A few prunes a day may keep the doctor away.  That is what the latest findings from Florida State University suggest when it comes to bone health and osteoporosis prevention.   Researchers discovered that postmenopausal women who consumed dried plums daily, as compared to a control group who ate dried apples daily showed an increase in […]

Holiday Weight Gain - Get the facts

With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving upon us, and Christmas and Hannukah right around the corner, we’re right in the thick of the seasonal indulgence marathon.  Ironically, the magazines that publish decadent photos of gooey pecan pies, rich chocolate treats and festive holiday cocktails are the same ones that warn us about the perils of overindulgence […]

Salt reduction and heart health tend to go hand-in-hand. When we talk about ways to maintain a healthy diet for cardiovascular disease prevention with our doctors, laying off the salt is a recurrent theme. Hypertension is estimated to affect 65 million Americans, yet we continue to over-consume sodium.  According to a recent study, this may […]