Eating fresh from local farms
May18

Eating fresh from local farms

Spring has arrived with early access to eating local.  We survived the winter by consuming tasteless fruits and vegetables shipped too many miles to still please the palate. But a new day is dawning. We’re already indulging in the sweetness of freshly-picked strawberries from local farms and soon we’ll cut into crisp cucumbers and slice through juicy, ripe tomatoes. When people tell me that they don’t like fruits and vegetables, I ask...

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The #1 Diet for a Longer, Healthier Life
Jun05

The #1 Diet for a Longer, Healthier Life

Introducing a Medical Miracle What if we told you there was a way to extend your lifespan by delaying or completely preventing the types of chronic illness that lead to an early death? Would you assume we were talking about an experimental wonder drug, or maybe some type of expensive treatment only available overseas? If so, you’d be wrong. The real answer is much simpler, safer, and more affordable than that, and you can find it at...

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A Plate of Many Colors: Red Foods
Feb22

A Plate of Many Colors: Red Foods

A Plate of Many Colors In an earlier post, we introduced the Plate of Many Colors, a concept to help guide you in making smart, healthy nutrition choices. The point is to move away from BROWN—the color of fried foods and other fast-food fare—and open your eyes, your mind, and your mouth to a more colorful array of foods including RED foods. As promised, we’re continuing our series on colorful nutrition with today’s post all about...

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50 Foods Low In Potassium
Nov22

50 Foods Low In Potassium

If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you have probably seen the federal guidelines for sodium but perhaps not for potassium. The current recommendation from the Institutes of Medicine is 4700 mg per day for people over age 14 with normal kidney function. Most dietitians will tell you that potassium is a critical mineral for proper functioning of some cells in the body such as muscles and nerves. The good news is that potassium...

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17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor
Sep23

17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor

Are you “kidney conscious”? Because of what the Institutes of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health tell us, we all (especially people over 50) need to pay attention to kidney health.  One of the most important ways to be kidney conscious is to maintain a healthy weight.  Why?  Because one of the primary associations with Type 2 Diabetes is obesity.  Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure lead to kidney damage when they are...

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Debunking Diabetes Myths: Part 2
May17

Debunking Diabetes Myths: Part 2

By The Registered Dietitians at 2 Your Health This is Part 2 in a series.  See Part 1 here. Diabetes Myth: If a food is high on the glycemic index scale like bananas, pasta, and potatoes, I can’t have it. Fact: Remember, here at 2 Your Health, we truly believe that “all foods can fit.” Bananas are rich in vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, and fiber. Yes, they are high on the glycemic index (with a...

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