The Heart of the DASH and Mediterranean Diets: Fruit and Vegetables

Some of the best fruit and vegetables are now in season. Here are some tips to help you make the best choices. The deepest colors are the healthiest. Paler shades are typically lower in nutrient density. Amazing how nature provides… Read More

Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, Omega-3 Booster, and More

Turmeric been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years-both for culinary and medicinal purposes. New research has revealed the wisdom behind this ancient practice, with turmeric shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties with possible benefits ranging from arthritis to… Read More

Low Carb vs Low Fat: Digging Deeper

Diet studies generally provoke a feeding frenzy among nutrition camps: every group chews off the parts of the results they like best (ie. those that support their previously held opinions). Let’s go behind the headlines to the actual study: Very… Read More

Truth in Olive Oil

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor of the Mediterranean diet, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. Guest contribution by Carol D’Anca MS, CNS, LDN: Olive oils’s  designation as a  “heart healthy oil” refers to it’s exceptional composition… Read More

Surprising Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

A Spoonful of Cinnamon Makes the Sugar Go Down –   Did you know that as little as 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower your blood sugar by 6% ? A great addition to oatmeal, cereals, yogurt… Read More

Foods that Fight High Blood Pressure

Sooner of later, high blood pressure is bound to sneak up. 50% of adults have it by age 60. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to depressurize with diet. BLUEBERRIES The deep purple of blueberries is the signature of… Read More

Bad News for Good Cholesterol

More confirmation that man-made logic can’t predict nature: The recent report that niacin failed to prevent vascular disasters when added to statins was yet another disappointment of drug induced attempts to boost HDL. There was good reason to expect that… Read More

Coconut Oil: Panacea or Poision?

Depending on where you look on the web, you can find either conclusion. Of course, the facts support some place in between-with some surprising twists in the story. Here is what is definitely known about coconut oil: The main saturated… Read More

Vegans and Protein

A plant based vegan diet is incredibly healthy, but one concern is ensuring adequate protein intake. Its easy to overestimate how much protein is in your diet. Requires some attention…and generally a lot of beans! Protein requirements vary (and are… Read More

Gaples Institute Initiates Harvard Nutrition Education Meeting

The Gaples Institute, along with a group of other top nutrition educators, previously authored a paper spotlighting the current deficiency of nutrition education in medical training. The next step, to change the status quo and infuse meaningful nutrition education into… Read More