Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is best known for its important role in bone health and protection from osteoporosis. However, in addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the
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The feasting of the holidays is gone and thoughts tend toward healthier eating. Set yourself up for success by making over your pantry. Shelves filled with flavorful items and flexible staples can help you prepare delicious, healthy meals more quickly and easily.
“Stock up on non-perishable items that have the fewest ingredients
No single food, meal, or even day of eating makes or breaks our path to better nutrition and health. What matters most is what and how much you eat over time. In other words, your overall “dietary pattern.” Your dietary pattern reflects the quantity, proportion, variety of different foods and
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Coffee, Good for You? (Mar, 3)
DAIRY, EGGS, FISH, MEAT
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The Future of Protein (Sept, 6)
DIET AND DISEASE PREVENTION / MANAGEMENT
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Diet (May, 3)
Antioxidants (Mar, 1)
There’s a popular book called “The Blue Zones” (National Geographic Society, 2012) that examines the diets of people around the world who live the longest. It’s an excellent dive into the role of food and nutrition for longevity and disease prevention and it provides even more evidence on the importance
It’s estimated that half of all American adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable chronic diseases. How can you avoid joining them as you get older? The first lifestyle change you need to make is to increase your level of physical activity. Guidelines call for most adults to get at least
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
This special report on superfoods is brought to you by the editors of Environmental Nutrition (EN), an authoritative, trusted, and practical nutrition newsletter for both consumers and health-care professionals.
In the current age of electronics, we have access to a seemingly infinite supply of information that can help guide us in
More and more people are putting plant proteins—beans, lentils, peas, soyfoods, nuts, seeds, and whole grains—at the center of the plate. According to research conducted by Midan Marketing and MeatingPlace, 70 percent of meat eaters in the U.S. are substituting a non-protein meal at least once a week, and 22
Whole grains are rich in nutrients, including all of the B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium, as well as dietary fiber. Folate (vitamin B9), in particular, helps the body form new cells.
From breads, crackers, and wraps to rice, popcorn, and oatmeal, there are many options for working whole grains into