Walnuts and Gut Health

I attended a food and nutrition conference earlier this year including a session sponsored by California Walnuts, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own based on recent research.  Could eating walnuts increase the good bacteria in your gut? According … Continue reading

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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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Myths About Meat

There are many nutrition myths that circulate around the Internet, and myths about meat are included in them. Some people have concerns that may be health-related, or that relate to animal welfare and the environment. Can meat be part of … 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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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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Eat Fish, Stay Sharp: Make Omega-3s Part of Your Weekly Intake

You’ve heard fish is part of a healthy diet, but are you eating it regularly? What’s stopping you? The smell? The taste? Bad experiences with poorly prepared fish? Or do you just ‘think’ you don’t like it and haven’t really … 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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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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