Welcome. I’m so glad you dropped by.
I’m Ilene Sutter. I have a master’s degree in nutrition and food science. For six years I taught an introductory class in nutrition at California State University, Northridge. I’m also pretty keen on food science.
What’s the difference? Food science involves the growing, packaging and production of food. In other words, it’s everything about food until it hits your mouth. Nutrition is everything that happens (digesting, absorbing, using food…) from the time you swallow until you eliminate what’s left…. and the lasting health effects that result. So this is a place for me to unleash some information about food, food politics, nutrition news and my thoughts on all of it. Think of all the cash you’re saving by not actually having to attend school!
Mostly I’m writing this so you will learn about food and nutrition because it might help you live healthier and longer (I’m a compulsive writer. That’s the other reason). If you do learn something, you will secretly warm my heart. But let’s not waste time getting all sentimental. If you have a question you’d like answered, please leave a comment here.
Oh, and let’s not forget an important little disclaimer: Although I have a master’s degree in nutrition and food science, I am not a doctor (though I do look fabulous in a lab coat).
Please do not use this blog to diagnose or treat any disease. Let your doctor creep into the other room to use his/her computer to search for the answers. It’s like multiple choice; at least they’ll know it when they’ve found it. Ha ha, of course they never do that… But if your problem is nutrition-related, I heartily recommend seeking the help of a clinical registered dietitian, and/or gastroenterologist. How do you know they have the credentials? ASK.