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16 06, 2017

Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

By |2022-07-28T16:09:10-04:00June 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

Photo taken at Power of Poison in the Natural World exhibit, Carnegie Museum of Natural History What's worse, sugar or fat? Is salt good or bad? How much of it should you include in your diet? Will a "sugar detox" improve my health? Are plants sprayed [...]

27 02, 2015

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

By |2015-02-27T17:48:54-05:00February 27th, 2015|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in "Chapter 6" of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Luckily, the Dietary Guidelines [...]

19 02, 2015

Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

By |2015-02-19T19:00:32-05:00February 19th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

Sometimes when I'm out, or at the gym, I secretly enjoy overhearing conversations about what people are eating (or not eating). Anyone who knows me knows that I love food, enjoy eating, and indulge in rich or fried food or desserts from time to time, while also preparing [...]

2 05, 2014

High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

By |2014-05-02T17:21:14-04:00May 2nd, 2014|Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and one in three Americans have it. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for stroke and is often referred to as the "silent killer", since you may feel no apparent symptoms. Yet high blood pressure will cause damage [...]

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 [...]