The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
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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Oh Gluten…where are you?

Oh Gluten…where are you?

With so much talk about gluten buzzing around I often get asked the questions, what is gluten and where is it found? Here are answers to both: What is Gluten? The answer is simple, but not so simple. Gluten is a protein found in some grains. This protein is made of...

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Is Gluten-Free for Me?

Is Gluten-Free for Me?

There has been a swift rise in the talk about gluten, and just as there was a "diet craze" about sugar, fat, and carbs now all of the talk seems to be about gluten (read here to learn what gluten is). But is this really a diet craze or is there some merit to it? Would...

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