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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. [...]

5 11, 2020

How Big is Your Wine Glass?

By |2020-11-05T12:38:31-05:00November 5th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Big is Your Wine Glass?

This year has been a crazy and stressful hasn't it? March was a little scary and anxiety-ridden, then it became disruptive and tiring. You may have found it challenging to maintain healthy eating habits and your exercise routine through it all. In addition, you may also be enjoying [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on An Experiment with Fasting

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

14 07, 2020

Focus on Health this Summer

By |2020-07-14T09:42:10-04:00July 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Focus on Health this Summer

Any nutrition counselor who has seen thousands of patients or clients can tell you: No two people have the same eating habits or schedules, nor do they eat the same types of foods. Everyone has a different medical or weight history, and different family backgrounds too. Which means, [...]