Diet for High Blood Pressure: the DASH Guideline

The CDC reports that every day, 1,300 Americans die of high blood pressure or related illnesses. In 1992, The National Institue of Health funded research on what kind of diet can help people lower their high blood pressure, and the DASH eating plan was tested to effectively reduce blood pressure by multiple studies.  DASH stands […]

6 Tips to Reduce Sodium Intake for Hypertension

High sodium intake has long been studied by researchers as a potential culprit of high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition that can lead to stroke, heart failure, vision loss, kidney damage, and vascular dementia.  For adults, the American Heart Association suggests a daily sodium intake of no more than  2,300 mg with the ideal sodium […]

The Epidemic of Stress

Stress isn’t Avoidable, but It Is Manageable. Stress has been shown to have serious health consequences ranging from reduced immunity to an increased risk of heart disease. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to stress—health issues, relationships, financial difficulties, work, or even just our responses to daily life can all result in […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and well-being. […]

4 Healthy Living Myths…Busted

Healthy living myths abound on the internet, and it’s not surprising given the speed at which scientific studies are published. One week protein is the healthiest food group, the next week it’s reported to cause cancer. In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to keep up with what’s a fact, and what’s fiction. So […]

Sweet Drinks May Increase Your Risk for Heart Failure

Before you reach for your next afternoon pick-me-up, whether it be a Coke, Iced Tea or Starbucks Frappuccino, you might want to think twice about what you’re putting in your body and how it’s affecting your health.  After all, as the old saying goes: you are what you eat (and drink!). Drinks are notorious for […]