Living with Allergies

Living with Allergies

Is it just me, or does everyone seem to have allergies these days? Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States are currently affected by allergies. In fact, allergies are now the most common health issue affecting children and are the 6th...

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Fortification of Corn Masa Flour with Folic Acid

Fortification of Corn Masa Flour with Folic Acid

Starting in 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug administration mandated that all products made with enriched wheat flour be fortified with folic acid, a synthetic form of the B vitamin folate. This includes breads, pastas, breakfast cereals, and a multitude of other...

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Sticking to Healthy Habits While on Vacation

Sticking to Healthy Habits While on Vacation

With summer approaching many of us have fun vacations to look forward to. Traveling can be full of amazing experiences that feed the soul but it is important during these times to not neglect the way we feed our physical bodies. Many people follow the idea that...

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Nourishing a Picky Eater

Nourishing a Picky Eater

As parents we want our kids to get all the nutrients they need to grow into big, strong and healthy bodies. When they are young and being introduced to foods, it can be so exciting to see them try new foods and enjoy them! It can also be frustrating when you present...

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Childhood Muscular Fitness and Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Childhood Muscular Fitness and Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years there have been numerous advancements in technology with phones, tablets, computers, gaming systems, etc. With these advancements, sedentary behavior from young to old has steadily increased, convenience foods have become more appealing, our lives have become busier, and overall, our environment is rapidly changing. As a result, many chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent among the U.S. population and are now presenting earlier in life and reaching children at younger ages. One of the risk factors for many of these chronic diseases is metabolic syndrome.

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I Wanna (Safely) Soak Up the Sun

I Wanna (Safely) Soak Up the Sun

Summer salutations! Now that warmer and sunnier days are right around the corner, it is more important than ever to make sure you are practicing safe fun in the sun. The sun plays a large role in bodily vitamin D levels, and too little sun can contribute to vitamin D...

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The Promise in Probiotics: Part II

The Promise in Probiotics: Part II

Most research that has been conducted and published on the microbiome has been within the past five years! That is not much time at all, meaning we actually understand very little about it and there is much more to be found out. Some of the research that has been...

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The Promise In Probiotics: Part I

The Promise In Probiotics: Part I

In recent years probiotics have been gaining a lot of attention as scientists are finding that they may be instrumental to the prevention of certain infectious diseases, chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases (NCDs), metabolic conditions, immune disorders, as...

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