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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More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner’s Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t You Following the DASH Diet?

“The DASH diet is proven to work. Why hasn’t it caught on?” This was the title of a recent article from the Washington Post by Christy Brissette that has gotten a lot of shares this past week, offering thoughts as to why … Continue reading

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DASH Diet #1 Seventh Year in a Row

Best Diet. Seven years in a row. Do you think this suggests you should learn more and try it? I do! US News and World Report has once again ranked the DASH Diet as the Best Diet. Despite being ranked as … Continue reading

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Understanding Diabetes and Diet: Start now

Diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes has exploded over the past few years. The growing diagnosis in children is particularly of concern. Despite the multitude of sound resources available online, newly diagnosed people with diabetes, or parents of children diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Don’t be Fooled by Fad Diets this New Year.

If you read my blog here or other articles that I’ve written over the years, or listened to my lectures, you’ll know that I am a pretty reasonable dietitian. Strict diets, or one-size-fits-all meal plans simply don’t work. They sure … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Month – Get the Facts

November is American Diabetes Month. I often preach “all foods in moderation”. This can be a very subjective command, as many folks have a difficult time defining what exactly ‘moderation’ means. If you have diabetes, you should understand that portion … Continue reading

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