Food for Thought
Like the bird, I don’t write because I can. I write because I have something to say. The Food for Thought tab is where you’ll find the most recent of the more than >200 referenced articles that I’ve written. Food for Thought articles explain the science of health and nutrition in terms that anyone can understand.
If you are looking for an older article from 2012 until 2020, don’t worry. They are available in the Food for Thought – archived articles. Also available there is my personal health and recovery journey titled “A Dietitian’s Journey”.
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08/11 – Types of Protein to Help Older Adults Retain Muscle – new
07/20 – The Death of Peers and Parents Should Change the Way We Live (personal story)
04/30 – Thyroid Medication can Worsen Blood Sugar Control in People with Diabetes
02/20 – Hypothyroidism Update – six months of treatment since diagnosis
01/23 – Alopecia Universalis – a clinician’s personal story of complete hair loss
12/28 – Nutritional Supplements With Evidence to Restore Hair Loss
11/17 – Hair Loss in Hypothyroidism (Part 2) – Nutrients of Importance
11/01 – Hypothyroid 101
10/14 – Hypothyroidism Signs and Symptoms – a downloadable checklist
09/04 – Hair Loss – root causes (Part 1)
08/26 – More Than Skin Deep – skin symptoms associated with hypothyroidism
08/12 – Beyond Diet – the role of hormones in metabolic health
08/07 – Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Mistakenly Blamed on Aging
07/14 – Thyroid Function Assumed to be Normal When Only TSH is Tested
23/11 – Chronic Constipation — do we really just need more fiber and water?
10/11 – Could Protein be the Appetite’s Control — the Protein Leverage Hypothesis
10/01 – Do You Identify as a Food Addict?
09/01 – Time to Stop Calling Type Two Diabetes a Chronic Progressive Disease
08/30 – Type 2 Diabetes Remission — proposed definition from international experts
08/23 – High Protein Matcha Drink — role in abdominal fat loss
06/23 – Risk of Dehydration in Older Adults During Heatwaves
06/21 – Staying Hydrated Without a Caffeine or Carbonated Drink — Limonana
06/15 – The Three Ways to Balance Carbohydrate and Fat as Fuel
04/25 – LDL Cholesterol is Not the Best Assessor of Cardiovascular Risk
04/23 – What is a Low-FODMAP Diet and How Can it Improve Symptoms of IBS?
04/16 – Why Drinking a Smoothie isn’t the Same as Eating the Food Contained in it
04/13 – A Therapeutic Ketogenic Diet — treatment and adjunct treatment
04/12 – A Simple Guide to Different Types of Diet and Macros
03/26 – Why Is Type 2 Diabetes Still Called ”a Progressive, Lifelong Disease”?
03/22 – Assessing Insulin Resistance — Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA)
Disclaimer: The information presented in these articles are in no way intended to recommend the self-management of health problems, or as medical advice, or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Articles written from 2012 until 2020 are available in the Food for Thought – archived articles.