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When Did People Start Eating Nutrients?

For as long as I have been a dietitian, I’ve been taught to educate on nutrition. Teach people why it’s important to get enough protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to maintain their health. Little did I know, I was wrong all along.  People don’t eat protein, people don’t eat vitamins; people eat food. Duh. […]

The 3 Supplements I Can’t Live Without

I’m a firm believer in getting every nutrient you can from food first. The reality is due to allergies, intolerances, food preferences, and sometimes just time, we can’t get everything we need! Here are the 3 supplements I choose to include in my daily life: Vitamin D. This is the one non-negotiable. Every single person […]

Life Lessons Part 3: Body Image

We all have unconscious bias. We may not know we’re judging people based on how they look but sometimes we do. Whether it’s race, religion, gender, or body image; we can make decisions on how we feel about someone without being aware that we are. Part of it is society’s fault. They train us on […]

Trust me, I’m a Dietitian

There is a lot of skepticism when it comes to nutrition and who is actually giving you the right advice for your body. I totally get it – it’s your health. It’s a big deal. What I never imagined when I became a dietitian was that my integrity, advice, and education would get questioned as […]

Goodbye 2016

2016 was an interesting year. There was a lot of change, some good; some surprising (is Donald Trump really the President of the United States?). Overall, it was a good year – a quiet year. Not too much travel, not too much adventure, but like always, a lot of fun. For the first time in […]

A Dietitian’s (Unusual) Staple Foods

2016 is flying by—I can hardly believe there are only 4 months left! It’s been a year full of change, and surprisingly one change has been with the staple foods in my house. Normally when we say ‘staples’ we think of pasta, rice, milk, eggs, fruits & veggies, etc. Today, I’m sharing some of the new(ish) […]

Life Lessons Part 2: Dietitians Are Not Perfect Eaters (and shouldn’t pretend to be)

Time to talk about the ‘health professional halo’. If I had a penny for every time I heard someone put a health professional down, example: “I can’t believe my doctor doesn’t exercise” or “how could that dietitian be overweight”—well I’d probably be sailing in a yacht in Monaco right now. Beyond hearsay, there is actually research that […]

Top 5 Wellness Gifts I Received

This post strays away from strictly talking about food, but I wanted to share some of the amazing gifts I received this December. Between a milestone birthday and Christmas both falling in this month, I got overly spoiled by friends and family. I’m so excited to tell you about these gifts (FULL DISCLAIMER to all […]

Life Lessons Part 1: Not Everyone Loves Food

Not everyone in this world loves food—this seems like such a simple principle to learn. Still, I would say it has been one of the hardest things to truly understand through my life and career. Growing up in a big Indian family, food was always a way to show your love. In adult hood, food literally […]

My Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation used to be something that we could see or feel. When someone was diagnosed with arthritis we understood it as inflammation in the joints. When we visibly saw swelling after injury or burns, we took the inflammation as our body’s healing response. Over the years, research has highlighted a constant state of low-grade inflammation […]

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