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2 01, 2019

A Quick Word of Advice

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00January 2nd, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on A Quick Word of Advice

Happy New Year! The years seem to go by so quickly, right? While you may find yourself reflective every January, please don't stress over any need to become a whole new you. December can be rough. The holidays are stressful. They are a lot of work, there's a [...]

23 02, 2018

Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

By |2019-06-26T13:51:09-04:00February 23rd, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of the "keto diet" fad and other low carbohydrate [...]

8 06, 2016

Super-sized or Super-mindless?

By |2019-06-26T13:54:20-04:00June 8th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Super-sized or Super-mindless?

I've been a dietitian for a long time. I've seen sick patients, well patients, patients with diabetes, heart disease, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, kidney disease, obese patients, and patients with eating disorders. Genetics and physiology play a role in the development of some disease, but lifestyle and [...]

2 05, 2016

The Case for Wheat

By |2019-06-26T13:54:35-04:00May 2nd, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Case for Wheat

We enjoy a variety of breads and grains in our kitchen since nobody in my household suffers from gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. As I'm sure you are aware "Gluten Free Diets" are very popular these days, even among those who physiologically have no intolerance to gluten. There is [...]

13 10, 2015

We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

By |2015-10-13T11:06:33-04:00October 13th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

In the 1980s and 90s I counseled thousands of patients. I gained confidence and satisfaction in helping many of them reduce cholesterol levels, lose weight, and manage their diabetes. If they returned for their follow up visit, I knew they were ready to learn, and would be successful using [...]

28 03, 2014

Set Yourself Free From Food Rules

By |2014-03-28T07:39:06-04:00March 28th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|1 Comment

A colleague recently pointed out how people are often more worried about what their food is "free" of (sugar-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, fat-free), as opposed to the important stuff that the food is providing (protein, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals). Not to mention the enjoyment good food [...]

23 10, 2013

Habits over Food

By |2013-10-23T04:00:50-04:00October 23rd, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

I'm home from the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE©) of the American Dietetic Association. I had a few business commitments during the conference, so had to miss a few sessions that I would have loved to have made, but I did get to attend some [...]

12 07, 2012

Calories are Calories? Basically.

By |2012-07-12T09:47:34-04:00July 12th, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Calories are Calories? Basically.

I read with interest the New York Times article: "In Dieting, Magic Isn't a Substitute for Science" as it posed the question "Is a calorie just a calorie?" This question has surfaced several times in recent discussions and papers this year. Last year, I reviewed a simple weight [...]