Nutritionally Speaking

Nutritionally Speaking Podcast

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener whose use has become controversial due to the hypothesis that it may cause obesity.   For this reason, many are avoiding products sweetened with HFCS and are choosing sucrose- (table sugar) containing…

Going Vegetarian

Going Vegetarian

Lately more and more people have been jumping on the vegetarian bandwagon and for good reason!  There are plenty of benefits to going veggie, but there are also some very common concerns.  We’ll explore the pros and cons of a…

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea is one of the most popular supplements in the U.S., being touted for its use in preventing and treating the common cold.  You can find Echinacea in various forms including pills and teas or you can buy the actual…

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

With the New Year approaching, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier and lose weight, but we all know how hard it can be to stick to them for the whole year.  Why don’t they seem to work?  How…

Supplements vs. Food

Supplements vs. Food

It’s a match-off with vitamin and mineral supplements pitted head to head with food.  Who will win?  Are supplements bigger, better, and stronger than nutrients we get from food?  Is it possible to get all the nutrition we need from…

Hodgepodge

Hodgepodge

With the holidays right around the corner and the school year getting busier and busier, my mind is all over the place!  I decided to make a “hodgepodge” episode so I can talk about several nutrition issues that I’ve been…

Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea sales are booming across the country with green tea topping the charts of the most popular beverages and supplements. Where did the demand for this bitter leaf come from? Recent claims that green tea causes weight loss brought…

Cracking the Organic Code

Cracking the Organic Code

Organic foods are popping up all over town and causing a stir in the minds of food shoppers nationwide–What does organic mean?  Is it better or healthier?  Why does it cost so much?  Do I need to buy organic?  This…

How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label

How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label is on almost every box, bag, and can in the grocery store, so it must be important!  How then do we decipher what it is trying to tell us?  What do all these words and numbers…

Nutrition Myths and Truths

Nutrition Myths and Truths

This episode covers three common nutrition myths. Listen to discover the answer to the following questions: What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian (and does it matter)? Do butter and margarine have the same effect on your…