Jan 20, 2018
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Controlling blood pressure

High blood pressure (or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.  High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard, and the high force of the blood flow can harm arteries and organs. High blood pressure often has … [ Read More ]

Heart Healthy Eating

About 35 percent of the population has some form of heart disease and this life threatening condition is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. It has been determined that a “heart … [ Read More ]

Diabetes and Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder and occurs when blood sugar levels are consistently above normal.  Diabetes can be classified as either type 1 or type 2.  Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is more common and occurs when the body does not use or make … [ Read More ]

Gout and diet management

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Gout is intensely painful swelling of the joints.  It occurs most often in the big toe or other part of the foot and is caused by excess uric acid in the body and the formation of needle-like urate crystals in … [ Read More ]

Low Fat diet for the Elderly

A low fat diet is sometimes used for people recovering from a heart attack. But are they necessary for the elderly? There are many times an elderly resident is admitted from the hospital and the transfer diet is “low fat/low cholesterol”. Now comes the sticky part, what if the resident is 85 years old, do … [ Read More ]

Cancer and Nutritional Interventions

Good nutrition – eating a variety of foods that gives the body the nutrients it needs- is an important part of cancer treatment in helping to keep up strength and energy, maintain weight and the body’s store of nutrients, and lower the risk of infection, however cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation have side … [ Read More ]

The Obesity Epidemic

Obesity has become an epidemic around the world and the number of obese adults is expected to continue to grow.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one third of U.S. adults are obese and approximately 12.7 million (17%) of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. Obesity related diseases, including … [ Read More ]

National Nutrition Month ®2017: “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

National Nutrition Month® is upon us again.  Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month ®, a campaign aimed at increasing the public’s attention to the importance of good nutrition by the education and promotion of informed food choices, healthy lifestyle and physical activity. As a reminder that each … [ Read More ]

Controlling Hypertension

Keeping blood pressure controlled and maintained within a healthy range reduces the strain on your heart, arteries and kidneys and keeps you healthier longer.  There are several key factors which play important roles in controlling blood pressure and they include: maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol, complying with medication … [ Read More ]

Diabetes Control

November is American Diabetes Month and in 2016 this month is all about promoting awareness and understanding of the disease. The American Diabetes Association states “We invite the diverse diabetes community to stand up and declare “This Is DiabetesTM.” Helping people understand diabetes is a big first step, as it is a complex disease and … [ Read More ]

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