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Before You Go, Pack Foods with Care On the road again? Traveling can be exciting, educational, exhausting and energizing! And, the food you enjoy while traveling can be delicious and memorable. However, culinary excursions while traveling can be a hazard to your health if food is not handled properly. This...

Let's continue our discussion! What do you think? Calories are calories right? As long as you are eating the amount of calories that promote weight loss, the actual food does not matter? (Just take some supplements to make up for the lack of nutrients…). ...

What do you think? Calories are calories right? As long as you are eating the amount of calories that promote weight loss, the actual food does not matter? (Just take some supplements to make up for the lack of nutrients…) Calories-in-calories-out The calories-in-calories-out...

Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. What you eat plays a major role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease. In fact, certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol levels and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease. Here...

What is HDL Cholesterol HDL (AKA ‘H’ for Happy) carries about 1/3-1/4 of the blood cholesterol. Higher levels seem to protect against cardiovascular disease.  HDL levels less than 40 mg/dl appear to be a risk factor for heart disease.  Scientists suggest that HDL cholesterol carries cholesterol away from...

What is LDL Cholesterol LDL (AKA ‘L’ for lousy) Cholesterol and is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood.  Too much saturated fats and Trans Fats in the diet can cause LDL cholesterol to build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and...

What are Triglycerides Triglycerides are a normal substance found in the bloodstream and necessary for life. It provides fuel needed for body cells to function. Too many triglycerides floating in the bloodstream increases your chances of heart disease, stroke and pancreatitis.  Blood levels less than 150...

This edition will focus on what foods you CAN eat when it comes to controlling blood pressure.  I am sure you have heard that foods rich in potassium lowers blood pressure. Common foods name are bananas, potatoes, and orange juice.  Current evidence is showing that...

The food industry vigorously promotes the myth “a calorie is a calorie”. The body is WAY more sophisticated than we can ever imagine. However, based on these four simple facts, we know this is not true: 1. Fiber. You eat 160 calories in almonds, but only absorb 130—because some fiber calories...

It’s easy enough to say eat less, move more, but often more difficult to do. Here are a few ideas on how to make it easier: 4. CONSIDER NON-SCALE VICTORIES Your weight is determined by a variety of factors, including hydration, climate, when you last ate, bathroom habits and...