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Is That Gluten-Free Product Really Gluten-Free?

Whether you eat exclusively gluten-free or just buy the occasional box of gluten-free cookies because “they’re actually good, I swear,” (or honestly, even if you don’t know what gluten is) you’d hope that products labeled gluten-free would actually be free of gluten. I mean, that’s … continue reading

5 Fermented Foods to Boost Your Intake of Probiotics

You’ve probably at least heard about fermented foods and the term “probiotics,” but you may or may not know exactly what they are and how they benefit your health. In today’s guest post, written by nutrition student, Anna Pashkova, a senior at Gardner-Webb University who’s … continue reading

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

thai butternut squash soup

The following recipe is the creation of nutrition student, Jillian Wagner, who’s been testing out some recipes to share here on Pilates Nutritionist. If you like butternut squash soup – and you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, I bet you’ll love Jillian’s recipe for Thai … continue reading

Top 5 Myths About Salt

Top 5 Myths About Salt - why cutting back on salt isn't always the best idea.

We hear about it constantly. The problem with our diet is too much “salt, fat, and sugar.” But is that really true? If you’ve been following my work for a while, you know I wholeheartedly agree that excessive sugar is an issue and wholeheartedly disagree … continue reading

Does Washing Produce Remove Pesticides?

Does Washing Produce Remove Pesticides - Pilates Nutritionist

“Don’t eat that! It’s not washed,” I remember being told as I munched on unwashed fruit as a kid. From a very early age, I was taught to wash any produce before eating. You’ve probably heard the same, whether from the media or from family … continue reading

The Downside of Tracking Macronutrients

The Downside of Tracking Macronutrients

“I don’t think that fits with my macros,” I overheard a lady saying at the grocery store. Curious, I glanced over and noticed the food in question was almonds. Yes, almonds. Immediately, I thought, “this deserves a blog post.” Tracking macronutrients is nothing new. It’s … continue reading

Top 10 Elimination Diet Mistakes

Top 10 Elimination Diet Mistakes

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you have tried an elimination diet (or have considered going on one) and you’re questioning if they really work. Let me start by saying I’m a fan of elimination diets. BUT (and this is a big BUT)… They only … continue reading