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Nutrition

Skin care starts with nutrition

Posted March 9, 2014

There are 10 human body systems that work simultaneously to maintain our health. The integumentary system is the only system that is located outside of our bodies. This system is our skin. Skin care is a multi-business dollar industry. There are products that claim they will clean, smooth, tighten, lighten, moisturize and reduce acne, aging, swelling, itchy and chapped skin. These products all have a vital purpose and uses, but nutrition is the basic foundation to skin care. There are foods that help the strength of the integumentary system.

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Natural Herbal / Nutritional Pain Therapies

Posted March 7, 2014

Many natural therapies can be very helpful for pain. My three favorite pain relieving herbals are willow bark, Boswellia, and tart cherry. All three of these can be found in combination in the End Fatigue “Pain Formula” by Integrative Therapeutics. Begin with 2-4 tabs 2-3 times a day as needed until maximum benefit is achieved (~ 4-6 weeks) and then you can use the lowest effective dose. Let’s look at these three herbals.

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The benefits on nutrition, cost and safety of canned foods

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine addresses the common call to action from public health experts to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Findings from the Michigan State University (MSU) study show that canned foods deliver on nutrition, affordability and safety helping people increase their fruit and vegetable intake, regardless of geography or income level.

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Space veggies could be made more nutritious by bright pulses of light

Posted March 6, 2014

Exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Anti-Stress Nutritional Program

Posted March 4, 2014

In the future, stress may come to be seen as the primary contributing cause of most disease. Research continues to link stress to more and more symptoms and diseases, both acute and chronic. Stress is inevitable in today’s world and, of course, we need a certain amount to function. The key is to be able to manage our level of stress.

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Muscle loss that comes with age can be fixed through better nutrition

Posted March 2, 2014

A cup of tea and a cookie for an afternoon snack, while a pleasant routine, may not be supplying adequate nutrition for many baby boomers, a recent Tufts study suggests. Substituting a glass of milk or a hard-boiled egg would better fuel the person who has reached that time in life—that is to say, anyone older than 50—when muscle mass declines at a rate of 1 to 2 percent annually.

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Beneficial effects of the nutritional supplements on the development of diabetic retinopathy

Posted February 4, 2014

Increased oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators are implicated in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and in rats, its development can be prevented by antioxidants. Carotenoids are some of the powerful antioxidants, and diabetes decreases lutein and zeaxanthin levels in the serum and retina. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of carotenoid containing nutritional supplements (Nutr), which is in clinical trials for ‘Diabetes Vision Function’, on diabetic retinopathy.

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Gastric banding patients should closely monitor nutrition following surgery

Posted January 31, 2014

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may need to take dietary supplements and pay closer attention to their nutritional intake, a study suggests.

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New study outlines benefits of nutritional supplement use in college students

Posted January 26, 2014

Habits acquired during young adulthood are crucial in fostering lifelong health. Unfortunately, some college students fall into nutrient-deficient diets that leave them at risk for developing chronic disease later in life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut sought to test the role of dietary supplement use in addressing nutritional deficiencies among this population.

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FDA to revise nutrition facts label

Posted January 24, 2014

Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years, and the labels need to reflect that.

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