Archive for the 'Mediterranean Diet' Category

Nov 11 2013

Wet Food – Dry Food Diet

Water Matters but Not the Way You Think   If your efforts to lose weight include drinking more water, that certainly won’t do any harm, but it might not be effective either. Increasing water is important to weight loss, but water needs to be contained within the food, not alongside it, to be most effective. [...]

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Jul 22 2013

Mediterranean Diet Patient Handout

The Mediterranean style of eating is a simple, delicious and healthful way of eating.  I created  a simple one page explanation of how to get started with suggested resources, and for visual learners a copy of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Pyramid .  For those of you in healthcare share it with your patients, [...]

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May 13 2013

Avocado Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fat,  rich in flavor and, also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals.  The total calories of an avocado (serving size 1/5 medium [30g/1oz]) is 50 per serving (35 calories from fat) or 250 calories for a whole avocado. In the recipe for Cabbage Slaw  below they replace [...]

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Apr 22 2013

Mediterranean Diet Prevents Heart Disease

    How exciting, a well designed study published in the New England Journal of Medicine strongly supports the Mediterranean diet for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study, done in Spain, included more than 7,000 participants. Other studies have looked at diet to lower cholesterol but this study was designed to assess [...]

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