Should I Drink Almond Milk? Or Soy Milk? Or Regular Milk?


One role of a nutrition professional is to provide consumers with science based resources where they can get nutrition information.  A really great resource for this is Nutrition Action, a low cost newsletter created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Nutrition … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Recipe for Nutrition Supplement Drinks


In case you missed my article on this topic a few weeks ago, you'll want to check it out: When Someone Has Poor Appetite: Tips for Making Nutrition Supplement Drinks Taste Good Today's recipe is another smoothie idea to use with nutrition supplement drinks (like Ensure, Boost, … [Read more...]

Coconut Oil Part 2! Follow-up and more discussion.

We had a good response to the last article on coconut oil! The responses actually had us (mainly Lora!) doing even more digging into what we know and don't know about coconut oil, it's composition and how different fats break down in the body. I think it's important to … [Read more...]

Q&A: Since coconut oil is high in saturated fat, should I just avoid it?


After the olive oil article Lora wrote last week, we had a question about coconut oil from a reader on my facebook page. So we decided coconut oil would be a good topic for the next Q&A! Don't forget about our seminar this Thursday evening at Cancer Services' office in … [Read more...]

When Someone Has Poor Appetite: Tips for Making Nutrition Supplement Drinks Taste Good

When Someone Has Poor Appetite My intern has been working hard identifying recipes for making nutritional supplement drinks (like Ensure, Boost, Carnation Instant Breakfast, etc.) taste better. One of the common complaints for people who have to consume them is that they don't … [Read more...]

I have heard that olive oil is not as great as everyone says….


I have a new intern! Lora wrote up this q&a as a result of a question we received from a client. A great question and I'm thrilled to have Lora helping out on the Cancer Dietitian team!Q: I have heard that olive oil is not as great as everyone says, if heated it turns to … [Read more...]

Salad in a Jar Recipe and Weekday Meal Plan


This is a tip I learned from Chef Megan Hutton. We contracted her to come teach a few cooking sessions in our Mindful Eating Program this past fall. I couldn't believe it when she told us that we could make salad several days ahead of time. Brilliant!!As most people do with a new … [Read more...]

2015 Thoughts and “Diet” Review


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Here is a photo of a piece of my time over our break. We had a great evening at the beach running from the waves and watching the sunset. As I write my first post of 2015, I can't help but think of all the social media posts and talk … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes and Homemade Potpourri. Just in Time!


For a list of some of my favorite holiday recipes, check out this page:Below is my current favorite cranberry sauce recipe. I hope you like it!Cancer Fighting Cranberries:According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, Cranberries have the following beneficial … [Read more...]

Quick Q&A: Is Molasses Healthy? What about Black Strap Molasses?


Maybe you've wondered about recipes calling for molasses. Is it healthy? Could you add it to recipes or replace sugar with it? Here's a quick Q&A about molasses, put together by my current dietetic intern, Alexis!What is Molasses?Molasses is a byproduct of the process of … [Read more...]