Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD

Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD's Blog

  • Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure

    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uncovered that not only do approximately 67 million American adults have high blood pressure but also more than half of them aren't controlling it properly with medication and lifestyle changes....Full Post
  • The Freshman 15 is a myth, but the Graduation Gain isn't

    The incoming college freshman class may be relieved to know that research to support the Freshman 15 is rather slim and that a 15-pound weight gain is not a given. In fact, some research suggests that the Freshman 15 is a myth as weight gain didn’t occur at all or...Full Post
  • 10 foods that naturally whiten and brighten your smile

    As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” But when it comes to healthy teeth, “you are what you chew.” According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) certain foods naturally cleanse, brighten, and defend against bacteria that can harm your

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  • The sweet secret about soda, sugar, and obesity

    In an attempt to harness Americans’ obesity epidemic, the banning or taxing of sugary beverages has become the talk of the town. New York City Mayor Bloomberg made headlines by proposing to restrict the sale of gigantic sizes of soda available in the Big

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  • Would you buy Mickey Mouse produce?

    Mickey and friends may soon be coming to a produce aisle near you.

    Recently, the Walt Disney Company became the first major media company to introduce new nutritional standards for food advertising pitched towards kids on their television, radio, and online

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  • Produce on the cheap: Local farmers' markets (Part 2)

    This blog is Part 2 of a 2-part series about obtaining locally grown food to stretch your produce food dollar. If you missed Part 1 focusing on growing a garden in your backyard for fresh produce on the cheap, click here. This week’s blog will focus on utilizing

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  • Produce on the Cheap: Locally Grown Food (Part I)

    The USDA recommends that we consume a minimum of 4½ cups of fruits and veggies daily. Unfortunately, since food prices are expected to rise about 3 percent this year (ouch!), affording this much fresh produce daily could be a tad challenging for some of

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  • Eat to Beat Wrinkles & More

    Kicking off with Mother’s Day, this week is National Women’s Health Week coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The theme of the week is “It’s Your Time” to remind women to make their health a top priority.

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  • The Key to Longevity: Eat Mediterranean-Style

    May is National Mediterranean Diet Month.

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    Why should we devote an entire month to eating a Mediterranean-style diet? Because the research that backs up the health advantages of

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  • New Study: Sleep More, Eat Less

    Do you routinely get less than 8 hours of sleep nightly? Are you also having trouble managing your weight? If so, the two could be connected, according to new research.

    At last week’s American Heart Association’s scientific meeting in San Diego, California,...Full Post