Category: Human Nutrition 101

Cocktails and Popcorn
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Cocktails and Popcorn

REVIEW:  Alton Brown’s Eat Your Science I just love food, I love what food can do to fuel the body, I love how food can heal the body.  I had the pleasure of attending the Alton Brown “Eat Your Science” show at the Palace Theater on Friday. I loved watching Alton Brown share his love and...

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Health Trends Demystified: Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

[youtube id=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03lFZhBvf7A” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”&rel=0″ class=””][/youtube][fusion_text] Health Trends Demystified: Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes Part of our role as Registered Dietitians (or Registered Dietitians to be, in my case) is understanding the science behind health claims and debunking myths. We field all sorts of questions related to health trends such as gluten-free diets, coconut...

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Why do you get a beer belly?

This month’s question from my 21 year old son… Why do people who drink beer sometimes have a beer belly? Not all beer drinkers have a “beer belly”.  So what causes men, and some women, to keep that extra weight around the midsection? Of course as a dietitian I understand it’s the extra calories not...

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How sugar  works in the body…

https://youtu.be/xWFdehOKq9E Check out this month’s post to learn about sugar, how it is used by the body, where it comes from and how much is too much. Have a question for Laura?  It could be our next video blog… [contact-form to=’laura@dietitianinyourkitchen.com’ subject=’Question for Laura’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

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Nicaragua Part 3 and Final Thoughts

Day 6 This was mostly a travel day, we left our hotel and boarded busses to Rivas where we caught a ferry to the volcanic island of Ometepe.  It was beautiful!! This is the ferry arriving at Ometepe. The road to our resort – there were goats everywhere! We had lunch at the resort before...

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You’re Avoiding What?!

[youtube id=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ubNn8fToe0″ width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”0″ class=””][/youtube][fusion_text] Intro Let’s talk!  I’d like to get a few things straight when it comes to carbohydrates… Many people when they learn I’m a dietitian tell me about how they are avoiding carbohydrates.  Now I understand what they are trying to say “they are avoiding nutritionally-void carbohydrates”.  But as...