Consumers would benefit if Congress required companies to provide basic information on these products
Research shows that eating certain foods may worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Learn more about what foods you should avoid in your RA diet.
Original Article: 5 Foods People With RA Should Avoid in Their Diet | Everyday Health
Beyond reducing food waste and being used to enhance taste, the focus more recently has turned to the potential health benefits of consuming fermented foods.
Original Article: Could Eating Fermented Foods Improve Your Digestive Health?
As of April 11, 2013, FDA had received 86 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA.
Could kitchen appliances in kitchens that aren’t exclusively gluten free raise any red flags regarding gluten cross-contamination? Let’s take a look.
The Gluten Intolerance Group offers this advice for Celiac and Pregnancy.
Read on the GIG website:
Cathy Leman, RD offers practical nutrition advice related to breast cancer on her blog. Dam. Mad. About Breast Cancer
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is thought to be a disruption of the gut-brain communication. It is sometimes referred to as an abdominal migraine.
Great resources are available for this rare condition on the NORD website: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
These 1 quart needle disposal containers give you a safe way to dispose of used lancets and insulin syringes.
Available in the NutriScape Store: Sharps Disposal Containers
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy charity. With one in 13 children now having a food allergy, Kids With Food Allergies’ services are needed more than ever. We are a vital lifeline to families raising children with food allergies.
In 2009, food packages from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program were made more healthy by adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and by reducing the amount of juice, milk and cheese. Since the change, obesity rates have improved.
Read the article on Healthday News: Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity Rates
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said today that it recommends against low doses of vitamin D or calcium for the prevention of fractures in post-menopausal women. The USPSTF also stated that the evidence is insufficient that doses of vitamin D greater than 400 IU and daily doses of 1,000 mg of calcium help prevent fractures in women who have gone through menopause.
LOS ANGELES — Adults with type 1 diabetes and HbA1c levels of at least 9% are more likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, than those who reach lower targets, according to findings presented at AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress. “Achieving glycemic control remains a major barrier to the health and well-being of patients with type 1 diabetes. In addition to the
When this pill was added to insulin for patients with type 1 diabetes, their blood sugar improved without increasing the rate of low blood sugars.
Read more on HealthDay News: Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
Too many women with heart disease aren’t heeding exercise guidelines, and that could translate into even more health problems down the road, new research suggests.
Original Article: Many Women With Heart Disease Falling Short on Exercise
Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to stimulate more robust brain growth, suggests a recent study.
Alzheimer’s and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests.
Cool Sculpting works by freezing
areas of fat without damaging
surrounding tissues. No surgery
is required, but the cost is
Original Article: What are the risks of Cool Sculpting?
People who drink coffee live longer
The latest in the dizzying back-and-forth debates about coffee is offered in an article by F. Perry Wilson MD, July 02, 2018 published in MedPage Today. This interesting article published by Medpage Today is about a study done on the lifespans of coffee drinkers. The study concludes that coffee drinkers do indeed live longer than non-coffee drinkers and there may even be a dose-response effect with more coffee being more protective.
But, there’s more to it…
It’s not the caffeine that has the effect
Before the study was conducted, the participants were genetically tested. One of the important pieces of data was how well an individual can metabolize caffeine. In the study, coffee drinkers with this fast caffeine metabolism experienced the same benefits as those with slower metabolisms. This means that the caffeine was in their bodies for less time, so it shouldn’t have benefited them as much. Furthermore, decaffeinated coffee provided the same life extending benefits. If it was the caffeine in coffee that was helping us, decaffeinated coffee shouldn’t have had any benefits.
The Problem with Reports on Studies Like This
Confounding Factors. Here is the headline: Researchers discover that students’ scores on a standardized math test can be predicted by their shoe size. It works great as long as the researchers are doing their study in an elementary school. The obvious confounding factor here is age.
The article compares the current coffee study and the vast number of food studies like it to ‘testing for the benefits of Vitamin C while mixing it with cocaine’. Maybe living longer is not about the coffee at all, but the type of person who drinks it. In other words, people likely to be coffee drinkers are also likely to be the kind of people who live a lifestyle that makes them live longer.
Read more in the original article from MedPage Today.
We came across this article by researcher, Brian Wansink, PhD who is writer of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think published on his website at SlimbyDesign.com. His article goes into greater detail, but …
Here are some of the takeaways….
Studies have been conducted which show, overall, that smaller plates can help reduce consumption under specific conditions. A new study conducted by Cornell Food and Brand lab looked all these earlier research projects together. The researchers looked at 56 research studies examining the effect of smaller plates on consumption. The studies examined a wide variety of conditions: food type, plate-type, portion-size and setting to see whether smaller plates reduce actual food consumption.
After they combined all the studies, the researchers concluded that cutting the plate size in half led to an average 30% reduction in amount of food consumed. You can cut the area of a plate by half by reducing the diameter of the plate by 30%.
Read more on this study at SlimbyDesign.com.
It’s not just your plates making you eat more
Our other dishes including your glasses, cups, and bowls deserve some scrutiny. The studies basically show that if you have large cereal bowls, you’ll basically eat large bowls of cereal. If you have large beverage glasses, you’ll drink large glasses of beverages–only an advantage if you are drinking water. So, get your crew into the habit of using the large glasses for water, the 8 ounce glasses for milk, and those tiny little 4 ounce glasses for fruit juice.
When the bacteria in your digestive tract outnumber your human cells, you need to feed them right. This video from UCTV takes a deep dive into how to accomplish it. Here’s another Source: Nourish Your Microbiota | HuffPost
Telehealth allows you to connect over a secure internet site with a licensed nutrition professional from the convenience of your home. Medical nutrition therapy is regulated on the state level, therefore, you will need to choose a professional licensed in the state you are residing in.
Each professional listed on our site has received a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or dietetics, has completed an intensive internship practice, and has passed a national registration exam, as well as ongoing continuing education accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Your health insurance may provide benefits that cover our telehealth nutrition services. Our providers are able to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. In general, the Affordable Care Act requires coverage for nutrition counseling for a BMI over 30 and many states mandate nutrition education services for persons with a diagnosis of diabetes.
NutriScape.NET is in the process of putting together a nationwide network of dietitian/nutritionists to meet your needs.
When you are diagnosed with “Gestational Diabetes” and your doctor just tells you to eat healthy and cut back on carbs and sugar, that can leave you with lots of questions and a lot of fear. Nutritionist/Dietitians are available to work with you individually to help you interpret food, activity, and blood sugar relationships to find the very best options for you. You can search for a local professional here.
In the meantime, NutriScape.NET knows are looking for immediate and specific meal planning guidelines written to help you achieve the maximum level of blood glucose control possible. This 2 page handout gives you solid guidelines that put you in control so that you know how to keep your baby healthy.
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Here’s a review of the BM Classic App. The app is useful for tracking bowel habits and stress, etc. for digestive complaints.
Kate Scarlatta, RDN has put together some materials in her online shop to help clients get started with FODMAPS.
Many sources of information on FODMAP content are out of date. The Monash App is has the most up to date information on fodmap content of foods as the research becomes available.
If you’re looking for a Great Fodmaps Foods Allowed List, here it is by Kate Scarlatta, RDN