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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 [...]

22 07, 2020

DASH Diet for Prevention

By |2020-07-24T14:10:50-04:00July 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet for Prevention

Do you know if your parents or other family members have high blood pressure or heart disease? Diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk can all be reduced with a healthy diet. My new cookbook for two will hit stores on August 11. The 2-serving recipes are [...]

22 06, 2020

Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

By |2020-06-23T15:11:00-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

You may have read that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has miraculous health benefits. Lemon water is simply water with the juice of a lemon (and perhaps lemon slices or rind as well) added to it. Claims include weight control, maintaining "alkalinity", or detoxing the [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]

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 [...]

8 06, 2020

Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

By |2021-09-20T09:18:42-04:00June 8th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

As a dietitian who has studied heart diseases and diet for nearly 30 years, I thought it would be a good time to review some blood pressure basics (I'm also in the middle of editing a book on blood pressure and diet, so it's top of mind). Given [...]

22 04, 2020

What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

By |2020-05-04T13:41:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

The times we are living in have been eye opening in many ways. It's got me thinking about public health education. As someone who was trained in the 1980s, and worked in outpatient clinics, health education was the groundwork of prevention care at that time. It seems that [...]

29 03, 2020

Food Safety Resources

By |2020-09-02T11:35:58-04:00March 29th, 2020|Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Food Safety Resources

As regular readers know, my goal is to share facts, and help you enjoy eating without food fear. During a pandemic, the world is searching for comfort. I completely understand that we're all a little emotional. You may feel afraid, uncertain, or worried about your future or the [...]

17 03, 2020

Your Role in Public Health

By |2021-03-31T17:03:16-04:00March 17th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Your Role in Public Health

NOTE: One year later, these basic health guidelines (masking, washing hands, avoiding crowded spaces or large gatherings) are still important. And, they work to stop the spread. You can enjoy your "pod" if you use common sense and follow CDC guidelines As the nation works to reduce the [...]