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Healthy Habit 2020: More good fats

In my last blog, I delved deep into the bad fats: trans-fat and saturated fat and provided suggestions on how to avoid those fats. While those fats can wreak havoc on your health, good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) are essential for brain health, a healthy heart, disease prevention, and energy. These good fats also [...]
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Three foods that promote liver health

Summer cocktails can take a toll on your liver, but fear not, I’m not suggesting that you ditch the cocktails and cold ones! Of course, moderation is important, but if you enjoy a cocktail occasionally on a hot summer day, read on for some suggestions on how you can keep your liver healthy despite the […]

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Get your heart healthy with a smoothie bowl for breakfast

February is Heart Health Month and I’m going to tell you about how eating a smoothie bowl for breakfast can help reduce your risk of heart disease! Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women in the United States, so give this smoothie bowl a try! Now, you […]

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Weighing in on Weight-Loss: Healthy Fats

I have a lot of clients who are on a weight-loss journey and so many of them have a “fat” phobia. They think if they eat fat, they will get fat, but that is not the case my friends when it comes to healthy fats. Let me clear up the conclusion. Why You Need Fat: […]

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Settle your Milk Confusion

There are so many different types of milk on the supermarket shelves; it’s confusing as to which one you should drink, right? You may like a certain type in your coffee, but a different type on your cereal. Some may not settle right in your stomach; some may settle just fine. I will review the […]

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Healthy choices for dad on Father’s Day

We all want to make dad a delicious dinner for “his” day and often rich foods come to mind: bacon and eggs for breakfast, spare ribs or his favorite Reuben with homemade fries for dinner. Well, I have some great ideas of ways you can “treat” dad and not worry about giving him a heart [...]
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Top five nutrition tips for men’s hearts

As part of Men’s Health Month, I’ll be writing several blogs related to men’s health. Earlier this week, I wrote about prostate health. This entry gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to men’s health; after all, heart-disease is the top killer of men! Men, of all ages, please take your heart [...]
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Guys, please protect your prostate!

Because June is Men’s Health Month, I have decided to dedicate some blogs to men’s health concerns. Today’s entry is about nutritional approaches men can take to protect their prostate. The prostate is about the size of a walnut; it is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. As a man ages, [...]
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Women’s Health Month wrap-up

As Women’s Health Month comes to a close, let’s examine the most powerful foods and nutrients that prevent dozens of ailments specific to women. The two biggies are omega-3s and fiber. Omega-3s: I cannot stress this enough— omega-3s are natural anti-inflammatories! They essentially help prevent every disease condition, and you learned this month, that they [...]
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Easing menopause with nutrition

Our last blog was about easing PMS symptoms. Many women would be thrilled to say goodbye to PMS as they start going through perimenopause and then menopause; however, they are then likely to become negatively impacted by any of the following menopause symptoms (many which are similar to PMS symptoms): night sweats, moodiness, vaginal dryness, [...]
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PMS prevention tips

How do you feel five to 11 days before your period? Bloated? Irritable? Tense? Anxious? Emotional? Exhausted? Mood swings? Do you get migraine headaches? Do you have insatiable cravings for sweets? If you experience any of these symptoms, then premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is no stranger to you.  Guess what though? I have good news for [...]
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Food choices to reduce your risk of breast cancer

Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  And sadly, the death rate for women with breast cancer is higher than any other form of cancer except for lung cancer. While there is not a food recommendation that can guarantee that you will not develop breast cancer, I [...]
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Your heart hearts the Mediterranean Diet

As February, Heart Health Month, soon comes to a close, we must not forget to take our heart health seriously. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in [...]
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