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Welcome to my award-winning blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. I’m thrilled my blog was named a Top 10 Healthy Blogs Written by Actual Health Pros by Shape, a 2011 recipient of the Top 100 Health Blogs by Healthline.com, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

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Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

Bring on the Salmon (and Salmon Dill Cakes!)

February 27th, 2015
Heart disease has taken more American lives than any other disease and remains the leading cause of death in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 611,105 lives were lost in 2013 to the disease. One of the best ways to protect your heart is by getting plenty of Omega-3s, and salmon is one of the best food sources out there. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that your body can’t produce enough…

Debunking the Trend: The Paleo Diet

February 26th, 2015

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger You may need to channel your inner caveman for the Paleo Diet. This diet is based off of the Paleolithic era, about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. But is this caveman-esque diet good for you? Eat like a Caveman
During the Paleolithic era, farming and processed foods were not available, making hunting and gathering the main resources for food. This diet focuses on lean meat, fish, fruits,…

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

February 20th, 2015
In honor of National Grapefruit Month (and one of my favorite fruits), I wanted to give this superstar fruit some love. Originally discovered in Barbados in the 18th century, grapefruits are now grown in many states in the U.S., including California and Arizona, and are available year round.
Rich in vitamins A and C, fiber and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, grapefruits have been recognized for their ability to help…

6 Overrated Foods

February 18th, 2015
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report You often hear about superfoods that promise health, wellness and tons of weight loss. It irks nutritionists like me to no end that the media or society hypes the health benefits of these foods. That’s not to say the foods aren’t healthy. But their health benefits are exaggerated, misleading consumers to believe they’ll see immediate…

The Rise of Healthy Vegan Fast Food: Is It Possible?

February 17th, 2015
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Something is happening around the country, a rise in vegan “fast food.” As encouraging as it sounds, is this particular trend just another health craze? Sex Appeal
Promoting plant-based foods, to detox, rejuvenate and lose weight is sexy and appealing. Advertisers succeed in sending the message that drinking cleansing juices will instantly make you…
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