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9 12, 2020

How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

By |2021-09-20T09:21:00-04:00December 9th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

What has your eating looked like lately? How about your exercise routine? Your social life and emotional health? Everyone's stress level has been higher than usual this year. That makes maintaining healthy lifestyle habits more challenging. It's easier to grab a junky snack or have a drink at [...]

1 12, 2020

A Great Nutrition Resource for All

By |2020-12-01T12:42:57-05:00December 1st, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on A Great Nutrition Resource for All

My coauthors and I are excited to bring you this excellent resource for heart-healthy living. It's on bookshelves and available online at a bookstore near you: DASH Diet For Dummies®, 2nd edition. It's About Healthy Living DASH isn't a fad diet. It's about meal planning and lifestyle change. [...]

2 11, 2020

New Options for Holiday Cooking

By |2020-11-02T10:44:36-05:00November 2nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|1 Comment

You may be hosting a smaller gathering this year, so how can you change up your menu while still keeping it special? You can get together safely and still have fun, but do stay abreast of pandemic safety guidelines. Here are  a few of my ideas: Make fewer [...]

9 09, 2020

Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

By |2020-09-09T14:47:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

You probably have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit. You may have seen the MyPlate graphic, which depicts a picture of a plate that is 50% covered in fruits and veggies. So why don't you eat more of them? Better Health, Better Mood [...]

11 08, 2020

My New Book Launched: DASH Diet for Two

By |2021-01-11T10:55:29-05:00August 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|1 Comment

Drum roll please...I'm very excited to see my new cookbook launch today. This is the first cookbook I've authored solo. It's full of recipes that I have cooked for my family. You'll enjoy 125 healthy recipes that can fit into a DASH lifestyle that helps lower blood pressure. [...]

7 08, 2020

Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

By |2020-08-07T15:29:21-04:00August 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are updated. The process involves a first step where a committee of experts reviews the current guidelines, and the latest research about diet, nutrition and health, and then makes recommendations. This time around they really took a look at [...]

7 07, 2020

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

By |2020-07-10T16:43:38-04:00July 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to distance from people and wash your hands. We now know that being [...]

30 06, 2020

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

By |2020-06-30T09:49:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This is actually true. Humans naturally enjoy sugar. Right from the womb we [...]

10 06, 2020

Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

By |2020-06-10T12:55:41-04:00June 10th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

There's no shortage of voices out there telling you what you should eat. However everyone has different taste preferences, health history, life situations and needs. Behaviors are often at the root of needed change. I've often said that most people know what "healthy eating" looks like, but planning [...]