A great post by Emily!
Back in the fall I volunteered at the “Go Red for Women” event at the West Virginia Heart Institute. Other first and second year WVU dietetic interns and I got to meet 1-on-1 with the women who attended the event and give them nutritional counseling based on their lab values (fasting glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, BMI) they had recorded and received earlier in the event. In the beginning, I was very nervous to be giving nutritional advice and answering nutrition questions from strangers, but as the day went on, it was actually a very enjoyable and educational experience.
After talking with each of the women about how they can improve their lab values through changes in their diet, I’d ask if they had any nutrition questions they wanted answered. The question that came up the most frequently was concerning sea salt. Some women had been hearing about how sea salt is healthier than table salt, and they wanted…
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