Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

What’s worse, sugar or fat? Is salt good or bad? How much of it should you include in your diet? Will a “sugar detox” improve my health? Are plants sprayed with glyphosate poisoning us? These are questions I hear often. … Continue reading

So Many Ways to Cook an Egg

My parents lived through The Great Depression. Eggs were a staple in their diet. Inexpensive, versatile, easy to prepare. I was fortunate in my life to have a wonderful relationship with my parents, who, despite eating eggs, both lived 90 years. … Continue reading

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in “Chapter 6” of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, … Continue reading

Part II: Proposed Nutrition Facts Label – The Good, Bad and the Ugly

As a nutrition communication consultant I occasionally write about topics related to the food industry clients I may serve, but my blog topics, thoughts and opinions are my own. I introduced you to my opinions on the proposed changes for … Continue reading

Information Versus TMI (too much information): The Proposed Nutrition Facts Label – Part I

The ingredient and nutrition information on food product labels has evolved over the years. In 1990 the Nutrition Facts label was created and food manufacturers had to comply with this new labeling system that identified calories, serving sizes, vitamins and … Continue reading

Smaller Portions = Less Sodium, Less Fat, Less Calories

As a fan of the DASH diet principles, I’m always checking out sodium content of foods and looking for ways to help my client reduce their daily sodium intake. In many cases, folks with high blood pressure who are overweight, … Continue reading