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Why You Should Question the FDA’s New Nutrition Labeling Mandate 

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutrition labeling on menus and vending machines. Calorie counts will now be required to be labeled on food and alcoholic beverages that are menu-listed. The guidelines are stricter than expected, as alcoholic beverages, which were not mentioned in earlier drafts, were added to the final guidelines.The FDA’s goal is to combat the obesity epidemic by making Americans more aware of how many calories are actually in their food. Continue reading

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This Medication Is Being Over-prescribed – Know the Risks and Side Effects

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Credit: Wikimedia, modvigil.com

Antibiotics are commonly used to fight against bacterial infections, certain fungal infections and some kinds of parasites; Think bladder infections, sinus and ear infections, and strep throat.

This just in: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that antibiotics are being widely overprescribed in U.S. hospitals. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Best Way to Eat Your Vitamins

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Credit: Wikimedia; Fir0002

We talk quite a bit about vitamins because of the important role they play in keeping your body healthy and functioning – from immune system and muscle function, to heart and blood health, and even eye health. When it comes to getting your essential vitamins – eating or supplementing – it’s helpful to understand how your body absorbs them best, so that you get the most bang for your buck when you’re chowing on that broccoli (vitamin c) or forking those scrambled eggs (vitamin d). Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How (and What) to Eat for Eye Health

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons; Per Jensen

Did you know that the same micronutrients that you chow for heart and blood benefits can also assist in the health of other important parts of the body that you rely on daily? Today, we’re talking about your eyes. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

4 Vitamins & the Important Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Agriculture

We recently discussed how micronutrients, specifically minerals, play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning. You can read that post here.

When it comes to micronutrient deficiency, signs such as fatigue or cramps are often your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Next on the micronutrient discussion list? Vitamins. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Is IIFYM Healthy? What You Need to Know

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Flickr Creative Commons, TurboKanne

Diets and weight loss come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen nutrition advice – much of which is contradictory – range from adjusting certain food groups and our intake of them, to not eating after 6 p.m., to skipping meals entirely, to only drinking water/maple syrup/lemon juice/cayenne pepper (we know).

It’s not that these diets don’t “work,” because the reality is that any big change you make for an extended period of time is going to have an affect on your body and your health – negative or positive. It just depends on what you mean by “work,” and what your goals are. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.