my thoughts on the dash diet

Happy Healthy Tuesday! It is cold and dreary here again in the Sunshine State. Today I want to talk about the DASH Diet. I will give my pros and cons. First the pros, and most of it is positive. The DASH Diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. I believe it was created […]

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It’s Your heart Attack! Dealing with difficult people

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday! As I complete my Mindfulness Certification it becomes more clear that the only way to deal with difficult people is to control our own responses. There are difficult people everywhere. I would say in the work environment is where you would encounter difficult people the most. But, it can also […]

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Eucalyptus!

My son got married recently and his wife had a bouquet of Eucalyptus flowers, it smelled delightful. This piqued my interest in the flowering plant and what an amazing plant it is. Not only is it beautiful to the eye, but also has lots of medicinal uses as well. Please remember that while plants seem […]

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Portion Distortion: Bacon

Bacon! Everybody loves bacon! A staple for breakfast in the USA, but is it healthy and are you consuming the proper portion size? I chose a popular bacon brand. I won’t share the name, but it is a common brand, non organic, and not low sodium or low fat. Before I talk about the portion […]

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Burger Fervor

OK, fervor may not be the correct word in this context, but it sounds cool, lol. August 27th is National Burger Day! Hamburgers are a huge part of the American food culture. But, apparently it is a global food item. The video below will show a quick and unique history of the Hamburger. If you […]

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Sweating on Sunday: 3 Mile Indoor Fitness Walk

If you are following along with the 2020 Walking Challenge, don’t forget you can share your weekly progress in the comments, or on my Facebook page.  Follow my stats on the FB page. Another quick post today as we are still doing tree clean up from the storm that roared through here Friday night.  Below […]

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Foodie Friday: Health Benefits of Pistachios

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!  For the first Foodie Friday of 2020, I will be talking about the very healthy Pistachio nuts. Pistachios are a tree nut with a green color that is rich in nutrients.  If you are Vegetarian or Vegan, they have almost 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup […]

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Love Your Heart: Stress and Hypertension

So, this is the third week of Love Your Heart month.  Heart health, and awareness should be at the top of your list.  For people with CKD, believe it or not Cardiac Disease is the top killer.  I put Stress, and Hypertension together in one post, because they very much go hand in hand.  I […]

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Foodie Friday, on Saturday

Well you know how it goes.  Friday was a crazy day, and I didn’t even turn my computer on. I do check my emails for any potential meet and greets, but that is on my phone.  So, for this week, Foodie Friday, is on Saturday.  Today I will talk about nutrition and Cardiac Disease, plus […]

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Exercise to Reduce Cardiac Risk

It is love your heart month, and heart health awareness.  Today, we will discuss exercise, and how it can reduce your risk for Cardiac disease, but also as it relates to people with CKD.  Remember, everyone is different, and for some people exercise may not reduce the risk.  Always ask your doctor before beginning an […]

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