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Preferred Source of Vitamins

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1/28/16 11:01 AM

Vitamins are nutrients that the body requires for normal cell function, growth and development. There are 13 essential vitamins: vitamins A, C, D, E and K along with the eight B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate). Each vitamin plays an important role in body function and all vitamins are necessary for good health. The best way for an individual to ensure that he or she is consuming adequate amounts of vitamins is to adhere to a healthy diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense, plant foods.  
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, vitamin c, consumer concerns, plant foods, nutrition dense foods, FDA, vitamins, vitamin d

The FDA Approves of Hormones in Food, But What About You?

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1/21/16 10:45 AM

It’s no secret that many people consume steroid hormones on a daily basis—oh wait, didn’t you know? Ok, well from the FDA:?

“Since the 1950s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of steroid hormone drugs for use in beef cattle and sheep, including natural estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and their synthetic versions. These drugs increase the animals’ growth rate and the efficiency by which they convert the feed they eat into meat.” 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, organic foods, organic, health, consumer concerns, growth hormones, new year, FDA

Digestive Health: Fiber

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/20/15 11:16 AM

 

According to the Health Services department at Cornell University (Gannet), “The most immediate benefit of dietary fiber is its improvement of digestive function.” This article will examine fiber’s role in digestion with particular emphasis on how it affects the colon.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Digestive Health: Disorders

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/13/15 11:10 AM

 

When it comes to peace of mind, your gut is largely influential. In fact, a 2008 paper titled, “ Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function,” goes into detail on how the nutrients of food impact the enzymes of the gut, which consequently interact with neurons in the brain. But even though food has a real affect on mood (and brain function for that matter), many Americans suffer from digestive disorders. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) remarks that “60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases’—almost a quarter of the population.
 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Digestive Health

Posted by EHE Blogger

7/23/15 10:01 AM

 

In the “Maintaining Health” series it was established that what you put inside your body determines, more than any other component, the trajectory of your health. This series, titled “Digestive Health,” will help you discover how food and drink is broken down; why the kinds of food that you ingest affect your digestion and consequently your health; and what you can do to keep your digestive system in optimal working condition.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, Stomach

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 5: Food and Mood

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7/9/15 10:55 AM

 

When it comes to food and mood, you are what you eat. We tend to soothe ourselves with foods that contain high levels of added fat, sodium, and/or sugar—among other things—when we’re feeling strained. In fact, our current mood is an often overlooked component of our health. In order to maintain one’s health, individuals should understand the relationship food has on their mood.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 4: Nutrition Facts Label and Ingredients List

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6/23/15 10:22 AM

 

Foods that are refined, processed, and/or packaged – whether organic or non-organic – often contain high levels of added sodium/salt, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, added sugars/caloric sweeteners, added fats/oils, refined flours/grains, and/or hydrogenated/Trans fats. As your diet is critical in maintaining your health, knowing how to read the Nutrition Facts Label and the Ingredients List on food items is necessary in understanding exactly what you’re putting into your body. This article will examine these two items and can help you to make better food decisions.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 3: Organic Foods

Posted by EHE Blogger

6/11/15 9:16 AM

 

In the previous entry of the “Maintaining Health” series, it was established that what you put into your body is the most important factor in maintaining your health. But while reducing or eliminating refined, processed, and/or packaged foods is fundamental advice for cleaning up your diet, sometimes things get lost in translation when it comes time to shop. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the demand for organic produce has exploded from 2005 to 2014 and the trend looks to continue. However, it is important to note that simply eating organic food doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s diet is safer and more nutritious.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness, organic food sales, organic foods, organic

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 2: Food

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5/26/15 12:22 PM

 

This second “Maintaining Health…” blog is all about what we consume and understanding the value of our diets. By developing a deeper understanding of the role of food in our lives, we will be better prepared to make decisions that benefit our health.
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness

Maintaining Health While Healthy Part 1: Getting There

Posted by EHE Blogger

5/12/15 9:38 AM

 

Over a series of blog posts, we’re going to explore a relatively overlooked topic: how does one maintain health once initial health goals are met? As the saying goes, getting to the top (becoming healthy) can ultimately be the easy part when all is said and done; staying on top (maintaining one’s health for life) is the hard part.

 

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Consumer, Mental Health, Healthy Eating, preventive healthcare, healthy living, physical fitness

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