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30 08, 2019

Veal: Do You Know What You’re Missing?

By |2019-09-10T16:48:15-04:00August 30th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Veal: Do You Know What You’re Missing?

Veal. When was the last time you bought it and cooked it, or ordered it at a restaurant? If your answer is "It's been years”, I encourage you to give it a try, because it is delicious. Veal Piccata - A delicious meal your family will love. [...]

8 08, 2019

Sugar is Everywhere

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I have a sweet tooth. Some people (like my husband) don't. Sure he'll eat an occasional dessert or homemade cookies, but he mostly has no craving for it. I don't overeat sugar however, I just really enjoy a high quality baked good once in a while. I've raised [...]

16 07, 2019

Animal Science and the Environment

By |2019-10-24T11:29:56-04:00July 16th, 2019|Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Animal Science and the Environment

Food is linked to the environment. Growing food depends on proper climate conditions. The use of natural resources and the application of pesticides or herbicides have an impact. But when it comes down to survival, human instinct is to sustain life. If it came down to deciding whether [...]

3 07, 2019

Refined Grains Redefined

By |2020-02-22T17:30:04-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Refined Grains Redefined

For several years now you may have heard messages that you should 'limit refined grains', or even that refined grains were bad for you and may raise your risk for disease. I attended a conference session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation that shared data about how refined [...]

4 06, 2019

The Future of Nutrigenomics

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00June 4th, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Future of Nutrigenomics

I had the opportunity to attend a continuing education session about Nutrigenomics that was sponsored by Nutrisystems®. Dr Tim Church (Medical Director, Genetic Direction) and Courtney McCormick (a registered dietitian with Nutrisystem®, Inc) spoke about how nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition could become enhanced tools for weight loss.The following [...]

29 05, 2019

Can a Healthy, Budget-friendly Diet Include Processed Food?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 29th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|2 Comments

You may have read several news pieces about the recent study comparing two small groups of people who were offered the same amount of calories of either "ultra-processed food" or "whole foods", but only the ultra-processed food group gained weight. The authors then conclude: "Limiting consumption of ultra-processed [...]

15 05, 2019

The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 15th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

In a session sponsored by Beneo earlier this year, I learned more about how certain fibers interact with the gut's flora. I was not compensated to write this post, and the thoughts expressions are my own. This post includes affiliate link to Regular Girl® products, I am not [...]

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 [...]