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New Kaiser center showcases health care innovation - SmartPlanet

New Kaiser center showcases health care innovation - SmartPlanet | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
On Monday, Kaiser Permanente opened its Center for Total Health, located a couple blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The space, next to a new Kaiser medical facility, will serve as a conference and education center and a showcase for innovative health care technology.

President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Robert Pearl told guests at a grand opening event that he wanted every schoolteacher, every city planner and every application developer who comes to Washington to visit the center. He said he wants them all to take part in the health care dialogue and help create solutions—whether it’s in the form of city walking paths or new mobile technology.
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Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Today I am really excited because this Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting is just so so delicious, now it is rather my favourite, the buttercream is awesome, no doubt about it, but that cream cheese frosting just blew me away…

Read on to see the recipe for this GREAT frosting.
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Practical Nutrition: Weight-loss group's potluck is yummy without high fat and calories

Practical Nutrition: Weight-loss group's potluck is yummy without high fat and calories | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Nancy Goor, co-author of the Choose to Lose weight-loss program, selected the name because it reminded her of recipes mothers used to make in the 1950s. It's a delicious, tangy way to "Eat Right with Color" during National Nutrition Month.
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Flaxseed for Hot Flashes?

Flaxseed for Hot Flashes? | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Alternative remedies for hot flashes have become increasingly popular, but there’s little research to support many of them.
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Drawing Out Meals Doesn’t Curb Snacking, Study Finds

Drawing Out Meals Doesn’t Curb Snacking, Study Finds | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Dutch researchers set out to see whether the speed of consumption had an effect on diners’ feelings of satiety and on the chemical signals, or hormones, involved in appetite regulation.
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Diet Plan With HCG, a Fertility Hormone, Has Fans and Critics

Diet Plan With HCG, a Fertility Hormone, Has Fans and Critics | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
A new trend in dieting has women injecting themselves with a pregnancy hormone and consuming only 500 calories a day.
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Need for 'science-based food safety system'

Need for 'science-based food safety system' | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Regulatory authorities in the Middle East region must work in tandem with food industry and the academia to ensure a strong scientific base for food safety standards, said a leading industry expert.

Eva Hurt, corporate regulatory and scientific affairs manager, Nestlé [...] emphasized the need for food industry stakeholders to work concertedly in evolving a more advanced and scientifically informed safety and quality system.
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10 foods to boost your brainpower

10 foods to boost your brainpower | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Increase your mental agility and improve your memory by choosing the right foods. A primer on the top 10 categories.
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Coconut Oil: From Villain to Health Food

Coconut Oil: From Villain to Health Food | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
After gaining a bad reputation at theater concession stands in the ’90s, coconut oil is back.

Two groups have helped give it a sparkly new makeover. One is made up of scientists, many of whom are backtracking on the worst accusations against coconut oil. The other is a growing number of vegans, who rely on it as a sweet vegetable fat that is solid at room temperature and can create flaky pie crusts, crumbly scones and fluffy cupcake icings, all without butter.
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Understanding cancer through proteomics

Understanding cancer through proteomics | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Hypothesis: it is possible to develop better ways of dealing with cancer by better understanding the body's proteins and how they interact (proteomics).
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Recipe: Carrot Barley Galettes

Recipe: Carrot Barley Galettes | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
And I've recently added a new type of preparation to the list of great things rolled grains and I can accomplish: please meet the carrot and barley galette, a vegan vegetable and grain patty that would love to meet you for lunch sometime.
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Foods + Vitamins that Improve Memory, Natural Brain Function

Foods + Vitamins that Improve Memory, Natural Brain Function | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Research shows that three hours a day of mental activity, such as crossword puzzles, can help prevent senile dementia. Some foods have a special affinity to brain function.
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Are Side Stitches Caused by Poor Running Posture?

Are Side Stitches Caused by Poor Running Posture? | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
A new theory suggests that it may not be the diaphragm that’s responsible for the pain, and that poor running posture could be a culprit.

