Foods to eat for a healthier heart

Put your best fork forward – eating your way to a healthier heart

Cardiovascular disease now affects nearly half of all American adults. But did you know that one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal in the fight against heart disease is actually your fork? What you choose to eat every day plays a big role in your heart health and can impact your risk for…

exercise to manage Type 2 diabetes

Get moving to help manage your Type 2 diabetes

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the way the body utilizes glucose (sugar), which is the essential fuel our body needs to function and survive. Insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas, is necessary to help deliver glucose to our cells.…

Drug interactions with foods, grapefruit

Be aware of potential food and drug interactions

By Helaine Krasner MS, RDN, CDN Many people are not aware that the safety and effectiveness of certain medications can be impacted not only by when they are taken but what they are taken with. Certain food components can either decrease absorption, thus decreasing effectiveness of a medication, or can affect how easily the body…

cooking with essential oils

Spice up your cooking with essential oils

By Linda Folken, RDN, CDN, CHC-ACE While cooking methods often depend on diet and personal preferences, there are several benefits to using essential oils in cooking. Not only will essential oils provide any meal with a powerful flavor, but they also provide a natural way to flavor food and can offer convenience when fresh ingredients…