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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for heart disease. But what are the risk factors for hypertension? Understanding the causal pathway is intricate. There are many non-controllable, like genetics, age, sex, and race or ethnicity. But there are far...

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I’m stressed, let’s eat.

Stress eating. Bored eating. Mindless eating. Emotional eating. We've all been there. And hey, there's no shame in that. Food scientifically brings us pleasure. When we eat we are smacked in the face with dopamine. Certain crunchy foods *ahem chips* can release...

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PEEPin’ on peer pressure

For many of us, this is a large holiday weekend, and really a month! Regardless of if you're observing Easter, Ramadan, Passover, or any holiday or observation this month, this blog serves as a good reminder. Instead of repeating holiday-centered content, I wanted to...

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It’s okay to be “bad”

Let's face it. We've all said it. Maybe it was after a weekend of drinking. Maybe it was after traveling. Maybe it was after a night out with ice cream, pizza, and onion rings(in that order). We start to experience guilt, shame, remorse, discomfort and think,"I was so...

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What women want?

Let's talk about what we need! Okay, so for sooooo many things in the health world, we preach "eat a well-balanced diet". And, sure, well-balanced for both men and women should be pretty standard, but there are some key differentiators with female compared to male...

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Beans beans…

... they're good for your heart. But there are many more foods out there that are too! As February is American Heart Month and and National Cancer Prevention Month, this post is all about foods that support heart health and have antioxidant properties. But first, how?...

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Whose house?

You tell me. No, this is not a Super Bowl post, but it is super important. Perhaps you've heard the saying of "treat your space like it's your house". Well, let's face it, not all of our houses look the same. Maybe a better reference would be, "treat it like you're...

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Super Bowl Eats!

It's Super Bowl Weekend and you may already be dreaming of the beers, grilled meats, and cheesy dips galore. For some, the Super Bowl is remnant of a major holiday. "But Ashlyn, it IS a holiday!". I hear you. I respect your traditions. I encourage the celebrations....

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What makes a good habit?

This is a bit of sneak peak into the content that I've been discussing with my 8 week nutrition cohort. As someone with a background in Public Health, I've always been interested in the social determinants of health. How do our landscapes, opportunities, communities,...

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How to eat

I must admit, this entire post was inspired by this podcast. If you haven't heard of Rebel Eater's Club, it's an in-depth look at how diet culture came about, including weight-based discrimination. This post really isn't about the systemic issues of diet culture that...

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Staying healthy over the holidays

We’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. Although some holidays like Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are behind us, we still have many on the horizon like Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year. And guess what? I’m going to present you with some unpopular “staying...

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Balancing abundance with preservation

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are surrounded by abundance. Abundance of family, friends, joy, stress, shopping, decorations, and food. While we can’t control how many kids cousin Tommy decided to have, or stop one of said kids from making a human paper...

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