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Mediterranean Diet Month

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month, a chance to focus attention on one of the world's healthiest (and most delicious) diets.

In February, 2013, a major clinical trial was published in The New England Journal of Medicine showing a 30 percent risk reduction for heart attacks and strokes with the Mediterranean diet. In April, 2013, a second large scale study was published in Neurology that showed following the Mediterranean Diet was associated with lower risk of memory and cognitive impairment. With new evidence, this topic has been especially hot.

Sticking to your resolution during the big game

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunday is the biggest snacking day of the year and some reports estimate more than 1.24 billion wings will be eaten and 4.4 million pizzas will be ordered for the big game! It really is the championship of eating events!


I look forward to the big game every year, and I’ll admit it’s usually not because of the game, but the fun atmosphere of an eating event that goes on for hours. Most of us will indulge to some degree, so keep in mind this particular day eating is more of a marathon than a race!

How to make and keep New Year’s resolutions

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Did you know 40-45% of adults in the U.S. will make New Year’s resolutions this year? Usually resolutions involve some type of self-improvement or a change in health behaviors, like losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol use.

Did you know out of those who make resolutions, only 40-46% keep them? It’s time to take advantage of the New Year and make plans for change!

Heart Healthy Tips from a Dietitian

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Monday, February 27, 2012

I recently attended a Mayo Clinic sponsored seminar “Improving Your Heart Health”. Their cardiologist speakers had great information I want to share with you! Think of the last time you went to the gas pump and filled your tank. You watched gallon after gallon go in until it finally clicked off. Your heart is also a pump, similar to that gas pump. How many gallons do you think it pumps each day? 50? 500? It’s actually 2,000 gallons a day! What a huge job for one small organ that works constantly! Let’s have a heart to heart on hearts:


  • Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease.
  • More people die of heart disease than all forms of cancers.

The good news is heart disease is 80 – 90% preventable.

Tips from a dietitian for keeping New Year's resolutions

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Have you ever made New Year’s Resolutions that didn’t last very long? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, one survey reports 70% of people keep their resolutions into February and only 20% maintain their resolutions into June or longer.

We know what doesn’t work. If a diet plan offers results and promises that sound too good to be true, IT IS too good to be true. There are no diet miracles. There is no replacement for a healthy diet and exercise program, and there is no replacement for how good a healthy diet and exercise program makes you feel.

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