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Is Saturated Fat Good For You?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Likely by now you’ve heard the debate Is fat, and in particular saturated fat, bad for you or not In the 80’s and 90’s we made fat the villain and steered our entire country towards a low fat mentality, but in recent years perceptions have evolved...

Low Carb Diet and Gut Health: Are we Doing More Harm Than Good?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Low-carb diets are all the rage right now, and with good reason They have shown promising results in promoting weight loss and encouraging people to eat less white flour, sugar, and other unhealthy foods Hard to argue with that...

The Artificial Coloring of Our Holidays

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Parenting

It’s that time of year again Colorful confections are hitting the store shelves, and likely your kids, like mine, are begging to purchase those colorful sugar bombs every time you walk into the store It’s such a constant battle that I try every way possible not to take my little critters shopping with me...

Easy Tips to Spice up Your Diet!

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I love adding spices to my cooking Besides some of the well-hyped health benefits, they just make food more interesting The same ingredients from one dish can be magically transformed into something completely different just based on the spice profile...

Eating Healthy on Vacation: Can it be Done?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It’s that time of year again… summer travel The thing I hear over and over again is this “Well, I’m ready to start eating healthy, but first I’ve got this vacation...

IBS and SIBO: One and the Same?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Travel

Do any of these sound familiar to you Painful bloating Irregular bowel movements (constipation, diarrhea, or both)...

L is For Leafy Greens

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"Eat more leafy greens" Do you hear that all the time Or is it just me Seems like a saying that just won't go away...

10 Super Foods to Eat This Spring

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Travel

Warmer weather is gradually arriving (at least to us in Seattle) and many of you, like myself, are likely starting to shift your eating Heavy stews and fortifying soups are on their way out in place of lighter fare with seasonal produce...

Why is Behavior Change Towards Healthy Diet and Lifestyle So Hard?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I've been pondering this question ever since reading an article that public health officials in the UK want to start labeling foods with "activity equivalents"(1) While only a proposal at this stage, these depictions would let consumers know approximately the time and types of activity required to burn off the calories in the product being purchased A box of biscuits might, for example, have a picture of a person walking for 60 minutes or swimming for 30 minutes to demonstrate the type of activity and length of time it would take to burn off the calories in one serving...

Three Messages For National Nutrition Month

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month Yes, that time of the year is here again Naturally it seems appropriate to write on the topic, so earlier this week I sat down and thought about what “National Nutrition Month” means to me...

Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Your School Age Child

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Education

It caught my eye that this week is National School Breakfast Week Sadly my first thought was, "Really Yuck...

FDA to Start Testing For Glyphosate in Food Products

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

This week the FDA announced it will start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer, glyphosate (1) It appears the FDA is finally bowing to pressure from the public regarding safety concerns Private groups, citing suspected risks to human health, have gone ahead and done their own testing in recent years and claim they have found glyphosate residues in breast milk, honey, infant formula, wheat flour, soy sauce, and a host of other foods...

Eat Your Way to Heart Health

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It's February, and that means it's American Heart month Despite all the talk about heart health, I think we honestly forget what a big deal Heart Disease is in this country It is the number one cause of death in the United States...

Personalized Nutrition: There is No One "Right" Diet For Everyone

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It seems everyone has an opinion on nutrition these days It's not even so much of an opinion anymore but a sort of dogma "Thou shalt eat this way or risk ones health irreparably...

How to Keep Your (Diet) Sanity During the Holidays!

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Yep, it's here, Christmas season While this is a joyous occasion for most, are you one of those dreading the stream of Christmas parties, office treats, and edible gifts The amount of sugar can seem endless...

Holiday Stollen: A Tasty Tradition

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Food and Drinks

I love this time of year when the doldrums of cold days and dark nights are broken up by some of our favorite holidays Thanksgiving gets things started and soon enough Christmas is on its heels The various holiday foods are definitely one of my favorite parts...

