes myths that I often hear. There are 21 million people with diabetes, so whether it's you with diabetes or someone you know, share the information and provide a little TLC...

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Mother Nature is Clever

I am such a  fan for the change of the seasons. Granted, I live in Southern Louisiana where seasons are closer to temperature changes of hot and cold. The fall "season" is identified by kiddos being in school, football is in the air, and when the temperature dips...

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Spice of Life-Part 3

So here we go again...adding flavor and medicinal benefits to the foods we eat. Here are a few more you can begin trialing and using.  Oregano Oregano is similar to marjoram and has a pungent flavor. The leaves are used for culinary purposes and are more flavorful...

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Spice of Life-Part 2

Here goes part 2 of the Spice of Life series. As I've mentioned, our culture typically thinks of herbs and spices as a food enhancer. But remember that these also have medicinal properties that can't be denied. So here goes...The Spice of Life, part deaux. Dill Dill...

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The Spice of Life-Part 1

The Spice of Life-Part 1

The use of spices and herbs in food preparation has been around for thousands of years. While they were first used for medicinal purposes, in our culture they are most often thought of in a culinary aspect. Here is a Part 1 of a little information about the spice of...

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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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