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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 [...]

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 [...]

1 05, 2019

May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 1st, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month - a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It's normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes wear and tear on your heart, kidneys and [...]

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 [...]

1 05, 2013

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

By |2013-05-01T09:33:29-04:00May 1st, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

Used with permission by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As the coauthor of a cookbook for high blood pressure, it seems to make sense to share some blood pressure news with you since it's High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects [...]

7 04, 2013

It’s World Health Day! What are you doing for your blood pressure?

By |2013-04-07T10:00:44-04:00April 7th, 2013|Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s World Health Day! What are you doing for your blood pressure?

April 7, 2013 is World Health Day and this year's theme is Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure. Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? courtesy freedigitalphotos.net There are several lifestyle changes that can really have a big impact on lowering and controlling [...]

27 02, 2013

Hypertension: Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

By |2013-02-27T09:30:54-05:00February 27th, 2013|Heart Disease|1 Comment

It's the close of Heart Month, and one important aspect of heart health is your blood pressure. While it's a great idea to get an annual physical, you especially want to pay attention to your body over the age of 40. "Middle age" is often a time when [...]

30 10, 2012

High Blood Pressure and Diet

By |2012-10-30T07:00:44-04:00October 30th, 2012|Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure and Diet

In our book, Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies®, we don't just provide heart-healthy recipes, but discuss the important role lifestyle plays in controlling hypertension and reducing heart disease risk. Why worry about blood pressure? Well, when you have high blood pressure, your arteries weaken over time. High blood pressure [...]