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 … 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

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, … 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