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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 [...]

1 02, 2021

Your Heart and Your Risk

By |2021-02-01T13:23:09-05:00February 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Your Heart and Your Risk

February is Heart Month so it's a good time to be mindful about any risk factors you may have. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. It accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths each year. What are those risks? High blood pressure High [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 02, 2017

Go Red for Heart Health

By |2019-06-26T13:52:33-04:00February 3rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Go Red for Heart Health

Today is Go Red for Women® day. What's that all about? It's an awareness campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association that encourages women to monitor their health, eat well and exercise. Cardiovascular deaths in women hit about 500,000 per year. The campaign aims to dispel the myths [...]

24 01, 2017

The Best Diet is the Healthiest One that You Can Swallow

By |2019-06-26T13:52:45-04:00January 24th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

I just arrived home from a conference about some of the hottest topics in nutrition right now: Food safety/allergy, dietary fat and heart health (omega-3 fatty acids, dairy fat), food intolerance (gluten, wheat, sugars, dairy protein), plant-based proteins, diet and irritable bowel disease, gut health and the microbiome, [...]

29 06, 2016

Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

By |2019-06-26T13:54:17-04:00June 29th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|2 Comments

"Eat your greens" said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a "hot bed" in which he'd start some greens or small plants, like tomatoes [...]

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 [...]