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Author Archives: Nan Windmueller

Nan Windmueller is a nutritionist in Albany, NY.

Keto Diet…Questions of Safety

In a study published recently in Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine concluded the risks of keto [ketogenic] diets include: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. With the emphasis of keto diets being reducing the intake of carbohydrates, the researchers also concluded that these diets may be especially unsafe for […]

Enjoying Food While Reducing Sodium

A reduced sodium diet is often prescribed as part of a treatment plan for serious medical conditions like hypertension [high blood pressure], heart conditions, and kidney disease. Some people decide to reduce their sodium intake on their own because they “retain fluid” after eating salty foods, and they do not like the way fluid retention […]

More Good News for Vegetarians

As reported at the European Congress on Obesity, May 2021, nearly 180,000 British people aged 37-73 were recently recruited to evaluate their dietary habits. The object of the study was to produce an analysis of how eating patterns affect the number of serum [blood], and urine biomarkers indicating subjects’ risks for cancers, heart disease, diabetes, […]

N.J. Hospital Ends Ties to Burger King

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine publishes Good Medicine, an informative magazine. In its Summer 2021 issue an article heralded the end of a business relationship between University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Burger King which had been serving “…artery-clogging cheeseburgers and milkshakes to visitors, patients, and staff for about 25 years.” In 2017 the […]

Apples vs Pears

For years medical experts have been evaluating, and reporting, the risks of early mortality preceded by debilitating diseases in people whose bodies have an apple shape. A few months ago, the British Medical Journal reported that excess belly fat is associated with an increased risk of death. A meta-analysis reviewing studies of more than two […]

Benefits of Modest Calorie Reduction

It has been known for decades that laboratory animals live longer when their daily caloric intake, not their nutrients, is reduced. To find out if this principle applies to humans, a randomized study was initiated to search for answers. As reported in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology, 218 people from 21-50 years of age were either told […]

Simple Math & Weight Management

Before the days of apps and algorithms, I learned simple mathematical principals that can be used to help people manage their weight. I have successfully used these principals for decades. After meeting with hundreds [more likely thousands] of clients, I have found these strategies so trustworthy that I teach them to clients to this day. […]

Gout on the Rise in USA

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, emeritus professor of nutrition at Cornell University, and noted scientist behind the respected China Study, coined the term, “diseases of affluence.” These diseases are more likely to affect populations of wealthier countries where animal proteins are consumed with regularity, and in abundance. Financially secure populations can afford to purchase more costly […]

Choose Sugar Substitutes Wisely

With stress-eating a common coping mechanism during the current pandemic, many people have gained weight, and now seek ways to reduce their caloric intake. For some, sugar substitutes seem a logical option. When asked for my opinion, I concur that focusing on calories consumed is the most important factor in weight management. When one wants […]

2021 Diet Resolutions

While many are happy to see 2020 go, others are struggling with their weight as they cope with social isolation and /or financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As I often say, eating styles are coping mechanisms, and the stress of these months has caused many to overeat and gain weight. Those who know […]