Using A Homemade Blenderized Tube Feeding Diet: My Interview With Krisi Brackett


This interview originally appeared on Pediatric Feeding News, a website run by speech pathologist and feeding therapist Krisi Brackett. I had the pleasure of working briefly with Krisi during my internship period at UNC Children’s Hospital. 1. Most therapists are familiar with the idea of using a blenderized tube feeding diet. Could you briefly describe what […]

The Most Valuable Exercise Tool That Anyone Can Use


This is a guest post by Candice Briggs, a Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach based in Byron Bay, Australia. I always laugh when someone says to me, “Oh I was away and I wasn’t around a gym, so I didn’t do a work out”, or “I was house bound and couldn’t leave home” (insert excuse here) […]

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs


This is a guest post that originally appeared on “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb Confession time: If I had to choose one personal health issue that I’d love to […]

Ask Laura: Should I Eat Natto?


Have a nutrition-related question for Laura? Ask it here! Q: I have seen warnings about soy and have been avoiding it. But I have also seen mention of Natto, a fermented soy, as a super food. Should Natto be avoided? Oh natto… you bizarre, slimy little superfood. With all the great research coming out about […]

5 Reasons Why Even Vegetarians Should Eat Gelatin


This post was originally featured on There are so many amazing benefits that can come from eating gelatin, including improvements in digestive, skin, and mental health. Plus, gelatin can be used to make a yummy, all-natural dessert that’s actually good for us. So why aren’t we eating more of it? Traditional diets are typically much higher […]

Seriously, US News?

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Every year, US News and World Report comes out with their report on the best and worst diets of the year. Every year, they’re pretty similar, and this year is no different. DASH, TLC, and the Mediterranean Diet are always top ranked, with some diets frequently falling near the top, such as Weight Watchers and […]

Is the Paleo diet healthy? –

Is the Paleo diet healthy? – A strangely appropriate Q&A from an obese patient to a nutrition “specialist”. The doctor contributes absolutely nothing to the conversation, but the commentary at the bottom of the article is very interesting. This just highlights the kind of outdated “information” that physicians are learning in med school.