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3 05, 2021

High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

By |2021-05-27T18:11:45-04:00May 3rd, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Month: Do you know your numbers?

Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure―but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a leading cause of death in the United States. You may think that blood pressure needs to be [...]

7 08, 2020

Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

By |2020-08-07T15:29:21-04:00August 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are updated. The process involves a first step where a committee of experts reviews the current guidelines, and the latest research about diet, nutrition and health, and then makes recommendations. This time around they really took a look at [...]

18 04, 2017

What are Plant Stanols?

By |2019-06-26T13:51:50-04:00April 18th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are Plant Stanols?

As a Nutrition Communications Consultant and blogger, I sometimes am sent free samples of products, but with no obligation to promote the products. When products provide evidence-based information, and I feel could be helpful to incorporate into a diet, I'll write about them and share posts on social media. I [...]

17 02, 2015

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

By |2015-02-17T17:29:17-05:00February 17th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

The upcoming US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (currently under review for release of the 2015 version) are eliminating the guideline to limit dietary cholesterol. Interestingly, most dietitians have never focused on this guideline, so this is not news to us. Photo courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition [...]