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Bronwyn Patient Expert

Sacramento, California
I am a speaker, nutrition instructor and author of The UnDiet: Painless Baby Steps to Permanent Weight Loss. I have a Master's degree in nutrition from Tufts University.
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The Benefits of Chocolate, Wine, Coffee and Tea by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Americans seem more prone to guilt than other cultures. Especially when it comes to what we eat. Why is it that people in France and Italy get to eat rich, delicious foods ... Read on »
The Benefits of Chocolate, Coffee, Wine, and Tea by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Americans seem more prone to guilt than other cultures. Especially when it comes to what we eat. Why is it that people in France and Italy get to eat rich, delicious foods ... Read on »
Forks Over Knives by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Maybe you haven't heard of this movie, but it's incredibly informative, inspirational, and just plain riveting -- and yes, it's all about how our diet either causes disease ... Read on »
Fiber Prevents Breast Cancer by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This article published in the Sept. issue of The Journal of Clinical Nutrition is mind-blowing (click here to read the article: Dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cance ... Read on »
Reality Response by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I'm excited to take this time to respond to some of the requests of my readers and students. Jennifer asked me to respond to an article in the New York Times a few weeks ... Read on »
A Dinosaur Recipe by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating So here I am a nutritionist married to the PICKIEST man in the world (and of course, our daughter just might be the pickiest kid ever). I mean, the man doesn't like greens o ... Read on »
Too Good Not To Be True by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have a new reason to be thankful this year, and I am too excited not to share it with you, dear blog reader. Yesterday I opened an email from a man who attended my le ... Read on »
Break the Fast by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I don't necessarily agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I will say skipping breakfast is a dangerous endeavor. Many Americans skip breakfast ... Read on »
Move Over Fish by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Good news for those of us who don't eat fish! Although fish has been touted as a health food for the past 5 years, some folks are concerned about the level of mercury and o ... Read on »
Here's to Coffee, Gentlemen... and Ladies by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As a nutritionist and coffee lover, I am always looking for ways to justify coffee consumption. Don't get me wrong -- I only drink one or one-and-a-half cups (that's an 8 o ... Read on »
New Stuff on Soy by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I don't know about you, but I've felt inundated these past 5 years or so with warnings about the estrogens (phyto-estrogens, mainly isoflavones) in soy foods. Although most ... Read on »
Fruit and Grains Protect Heart Disease and Stroke by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I know, I know, another blog post about fiber! Yet it is so remarkable to read a published study of how fiber fights heart disease -- to know there is a way for Americans t ... Read on »
Meat, Poultry and Weight Gain by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A study published in the August 2010 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has linked meat and poultry consumption with weight gain. Researchers follow ... Read on »
Snack Away Obesity by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am very excited to report a new finding published in the June 2010 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. I am excited because it is good news for all of ... Read on »
Scary Sweeteners by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I speak about artificial sweeteners, most people seem to know they are not "healthful", but few know why. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Ju ... Read on »
Yes, That's Homocysteine by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Most people over age 30 know their blood pressure and cholesterol levels fairly well. But how many even know what homocysteine is, much less their blood level of homocystei ... Read on »
News From Fiber-Girl by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've often been asked to do one-on-one nutrition counseling, but could never find the time. Now that my daughter is school-age, I'm finding I not only have the time, but th ... Read on »
Meat and Breast Cancer by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lord knows, there's more than enough breast cancer in the world. And we know that girls who enter puberty early are at greater risk for breast cancer. Now a study publishe ... Read on »
The Power of Pistachios by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A new study in the Journal of Nutrition this month (June 2010), reveals the power of pistachios. Researchers put 28 adults with high cholesterol on three different diet ... Read on »
All I Can Say... by Bronwyn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's so nice to receive good news every once in a while, don't you agree? The following is an email I received a few weeks ago from a man who was kind enough to let me know ... Read on »