Family Meal Time
Studies continue to suggest that family dynamics have an impact on children's body weight, especially when it comes to certain parental strategies, according to research by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The group recently held its annual meeting in Nashville. Parenting strategies that can have an impact on children's ...Read more
Rethinking Energy Drinks
We may need a new warning on those oh-so-popular energy drinks: They may be harmful to your health, especially if you're a teenager. A team of researchers from the World Health Organization says increased consumption of energy drinks may pose a danger to public health, especially among young people. The researchers ...Read more
Here's another reason to make sure you're getting enough vitamin D. A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis of the knee. The study was conducted at Tufts University by lead author Fang Fang Zhang, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Tufts.
Compared to those with adequate ...Read more
Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich with plant foods, fish and olive oil, has been found to be good for the heart, the brain and overall health. Now, a new study out of Spain suggests the diet supplemented with olive oil may also reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Researchers randomly assigned more than 4,200 women, ages 60 to 80, to eat either a ...Read more
Close to half of all American adults have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds. In the study, researchers found that up to 14 percent of adults had diagnosed or undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 percent had diagnosed or undiagnosed prediabetes. Prediabetes is defined as having elevated blood sugar...Read more
A Healthy Cup of Coffee?
News of coffee's potential impact on health has for years gone back and forth. Initially, concerns centered on caffeine, a naturally occurring stimulant. The positives about coffee centered on antioxidants, compounds generally associated with potential health benefits. Robert Sheeler, M.D.,? and medical editor of the ...Read more
This may be surprising news about Alzheimer's: Lifestyle choices may affect the risk for up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases, according to a review of research published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, Aug. 20 online issue.
Investigators reviewed the findings of 323 studies completed between 1968 and 2014. Collectively...Read more
You've probably heard about the benefits of eating a handful of nuts -- walnuts, almonds or pecans. You can add pistachios to the list as well. A research article, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, April 2015, compiled results from several research articles that highlighted the potential benefits of regular pistachio consumption.
When It's Time to Say GoodbyeMarti Tote
"When It's Time To Say Good-Bye," is a beautiful story of life, love, perseverance and the will to survive even when all seems hopeless. It will grace you with the understanding and significance of each and every breath we take. It will hopefully give you the courage to take chances as you ...
Focus on Fiber
Your morning dose of fiber in your cereal does a lot more than move things along in your intestinal tract. A fiber-rich diet may also lower your risk of hypertension and diabetes.
The problem is most of us don't get enough fiber. The average intake is 15 grams per day. Women need 25 grams and men, 38 grams.
Here are some ...Read more
As a supermarket dietitian, I get quite a few questions about those who may have been diagnosed as prediabetic. What exactly does that mean?
Prediabetes means that your blood-sugar level is higher than normal (typically over 100 when fasting), but not yet high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes (a blood glucose level of 126 or higher ...Read more
Look at a food label and you'll see the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium and even sugar. Everything but the sugar is also listed as a percent daily value -- the percentage of recommended daily calories for a particular nutrient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to change that. The agency wants food labels to include more ...Read more
We are hearing more and more about the benefits of a low-inflammation diet -- one that helps reduce inflammation, which can lead to other problems. Low-grade inflammation can operate for years in our bodies until stress or some other event, causes it to turn into cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or heart disease.
The right foods can make ...Read more