Name: Whitney Thomas, RD
Bio: Clinical Dietitian, RMH Healthcare
Posts by Whitney Thomas, RD
What reasons can you think of that might make someone think it’s too late to start a heart healthy diet? “I already have heart disease. Diet can’t change that.” “I don’t need to eat heart healthy foods because my cholesterol and blood pressure lowering meds take care of that.” “I’ve been eating a certain way my whole life; I don’t want to change my habits and even if I did, it’s too hard to eat heart healthy.” Well…good news! Studies show that it’s never too late to start a heart healthy diet. Older peo...
It seems these days that the gluten-free diet is growing in popularity. Some people are eliminating it from their diets all on their own without consulting a doctor. The question is, does avoiding gluten truly offer some health benefits or is it just another fad diet? What is Gluten? Gluten is a type of protein that is found most commonly in wheat, barley and rye. It is what gives bread its structure and allows it to rise while holding its shape instead of crumbling. Gluten also happens to be a thickene...