Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Whole foods that significantly reduce fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - Medicinal Properties in Whole Foods

Those individuals facing the health-related challenges associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia have much to be thankful for--res... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:18:17 PMContent source:

Broccoli sprouts a new weapon against cancer: scientists are "sprouting" new ways to guard against cancer and other chronic diseases - Interview

In 1992, Johns Hopkins researcher Paul Talalay, M.D., and colleagues found that an antioxidant called sulforaphane, produced in the body from a com... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:17:25 PMContent source:

Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: implications for dietetics practitioners - Review

It has taken nearly 25 years for the concept of a metabolic syndrome to be accepted. The initial proposal for this syndrome came from studies of Pr... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:17:02 PMContent source:

Taking on trans fats: the FDA is now mandating that food manufacturers list the trans fatty acid content of foods—a move that health advocates aplaud

Move over saturated fat; there is a new villain in town. For decades, saturated fat has been the proverbial "bad boy" of health, but scientists bel... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:16:54 PMContent source:

Medicinal properties in whole foods: whole food nutrition and neurodegenerative disorders

"Functional foods," "nutraceuticals," "designer foods" and "medicinal foods" are terms that describe foods, and key ingredients isolated from foods... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:16:48 PMContent source:

Macrobiotics: a recipe for rapid weight loss, and no dinner invitations - food

According to the United States Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, fad diets include "the promotion for profit of specia... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:48 PMContent source:

Losing weight: more than counting calories - Cover Story

Americans are eating less fat, but getting fatter. We're putting on the pounds at an alarmingly rapid rate. And we're sacrificing our health for th... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:41 PMContent source:

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really Know? - Pamphlet

How Much Do You Really Know?
Myth: Fad diets work for permanent weight loss.
Fact: Fad diets are not the best ways to lose weight and keep it o... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:33 PMContent source:

High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets: Do they work?

Every day the media reminds their viewing and reading public that people in the United States are growing fatter by the hour. And each year in the ... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:26 PMContent source:

How to (not!) get fat in five easy steps

You may think it's strange to find a "How-To" article focusing on five easy steps for adding fat to your body. You might say that we already know how to do that: two thirds of the people in the United States are overweight and one third are considered clinically obese. Obviously we've mastered this topic... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:17 PMContent source:

Opinion: Ensure is primarily sugar water, marketed with misleading statements that deceive consumers

When I'm out shopping for groceries, I see lots of people purchasing bottles of Ensure. Typically they are older people, and they are buying it by the cartload, it seems. The front label of the product says 'Complete, balanced nutrition to help stay healthy, active and energetic.' And a large label claims... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:11 PMContent source:

Low-carb vs. low-fat diet debate distracts from the real weight loss solution

With all the focus on low-carb versus low-fat diets in the news these days, you might think those are the only two options to consider when it comes to losing weight and reversing obesity. Proponents of one diet or the other debate over the merits of their particular dieting strategy, but neither seem... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:10:02 PMContent source:

Reversing diabetes means making tough choices in foods, nutrition and exercise

In parts 1 and 2 of this article series, we talked about how dietary sugars (white flour, corn syrup, table sugar, etc.) alter blood sugar levels and how the body tries to regulate blood sugar through glycogen storage, insulin secretion and body fat creation.

In this third and final part, we're exploring... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:09:39 PMContent source:

How do I keep my blood sugar down without taking insulin or medications?

A reader asks: "I have tried just about every kind of medicine to keep my sugar down, but my doctor insisted I start on insulin and take five other medicines as well. I have tried exercise and walking, but nothing really helps. Do you have any advice?"

There are a lot of good answers to this sort... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:09:32 PMContent source:

Florida YMCA official says low-carb diets are fads

A recent article posted on South Carolina Headlines criticized a Florida YMCA official for making claims that low-carb diets and lifestyles actually worsen health and do not result in long-term weight loss. If you find this article interesting, be sure to also read 'Low-carb Oreo cookies from Kraft designated... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:09:26 PMContent source:

Donuts are low-carb, but still unhealthy

The Common Voice recently printed Jimmy Moore's blog, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb," in which he states Americans sometimes use their low-carb diet to eat food that is still bad for them, the worst of which is the donut. Be sure to read the related article, Low-carb Oreo cookies from Kraft designated "most... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:09:19 PMContent source:

Australian scientists find low-carb diet leads to permanent weight loss

A study released by two Australian scientists found that a low-carb, high-protein diet guaranteed permanent weight loss. Though the scientists called the popular Atkins diet a "fad," their findings supported the nutritional basics of the Atkins diet. The study, which the scientists completed in 2003... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:09:04 PMContent source:

Whole-grain trend may re-energize grain industry after low-carb induced slump

The Atkins diet, and the subsequent low-carb craze, slowed the nation's consumption of grains -- but the popularity of whole-grain foods seems to be changing that. The interest is spurred on by the Whole Grains Council's stamp, which shows which foods have whole grains. Some consumers are reluctant to... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:08:10 PMContent source:

