Nutrition & Health Articles

“Healthy Living” and Intuitive Eating: What’s it Really About?

FACT: Dietitians are human too! Shortly after I posted a photo of my green kale smoothie not too long ago, I went home and snacked on these potato chips that happened to be in our pantry. After drinking something that was sweet and green and hydrating, my body was dying for a salty, crunchy and …

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8 Things You Should Know if You Have Iron-Deficiency Anemia

(Updated February 7, 2021) Iron deficiency anemia is something (unfortunately) near and dear to my heart.  I’ve struggled with this condition on and off since my early teenage years and it can often fly under the radar until it becomes a serious problem!  There are billions of people around the world with iron-deficiency anemia (1).  …

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Spilling the Tea on Splenda / Sucralose and IBS

Splenda® (Sucarlose) and IBS

Splenda®, or “sucralose”, is a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial sweetener which entered the mainstream food system in the United States back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its sugar substitute counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled as “amino sweet”), and a handful of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose has been hit with a lot …

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