Warning Signs of a Fad Diet

Oh fad diets... The bane of every dietitian's existence. These diets are usually the ones making ridiculous and unrealistic claims. Yet many people are still drawn to them, which is what they are designed to do. One of the main reasons I started blogging as a nutrition student was to dispel false diet advice. And …

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5 Ways to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working From Home

With most of the population working from home at the moment, we're all getting used to our "new normal" for the time being. And part of the new normal is eating all of our meals at home. I know many people, myself included, have concerns about this, since our routines are completely changing. Having access …

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Does Emergen-C Actually Work?

With all the sickness going around lately, people are searching high and low for ways to improve their immune systems. And vitamin C is well-known as a nutrient that improves immune function. This being the case, many people will take vitamin C supplements, such as Emergen-C in an effort to improve immunity and decrease their …

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

As a dietetic intern, I have the privilege of working in several different nutrition-related settings. I've been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time counseling pregnant, breastfeeding, and weaning mothers and babies. Since this is one of my main areas of interest within the nutrition field, I've really enjoyed being able to work with …

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The Difference Between Matcha and Sencha Green Tea

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a slight obsession with matcha green tea. It is a huge staple in my life. I really love to drink it in the morning instead of coffee and usually add honey and almond milk for flavor. To my surprise, there's this other tea called sencha tea …

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How Should You Feed Your Kids To Prevent Allergies?

Recent generations have had a higher prevalence of allergies than any before. Because of this, the story on how to prevent your kids from getting allergies has changed quite a few times. It can be pretty confusing to find the facts. You really need to check the date of your source. If it's not before …

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9 Foods That Will Help Improve Your Eye Health

Everyone wants to have healthy eyes. And being the generation with screens constantly in front of us, it is extremely important for us to consider ways to improve our eye health. Studies show that excessive screen time leads to eye strain, which results in eye dryness, irritation, fatigue, and blurred vision. So since we're basically set up …

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The Three Different Types of Oats

Oatmeal. Something we all know and love. (At least most of us.) Growing up, my mom would always make oatmeal using rolled oats, with lots of milk and cinnamon, and this is still my favorite way to eat it. But something has always confused me about oatmeal. And that is, what's the difference between rolled, …

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Are Eggs Bad for You?

There's been a lot of talk lately about whether eggs are good or bad for you. One of the reasons some dietetic professionals aren't taken seriously is because of how much the "truth" about eggs has been changed around. But nowadays, with our progressive technology and advanced nutrition knowledge, I think we've come up with …

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How My Trip to Italy Gave Me a New Perspective on Food

My sophomore year of college, over winter break, I had the privilege of going to Southern Italy for 2 weeks on a school-organized trip. The trip was planned by the Nutrition Department at SLU. Because of this, the entire itinerary we had planned for us involved all things food-related. We were to be immersed in …

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