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DASH: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

DASH DIETWith the American Heart Association’s recent announcement that redefines the starting point of high blood pressure, it’s more important than ever to take precautionary measures to protect your heart health. One way to do this is by adhering to a certain diet known as DASH, or Dietary Approach to

Debunking Holiday Food Myths

BLOG POST 12.15.17By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

It’s that time of year again—the holiday season—a time when we gather with all of our loved ones to spend time together, catch up on the years’ events, and enjoy some of our favorite holiday foods. We’ve all heard that people gain weight over

Healthy Living: Herbs

HERBS BLOG POST 11.9.17We often think of herbs as the leafy greens that we put on our food to add a little bit of culinary flair. But did you know that adding herbs to your diet can result in tremendous health benefits? Keep reading to learn more about how to incorporate

The Role of Nutrition in Breast Cancer Prevention

BREAST CANCER BLOG 10.12.17By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

Everywhere you look this month you will see the color pink in representation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are certain risk factors associated with breast cancer that you cannot change, including age, genetics, race, ethnicity, and family history. However, recent studies have

Gluten-Free Diets and Heart Health

LAUREN GLUTEN FREEBy Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

“Gluten-free” is a term that we see more often than ever with food companies and diet trends stating that gluten is harmful.  But what exactly is gluten? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale (a cross

Try These Juices for a Healthy Heart

Kathleen, from Nourish Juice Cafe, is back to share the best juice ingredients for heart health. Read her last guest post here.

Beetroot Juice

There is no single elixir for heart and blood vessel health, but a handful of juices lead the heart health pack in giving your cardiovascular system a

Taking Advantage of Jax Farmers Markets

Farmer's Markets Next time you’re at the grocery store, skip the produce aisle and try shopping at a farmer’s market instead. It’s the perfect family summer activity, and buying your fruits and vegetables directly from the source benefits you, local farmers and the community. Still not convinced? Here are some more

Guest Post from Nourish Juice Cafe: Juicing vs. Blending

Fresh fruits and vegetables can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. This summer, we are excited to introduce Kathleen from Nourish Juice Cafe as a guest blogger. Kathleen will be sharing her best tips on juicing, maintaining a healthy diet, and more.

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of managing conditions such as obesity, hypertension,

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

eat healthy while travellingWe all know one of the best parts of a vacation is trying new food. It’s always fun to splurge, but it is possible to eat food that is both delicious and good for you. Use these tips to eat healthy while traveling, and remember that the

Take the “Crash” Out of Dieting

thumb-Alsaghir_YoussefWhat’s in your fridge? Spring is a great time to take a closer look at your diet and make sure you’re getting the right nutrients, but the foods you eat can also impact your heart health. In this Q&A, Dr. Al-Saghir helps you eat your way to cardiovascular health!

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