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Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders has published Eating Disorders: A Handbook of Christian Treatment, a comprehensive guide to the mysterious world of eating disorders. The handbook explains eating disorders, along with proper assessment and intervention, across the bio-psycho-social-spiritual continuum. It was written by a multidisciplinary team to be of value to a broad range of healthcare and pastoral professionals, practitioners, educators and students.
Amid the recent barrage of media reports striking fear in the hearts of dieters around the country, there is good news. The low calorie sweetener aspartame is vindicated in the rodent obesity hypothesis.
HSPH has relaunched its popular website, The Nutrition Source (www.thenutritionsource.org), one of the most visited nutrition sites and an independent, trusted source of nutrition information on the web.
dLife launches the dLife Recipe Finder and Food Look-Up, the world's largest and most comprehensive online nutrition database and look-up tool for people with diabetes. Visit www.dlife.com and search ingredients, prepared foods or even fast food to get in-depth nutritional analysis for more than 25,000 foods and access to over 10,000 diabetes friendly recipes. This revolutionary offering creates a complete one-stop resource to help people track daily carbohydrates in an effort to maintain an optimal diabetes diet and for overall healthy living.
Children between 2 and 5 years old experience developmental changes that affect their eating habits, and by anticipating and appropriately reacting to these changes, families can help turn their preschoolers into healthy eaters for life.
Young children can be picky eaters, spooked by strong flavors or unfamiliar ingredients, so family dinners tend to be seasoned to the taste of the pickiest eaters. But just because the three-year-old prefers milder foods doesn't mean the rest of family can't enjoy something with more zip. To help parents please all of the diverse tastes of their hungry hoard without spending all night in the kitchen, Mealtime.org has devised an intriguing dinnertime idea that easily creates four dinners out of one.
Fruits and vegetables that are rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage.
Two more types of freshwater fish in southeastern North Carolina have been found to have elevated levels of mercury. They are yellow perch caught south and east of Interstate highway 85, and black crappie caught south and east of I-95. State public health officials are urging pregnant women and children to avoid eating those fish altogether, and urging others to limit their consumption of those fish to no more than one meal a week.
If you want to feed your child a healthy breakfast cereal avoid the ones that are marketed to the younger set. Even the kid cereals with healthy marketing such as low fat or low sugar aren't as healthy as the ones the parents choose for themselves.
CDC showed little change in the incidence of some foodborne infections after a period of decline.
Researchers decline the myth that 'eight glasses of water a day' will improve health.
People get bombarded on a regular basis about health, diets and wellness, making it hard to choose which path to follow. According to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world, "seasonal eating" is an important aspect to maintaining health and wellness, regardless of which diet you choose. This practice, rooted deep in our ancestry, balances the body by reducing illness and increasing energy and well-being.
Brain can respond to the calorie content of food, even in the absence of taste.
Super Food Bowl animation featuring Superfoods' quarterback Tom Blueberry battling it out against Junk Foods running back "Big Mac."
Board of Health voted to require restaurant chains operating in New York City to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards.
Too often new year's resolutions require giving up certain foods, but did you know making sure you don't miss one key meal a day could be the start of healthy habits in 2008? This year make excuses the most difficult thing you "give-up," and try the anti-resolution -- have a healthy breakfast every morning. It's simpler than you think.
Breakfast serves up an opportunity for good nutrition, which is beneficial considering less than 11 percent of Americans are meeting the current USDA daily guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption.
FAO has no reason to believe that organic agriculture can substitute for conventional farming systems in ensuring the world's food security,