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16 06, 2017

Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

By |2022-05-17T16:29:16-04:00June 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

( Photo taken at Power of Poison in the Natural World exhibit, Carnegie Museum of Natural History What's worse, sugar or fat? Is salt good or bad? How much of it should you include in your diet? Will a "sugar detox" improve my health? Are plants sprayed [...]

27 02, 2015

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

By |2015-02-27T17:48:54-05:00February 27th, 2015|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in "Chapter 6" of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Luckily, the Dietary Guidelines [...]

19 02, 2015

Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

By |2015-02-19T19:00:32-05:00February 19th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

Sometimes when I'm out, or at the gym, I secretly enjoy overhearing conversations about what people are eating (or not eating). Anyone who knows me knows that I love food, enjoy eating, and indulge in rich or fried food or desserts from time to time, while also preparing [...]

27 02, 2014

Information Overload: The Proposed Nutrition Facts Label – Part I

By |2020-01-31T10:32:30-05:00February 27th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The ingredient and nutrition information on food product labels has evolved over the years. In 1990 the Nutrition Facts label was created. Food manufacturers had to comply with this new food labeling system that identified calories, serving sizes, vitamins and minerals, carbohydrate, protein, and some additional specifics in [...]

8 05, 2013

Smaller Portions = Less Sodium, Less Fat, Less Calories

By |2013-05-08T10:15:25-04:00May 8th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Weight Management|Comments Off on Smaller Portions = Less Sodium, Less Fat, Less Calories

As a fan of the DASH diet principles, I'm always checking out sodium content of foods and looking for ways to help my client reduce their daily sodium intake. In many cases, folks with high blood pressure who are overweight, will benefit from losing weight. If you are [...]

26 01, 2012

Just Say No to Diets

By |2012-01-26T13:22:45-05:00January 26th, 2012|Weight Management|Comments Off on Just Say No to Diets

Why Should You Just Say No to Diets? Simple Steps Work Funny. I was getting ready to write up this post, when I came across this: The Dr. Oz Ultimate Diet. Sigh.While Oz has some sensible advice from time to time, this "Diet" is not on the sensible [...]