5 Reasons to Get Referred to a Registered Dietitian

There are all sorts of people in the media offering you diet advice. Doctors, celebrities, naturopaths, chiropractors, holistic wellness coaches and other self-proclaimed nutritionists. Most of them focus on foods that you absolutely must eliminate (with an unsubstantiated focus on … Continue reading

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You May Be a Dietitian If…

March is National Nutrition Month® and March 14 is Registered Dietitian Day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The number of registered dietitians has grown five fold since 1969, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t You Following the DASH Diet?

“The DASH diet is proven to work. Why hasn’t it caught on?” This was the title of a recent article from the Washington Post by Christy Brissette that has gotten a lot of shares this past week, offering thoughts as to why … Continue reading

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DASH Diet #1 Seventh Year in a Row

Best Diet. Seven years in a row. Do you think this suggests you should learn more and try it? I do! US News and World Report has once again ranked the DASH Diet as the Best Diet. Despite being ranked as … Continue reading

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We Went, Saw, Tasted, Heard: Now We Decide

This year, 10,400 registered dietitians, registered diet technicians and students (along with certified personal trainers, food scientists, and others), went to Boston to participate in the annual conference called FNCE® (food, nutrition conference and expo). I didn’t get much sleep … Continue reading

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Love-fest in Boston

 Look out Boston, you are about to be bombarded with about 10,000 Foodies and Nutrition Nerds. Every October the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics holds their annual Food and Nutrition conference and expo: FNCE® for short. For many dietitians like … Continue reading

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When Did “A Word from Your Sponsor” Become So Uncool?

I love what I do. I love to write. I love to speak with people about food, diet and lifestyle. I love spreading sound messages about nutrition, health and wellness to the public. I’ve worked in this field since 1986, … Continue reading

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We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

In the 1980s and 90s I counseled thousands of patients. I gained confidence and satisfaction in helping many of them reduce cholesterol levels, lose weight, and manage their diabetes. If they returned for their follow up visit, I knew they were … Continue reading

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