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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD April 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. For those of you who don’t want […]

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Healthy Holiday: Cranberry Artichoke Stuffing

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD November 16, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving! It is probably the most food-focused holiday there is, so it seems appropriate that this week we talk about a favorite side dish…stuffing! Who doesn’t love stuffing? All those mushy carbs soaked in fat. Yum! OK, yes, stuffing is delicious but it can also be very unhealthy. One website published […]

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Low sodium: No salt doesn't have to mean no flavor

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD August 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

Have you been told that you need to follow a low sodium diet, or watch your salt/sodium intake? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (this is equal to 1 teaspoon). Eating too much sodium puts you at risk for developing serious medical conditions, […]

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Healthy BBQ Party Foods

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD June 17, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

Summer is a time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the BBQ! In my family, summer is also about planning for our 4th of July party between the parade and fireworks.  What better excuse to invite over friends and family than a barbecue cook out?  It’s a time to get out all […]

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Natural Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD May 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

“My doctor told me I have high blood pressure, what do I do now?” Well, the good news is that what you eat makes a difference, and there are natural, healthy alternatives to reducing your numbers. Here are three healthy alternatives to lowering your blood pressure through a proper diet: Eat less salt. A high-sodium […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 30, 2016 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. By the way, the FDA is proposing […]

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"MOM, What's for Dinner?"-3 Steps for Easy Meal Planning

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD October 22, 2015 0 Comments General Health

I love food because, well, I am a dietitian and I think part of my job description says something like “Must love food.” On the other hand, I hate food because I struggle every day with what to make for dinner. My husband seems to survive on meat and potatoes which doesn’t model well for […]

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