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”

Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Ok, so I wish I could stop going on angry rants on this blog.  But, ironically, some of my rants have turned out to be among my most popular posts… so I’m going to keep going with this one. One of the things that bothers me most about the majority of the online content regardingContinue reading “Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics”

Beware the Red Herring

One of the reasons I sometimes take a critical tone towards alternative medicine on my blog is not always that I think these approaches have no merit.  But I do think that, too often, people are drawn to and waste their time treatments that are simply “fads.” When I look back on everything that ledContinue reading “Beware the Red Herring”

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.”

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”