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Nutrition

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  • Quinn on Nutrition: Books to fill you up with healthful information

    Want to give the gift of nutrition this Christmas? Here's a sampling of useful books from reliable sources: Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition for Dummies, Toby Smithson, RDN, CDE and Alan L. Rubin, MD. John Wiley & Sons, 2014. Simplified meal planning...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Eat more plants to reduce your carbon footprint

    Environmental Nutrition: Eat more plants to reduce your carbon footprint
    More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment -- and for you -- is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes fewer resources -- water, fossil fuel, acreage -- to cultivate plant foods, such as...
  • Santa baby, slip a can of Slim-Fast under the tree, for me

    Okay, let's see here. Stress and a full schedule. Check. 942 emails, unread. Check. Dull headache about to blossom in to a migraine. Check. Left over treats from the latest of several holiday gatherings that began at Thanksgiving. Hmmm. Clothes...
  • Use caution with fortified foods

    Should you choose instant, flavored oatmeal fortified with eight vitamins and minerals or traditional rolled oats? Canned pasta with added calcium or unfortified whole wheat spaghetti? At first glance, it may appear fortified foods offer more nutrition...
  • Glycemic index shouldn't concern people without diabetes

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People without diabetes don't need to worry about where a food falls on the glycemic index – even if they're overweight or obese, according to a new study. Despite having roughly the same amount of...
  • Booster shots given to Red Wings players to ward off mumps

    Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco's mom is visiting from Slovakia, which made it handy for him to ask her a pressing question: What is mumps? The potentially dangerous viral infection has swept through NHL locker rooms, infecting more than a dozen players....
  • Mushroom magic: Tasty fungi pack a healthy punch

    Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal--they're classified in the fungi kingdom and offer much more than just good taste. With only 20 calories per cup, mushrooms are rich in a type of fiber called beta-...
  • What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note

    What's the best approach to weight loss? Ten 2014 studies to note
    Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters. The diet battle of the...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health

    Environmental Nutrition: Top 5 spices for health
    Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
  • Is magnesium deficiency a hidden clue to many ailments?

    This scenario occurs often in American health care: A doctor takes the blood pressure of a patient with no known health problems and finds it elevated. A diuretic is prescribed to reduce body fluids and return blood pressure to normal. But during a...
  • What Doctors Know: Lower your blood pressure naturally overnight

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance whatdoctorsknow.com High blood pressure and stress are the proverbial chicken and egg. It works like this: if a person eats lots of sugars and grains, insulin receptors get wonky and shut down, meaning blood cells can...