Fast-food chains buckle under demand for Atkins-friendly food

New Zealand fashion-culture columnist Megan Johnson is shocked at the impact of Atkins diets. Despite the allegations the diet promotes high cholesterol and kidney damage, the diet continues to gain momentum. Fast-food chains are reeling from this change in consumer behavior, and are scrambling to meet... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:07:59 PMContent source:

Low glycemic index diets met with praise from healthcare professionals

Scientists have found that including one extra low glycemic index food per meal helps lower blood sugar, thereby slightly lowering the chances of diabetes. The British Dietetic Association warned of over reliance on the diet, since ice cream is also low on the glycemic index. A spokeswoman for the charity... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 9:07:51 PMContent source:

Slow-carb diet most effective in weight loss and heart health, study says

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that a "slow-carb" diet focused on low-glycemic index foods is far more effective than a traditional low-carb, low-fat and low-calorie diet in losing weight and preventing heart disease. "Slow-carb" dieters were told to eat carbohydrates... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:38:48 PMContent source:

Low-carb industry scrambling to redefine itself as fad fades fast

The low-carb craze seems to be fading in America almost as quickly as it came about, and that has left many diet food retailers and manufacturers scrambling to stay in business. A lot of companies that had counted on the fad staying around for a while are now desperately searching for ways to compete... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:38:31 PMContent source:

Low-carb diets and artificial sweeteners both promised to help people lose weight, but the promises were empty

As it becomes more and more clear that low-carb diets do not provide the radical weight loss that many had hoped they would give to the new, fatter America, it is time to accept the fact that there are no shortcuts to weight loss. In fact, artificial sweeteners promised to help people lose weight and... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:38:17 PMContent source:

Low-carb fad seems to be fading away; food banks getting donations of surplus diet food

Just last year, nearly every food product imaginable had a "low-carb" alternative, and shoppers were eating-up those products. But, almost as suddenly, as it came about, the low-carbohydrate fad seems to be fading fast. And now all those low-carb products are turning into un-eaten stockpiles that are... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:38:10 PMContent source:

Carbohydrates lead to weight gain because they 'stimulate excessive appetites,' new study says

Trying to figure out why low-carbohydrate diets can be dramatically effective among obese people, researchers have found that carbohydrates tend to "stimulate excessive appetites." The Temple University scientists say they low-carb diets work so well because carbohydrates, for some still unknown reason... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:38:02 PMContent source:

Glycemic index may be next trend in dieting

Although low-carb diets such as the Atkins diet and the South Beach diet are fading in popularity, one of their underlying concepts is gaining new currency among dieters: the glycemic index, a ranking of a food's carbohydrates from 0 to 100 based on how they affect blood sugar levels. Dieters can use... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:37:55 PMContent source:

Low-carb fad may be dying, new report shows

The low-carbohydrate lifestyle popularized by the Atkins, South Beach and other similar diets may be a dying fad, a new report indicates.In February of 2004, about 9.1 percent of the American population was on some sort of low-carbohydrate diet, a New York marketing firm reports. And a year later, only... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:37:49 PMContent source:

Study Of Obese Diabetics Explains Why Low-Carb Diets Produce Fast Results (Press Release)

A new study by Temple University School of Medicine researchers has shown why the pounds melt so quickly on low-carbohydrate diets, and it's not related to water, metabolism or boredom. The research was conducted in a group of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who followed the Atkins diet.

According... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:37:42 PMContent source:

Carbs stimulate excessive appetites; researchers say it could explain why low-carb diets work

Temple University researchers have unveiled the theory that low-carb diets work because carbohydrates stimulate the appetite, causing people to overeat. Dr. Guenther Boden, one of the researchers on the project, says that the message "is not to cut (carbs) out, but cut them down." He qualifies his... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:37:29 PMContent source:

Low-carb diet leads to fastest weight loss among obese women, study says

Obese women who follow a low-carbohydrate diet may lose twice as much weight in six months as those who go on a low-fat plan, a new study reports. But the reason for the low-carb craze's dramatically better results is still not clear, the researchers say. Previous studies had suggested that low-carbohydrate... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 7:10:28 PMContent source:

Study compares low-carb and low-fat diets

Americans continue to engage in low-carb diets, with many thinking that it is the best way to lose body fat. A researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is studying the question, and she believes that low-carb diets seem to outperform low-fat diets in controlling triglycerides, one of the... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 6:54:09 PMContent source:

Low carb diets fading in popularity, still recommended for health, weight loss

Although America's love affair with low-carb diets may be fading, health experts say that the principle of a healthy approach to carbs with a balance of the right carbohydrates, lean proteins, and good fats is still an excellent tool for fighting obesity. Studies indicate that 65 percent of American... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 6:47:37 PMContent source:

Decreasing sales of Atkins products point to a shift in dietary goals

Many individuals have given up the carb-free way of life in favor of a better way. Most are turning to Weight Watchers and other programs that involve less carb counting and healthier eating. Store owners everywhere are seeing the low-carb trend fade, and many are left with lots of inventory and no... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 6:46:26 PMContent source:

