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When Going Gluten-Free Makes Sense

The subject of gluten is super hot with a lot of conflicting opinion and interest.  Even among professionals, you may see different recommendations.  One MD says grains destroy your brain, while another says whole “intact” grains are a key to long life.  Some fitness and wellness gurus advocate avoiding grains as part the Paleo diet…

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Food and Nutrition Geek Fest – Top 10

I had a fantastic time at the 2015 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE – pronounced Fence-E).  This is the premier conference for registered dietitian nutritionists and this year’s event did not disappoint.  I was there on behalf of (read: they paid for my time and travel to FNCE, but not for this post)…

The “Practice” of Nutrition

Some people get all freaky about the fact that nutrition advice has changed over the past 100 years or so.  From decade to decade you’ve heard changing guidance about what is good to eat vs. what things you should eat less – or maybe avoid altogether.  Sometimes that advice has been flawed, generally based on…

Food Allergy Friday: It’s National Food Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Food Allergy Awareness Month!  It’s a great time to give some thought to this important health issue.  Food allergies is an area of interest for me and I’ve had the opportunity to write and speak extensively about it over the past several years.  I’m always amazed at how much misinformation is out…

Food Allergy Friday: {Safe} Eats Away From Home

Dining out is part of the American lifestyle.  In fact, many people eat out more or nearly as much as they eat at home!  I don’t recommend that, but I do enjoy eating out and think that everyone should be able to do that safely.  For those with food allergies, dining out can be scary…and…