Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

My Sugar Use Blog: Final Thoughts

Posted April 14th, 2014

I learned a lot from tracking my own sugar use intake and I would invite you to do the same!

Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

My Sugar Use Blog: Week Two!

Posted April 1st, 2014

Karen continues to monitor her added sugar intake and tries to make some healthy changes.

My Sugar Use Blog: Week one!

Posted March 24th, 2014

I did my best to follow the advice that I give to patients and I tried to follow my normal pattern and just track what I normally eat. I rediscovered what I have known from previous attempts to monitor what I eat: it is rather time consuming and tedious to track what you eat! It […]

Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

My Strange Affair with Sugar Continues

Posted March 17th, 2014

Last week we had a group of student volunteers that set up a fantastic display for National Nutrition Month.  A prominent part of the display was a visual demonstration of how much added sugars are in a variety of common drinks.

Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition

Posted January 18th, 2014

Being a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, a CSO, designates my advanced practice with patients who have cancer.

Nutrition Nuggets: Best foods?

Posted May 13th, 2011

There is a certain amount of tug of war in nutrition as it relates to cancer. On the one hand there are frequent “discoveries” of chemicals founds in foods that seem to be helpful in “fighting” cancer. Often the chemical in question is just one of many found in a particular plant and it is […]

A Dietitian’s Strange Affair with Sugar

Posted June 28th, 2010

At least once a week, if not more, I find myself in the strange position of trying to convince someone to eat more sugar. It is not that I think that everyone should eat more sugar, it’s not that I think sugar is healthy, but the information regarding sugar and cancer gets so distorted by […]

The Rainbow Connection

Posted November 18th, 2009

I love news stories about "super foods". Even if these stories can sometimes be confusing, I welcome almost any opportunity to talk about healthy foods! Super foods often get their designation in the media because they contain some newly discovered chemical, often called a phytochemical that may be helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes or […]