Month: November 2012

Is trans fat still bad if it comes from natural sources?

Do you know how much trans fat you consume in one day?  Here is a great article on trans fat. Ask the RD: Is trans fat still bad if it comes from natural sources? Answer Most people have heard the health warnings about trans fats. They raise LDL (artery-clogging) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, […]

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Top 10 Lifestyle Strategies to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

  Are you at risk for getting alzheimer’s?  Here are some strategies that should help you prevent this terrible disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause Currently, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s and […]

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Food Journals Can Help Women Lose Weight

  If you are trying to lose weight, have you thought about using a food journal? It’s not exactly a new strategy for aiding weight loss, but if you aren’t currently using food journals to shed pounds, recent research suggests that perhaps you should be.   Scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center summarized […]

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