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Author: Donna Feldman MS RDN

What’s the best nut butter?

What’s the best nut butter?

I love peanut butter, particularly on toast (True Confession: I love peanut butter plus unsalted butter on toast, but I refrain except in extreme circumstances). But lately I felt like it was time for a change. Grocery stores now carry a variety of nut butters, 

The Gut Brain Axis

The Gut Brain Axis

You’re probably familiar with some of these phrases. These common phrases have been around for a long time, because people have long sensed a connection between the gut and the brain. Now that we have a better understanding of the biology behind this connection, it 

Pass the peas!

Pass the peas!

Peas don’t have the best reputation. There’s the punitive aspect: “Eat your peas!”. There’s the joke aspect: comedy shows and cartoons depicting people trying to eat peas by lining them up on a knife, or spearing them on a fork, with peas rolling off the 

A2 milk explained

A2 milk explained

Zebu cattle are not animals I’ve thought much about, ever. But I came across an interesting article about them recently. I learned that zebu are small relatives of oxen, native to Southwest Asia. They’ve been raised for meat and milk for thousands of years. The 

Broccoli 365?

Broccoli 365?

Back in November, broccoli started to make a lot of sense to me. I’d been walking past it all summer but suddenly I was craving it. Broccoli has a winter sort of flavor: robust, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Added bonus: it’s chewy and filling. After 

DHA for dry eye syndrome

DHA for dry eye syndrome

Many years ago I went through a severe bout of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). I was at wits end. I live in a dry climate, which didn’t help. I had a test to measure tear production. Result: zero tears. What to do? Some research pointed