Take the DASH Diet Challenge

May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle. DASH Diet has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Get Referred to a Registered Dietitian

There are all sorts of people in the media offering you diet advice. Doctors, celebrities, naturopaths, chiropractors, holistic wellness coaches and other self-proclaimed nutritionists. Most of them focus on foods that you absolutely must eliminate (with an unsubstantiated focus on … Continue reading

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Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

You probably read something in the news everyday about diet or what you should or shouldn’t eat. I can understand how frustrating it is to read these headlines every week. One day they proclaim coffee is good for you, the … Continue reading

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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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New Year, No Fools

I began this blog to help consumers distinguish nutrition myth from fact. There continues to be no shortage of nutrition myths out there as well as bad dietary advice. To start off the year right I’m offering up the facts … 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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The Only Detox You Need in 2018: A Better Diet

Go ahead, accuse me of clickbait, using the “D” word in my title: Detox. It’s been a thing for several years now, with everything from complete “cleanses” to “detox diets” to the more vague advice to “remove the toxins from … Continue reading

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Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

I really don’t enjoy grocery shopping anymore. In part, it’s the routine of it, but also the frustration of finding items I need while being overwhelmed by seeing so many choices in the grocery isles. Some of the extra choices … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Skinny Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

We’ve all heard about that Thanksgiving where Uncle Jim or cousin Johnny drank too much. Often it’s not on purpose – guests usually show up hungry, with a completely or mostly empty stomach, and then all of sudden that first … Continue reading

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