posts by Donna P Feldman MS RDN

Making sense of Mediterranean

Despite all the well-known health benefits of what’s loosely described as a Mediterranean Diet, people remain confused about what exactly this means in their daily lives. Does it mean choosing strange foods? Does it mean eating only foods native to the Mediterranean region? No on both counts. International Mediterranean Month is a great time to […]

10 things to do with olive oil

May is International Mediterranean Diet month, and I’m kicking it off with an updated post about that quintessential Mediterranean diet staple: olive oil Olive oil has a major health halo, with good reason.  Plenty of research links olive oil to lower risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.  Everyone seems to be using […]


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Lentils on the radar screen

Nothing like a never-ending pandemic lock down to inspire me to investigate the darkest reaches of the pantry. What foods have been buried in there for months (or longer). Happily, I found lentils. I really need to think about lentils more often. Lentils are a legume — a bean — but unlike other beans they […]

Are you packing on the Quarantine 15?

The shut down of daily life — aka Quarantine — is a recipe for diet disaster. There you are, locked in your home, bored, anxious, stressed, depressed, and angry. What do you do? You eat. Actual hunger has nothing to do with it. And for plenty of people, all this mindless eating leads to even […]

Host immunity depends nutrition Play in new window | Download (22.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHost Immunity isn’t about hospitality. It’s about the ability of your immune system to fight infections and heal injuries. Many nutrients are critical for immune function. Which is why I find it puzzling (or disturbing) to hear medical professionals dissing the importance […]

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