Healthy Living - Tina Miller, R.D./Meijer Healthy Living Advisor

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Tina Miller, MS RD / Meijer Healthy Living Advisor

Read Tina’s weekly HEALTHY LIVING BLOG that includes recipes you hear about on the show and great healthy living tips!

Healthy Living Blog

 

Who Is Tina Miller?

Lucy Ann encountered Tina years ago at a local health fair, where Tina turned her on to the benefits of flax seed. Since then they have teamed up to bring you the best in health information.

Tina is a Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor for East Michigan and Northern Ohio. With over 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, her goals include providing you with simple steps to achieve and maintain good health, menus and recipes that are easy and enjoyable, and sound nutrition advice that is based on current and credible research.

Academics have played a significant role in her life and she is consistently reviewing and evaluating the most current nutrition research and food trends. She works to keep you informed, translating research findings into easy-to-use lifestyle tips.

Like you, family is at the center of her busy life. Tina and her family enjoy a variety of foods and believe in the positive power of foods. That is the impact our food choices have on our health and well-being. We explore whole foods, natural foods and organic foods as they relate to your health. Wishing you good health, naturally!

Visit www.meijerhealthyliving.com and click on “Tina’s Tips.”


Healthy Living Interviews

What Dad Really Needs This Father’s Day

This father’s day give your dad the gift of a sharp mind and body. Healthy eating can keep your body and mind sharp and extend quality of life.

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Eat Healthy to Reverse Early Alzheimer’s Disease

New research out of Temple University School of Medicine suggests that eating a healthy diet containing lower levels of methionine, can slow or even reverse the cognitive impairment associated with early Alzheimer’s disease.  Methionine is an amino acid found in meats and high protein foods.  High dietary intake of this amino acid has been associated with increased amyloid plaque formation in the brain, and is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment (dementia). 

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Fruits & Vegetables

June is National Fruit and Vegetable month and another great reason to eat more produce is to raise funds for local Children’s hospitals.  Produce for Kids is a national program that advocates the importance of healthy diets for children and raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in local communities.  All Meijer stores will participate in the 2010 Produce for Kids program. Funds are raised through sales of participating sponsor products during the campaign dates, June 7-July 3.

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down: Eating Your Way to Better Blood Pressure

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, high blood pressure affects about 50 million–or one in four–American adults. Of those with hypertension, about 68% are aware of their condition, but only 27% have it under control, often due to problems taking medication or getting the right amount of medication. High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart failure, or kidney damage. To help prevent these complications, blood pressure must be maintained at less than 140/90 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury).

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Lighten Up Your BBQ with Better Burgers

You can indulge in a burger on the barbeque and avoid overdoing it by applying a few simple tricks to the traditional summer menu.

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