The Best Diet is the Healthiest One that You Can Swallow

I just arrived home from a conference about some of the hottest topics in nutrition right now: Food safety/allergy, dietary fat and heart health (omega-3 fatty acids, dairy fat), food intolerance (gluten, wheat, sugars, dairy protein), plant-based proteins, diet and … Continue reading

Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

“Eat your greens” said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a “hot bed” in which he’d … Continue reading

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

The upcoming US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (currently under review for release of the 2015 version) are eliminating the guideline to limit dietary cholesterol. Interestingly, most dietitians have never focused on this guideline, so this is not news to us. … Continue reading

My New Book Can Help You Be Your Healthiest

AD: My newest book, DASH Diet For Dummies® will hit shelves in the next couple of weeks. The DASH Diet is a lifestyle and meal plan that is proven to reduce blood pressure, and can also be effective for weight loss … Continue reading

Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

An article was just published this week stating that exercise “is as good as medicine” for treating heart disease. Hmmn, that’s funny, I’ve known about this for almost 30 years…and I know older colleagues who’ve known it longer than that. … Continue reading

Lifestyle Medicine 2013 – Treat the Cause Movement

Since I began practicing as a registered dietitian in 1986, I have had a strong belief that health can be impacted greatly by diet and lifestyle. Truly, this is the sole reason I’m still working at it! I worked in … Continue reading