Christine is a Registered Dietitian who writes evidence-based articles about nutrition and health.
She earned a Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, and attended culinary school in Chicago.
Christine passionately promotes healthy active lifestyles for disease prevention, with a focus on plant-based eating.
How does Christine make health a priority?
She stays healthy and happy by trail-running, practicing yoga, and growing nutritious food for her family.
Articles by this author
[Last updated 14th August, 2018]
Pseudomembranous colitis refers to inflammation in the gut that is associated with an overgrowth of C. diff bacteria.
This condition can cause very uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms that are very serious if not managed properly.
Unfortunately, pseudomembranous colitis is becoming more common with people often experiencing it more than once.
This article explores what to eat and drink during a C. diff infection, and what diet can help prevent pseudomembranous colitis from recurring.[Discover More…]
Forskolin has been touted as “lightning in a bottle” and a “miracle flower” for weight loss.
But does it really live up to the hype?
This is a sales-free review of forskolin and whether it could help you lose weight.[Discover More…]
A wide range of diets and eating patterns have gained popularity in recent years.
High-protein diets in particular are popular because of how effective they are.
The Protein-Sparing Modified Fast is no exception.
This article explains what the diet it is and who may be appropriate to give it a go.[Discover More…]
[Last updated 7th March, 2023]
Maltitol is an ingredient often found in low-calorie and sugar-free foods.
But is it a healthy sugar alternative?
This article will explain what maltitol is, why it’s used and whether you should avoid it.[Discover More…]
Have you ever noticed the word “maltodextrin” in the ingredient list on a package of food?
It’s a very common ingredient, but is it safe?
This article will explain exactly what maltodextrin is, why it’s in so many foods and whether or not you should avoid it.[Discover More…]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterised by recurrent digestive stress.
In addition to painful physical symptoms, it can cause serious stress and anxiety if left unmanaged.
This article looks at the scientifically-proven diet and lifestyle changes for IBS treatment.[Discover More…]
[Last updated 5th September, 2018]
Candida is a fungus that can grow in the human body.
A condition called Candida Overgrowth Syndrome is said to occur if levels in the gut become too high.
But is it actually a real condition, and does diet play a role? This article explores the current research.[Discover More…]
Salicylate intolerance is not fully understood by scientists.
The condition is often misdiagnosed, and there’s a variety of possible treatments.
Some salicylates are relatively easy to stay away from, but others are nearly impossible to avoid.
This article looks at the evidence-based ways to treat salicylate intolerance.[Discover More…]
Fruits are the perfect snack.
They are loaded with nutrients and fiber, relatively low in calories, and easy to bring to work.
However, they do contain naturally occurring sugars, sometimes in large amounts. This can be a concern for those who struggle to manage their blood sugars.
This article takes a science-based look at the most suitable fruits for diabetics.[Discover More…]
The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will reach a staggering 14 million by 2050 (1).
Certain factors contribute to risk, including lifestyle, diet and genetics… In particular a genetic variant known as APOE4.
This article attempts to explain the link between diet, the APOE4 gene and Alzheimer’s in plain English.[Discover More…]