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Nutrition Unscrambled

Happy Healthy Birthday MyPlate Two Years Old!

MyPlate is celebrating year two this week.  Join the celebration and enjoy the great tips and resources.  You can like them on Facebook and Twitter for great health information, recipes and more. Don’t forget to check out ENC’s MyPlate materials to build a balanced plate.  

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Blood Pressure Guidelines: What Else is New?

Jun, 04, 2013 Guest Blogger Current News 0

Today’s post comes from Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE. Campbell is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is actively involved in education initiatives, both at Joslin and with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored …

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Zinc: Serve Yourself an Immune Boosting Breakfast

When asked to list nutrients that are crucial for promoting overall health and well-being, many clients will have protein, antioxidants, and vitamins at the top of their minds.  While these nutrients are undoubtedly significant, it’s important to also recognize the lesser-known minerals that play vital role in promoting overall health. Take zinc for example – …

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Don’t Let (Food) Bugs Spoil your Picnic

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and with it comes sunshine, picnics, barbecues – and all too frequently, foodborne illnesses. According to the US Department of Agriculture, foodborne illness peaks in the summer as warm, humid temperatures encourage the growth of bacteria. This holiday weekend is a great time to remind people of the USDA food …

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Unscrambling the science behind eggs and omega-3 fatty acids

Today’s post comes from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s Scientific Advisory …

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Nutrition Spotlight: The Phosphorus Factor in End-Stage Renal Disease

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) causes kidney function to be severely limited or non-existent and occurs most often in people with diabetes or chronic hypertension. Due to limited renal function, nutrients such as phosphorus are not properly eliminated from the body and excessive phosphorus intake can contribute to what is known as renal osteodystrophy.1 For …

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National Women’s Health Week- Hispanic Perspective

May, 14, 2013 Guest Blogger Current News 0

Today’s post comes from Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD. Vázquez is one of the few bilingual/bicultural dietitians in North Texas. She began her career in nutrition in 1996 after a successful career as a microbiologist and now offers nutrition counseling as part of her private practice, DietGenics. Vázquez is also a member of ENC’s Health …

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White vs. Brown Eggs – What’s the Story?

Egg selection in grocery stores has become increasingly complicated for consumers as the variety of eggs to choose from continues to expand with the addition of omega-3 enriched eggs, increased size variation and the development of organic brands. With myths of nutritional content differences floating around, many consumers aren’t sure if there’s a difference between …

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Carnitine, Choline and Your Gut

Choline and carnitine have been in the news because of new research linking gut microbes to heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that individuals with advanced heart disease had elevated blood levels of TMAO (trimethylamine oxide) produced from dietary choline and carnitine by bacteria in your lower intestines. As a nutrition scientist, I …

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ENC Research Pipeline Previewed at EB and Highlighted Post Conference

At the recent Experimental Biology meetings in Boston, the results of two studies were presented that might change the way folks use or recommend eggs in the future. In one study, conducted in Dr. Maria Luz-Fernandez’s lab at the University of Connecticut, adult subjects with metabolic syndrome ate a carbohydrate-restricted diet that included three eggs …

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