Investigating the Safety of Detox Diets

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As we come into the holidays, a lot of people are looking to start a New Year’s resolution which is typically related to some form of statement such as ” I want to lose 50 pounds by next year” or  “I want to be healthier”. According to Nielsen, in 2015

Low-fat vs Whole-fat Dairy Products: Which is the better option?

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For years people have chosen non-fat and low-fat dairy products because companies and healthcare providers have indicated this was the better option. Recently there has been emerging research showing whole-fat dairy products are actually not bad for you but maybe even provide beneficial outcomes.  Prior to these findings, saturated fat

Recipe: Banana Applesauce Muffins

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So usually I think it’s a great idea to buy a bunch of bananas in anticipation of eating all of them through the week. But I never learn and they end up going bad most of the time. I came across this recipe from From Away’s blog and decided to

How much sugar is in your food?

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Most people these days look at the nutrition label and one of the main things they look at besides calories is sugar. Added sugar provides a lot of additional empty calories and while this is probably not the first thing you will look at when you eat that Halloween candy,

Eating to relieve symptoms of IBS

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects many people. It is not something that can be cured but it can be managed via diet. Those who have IBS experience alternating diarrhea and constipation along with abdominal cramping and fatigue. Not everyone can be managed by diet alone.

Gastric Reflux Elimination Diet

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I had planned to do a few diet reviews as I go through this new adventure. However, I didn’t realize I would be doing this one. The past few years, I have been dealing with some gastric reflux. While living in Indiana, I was told I had silent reflux after

Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetics

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Before I get into the subject of carbohydrate counting, I want to start with my background regarding diabetes and nutrition. I taught in an outpatient setting at my previous workplace near Indianapolis, Indiana for a little over a year until my husband and I decided to move across the country

Welcome!

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This is my first official blog post! Yay! I want to take a moment to introduce myself and provide a preview of posts you will see in the near future. My name is Carrie Weitzel. I am a Registered Dietitian located in the Denver, Colorado area with a passion for helping