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Welcome to my blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. My blog is made possible by my wonderful group of contributors, including fellow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition students. All of my contributors have varying nutrition backgrounds and interests, making this blog a great place to learn about a wide range of food and nutrition topics.

I’m so proud of the efforts of all of my contributors and the recognitions of our great work. Greatist recently named my blog one of “19 Awesome Resources to Help You Eat Better”, and Healthline awarded us a spot in the “The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2016”.  I know you will enjoy and learn from the information you find here. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!

-Toby

[Book Review] Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach: The Fast and Easy Low-FODMAP Diet Plan

April 25th, 2017
  By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger The low FODMAP diet is increasing in popularity as many folks with certain health conditions find relief from this new way of eating. However, the term FODMAP is still new to many. An acronym, FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. This complicated terms are types of carbohydrates, and the low FODMAP diet eliminates all…

Should You Follow the Dirty Dozen?

April 18th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization working to protect human health and the environment, recently published their 2017 shopper’s guide to purchasing produce, in which they provide two lists – The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. The Dirty Dozen are the twelve fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest level of pesticides. The EWG…

What Do Farmers Do All Winter?

April 13th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report Wouldn’t it be nice to take an entire season off work? Perhaps, but don’t expect farmers to be the ones to tell you what that’s like. Whether or not their crops are in peak season, farmers work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure you’re getting the highest quality food possible. I know because, as a registered…

5 Foods To Beat Bloating

April 12th, 2017
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Some gas and bloating is normal – in fact 16-30% of people report bloating regularly. But if it’s getting to the point where your clothes don’t fit comfortably and it interferes with your everyday life, you may want to investigate the cause. While the culprit is different for everyone, food intolerances, eating large meals, eating too quickly, and carbonated…

9 of the Best Spring Weight-Loss Tips

April 5th, 2017

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report
With the warm weather setting in, many folks are starting to acknowledge the few (or more) pounds they put on during those winter months. Second to New Year’s Day, spring is the time when many people make a commitment to lose weight. I asked top nutrition experts from around the country to give their top weight-loss tips to help folks get…
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