Eating a healthy diet is on almost every list of what you can do to stay well. But what is a healthy diet? What should we eat? Are there foods that we should avoid? Can dieting be unhealthy? Line One Your Health Connection co-host Dr. Jay Butler and registered dietitian Kayleigh Hill discuss the ways to eat for health and enjoyment.
HOST: Jay Butler, MD
GUEST: Kayleigh Hill, registered dietitian nutritionist
- What are the basics of a healthy diet? The Mayo Clinic provides some good basic information
- The heart-healthy DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet has been shown to lower blood pressure and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
- Compulsive obsession with healthy eating may be an sign of an eating disorder. “Orthorexia” is a tern that has been coined to describe a “fixation on righteous eating”
- The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Store Outside Your Door project features videos that take you out to harvest then into the kitchen to learn how to prepare a delicious and nutritious traditional dish with a contemporary twist.
- David Jackson, host of PBS’s Food Over 50, provides culinary advice for preparing delicious low sodium meals in an episode entitled “The Salt Show: Sodium vs. Hypertension”.
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 23nd, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 23nd, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT
LINE ONE’S FAVORITE HEALTH AND SCIENCE LINKS:
- Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic offer extensive health information libraries
- MedlinePlus has a guide to finding reliable health information on the internet
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
- Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit and common logical fallacies
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