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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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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Steps Toward Following the DASH Diet are Easier than You Think

You’ve likely heard that DASH Diet was in the news again this week, rated by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 Best Overall Diet. The MIND Diet (at the crossroads of DASH and Mediterranean Diets, this diet plan focuses … 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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High Blood Pressure Education Month -the DASH Diet: A Way of Life that Tastes Good and is Sustainable

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and one in three Americans have it. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for stroke and is often referred to as the “silent killer”, since you may feel no apparent … Continue reading

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Set Simple Personal Goals for Heart Month

Do you feel tired, have high blood pressure, get short of breath doing daily activities, have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels? If so, it’s time to check in with your doctor. This is the time of year to assess your … Continue reading

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Exercise for Blood Pressure and Weight Loss – Make is Doable

Regular exercise is an important healthy lifestyle goal. The problem for most people is consistency. Some may embark on a difficult, intense exercise regime and then either get too sore, tired, or overwhelmed by it, and quit. Setting smaller goals … Continue reading

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