October 31, 2014

The Other Side of the Spectrum

Over two-thirds of the US population is overweight or obese, and those numbers are climbing. Obesity is an epidemic, and the growing number of chronic diseases related to it is staggering. But what about the other side of the spectrum? The individuals, who in their quest to be thin, have starved themselves into a state of severe malnourishment, some close to death because of their obsession … [Read more...]

The “Diet” Dilemma

When I was a clinical dietitan with Bayhealth Medical Center, I was asked by the hospital administrator to give a nutrition presentation at the annual Bayhealth Director’s Retreat.  My topic was to be focused on “diets”, and to make nutritional recommendations to the audience that they could pass on to their patients, families, co-workers, children, as well as put into practice for … [Read more...]