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28 08, 2020

An Experiment with Fasting

By |2020-09-10T09:50:28-04:00August 28th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on An Experiment with Fasting

Here we are, eight months into 2020. Summer is almost over, and our world is still a little upside down. During this time of isolation folks have been looking for inspiration. You may be finding that your normal eating habits are out of whack. Some may be eating [...]

7 01, 2020

Keep the Focus on Health in the New Year

By |2020-01-10T09:44:05-05:00January 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Keep the Focus on Health in the New Year

I could have titled this article, "6 Easy Steps to Detox Your Body in the New Year" or "Diet Resolutions for the New Year" But I didn't. Every January, folks are looking for inspiration. After a few weeks of heavy eating and partying, it's not unusual to feel [...]

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 [...]

6 01, 2016

Steps Toward Following the DASH Diet are Easier than You Think

By |2016-01-06T17:16:15-05:00January 6th, 2016|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Weight Management|1 Comment

You've likely heard that DASH Diet was in the news again this week, rated by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 Best Overall Diet. The MIND Diet (at the crossroads of DASH and Mediterranean Diets, this diet plan focuses brain health and reducing Alzheimer risk) and the [...]

4 11, 2015

Feeding Children: Does Health Food Lead to Healthy Lifestyles?

By |2015-11-04T10:00:05-05:00November 4th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Feeding Children: Does Health Food Lead to Healthy Lifestyles?

Before "healthy", organic and specialty packaged food were available in the average supermarket, they were only available from "Health Food Stores" or via special order. Now more than ever before, everyone has access to a variety of choices, and many are demanding more and more "custom foods". Just [...]

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 [...]

19 01, 2015

How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

By |2015-01-19T11:22:10-05:00January 19th, 2015|Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

My colleague LeahMcGrath recently pitched a question out to a few registered dietitians on Twitter using this hashtag: #5wordstoruinadatewithadietitian Knowing Leah, we all were aware it was a tongue and cheek question and got a kick out of it. While we didn't quite follow the 5 words rule, [...]