The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Food as medicine – what does that mean?

Food as medicine – what does that mean?

 "Let food be thy medicine and let medicine by thy food"  ~Hippocrates While there's no real evidence that this was stated by Hippocrates, it's the concept that has been touted as a way to strive for eating. But what does "food as medicine" actually mean? A different...

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How to Curb Sugar Cravings

How to Curb Sugar Cravings

Have you ever felt like once you start eating something sweet you just can’t stop? While food addiction is not fully recognized by the medical community, you know that intense sugar cravings are real. There is truth to your sugar cravings beyond your perceived...

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Why do we crave sugar?

Why do we crave sugar?

What brings about sugar cravings? This question is asked a lot, and there is no short and sweet answer. Sugar cravings can happen for many reasons; however, the summary includes the following reasons:   blood glucose levels  menstrual cycle microbiome psychological...

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Fermented foods – nature’s probiotic

Fermented foods – nature’s probiotic

If you are one of the millions that deal with stress, drink alcohol, and have a poor diet, then probiotic supplementation is necessary. Probiotics can come from food, or in a pill, powder, or chewable tablet. Fermented foods, or nature’s probiotic,  are more easily...

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Set Up Your Kitchen for Success

Set Up Your Kitchen for Success

Have you ever wondered why some days seem harder to follow a healthy routine of eating nutritious meals than others? Fortunately, there is a way to set up your kitchen that maintains the integrity of your goal of eating healthy.  Here are some tips to set up your...

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Your Quick Guide to Fasting

Your Quick Guide to Fasting

Fasting has been a part of human existence since the beginning of time, the abundance of food in our modern society has made fasting out of necessity a thing of the past. In recent years, however, the concept of fasting has become more common. This is your quick guide...

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Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

As dietitians, we are passionate about colorful fruits and vegetables. In fact, we often run around saying to "eat the rainbow," and we are not referring to Skittles. Most Americans struggle to eat fresh produce; however, switching up the type of fruits and vegetables...

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Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio

Protein to Carbohydrate Ratio

At this point you have probably heard of the term macronutrients. If not, macronutrients are the nutrients that provide calories in every food you eat. There are only three - protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These nutrients are the ones you eat in large gram amounts...

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