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Careful with Causation

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The media got an early Christmas present this week when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a monograph stating that red and processed meats cause cancer. Woo Hoo! Time to unleash the media feeding frenzy! Unfortunately, the full monograph won’t be available until later. What is available…(Read More)

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In 2001, I attended a weekend seminar at Canyon Ranch in Arizona. That weekend changed my life. It was over that weekend that I realized I wanted to leave consulting and become a dietitian. I was there with an amazing group of women. The group of us spent just about all day together from morning…(Read More)

Dietary supplements are big business. In 2012, Americans spent $11.5 BILLION dollars on dietary supplements. And, dietary supplements are NOT food. The technical definition of a dietary supplement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says: A dietary supplement is a product intended for ingestion that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add further…(Read More)

Canned & Frozen?

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Each semester I have fun in my Sports Nutrition class asking if canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are as good for you as fresh.  A vast majority of the class is adamant that canned and frozen cannot be as good for you as fresh.  However, I beg to differ. “Fresh” fruits and vegetables you…(Read More)

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How Safe is That Food?

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One of the tasks you have to do when you lose power for an extended period of time is clean out the refrigerator and freezer.  There is always the nagging question “won’t that be OK?”  The answer is no!  If there is any question about the safety of a food item, throw it out…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.


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