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Trends in Wellness: CBD

Have you been seeing ads for CBD products popping up everywhere? What's the deal? You may be wondering, what is a dietitian-nutritionist writing about CBD for? Since there is a lot of confusion, I want you [...]

Keeping the Fun in “Fun-Size”

Halloween seems to usher in "candy season" in grade schools, where there seems to be ongoing parties through the end of the year. You may read some articles this week that talk about the "best" or [...]

Do You Have to Avoid Salt to Lower Blood Pressure?

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), your doctor should have suggested that you modify your diet. Physicians use an algorithm to decide what your cardiovascular risk is that evaluates several factors. Your body [...]

Buffalo Chicken Mac-N-Cheese

You don't have to be a fancy cook to learn how to make a white sauce. A Bechamel sauce is a basic white sauce. Often you may associate creamy sauces with "unhealthy" or calorie-laden, but when [...]

Genetic Modification and Plant Breeding

When I began writing a nutrition column over twenty years ago, most dietitians or doctors did not have the topic, "where do plants come from", on their radar . Both would agree that eating plenty of [...]

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how [...]

The Juxtaposition of Processed Plant-Based Burgers

You've probably been hearing a lot about all of the new plant-based burgers coming into the market. Beef burger replacements are exploding. While I am always intrigued to see new technology applications in the food space, [...]

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