Nutrition Newsletter

April 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

If you think popping a multivitamin or vitamin C tablet daily will prevent you from getting a chronic illness, think again. While nearly 50% of Canadians and over 65% of Americans take vitamins, minerals, antacids or other nutritional supplements, most science does not support their use. My “snake oil radar” often goes up when I…

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March 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

A study done by Cahill, et. al in 2013 found that men that skipped breakfast had a 27% increase in coronary heart disease over men that ate breakfast. This is pretty significant for men at risk for heart disease. On the flip side, the risk for atherosclerosis is higher in those that consume a high-fat…

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February 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Research conducted by Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode of Warwick Medical School was done to see if changes in the arrangement of the store had any effect on the purchase of produce in the store, which is located on a college campus. Data was collected from January 2012 to July 2017 to evaluate sales before, during, and…

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January 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

A recent study examined whether looking at photo books prior to giving kids foods to taste improved the outcomes of a home-delivered taste exposure program. Parents of 127 toddlers (aged 21-24 months) chose two “target” foods (1 vegetable, 1 fruit) that they were interested in their children eating. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of…

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December 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease of the intestines that results in stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation, often try a variety of restrictive diets to get relief. The low-FODMAP diet helps approximately 70% of people with IBS live healthy, symptom-free lives. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides)…

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November 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

When most people hear the word “inflammation,” they think of the pain, redness, and swelling associated with conditions like arthritis. They picture something that you can readily observe. However, chronic inflammation occurs on the inside of tissues and may be deadly. After all, it’s linked to heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. In a recent…

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October 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

There is research on both sides of the color additive safety debate, with some research showing that even people who consume a high number of foods with color additives are not at risk of any adverse health effects. Other research points to the possibility that color additives may be carcinogenic or could cause hypersensitivity reactions…

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August 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

In the past decade, pizza or Chinese food was about the only things you could order for home delivery. But now with Ubereats, Grubhub and Doordash, you can have virtually any cuisine delivered to your door. In a recent Morgan Stanley survey, 43% of delivery patrons said meals ordered in were replacing those that would…

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July 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

New research suggests that fat cells can be altered by the fatty acid palmitic acid (found in palm oil, dairy products, and meat) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a hormone associated with inflammation. Cells that have not fully matured are known as “precursor” cells. These cells have the potential to become muscle, fat, or…

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