Category: Nutrition

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BHTV #9 – Flaxseed: Little Seed, Big Potential!

It seems like flaxseed is popping up everywhere these days.  You find it in breads, cereals, baked goods, bars, drinks and even vitamin supplements.  Flaxseed is definitely gaining popularity among health focused consumers who are adding flaxseed to their diets. So, does that mean flaxseed is the new miracle food?  Well, today I am going […]

Omega-3's and Omega-6's: Strike A Balance!
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Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s: Strike A Balance!

In the last few years, you have probably seen countless headlines extolling the virtues of omega-3 fatty acids and their role in a healthy diet.  So, why is everyone raving about omega-3’s? Why are omega-3 fatty acids important? Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are needed in every cell of our bodies to […]

BH4BP #58 - I Love Nuts!
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BH4BP #58 – I Love Nuts!

I am a huge fan of nuts!  They are wonderful either as a snack or as an ingredient in a delicious recipe.  I just love eating them in granola, cereal, salads or even on their own. And the good news is that nuts eaten in moderation can be part of a heart healthy diet. That […]

Does This Look Spoiled to You?
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Does This Look Spoiled to You?

It was midnight when Sarah pulled into her garage, jet lagged and hungry.  For what she paid for that round trip flight to Paris, she thought they could have included enough food to keep her from feeling like she was slowly starving to death.  And just her luck, by the time the plane landed, the […]

BH4BP #57 -  Listener Q&A Special #2
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BH4BP #57 – Listener Q&A Special #2

I received a lot of feedback about the First Q&A show 7 weeks ago.  Since it was so well received, I’m bringing you another one today.  I’m planning to continue putting out one of these Q&A shows every month or two, as long as I keep getting lots of excellent questions.  I love answering the […]

Eggs: Can I Eat Them?
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Eggs: Can I Eat Them?

Jared loved eggs.  In fact, he loved them so much that he had one in his sandwich every day.  It made his sandwiches taste just that much better. But then he read an article that said eggs were a high cholesterol food that could contribute to higher cholesterol and heart disease. Since his father died […]

Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?
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Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?

Danny was a college freshman who was having a hard time getting girls to notice him. Since the bodybuilder types seemed to get all the attention, Danny decided that he was going to bulk up.  He knew that in order to do that, he was going to need to eat a lot more protein.  So, […]

Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!
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Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!

Summer is in full swing and the heat is on!  Despite the relentless heat, many families head to the park to picnic. When the meal is over, the last thing eaten is often a sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. That is because watermelon is such a great fruit for the occasion.  Each bite seems to […]

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BHTV #6 – Skipping Breakfast: Don’t Do It!

Most of us are taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But it is estimated that about 1 out of 4 adults usually skips breakfast.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of people to me! That is why I’m dedicating this show to convincing the 25% […]

Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype
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Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype

A few years ago, if someone had asked if you had heard of açaí, you probably would have said “Huh? What’s that?” But today açaí is mentioned everywhere.  We are bombarded with products with açaí in them everywhere we turn. It is found in juices, ice creams, smoothies, beauty products, dietary supplements, liquors and the […]

You Can Eat Dessert!
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You Can Eat Dessert!

Laura decided to swear off desserts for what seemed like the 100th time.  She had struggled to beat her weakness for sweets for years. Unfortunately, whenever she deprived herself of desserts, she craved them even more and ended up binging later.  Laura desperately wanted to eat healthy, but her inability to conquer her sweet tooth […]

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BHTV #4 – Going Bananas!

I love bananas!  I know many of you feel the same way because bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States.  In fact, Americans consume, on average, about 25 pounds per person every year.  No wonder grocery stores make sure they are available all year round.  But not only are bananas tasty, they […]

Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!
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Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!

Alan’s annual work physical went pretty well.  He passed all the tests with flying colors, except for his blood cholesterol levels.  His LDL (bad cholesterol) was slightly high and his HDL (good cholesterol) was lower than normal.  Not wanting to go the medication route right away, Alan’s doctor recommended that he improve his diet and […]

Trim the Fat!
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Trim the Fat!

After listening to “Being Healthy for Busy People” podcasts for a few months, Stan realized that his daily fat intake was way too high.  He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy who enjoyed his steak, eggs, whole milk and greasy snack foods.  Even though he thought it might be a tough transition to […]

Cream In Your Coffee?
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Cream In Your Coffee?

It had been one of those days.  Aaron had been unfocused and unproductive all morning.  Thinking that a short break might help, he headed to the break room and poured himself a tall cup of coffee. After stirring in three tablespoons of French vanilla non-dairy creamer, he took a sip.  He smiled.  He never could […]

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