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2014-10-08 23:08:28

Vitalah and the Vitamin Shoppe support nonprofit Vitamin Angels through a special in-store promotion. Santa Cruz County, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Vitalah®, creators of Oxylent, is participating in a program offered by the Vitamin Shoppe aimed at driving consumer awareness about the importance of Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization that connects undernourished children and mothers with critically needed vitamins and minerals. For every box of Oxylent sold at Vitamin...

2014-10-08 23:08:26

Learning to manage IBS, while also trying to reach weight loss goals, can be challenging. Fortunately, Diet Doc created the nation’s leading gluten free diet plans that promote fast weight loss, while reducing the frequency and severity of IBS symptoms San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is a common bowel disorder that affects approximately 55 million Americans every day. IBS Symptoms can include abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea...

2014-10-08 23:07:49

DMBA chemical structure similar to other banned stimulants DMAA and Ephedrine, consumers urged to look for NSF certified supplements to avoid harmful adulterants ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Researchers from global public health organization NSF International, Harvard Medical School and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands (RIVM) have found an unapproved synthetic stimulant - 1,3-Dimethylbutylamine or DMBA – in 12 over-the-counter...

2014-10-08 23:04:03

The CRN is the dietary supplement and functional food industry’s leading trade association advocating best practices in manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 BioCell Technology, LLC, developer of BioCell Collagen®, an evidence-based, clinically tested joint and skin health dietary ingredient, announces that it has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing dietary...

2014-10-08 23:02:43

October 8 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day for owners to recognize the importance of keeping their pets at a healthy weight and fitness level. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Today, October 8, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day for owners to recognize that one of the most important things they can do for their pet’s overall health is to keep them within a healthy weight range. An estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese and thus at...

2014-10-08 16:27:01

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the Central Bay Area joins the call for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to reduce consumption and fund programs to improve children's access to physical activity and nutrition. On Thursday, October 2(nd), 2014 the YMCA of the Central Bay Area's Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to publicly support Berkeley's soda tax Measure D. The legislation proposes a penny-per-fluid-ounce general tax on the distribution of...

2014-10-08 12:29:22

WOODBRIDGE, ON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health, announced that the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published notification of a Notice of Allowance for Pivotal's U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/584,403 titled "Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor and Omega-3 Fatty Acids...

2014-10-08 12:26:45

Fuel Up to Play 60 'Hometown Grant' and 'For the Love of Play' programs support nutrition and physical activities within schools SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is essential to a healthy lifestyle.(1) That is why the San Francisco 49ers in collaboration with the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), representing more than 1500 dairy families, are awarding Santa Clara Unified School District...

2014-10-08 08:27:39

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of American adults seeking to effectively support their eye health, there's now yet another reason to take VisiVite(®) AREDS2 PLUS+ Gold: This research-backed macular degeneration formula has now been shown to exhibit 99.8% tolerability. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141008/150947 Dr. Paul Krawitz, President and Founder of VisiVite's parent company, Vitamin Science, Inc., is pleased to acknowledge the notable...

2014-10-08 08:27:17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extensive research has shown that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in the development of dozens of diseases, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness. While many people are beginning to realize the health benefits that vitamin D has to offer in the prevention of disease, they may not be getting the full benefits from vitamin D without also...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.