RDN, LDN, MA
Futritionist is a place for curious forward-thinkers to explore the nexus of nutrition and futurology with an off-duty RD.
If you love food and nutrition, futurism, science, and culture, you’re in the right place.
If you don’t care about any of those things but you’re trying to look busy at work, you’re also in the right place.
Why is this nutrition/futurology connection important? Because nutrition is the foundation of every way that we interact with the world.
Whether your vision of the future is a high-tech, space-exploring, non-scarcity paradise or a dystopian hellscape (or a little of column A, a little of column B), future-humans will still need to eat. And even if you envision a future where nutrition no longer matters, our nutritional science game will have to be even more on point to get us there.
Futritionist explores topics like menu fatigue on long term space missions, endocrine changes in zero-G, culinary lessons from HI-SEAS, and more. Although these subjects are heavily speculative in nature, articles here are based on science and referenced where appropriate.
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9 to 5, I’m a clinical dietitian at a medium-sized hospital. I love it.
My days are filled with tube feeds and TPN, malnutrition assessments, counseling, interdisciplinary rounds, and sometimes just poking around in the kitchen for a chocolate pudding that the nice patient in room 307 is craving.
Before that, I racked up over five years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. Loved that too, but I noticed nutrition was where people made the most impactful changes and switched paths. Somewhere along the way, I also went to grad school. Pretty sure my MA is in philosophy and bioethics, but then, I haven’t looked at it for a while and it might not be.
What excites me the most about nutrition’s place in our future is how much we still don’t know. I’m reminded every day that it’s not one-size-fits-all and try to take this approach with my patients. I’m okay with acquiring new information, changing my mind accordingly, and acknowledging that I don’t know everything. Help me bring that back into style.
Please note that although I am a Registered Dietitian, topics explored on this site are not intended to be any kind of personal medical or nutritional advice. If you are in need of medical nutrition therapy or nutritional counseling, search here for a RDN/LDN in your area.
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