Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nutrition Center To Host Seed Saving Workshop

USDA, nutrition experts schedule Cebu conference

Marys Nutrition Center will hold a seed saving workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 208 Bates St. Bridgette Bartlett, garden education coordinator, will lead the workshop and share her expertise. They will also take home a sampling of saved seeds.
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Dietary fiber is a nutrient found in whole grains, legumes (beans and peas), fruits and vegetables. To eat enough fiber, get it from all food sources. Most Americans get nowhere close to the 25 grams per day recommended for adults. No surprise!
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Save money with cost-conscious infant nutrition

Cohen suggests sticking with major manufacturers who have done extensive research on developing products modeled after breastmilk. At the top of the list for healthy infants (infants without special concerns such as pre-term, reflux, etc.) is Enfamil Premium, which has a higher content of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) considered brain food for babies than comparable products. For parents seeking a generic brand, Cohen says Costcos Kirkland Signature Infant Formula or any brand from Perrigo Nutritionals (makers of generics sold at Target, Walmart, Sams Club and more), provide less expensive options that are FDA approved. Introducing solids at six months is recommended and Cohen suggests starting with veggies first so kids dont develop a sweet tooth.
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Nutrition Q&A: Getting fiber from whole grains

The event also aims to advocate the adoption of pulse foods as healthy ingredients in the Filipino diet. The lineup of speakers is led by renowned cardiologist Dr. Edgar Tan, who is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Tan will discuss the role of diet and nutrition in heart and overall health, and the benefits of pulse foods as alternative diet options.
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One A Day® Women’s, Feeding America® and Sheryl Crow Celebrate Heroes on a “Nutrition Mission” to Fight Hunger in Local Communities

is delighted to announce that effective from 1st October 2013 Network Nutrition, a Sydney headquartered leading distributor of botanical, nutritional and plant enzyme based raw materials, will be joining the Group. The integration of the IMCD and Network Nutrition join forces in Australia and New Zealand ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (16 September, 2013) IMCD Group B.V. is delighted to announce that effective from 1st October 2013 Network Nutrition, a Sydney headquartered leading distributor of botanical, nutritional and plant enzyme based raw materials, will be joining the Group. The integration of the Network Nutrition and IMCD businesses, along with the recent acquisition of Capitol Ingredients Australia, will amount to the largest specialised natural ingredients provider in the region. With shared business philosophies, IMCD and Network Nutrition are confident that the development will significantly benefit their customers and suppliers. We are thrilled to merge with a fantastic company like Network Nutrition, said Rene den Hertog, Managing Director IMCD Australia & New Zealand. The IMCD operation will extend the reach of the Network Nutrition range in key target markets like Europe and Asia, where the value proposition they have demonstrated in the Australian & New Zealand market can also be leveraged.
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IMCD and Network Nutrition join forces in Australia and NZ

The national food drive has provided meals to more than 400,000 people and has motivated many organizations to join the fight against hunger. Nicole has chosen Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as the recipient of this grant and hopes that it will have a great impact on their quest to fight hunger. Ypsilanti, MI teacher and volunteer, Tanya Mitchell, worked with Food Gatherers and staff at her local elementary school to establish The Brick Snack Pantry to help feed struggling students. The snack pantry not only provides students in need with nutritious snacks but also introduces them to new, healthy foods.
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Could Google Glass Hurt Your Eyes? A Harvard Vision Scientist And Project Glass Advisor Responds

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They approached me before they really got started because they knew that safety and comfort were going to be important parts of their project, Peli said in an email. All told, the results we see so far are encouraging. The head-mounted displays I have worked with prior to this one have been just thatdisplays where you could play videos or computer games. Glass is designed for interaction and communication, which is what people want. Peli said that Glass has a more advanced design for safety and comfort than any of the previous head-mounted displays Ive evaluated. He noted that the glasses have a very minimal impact on the wearers field of vision, so that there was little chance of Glass putting a wearer at physical risk of bumping into objects. Theories about potentially serious consequences likeconfusion or disorientation were raised in the media and had echoes in the literature in the 1990s, butthey were associated with virtual reality type displays that completely enclosed the viewer, Peli wrote.
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Recent Study Shows People Who Have Cataract Surgery Live Longer, and Renowned Eye Surgeon Dr. Stewart Shofner Support the Findings

Vision loss from advanced dry AMD cannot be prevented. But taking certain dietary supplements may help stabilize the disease in some patients. One large study has shown that taking high doses of the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and zeaxanthin, along with zinc may help slow AMD progression in cases of: Intermediate AMD High risk of progressing to advanced AMD Advanced AMD in just one eye However, this regimen did not prevent AMD onset or slow its progression in early-stage disease. Steps to Prevent AMD These preventive steps may help keep AMD at bay: Eat more leafy green vegetables and fish.
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Detecting Eye Diseases and Conditions

