Entries by Banister Nutrition

Smart Grocery Shopper: Do you hate the thought of going to the grocery store? Are you overwhelmed by the crowds at the grocery store? Are you too busy to get to the grocery store this week? Do you always end up with extra foods in your cart as you go through the grocery aisles? Great […]

Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup is filled with chunks of ground beef, plenty of vegetables, and generous Italian spices. This soup freezes quite well, making it perfect for easy lunches. Servings: 10-12 servings Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 small yellow onion, diced small, about 1 cup 10 medium carrots, sliced […]

Fed Up — The Documentary

Fed Up is a documentary on Netflix that centers around being “fed up” with the issue of obesity. Overall, the film has some great points in tracing the development of the food industry as we know it today. As excess weight became a health issue in the United States, there started to be a greater […]

The Fun of Asking Why

When it comes to different foods, each has its own makeup of nutrients. Historically, vitamin deficiencies were a lot more common in the United States than today, and many of the ways we prevent deficiencies today are so ordinary that we don’t even know we should ask why things are done a certain way. So […]

Holidays with Diabetes

Holidays for Everyone with Diabetes: (Prediabetes, Type 1 or Type 2)   The holiday season does not need to be a minefield for persons with diabetes, no matter the type.  Keeping in mind what our goals are can open the door to this festive season.  Let’s look at the goals for each of these diagnoses. Type […]

How Time Has Changed the Definition of “Malnourished”

If you were asked to describe the term “malnourished”, what would you say? How would this person look? Are you yourself malnourished? More than likely, images of starved children in poor economic countries come to mind. But the question is, “what exactly defines the term malnourished?” There used to be 2 terms that referred to […]

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

In the 1950s, Dr. Sidney Valentine Hass was treating patients with gastrointestinal disorders.  One of those patients was a young girl with ulcerative colitis.  Dr. Hass led to her remission in about 2 years time through diet and fermented foods.  The young patient’s mother, Elaine Gottschall, then went on to write a book titled Breaking […]

Deal or No Deal

Working in a place of foodservice gives me some great insight into some of the food mannerisms of the average American. People in the United States emphasize the value of the dollar. This is everyday life, and we likely fail to realize how much we place value on how big our meals are with respect […]

Changes Need a Place to Begin

There have been some recent changes to kids’ meals in fast food places. Panera Bread just recently came out that they were targeting kids when they began to offer the entire menu in smaller portions. The CEO of Panera Bread called out the other big names in fast food (Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s) to […]

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

Everyone hears that a proper diet and exercise regimen can help prevent chronic disease such as cancer. How does that work exactly? A complex topic that can be understood a little bit easier by looking back at basic cell biology. Cells replicate and divide in order to be renewed and function at their best. The […]