Childhood Obesity and Carbohydrate Intake: Review of the Recent Study “Isocaloric Fructose Restriction and Metabolic Improvement in Children With Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome.”

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I think it’s safe to say that we all know obesity is a problem in this country Sometimes we might be in denial about what an enormous problem it is, but once you pay attention and look around, you realize we have an epidemic on our hands This is going to cripple our nation in terms of rising health care costs, inability to work, and general lack of joy and vitality in one’s life...

Spirulina: Health or Hype?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I think most of us have heard of spirulina at one time or another (think green algae superfood) I know that I have Truth be told, as I sit here writing this, I am not exactly sure what the health benefits of it are or how to use it...

What is an Integrative Dietitian?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Medicines and Remedies

There are many of us nutrition professionals now aligning ourselves with Integrative Medicine I consider myself in this group Maybe you are asking yourself what exactly this is and most importantly, does it really matter...

Strategies to Deal With Picky Eaters of Any Age

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Do you have picky eaters I'm not just asking the mothers of young children here Even adolescents can be picky eaters...

Lower Your Blood Pressure... Naturally!

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Have you ever been told you need to lower your blood pressure If so, were you started on medications to help bring it down That is often the first step in making sure your blood pressure does not get out of control...

Bananas. What Are They Good For?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Bananas sure get a bad rap, don't they I can't even tell you how many clients have looked at me and said, "I heard bananas are bad for you, so I don't eat them," and then proceed to fill me in on all the high carb, processed foods they do eat which somehow are much healthier or more acceptable than a banana Why no love for the banana...

National Nutrition Month: New Changes Ahead for the Dietary Guidelines For Americans

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It's National Nutrition month, and what better way to celebrate than to get excited about the upcoming changes to the Dietary Guidelines I know, it might sound a little dry, but there really is reason to take an interest Some BIG and much needed revisions are on the horizon...

Food Additive Watch: Azodicarbonamide

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

If you are like me, the only reason you might recognize this lengthy word is because of Food Babe, the online food sleuth, who popularized it last year by calling it the "yoga mat" chemical Subway was the main target, being called out for having this compound in their breads While they took most of the heat, the truth is a number of other companies in the food industry have been using this chemical as well and likely they are breathing a deep sigh of relief that no one came after them first...

Bolster Your Immune System Naturally

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Business

Happy New Year I hope all of you enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season My family had a wonderful time, with no sickness (knock on wood), but I must admit, getting ill in December is always a worry, especially since we were sick as dogs just a few Christmases ago...

Is Instant Oatmeal Evil?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Finances

As I was pouring myself a packet of instant oats a few months back, topping it with scalding water and then other condiments, I got to thinking of a headline I'd read somewhere online about how seriously unhealthy instant oats were for you I didn't actually read the article, but the message stuck with me: somehow instant oats are bad Bad like doughnuts...

How to Practice Moderation During the Holidays: Giving Yourself Permission

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

It happens every year Right around mid-November onwards, the bakers start baking and the stores start displaying vast arrays of holiday goodies Office break rooms start filling up with ginger cookies, sweet breads, candy canes and truffles...

Book Review: Attract Your Ideal Weight: 8 Secrets of People Who Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to lose weight successfully and maintain it while others never succeed despite repeated attempts I ponder these questions myself, frequently in fact Well this book seeks to uncover why...

Food Additive Watch: Guar Gum

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

Guar Gum It's always seemed harmless to me, a simple gum used to thicken many familiar foods like yogurts, dressings, ice creams, pie fillings, etc I really never gave much though to its presence, surprisingly, assuming it was a more natural product...

Food Additive Watch: Should You Avoid Carrageenan?

Author: Danielle VenHuizen

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

I realize carrageenan has already been all over the news, so you'd think by now most people would have a good grasp of what it is and whether it's safe or not Strangely, that's not the case Most of the time when I mention the addition of carrageenan to a product, I get asked whether or not they should care...

 
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