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Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN

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 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

Top Tips for Boosting Your Immune System thumbnail

This is the time of year when colds, flu, and other viruses are making their rounds and it is no fun to try to manage everyday life with congestion, fatigue, etc. So, I have some tips for you to give your immune system a boost this season.   While all vitamins and minerals are important… Read More

How to choose the right prenatal supplements thumbnail

If you are thinking about getting pregnant within the next year, or are pregnant, this post is for you! I'm going to break down how to find the best prenatal supplements in a sea of options. But first, let's start with the why. I'm sure you've already heard this from multiple sources so just to… Read More

Beans (Part 2) How to Make Them Delicious thumbnail

In the first part of this series, I talked about how to cook beans to make them more digestible. I think you'll also find that cooking them in the dry-soak-simmer manner (with any one of the 3 secret ingredients!) makes them far more tender and even in texture as well. Now, I'm going to give… Read More

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