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Mid-Summer is Time to Enjoy More Awesome Heart Healthy Allium Veggies!

August 10th, 2015

By Dr. Janet Brill, Ph.D., RDN, FAND, LDN NABBW’s Associate for Healthy Heart Lifestyle You know that you should be eating vegetables every day, but did you know that you should try and get in allium vegetables on a regular basis? The allium family of veggies include onions, leeks, chives and garlic. What’s so awesome about allium veggies? Allium vegetables house a unique combination of polyphenols and sulfur-containing nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. They also reduce inflammation and prevent loss of bone and... Read More

Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease

June 2nd, 2011

Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease Author:  Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN Website: www.preventasecondheartattack.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease – or you care about someone in that situation —  you will want to embrace this book which provides a simple, easy-to-follow lifestyle plan designed to help you live a longer, fuller life. Especially when Brill explains that research shows that just one year after diagnosis, the... 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