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9 12, 2020

How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

By |2021-09-20T09:21:00-04:00December 9th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How Stay-at-Home Behaviors Impact Your Health

What has your eating looked like lately? How about your exercise routine? Your social life and emotional health? Everyone's stress level has been higher than usual this year. That makes maintaining healthy lifestyle habits more challenging. It's easier to grab a junky snack or have a drink at [...]

10 06, 2020

Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

By |2020-06-10T12:55:41-04:00June 10th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

There's no shortage of voices out there telling you what you should eat. However everyone has different taste preferences, health history, life situations and needs. Behaviors are often at the root of needed change. I've often said that most people know what "healthy eating" looks like, but planning [...]

8 06, 2020

Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

By |2021-09-20T09:18:42-04:00June 8th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

As a dietitian who has studied heart diseases and diet for nearly 30 years, I thought it would be a good time to review some blood pressure basics (I'm also in the middle of editing a book on blood pressure and diet, so it's top of mind). Given [...]

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 [...]

27 12, 2019

2020 Here We Come – Start the New Year with Kindness

By |2019-12-27T09:59:35-05:00December 27th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Just for Fun, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2020 Here We Come – Start the New Year with Kindness

As you consider dietary or fitness goals for 2020: Well, if you've turned on the television, you've seen the weight loss commercials already. I don't know about you, but I'm still enjoying some special foods from the holidays and celebrating my friends and family for a few more [...]

2 09, 2019

Chew the Facts®

By |2021-06-09T10:47:13-04:00September 2nd, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|2 Comments

  Follow Chew the Facts® to feel good about food and understand where it comes from. Find facts, not fear.   There is an abundance of misinformation available on the Internet. That's what motivated me to start blogging and writing books.  I have a passion for [...]

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 [...]

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|4 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 [...]