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I Am Not My Disease

While completing my dietetic internship twenty years ago (wow!!), I had a rotation through the diabetes treatment center. My preceptor told us, “We do not call people diabetics, they are people with diabetes.” That resonated with me. Over the years as a dietitian, I have been careful not to label people by their medical issues. Two weeks ago today, […]

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April is IBS Awareness Month!

The month of April is designated as National IBS Awareness Month. Here’s an interview I did this week on IBS for KXL radio in Portland, Oregon. I liked this great article with 10 News Highlights to Mark IBS Awareness Month. I have had a close connection to irritable bowel syndrome since I was diagnosed with it at age 13. Science […]

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Find a Digestive Health Dietitian Near You!

I receive quite a few requests to provide nutrition counseling to people all across the US. Each state has different requirements; some allow dietitians to practice only in their state, other states allow registered dietitians to practice across state lines. It’s VERY confusing! Needless to say, the licensure requirements in Oregon do not allow me to practice […]

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The Issue of Perfectionism

When I was in 6th grade, the adviser for the “TAG” program pulled me into her office. After some chit chat about what I would be doing in the summer, she looked me in the eye, and said something I will never forget. “Niki, I think you are a perfectionist. And I’m concerned that this will […]

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Potential Causes of Diarrhea Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Microscopic colitis and various other subtypes of colitis Celiac disease Irritable bowel syndrome Food allergies and sensitivities Food intolerances such as lactose or fructose intolerance Malabsorption of fat, from diseases such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, or pancreatic tumors Cancer of […]

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Book news!

My book just went to the editor yesterday. Twenty chapters and 176 pages! I can’t wait to get it published. Writing this book has been quite the journey. Once the book is on it’s way to publication, I will resume regular blog posts. Thank you for your patience! Niki

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