I’m a practicing ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) and mom of three. With this blog I am following my passion for learning about the correlation between food and health.
As I learn myself, I want to educate and inspire both individuals and communities to embrace delicious and healthy eating. I want you to benefit from food choices that give you energy, good health and joy.
My end goal is not my profit, it’s your health. I have no affiliations with the food industry, no stock in kale and spinach, and no secret ties to a garbanzo bean farm. The success of my humble efforts will likely be unseen. My goal is to help prevent disease. I want you to never experience the diabetes or the stroke that you might have had, had you not also been interested in taking control of your health through your daily food choices.
I believe information about a healthy diet should be freely available to all, without commercial bias. There will be no “download this e-book for $9.99 to get the REAL truth.” Instead, I pledge to do my best to share information to the best of my ability in a research-based and unbiased fashion.
I do have a bias towards whole foods. Broccoli beats out a pill with one or two nutrients found in broccoli, both for taste and for health. I recognize that I have a lot to learn. I do not have a degree in nutrition, but I do have an appetite for knowledge. This site is not intended as a substitute for face-to-face visits with your medical provider to address your unique situation and concerns.
I’m sensitive to both time and cost constraints that are barriers to healthy eating for most people, and will work to highlight ideas and solutions that address these concerns.
I’m not a chef. Instead, I will highlight those recipes that I’ve found work well for me and my family to combine both great flavor and great nutrition, with credit and sincere gratitude to those who have a passion to create these healthy recipes.
I do not endorse short term solutions. Healthy eating is a lifelong commitment that requires effort, but reaps great rewards. I’m concerned about the effects that fad diets and misinformation have on public health.
I’m on a journey, and I want you to come along. I’ll be inviting collaborators to this party, and new ideas are welcome. I’m looking forward to the new and unexpected directions that will undoubtedly result along the way.
Rebecca Dale, MD, practices comprehensive ophthalmology in Snoqualmie and North Bend, Washington. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.