Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

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 with glyphosate poisoning us? These are questions I hear often. … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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? There are several lifestyle changes that can really have a big impact … Continue reading