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Dear Dietician: Diets

Dear Readers, Now that we are getting settled into the new year, many of us are working on getting healthier. There is so much information about...

 

Dear Dietician: Sugars

Dear Readers, Another year is behind us, and now it's time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during...

 

Dear Dietitian: Resolutions

Dear Readers, The New Year is upon us, and along with it, come those resolutions. There is room for improvement in all our lives, right? As many as 70...

 

Dear Dietitian: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Dear Readers, I thought it would be good to end 2019 on a positive note, and according to an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition...

 

Dear Dietician: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dear Dietitian, My husband has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His doctor told him to lose weight, and he tries, but he ends...

 

Dear Dietician: meat substitutes

Dear Dietitian, This past weekend, a friend encouraged me to try a meatless burger. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was delicious and...

 

Dear Dietician: FODMAP

Dear Dietitian, I have irritable bowel syndrome and appreciated your column on a high fiber diet to manage IBS. My symptoms are usually pretty...

 

Dear Dietician: IBS

Dear Dietitian, I was recently hospitalized overnight for irritable bowel syndrome. The abdominal pain was treated, then I was released the next...

 

Dear Dietician: Tryptophan

Dear Readers, Soon we will be celebrating one of America's favorite holidays, a day our ancestors set aside to give thanks for a plentiful harvest....

 

Dear Dietitian: Small bowel obstruction

Dear Dietitian, I recently had surgery to correct a small bowel obstruction. I have been following a low fiber diet, but now I've been instructed to...

 

Dear Dietician: Cold and flu season

Dear Readers, It is estimated that the common cold is responsible for 150 million missed workdays each year in the United States (1). With cold and...

 

Dear Dietician: Nutrition attitudes

Dear Readers: Have you ever endured the unpleasant experience of someone criticizing or ridiculing your food choices? One day at lunch, the...

 

Dear Dietician: Raw Milk

Dear Dietitian, I have a friend who drinks raw, unpasteurized milk. She claims it has many health benefits, and that pasteurization of milk is...

 

Dear Dietitian: Eating healthy

Dear Dietitian, Please settle an argument between my wife and me. Our eleven-year-old son is about twenty pounds overweight. My wife, who has been...

 

Dear Dietician: orthorexia

Dear Dietitian, My thirteen-year-old daughter started a new healthy eating program about six months ago. She seems obsessed with healthy eating and...

 

Dear Dietician: Fad diets

Dear Readers, It seems there is always a fad diet out there that, once and for all, will solve our problems. Many of us have been on these diets,...

 

Dear Dietician: Wheat & gluten

Dear Dietitian, I've been experiencing a lot of digestive problems like stomach cramping and bloating. My friend who has celiac disease thinks I may...

 

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...

 

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