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Chew The Facts®2020-02-01T14:55:48-05:00

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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 [...]

Focus on Health this Summer

Any nutrition counselor who has seen thousands of patients or clients can tell you: No two people have the same eating habits or schedules, nor do they eat the same types of foods. Everyone has a [...]

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to [...]

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This [...]

Summer Mango Tonic

I had 2 mangos on the counter that were quickly ripening and had several black spots on them. Rather than pitch them, I simply peeled them, peeled off the spots, and cut the remaining fruit off [...]

Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

While I don't love the vaguely defined term "clean eating", I do love a clean kitchen. Many of you may find that after stocking up for a pandemic, you may have items leftover that you didn't [...]

Is Lemon Water a Health Cure?

You may have read that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has miraculous health benefits. Lemon water is simply water with the juice of a lemon (and perhaps lemon slices or rind as well) [...]

7 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet

Do you like salty food? Some people seem to be more salt sensitive than others. What tastes super salty to one, may taste fine to another. Sodium (a component of salt) has been shown [...]

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