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10 Tips For a Healthier Halloween

By Cate Ritter, Cate’s Nutrition Kitchen With Halloween kicking off the start of a very sugar-filled holiday season, it can be difficult to stay healthy this time of year. How do you avoid all of the harmful refined sugars and ingredients you can’t pronounce without missing out on all of the fun? Finding healthier treats can […]

Vitamin D Loss Attributed to Obesity

As weight rises, ‘sunshine vitamin’ declines, study says TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) — Obesity can lead to vitamin D deficiency, a new study indicates. British researchers looked at data from about 165,000 people, and found that a 10 percent rise in body-mass index (BMI) was linked with a 4 percent drop in concentrations of […]

Gluten-Free, Whether You Need It or Not

By KENNETH CHANG Eat no wheat.   That is the core, draconian commandment of a gluten-free diet, a prohibition that excises wide swaths of American cuisine — cupcakes, pizza, bread and macaroni and cheese, to name a few things.   For the approximately one-in-a-hundred Americans who have a serious condition called celiac disease, that is an indisputably wise […]

The Salazar Cryosauna

By Peter Vigneron, Runner’s World All photos by Jeff Dengate, Runner’s World Around 11 a.m. on Saturday Dathan Ritzenhein stepped into a six-foot tall metal cylinder and stood waiting while a Russian man named Alekandr Matorin filled the chamber with nitrogen vapors super-cooled to minus 275 degrees. Ritzenhein, who was naked but for compression shorts, a hat, […]

Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?

JANUARY 18, 2013 By: http://www.iofbonehealth.org/ New review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group examines role of nutrition in sarcopenia, with focus on protein, vitamins D and B, and acid-based diet. Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of ageing, and poses a significant risk factor for disability in […]

Air pollution increases risk of insulin resistance in children

Neuherberg – New research shows that growing up in areas where air pollution is increased raises the risk of insulin resistance (the prescursor to diabetes) in children. The research is published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study ofDiabetes (EASD), and is by Elisabeth Thiering and Joachim Heinrich, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany, […]

Hormones Out of Whack: The Global Threat From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

By: Executive Director, Center for Environmental Health | http://www.huffingtonpost.com In Ruth Ozeki’s heartbreakingly funny novel My Year of Meats, narrator Jane Takagi-Little reflects on her journey through fertility challenges and miscarriage while producing a documentary series for Japanese television on behalf of the American corporate meat exporter Beef-Ex. About midway through the novel, Jane realizes that a […]

Women Living Near Pesticide-Treated Fields Have Smaller Babies

Women in northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry fields and other crops treated with the pesticide methyl bromide, according to researchers By Lindsey Konkel and Environmental Health News Women in Northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry […]

5 Wonderful Ways To Enjoy Winter Squash

By Cate Ritter, Cate’s Nutrition Kitchen Eating healthier by replacing processed products with whole foods can be challenging. How do you eat healthy without skimping on flavor? Nutrition newbies often complain they can’t give up something as delicious as pasta, white potatoes and other starchy options. But, is it really the carbs they enjoy? For example, pasta […]