The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Plant Forward Breakfast Meals

Plant Forward Breakfast Meals

When it comes to planning meals, diversity is an important factor. The most recent research indicates that the variety of thirty different plant-based foods supports the diversity of your gastrointestinal bacteria, decreases chronic illness, and decreases cancer. You...

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30 Different Plant Foods

30 Different Plant Foods

There’s long been a question regarding what type of diet is “the best” diet for human health. Is it a vegetarian or vegan diet, with only plant foods? Does high protein work for everyone? Recently the carnivore diet, which is all meat-based, has come on the scene. Is...

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The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule

It is common to have personal health goals, especially at the start of a new year. Whether it’s losing weight, disease prevention or management, or just maintaining your overall health. It is no surprise that the way you feed yourself will contribute to your...

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What does health mean to you?

What does health mean to you?

As we roll into a new year nearly half of Americans have goals for some degree of health and wellness improvement. By the end of January nearly 80% of these goals fall by the wayside. Much of the reason is because they are either too vague or too ambitious. Here we...

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Sipping Smart During the Holidays

Sipping Smart During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family. But what happens when you want to join in on the fun of drinking alcohol? Here are some tips for sipping smart during the holidays. Eat before you drink You’ve probably heard the saying “never...

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Staying Active During the Holidays

Staying Active During the Holidays

The holidays are here and they're bringing with them all the things we love most. Time with our families, cozy winter evenings with friends, and lots of delicious food are all in the cards. But the holidays can also mean a lot of extra calories and lazy days spent on...

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Wellness Wish List – Staying Active

Wellness Wish List – Staying Active

If you’re looking for a way to get you and your loved ones moving this holiday season, we have the perfect list of suggestions. Giving a gift that encourages exercise can help them stay active and maintain optimal health in the long run. Here is your wellness wish...

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Wellness Wishlist – Low Toxicity Self Care

Wellness Wishlist – Low Toxicity Self Care

If you’re like me, you worry about the toxins in your home and everyday products. Chemicals and endocrine disrupters such as “phthalates” are hidden. These are found in nearly every other product, candles, cleaning products, and such. It can seem impossible to avoid,...

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