‘Food as Medicine’

Baking Without Gluten

By Robyn Priebe

Whether you are avoiding gluten to manage celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you may find your first attempt (or first 20 attempts) at gluten free baking to be a challenge.  Not only does gluten free baking often require unusual ingredients, it’s also much more complicated than baking with gluten-containing grains (wheat, rye, & barley). As a starting point, for those […] Read more »


Beans: Not Just for Vegetarians

By Robyn Priebe

I’m always encouraging people to eat beans more often; they are loaded with nutrients and fiber.  However, eating beans doesn’t mean you need to start using bean recipes that are 100% vegetarian.  For the self-proclaimed “meat-eater” beans can still be very easily worked into one’s eating patterns without going vegan.  Here are a few tips for eating beans more often: […] Read more »

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What Are Whole Foods?

By Robyn Priebe

Whole foods is a term thrown around a lot lately when we talk about healthy eating, but I’d imagine people may have asked the question, “what are whole foods?” When does something cross the line from being whole to processed?  To me, whole foods are as close to the state that food is found in nature, with nothing taken away […] Read more »

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Stomach Acid and GERD

By Robyn Priebe

Lately, it seems like everyone is on medication for GERD or for heartburn.  Whether the medications suppress acid production or neutralize it, in the end there may be consequences of eliminating stomach acid, which is necessary for digestion.  When working with a client who is anemic and complaining that no matter how much spinach, red meat, and iron supplements they […] Read more »


Mindful Eating Monday: The Benefits of Slowing Down

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

This just in: People who wolf down their food are two and a half times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who take their time according to new research presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy. This, mind you (no pun intended), was independent of what a […] Read more »