Confessions of an RDN

Herbal Supplements in Recovery: a Reader Question Answered

Question: Hi Brandi, I’m a pickleball player and having issues with tennis elbow. My physical therapist suggested I order some supplements to help the healing process while we work on it together. He suggested Curcumin. Do you have any trusted brands I should buy? Or maybe foods that I should add to my diet?Thanks,Dustin  Answer: […]

Confession 7: The Fridge Calls to Me- How I Avoid Eating too Much While I’m Stuck at Home

Once upon a time I was a successful business owner and an avid pickleball player. But that was way, way, waaaay back in February. Just like so many other people my business is temporarily closed and my daily pickleball fun has devolved from packed courts full of friends to solo garage drills. Sigh… Also like […]

Confession 6: The Dietitious Empty Nester

Over the last weeks, a lot of attention in the news has been given to parents like me: new empty-nesters. It seems like a recent trend, this recognition of how children leaving home can deeply affect parents. It’s a moment which gives the greatest-ever meaning to the conjoined adjectives, “bitter-sweet.” I was especially touched by […]

Confession 5: I don’t love supplements.

Okay, okay. I do have vitamin tablets and other supplements in it my cabinet right now. I always keep fish oil, choline, and multivitamins as a backup when I know we’re missing those nutrients, and vitamin D3 because we live in the Pacific Northwest. I also STRONGLY recommend high-quality prenatal vitamins to pregnant women and […]

Confession 4: I don’t believe in diets.

Wait, wait, wait. Disclaimer: I do believe in diets for people with special medical conditions. Medical conditions sometimes require avoiding or modifying foods to maintain health. A more accurate statement may be to say that I don’t believe in fad diets. When I hear of a diet that excludes any major group of foods, I […]

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