Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of … Continue reading

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Super-sized or Super-mindless?

I’ve been a dietitian for a long time. I’ve seen sick patients, well patients, patients with diabetes, heart disease, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, kidney disease, obese patients, and patients with eating disorders. Genetics and physiology play a role in … Continue reading

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The Case for Wheat

We enjoy a variety of breads and grains in our kitchen since nobody in my household suffers from gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. As I’m sure you are aware “Gluten Free Diets” are very popular these days, even among those who … 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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Set Yourself Free From Food Rules

A colleague recently pointed out how people are often more worried about what their food is “free” of (sugar-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, fat-free), as opposed to the important stuff that the food is providing (protein, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, fiber, … Continue reading

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Calories are Calories? Basically.

I read with interest the New York Times article: “In Dieting, Magic Isn’t a Substitute for Science” as it posed the question “Is a calorie just a calorie?” This question has surfaced several times in recent discussions and papers this … Continue reading

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