Author Archives: Ann M. Del Tredici, MS, RD, CDE

About Ann M. Del Tredici, MS, RD, CDE

I am enthusiastic about food~~growing it, shopping for it, cooking some of it, photographing it, writing and talking about it, sometimes making paintings of it~~and eating it! I come from a long line of fruit growers, wine makers, dairy farmers, professional bakers, terrific cooks, artists and teachers. I am trained in biochemistry, food science and nutrition. I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator in Marin County, California.

Farmers’ Market Shopping

This is the time of year to visit a Farmers’ Market.  Here is a rough schedule of some of what is ripe and available at different times in the summer. May: Oranges, Summer squash, Broccoli, Broccollini, Kale, Swiss Chard, Onions, … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Pomegranates, Tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetables | Leave a comment

Let’s Get Real About Gluten, People!

I need to blow off some steam here. I am a Registered Dietitian who specializes in gastrointestinal problems and I see patients referred from my region’s physicians and gastroenterologists.  I counsel people about the food they eat and I am … Continue reading

Posted in Celiac Blood Test, Celiac Disease, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis, Gluten, Gluten sensitivity, Gluten-free, HLA-DQ2 Testing, HLA-DQ8 Testing, Intestinal Biopsy, Intestinal Gas, Irritable Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Large Intestines, Small Intestines | 6 Comments

Probiotics: They are NOT Created Equal

Our large intestine (colon), in a healthy state,  has zillions of microorganisms living and thriving in it. Some estimates say that stool is made up of 90% dead microorganisms and sloughed intestinal cells and only 10% undigested fiber and food … Continue reading

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Diarrhea: How to Get Help From Diet

Diarrhea is not a subject most people like to talk about–but I talk to people about it all the time in my practice. When people have diarrhea, it is sometimes hard for them to find useful help. Since dietary choices … Continue reading

Posted in Calcium Supplements, Diarrhea, Fiber, Lactose Intolerance, Lactose-free Foods, Probiotics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nausea: How to Minimize and Treat It

Nausea: Sometimes Hard to Treat Nausea can be due to a lot of different metabolic problems, often having something to do with the gastrointestinal tract, but not always. Chronic nausea is most likely to occur between the ages of 15 … Continue reading

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Protein Quality of Foods

The quality of a protein refers to its amino acid content. Specifically, how well will a protein source meet my needs for essential amino acids, the ones that my body cannot make itself. When we eat the muscle, tissue, eggs … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates and Diabetics

This is a link to an article I wrote recently for the physician members of the Marin Medical Society. It tries to help explain how much carbohydrate should be eaten by people–both by diabetics and by non-diabetics. These days there … Continue reading

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