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20 12, 2016

Incorporating More Grains into Your Diet: Quinoa, Sorghum, and More

By |2019-06-26T13:53:06-04:00December 20th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Incorporating More Grains into Your Diet: Quinoa, Sorghum, and More

Quinoa Cake with Mini Crab Cakes Whole grains are part of a healthy diet, and part of a DASH Diet eating plan. They can provide fiber, which can lower cholesterol and blood lipids (fats). Fiber also helps keep you full longer and helps with blood sugar [...]

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 [...]

14 07, 2015

The Gluten Lie: Admitting Uncertainty is Hard

By |2015-07-14T08:00:01-04:00July 14th, 2015|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Gluten Lie: Admitting Uncertainty is Hard

I've been writing about fad diets for years. Being "fad-free" has built the framework of my brand. While I'm the first to say that nutrition science has provided as many questions as answers, I'm more certain that promising "cures" or "quick weight loss" is a red flag that [...]

19 01, 2015

How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

By |2015-01-19T11:22:10-05:00January 19th, 2015|Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

My colleague LeahMcGrath recently pitched a question out to a few registered dietitians on Twitter using this hashtag: #5wordstoruinadatewithadietitian Knowing Leah, we all were aware it was a tongue and cheek question and got a kick out of it. While we didn't quite follow the 5 words rule, [...]

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 [...]

12 04, 2012

Is going gluten-free the new “Hollywood Diet”?

By |2022-11-08T15:10:24-05:00April 12th, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Is going gluten-free the new “Hollywood Diet”?

When celebrities lose weight, or gain weight, it's news. Recently the buzz has been about how thin Miley Cyrus has become, linking her weight change to a gluten-free diet. I'm sure you've noticed, that over the past one to two years, grocery stores are setting aside special display [...]