Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Feb 13 2012
Heart Your Cart
With the month of February being heart month, it is a good time to do everything you can to show your families’ hearts some love! A healthy diet is one of your most powerful weapons in the fight against heart disease. Building a heart healthy d...
Feb 10 2012
"Going Green" is a buzz phrase you are hearing a lot from people trying to find ways to help protect our environment now and for future generations. You may have started to switch your lightbulbs, unplug appliances, recycle papers, cans, and bott...
Feb 10 2012
Prevent That Flu This Winter
With little boys ages 2 and 4, I try to do everything I can to prevent them for getting sick. They are bringing home other kid’s germs daily from school. If I can do everything in my power to build their immune systems, I can keep them healthy!...
Feb 08 2012
Super Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is probably the most well known vitamin of all. It is a water soluble vitamin that not only performs as an antioxidant, but also plays a part in various body functions such as: Maintaining and re...
Feb 06 2012
Prevent Heart Disease--One Day at a Time!
Heart disease is the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States and most countries. Diet plays such an important role in the development of major risk factors of heart disease including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, ...
Feb 01 2012
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US? Surprising right? But actually, it’s a fact that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease causes one in three deaths each year ...
Jan 30 2012
Live Fruitfully in 2012
It’s a well known fact that people should aim to get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, however few of us do. Fruit is one of my favorite things to snack on or to accompany my meals as it provides numerous health benefits inc...
Jan 27 2012
Fact or Fad?
The weight loss industry makes billions and billions of dollars every year telling us that by eating only bacon and eggs, grapefruit, or cabbage, we will get the body of our dreams. Fad diets are weight loss plans that promise dramatic results....
Jan 25 2012
Do I Need a Sports Drink During Exercise?
Water is always an excellent choice for hydration; however sports drinks do have their place with athletes or with recreational gym goers. Today’s commercial drinks, such as PowerAde and Gatorade, incorporate electrolytes and carbohydrates wit...
Jan 23 2012
Super Nutrient of the Week: The Health Benefits of Proanthocyanidins
Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are common, painful, and disruptive infections that most often occur in women. No woman wants them and every woman wants to do everything to prevent them. It has always been a common thought that drinking cranb...