The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
That Little Yellow Airplane

That Little Yellow Airplane

This week on our drive to school we saw the little yellow airplane. It was the airplane we'd seen many times on the trip to Grandma and Pop's house.  It's usually parked in the hanger, but not this time. This time it was zipping through the air as if it were...

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One Simple Step to Getting What You Want

One Simple Step to Getting What You Want

Tonight is bittersweet for me. It's the season finale of American Ninja Warrior. I'm not much of a TV watcher, in fact the joke in my family is that if you want to put me to sleep, put me in front of the TV. However, if you are not familiar with American Ninja...

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My Diagnosis Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

My Diagnosis Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Last summer I wrote about my humble slump in my health. In short, for the first 6 months of 2014 I was feeling very tired, lousy, unmotivated, and flat. When I realized this was more than lack of motivation and  "just in my head," I learned that my vitamin D levels...

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Unconventional Food Shopping

Unconventional Food Shopping

As it goes, there is never a way to get all of the food items I need at one store without having to make stops at multiple stores throughout the city. So one of my goals for this summer was to avoid or as reality has it, significantly reduce going to a grocery store....

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Autoimmunity When the Body Attacks Itself

Autoimmunity When the Body Attacks Itself

The body's immune system is incredibly complex. It is a network of cells, tissues, and organs which protects us from germs, pathogens and other undesirables. When the system is working properly it is great and will protect us from disease. However when the perfect...

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Good Riddance Trans Fats

Good Riddance Trans Fats

KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette Not all fats are created equal. There are differing schools of thought regarding what fats are considered healthy, yet everyone agrees that trans fats have no health benefits. The Food and Drug Administration...

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Summer Means…

Summer Means…

Yesterday we paused for a moment to remember all of the people who have sacrificed to allow our country to be free. While Memorial Day has significant meaning to our country, it also serves as the unofficial beginning of summer. These warm days (ok, in Southern...

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Food Journal – Keeping You Accountable

Food Journal – Keeping You Accountable

While we are all (mostly) honest people, I find it interesting that accountability is one of the things that many people need to "keep them on track." I hear about accountability when talking about exercise and food, however it also goes along with such activities as...

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