Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.”   Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades,Continue reading “Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice”

Sunlight in the Kitchen

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about me: As much trouble as I’ve had with chronic pain over the past ten years, I’ve had almost just as much trouble with digestive issues. I haven’t written about those issues yet for a few reasons.  For one thing, they’re embarrassing.  Really embarrassing.  I’d much rather talk aboutContinue reading “Sunlight in the Kitchen”

Arsenic levels in rice… too high for comfort.

This was all over the news a few months ago, but in case you missed it, Consumer Reports published a report in November 2012 showing surprisingly high levels of arsenic in dozens of brands of rice and rice products.  This is not good news for people who eat a gluten-free diet, or for people whoContinue reading “Arsenic levels in rice… too high for comfort.”

Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Coffee is probably my favorite substance on earth.  It makes me feel amazing, helps me wake up on a morning when I haven’t had enough sleep, and even takes away some of my pain. For a long time I felt a little bit guilty about drinking it because there is so much written about theContinue reading “Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain”

I’m going to start eating more “bad” fat

I read this article last night on my phone while pretending to listen to some loveable relatives butcher some Christmas music, and it made me sad. http://phys.org/news/2012-12-fat-decisions-brain-cells-production.html Like pretty much every other girl who was unhappy in school in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, I used to starve myself.  I mean, I ate, but if IContinue reading “I’m going to start eating more “bad” fat”