Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND

Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a nationally recognized nutrition, health and fitness expert who specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention. Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Brill is author of Blood Pressure DOWN, Cholesterol DOWN and Prevent a Second Heart Attack. DrJanet.com

Diet & Nutrition

Smarter Eating

Borscht: A Spectacularly Healthy Ukrainian Comfort Food With all eyes on the heartbreaking Ukrainian crisis, it seems apropos to pay…


Sneaky Vegetable Secrets

You need to eat your vegetables for good health, but that can be easier said than done. Even if you…

Diet & Nutrition

4 Healthy Nighttime Snacks—Each Under 200 Calories

Let’s be honest—most people love to nosh a bit if they become engrossed in a new TV series or a big-screen film they can finally watch at home.

Alternative Treatments

Vinegar—the Most Underrated Condiment

Is vinegar a miracle elixir or just an old folk remedy?


Beyond All-Purpose Flour: Get More Nutrition with Oat, Almond and Other Flours

If your go-to baking ingredient is all-purpose wheat flour, try these healthier (and tasty!) alternatives—flours made with rye, nuts, oats and more…


Make Your Own Poke Bowl—Easy, Delicious…and Healthy, Too

Poke bowls are popular because they are tasty, nutritious and convenient. Here, the elements that make them special—and a simple way to make your own…

Cooking Techniques

Blenders: Not Just for Smoothies!

Kitchen blenders are great for making more than smoothies and daiquiris. Try whipping up healthy homemade soups, salad dressings, soups and more…

Diet & Nutrition

Celery: This Crunchy Diet Food Also Packs a Nutritional Punch

Contrary to popular opinion, celery contains much more than water. Read on for the lowdown on its nutrients and health benefits…


Chocolate—The Anytime Health Food

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Research shows that this “special treat” has more health benefits than previously thought.


The Truth About Natural Food Flavorings

If a food item contains “natural flavorings,” does that mean it’s healthy? Don’t get fooled. Here’s what that ubiquitous term really means…

Diet & Nutrition

“Nooch”: This Yeast Product Gives Vegans a Taste of “Cheese”

If you're looking for a nutrition-packed way to add cheese flavor to your food, try this yeast additive. Read more on this popular dairy-free option...

High Blood Pressure

Surprising Foods That Lower Your Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure takes more than a daily banana. Fortunately, there are a variety of delicious foods you may never think of. Read on…


Ditch the Burgers! Try These Healthy and Delicious Grilling Secrets

Tired of grilling the same old burgers and steak? Jazz up the taste and get a hit of vitamin C with this fruit-inspired fish recipe...

Diet & Nutrition

Why Soy Is Still Healthy—If It’s the Right Kind

The FDA has walked back claims that soy is good for the heart. But here's why it's still good for your health.

Diet & Nutrition

Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to washing fruits and vegetables, Janet Bond Brill follows the FDA’s recommendation and uses plain water to rinse them clean.

Diet & Nutrition

Power Foods for Brain Health

When it comes to power foods, our nutrition expert Janet Bond Brill says that the same foods that are good for your heart are good for your brain.

Diet & Nutrition

Eating Healthy on the Go

Many people want to eat a better diet, but they find these good intentions stymied by a lack of time…

Diet & Nutrition

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Despite all of the warnings associated with artificial sweeteners, nutrition and fitness expert Janet Bond Brill, still supports their use.

Diet & Nutrition

Simple Steps to Beating Belly Fat

In this video, nutrition and fitness expert Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN, discusses how people can get rid of their stubborn belly fat.

Cardiovascular Disease

Lowering Your Cholesterol…Naturally

In her book, Dr. Bond Brill talks about plant sterols and psyllium seed husk—which can dramatically lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.