posts by Donna P Feldman MS RDN

Sleep and food – what do we know?

We all know that the caffeine in coffee or tea can keep us awake.  What about foods that make us sleepy?  Thanksgiving dinner comes to mind, the supposed sleep-inducer being the turkey, although it’s more likely because it’s a big meal.  For people looking to combat insomnia or create better sleep quality, eating Thanksgiving dinner […]

10 Diet Myths Revisited Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:33 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI haven’t been focusing on weight loss or diets at all recently, not because obesity has magically gone away.  Rather I think the whole subject is negative and counter-productive.  Better to think about eating a more healthful overall diet. […]

mint leaves

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sugar cookies

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Meaningless but profitable nutrition buzzwords

Nutrition buzzwords have been around since the discovery of nutrients.  They’re used to create a health halo on a food product, for the purpose of sales.  I wrote about popular nutrition buzzwords 6 years ago.  Some of those terms, such as “gluten-free”, “probiotics” and “fiber” are still in use.  But research, publicity and fads have […]

Black bean beet burger experiment

Anytime a recipe is labeled “best ever” — Beware!  Best according to whom?  Anyway I’ve been on a quest for an at-least-decent bean burger recipe, aside from the one in my book “Feed Your Vegetarian Teen”.  I’ve written about my experiments with white beans, chickpeas and tofu as the basis of meatless burgers.  A friend […]

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