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How to lower your LDL cholesterol and increase your HDL cholesterol

In my latest blog about cholesterol, I explained that your LDL cholesterol is the “loser” cholesterol, the bad guy, and it’s important to lower this number if it is high. And HDHL is the “hero,” the healthy cholesterol and you want to raise this number. Here are the most important steps to take to lower [...]
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Dark Chocolate “Whatever You Want” Bark

Move over sugar-laden box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day!  I have a recipe that your sweetheart will swoon over! Dark Chocolate Whatever you Want Bark. But first, let me tell you why you should fall in love with dark chocolate! Did you know that chocolate actually comes from a plant? Crazy, right?! Chocolate is derived […]

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Beat the Candy Attack with Your Own Healthy Trail Mix

It happens every year; your kids go trick or treating; your office mates’ kids go trick or treating and candy dishes abound everywhere! Your candy of choice calls out your name. For some its peanut butter cups, for others its Smarties or tootsie rolls. Whatever candy it is, it’s going to sabotage your nutrition goals! […]

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Five Stress-Defeating Food Choices

Life sure can deliver us some stressful times. Sometimes you need a little pick-me-up and other times you need some massive comfort. Don’t turn to poor food choices during periods of stress, because, honestly, those foods will make you feel worse! There are dozens of foods out there that have been researched and found to […]

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Protecting your sweet heart when dining out on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is next week! Quick, how can we be heart-healthy with the dining out indulgences that come with Valentine’s Day? From choosing what to drink to ordering dessert (yes, I said the “D’” word), I will share with you my favorite heart-healthy tips. Making a healthy beverage choice Red wine is a great heart-healthy […]

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The most satisfying snack to help you resist the holiday cookie tray

How are you doing resisting the high-sugar, high-in-fat and undeniably delicious holiday cookies and sweets lurking around? It’s so tough, right?! I have found my answer—Setton Farms’ Dark-Chocolate Pistachios. They are so scrumptious and essentially-guilt-free. Just combine the healthy properties of pistachios with the amazing health benefits of dark chocolate and you have one superbly […]

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