A Cholesterol-Lowering Approach to Food and Exercise

Easy and Delicious Sheet Pan Salmon

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I roast Arctic Char (a great substitute for salmon) and Brussels Sprouts often, and always use two separate sheet pans. But it can be a hassle to trim and then halve fresh Brussels Sprouts and sometimes there’s not enough room in the oven. So a New York Times recipe for Roasted Salmon and Brussels Sprouts with Citrus-Soy Sauce caught my attention because the thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts roast along with (and under) the fish, all in one pan.

As I am not familiar with the recipe author, Ali Slagle, I was a little leery. Especially because I (daringly…brazenly…stupidly?) decided to try it for the first time when friends were coming for dinner.

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Adventures In Plant-Based Eating

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Have you heard of Veganuary?

No? I hadn’t either. So here’s a definition, from the Collins Dictionary: “Veganuary. (Noun) An annual event that encourages non-vegans to adopt a vegan diet during the month of January.”

Since its inception in 2014, more than half a million people in 178 countries have signed up for Veganuary, pledging to eat vegan in January. Why? In their post, Why Veganuary Is the Perfect New Year’s Resolution for Reducing Your Impact in 2020, Greenmatters explains that, “Eating plant-based has a significantly lower environmental impact than any other diet, including a vegetarian,

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How (And Why) To Take Your Blood Pressure

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Hypertension (high blood pressure) increases heart disease risk. Yet the CDC reports in Are You Wrong About Your Blood Pressure, that 1 in 6 Americans has hypertension and doesn’t realize it. Like high cholesterol, hypertension has no symptoms. So if you have an elevated risk of heart disease (because of high cholesterol) and don’t know your blood pressure, your risk of heart disease may be even higher than you realize.

That’s why it’s vital for anyone with high cholesterol—or other heart disease risk factors—to monitor their blood pressure. In High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure Raise Heart Disease Risk,

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Easy, delicious chicken dinner—for weeknights or company!

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Recently I was both intrigued and a bit leery of an Alison Roman recipe I discovered in People magazine. Millions love Ms. Roman’s recipes, but I sometimes do not have good luck with them. But this one—this one is a game changer.

I made Alison Roman’s One-Pot Chicken with Caramelized Lemons for the first time for a guest—not usually a good plan. Not only that, it was on a Sunday evening after we’d been traveling all weekend, so I was tired, to boot.  But he’s a close friend so I figured if the dinner was a bust, we’d just order pizza.

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Going Lo-Co interviewed for Washington Post article!

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Journalist Jill U. Adams recently interviewed me for a Washington Post article about the role food plays in managing health.

Her article was just published: Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs. The article’s opening line and premise mirror the Going Lo-Co philosophy: “If you have a chronic health condition—and about 60 percent of Americans live with at least one—you can use food to help manage your problem.”

Also interviewed were Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Donald Hensrud and registered dietician Marla Heller. Both have published books about the role diet plays in managing health.

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