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2 01, 2020

DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

By |2020-01-02T12:47:00-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

The news is in. For a decade, the DASH Diet has been ranked as one of the top 3 diets by an expert panel at US News and World Report (#1 for eight years, and #2 the last two).  It tied with a Flexitarian Diet (4/.1/5), and was [...]

2 09, 2019

Chew the Facts®

By |2020-04-06T19:07:45-04:00September 2nd, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|2 Comments

  Follow Chew the Facts™ to feel good about food, understand where it comes from...and find facts, not fear.   The abundance of misinformation available on the Internet is what motivated me to start blogging and writing books.  I have a passion for helping people find [...]

1 05, 2019

May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 1st, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month - a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It's normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes wear and tear on your heart, kidneys and [...]

27 03, 2019

Real World Research on Weight Loss

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 27th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There's no shortage of opinions about both the causes and best treatments. [...]

4 03, 2019

Where Are You Getting Your Nutrition Advice?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 4th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|2 Comments

March ushers in National Nutrition Month® - a month to reflect on your eating and exercise habits, and make positive lifestyle changes. It's also a time when registered dietitians try to convince you to find your diet and nutrition advice from a credentialed professional. Why a Registered Dietitian? [...]

27 02, 2019

Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

By |2019-11-18T11:27:00-05:00February 27th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

It's Heart Month, and it's a good idea to gradually add more heart-healthy foods to your overall diet. If you are trying to follow a DASH Diet plan and lifestyle, one strategy is to choose well at snack time. Research about how consumers eat is showing that snacks [...]

18 02, 2019

The Growing Probiotic Market

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00February 18th, 2019|Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Growing Probiotic Market

Probiotics. You've probably heard about them. People toss the term around in a positive context: "You need probiotics. They're good for your gut!" But what are they? What types of probiotics are out there, how do they work, and what should you be looking for? I recently attended [...]

8 01, 2019

Dry January & Other Temporary Solutions I Don’t Recommend

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00January 8th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Dry January & Other Temporary Solutions I Don’t Recommend

Dry January. It's trending. After the holidays - a resolution to abstain from alcohol during the whole month of January may seem like a fine idea. For some, this may be a welcome break from the overindulgence of food, cocktails, wine and champagne over the holiday season. But [...]