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marie dufour RD Registered Dietician

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
In my 30-year career as a medical group administrator, meeting over 100,000 patients, I observed... Full Bio
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GO SUGAR-LESS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD - The American Heart Association (AHA) is putting a number on how much added sugar is allowable in our daily diet: five teaspoons for women, nine tea ... Read on »
POPCORN – A GOOD MOVE by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Nothing like popcorn-and-a-movie to pick me up… my husband’s popcorn, that is, because I’ve been shunning the fluffy stuff for years.  Love the sme ... Read on »
BBQ Alert – OXYCHOLESTEROL HEAVYWEIGHT by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   By Marie Dufour, RD – It’s Sunday, and I know North America is gearing up for its last summer BBQs just as much as South America is firing up its ritualistic Domingo A ... Read on »
ULTIMATE MOTIVATION by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Need motivation to change your eating habits?  Just 344 days before launching his 28,000 km Sea-Doo Ultimate Ride to raise worldwide cancer awareness, Capt. Jeremy Burfo ... Read on »
THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For the last 2 days, I’ve blogged about carbs at http://dufourcrunch.blogspot.com/  , telling you how we NEED carbs in our diet IN VARIETY and IN MODERATION, of course. ... Read on »
ICE CREAM CONE DAY by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Isn’t ironic that the son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream empire, John Robbins, should be a vegetarian and should advocate low-carbo ... Read on »
THE FAT TRAP by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By marie Dufour, RD – We used to think that cravings –and especially cravings for fat and sugar– were essentially tied to tour pleasure response centers. Eating any swe ... Read on »
Tweet To Eat Right by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  Eating right is like marriage: you want it to work, so you work at it. If you don’t, the relationship goes down the drain of divorce or obesity or both. But if you do ... Read on »
A HA’PENNY A CALORIE by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD -  My oldest son, a mortgage broker, keeps drilling me on the difference between cost and investment.  A rental property is an investment; a car is j ... Read on »
ONE, TWO, THREE KEYS TO GOOD HEALTH by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  By Marie Dufour, RD – A German study of over 23,000 men for 8 years showed that sticking to 4 healthy behaviors could reduce risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease o ... Read on »
HEALTHY FAMILIES EAT TOGETHER by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Families are spending 40% of their food dollars away from home, up from the only 26% twenty five years ago.  The good-old family dinner is on the d ... Read on »
SOLVING CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating   By Marie Dufour, RD – The last hospital patient I saw as a clinical dietitian was a 20-year old African-American girl.  She weighted over 400 pounds and was dying from ... Read on »
YET ANOTHER MIRACLE FOOD by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yet another “miracle” food in the news; this time, mangosteen juice.  Never heard of it? Me neither, and I have no idea where I can pick my own mangosteen berries. The m ... Read on »
A BAKER, A DREAMER by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My sister in law always wanted to have her own bakery.  But what could a mother of four little kids do?  Between carpools, PTA meetings, swimming lessons and girl scout ... Read on »
GREEN EGGS AND TUNA by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – At first, I thought it was a take on Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.  Then, I realized that I had read it wrong. The headline was GREENS, EGGS, and ... Read on »
LIVER DISEASE IN TEENS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  By Marie Dufour, RD - Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a disease with various stages, from fatty liver (steatosis), to non alcoholic steatohepatitis ... Read on »
I Fought a Heavyweight by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – It’s true!  I’m not the arguing-fighting type, but when it comes to fighting obesity I say my piece, as I do almost everyday in this blog and on Th ... Read on »
DOMINO’s PANTRY: THE NO-GO’s by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As I’m getting ready to launch our working platform, the DOMINO Catamaran, I’m seriously re-examining the concept of pantry and coming up with lists of TEN things that w ... Read on »
THE OBESITY-CANCER LINK by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – It’s not news that obesity increases the risk for breast cancer in women. I was teaching that to women groups more than 25 years ago. The estroge ... Read on »
BAN TANNING SALONS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A survey of tanning salons revealed that 90% of the owners allowed teenage girls to tan more often than the three or fewer recommended sessions.  Instead, 71% of the fac ... Read on »