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3 06, 2015

Why Portions Matter Most – Sodium, Fat, Calories

By |2015-06-03T14:46:04-04:00June 3rd, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Why Portions Matter Most – Sodium, Fat, Calories

When I help people understand the principles of the DASH Diet, I emphasize eating more vegetables, fruit and lowfat dairy. But I also must mention that saturated fat, sodium and calories are important too. Sometimes folks will ask about reading food labels, and how to choose a food [...]

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 [...]

8 05, 2013

Smaller Portions = Less Sodium, Less Fat, Less Calories

By |2013-05-08T10:15:25-04:00May 8th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Weight Management|Comments Off on Smaller Portions = Less Sodium, Less Fat, Less Calories

As a fan of the DASH diet principles, I'm always checking out sodium content of foods and looking for ways to help my client reduce their daily sodium intake. In many cases, folks with high blood pressure who are overweight, will benefit from losing weight. If you are [...]

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 [...]

26 01, 2012

Just Say No to Diets

By |2022-11-08T15:02:13-05:00January 26th, 2012|Weight Management|Comments Off on Just Say No to Diets

Why Should You Just Say No to Diets? Simple Steps Work Funny. I was getting ready to write up this post, when I came across this: The Dr. Oz Ultimate Diet. Sigh. While Oz has some sensible advice from time to time, this "Diet" is not on the [...]