Peach and Apricot Slurpee

* 1 5 1/2-ounce can apricot nectar, chilled * 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced * 1 1/2 cups crushed ice * 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice * 1 1/2 cups carbonated […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 10

Your Diet and Type 2 Diabetes continued What Is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) as its most prominent feature. During intestinal digestion, carbohydrates and proteins are […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 9

Your Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Diet and diabetes are inextricably linked. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which you stop producing your own insulin, which helps your body utilize the food you […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 8

Osteopenia and osteoporosis continued • Restrict caffeine consumption in your diet to less than 300 mg per day. Depending on brewing methods, the average cup (8 oz.) of coffee contains between 115 and 175 mg […]

How many calories have you burned today?

Here is a handy little interactive calculator for common daily activities:

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 7

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 7 Prevent Osteopenia and osteoporosis Continued from Part 6 The following recommendations are a summary of the major research that has been carried out on what you can do to […]

Healthy Weight Calculator

Here is a handy online tool to help you calculate your Body Mass index (BMI) so you can determine your optimal healthy weight.

Your Diet and Disease Prevention Part 6

Your Diet and Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Osteopenia, or early stage osteoporosis, means poverty of bone. Osteoporosis means porous bone, or bones with holes in it. Osteoporosis is a disease which starts in middle age, and […]

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

Johns Hopkins Heart Health Alerts Presents Updated Guidelines In a recent Johns Hopkins Heart Health Alert, Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., Director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins, outlines […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 5

Your Diet and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High blood pressure can lead to stroke, which is the #2 cause of long-term disability in the US. It can lead to circulatory issues, and erectile dysfunction. The […]

Your Diet and Disease Prevention Part 4

Heart health guidelines continued • Opt for fat-free and low-fat dairy products. Also choose lean meats in place of higher-fat cuts. The leanest cuts of meat are loin, flank, and round. • Get at least […]