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Superfood Flackery

November 30, 2016, 4:33 pm

Nutrition in the media is painted with fads and buzzwords.  Terms such as all natural, organic, heart healthy, and antioxidants are overwhelmingly used by manufacturers on front of package food labels on our supermarket shelves.  These practices make it difficult for the consumer to decipher real scientific evidence from ...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Butternut Squash

September 23, 2016, 3:44 pm

When people think “Fall,” they think of trees, leaves, squashes, and gourds. Butternut squash is but one example, along with the pumpkin, of a food in the squash family. Its versatility and flavor profile allow it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes.   Known scientifically as Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash was fi...

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Leftover MakeOvers

August 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

For many people, the activities of daily life get in the way of eating nutritiously. Perhaps you woke up before the sun came up and went to the gym before heading to work. Or, you took the kids to school and then worked late, coming home exhausted and hungry. On top of that, you were so busy you completely forgot that you had to go food ...

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The Nutritional Link to ADHD

August 3, 2016, 4:52 pm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a particularly important issue effecting children and adults. Evidence suggests that there is an association between ADHD and obesity. In 2014, approximately 5% of children and adolescents presented with an ADHD diagnosis (1).  Similarly, obesity is a universal public heal...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

July 4, 2016, 11:30 am

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) effects 5-10% of the women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility.  Women with undiagnosed PCOS typically seek out medical treatment due to concerns about missing menstrual cycles or an inability to become pregnant. Primarily related to lack of ovulation, PCOS is a syndrome with a ho...

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Supplementation

June 4, 2016, 1:26 pm

Every year, new brands of supplements come out in stores—each claiming to work wonders on the human body. In 2015, Conjugated Linoleic Acid supplements (CLA) made their appearance on wellness stores’ shelves, promoted as the new weight loss supplement. Natural CLA is a fat produced in the stomachs of animals like cattle and others th...

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Avoiding Foodborne Illness at Cookouts

May 26, 2016, 11:51 am

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and all the delicious food the season has to offer. With warmer weather upon us, you will likely start cooking out more often with family, friends, and loved ones. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables and grilled foods, but it’s also an opportune time to develop a foodborne ...

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Processed Meats and Cancer Risk: The Research

May 20, 2016, 8:12 am

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a new statement in regards to processed meats and cancer. It advises people to moderate consumption of processed meat to reduce the risk of cancer. The WHO also classified processed meats as Group 1, meaning they are carcinogenic to humans. This rating may be surprising – Group...

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Does our Internal Clock affect our Eating Habits?

May 12, 2016, 6:31 pm

Dietary and nutrition recommendations typically focus on the quality and quantity of the food rather
than on when it is consumed.  New evidence has emerged to help shed light on the relationship between mealtime and its physiological effects.  This week, a study that will be published in the Journal of Proceedings of the Nati...

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The High Fat (Low Carb) Diet

April 30, 2016, 10:02 am

For years, exercise specialists and sports dietitians have suggested that a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet would best support an endurance-training athlete. However, some research may support the adoption of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to increase athletic performance. The mass media has also climbed aboard with claims that this ea...

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