Browsing All posts tagged under »processed food«

RN Advice: Should I take my prescriptions?

December 8, 2017 by


Karen asks: I have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and my doctor is prescribing several anti-inflammatory medications to manage the pain.  Should I take them? This question could easily be for any number of inflammatory illnesses such as: Any arthritis Crohn’s disease Heart disease High blood pressure High cholesterol Thyroid issues Fibromyalgia Type II diabetes, […]

RN Advice: Carbohydrates

February 2, 2016 by


Angela asks: Are all carbohydrates bad for you? First, let me explain what is a carbohydrate.  Any food that breaks down into sugars is considered a carbohydrate.  With that being said, that includes a huge range of foods such as breads, chips, pasta, sauces, etc., as well as fruits and vegetables. Carbohydrates are classified as simple or complex.  […]

Ask Dave: A Better Egg

August 4, 2013 by


Dear Dave, I have been diagnosed with an allergy to eggs, wheat, and corn which makes it tricky to find foods without those ingredients.  My neighbor offered me some duck eggs which my doctor is not sure about.  Do you know if duck eggs cause the same reaction as chicken eggs?  Ann, WI Dear Ann, […]

Ask Dave: Bacon is health food?

June 3, 2013 by


Dear Dave, All of my crossfit buddy’s eat an enormous amount of bacon – they say it’s nitrate free and that it’s perfectly fine to eat at every meal.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they wrap their apples in bacon.  They all do Paleo, stay really active with Crossfit and seem to be in good […]

Ask Dave: Paleo Friendly?

April 26, 2013 by


Dear Dave,  My wife and I have been eating Paleo very strictly for over a year and have had mixed results.  At first we both lost lots of weight but now our weight has gone up and some aches and pains have returned.  What’s the deal?  Dan, Phoenix   Dear Dan, Paleo, as you know, […]

ASK DAVE: Eat as the Greeks Do?

March 3, 2013 by


Dear Dave,  I just LOVE Greek yogurt although my coach is advising that I skip it.  Whats so bad about it?  Aimee, WI Dear Aimee, Greek yogurt has been surging in popularity and gaining substantial market share from its American-style competition.  The main difference is a textural one; greek yogurt is much thicker than regular […]

Ask Dave: Superfoods

January 5, 2013 by


Dear Dave, “What is a Superfood…and how much should I eat?” Karen, Nevada Karen, To provide a meaningful answer we first must define this word; SUPERFOOD. I happen to LOVE this word because it has no specific meaning yet it gets thrown around with such certain authority that it makes me laugh. The general meaning […]