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Why Coconut Oil is (Still) Bad for Your Heart: A Scientific Review

Why Coconut Oil is (Still) Bad for Your Heart: A Scientific Review

Let me start by saying that I believe in food freedom. I believe that all foods can fit into a healthy dietary pattern. I’m not here to tell you “always” or “never”.

But I believe in presenting people with the information they need to make the best decision for themselves and their families. And here’s the truth:

Based on the research we have, coconut oil is not a healthful choice. Hard stop.

Why the Answer to the Obesity Crisis isn’t Another Diet

Why the Answer to the Obesity Crisis isn’t Another Diet

It’s National Healthy Weight Week (Jan 20-26), and as I’m celebrating by pursuing true health (no diets allowed!), it reminded me of a blog post for EKG Nutrition about intuitive eating and obesity. If you’ve been following intuitive eating or any kind of non-diet content, you might start to question whether or not the approach even values health and nutrition. “Isn’t there an obesity crisis in America?” you might ask. How can we (dietitians) tell people to eat what they want when obesity is only getting more out of control? How can we reconcile this intuitive eating approach with the growing obesity epidemic?

How to Define “Good Food”

How to Define “Good Food”

I’m not going to categorize food into “good” and “bad”. I don’t believe that food has a moral value. When we define food as “clean” that innately means another food is “dirty”. I’m just not into that distinction. I see too many women beat themselves up over their food choices. Eating a kale salad doesn’t make you more righteous than eating an ice cream sundae.

However, I can help you find food that provides the most nutrition. Instead of focusing on the foods that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, I’d rather encourage you to think about foods that nourish you, provide energy and nutrients – and to realize that there is an abundance of those foods!

Does Fat Make You Fat?

Does Fat Make You Fat?

Does “fat make you fat”? The low-fat trend took root in the late 1980s and since then, low-fat has been an eye-catching marketing technique used by food companies to lure in consumers. Recently, fat is back in fashion, and the health food industry is embracing fat as an essential part of a healthful diet.

Healthy Grilling

Healthy Grilling

Many people will celebrate this long weekend by firing up the grill and having a cook-out. What a fun way to celebrate! Here are a few tips to keep it healthy.

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