Jul 22, 2018
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Sodium- How much is too much?

Sodium is a chemical element with the symbol Na.  Sodium occurs naturally in most foods and is found as a compound of which sodium chloride or table salt is the most common. Sodium is also added to many food products. Some of these added forms are monosodium glutamate (MSG), sodium nitrite, sodium saccharin, baking soda … [ Read More ]

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Fruit and Vegetable intake among the elderly

The elderly population has an increased risk of chronic conditions. Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke, cancer, lower blood pressure and have a positive effect on blood sugar.  Eating a variety of different fruits and vegetable, of various colors, will provide your body … [ Read More ]

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Prediabetes

Prediabetes is when blood sugar is higher than normal and a person is at risk of becoming a Type II Diabetic. One is considered Prediabetic when their Hgb A1C lab test is between 5.7-6.4 percent, anything over 6.5 percent is considered Type II Diabetic. People that are Prediabetic, and Diabetic, do not process sugar properly … [ Read More ]

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Cardiovascular Disease

When we consider our cardiovascular system, usually the first things that come to our mind are our hearts, blood vessels, arteries and blood. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is heart and blood vessel disease which includes multiple problems that affect the cardiovascular system. Many of these issues begin with a process called atherosclerosis, where plaque builds up … [ Read More ]

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Proper Hydration

Hydration, or the process of absorbing water, is essential to good health and life. Water makes up about 60% of the human body and is a component of every body cell. Without water humans can only survive for a matter of days. There are many health benefits to drinking water and staying hydrated, such as: … [ Read More ]

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National Heart Awareness Month is in February

February is when we celebrate National Heart Awareness Month which helps raise awareness of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease, which often … [ Read More ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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