Archives for Nutrition

All About Eggs

by Louise September 20th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
It seems that there a lot of myths going around about including eggs in your diet. My grandfather used to have an egg every morning, and he attributed his good health to this (in addition to a glass of wine each night).  However, I also had those aunts and uncles who criticized my grandfather for being so "careless" about his health, especially his cholesterol level. So what's the deal, are eggs healthy or not?

The biggest concern most people have about eggs is the amount of cholesterol they contain. It's true, eggs contain a high amount of cholesterol. There's no
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That Freshman 15

by Bea September 6th, 2010 | Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep
College... it is the time for new beginnings and reinventing one's being. It can be pretty exciting, but also stressful for most students. They want to try new things and are eager to dive into their new environment. This environment includes new classes, new sights, new friends, and unfortunately (for the most part), a new wardrobe. Why? Well, it is because you just cannot seem to get that very last button put in place on those shirts anymore or the button on your jeans might take a lot of sucking in of your stomach in order to get the
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Raising Health-Conscious Kids

by TJ Davis August 30th, 2010 | Children's Health, Exercise, Nutrition
Health awareness is on the rise. Obesity is on the rise. Kids and teens need more fitness related activities. Physical education programs in schools are on the decline. Today's children are more world-savvy and environmentally aware than earlier generations. Children today are less physically active than previous generations. Today’s kids are technology addicts. Children and teens are at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and other health-related illness. These statements, some seemingly contradictory, are all generalizations; they are also all true. So, how do we, as parents, raise health-conscious, healthy children?

Health awareness is more than just telling our kids
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The Power of Garlic

by TJ Davis August 23rd, 2010 | First Aid, Medication, Nutrition
Garlic is powerful stuff, and I don't just mean the smell. Years of research have indicated that garlic can be beneficial to your health in many ways. Even before the twentieth century, garlic was used as an antibacterial remedy. Famed scientist, Louis Pasteur, known best for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, discovered that bacterial cells doused in garlic did not survive. British field doctors also used garlic to treat wounded soldiers during WWII.

Additionally, garlic has been credited with both antiviral and antifungal properties. Garlic was used by Albert Schweitzer - noted physician, musician, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize
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Prebiotics and Probiotics

by TJ Davis August 2nd, 2010 | Nutrition
There has been a lot of talk recently about the digestive benefits of probiotics. These are living microorganisms which offer a health benefit to their host, including lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing inflammation, managing lactose intolerance, and boosting immunity. Certain fermented foods - like pickles, miso soup, yogurt, soy sauce, or sauerkraut - contain types of bacteria that aid in healthy digestion. These beneficial bacterial strains include bifidobacterium and lactobacillis, two of the most common probiotics. The way they work is by adding "good" bacteria to your intestinal tract and overcoming the bacterial imbalance called dysbiosis, in
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