The Folklore. A true American nut, pecans first took root in North America, where they were a highly valued food source of Native Americans and the first colonists back in the 16th century. Its name comes from the Algonquin Indian word “pacane,” which means a nut that must be cracked
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The health value of organic food is a frequent topic of debate, heating up each time a research study suggests that organic foods are no more nutritious than “conventional” foods. The news last year that imported organic foods may not actually be organic added more fuel to the fire. In
An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,
Since the 1970s, America’s love affair with sushi has grown. With its simple combination of vinegar-flavored rice, fish, and vegetables, sushi has gone from being a trendy dish mainly found on the West Coast to a regular part of American cuisine. You’ll find it everywhere from fancy restaurants to simple
Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dreaded signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu treatments involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home flu remedies?
In the not-too-distant past, snacking was a critical part of the daily routine for most people with diabetes. This was largely due to the more limited options for insulin therapy, and it meant that many people had to plan their diabetic snacks in order to avoid dangerous episodes of low
According to the National Kidney Foundation, it’s estimated that 1 in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some point—the prevalence has more than doubled since the late 1970s, and it’s nearly double in men compared to women. A few years ago, I had kidney stone surgery (percutaneous nephrolithotomy)
Traditional nutrition recommendations are generalized to apply to entire populations. Personalized nutrition is the process of designing a dietary pattern that meets your individual needs. This emerging field has the potential to revolutionize the way we use nutrition to promote health and prevent disease.
The “You” Factor. You are unique. Nutrition
Juicing is often associated with “detoxing” or “cleansing,” whether for weight loss or wellness. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancers. However, few Americans meet the daily recommended
Q:Is there a benefit to IV nutrition infusions?
A: Doctors put hospitalized patients who are too sick to eat on an intravenous (IV) infusion of nutrients that includes vitamins and minerals, as well as protein, fat, and carbohydrates, all specifically calculated for that individual based on their body’s needs. Rarely does