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16 10, 2017

How-to Guide for Dietitians: Review the Science

By |2019-06-26T13:50:50-04:00October 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How-to Guide for Dietitians: Review the Science

Nutrition is a tricky business. Everyone eats, and everyone has an opinion about what the best diet is, or which foods or beverages you should or shouldn’t eat. On top of this there’s the dietary supplement market – a multimillion dollar industry that’s poorly regulated. Chew the Facts® [...]

8 04, 2015

The Crazy Truth about Moderation

By |2015-04-08T15:29:43-04:00April 8th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Crazy Truth about Moderation

The dose makes the poison. Most scientists and medical doctors would agree with that statement. Moderation: It's all about portion size. Yet, some insist on distorting the facts. News articles you read offer to tell you "what's safe to eat". I'm hoping we are at a [...]

24 06, 2014

The Path to Wellville is full of Snakes

By |2014-06-24T08:00:57-04:00June 24th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|2 Comments

You may be familiar with the term snake oil salesman. This term refers to someone who tries to sell a fraudulent health product that is unproven. They say history repeats itself, well here we are, believing the snake oil salesmen again. There's the Fed Up Movie mantra: "Everything [...]

14 11, 2013

Nutrition Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

By |2013-11-14T13:30:51-05:00November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nutrition Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

I'm a nutrition consultant for various food and beverage companies, but my opinions are my own. Answering questions about caloric sweeteners at the Sweetener Studies booth. The 2013 annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FNCE©) was a huge success! There were so many insightful sessions [...]

3 05, 2012

Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

By |2012-05-03T10:27:16-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, was fascinating and confirmed what I already knew: While we have a caloric consumption issue to work on as a nation, sucrose and HFCS are metabolically the same. Here are [...]