High Blood Pressure
Tuesday, Aug 25th 2009
Back in May, I wrote about my blood pressure, which started to climb (just like my mother's did) when I hit my 50s, despite a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.
Sometimes, heredity speaks louder than actions. Sigh.
Friday, Jul 31st 2009
A lot is always developing and changing in the field of health -and in our everyday rushed lives, it's impossible to keep up with all the news. So, in my attempt to catch at least some of the most interesting events, here's a quickie of some of the latest.
Monday, Jun 08th 2009
What did you do this past weekend? One of the highlights of my weekend was attending a dog show. After a week full of rain the sun finally came out here in Connecticut - and the weekend weather turned out to be absolutely perfect. But it wasn't only the sunshine that put me in such a good, relaxed mood. It was the dogs.
Monday, May 11th 2009
When my formerly very low blood pressure started to climb a bit too high (just as my mother's did when she was in her 50s), my doctor recommended The DASH Diet. Now, this healthy diet has been found to also ward off another health risk.
Tuesday, Dec 16th 2008
Are foods labeled "low-fat" really that good for you? When they come in the form of fruits and veggies, I say Mangia! But, it might be wise to take a closer look at the prepackaged items in your shopping cart. A recent report from Consumer Reports found that lower-fat foods can have pretty steep levels of sodium, including unlikely items such as Kellogg's Raisin Bran (350 mg a cup), Friendship 1% low-fat cottage cheese (360 mg), Twizzlers Black Licorice Twists (four have 200 mg), Aunt Jemima Original Pancake and Waffle Mix (200 mg a pancake), Heart Healthy V8 vegetable juice (480 mg) and even the Caesar salad from McDonald's has 890 mg of sodium.