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Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN

The Best Slow Cooker Applesauce thumbnail

I've been making this applesauce recipe every fall for years now and it never fails to please. It is perfect for making in large batches and canning for long term storage.  This year, I've got one new, little mouth to feed and he'll be ready for solids soon. I'll definitely be making a less spicy… Read More

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Without the Junk thumbnail

Though apples and pumpkins are not quite at their peak yet, pumpkin-flavored coffee has been available for weeks. The problem is the popular coffee chain versions are loaded with highly processed ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, potassium sorbate (a preservative), artificial flavors and often contain milk or cream -which is problematic for those avoiding… Read More

Real Food Radio Episode 013: Postpartum Nutrition & Wellness thumbnail

Welcome back to Real Food Radio! We’re back with a brand new co-host, Nicole Holovach. Nicole is a registered dietitian, farmer, and owner of Whole Health RD, a private nutrition practice based in Frederick, MD. In this episode, we talk about the importance of postpartum nutrition and wellness. After baby, it's super easy to neglect… Read More

Real Food Radio Episode 012: The Cholesterol Myth thumbnail

Welcome to Real Food Radio! We’re back with a brand new co-host, Nicole Holovach. Nicole is a registered dietitian, farmer, and owner of Whole Health RD, a private nutrition practice based in Frederick, MD. You can find Diana Rodgers’ new podcast over on her website at SustainableDish.com. In this episode, we discuss Nicole’s latest blog… Read More

Real Food Radio Episode 011: Identifying Your Migraine Triggers thumbnail

Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! My co-host today is registered dietitian Jan Patenaude, who is also the first certified LEAP therapist. Jan is a pioneer in the area of food sensitivity and adverse food reactions. In this episode, we discuss common triggers contributing to migraines, how these triggers could be accurately identified, and the real… Read More

Meet Baby L thumbnail

After many months of sharing the milestones, joys and challenges of my pregnancy on Real Food Radio and with many of you in person during our nutrition sessions... I am so proud to announce the arrival of baby L! He arrived fashionably late, but without complications and was healthy and chubby at 8lbs 9oz. The… Read More

Fat Guide: Which to Eat and Which to Avoid thumbnail

We've come a long way in terms of how we think about fat in the diet. Now, we know that eating more (in some cases, a lot more) of the right kinds of fat, is supportive for health including cardiovascular health. Yes, even if you've been told you have high cholesterol, chances are good that you should… Read More

Real Food Radio Episode 010: Eating Well While Traveling thumbnail

Welcome Back to Real Food Radio! On this episode, we discuss our personal tips and tricks when it comes to maintaining a real food diet on the road. Hint: It's possible if you plan ahead! Ayla's life update: We bought a house! Diana's RD update: Her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital The new study examining… Read More

What I eat (pregnancy edition) thumbnail

#WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) has become a popular tag used by health and fitness bloggers over the past several years. A quick search and you'll see loads of examples, many by women who are often also dietitians. What I've found most concerning about these posts is that in many cases they are great examples of… Read More

Understanding WHO’s Classification of Processed Meat as Carcinogenic thumbnail

I’m getting asked a lot this week about the World Health Organization's classification of processed meat as a “Group 1 Carcinogen” and I want to talk about what this means exactly because per usual, the media is running with this in all sorts of misleading ways. Here is what you need to know (summarized the… Read More

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