Americans love salty foods. The average American consumes 3400 mg of sodium per day. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that Americans should target under 2300 mg of sodium daily, and the American Heart Association recommends a target of under 1500 mg sodium daily for healthy Americans. While there is ongoing discussion on the … Continue reading Shaking America’s unhealthy salt habits
After 20 years, manufacturers are gearing up to roll out of a much needed change to the Nutrition Facts label in summer 2018. The new look is more than a cosmetic facelift. The changes are designed to help Americans with healthy eating decisions to lower risk for chronic disease. Why is the Nutrition Facts label change … Continue reading FDA Nutrition Facts label gets a major makeover
Before you reach into the medicine cabinet in search of relief for a headache, fever or back pain, you should be mindful of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent update to safety warnings on widely used painkillers. The FDA recently strengthened an existing warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen and naproxen, … Continue reading FDA strengthens heart attack, stroke warning for popular painkillers
As the warm summer months approach, it’s important to remember some critical facts about using your sunscreen. Not all sunscreen products are created equal. Fortunately, in 2013 the FDA required sunscreen manufacturers to include some new facts about their products on the label. Although all sunscreens help prevent sunburn, only those with an SPF of … Continue reading Not all sunscreen products are equal
Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease
Have you ever wondered what you’re really putting on your skin or on your hair? What are all those ingredients listed on the bottle, and are they all safe? Let’s start with your hair. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free tresses? One popular way to get them without slaving away with your flat iron every morning … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Toxic Beauty Products?