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24 06, 2019

A Healthier Tex-Mex Layered Dip

By |2019-09-11T14:58:29-04:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Beans are good food. They are loaded with fiber and important B vitamins as well as magnesium, potassium and protein. A half cup of beans provides about 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. Canned beans are also really economical and easy to prepare. I [...]

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|0 Comments

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|0 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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 04, 2019

A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized|3 Comments

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state's annual nutrition meeting, titled, "Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians", presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I'm sharing [...]