Nutrition Basics

Clarifying Carbohydrates to Understand Their Nutritional Impact

Ah, carbohydrates. Perhaps the most controversial and misunderstood of the macronutrients in the current dietary landscape. Given that virtually all of us consume carbs regularly and many of us harbor preconceived notions about the right types and amounts, let’s delve into the essence of this macronutrient to discern how to integrate it into our diets […]

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Nutrition Basics: Deciphering the Intricacies of Digestion

When someone discovers I am a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), they often dive into questions about specific foods, diets or supplements they’ve heard about. I absolutely adore these conversations because I’m passionate about all things nutrition, including the intricate dance of digestion! In these discussions, I delve into why the food, diet or supplement may

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Unraveling the Mystery of Nutrients: Macro, Micro, Phyto… and Water

Ever wondered what exactly constitutes “food”? Or hear about some type of nutrient and have no idea where to find it in your meal? According to the good old Merriam-Webster dictionary, food is merely “material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital

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The Science Behind Chewing: Enhancing Overall Health and Preventing Digestive Issues

Have you ever had a meal that you don’t remember eating, you look down and all the food is just… gone? Do you rush through meals due to a busy schedule or out of a childhood habit to ensure you got enough to eat? If so, you’re not alone. However, what you may not realize

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Nutrition Basics: The “ -ion” Words of How Food Becomes Energy

As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I’ve spent decades delving into and being fascinated by the intricate world of nutrition science. At the heart of my practice lies a belief in the power of personalized nutrition – a tailored approach that recognizes the unique physiological needs of each person, as well as the importance of

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