Category Archives: Nutrition

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Deer Antler Velvet

One of the hottest new products on the supplement market today is deer antler velvet. Its said to speed healing, enhance male sexual performance and improve strength and stamina in athletes and is band in many professional sports as an performance enhancing drug. But did you know deer antler velvet has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries? The first recorded use of deer antler velvet as a medicine dates back more than two thousand years to a tomb in Hunan Province where an ancient scroll was recovered that listed over 50 different diseases that deer antler velvet was prescribed to treat. Deer antler velvet is still used today by Chinese medicine doctors all over the world.

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Mediterranean Diet Associated with Healthy Aging

Med Diet Associated with Healthy Aging

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates that eating a Mediterranean Diet is associated with greater health and well-being in older age. The study analyzed food frequency questionnaires collected between 1984 and 1986 from 10,670 women in their late 50s and early 60s with no major chronic diseases. Fifteen years later researchers again collected data from the same women and found that those who had adhered to a Mediterranean Diet in middle age were about 40% more likely to live past 70 and to have avoided 11 chronic diseases measured in the study including many cancers, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Those who most closely followed a Med Diet also were more likely to age without physical disabilities, signs of cognitive impairment, or mental health problems.

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Whats The Healthiest Turkey For Your Feast

When your out there looking for the center piece to your Thanksgiving meal you’ll find yourself faced with several decisions to make about what kind of turkey to purchase for your family. But what does all that stuff on the label really mean? Conventionally raised, organic, beyond organic, pesticide free, all natural, free range and pastured raised. The packaging says no hormones, no anti-bionics, vegetarian diet,  heritage and pre-brined, but what does all that mean and which is best for taste and for your families health? Lets take a look at what the terms on the label of your turkey mean and what effect the different processes and breeds of turkey have on both flavor and your health.

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Go nuts! A Handful Of Nuts Each Day May Help You Live Longer

This article was written by Maggie Fox of NBC News. To see more from NBC News go to http://www.nbcnews.com

 

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported Wednesday.

The biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause over 30 years than people who didn’t eat them.

And not only that, nuts seem to help keep the pounds off, the team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health found.

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The FDA Moves To Ban Trans-Fats In Food.

Today the Food And Drug Administration moved to begin the process of phasing out the use of artificial trans-fats from food. The FDA hasn’t yet set a time table for sweeping trans fats from the market. “We want to do it in a way that doesn’t unduly disrupt markets,” said Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods. Still, the “industry has demonstrated that it is by and large feasible to do.” Trans fats are considered harmful because they increase risks for heart disease by both raising bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowering good cholesterol (HDL). In 2006, the FDA began requiring food manufacturers to include trans fats on nutritional labels, Trans fats are mad made fats and are most often used in the making of cookies, baked goods, french fries and crackers.

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Can You Really Be Allergic To Gluten?

This article was written by Melissa Dahl and appeared in Today Health. http://www.today.com

Two truths about allergies that may blow your mind: Bo Obama isn’t a hypoallergenic dog, and nobody is actually “allergic” to gluten.

These are just two examples of the myths allergists would very much like to bust, according to a presentation being given today at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. David Stukus put the presentation together after years of patients coming to him with fiercely held, but totally incorrect, beliefs about allergies — something that’s only gotten worse in this age of medical Googling.

“It was shocking to me, the amount of misinformation that is available to the general public,” says Stukus, who is an allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Ohio State University.

Here, Stukus helps us separate allergy fact from allergy fiction.

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Eat Your Way To Sexy by Elizabeth Somer

thDiscover ten simple secrets to to being sexy, healthy and happy Do you feel frumpy instead of fabulous? Are you overweight and undersexed? Do you want the vibrant health and happiness that will make you look and feel better than you ever have?Your sexy self is directly linked to your appetite, and by making small changes to your diet, you can boost your energy, sharpen your mind, feel fabulous and revitalize your sex life.

Eat Your Way to Sexy inspires you to take charge of your health and become more energetic, confident and sexy than you’ve ever been. The hundreds of tips, tools, self-assessments, recipes and checklists in this book will teach you how to:

– Start your day with a “Ménage à Trois” breakfast designed to wake you up and keep you up.
–Power through the afternoon slump with a “G-Spot Snack” that’s guaranteed to keep you feeling sexy until bedtime.
– Customize a fitness plan that will keep you panting both in the gym and in the bedroom.
– Select foods rich in antioxidants that will give you that special glow and help you look up to fifteen years younger.
– Embrace exercises and supersexy foods that stimulate your most important sex organ—your brain.
– Get the sparkling eyes, luscious hair and touchable skin that will make you irresistible.
– And much more!

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: The Seafood You Should & Shouldn’t Eat

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Fish and seafood can be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Food from the sea tends to be high in protein, minerals, essential fats like omega- 3s and B vitamins. This makes the bounty from the sea high on the list of healthy foods. But because our oceans, lakes rivers and streams are heavily polluted and many of our fish species have been over fished, choosing fish and seafood that is both sustainable and good for you can be tricky.  While the issue of the health of our oceans, lakes and water ways and the sustainability of our fish supply is important (I could write an entire book on that subject alone)in the interest of keeping this simple I will  confine this article to talking about seafood from the perspective of human nutritional health and well-being. Sustainability will factor into the equation because wiping out a species means less diversity in our diet which impacts our nutritional health. If you would like to learn more about the health of the planets water and aquatic animals I suggest you visit: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_aboutsfw.aspx

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