Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


I’m a Registered Dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario. I started this blog as an outlet to vent my frustrations with the frequent misconceptions I hear about health and nutrition. Through this site I hope to further the nutrition knowledge of the general public.

The opinions contained within this blog are solely my own (unless otherwise stated) and are intended purely for educational purposes, not for diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition. My opinions may or may not be held by other dietitians or other humans. I do not presume to speak for all members of my profession.

I’m passionate about all aspects of food: growing, preparing, cooking, and eating.

Twitter: @dianamchard

Fitocracy: @dichard

Instagram: @dianachard

Privacy policy: Contact information for other individuals will not be posted on the blog unless specifically requested. Email addresses are required to post comments in order to minimize spam comments. These addresses will not be shared publicly or used by the author unless a response via email is requested. All private and personal information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be divulged to any third party unless so required by law.

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23 thoughts on “About

  1. Found your blog through Toast to Food. I love your candidness and humor, you remind me of myself! Can’t wait to read more!


  2. I found you tripping tru cyberspace chasing a recent dr.oz something or other…like you, i am skeptical….love your blog and want to keep you on my list…great job


  3. I like your information! Very straight forward! Have already ‘liked’ you on Facebook. Keep up the great job!


  4. I found your blog through my best friend (also a dietitian -Acadia 2014) who shared “Dietitians Aren’t Sexy” on Facebook and I was hooked. The reason I find your blog so wonderful is the blunt, to-the-point humor. I have been searching your blog for very helpful tips about organic food and “real food”. I was wondering if you have heard of Lisa Leake, founder of ” 100 days of real food”?. There’s a website, app, book and facebook page. I have been following her as an inspiration since about October and although her use of “real-food” and “processed food” doesn’t sit with me well (since cooking is a form of processing) I find using her rules of no manufactured foods, no grains unless they say “whole grains” and learning how to read labels has become extremely helpful. Since you enjoy checking out books, food regimes, fad diets, magazines and articles or any kind of food-health related publication, I thought you’d enjoy the recommendation.


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  6. I really like your blog and think it’s interesting and inspiring :) For this reason I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Visit http://thehealthphilosopher.com/2015/03/24/liebster-award/ for more information about it :) Enjoy!


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  8. Danielle, I would strongly encourage you to verify the extent to which Julia Belluz did the fact-checking which you attribute to her in your article. I have identified a number of blatantly false statements, mis-representations and misleading statements in Belluz’s article, not to mention completely unfounded accusations and attacks on my integrity and professionalism. I am in the midst of preparing a formal rebuttal of her story. I have been advised to prepare my options accordingly. I hope to speak with Ms. Belluz this week and inform her of her errors and omissions in hopes that she will reconsider standing by her story. With your article being written based upon her unfounded article is evidence that the viral dissemination of information that is damaging to me has already begun. If you would like to write a factual story about my work, please contact me and be prepared to either update or retract your current article. I stand by our science,by my 40 years as a scientist and by the only story written to date about our work that involved my direct involvement–Todd Oppenheimer’s “The Vegetable Detective” at http://www.craftsmanship.net. The impact of these false articles upon my career and reputation are significant and I do not intend to let such irresponsible journalism go unanswered. Your readers deserve more and so do I. Ernie Hubbard


    • Hi Ernie,

      I admit, I did/do trust Julia’s journalistic capabilities. If it turns out that her article was incorrect I will gladly revise my blog post accordingly. I suppose we all get things wrong from time to time; for example, my name is Diana, not Danielle.

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  9. so…you’re blogging about a Maclean’s article that is referencing a book…please, just read the book, your comments are unnecessarily belittling a very real problem and second hand bashing is not helping anybody…


    • I assume that you’re referring to my post about the fear mongering regarding protein. I wasn’t bashing or belittling anyone. I was commenting on the article in which a book was mentioned; this is not “second hand”. Just because you don’t think my opinions are helpful doesn’t mean that everyone feels that way. As this is my blog I will continue to share my opinions as I see fit. Feel free to create your own blog to refute them if you’d like.

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  11. Can you shed some light on Plexus products?


  12. By consulting my good friend, Google, I found your blog whilst looking for info on one Dr. Perlmutter. Thank you for writing what I thought, and I haven’t even read his books! I had suspicions about his self-professed expertise and myriad of citations just from reading brief summaries and his own website. Your writing style is enjoyably to the point, and I look forward to reading more.


  13. Love your blog and writing style! Great review of Health Matters 🙂


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