Up until recently the extent of my knowledge about the large intestine has been very limited. We eat and then we poop and that's about it. My interest in poop has only gone so far as the occasional hilarious story of an esteemed adult pooping their pants. They really do get me every time. See … Continue reading 10 REASONS WHY YOUR GUT IS THE SH*&
School is back in session! Summer has ended and has taken all of my free time with it. But I am excited and am welcoming the change in seasons with open arms. My classes are so, so interesting and it is my last year as a dietetics student, which is definitely something to celebrate! It … Continue reading Nutrigenomics: the future of nutritional healthcare?
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the scope of health: what that means for me and for others and how we can achieve it. It is as individual for all of us as our DNA is to our cells, but I think there are also some basic generalizations we can make and guidelines … Continue reading Our Capacity for Health
The word "dietitian" is a bit misleading. I have discovered this after experiencing many uncomfortable situations when what I study is brought up around others, specifically when food is involved. My husband, Tom, and I will be out to dinner with new people and once they find out I am studying to become a dietitian, … Continue reading Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).
I'll never forget the day I realized I had an eating disorder as a child. We were all sitting in a hip Chattanooga restaurant with our (damn delicious) locally-sourced polenta with fig spread and quinoa encrusted salmon (of course); all of us either foodies, dietitians, nutritionists, or students there to learn and talk about working … Continue reading Oh, That Was an Eating Disorder?