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Who’s counsel should you seek for nutrition expertise?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, also known as an RD or an RDN. Here’s why: When looking for an expert in nutrition or taking nutrition advice found on the internet or elsewhere, it is important to be informed about what various credentials mean. A registered dietitian (RD) also called a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is the healthcare professional recognized as the specialist in nutrition.  When you see the designation of RD or RDN, then you can be assured of the following: … Read more »


Community – A Precious Gift

As many of you know, I have a book coming out in a few months.  It has been a labor of love for a few years now, and I am excited to share it, as it encompasses the philosophies that I hold dear and am passionate about as a dietitian.   For the past eight months I have spent the first hour and a half of my day writing at a table in our local Starbucks.  It has been the… Read more »


Something New this New Year…

This is a tough time of year for me as a professional because the onslaught of dieting talk seems to invade every space I inhabit.   I want to clear up all the misconceptions, and at the same time want to plug my ears and pretend I didn’t hear anything!  It is absolutely exhausting and makes me a little bit crazy too. Ironically,  I just so happen to be writing the chapter on Building Habits in the book I am… Read more »


Body Image, Diets, and Damage to our Children

Diets are damaging, no matter which way you cut it.  In the “olden days”(way back when I was a kid), it seemed like there was an elite stature equated with thinness, and it was fashionable to be thin.  If someone said they were on a diet, everyone applauded.  Maybe it’s because I have been so ingrained in a non-diet paradigm for the entirety of my career,  that I sometimes mistakenly believe that people are recognizing the damage diets are doing,… Read more »


Taco Night…this week it was Pork Carnitas!

This recipe is so very easy and delicious, and I even had some of the leftovers on my baked potato…yum! This version of the recipe has been FODMAP modified, which in this case means the onion has been left out.  If you would like to make the recipe in it’s original form, then just add an onion cut into four quarters to the crock pot, and discard it when the meat is done cooking! The other modification that I sometimes… Read more »


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