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7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

Confession time: I HATE the word “diet.” Weird for a nutritionist, right? I started my first diet at age 9. That was when the low fat craze hit back in the 80s, and my mom had a book on counting fat grams. I read it cover to cover and cut out mayonnaise...
“Healthy” Foods that Aren’t (recipe included)

“Healthy” Foods that Aren’t (recipe included)

We are bombarded by advertising and beguiling food packaging enticing us to try this or that product because it’s healthful. Maybe it’s fat free, or sugar free, or made with whole grains, or baked not fried. It can get so confusing, figuring out what to...
Coffee: Yay or Nay?

Coffee: Yay or Nay?

I love coffee. Hazelnut, with some cream and a dash of honey. I love the smell. I would drink it every day, if it didn’t contribute to severe anxiety and blood sugar instability for me. Instead, I’ll have a cup a few times a month if the mood strikes....
Should You Be a Vegetarian?

Should You Be a Vegetarian?

The greatest nutrition debate of our time: is a vegetarian diet healthier than an omnivorous diet? Are vegetarians healthier? This is a topic about which I am passionate. Be sure to check out my more updates posts on the topic: Are vegetarian and vegan diets healthy?...
“Healthy” Foods that Aren’t (recipe included)

Inflammation

We hear a lot about inflammation. Internally, it can be linked to accelerated aging, heart disease, cancer, irritable bowel and chron’s disease, and arthritis. So what is inflammation? Think about what happens when you cut your finger. It swells and turns red as...