Eat Like the French for Better Health

Open the newspaper, turn on the radio or television, or read the magazine covers in the checkout line at the supermarket and you’ll be bombarded with tips and tricks for weight loss. Eat for your blood type, or only raw produce, or no carbs, or protein shakes, or powerhouse smoothies. Our country has a mind-boggling […]

For Heart-healthy Eating, Try Mediterranean

In early 2013, The New York Times reported on a scientific study that adds another bit of support to the link between a Mediterranean-style diet and heart disease prevention. Since the 1950s, we have known that people living in countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea — Southern Italy, Greece, Spain — have less heart disease […]

Who’s Who in Diets for Heart Health

You’ve just found out that you have heart disease, or heart disease risk factors, and you want to change the way you eat. Eating for better heart health does not involve just one type of diet – several different approaches can help reduce risk factors and lessen the likelihood of a heart attack or other […]

Your Cholesterol Level – More Than Just One Number

Ask your friend at a cocktail party about his cholesterol level, and you’ll likely get an instantaneous answer – 164. Ask his wife next to him, and she might look down and quietly murmur the number because she’s embarrassed that her cholesterol is higher than her husband’s. Many of us have our cholesterol number committed […]