Archive | July, 2010

One third of cancer deaths in people and dogs are preventable through diet changes

28 Jul

Here’s good news for both you and your best friend: one out of three cancer deaths in humans as well as dogs can be prevented by simple, natural diet changes. That’s the conclusion of research just presented by Demian Dressler, DVM, at the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading

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Does eating meat lead to weight gain?

28 Jul



The worst meat offender for weight gain was processed meat, which may be due to the nitrites, nitrates and other chemical preservatives they contain. Continue reading

Natural Solutions Relieve and Eliminate Joint Pain

22 Jul

Joints are natural shock absorbers for the body and are cushioned by cartilage and supported by muscles, tendons and ligaments. In addition to osteoarthritis, the wear and tear of daily activity as well as injury, aging, obesity and repetitive motion places stress on joints and causes them to wear down. Often this results in joint pain. When joint pain occurs, nature offers several remedies which can relieve and even eliminate such pain.

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Nutrition Glossary

22 Jul

Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or lose a few pounds, knowing the definitions of terms relating to diet and exercise can help you make good choices.

Body mass index (BMI): One method of estimating body fat. (The other method is by waist circumference.) BMI is calculated by multiplying your weight in pounds by 703, and then dividing that number by your height in inches squared. You can also use a calculator, like this one from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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PepsiCo has a plan to reduce the harmfulness of its junk foods by 2020

22 Jul

PepsiCo has announced a worldwide plan to decrease its contribution to poor health through widespread changes to its product line, drawing both praise and skepticism.

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US military says school lunches are a threat to national security

22 Jul

A group of retired military officials recently expressed concern that school lunches are a threat to national security. According to them, the food being fed to children at public schools is making them “too fat to fight”, leaving a potentially considerable gap in military recruitment.

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Butter or Margarine? Experts Reveal What’s in Their Grocery Cart

22 Jul

Legend has it that grocery shopping used to be a one-hour gig. Now it’s full of nutrition decisions: skim or whole? Fresh or frozen? Good fat, bad fat? U.S. News asked two nutrition experts to tell us what they put in their carts and why.

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