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5 01, 2021

DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

By |2021-01-11T09:21:19-05:00January 5th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

Each year, US News and World Report does an annual review of diets to determine which are the "Best Diets".  They enlist a panel of medical and nutrition experts to review popular diet plans and eating styles and come up with a “best” list. The Panel [...]

29 12, 2020

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

By |2020-12-29T18:48:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

The first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980. Every five years they are reviewed and updated. The 2020-2025 version have now been released. Every five years these guidelines are reviewed by an expert committee, then approved by the USDA  and the HHS (Health and [...]

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. [...]

15 10, 2020

Greek Yogurt Facts

By |2021-01-13T10:08:14-05:00October 15th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Greek Yogurt Facts

If you enjoy yogurt, there's a good chance you may have switched to Greek yogurt over the past few years. Greek yogurt has taken up more space in the yogurt section of the grocery store of late. It's a great substitute for full fat sour cream and makes [...]

22 09, 2020

Food, Labeling, and Biotech

By |2020-10-23T12:30:22-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Labeling, and Biotech

Are you concerned about what's in your food? Nature is full of chemicals. Even the "chemicals" in your food are mostly derived from nature (from either plants or animals). I've written about food safety and food technology in many different ways over the past several years. In addition [...]

18 09, 2020

Weighty Thoughts

By |2020-09-18T14:13:03-04:00September 18th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Weighty Thoughts

There's been a big movement within my profession and embraced by other behavior specialists for "health at every size" (HAES) and intuitive eating. I certainly agree that body size or shape does not matter when it comes to someone's worth. However, I often find myself in disagreement with [...]

11 09, 2020

A Handbook for Menopause

By |2020-09-11T16:37:18-04:00September 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on A Handbook for Menopause

My colleague and fellow coffee-lover, Liz Ward, sent me a copy of her new book to check out. Funny thing is, I had already ordered my own copy (so one of my other lucky friends will get one too). The Menopause Diet Plan, written by registered dietitians Hilary [...]

28 08, 2020

An Experiment with Fasting

By |2020-09-10T09:50:28-04:00August 28th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

Here we are, eight months into 2020. Summer is almost over, and our world is still a little upside down. During this time of isolation folks have been looking for inspiration. You may be finding that your normal eating habits are out of whack. Some may be eating [...]