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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 [...]

12 04, 2021

Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

By |2021-04-12T17:05:11-04:00April 12th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Blood Pressure Lowering Ricotta Banana Bread

If you've been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), your doctor may have recommended some lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, stress reduction and compliance with medication are all part of the plan. If you are already physically fit, you may be wondering how else you can improve your cardiovascular [...]

22 07, 2020

DASH Diet for Prevention

By |2020-07-24T14:10:50-04:00July 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet for Prevention

Do you know if your parents or other family members have high blood pressure or heart disease? Diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk can all be reduced with a healthy diet. My new cookbook for two will hit stores on August 11. The 2-serving recipes are [...]

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 [...]

22 04, 2020

What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

By |2020-05-04T13:41:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on What’s a Pre-existing Condition?

The times we are living in have been eye opening in many ways. It's got me thinking about public health education. As someone who was trained in the 1980s, and worked in outpatient clinics, health education was the groundwork of prevention care at that time. It seems that [...]

24 07, 2018

It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

By |2019-06-26T13:50:37-04:00July 24th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

You've been on a mission. You're trying to drop a few pounds, and it's not happening. Weight loss is hard, at any age, but it gets even more difficult as you age. Your metabolism is the process in which your body turns what you eat into energy. Metabolic [...]

1 05, 2018

Take the DASH Diet Challenge

By |2020-10-14T13:50:09-04:00May 1st, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Take the DASH Diet Challenge

May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle.  DASH Diet  has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, less depression, and weight control. While you may [...]

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 [...]

19 05, 2015

Understanding Diabetes and Diet: Start now

By |2015-05-19T09:00:30-04:00May 19th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease|Comments Off on Understanding Diabetes and Diet: Start now

Diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes has exploded over the past few years. The growing diagnosis in children is particularly of concern. Despite the multitude of sound resources available online, newly diagnosed people with diabetes, or parents of children diagnosed with the problem, are still confused, and asking themselves [...]