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weight loss still wont make you happy
2014-08-08 05:51:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We are inundated daily with TV, print and radio commercials that tell us losing weight will make us healthier and happier. All one needs to do to have a more fulfilling, satisfying, happy life is lose weight. But are they right? A new study, published in PLOS ONE, shows that while losing weight will make you healthier, it might not make you happier. The study examined 1,979 overweight and obese adults in the UK, finding that people...

restaurant food calories
2014-08-08 05:34:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No one is surprised when they hear that eating at a fast food restaurant is bad for their health. It might surprise you to know, however, that full service restaurants aren't much better. A new study, published online in Public Health Nutrition, reveals that, for adults, eating at both fast food and full service restaurants can be linked to significant increases in the intake of calories, sugar, saturated fat and sodium. The...

2014-08-07 23:06:38

Alternative Medicine Emphasizes Education, Whole Body Causes of Disease, Less Medication Says Shanhong Lu, MD. PhD. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Alternative medicine in the United States is growing rapidly, according to a recent July 2014 Fiscal Times article. To Shanghong Lu, MD, PhD, who combines alternative and conventional medicine, the growth in alternative medicine is empowering individuals to take a new approach to health, with more emphasis on the whole body, prevention...

2014-08-07 23:06:26

Diet Doc combines modern science with modern technology to bring diet plans that generate safe, natural and fast weight loss to patients nationwide. Dallas-Ft Worth, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 While there are countless diet plans available on today’s market that claim to generate fast weight loss, they can be hard to follow, offer little or no guidance or support and leave dieters feeling hungry and confused. When Diet Doc developed their medical weight loss programs and diet plans,...

2014-08-07 23:04:29

Company Announces First - Ever Wearable Technology to Measure UV Dosage and Vitamin D Generation Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Ultra has introduced the first-ever wearable technology that measures an individual’s accumulated ultraviolet (UV) dosage and effective vitamin D generation. Violet pairs with a mobile device to provide real-time data on overall sun exposure. Ultra serves health conscious individuals who are concerned about the detrimental effects of sun over-exposure...

2014-08-07 15:42:22

The JAMA Network Journals Among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, receipt of high-protein nutrition via a feeding tube enriched with immune-modulating nutrients (such as glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants) vs standard high-protein nutrition did not result in a significant difference in the incidence of new complications and may be harmful, as suggested by an increased risk of death at 6 months, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA....

Pistachios Could Lower Vascular Response To Stress In People With Type 2 Diabetes
2014-08-07 03:05:43

By Sheila G. West, Penn State Among people with type 2 diabetes, eating pistachios may reduce the body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according to Penn State researchers. "In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day lowered vascular constriction during stress and improved neural control of the heart," said Sheila G. West, professor of biobehavioral health and nutritional sciences. "Although nuts are high in fat, they contain good fats, fiber, potassium and...

grizzly bear diabetes
2014-08-07 06:38:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diabetes rates are continuing to rise globally, affecting the lives of millions of people. With such high rates, it seems feasible to ask if the condition serves any biological purpose. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism, reveals that grizzly bears have a natural state of diabetes, which not only serves a biological purpose, it is also reversible. The researchers note that grizzly bears are obese, but not diabetic, in the...

2014-08-06 23:12:07

Kristen Yarker, a well-established expert on childhood nutrition and feeding, has recently denounced the notion of “curing” children of their picky eating habits. Instead, she advises parents to support their picky eaters and offers suggestions for how parents can encourage their children to try new foods all on their own. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD recently announced that she is advocating that parents employ a new strategy for tackling children’s picky eating...

2014-08-06 23:12:04

New book ‘Nepali Home Cooking for Healthy Living’ shares information on food, spices, health, fitness, beauty and helpful cooking tips. Kathmandu, Nepal (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Authors Sharada Jnawali and Cibeleh Da Mata says that today’s society is marred by fast foods, junk foods and more refined foods that create several health problems like diabetes, immune deficiency syndrome, hormonal imbalance, renal and heart diseases, to name a few. All these health issues are also related...


Latest Nutrition Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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