This is a tough one. It’s about Health At Every Size (HAES), a movement based on the book by researcher Linda Bacon, PhD, that emphasizes body positivity and self-care. It de-emphasizes the importance of body weight and the effects of certain foods on health. It focuses on setting holistic lifestyle goals rather than enforcing strict … Continue reading What About ‘Health At Every Size’?
No surprise there’s a notion that dietitians are the food police. I see it on the faces of some new patients who walk into the clinic looking like they want to run back out. Maybe because they expect a dietitian to tell them to stop eating all their favorite foods. Or that they need to … Continue reading What I Wish People Knew About Dietitians
I thought the Paleo diet sounded silly when it first came out. Why would someone willingly choose to eat only the foods available more than 2 million years ago? Loren Cordain, a professor in health sciences, was convincing enough in his 2002 book The Paleo Diet to make it the most popular google-searched diet of 2013. … Continue reading What About the Paleo Diet?
Seems that the popularity of new fad diets never ends, and registered dietitians have their hands full! In the clinic, patients tend to be more on top of these diets than I am, which leaves me scrambling to research them. The ketogenic diet or keto diet is the new hot ticket, with a large and … Continue reading What About the Ketogenic Diet?
Throughout my childhood, my Dad was very active in the Chinese community in Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Rhode Island Association of Chinese Americans, at the time a small but close-knit community group that worked to promote local Chinese businesses and the integration of Chinese immigrants newly arriving in the state. … Continue reading A Healthy Spin on a Chinese Takeout Favorite
Every season has its personality, and what I notice most about summer is the laziness (in a good way!). People slow down with the heat, and meals are easier. No one wants to switch on a heated stove or oven so there's less cooking. Out comes summer food: salads, sandwiches and grilling. Sometimes I use … Continue reading Fresh Easy Summer Wraps