The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
Oh Gluten…where are you?

Oh Gluten…where are you?

With so much talk about gluten buzzing around I often get asked the questions, what is gluten and where is it found? Here are answers to both: What is Gluten? The answer is simple, but not so simple. Gluten is a protein found in some grains. This protein is made of...

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Is Gluten-Free for Me?

Is Gluten-Free for Me?

There has been a swift rise in the talk about gluten, and just as there was a "diet craze" about sugar, fat, and carbs now all of the talk seems to be about gluten (read here to learn what gluten is). But is this really a diet craze or is there some merit to it? Would...

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Making Chicken Broth

Making Chicken Broth

We are winding down this weekend, and it was a cold one. This weekend the temperature outside didn't get above 40 degrees, and it was rainy. In other parts of the country this may be easy, but here in South Louisiana we don't get these days too frequently, so we...

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Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

Everyone has their "holiday story." If you aren't proud of yours, this holiday season is the time to change it. Here are some holiday eating tips that can help you rewrite your story for this holiday season. Set yourself up for success during the holidays-be realistic...

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Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Myths

November is American Diabetes Month so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some diabetes myths that I often hear. There are 21 million people with diabetes, so whether it's you with diabetes or someone you know, share the information and provide a little TLC...

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Mother Nature is Clever

I am such a  fan for the change of the seasons. Granted, I live in Southern Louisiana where seasons are closer to temperature changes of hot and cold. The fall "season" is identified by kiddos being in school, football is in the air, and when the temperature dips...

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Spice of Life-Part 3

So here we go again...adding flavor and medicinal benefits to the foods we eat. Here are a few more you can begin trialing and using.  Oregano Oregano is similar to marjoram and has a pungent flavor. The leaves are used for culinary purposes and are more flavorful...

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Spice of Life-Part 2

Here goes part 2 of the Spice of Life series. As I've mentioned, our culture typically thinks of herbs and spices as a food enhancer. But remember that these also have medicinal properties that can't be denied. So here goes...The Spice of Life, part deaux. Dill Dill...

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