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Nutrition: October 2013 Archives

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Relaxation Through Meditation

CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH Naturopathic Medicine Clinic Middletown 860-347-8600 ¨ West Hartford 860-232-0000   Relaxation Through Meditation   What to expect once you have made relaxation/meditation a habit. You have a connection between your mind and body that helps you let go physically, relax your muscles and quiet your mind. You are able to let go mentally, redirect negative thoughts to pleasant or more productive thoughts and have a neutral mind (being present to...

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Guidelines for a Healthy Diet

  Guidelines for a Healthy Diet   While there is no diet that is right for every person, following are some guidelines for healthy eating.   Think Ahead, Plan, Shop, Prepare & Cook Meals at least 4x/week. Eat your leftovers for lunch. This is a must for consistently good diet.   Attempt to drink a minimum of 8 ounces of pure water, either distilled or spring, five (5) to six (6) times per day.  No...

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Fish oil- handout

FISH OIL   Fish oil is a source of Omega 3 Fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are "essential", meaning that they must be consumed by humans. We can not produce them from other dietary fats.   Fish oil has been shown to be helpful for many health conditions, including:   Alzheimer's disease Asthma Cancer Cardiovascular disease Crohn's Disease Depression Diabetes Eczema High blood cholesterol High triglycerides Hypertension...

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Whey Protein

Whey Protein   Whey protein is the liquid portion of milk derived from the cheese making process. It is high in protein, low in fat and contains virtually no lactose. Whey has been used to support nutritional health, promote lean body composition and enhance the immune system. A good quality whey powder will contain immunoglobulins and lactoferrin which both help to support a health immune system. Branched chain amino acids in whey can help...

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To what extent does heating (boiling, baking) foods like vegetables destroy vitamins?

From NYT- by Tara Parker-PopeTo what extent does heating (boiling, baking) foods like vegetables destroy vitamins?Asked by Bartolo • 1707 votesAIt's true that cooking methods alter the nutritional composition of fruits and vegetables, but that's not always a bad thing. Several studies have shown that while cooking can degrade some nutrients, it can enhance the availability of others. As a result, no single cooking or preparation method is best, and that includes eating vegetables...

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Supplement Cuts Muscle Loss in Knee Replacements

Supplement Cuts Muscle Loss in Knee ReplacementsOct. 25, 2013 -- Twenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo.The approach -- detailed in a paper now online ahead of print in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation -- could spell relief and...

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Link Strengthened Between Low Fiber Intake, Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Oct. 18, 2013 -- A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data from 23,168 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010 was used to examine the role dietary fiber plays in heart health. In the current study investigators have taken a closer look...

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Compound Derived from Vegetables Shields Rodents from Lethal Radiation Doses

Oct. 14, 2013 -- Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.Their study, published today in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests the compound, already shown to be safe for humans, may protect normal tissues during radiation therapy for cancer treatment and prevent or mitigate sickness caused by radiation exposure.The compound, known as DIM (3,3'-diindolylmethane),...

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