Hunger in our Midst

This week I am in Tampa attending the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Symposium.#FLFANS.  The sessions won’t actually start until tomorrow but this evening the Board of D…

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Happy Birthday!!!

Happy 1st birthday baby Shiloh!20150821_090257

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The Scoop on Vitamin D

It seems odd to be talking about the sunshine vitamin in the middle of a Florida summer, but on my last visit to the Rheumatologist’s office I had a low blood level of vitamin D. This diagnos…

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Savor the Flavors

Stop the presses! Too much salt in the diet… still bad for you. This time eating a high-salt diet might contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos.

The research, just published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, is actually an animal study using adult mice and chick embryos. After feeding the mice a high-salt diet and exposing the chick embryos to a briny environment, the researchers from Jinan University in Guangzhou, China observed changes that can lead to fibrosis in the liver(s) of these animals.


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Biggest Loser

I am not a fan of weight loss competitions. Participants will do just about anything for the short period of  time necessary to get the pounds off. You cannot develop long term healthy habits this way.

For my readers from out-of-the country, in the U.S. there is a reality show called “Biggest Loser”. The contestants all weight about 300# at the start of the show. They participate in activity and knowledge challenges as well as weekly weigh-ins. Each week one contestant is eliminated until finally the winner (Biggest loser) is identified in the final episode. Continue reading

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