Typically covered by insurance, cataract surgery allows immediate vision improvement for up close and distance vision without glasses by using Intraocular lenses like Crystalens. About Shofner Vision Center Dr. Stewart Shofner at Shofner Vision Center, Nashville, TN specializes in Cataract Vision Correction Surgery. Dr. Shofner has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries in Nashville/Middle Tennessee area.
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Department Of Psychology To Celebrate Mental Health Week

World Health Organisation (WHO) every year celebrates Mental Health Day on October 10 worldwide to spread awareness about mental health. In keeping with this spirit, university’s department of psychology, part of Faculty of Education and Psychology will be celebrating the Mental Health Week through a series of initiatives including rally, flash mob, street-plays and visits to rural areas to spread awareness. “Given today’s stressful times and the alarming number of suicides being committed, we aim to spread awareness about positive mental health to a much larger audience of Baroda,” a faculty official told TOI, adding that programmes including fund raising event, psychological testing, on-the-spot counseling, talent show, drawing competition, outreach community awareness, quiz competition, hypnosis workshop and movie screening among others will be held during the week. “We are going to conduct several educative and fun loving activities through which people will understand the importance of mental health,” said the official, adding that these activities are not just for students but also targeting communities.
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Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Patients Struggle To Get Health Care Coverage

I feel like I have a child now. I have to tell someone what to do tell him when to shower, when to get dressed. I have somebody asking me whats for lunch? Whats for dinner? Now I am taking care of someone else. I am a graduate student in psychology, that is already like a full-time job in itself. Mental health Its been a similarly difficult path for many who have tried to obtain assistance for mental health disorders, which up until recently have been ignored by many health insurance companies that have simply refused coverage to those suffering from a range of diseases, including depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse issues. Our best understanding is that about 1 in 5 people will have behavioral disorder in any given year, including substance abuse disorders. Included in there are substance use conditions.
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Why Maternal Mental Health Should be a Priority

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Part of the problem with treating maternal depression is that it can be difficult to detect, especially in resource-poor countries. Core symptoms of depression such as fatigue and poor sleep are also effects of motherhood and often go unnoticed in new mothers. Screening for depression should be an integral component of antenatal visits and health care professionals who do not specialize in mental health should be trained to recognize symptoms of depression in pregnant women and new mothers. Over the last decade, interventions by non-mental health specialists have produced promising results , and efforts are being expanded to low- and middle-income countries with encouraging outcomes.
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Secret James Holmes Mental Health Report Completed, Given To Court

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Police are pictured outside of a Century 16 movie theatre where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting during the showing of a movie at the in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at Aurora Mall where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at the Aurora Mall where as many as 14 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Police are pictured outside of a Century 16 movie theatre where as many as 12 people were killed and many injured at a shooting during the showing of a movie at the in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012.
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Magic ‘mushroom Diet’? Experts Scoff At Weight-loss Claim

Top 5 myths about weight loss

How people lose, and also gain, weight is determined largely by genetics, Tallmadge said, but factors such as age and smoking habits also play a role. Studies show older women are more likely to gain weight around their belly, likely due to changing hormone levels, Tallmadge said. Smoking has also been linked to an increased risk of gaining weight in the midsection. However, studies suggest that certain exercises may help people lose weight selectively: there’s evidence that walking is an effective exercise for helping people lose belly fat , Tallmadge said.
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Tim Crowe – Nutrition Academic at Deakin University and freelance writer at Thinking Nutrition helps us bust some of these myths. According to Tim, some common nutrition and exercise myths are… Myth 1: Exercise makes you eat more and gain weight We think that all our hard work at the gym will sabotage our weight loss efforts, as we end up eating more after we exercise. Tim says, ‘every little bit of exercise can help in shifting unwanted flab.’ According to various researches, exercise is the best way to reduce body fat.
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Diet Doc Weight Loss Plans Reveals New Diet Plans and Fat Burning Foods that Help Patients Achieve Snookie Type Weight Loss Results

The skills that Diet Doc clients acquire during their diet plans will help them to reach their initial weight goals and will also help them to sustain their weight over time and lead a healthier, happier life overall. When the Diet Doc team of weight management professionals created the protocol for their diet plans, they recognized the desire for Snookie weight loss results without having to participate in intense exercise and strength training. Diet Doc is able to offer these fast and effective results to their clients without extreme exercise by educating patients on which foods naturally encourage the body to burn fat for fuel and by supplementing their diet plans with natural diet pills. This unique dieting protocol has helped thousands of clients successfully reach their weight management goals without struggling with cravings, fatigue or weakness.
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