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Qula Madkin, MS, RD, LD, CDE

I am a caring, considerate and outgoing individual who loves to spend time with family and learn new things. I approach much of what I do from the Golden Rule standpoint, always trying to treat people how I would want to be treated. This was a lesson I learned in fourth grade when my group of friends was bullied and I was the only one to stand up for myself. I refused to follow the group, and was ostracized from my friends and forced to play alone at recess for the majority of the year. Through this experience, I learned the importance of standing up for what I believe in, and how important confidence can be in overcoming a challenge. As a coach, I believe in meeting people where they are, since they know their situation better than I do. Perhaps my favorite part of my job, though, is knowing that when I help someone make a decision to be healthier, it not only helps them, but it helps their families, friends, and communities as well. I firmly believe that a healthy revolution starts with just one person and I love playing a part in getting that healthy ball rolling.

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Southern Diet Made Heart Healthy

Posted by Qula Madkin, MS, RD, LD, CDE on Mar 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Recently, the American College of Cardiology released a comprehensive review of foods and diets. 1 Included in this review, people were advised to avoid a Southern diet due to evidence that it negatively impacts cardiovascular health. The Southern diet is typically high in added fats and oils, fried foods, eggs, organ and processed meats, and sugar-sweetened drinks. While this report provides great information for healthy living, it doesn’t do much for my Southern palate.

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