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Nutrition Education

Welcome to Real Food Radio! This week Nicole and I discuss the prevalence of acid reflux, antacids and protein pump prohibitors, and natural ways to combat too much or too little acid for healthy digestion. Also discussed in Episode 21… Acid reflux Alternative treatments to antacids PPIs- Protein Pump Inhibitors Reasons for reflux Hypochlorhydria Signs &… 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

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

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

Beans (Part 1) How to Make Them More Digestible thumbnail

Beans are a near perfect food. Nutritionally, they are high in protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals including iron and folic acid. They are versatile due to their ability to absorb flavor well. And there is no denying how extraordinarily economical they are. They might be THE cheapest way to get in nutrients from… Read More

Insider Tips from a Spice Expert thumbnail

Last night I attended an amazing cooking class at Sofra Bakery and Cafe taught by Executive Chef, Ana Sortun. Ana is a master at blending and layering spices (she literally wrote the book on it). She artfully incorporates spices in ways that you would never expect at her restaurant Oleana which happens to be my favorite… Read More

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