The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.

The Incredible, Edible Egg

The Egg Eggs are laid by fowl, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The eggs that are most common in our culture are fowl eggs-chicken, duck, goose, quail, ostrich-and even more common are chicken eggs. That's what this post is about. The Incredible, Edible (Chicken) Egg....

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What I Learned from Katrina

Hurricanes are no stranger to me. I have "hunkered down" through many, but Katrina was one that forever changed me. Let me set the stage for you... In April, 2005 my husband and I moved to New Orleans. We knew we would be starting a family soon, so decided to move to...

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Are you sensitive? Part 3

Are you sensitive? Part 3

Okay, so I realize this blog post is long overdue. I want to give an update on my food sensitivity experiment (it is outlined here). Once I found my sensitivities, I prepared to do without them, then gave it a go. Some things, like cheese, were more difficult than...

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Are you sensitive? Part 2

In the past several months I've been doing a lot research about digestion. It's crystal clear that based on our SAD (standard American diet), our digestive processes are challenged, which lends a hand to a whole host of familiar ailments. This has lead me to learn...

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Are you sensitive? Part 1

Our immune system is designed to fend of infection. However, did you know that 2/3 of your immune system is in your gut? If you have any type of reactions, either allergy or sensitivity, to food or the environment it is a signal that your body has become less...

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Gluten…what’s the hype?

Gluten…what’s the hype?

In the not so distant past the word gluten was strange and unfamiliar. Now with the rise of the Paleo diet and the myriad of gluten sensitivities, the word has become a common term found on products throughout any place where food is sold. So what’s all the hype…what...

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5 Great Ways to Eat Liver

Last week I experienced a first... In a strange way (long story) some friends and I got our hands on some local, grass fed offal meats from pastured cows. We were going through a bag of cow insides an divvying up the delectables-heart, liver, kidney, tongue, tripe,...

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