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Home Meal Replacement (HMR) is a fancy word forpartially or fully prepared meals taken home for consumption; it was coined by Boston Market. Another buzzword for HMR is MealSolutions™, trademarked by the Food Marketing Institute for grocery stores. Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, CNS, FADA, Private Consultant, Northfield, IL,...
 
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Ornish Update: Intense Program Has Immediate Results and a Few Surprise Barriers. By Hollis Bass, RD When Dean Ornish, MD, published results of the Life-style Heart Trial in the early 90’s, dietitians were impressed but skeptical. Impressed by results showing a reversal of heart disease in subjects who maintained...
 
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Is Less Fat Really Better? Dr. Ronald Krauss, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, head of the nutrition committee for the American Heart Association, has stated that lowfat diets may be good for some but bad for others. He states that his data shows that one third of Americans will benefit from ... Fat and Wine
 
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What is homocysteine? Homocysteine (Hcy) is an amino acid produced in our bodies when we break down methionine (Met). Met is found in relatively large amounts in animal proteins (eggs, dairy and meats). Elevated levels of Hcy in the blood increase not only the risk of cardiovascular disease, but...
 
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A generation or so ago most people believed that ulcers and heart attacks were mainly due to stress. Antacids and the Sippy diet was the treatment of choice for ulcer patients. Research that started with a hunch by Australian researchers revolutionized ulcer treatment by...