Eat Your Berries for Long-lasting Heart Health

Berries for Heart Health

Berries have long been my secret weapon for natural health. These tart and juicy, yet slightly sweet fruits are fun to eat for snacks on the go and their vibrant colors make juices, smoothies, salads and baked goods enticing for the whole family.

The Skinny on Fatty Foods and Breast Cancer

Fatty Foods and Breast Cancer

Fat intake and breast cancer has been an ongoing hot button issue full of conflicting research, strong opinions and controversy.  Part of the “flip-flopping” surrounding expert dietary recommendations regarding fats and breast cancer stem from the fact that the nutrition science and research on this subject is evolving.  Early studies looking at population data suggested […]

Prevent Hypertension and Maintain a Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) or secondary. 90-95% of cases are termed primary hypertension, no medical cause can be found while secondary hypertension (5-10% of cases) is caused by other health conditions that […]

Red Meat May Be More Harmful Than You Think


Interesting research coming out of Harvard School of Public Health this week shows a link between daily consumption of red meat and serious illness, including cancer and heart disease.  The risk goes up when the red meat in question is highly processed.  Think: Steak vs. Hot Dogs. Robert Bazell, NBC’s chief science and medical correspondent, […]

Have A Heart Healthy Month!


This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day to show that special someone how much you love and appreciate them. Coincidentally, Valentine’s Day happens every February which is also known as Heart-Health month in the U.S. These two events are a good reminder for us to think about our own hearts as well those of […]