One role of a nutrition professional is to provide consumers with science based resources where they can get nutrition information. A really great resource for this is Nutrition Action, a low cost newsletter created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action updates the public on nutrition related news, as well as provides tips and strategies for healthy eating. We highly suggest you make the investment and subscribe to the print newsletter! This … [Read more...]
Coconut Oil Part 2! Follow-up and more discussion.
We had a good response to the last article on coconut oil! The responses actually had us (mainly Lora!) doing even more digging into what we know and don't know about coconut oil, it's composition and how different fats break down in the body. I think it's important to remember that there are times that we do not know the answer. In those times, we have to make our most educated "best guess" and move on. My choice might not be your choice. That's ok. We don't have to spend all … [Read more...]
Q&A: Since coconut oil is high in saturated fat, should I just avoid it?
After the olive oil article Lora wrote last week, we had a question about coconut oil from a reader on my facebook page. So we decided coconut oil would be a good topic for the next Q&A! Don't forget about our seminar this Thursday evening at Cancer Services' office in Winston-Salem. Cancer Nutrition Myths and Truths: Thursday 1/29 at 5:30pm. We will be demonstrating and tasting 3 recipes and giving you some of the ingredients for you to take home and try yourself. We'd … [Read more...]
Nutty Chewy Coco-lass Cookie Recipe
I took a slight break from writing for the blog, as I am the event director and emcee for our agency's breast cancer survivor conference, The Pink Ribbon Talks, each year. The 12th annual event was this past Saturday and I was honored to be in the presence of such amazing people! And what's a great event without a crazy picture?!? Here I am with my amazing co-workers. We each had a unique role in making the event a success. It's amazing to see what happens when … [Read more...]