The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Are You a Diet Cheater?

Are You a Diet Cheater?

As a dietitian, I've talked to people about their various diets for a long time. Inevitably, the idea of cheating comes up. So I ask, "are you a diet cheater?" There are probably hundreds of diets available-everything from the Ideal Protein diet to the grapefruit diet...

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The Easiest Whey

The Easiest Whey

Over the past few years I have been experimenting with culturing (fermenting) foods. I have a close knit group of friends and we share culturing secrets and ideas. So why culture, you ask? The reason is to add beneficial bacteria to foods, allow them to proliferate,...

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Strawberry Flavored Kombucha

Strawberry Flavored Kombucha

Spring is here and strawberries are abound! With strawberries abundant for such a short period of time, we try to eat them as many ways as we can. They are a great way to flavor kombucha. Once you have kombucha, the process is easy. Make kombucha. If you are new to...

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Confused About the Chicken and the Egg?

Confused About the Chicken and the Egg?

If you've ever seen a documentary that reveals how animals live in confined spaces you, will likely want to make different decisions  when it comes to choosing your meats. Here's a little clarification about the terms used to define the chicken and the egg. The folks...

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The Salt Debacle

The Salt Debacle

The subject of salt is a hot topic. I used to teach a cardiac rehabilitation class and it didn’t take long for me to realize that the flavor of salt seems to have an addictive property. I sometimes felt like people would rather give up their spouse than discuss salt....

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Clean Eating? I Call It Real Food

Clean Eating? I Call It Real Food

So what is real food, you ask, isn’t all food real? Well, no not really. Real food is food that has been minimally altered from its original, natural state with little to no additives (to enhance the flavor), preservatives (to keep it on the shelf), or artificial...

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Why Eat Local?

Why Eat Local?

In the past several years there has been a growing “eat local” movement. So what’s behind it? Why would someone go out of their way to eat foods that have been grown in their local environment? With the change in our food system over the past decades our shift on what...

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