Prevention

Last month we discussed the challenge of helping overweight clients lose and then keep off excess body fat stores and how data from the National Weight Control Registry and similar data from other countries can provide some insights. Of course, knowing what the relatively small percent of people did...
 
Food and Health, Prevention

More and more research studies suggest a connection between healthy diet and brain health, but new research shows evidence that what we eat as we age may need to change. A study of 139,000 elderly Australians by Dr. Luna Xu, a UTS research fellow, discovered strong associations between certain...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
Food and Health, Prevention

What is the NU-AGE Food Plan? The NU-AGE food plan follows the Mediterranean-style of eating which builds meals around vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes; limits saturated fat, trans fats, sodium and added sugars; and includes more fish and lean sources of protein. In this study, the NU-AGE plan included: 4-6 servings of whole grain ... Gut Bacteria Linked to Healthy Aging: Part Two


One of the greatest challenges for health professionals is helping overweight and obese patients or clients lose excess body fat stores and especially helping them keep off the weight they lost over the long term. This is true even when that excess weight is contributing to serious health problems such as insulin resistance, the metabolic ... What Works for Long-Term Weight Control?
Food and Health, Prevention

According to the CDC, "Handwashing education in the community reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 31%, reduces diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%, and reduces respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21%.”