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Dear Dietician: Addiction

Many of us know someone who has struggled with an addiction. Perhaps they have tried to quit smoking or are addicted to drugs like heroin or...

 

Dear Dietician: Iron deficiency

Dear Dietitian, My teenage daughter was recently diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. She follows a vegan diet and has been taking a vegan...

 

Dear Dietician: Gastroparesis

Dear Dietitian, I have acid reflux and gastroparesis, both are under good control with medication. I drink water and sugar-free sports drinks, and...

 

Dear Dietician: Precisioin Nutrition

Dear Readers, You may have heard about an innovative approach to dietary intervention known as precision nutrition (PN). This approach includes indivi...

 

Dear Dietician: Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

Dear Readers, Do you get enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet? Most of us don't. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals,...

 

Dear Dietician: Sugar and cancer

Dear Dietitian, I enjoy a small glass of juice every morning at breakfast and was shocked to read that sugary drinks, even fruit juices, can increase...

 

Dear Dietician: Eggs

Dear Readers, Eggs have made headlines again with a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Is it the...

 

Dear Dietician: Natural Remedies

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: Antioxidants

Dear Readers, Most of you have probably heard of antioxidants and that they are good for you, but what are they exactly? Antioxidant is a chemistry...

 

Dear Dietician: Coffee

Dear Readers, For many of us, it's a morning must-have, almost a medical necessity. We just aren't functional until we've had that...

 

Dear Dietician: The National Institute of Health

Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, I printed a column on ultra-processed foods. The National Institute of Health (NIH) performed a study and found that...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    July 3, 2019

Dear Dietitican: Calcium

Dear Dietitian, I read your last column on calcium where you recommended that we get the mineral in our diet rather than pills. Is it better to get...

 

Dear Dietician: Excess calcium

Dear Dietitian, I am sixty years old, and I've always been health conscious. I eat right and exercise three times a week. Recently, I've read that...

 

Dear Dietician: Processed Foods

Dear Dietitian, My daughter is on a health kick and complains that I use too many processed, convenience foods. She insists these foods are unhealthy...

 

Dear Dietician: Steamed Vegan

Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on nutrition myths. There were some myths specific to cancer, one of which read: Myth: An-all...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    June 5, 2019

Dear Dietician: Childhood Obesity

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...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 29, 2019

Dear Dietician: Crohn's disease

Laura Broussard, the Family Nurse practitioner at Parker Medical Center, submitted her resignation to PureView Health center early last week. Pureview...

 
 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    May 22, 2019

Dear Dietician: Microbiome

Dear Readers, When I told friends and family that I would be writing about the microbiome this week, there were some raised eyebrows. My friend Ken...

 
 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...

 

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