Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Beat Low Saturated Fat Diet

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that eating certain nuts, fiber, plants and soy– and getting advice on how to do so effectively — can drop LDL cholesterol levels substantially more than a diet focused only on reducing saturated fat. 

Olive Oil May Protect Against Stroke

More support for the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet is coming from researchers in France who are studying over 7500 people 65+  years of age.  Compared with participants who did not use olive oil, those with intensive use had a 41% lower risk for stroke. No other dietary variable was significantly associated with stroke […]

Nutritious foods boost kids IQ

A diet rich in vitamins and nutrients appears to boost kids IQ, while fatty processed foods lower it,  British researchers say. This is particularly true during the first three years of life when the brain is developing rapidly, the study authors explained. They speculate that good nutrition may promote brain growth and cognitive development. February 7, 2011 […]

Eating omega-3-rich fish may keep vision loss at bay

Eating more seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids  appears to slow advanced macular degeneration, a common cause of age-related blindness, according to new research published in the December 2010 journal Ophthalmology. It is important to remember the benefit here came from food, not supplements.  If you can’t eat seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids four […]

How to build strong bones…

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue affecting more than 10 million Americans.  However, there are steps you can take now, regardless of your age, to build and maintain healthy bones.  I will help you protect yourself with a plan that is optimized for you, using bone-building nutrients and suggestions for weight bearing exercise.  This is a timely […]

Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely

Is your supplement causing more harm than good?  It is definitely a “buyer beware” world out there when it comes to purchasing supplements.  Unfortunately this is the case with many products, not just red yeast rice formulations.  The only way to have confidence in what you are taking is to follow the recommendation of your […]

Mediterranean Diet Halves Incidence of New-Onset Diabetes

October 15, 2010 (Reus, Spain) — Use of the Mediterranean diet among nondiabetics at high cardiovascular risk halved the incidence of new-onset diabetes over four years compared with a low-fat diet, new research shows.  Interestingly, the benefit didn’t even require weght loss!  This is the first randomized clinical trial to look specifically at use of the […]