Identity and Nutrition

We all have labels that are part of our identity. Some of those labels we choose for ourselves and some we don’t. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I chose to spend many years studying and working to earn that label. However, sometimes the dietitian label makes me look very different to some people than how I see myself. For example, a very common misconception is that dietitians are part of the “food police” meaning we are watching and judging what other people eat.

Food As Medicine

Fall is my favorite season. It is quickly approaching with its captivating transformations, sights and smells, including cool breezes, falling leaves, and seasonal produce. Although I enjoy all of these, apple picking is my favorite way to spend an autumn day. 

Slow Down with Slow Food

Slow Food Movement originated in Italy in 1989 when it was learned a McDonald’s was going into a building near the iconic Spanish Steps in Rome. As a form of protest, journalist Carlo Petrini and his friends passed out bowls of pasta declaring “We don’t want fast food, we want slow food.

My Dieting & Weight Loss Journey – Part Two

My Nutritarian Diet Details Sharing the details of my Nutritarian diet below. The diet was inspired mainly from the Radical Weight Reduction Menu in The End of Heart Disease. Also, I’ve […]

A Heart With Wings

A strong, regular, and reliable heartbeat is what makes humans hum. Literally, it makes us (and most of the other animals we know) tick. We have numerous sayings and idioms about the heart showing its vital function. For example, as humans, we can have an abrupt changes of heart. So, we like to “keep our fingers on the pulse” of situations. I

My Dieting & Weight Loss Journey – Part One

“Since the foods Americans consume are so calorie-rich, we have all been trying to diet by eating smaller portions of low-nutrient foods. We not only have to suffer hunger but also wind up with perverted cravings because we are nutrient-deficient to boot.” ― Joel Fuhrman, Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

Let’s Make Vegan Dairy, Plant-Based Foods More Accessible

Forty-two percent of Americans believe that plant-based foods will overtake meat options by 2032, and now, a major government program might help millions gain access to vegan dairy products such as dairy-free milk, yogurt, and more, along with other plant-based foods.

Peaceful Plant Based and Peaceful Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time of joy, excitement, celebration, increased festivities, and social and family gatherings. It can also be a time when differences in food choices among friends and family are more at the forefront, bringing about tension and frustration – from all sides.

Grassroots work to Transform School Food Culture

This month, we have the honor of being invited to do a breakout session at the Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) Wellness Retreat. It was held 10/31-11/5 in Tucson, AZ. What a beautiful setting for their first event of this kind. The location was excellent. The CNS staff and Board Members were warm and inviting. The attendees were open to meeting and chatting. And the food was fantastic!

Food As Medicine

This week, we invited Dr. Thomas M. Campbell II to discuss his work with nutrition and food as medicine. Dr. Campbell is a physician, best-selling co-author of The China Study, researcher, and educator. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester