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LOVE YOUR HEART!

November 18th, 2011

LOVE YOUR HEART! 6 TIPS FOR PREVENTING HEART DISEASE By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert 1. Work with your doctor to learn your personal risk factors. 2. Take action to lower your “modifiable” risk factors: Lose weight if you are overweight (especially if you carry excess weight around the middle); Control your blood pressure if it\’s too high; and stop smoking if you\’re currently a smoker. 3. Eat a heart-healthy diet: Cut back on sodium intake and try and keep it to under 2400 mg/day (the amount of sodium in one teaspoon of salt). 4.... Read More

BEYOND WEIGHT WATCHERS: Does Weight Watchers Help You Prevent A Heart Attack?

October 25th, 2011

BEYOND WEIGHT WATCHERS: Does Weight Watchers Help You Prevent A Heart Attack? By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Weight Watchers (WW) has got to be doing something right. WW, now Weight Watchers International Inc., is the world\’s largest and most successful commercial weight loss program. It all began in 1961, when an overweight housewife named Jean Nidetch, living in Queens New York, organized small group meetings with her overweight friends to provide each other with mutual support and to, well, discuss weight loss. In 1963, Weight Watchers... Read More

For Weight Control, There\’s Only One Formula

September 13th, 2011

For Weight Control, There\’s Only One Formula By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert South Beach to Sonoma, eat every 3 hours or exercise for just 8 minutes: what\’s the best advice for a lifetime of weight control? You can\’t fit into your favorite pair of jeans and stepping on the scale is simply out of the question for fear of the psychological ramifications. It\’s time to take control of the situation and lose weight. Should you run to Barnes and Nobles to buy the latest diet book to solve your never-ending battle of the bulge?... Read More

CHOLESTEROL DOWN: YOU CAN DO IT!

July 7th, 2011

Eat from the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Young By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Cardiovascular disease, primarily heart attacks and stroke, is the #1 killer of American men and women and continues to occur in epidemic proportions, dwarfing all other causes of death including all types of cancer and diabetes). Here is an easy way to take charge of your heart health. Simply adding in 9 foods and a short walk to your day can significantly and quickly lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol level and decrease your risk of developing... Read More

Eat from the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Young

May 10th, 2011

Eat from the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Young By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert What is the secret of staying youthful and aging well? How can we best fight off the toll time takes on our bodies? What many people don’t realize in their quest for eternal youth is that the secret to staving off Father Time lies not so much in that shot of botox, bottle of supplements or on the plastic surgeon’s table but is much more dependent on what is being routinely served on your dinner plate. The most important step that you can take to... Read More

Red Yeast Rice: Not Your Best Bet for a Natural Statin Alternative

April 21st, 2011

Red Yeast Rice: Not Your Best Bet for a Natural Statin Alternative By Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Red yeast rice, or red yeast, is a substance produced naturally during the fermentation of the yeast Monascus purpureus by certain fungi that grow on rice. The medicinal use of red yeast rice dates back to a.d. 800, during the Tang dynasty in China, when red yeast rice was ingested primarily as a remedy for digestive ills. Present-day use of red yeast rice continues in Asia as both a culinary staple and for its healing properties. The deep red... Read More