Articles

Bonnie’s Bone Bonanza
by Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian  Bonnie was thinking about going vegan. Of all the dietary choices she had considered
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Vancouver Restaurants
By Vesanto Melina with Nancy Callan Vancouver is the first Canadian city to embrace “Meatless Monday,” encouraging residents to forego
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Good Hospital Care and Fare
By Vesanto Melina When people speak of hospital food, they don’t often use the adjective “good”. In fact I don’t
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The Beefs about Beef
By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When barbecue season comes along, we may have fond memories of summer events with
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Diet and Our Planet
By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian When people consider going green, their focus is often on buying a vehicle that
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Findings From the Nutrition Superstars
By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian In February 2013 I attended  the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, which is held in California about every five years.
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Are Microwaves Safe?
By Vesanto Melina Many of us wonder whether microwave ovens are sending us to the cancer ward or creating weird
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The Real Paleo Diet
By Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian   Paleolithic diets are the subject of many websites and books. However I have
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Buy Organic – it’s worth it
NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD A few years ago, there was little scientific support for the health advantages of
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Feeding Teens: Black Bean Chipotle Dip
NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD The teen years can be a period of challenge, a little like the terrible
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Veggie Kabobs: Vegetable Kabobs
NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD Vegetable Kabobs Makes 6 kabobs Use six 10-inch metal or wooden (bamboo) skewers. To ensure
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Veggie Kabobs: Tofu Marinade
NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD Summer days often include gatherings with friends and family by the *barbecue, but if
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