| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:58 PM
School has started, old friends reunited, new friends being made. Now its time to get into the swing of things and put our minds and bodies into gear. Our minds need plenty of rest to remain focused, but also need good nutrition too.
A good balanced...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:32 AM
High blood pressure is easy to diagnose, but many people who have it are unaware.
More than two-thirds of the people who have hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, do not have it under control, according to a study by the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables.
Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
| Sep 15, 2012
Every couple of years a food or beverage is crowned with what nutrition experts call a "health halo." Some of the foods — wild salmon, blueberries, flax seeds — deserve it. But others gain status for no apparent reason. Acai berry, anyone? It'...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:56 PM
You're in the majority if your definition of leafy greens is limited to salads made with iceberg lettuce. The good news is that there are many other leafy greens, which are nutrition powerhouses low in sodium, high in fiber.
Kale is a versatile leafy...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Many years ago, my husband and I did a long, sweaty and grueling guided hiking trip in the Caribbean. At the end of the hike, the guide whipped out a machete, whacked a coconut in two, and passed the thing around, encouraging us to drink the water that...
| Aug 15, 2012
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Amy Reed weighs in on coconut drinks....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Nearly every type of lemonade is packed with sugar, and those that aren’t can be filled with artificial sweeteners. Fortunately for those who crave an ice-cold glass of lemonade, we’ve got a few recipes you’ll love, from homemade...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:03 AM
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Six Additions to Your Diet
Dark Leafy Greens
Think kale, spinach, broccoli, etc. Contain calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc, as well as vitamins A,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:09 AM
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...