The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.

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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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

After a relaxing summer, it’s time to get back to the reality of school starting. This year rings special for me because my only son is starting kindergarten (sigh). In the past couple of years I have heard a lot of discussion regarding school lunches. Regardless of...

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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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