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May is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Here are 4 things you can do each week of May to learn to eat less sodium. 1. Can the canned sodium - start watching the sodium content on all canned goods. Look for items that are low-no sodium. They contain 5%...
 
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The average life expectancy of Americans has been increasing as long as good statistics have been available to measure it. Sadly, some experts now believe this upward trend is about to reverse thanks in large part to the modern diet.1 Modern highly-refined and processed foods full of salt along...
 
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On May 15, 2001, the National Cholesterol Education Panel (NCEP) issued significant new clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and treatment of high cholesterol levels in adults. This is the first major update of the NCEP guidelines since 1993. An executive summary of the Third Report of the NCEP Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and ... New Cholesterol Guidelines
 
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Olive oil may have a positive impact on blood lipid levels, but some evidence shows that excess amounts in the diet may cause the progression of atherosclerosis. Most people think that olive oil and other high mono-unsaturated fats (MUFAs) would be heart-healthy additions to their diets. If you are...
 
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in...