The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
7 Powerhouse Nutrition Foods

7 Powerhouse Nutrition Foods

There are some foods that provide powerhouse nutrition and there are others that may have only a nutrient or two, but in the perfect quantity needed to supply the body. Here are some foods that are important to move into your diet and allow for the crowding out of...

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Sugar Feeding Yeast

Sugar Feeding Yeast

Sugar in many forms has made it's way into our food supply in staggering numbers. In 1821 the average consumption of sugar was about 10 pounds per person, while today it has increased to about 154 pounds per person. Although sugar tastes good on the tongue, the...

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Confusion at the Grocery Store?

Confusion at the Grocery Store?

My days of going to the grocery store and getting all of our family's food for a week or more have dissipated. However, every so often I like to go and meander around to see what's out there. Earlier this week I found myself in a conventional grocery store only to be...

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Why calorie counting doesn’t work

Why calorie counting doesn’t work

We have been trained to believe that eating healthy, and weight loss, is done by calorie counting. The general consensus  is: Calories in (eaten) < calories out (expended) = weight loss Well, I’m here to tell you that the human body is far more complex than a...

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New Year’s Goals

New Year’s Goals

We have made it through another year and turned the calendar to a new start. After the divulging holiday season many people use the beginning of the new year to "turn over a new leaf," "start anew," "new year-new you." Unfortunately by mid-January nearly half of all...

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Mental Illness-A Case of Poor Nutrition?

Mental Illness-A Case of Poor Nutrition?

On December 14, 2012 a terrible tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. There have been 31 public shootings where someone's "gone postal" since the life-changing event in Columbine, Colorado in 1999 and I can think of 3 in the past 6 months. Every time one of these...

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Tips for Healthy Holidays

Set yourself up for success during the holidays-be realistic in your expectations. Right now may not be the best time for you to start changes in your eating habits, or plan a project. On the other hand, the holidays doesn't give you a reason to wait until after the...

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Life Lessons from Zeus

Life Lessons from Zeus

On a hot summer day in August 1997 my boyfriend (now husband) came home with a 4 week old pup. She came from his co-worker and was born to a litter out in a barn not too far from our house. We named her Daisy. She was tiny and timid at first, but it did not take long...

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