Nutrition

April 23rd, 2013

You Can Fight Off Cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Cervical cancer, which is linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). can be avoided with vaccination. “A proper diet, exercise, stress management and social support could go a long way toward addressing the vast majority of health problems”—including cancer, says Brent Bauer, MD, director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine program at the Mayo Clinic. It just […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, diet, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Brent Bauer, exercise, HEALTH magazine, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus, Mind Body Initiative


April 18th, 2013

Is Going Gluten-Free the Secret to Getting Perfect Skin?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

I’m a fan of gluten (pizza and beer are my friends), but I’m thinking about eliminating it from my diet—at least, temporarily—to see how it affects my skin. It turns out many of us could have a sensitivity to gluten, and this could lead to skin inflammations, such as acne and eczema…The Mayo Clinic reports […]

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Tags: acne, eczema, Glamour, gluten, gluten-free diet, skin inflammation, wheat


April 15th, 2013

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Americans spend more than $6 billion a year on gluten-free foods, thanks in part to the products’ health halo. But are all those potato-flour pastas and pizzas getting to the right stomachs? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 1.6 million Americans who are on gluten-free diets don’t need to be, while the vast majority […]

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Tags: ABC News, gluten, gluten-free, gluten-free diets, gluten-free food


April 9th, 2013

Caffeinated gum carries side effects worth chewing on

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Wrigley’s is coming out with a gum that has all the caffeine you’d get from a cup of joe. It’s called Alert Energy Caffeine Gum…Mayo Clinic Health System dietitian Lynette LeDuc said adding caffeine to commonly used products can catch people off guard. For normally healthy people, elevated caffeine levels can result in “an inability […]

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Tags: Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, caffeinated gum, Lynette LeDuc, Mankato Free Press, side-effects


April 1st, 2013

David Murdock Wants You to Live Forever

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“I think anyone who wants to live past 100 can do it,” says billionaire businessman David Murdock. This brash pronouncement is surprising for someone with Murdock’s family history; he has lost many loved ones before their time…And Gabriele, his beloved third wife and the mother of his children, died of ovarian cancer at 43…During the year and […]

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Tags: AARP, David Murdock, improve health, lifespan, Nutrition


March 27th, 2013

St. Paul schools’ healthy-food kick gets national attention

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Amid some national buzz about the St. Paul district’s nutrition program, an official delegation invited itself over to St. Paul’s Crossroads Elementary for lunch Tuesday, March 26. There was a head honcho from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, a smattering of legislative aides and a pediatrician from the Mayo Clinic. They came […]

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Tags: Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Crossroads Elementary, federal school lunch rules, healthy school food, nutrition program, Pioneer Press, St. Paul schools, U.S. Department of Agriculture


March 27th, 2013

The Myth of the Healthy Wrap

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

It seems people associate bread with fat: Obesity is mentioned half as often when discussing wraps (in 2 percent of mentions), compared with buns and bread (4 percent). Is this an illusion? It depends on how an item is prepared, of course. Jennifer Nelson, director of clinical nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., cautions that […]

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Tags: Bloomberg Businessweek, fat, healthy wrap, Jennifer Nelson, myth, Obesity, serving size, sodium


March 6th, 2013

3,500 Calories Equal A Pound Of Fat?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The formula comes from a simple truth: there are 3,500 calories in a pound of human fat, explains Dr. Donald Hensrud, chair of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic and medical editor-in-chief of The Mayo Clinic Diet. But diet and exercise cause the body to lose lean tissue and water along with fat, making it unlikely that […]

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Tags: calories, diet, Dr. Donald Hensrud, exercise, Huffington Post, pound of fat, The Mayo Clinic Diet


February 11th, 2013

Staying safe when the lights go out

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic suggests stocking up on condiments, particularly those that are vinegar-based and have a long shelf life, such as ketchup, mustard and soy sauce…Eating out of a can doesn’t have to be boring, says Ron Stone, assistant director of nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. “There are many options to mix and match from […]

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Tags: CNN, condiments, Ron Stone, vinegar


February 7th, 2013

Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years…”Weight loss is important, but so is nutrient quality,” Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietician at the Mayo Clinic in […]

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Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, diet, Katherine Zeratsky, Reuters, weight loss


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