The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
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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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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