Confused About Today’s Breaking Health News?

Did you hear about the study in the news today? Health information these days is much more commonplace than ever before. Every day, if not every hour, we hear of another new study or report on health. These reports can… Read more

The Myth of Complementary Protein

Recently, I was teaching a nutrition class and describing the adequacy of plant-based diets to meet human nutritional needs. A woman raised her hand and stated, “I’ve read that because plant foods don’t contain all the essential amino acids that… Read more

Getting Well On Twenty Potatoes a Day

Chris Voigt is the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. In an effort to educate the public about the nutritional value of potatoes, he ate 20 potatoes a day, for 60 days straight. That’s right, his diet consisted… Read more

The Calorie Density Approach to Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management

Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger; more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. In… Read more

Do Potatoes Cause Diabetes?

Are potatoes dangerous? Do potatoes cause diabetes? You might think so if you followed the headlines. In 2006, the media was full of reports making these claims, some of which are still being made today. All of this attention was based… Read more