In one recent study, researchers used a device to measure muscle activity as people were experiencing side stitches. They found no evidence of increased activity or spasms in the diaphragm area during the onset of stitches.
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Top Ten Obesity Causing Foods

Psychetruth Nutrition & Weight Loss' Corrina counts down the 10 worst foods you could eat in terms of weight gain and obesity... chances are if you have an American diet, you've eaten at least three of them this week.
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Exercise DVDs That Keep You Pressing “Play” | Madame Noire | Black Women's Lifestyle Guide | Black Hair | Black Love

Exercise DVDs That Keep You Pressing “Play” | Madame Noire | Black Women's Lifestyle Guide | Black Hair | Black Love | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Spring is nice, but let’s face it: the weather can be iffy. Sunshine one day, rain or even snow on the next. So how are you supposed to get your bikini body if going to the gym could mean risking your hair, or worse, your Jimmy Chu’s?

Check out Madame Noire’s top picks for exercise DVDs that might inspire you to close that pricey gym membership altogether.
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Practical Nutrition: Weight-loss group's potluck is yummy without high fat and calories

Practical Nutrition: Weight-loss group's potluck is yummy without high fat and calories | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Nancy Goor, co-author of the Choose to Lose weight-loss program, selected the name because it reminded her of recipes mothers used to make in the 1950s. It's a delicious, tangy way to "Eat Right with Color" during National Nutrition Month.
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Honey, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup: It's all no-nutrition sugar

Honey, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup: It's all no-nutrition sugar | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
With all respect to lovesick Juliet, a sugar by any other name may taste just as sweet. But it's also just as devoid of any nutritional goodness, said Susanne Gunsorek, director of food nutrition at Providence Park Hospital in Novi.
'Whether from honey or brown sugar or white sugar, they're extra calories that provide no nutrition.'
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Organic advocates voice concern for 'natural' food

Organic advocates voice concern for 'natural' food | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Hearthside Food Solutions, makers of Peace Cereal. It claims the Eugene, Ore.-based company promotes its cereals as being made with pesticide free ingredients when they're not.
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Surprising Causes of Weight Gain

Surprising Causes of Weight Gain | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
It's true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions and nutritional imbalances...
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Why people use being fat as an excuse not to exercise - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

Why people use being fat as an excuse not to exercise - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
It is difficult enough to reduce the amount of food you eat and to make the right food choices, but when you have to combine this with getting more physically active as well, a lot of people simply prefer to remain fat.
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Big Food giants want to save us from junk food

Big Food giants want to save us from junk food | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Big Food may have found a way to have its cake and eat it too. Coca-Cola, Kraft, General Mills, Nestlé and other food and beverage giants have grown big and powerful on products laden with fat, sugar and/or sodium.

But recent corporate decisions suggest they’re keenly aware that what’s good for their bottom line (snacks like Kit Kat bars) isn’t necessarily good for your butt (although they are a godsend for the stretch denim industry).
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Partners work to improve nutrition for Vietnamese children

Partners work to improve nutrition for Vietnamese children | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) will work with three leading European partners in a programme on research and application of nutrition science to develop special nutritional products for Vietnamese children.
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Welsh gratin: A vegetarian dish even carnivores will love

Welsh gratin: A vegetarian dish even carnivores will love | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
Welsh Caerphilly cheese is slightly salty, with a hard centre, and soft around the edges. Welsh miners would take it underground because the saltiness helped them retain water in the heat, and the hard rind was easy to hold and discard with dirty hands. Originally made with vegetarian rennet, much is now made with animal rennet, so check with your supplier. Good English cheddar is a great alternative. This sensational dish makes a robust first course or a side dish.
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Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges

Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges | Nutrition and Health | Scoop.it
People who find it easy to be supportive and understanding to others, it turns out, often score surprisingly low on self-compassion tests, berating themselves for perceived failures like being overweight or not exercising.

This idea does seem at odds with the advice dispensed by many doctors and self-help books, which suggest that willpower and self-discipline are the keys to better health. But Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the field, says self-compassion is not to be confused with self-indulgence or lower standards.
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