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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 [...]

5 01, 2021

DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

By |2021-01-11T09:21:19-05:00January 5th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

Each year, US News and World Report does an annual review of diets to determine which are the "Best Diets".  They enlist a panel of medical and nutrition experts to review popular diet plans and eating styles and come up with a “best” list. The Panel [...]

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 [...]

22 04, 2020

What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

By |2020-05-04T13:41:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

The times we are living in have been eye opening in many ways. It's got me thinking about public health education. As someone who was trained in the 1980s, and worked in outpatient clinics, health education was the groundwork of prevention care at that time. It seems that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 05, 2017

More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

By |2019-08-27T15:37:34-04:00May 3rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Just for Fun|Comments Off on More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner's Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby Smithson's video here). Adding black beans provides more fiber, [...]