• Nutrition Science Fiction

    January 3, 2018
    Nutrition Science Fiction

    January 2 is National Science Fiction Day! While this post isn’t related to the traditional science fiction genre, I would like to devote this day to the many forms of science fiction when it comes to food and nutrition. Unfortunately, many people just do not know that nutrition is a science. It is not a hobby or a passing fancy. When it comes to nutrition people have all kinds of wild and [...]

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    Happy Hangover - the cure to what ails you

    Happy Hangover! The cure for what ails you! As we say farewell to this year and ring in the New Year we do so sometimes with more than just the toast at midnight. One of the many traditions of the New Year is often drinking to excess. Not everyone starts the night anticipating the hangover; it just happens after you realize a bit too late that you have had too much to drink. You can take [...]

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    On the Tenth Day: Lords a Leaping and their Bones

    LORDS A LEAPING BONE HEALTH I wonder how healthy the bones of the ten Lords are? Depending on how often they leap, as well as other risk factors, the Lords are likely to have dense bones and a reduced risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone in which the bone density is low, or the bones are porous. Approximately 20% of those who suffer from osteoporosis are men. So, while[...]

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    On the Ninth Day: Ladies Dancing = Getting Cardio!

    Ladies Dancing = Getting Cardio!  I love dancing. I am not the best dancer, or really even a good dancer, but I enjoy it. Just Dance! Luckily for those of us who like dancing, it is a form of cardiovascular or aerobic exercise. Based on the recommendations from: The American Cancer Society The American College of Sports Medicine  The American Diabetes Association The [...]

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    On the Eighth Day: What kind of milk?

    MAIDS-A-MILKING; BUT WHAT KIND OF MILK? The “maids a milking gift” is pretty sweet. I’m pretty sure I would pass that chore off to someone else if that was my job. So what about milk? Most of us think of cow’s milk, but these days there are dozens of kinds of milk: goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk and other nut milk, rice milk, buttermilk and other variations on cow’s milk, [...]

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    On the Seventh Day: How Great is Swimming?

    Swans-a-Swimming: How Great is Swimming?  Are you a swimmer? First, if you aren’t a swimmer because you cannot swim – maybe it is a good time to learn. There are many places that teach adult swim classes (Google “adult swim lessons”). If you aren’t a swimmer because you haven’t done it in a while, it could be a good time to take it up again. Why should you consider this [...]

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    On the Sixth Day: Should You Eat the Eggs?

    Geese-A-Layin': Should You Eat the Eggs? A long, long time ago, eggs were a food to avoid. However, for many years health professionals have known that taboo wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Eggs aren’t the demons they were once thought. And, they have not been touted as such for a while. Yet, this attack on eggs just doesn’t want to go the way of shoulder pads and big hair. [...]

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    On the FIFTH Day: What are your FIVE Gold Rings?

    What are your FIVE Gold Rings? According to the Urban Dictionary, the expression “grab for the gold ring” is “to take a chance and reach for some goal or desire.” There are things in our lives that we often neglect or put on the back burner which decrease our healthy life and quality of life. Think about what you want to reach for in the next year, and consider these five things in [...]

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    On the Fourth Day: Calling Birds and Black Foods

    Calling Birds and Black Foods Did you know that the “calling birds” in the 12 Days of Christmas are really “colly birds”? Colly birds are blackbirds, “black as coal.” Did you also know that most black foods are really good for you? We often promote color in foods, and as dietitians, we suggest a rainbow of colors for your fruits and vegetables: red, orange, yellow, green, purple and[...]

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    On the Third Day: Do French Hens Drink Red Wine?

    Do French Hens Drink Red Wine? Question: are the three French hens healthier because they are French or because they drink red wine? Nearly 30 years ago the term “French Paradox” hit the United States and red wine consumption soared. To this day people often tell me that they drink red wine because the French are healthier, “don’t get fat,” or any number of “health” reasons. [...]

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