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For most eating healthy while traveling is no easy feat.  Most usually eat out because there’s rarely a kitchen to cook meals in.  For other, their too tired to go to the grocery store and navigate a foreign store and lug it all back to...

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...

Before Sandra…. I had decided that I wanted to find an RDN to help me manage my A1c and other lab results.  After reviewing Sandra’s web site and talking to her on the phone, I decided to give the relationship a try.  Sandra’s location was convenient...

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...

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...