I am in the final months of my dietetic internship. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the year of supervised practice that has to be completed by all dietitian-hopefuls before they are eligible to sit for the exam and become registered dietitians. I… View Post
Thoughts on my first week as a (clinical) dietetic...
I could not sleep on Sunday night. On Monday morning, my hair would not cooperate no matter how much I begged it to. I looked like a frump queen in my slightly-too-big scrubs. I ended up parking in the visitor’s lot because I didn’t have the pass-code for… View Post shared via WordPress.com
AND corporate sponsors fighting against mandatory...
These corporations are currently in opposition to California’s Prop 37, which would require mandatory labeling of all GMO-containing foods if it is passed in November. There are other (agribusiness, mostly) corporations dropping dollars on this, but the… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Nutritionally complete beverages ensure a boost in...
Nutritionally complete beverages ensure a boost in patient complications #primal #wapf #realfood #tubefeedings Ingredients: water, corn syrup, milk protein concentrate*, vegetable oil (canola, high oleic sunflower, corn), soy protein isolate, and less than 0.5% of magnesium phosphate, potassium citrate, potassium chloride, cellulose gel and gum, salt, calcium… View Post shared via WordPress.com
1/3 of the way through the dietetic internship!
So, for a few days there I was posting pretty regularly, and then I got caught up in a whirlwind of graduate school stuff. However, class is over for the summer and I’ve only got a few more assignments to submit so I figured I’d let my readers know that… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Sprinting (*Underwater): The Paleo/Primal Food... →
patrickgarner: Sorry, it’s true. The Paleo/Primal community is almost obsessively single-minded. Food. Recipes. Photos of primal dishes. Arguments about almond milk versus coconut. Drilling down into the most arcane discussions about glucose. Or fructose. Or grass-fed pork. As I noted in a recent Tweet, # awesome points! as a nutrition student, do i get a free pass to obsess so (hopefully) no...
The egg yolk manifesto
I love eggs. Almost every morning, I wake up bright and early and fry a couple of eggs with a little bit of salt and pepper in butter, olive oil, or coconut oil. When I sit down at the table with a cup of coffee and a plate of eggs, an overwhelming sense… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Why this future RD is against a monopoly of the...
Why this future RD is against a monopoly of the nutrition industry by RDs. The vast majority of dietetic students, dietetic interns (like myself), and registered dietitians seem to agree that strict regulation of the nutrition industry is the way to go. Their intentions are noble: protect the public. Throughout my undergraduate… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The pursuit of good food →
“The pursuit of good food dictates most of the decisions I make in my daily life, so nutrition and I get along quite well.”
How High Fructose Corn Syrup has Decimated Human... →
staystrongsb: So, today someone told me I shouldn’t call my diet paleo because of the fact I eat dairy. But the paleo eating world is opening up to the idea of dairy is it not? I just find it a lot easier to say “paleo” instead of “low carb high fat.” Both diets are so similar…I don’t know, is it a big deal or should I just continue saying paleo? I...
How my diet compares to MyPlate →
A look at how my current paleo-style diet compares to USDA MyPlate recommendations, along with a critique of MyPlate and just a tiny bit of “real food” ranting.