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2012-04-23 12:50:56

Amid the steady drumbeat from nutrition experts and others to consume a healthier diet — particularly one rich in fruits and vegetables — there often is a bias to eat more of the fresh variety for optimal nutrition. But is fresh always best? Not necessarily. Dr. Cathy Kapica, PhD, RD, adjunct professor of nutrition at Tufts University, and Wendy Weiss, MA, RD, both with Ketchum Global Health and Wellness, conducted a market-basket study comparing the cost of obtaining key...

2012-03-01 16:00:00

Maid Brigade's Work/Life Balance Survey Explores How Women Cope with Life, Health, and Home ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 What women would want to do if they had spare time along with their attitudes and knowledge regarding creating a healthy home environment for their families is the focus of a new survey targeting busy women. The survey, conducted by Maid Brigade, is available through April 31 and all busy women and working mothers are encouraged to participate. All participants will...

2012-02-15 13:15:00

How can you keep a family healthy in flu season? Christina Schmidt, Nutritionist and author of The Toddler Bistro: Child-Approved Recipes and Expert Nutrition Advice for the Toddler Years, offers five flu-fighting food tips. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 It´s flu season. Every kid in class has a runny nose and there are coughs coming from the cubicles at work. What can be done to protect a family from the flu? “The foods we eat are directly related to how we feel and how...

2012-01-14 01:43:51

Low-fat approach to eating hasn't reduced obesity or made people healthier Dozens of studies, many from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers, have shown that low-fat diets are no better for health than moderate- or high-fat diets–and for many people, may be worse. To combat this "low fat is best" myth, nutrition experts at HSPH and chefs and registered dietitians at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have developed five new muffin recipes that incorporate...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.