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Pumpkin: put it on your plate not in your coffee

Pumpkin: put it on your plate not in your coffee

Pumpkin used to be about Halloween Jack o’ lanterns and pie at Thanksgiving. Then no more pumpkin until next autumn. Now it’s everywhere all the time. As a coffee lover, I’m alternately amused and horrified by the pumpkin spice latté craze. Why ruin coffee with 

6 Foods to Say Yes To After 60

6 Foods to Say Yes To After 60

Food and diet advice is drenched in negativity. Don’t Eat That! Don’t eat this! That food is toxic! That food makes you gain weight! The Main Stream Media knows that fear is great click bait, so this isn’t surprising. But click bait headlines don’t necessarily 

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

Vitamin C deficiency in the 21st Century?

I recently listened to a webinar about nutrition for surgery patients. The speaker — a fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — has years of experience evaluating surgical patients’ nutritional status. This evaluation is important, because several nutrients are essential for wound healing. Successful recovery from surgery 

Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Lots of home cooks find dry beans (legumes) intimidating. Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans — they take a really long time to cook. Soaking them overnight before cooking helps, but the beans still need to simmer for hours. That means planning your meal one 

5 reasons to eat kale

5 reasons to eat kale

Kale is my favorite dark leafy green vegetable. It does well in my garden, it’s loaded with nutrients, it’s versatile, it tastes great, and it keeps producing well into fall. If you don’t have a garden, you can find kale in the grocery store all 

Alzheimer’s disease and the ketogenic diet

Alzheimer’s disease and the ketogenic diet

When it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease, we’d all love to hear about a cure. Better yet, we’d love to hear about a diet or lifestyle that guarantees prevention. Diet and nutrition are certainly on the radar screen for prevention research, but at the moment we