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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Health Professional

Lisa Nelson RD, a registered dietitian since 1999, provides step-by-step guidance to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, so you can live life and enjoy your family for years to come. Lisa's passion for health comes from her own family history of heart disease, so she doesn't dispense trendy treatments; Lisa practices what she teaches in her own daily life.  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.

Latest by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Understanding the Variables That Predict Heart Disease

Reports from cholesterol lab tests cover a lot of ground. But what does it all mean?

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Why Eating Flavonoids Daily Will Help Lower Blood Pressure

Flavonoids, also referred to as bioflavonoids, are a type of antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages. The average dietary intake of flavonoids ranges between 50 to 800 mg per day, which is quite high compared to other dietary a...

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Garlic Powder vs. Garlic Salt: Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

Your daily intake of salt has a direct impact on your blood pressure. For some individuals who are salt sensitive the impact on blood pressure levels is even greater. There are many dietary changes you can make that will reduce your sodium intake and ...

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Can Raspberries Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol?

These power berries are high in fiber, low in calories, and provide benfits for cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Why Lean Pork Might Be Best for Lowering Blood Pressure

Confused on what to put on your plate? Promote heart health by incorporating these meats in your diet.

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How Fast Should Your Heart Rate Lower After Exercise?

Your heart rate can tell you a lot about your fitness level. How quickly your heart rate returns to normal after activity may be an indicator of your heart fitness. Normal resting heart rate According to the National Institute of Health, average rest...

HIIT, Heart Health and Weight Loss

Will High-Intensity Interval Training Increase Weight Loss?

Squeeze in your daily cardio with HIIT to exercise smarter, not longer.

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Healthy Snacking Tips For Type 2 Diabetes

When you have type 2 diabetes, healthy snacking can help you manage your blood sugar. Learn these secrets for snacking healthy, even on the go.

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Top Heart-Healthy Potassium-Rich Foods

Potassium is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more potassium to your meals.

Almonds in a banana smoothie.
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How Adding Nuts to Your Diet Can Improve Afib Symptoms

Nuts are rich in healthy fat, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein, and just one single serving per day can significantly help protect your heart.