EP18 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Our Thoughts

EP18 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Our Thoughts In late Feb 2015, the USDA released its updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are based on updated evidence, which in nutrition changes very quickly (many new studies published monthly). Here’s a quick summary of their recommendations related to food intake. I’m covering only a quick handful of […]

Forget about Forget-me-nots, keep on eating SAD instead…

You probably remember (or maybe you don’t) the hilarious scenes from Arrested Development in which GOB tried to use forget-me-not pills on his brother Michael & of course on himself!  You can reminisce here. Interestingly, new research suggests that this scene could have played out with GOB trying to shove some standard american diet (SAD) (foods […]

Are Organic veggies better? Hint: You betcha!

A recent study (here) in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) examined a prospective cohort of 28,192 pregnant women (all first time pregnancies) for their relative risk of pre-eclampsia (PE), which is a condition characterized by high blood pressure & (non-essentially) high levels of protein in the urine.  PE is associated with a number of maternal […]

Lifestyle habits that affect your Mental Health

Recently a study was published in the British Medical Journal examining health-related behaviors & how they influence mental well-being in the general population.  This study can be found in its entirety here. The authors start from the position that there are major behavioral risk factors that adversely affect health outcomes and are strongly associated with […]

The Paleo Diet…

I was asked to give a quick review of the Paleo diet for the Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide, a great new up & coming site dedicated to giving info on health, fitness, coaching & training!  Check it out by clicking on the banner on the Dietitian Dan T home page. I have many good things […]

Vegetables in your diet

Vegetables are the edible portions of plants. Main nutrients delivered in Vegetables: 1)      Vitamins and Minerals. Green-Yellow-Orange – high in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Folate (birth defects) – black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus. Potassium (blood pressure) – sweet potatoes, tomato paste, […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetable Intake It’s long be touted that we need to consume adequate fruits and vegetables.  Many studies have shown that there are valid mechanism by which adequate fruit and vegetable intake supports longer health span and life span (Joseph J et al., 2009).  Conversely, it has been shown that inadequate intake is associated […]