Does Dairy Cause Inflammation?

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“Oh, I can’t eat that. I’m avoiding dairy.”  Have you heard that phrase before? Likely you have, and it either produces a strong desire to roll your eyes real hard … or it peaks your curiosity. I mean, if Jane from accounting stopped eating dairy, maybe you should too? The Ongoing Dairy Controversy Poor dairy…

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A Guide to Food “Allergy” Etiquette

Likely you’ve noticed, but there are a growing number of people with food “issues.” It might be a food intolerance, a food sensitivity, or even a very serious, life threatening food allergy. I’m one of them. Maybe you are too. But maybe you are not. And maybe you are now daily exposed to people talking…

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As a Dietitian, What Do MY Kids Eat For Breakfast?

As a Dietitian, I know people are constantly scrutinizing what I and my family eat. I’m not complaining; I get it. It’s no different than when I examine the outfit of a personal stylist or the teeth of a dentist. We all have to represent our brand. In my case, however, it’s not always easy…

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Book Review: The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin

It seems that amongst the continual slog of new diet books coming on the market, more and more of them are touting programs that resemble the classic elimination diet. Given that I do not recommend elimination diets that aren’t tailored and unique to each person for many reasons, I thought I would review one of…

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IBS: When Food Becomes Foe

IBS. It’s one of the acronyms that gets thrown around a lot, casually in many cases. But for the millions of those who count “IBS” as a part of their life, there is nothing casual about it. Whether or not you have an official diagnosis, 1 in 6 people suffer from the symptoms of IBS.1…

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The LEAP Diet: The Ultimate Food Sensitivity Diet Plan

Food sensitivities seem to be on the rise. Whether the symptoms are finally being recognized or the incidence in truly on the rise, more and more people are determining they have one or more food sensitivities. I deal with food sensitivities every week in my practice. It’s impossible to ignore as a dietitian. It was…

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