The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Feeling Accomplished

Feeling Accomplished

I began running off and on when I was 5 years old, with my dad who was a runner. Back then it wasn't a big deal, it was just what my dad and I did together. I ran in a few 5K  runs and even "placed" in my age category for one of them (granted it was a small run and I...

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In Defense of Red Meat-Part 1

In Defense of Red Meat-Part 1

Over the past several decades, red meat has been blamed for many medical conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and now diabetes. I've heard more and more from people who eat meat, but not red meat because of it's poor health image. I want to clear up a few...

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Refrigerator Fat Test

Refrigerator Fat Test

Did you know that refrigerating a fat or oil can tell you if it's one that you should be using or not? Yes, if you just put the type of fat you want to use in the refrigerator it will either get solid or stay liquid. Solid fats are saturated at room temperature (and...

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The Raw Milk Moo-vement

The Raw Milk Moo-vement

News has recently been released that the "Got Milk" campaign is being retired and replaced with a new campaign, "Milk Life." It comes at an interesting time, when we are debating the life in milk in Louisiana. It may come as a surprise to you that while raw milk is...

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Confusion at the Grocery Store-Part 2

Confusion at the Grocery Store-Part 2

 I found myself in a traditional grocery store yesterday. It happens, especially this time of year when the farmer's markets are between seasons. It's no wonder there is so much confusion at the grocery store for so many people  (click here for part 1 of this story),...

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The Importance of Variety

The Importance of Variety

I question people a lot about what they eat. Not because I am the food police, but it is part of my role in helping people get their body in balance, through nutrition. What I often find is that people get comfortable eating the same foods over and over and find...

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Finding The Right Diet

Finding The Right Diet

There are hundreds of diets out there. The $1,000,000 question is: how do I find the right diet for me? This is such an interesting that I was asked to give a presentation about the steps it takes to finding the right diet. The fact is that while there are numerous...

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Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit

Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit

"Beans, Beans, the musical fruit; the more you eat the more you..." Okay, so beans are not really a fruit, but if not properly prepared your backside can make music after eating them.  Bean is the term used to describe the seeds of a specific plant family, some of...

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