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Nutrition Information

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Essential Fatty Acids are oils, omega-3 and omega-6, that you can find, in certain amounts, in all oils that you can purchase in most the health food and regular grocery stores. These fatty acids are called essential because you cannot create them in your body and your cells use them every day.

Natural Foods Defined

With so many people concerned about natural and organic foods these days, it's useful to stop and really take a look at what "natural" and "organic" foods really are. We all know that natural and organic foods are better for us than highly processed or artificial foods, but do we really know which foods are natural and organic? When you buy food that is labeled "natural," what does that really mean? What about "organic"?It turns out that the term "natural" doesn't mean all that much.

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

I'm always amazed at how many people seem to know the answer to this question yet in practice they fail. Everybody I've talked to seems to know that 8-12 glasses of water a day is the recommended standard.

Eat Right For A Healthy Life

Our diet is an essential factor for the formation of our body. It is clearly mentioned in an Ayurvedic classic 'Charak Samhita' that consuming improper diet in improper way is the main cause of 'Disease'.

Constipation Cures Exposed!

If you're suffering from constipation, you are no doubt looking for some answers to bring relief. Treatments for constipation vary with the type of constipation from which you're suffering.

Help Your Heart Grow

I turned into my parents' driveway in Maryland and parked the car. Before I could even step out and close the door, Mom flew out of the backyard, gesturing frantically.

Children Get Constipated, Too

Do you notice your child putting off going to the bathroom because he/she is busy doing more important things? Do you notice avoidance of the bathroom for fear of a painful bowel movement? Is your child not experiencing daily bowel movements? These actions may be signals of constipation.Parents often hope their worries about their children's bathroom habits will end with the final diaper.

Crave Sweets? On the Weight & Mood Roller Coaster? Perhaps Its More Than You Think!

The sugar industry and the food manufacturers are capitalizing BIG TIME on the addictive nature of carbohydrates (sweets, breads, deserts) in the human body. Blood sugar-handling problems promote arteriosclerosis (plaque in the arteries), adult-onset diabetes, mood swings, weight problems, chronic fatigue, PMS and much more.

Trade In Your Diet For A Lifestyle!

Dieting is a pain. I think basically everyone would agree that having to adhere to a rigid restriction of your free-flow eating preferences puts a bit of a damper on the whole food experience.

How You Can Support Your Immune System

Media coverage of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has incited fear among the American public, emptied Chinatowns all over North America and stopped much of the travel between the U.S.

Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil -- Why Is It Different?

A flood of scientific evidence about fish oil points to a startling conclusion that taking high-dose fish oils, which are very rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, helps support a healthy heart, a healthy brain, a healthy immune system, healthy joint movement, healthy kidneys and much more.Each grade of fish oil is distinguished from the other by its purity and concentration of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

Go Nuts!

Nuts of all kinds (I am talking peanuts, cashews etc) have a mixed reputation. They are high in fat, but have no carbohydrates.

Diet and Eczema

Much controversy and argument surrounds the idea that food may play a role in triggering eczema. It has only been in recent years that doctors and health professionals have become aware of the significance of diet on eczema.

Milk Soy Protein Intolerance: A Mothers Perspective

I first learned of Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) in the office of a pediatric gastroenterologist's office with my seven-week-old son, Max. After the first week of his life Max lost weight and was labeled "failure to thrive.

Grains That Cause Illness

Eating grain products - breads, cakes, cereals - have long been consider a healthy choice. If you look at the RDA recommendations, grains, at the bottom of the pyramid, are what you should be eating the most of to maintain a healthy body.

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New York Times

Testimony on US Nutrition Guidelines Reflects a Complex Debate
New York Times
The latest tussle over the next edition of the government's nutrition guidelines may not help much. Federal officials and experts are drawing up the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, a series of recommendations updated every five years that will be released in ...
Obama Official: 'I Wish There Were Scientific Facts' In Setting Nutrition ...Daily Caller
Congress takes aim at the science behind the government's nutrition adviceWashington Post (blog)
Vilsack: Sustainability 'doesn't belong' in final nutrition guidelinesFarm Futures
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New York Times

Schools Report Varying Results in Their Efforts to Comply With Nutrition ...
New York Times
It is a balance that is hard to achieve as school systems try to comply with legislation signed in 2010 by President Obama that required schools to update their nutritional standards to cut back on sugar and sodium in foods and add more fruit and ...

RELEASE: CAP Launches National Grassroots Effort to Raise Awareness for ...
Center For American Progress
Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress—along with its partners Witnesses to Hunger, the Coalition on Human Needs, the Food Research & Action Center, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—launched a day of ...

Diageo breaks ground with nutrition labeling
DIAGEO BREAKS GROUND WITH NUTRITION LABELING: Diageo — the world's largest spirits company, with brands like Smirnoff, Guinness and Captain Morgan and valued at $70 billion — this week did something that the alcohol industry has long fought ...

The Boston Globe

Eleanor M. Morey, at 89; formerly ran VA's nutrition services
The Boston Globe
Despite the quarantine that interrupted her career, Ms. Morey rose to become chief of nutrition and food services for the VA system before returning to the North Shore, where she had grown up. Ms. Morey, who was known to friends and family as Ellie and ...

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Good-nutrition musical sings Clio students into better eating habaits
CLIO, MI -- The sounds of music and singing could be heard emanating from outside the doors at Clio's Garner Elementary Tuesday, Oct. 6. A stop by the "Jump With Jill" tour at Garner included students singing along to songs about nutrition with ...

Reason (blog)

Milk: Government Nutrition Nannies Wrong Again?
Reason (blog)
GotMilk A Clockwork OrangeGovernment nutrition nannies have been giving a lot of bad advice about what constitutes healthy eating, according recent research. Federal dietary guidelines urging people to greatly restrict their consumption of salt, red ...
Government on Nutrition: Often Wrong, Seldom in DoubtCato Institute (blog)

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De Blasio urges Congress to reauthorize Child Nutrition Act
Capital New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging Congress to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, which provides federal funding for school breakfast and lunch programs as well as summer meals, among several other provisions. "Child nutrition programs are some of our ...


Nutrition Inequality: The Gap Between The Poor And Everyone Else
Community-supported agriculture programs [CSAs], small farms from which people buy "shares" in exchange for weekly boxes of produce, have become popular over the last 10 years, fueling the local food movement's momentum. But that movement ...

Nestle nutrition efforts continue strong
Food Business News (registration)
VEVEY, SWITZERLAND — In its effort to become a nutrition, health and wellness leader, Vevey-based Nestle S.A. has set a clear course to go beyond the reduction of salt, sugar and fat. During 2014, the company made great strides in that effort.

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