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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 [...]

18 02, 2016

Poop it Forward

By |2016-02-18T18:14:07-04:00February 18th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|3 Comments

If you're wondering about the curious title to this post - read on. The American Cancer Society estimates over 95,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed this year. Besides skin cancer, colon and rectal cancers are the third most common cancer. The Center for Disease Control [...]

17 02, 2015

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

By |2015-02-17T17:29:17-04:00February 17th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 08, 2014

My New Book Can Help You Be Your Healthiest

By |2014-08-22T13:20:56-04:00August 22nd, 2014|Book Review, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|0 Comments

AD: My newest book, DASH Diet For Dummies® will hit shelves in the next couple of weeks. The DASH Diet is a lifestyle and meal plan that is proven to reduce blood pressure, and can also be effective for weight loss and blood sugar control (supports diabetes treatment). DASH [...]

4 10, 2013

Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

By |2013-10-04T09:57:59-04:00October 4th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|0 Comments

An article was just published this week stating that exercise "is as good as medicine" for treating heart disease. Hmmn, that's funny, I've known about this for almost 30 years...and I know older colleagues who've known it longer than that. Obesity rates continue to soar, even though we've [...]