Today we're taking an excerpt from one of our most popular PowerPoint shows and bringing you the basics of cholesterol education. Learn about the types of cholesterol, the health risks it can pose, and ways to reduce your cholesterol levels...
Apple A Day Savings Add Up!
It's not too late to celebrate Apple Month! We’ve all heard about the effects of an apple a day on the proximity of doctors, but did you ever stop to think about the actual ramifications of eating an apple a day? This single small decision, over the course of...
Themes for nutrition classes, presentations, and wellness fairs
Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
Prizes and Incentives for Nutrition Classes, Wellness Fairs, Employee Wellness Programs
Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
Failure to Reduce Salt Intake Cuts Life Expectancy
Worldwide hypertension is the #1 risk factor for earlier mortality in middle-aged and older adults. Data from the NHANES surveys suggests the sodium intake of Americans has been increasing since the 1980s. Certainly the average salt content of processed foods is not going down in the US, despite growing evidence that excessive salt intake is the #1 cause of increasing blood pressure with age and the development of hypertension.
Evaluating Health Claims in the Media
It seems like every day there is a new health claim, superfood, or "surefire diet trick" that is making headlines across the U.S. But how many of these claims are actually supported by the science they're discussing? That's a surprisingly tricky question to answer. To help you navigate the health news minefield, Dr. James J Kenney debunks a few of the latest stories...
Blood Pressure 101
Want to learn the basics of blood pressure but aren't sure where to start? Check out this post, which puts all the information you need in a simple, engaging format. Learn about what's normal, what's not, and how to improve blood pressure today!
Cuckoo for Coconuts?
This week, we'll be reviewing a variety of the health claims about coconuts and coconut oil. Are they wonderfoods or saturated fat bombs? Do they promote good health or harm it? We'll begin the discussion with an article by Dr. James J. Kenney, who debunks a few coconut health...