Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative disease of the macula, the central part of the retina. Central vision necessary for daily activities is affected. It is the most common cause of legal blindness in elderly Americans. Non-hispanic whites tend to have the highest prevalence of ARMD with Blacks having the lowest. It rarely … Continue reading Macular Degeneration: Nutritional Considerations
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Today’s messages on fat consumption seem to be changing constantly. It is no wonder there is a lot of confusion. Fat is complex. This stems from the fact that there are “good” and “bad” fats. Researchers have spent decades understanding the role fat plays in the body. Translating these research findings into daily recommendations can … Continue reading High Fat Foods: Friend or Foe?
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Just like new medications which are improved over older ones, diets are constantly evolving and improving. Research is fueling these changes and putting new diets to the test. Heart-healthy diets are a good example of this. For many years, cardiologists have encouraged their patients to cut back on red meat or just switch to chicken … Continue reading The Nutrition-Health Connection
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I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast. Lately, I've been growing tired of it. Since I like hot cereal in the morning, I decided to incorporate Malt O Meal into my breakfast regime. Much to my surprise, I really liked it! Here's a bit of history on the cereals: In 1877, oatmeal became the first breakfast … Continue reading Malt O Meal or Oatmeal For Breakfast?
For the last two years I've been dealing with tendinosis. First it was in my shoulder. Now it's in my hip. I'm a very active person who tends to over do it and not give my body enough rest between workouts. As a result, I'm left with chronic irritation in my tendons. What are tendons? … Continue reading Supplementation for Tendinosis
Ever wonder what those date labels on the packages of food really means? This cursory explanation will help you. Best if used by: This date refers to product quality. Contents may still be okay to eat after this date. Use by: This date may refer to quality or safety. Products with these dates should either be … Continue reading Date Labels On Food Packages: 101
The other night, I made pasta for me and my husband. Each time I open that slender box of angel hair, I shake my head at the serving size. If you've ever examined a nutrition label of a box of pasta you know that 2 ounces equal 200 calories. What bugs me about this … Continue reading Serving Sizes: Pure Deception
Gluten free food is still the rage. Every time I go to the store, I notice some product boasting it is gluten free. Is gluten sensitivity, intolerance or Celiac Disease a new phenomenon? A study by the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics … Continue reading Why Are More People Affected By Gluten? Or Are They?