Category Archives: Dementia

Unusual pairings make for a delicious and healthy salad

I arrived home from a 14 hour day to find that my neighbor had left a container of this delicious salad on my door step (how lucky am I?).  Red cabbage and pistachios, an unusual but really tasty pairing.  Cabbage … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ab Flab

Samantha Heller MS RD Spare tire.  Middle aged spread.  Pot belly.  Love handles.  Muffin top.  Ab flab.  All these playful terms are what the medical profession calls abdominal obesity or central obesity.  Unfortunately abdominal obesity is anything but fun.  In … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

By Samantha Heller MS RD Is red meat, processed meat and foods containing saturated fat really as unhealthy as they say?   The answer is no.  The fact is red and processed meats and saturated fat are far worse for … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Your Health: A Slippery Slope*

*Adapted from: GET SMART: SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER & OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH [The Johns Hopkins University Press] Samantha Heller MS RD Alcohol makes you drunk, causes wicked hangovers and many regrets.  It is addictive. According … Continue reading

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My Mom Has Dementia

Samantha Heller MS RD My Mom, who will be 91 in a few weeks, has dementia. It feels weird sharing that information with people, still, after more than three years, but less weird than it used to. I know many … Continue reading

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