3 simple swaps to promote heart health

The sudden influx of heart-shaped decorations, balloons, cards and candy has hopefully served as a reminder to ask yourself what you’re doing to improve your heart health. February is American...

Picking the Best Diet for the New Year

It’s January, and polls show that the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Even if you didn’t make a resolution, there’s still a good chance you’re hoping to lose the few...

5 steps to safer summer grilling

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. Summer is finally upon us here in Portland, and for many of us, that means firing up the grill. Grilling is a great way to prepare meals—no added fat, the kitchen...

Mediterranean diet for heart health

You may have read about a recent Spanish study (published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine) touting the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in the prevention of cardiovascular disease....

Eat right, your way, every day: National Nutrition Month

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. Some people celebrate the holidays in December, but dietitians tend to get excited about March—it’s National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Eat...

How to eat produce in the winter

By Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D. As we settle into winter here in the Pacific Northwest, a common complaint I hear from my patients is the lack of appealing fresh produce this time of year. Are you...