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.

If you’d like to learn more about the DASH diet and Dr. Hensrud’s Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet (and see what I had to say too!) read Ms. Adams’ interesting, well-written article.

And a shout-out and thanks to reader Maureen Malloy, who posted a comment on Going Lo-Co after reading Ms. Adams’ article. She questioned why I have a recipe posted that uses full-fat milk to make homemade yogurt. Her question was a good one—and I’ve updated that blog post, Tangy, Healthy, Homemade Yogurt, to include some more facts and a nutritional label. The reason I’ve included it on the recipe page is because homemade yogurt is a real food that’s not processed—and it delivers a lot of protein and calcium with low sodium and no added sugars, with just 3 grams of saturated fat. So although the recipe uses full-fat milk and yogurt (which is why it has 3 grams of saturated fat) frankly, it’s heart-healthier than some store-bought yogurts and a better choice than a typical sandwich.

I hope you enjoy Ms. Adams’ informative article!

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