Amy Shults RDN, CDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator

March 31, 2020

A Registered Dietitian (RD), also known as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), is a healthcare professional that is an expert in food and nutrition. Dietitians may work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, health clinics, universities, rese...

December 31, 2019

What exactly is a food allergy, anyway?

A food allergy is when the body’s immune system has an abnormal response, or overreacts, to a protein in food. This reaction could range from mild to severe and may include hives, itchy and/or red skin, nausea, vomiting, nasal con...

October 29, 2019

As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions from friends, family and acquaintances about nutrition. Many of the questions seem pretty straight forward, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the answers are simple at all! My answer normally begins with “well it depends” or “ma...

August 27, 2019

Everyone knows that we should be eating more vegetables, and the food market has really capitalized on this in the past several years. At the grocery store you will now find veggie chips, veggie straws, veggie crisps and veggie pasta.

While some of these veggie products...

June 25, 2019

In my office, when I ask people about their bowel habits, they’re often shy about it and ready to move on to the next topic. Understandably so! However, once the poop conversation starts, there’s no stopping it! People want to know what’s normal, what’s not normal as w...

May 14, 2019

Everyone seems to be familiar with the term “Calorie”, but what exactly is a Calorie? Let’s go back to chemistry class and learn!

When we talk about calories, we’re talking about a unit of measurement. Just like pounds is one way to describe weight (e.g. that dumbbell w...

April 30, 2019

If you’re an adventurous eater, you have to try kumquats! They are small citrus fruits that are sweet and oh-so-sour. It’s difficult to eat them with a straight face and my mouth is watering just thinking about them! Oh, and you eat the rind as well. Weird, right?


January 8, 2019

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that as a dietitian, I’m constantly talking to people about food. In these conversations, the words “good”, “bad”, “healthy” and “unhealthy” come up a lot. Here are some typical examples of things said:

  • “I ate a lot of bad stuff du...

November 13, 2018

A frequent frustration I hear from people is that they don’t know what to make for dinner. At the end of a tiring work day, most people don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking a meal. Most people feel like they’re in a rut of having the same things over and over (“ch...

October 30, 2018

During my college years, one of my favorite classes was Anatomy & Physiology. I often found myself fascinated at the intricacies and capabilities of the human body. I remember specifically the time we learned about the skeletal system - I would leave class amazed at ho...

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for individual advice from a health care professional. Talk with your physician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and/or Certified Diabetes Educator about what is best for you and your health.

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