The 'death' of the low-carb craze may be exaggerated; columnist points out the 'fad' has been around since 1916

A national newspaper columnist says she wonders about recent reports that the low-carb diet "fad" is in a state of demise. A low-carb dieter herself for at least 10 years, she notes that high-carb diets were the rage of the 1980's and 1990's, and now they hardly ever get a mention. All the while, experts... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:49:13 PMContent source:

Glycemic index may be helpful in low-carb eating; index ranks various types of carbohydrates

Dieters have begun watching their carbohydrates using a food table that was designed for diabetics in mind. Experts are divided on whether non-diabetics should use the glycemic index to design diets, but the table seems to be catching on. The index ranks foods according to the types of carbohydrates... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:49:01 PMContent source:

Low-carb popularity is putting one founder out of business; tiny chain cannot compete with corporate food giants

An Arizona woman who helped usher in America's carb-counting craze is closing up shop. The owner of the 11-store Low Carb Mall chain says the fad has been taken over by corporate giants, and her four-year-old company just cannot compete. Among her issues: one of her store's leases says she cannot compete... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:55 PMContent source:

Low-carb potatoes may mean comeback for the spud industry

Since America has gone low-carb, potato sales have suffered dramatically. Industry analysts say revenues from the starchy, carb-filled vegetable have been down 15 to 20 percent over the last two years. But now, farmers have an answer to the low-carb fad: low-carb potatoes. What else? The new potatoes... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:49 PMContent source:

Low-carb craze has sent bread sales spiraling downward; industry fighting back with new PR campaign

America's bread makers are uniting these days to fight the low-carb trend that has wreaked havoc on their industry. In the coming months, consumers should expect to see advertising and other public relations tools aimed at bringing Americans back to bread. Among the industry's main messages: fad diets... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:42 PMContent source:

Low-carb craze is just plain crazy, nutrition expert says

A hospital nutritionist in Colorado says America's low-carb craze is just a bunch of marketing craziness. There's more to losing weight and staying healthy than counting carbs, she says, and companies that hype their "low-carb" products often fail to point out that eating large portions of their food... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:36 PMContent source:

The popularity of low-carb diets surges thanks to the New Year's resolution crowd

Opinion Dynamics has released a study showing that there was a spike in the popularity of low-carb diets after the New Year. Though these low-carb diets, such as Atkins or South Beach were suddenly all the rage, their popularity had slowed down by the end of 2004. However, a survey performed during... more...

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:23 PMContent source:

Jump Rope Exercise: Not Just for Kids Anymore

If you’re looking for a good workout that can be done nearly anywhere, the jump rope may be your equipment of choice. Long the first choice of tough boxers and little girls, jumping rope is excellent aerobic exercise. It also helps with balance and control, as your footwork becomes fancier and faster. It’s cheap, light and portable and fun. Jumping rope gets your heart rate up fast and keeps it there.

Always start by stretching first, (don’t forget to stretch your feet and ankles too) and warm up slowly so you don’t pull a muscle. You’ll want shoes with good support and plenty of headroom above to prevent broken chandeliers. Be cautioned though: jumping rope is for people whose joints are healthy and strong.

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:16 PMContent source:

Sugar Facts and Fiction

What is it about the holidays and sugar? Decorated cookies, homemade candy, pumpkin pie--without sweets and treats, the festive season would hardly seem complete. But should you be worried about all that sugar in your diet? The answer is yes--and no.

Most nutritional experts agree that indulging in holiday treats need not be a serious concern, as long as your indulgences are moderate. After all, the holidays are a special time of year. However, over consumption of sugar year-round is a growing problem.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Americans eat 20 percent more sugar now than they did in 1986. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the average American consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day (added sugar doesn’t include the naturally occurring sugars in milk and fruit); that’s equivalent to about 16 to 20 percent of total calorie intake!

This may seem hard to believe, but many two-ounce candy bars, 12-ounce sodas and one-cup servings of ice cream contain 10 or more teaspoons of added sugar. The USDA recommends adults get no more than 6 to 10 percent of their daily calories from sugar (about 6 teaspoons per 1,600 calories).

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 1:48:08 PMContent source:

Should You Only be Drinking Water in Your Sports Water Bottle?

The water craze hit the U.S. around ten years ago, and sports water bottles are as ubiquitous as the 1950’s fedora once was. In fact, you have to wonder if the fact that Americans are drinking from water bottles at their desks, in their cars, at their homes and at the gym has anything to do with the recent onset of bladder-control related products on television. Still, water is a good thing, and there’s no substitute for it particularly when you’re exercising. The experts say we should be drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and more if we’re exercising to make up for fluids lost in sweat. The feeling of thirst actually occurs after the body is already dehydrated, so it is not something to ignore. So drink up!

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Originally Posted on 7/20/2005 12:11:03 PMContent source:
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