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

Stop Eating Plain, Boring Vegetables

By now, you’ve heard that DASH Diet is voted one of the best diet plan to follow. I’m talking lifestyle here. For life. Just about any sensible diet plan, that’s supported by science, will be recommending you add more vegetables … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Enjoying the Holidays with Balance

Weight management is an important part of staying healthy, preventing disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) and feeling good. The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, and often food is the focus of … Continue reading

Podcasts Worth a Listen

Several of my colleagues have been putting together podcasts to help consumers understand topics revolving around diet, food, and lifestyles. Podcasts are a great media choice to deliver information in a light, personal, and informal way. As podcasts become more … Continue reading

Healthy Weight Control = Eat, Be Happy with Small Changes

I don’t really like to present things in a negative light, but sometimes there are habits or perspectives that you should shift. Life can be complicated, and it’s easy to make a lot for why “now’s not a good time” to … Continue reading

Easy Picnic Potatoes

It’s picnic season, and if you’re like me, you’re always looking for something new to bring to your next pot-luck. If you’re getting tired of cole slaw, potato or pasta salad, then try these easy potatoes. They’ll be a sure-fire hit … Continue reading

7 Tips to The Path of Least Resistance

How can you be sure you will be successful this year with diet and exercise? Make it easier. As mammals, humans are drawn to the path of least resistance. The more steps, the more difficult, the less likely that you’ll … Continue reading

Don’t be Fooled by Fad Diets this New Year.

If you read my blog here or other articles that I’ve written over the years, or listened to my lectures, you’ll know that I am a pretty reasonable dietitian. Strict diets, or one-size-fits-all meal plans simply don’t work. They sure … Continue reading