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 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 15, 2019 

Dear Dietician: Crohn's disease

Dear Dietitian, I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what foods I should avoid. Can you help?...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 8, 2019

Dear Dietician: IV Vitamin Therapy

Dear Dietitian, My girlfriend has been getting IV vitamin therapy and says she feels great. She insists I give it a try, but I want to know more...

 

Dear Dietician: Unhealthy eating

Dear Dietitian, My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the...

 

Dear Dietician: Listeria

Dear Readers, If you have been listening to the news lately, you may have heard about more food recalls. This time almond butter and avocados were...

 

Dear Dietician": Insulin

Dear Readers, Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the...

 

Dear Dietician: Food Alegires

Dear Readers, Food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and it is estimated that as many as 8 percent of children suffer from at least one...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, I have recently lost twenty pounds, and I've been exercising to keep the weight off. My problem is I sometimes eat at night out of...

 

Dear Dietician: Cancer and nutrition

Dear Readers, Today I am writing about a topic near to my heart: nutrition and cancer, or more pointedly, nutrition myths and cancer. My clinical...

 

Dear Dietician: Fish oil

Dear Dietitian, My cousin tells me she is taking fish oil supplements to help her with depression. Do you know of any studies on this topic? Thank...

 

Dear Dietician: Low sodium diet

Dear Dietitian, My husband was recently in the hospital and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He has been instructed to follow a 1500 mg...

 

Dear Dietician: Probiotics

Dear Dietitian, My friend is always on the latest health kick, so now she is taking probiotics every day and swears she feels so much better. She keep...

 

Dear Dietician: Prediabetes

Dear Dietitian, My husband was just diagnosed with prediabetes. We were given a sheet of paper with information on this, but it left us with many...

 

Dear Dietician: Fiber

Dear Dietitian, I just read an article that said eating a high fiber diet helps prevent colon cancer, but other articles on this topic have said the...

 

Dear Dietician: E. Coli.

Dear Readers, A few months ago, I wrote about the 2018 Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) outbreaks related to Romaine lettuce. The contaminated lettuce was...

 

Dear Dietician: Overeating

Dear Readers, Now that the holidays are over and it's back to our normal routine, some of us may resolve to eat healthier in 2019. Many of us have...

 

Dear Dietician: Herbal supplements

Dear Readers, Chances are many of you who are reading this are taking some type of herbal supplement. Be it ginseng for better energy, saw palmetto...

 

Dear Dietician: Breakfast

Dear Dietitian, I am trying to lose weight, so I often skip breakfast. My husband insists that this is not good for me and actually works against my e...

 

Dear Dietician: Holiday Party

Dear Readers, The holiday season is upon us, times of glad tidings, holiday parties, and family gatherings. When we gather to celebrate, there is...

 

Dear Dietician: Water

Dear Dietitian, I have been eating healthier and drinking more water. I've heard that we need 8 glasses of water a day, but I don't enjoy plain...

 

Dear Dietician: Belly Fat

Dear Dietitian, I have recently lost about 20 pounds, but the problem is I cannot seem to lose weight around my midsection. What foods can I eat to...

 

Dear Dietician: Herbal supplements

Dear Readers, Chances are many of you who are reading this are taking some type of herbal supplement. Be it ginseng for better energy, saw palmetto...

 

Dear Dietitian: Food choices for traveling

Dear Dietitian, These days I am traveling a lot for work and eating out once, sometimes twice a day. How do I make healthy food choices? Sincerely,...

 

Dear Dietician: Blue Zone

Dear Dietitian, What makes "blue zone diets" like the Mediterranean diet so healthy? Sincerely, Chris Dear Chris, Blue zones are areas of the world...

 

Dear Dietician: Trans Fats

Dear Readers, We've all heard of trans fats by now, but what are they and what effect do they have on the body? "Trans" is a chemistry term that...

 

Dear Dietician: Natural Foods

Dear Readers, What images come to mind when you think of a natural food? An apple freshly picked from a tree? A loaf of bread fresh out of the oven?...

 

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