May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month – a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It’s normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood pressure (called Hypertension) causes … Continue reading

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Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. There’s no shortage of … Continue reading

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Where Are You Getting Your Nutrition Advice?

March ushers in National Nutrition Month® – a month to reflect on your eating and exercise habits, and make positive lifestyle changes. It’s also a time when registered dietitians try to convince you to find your diet and nutrition advice … Continue reading

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Snacking Can Be Heart-Healthy

It’s Heart Month, and it’s a good idea to gradually add more heart-healthy foods to your overall diet. If you are trying to follow a DASH Diet plan and lifestyle, one strategy is to choose well at snack time. Research … Continue reading

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The Growing Probiotic Market

Probiotics. You’ve probably heard about them. People toss the term around in a positive context: “You need probiotics. They’re good for your gut!” But what are they? What types of probiotics are out there, how do they work, and what … Continue reading

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Dry January & Other Temporary Solutions I Don’t Recommend

Dry January. It’s trending. After the holidays – a resolution to abstain from alcohol during the whole month of January may seem like a fine idea. For some, this may be a welcome break from the overindulgence of food, cocktails, … Continue reading

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Light is Out, but Healthy is Still In – The End of an Era

Nobody wants to ruin the holidays with “diet food”; certainly not me. But as you get older, you realize that something’s gotta give when it comes to calories and splurge foods. Taking a look at your family favorites. You may … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Moussaka

You don’t have to “go vegan” to enjoy a meatless meal as part of your weekly meal planning. Even meat-eaters can incorporate a vegetarian dish once a week. You can also modify vegan recipes (for instance, use dairy cheese in … Continue reading

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Common Sense Goes Back to School

Two words I hear often, “Fear sells”. Is fear guiding your food choices? Whether it is an environmental issue, a political topic, or the safety of our food supply, fear-mongering has become a common technique used to sway you into … Continue reading

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