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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2020

The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

By |2020-08-31T07:32:08-04:00April 6th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make purchases. We are in a new normal. Now that we are all doing our best to stay home and limit how often we visit the grocery store, you may be finding that [...]

11 03, 2020

National RDN Day: How to Find a Dietitian

By |2020-03-11T11:42:07-04:00March 11th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on National RDN Day: How to Find a Dietitian

It's Registered Dietitian Day! Celebrate National Nutrition Month by focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. ? My goal has always been to help people enjoy eating for better health. I’m passionate about getting the facts about food [...]

3 03, 2020

Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

By |2020-03-04T08:16:21-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

In addition to doing my own literature reviews, I attended a nutrition conference session presented by independent obesity scientists, including Ted Kyle. The session was sponsored by Novo Nordisk.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions and experiences are my own. This week is [...]

7 01, 2020

Keep the Focus on Health in the New Year

By |2020-01-10T09:44:05-05:00January 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Keep the Focus on Health in the New Year

I could have titled this article, "6 Easy Steps to Detox Your Body in the New Year" or "Diet Resolutions for the New Year" But I didn't. Every January, folks are looking for inspiration. After a few weeks of heavy eating and partying, it's not unusual to feel [...]

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 [...]