The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
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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Thanksgiving Chicken Harvest

Thanksgiving Chicken Harvest

For those of you who know me, you know I am a city girl. I have lived in the heart of the cities Denham Springs, LA (okay, maybe it's not big city, but I lived in the middle of it), Tampa, FL,  and New Orleans, LA. I currently live in the country-est place I've ever...

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My Juicing Experience

My Juicing Experience

I have been wanting to start juicing vegetables for some time now. I can easily identify the setback...convenience. With concentrating on feeding my family, the thought of juicing for me after cooking a meal is overwhelming and unlikely going to happen. Although I...

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A Nut Case

A Nut Case

With the shortening days of autumn, the leaves begin to fall, and the holiday season is just around the corner, it is time to start gathering nuts. Nuts have been a source of health questions for quite some time. I often get questions what are the healthy nuts to...

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