Category Archives: Nutrition

Fat Intake and Heart Disease

How do you squeeze a heart? You clog its arteries with saturated fat. The link between heart disease and high fat intake is well known. Low density lipid levels come from eating lots of saturated fat. Remember, low density lipids … Continue reading

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Eating for Two: Nutrition during Pregnancy

You really are eating for two when you are pregnant. Every meal has an impact on the growing fetus and the energy needs of the mother. Nutrition is critical during all stages of pregnancy. Women who are malnourished during pregnancy … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Diabetes

When I was in graduate school, I completed a paper describing an educational plan to teach pregnant diabetics. My University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professor encouraged me to submit an abstract to the American Diabetes Association. I was so … Continue reading

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Eating for Three: Nutrition during a Multiple Pregnancy

My husband’s sister’s grandson’s wife is pregnant with twins and due to deliver any moment. She is at 38 weeks of her pregnancy. I can’t help but to compare her pregnancy with that of my mother’s when she was pregnant … Continue reading

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No salt diets

People with high blood pressure, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure, along with other conditions, may be asked to limit their salt. This involves more than the salt shaker. I grew up with cooking that did not involve adding salt … Continue reading

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