Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Professional

Lisa Nelson RD, a registered dietitian since 1999, provides clients step-by-step guidance to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, so they can live life and enjoy their family for years to come. Because her own health is the foundation of her expertise, you can trust that Lisa will make it truly possible for you to see dramatic changes in your health, without unrealistic fads or impossibly difficult techniques. She can be found on Twitter @lisanelsonrd and Facebook at hearthealthmadeeasy.

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Credit: Thinkstock Attention snowbirds, holiday travelers, and people who just aren’t ready to ditch their flip-flops Fall and winter are not without their benefits. These times of the year afford brisk walks without the incessant need to slap away f...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Choline and Carnitine: Good or Bad for Heart Health?

Credit: Thinkstock Red meat is, of course, a rich source of protein, but questions about its contribution to heart disease and other ailments have many people wondering if they should reduce their consumption or even strike red meat from their diets ...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Selenium and Heart Disease

Credit: Thinkstock Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil and naturally present in many foods. The recommended dietary allowance for selenium is the same for men and women: 55 micrograms (mcg) daily for anyone 14 years of age or older. Selenium pl...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

High Salt Diet Impacts More Than Blood Pressure

Credit: Thinkstock If your blood pressure is normal, that does not mean you can ignore how much salt you consume. A high-salt diet leads to: Reduced functioning of the endothelium. The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels which mediates c...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Know Your Healthiest Holiday Cooking Fats and Oils

Credit: Thinkstock The holidays are the most fattening time of year for most Americans. We stock our kitchens with butter and oils, to prepare giant family feasts and holiday treats. We now know that it’s okay — even advised — to embrace a certain am...
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Eat More Dry Beans, Peas, and Lentils for Heart Health

Credit: Thinkstock Dry beans, peas, and lentils are an economical option for adding protein and nutrients to your diet. For instance, a 1-pound package costs an average of $0.15 per serving for dry beans and between $0.35 to $0.50 per serving, depend...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lower Your Cholesterol While Counting Carbs

Credit: Thinkstock Carbohydrate counting (a.k.a., “carb counting”) is often recommended for diabetics. However, when following a carb-counting diet, you also can make choices to promote lower cholesterol levels, which can reduce the risk of heart dis...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN