Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

The guidelines for high blood pressure have changed. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is now defined as a blood pressure of 130/80 (stated “130 over 80”). The first number (130) is the systolic pressure measurement, and the second number (80) … Continue reading

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Down and Dirty for Heart Month

You hear a lot in the news about “eating clean”, going “plant-based”, and avoiding “chemicals” in your diet. Well, here’s the thing, food IS chemistry. We eat chemicals. We are made of chemicals. They aren’t all scary. Nutrition Facts Instead … Continue reading

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Add Some Healthy to Your Super Bowl Spread: Berry Walnut Crisp

Another year, two more “other” teams. I’m not too jazzed about this year’s Super Bowl, so I’m not even picking a team. But face it, for many folks, Super Bowl Sunday = Party Food. If you are attending or hosting … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at Fish

I was invited to attend a food and nutrition conference this month in Lisbon, Portugal (part of my travel was sponsored), and was excited to learn more about current research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and including seafood … Continue reading

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The DASH Diet is Clean Eating

I just read a trend report that states that “clean eating” and plant-based and ketogenic diets are “in”, and the DASH Diet is “out”. Whaaaat? DASH – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is a well researched diet plan that … Continue reading

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Does the Non-GMO Label have any Impact on Your Health?

This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own. Throughout the course of my 30-year nutrition career, one thing has remained constant: nutrition misinformation. I’ve turned … Continue reading

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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

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What are Plant Stanols?

As a Nutrition Communications Consultant and blogger, I sometimes am sent free samples of products, but with no obligation to promote the products. When products provide evidence-based information, and I feel could be helpful to incorporate into a diet, I’ll write about … Continue reading

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