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Ask the Doctor: Mold-Free Foods; Low-Salt Alternatives

Q: I’m allergic to mold. Which foods should I avoid and which should I eat?

A: If you’ve been diagnosed with a foodborne mold allergy—a form of fungi—then work with your health-care provider to develop a healthier dietary plan. You also may want to test eliminating specific foods, to see if

Dietary Supplements Can Be Dangerous

Most American adults swallow some kind of dietary supplement every day, according to the National Institutes of Health. It might be a multivitamin, a weight-loss pill, or another product taken with the hope that it will provide significant health benefits.

But, the reality is that dietary supplements carry plenty of potential

How to Get Rid of Ticks on Dogs

How to Get Rid of Ticks on Dogs

Ticks are eight-legged arachnids—meaning they’re not actually insects—that feed on the blood of mammals. When they feed, they usually spread disease. Nasty critters. If you’ve experienced the discovery of a tick on your pooch, your instinct likely was: Grab it! Before you dig in, though, it helps to know how

Introduction

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

Newsbites: Obesity; Soy-Heart Connection; Walking; Nuts; Blood Pressure

Child, Teen Obesity Rising Globally
Globally, the number of obese children and adolescents has risen sharply since 1975, according to a study in The Lancet. The study examined data on the height and weight from 200 countries and nearly 130 million people. Of the total, about 32 million were age 5

Celebrating 35 Years of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter

Newer subscribers to Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter may not know that this award-winning newsletter got its start with Stanley N. Gershoff, PhD, (1924–2017) at the helm. He developed the newsletter (originally called Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter) in 1983 and edited it until 2000. There’s much more we

Nutrition Then and Now

Advice about how to eat for good health sometimes changes. To you, it may seem like scientists can’t make up their minds. What’s really happening is that scientists are continually learning new things about nutrition and health through research studies. Experts modify dietary guidance based on the totality of scientific

Introduction

If you wonder whether your diet really makes a difference in your health as you get older, just ask Uncle Sam. Every five years, the federal government rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up a few hundred pages of advice about what to eat and drink

Ask the Experts: Bell Pepper Colors; Protein in Nuts; Potatoes & Blood Sugar

Q: My local supermarket sells bell peppers in four different colors—green, red, yellow and orange. Do the different colors of peppers have different nutritional benefits?

A: Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, a scientist in Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory, answers: “No matter the color of your pepper, the macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate)

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