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  • 11 Oct 2016 7:53 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    A few years ago, Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was charged with organizing a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes. "When you look at the literature, whoa is it weak. It is so weak," Dr. Kahn said in a recent interview. Read more...

  • 11 Oct 2016 7:50 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    A combination of nutrition education and simple and inexpensive changes in elementary school cafeterias can lead children to make healthier eating choices, new research from Oregon State University shows. The findings indicate that an integrated approach to child nutrition in schools could help address a nationwide child obesity epidemic. Read more...

  • 11 Oct 2016 7:44 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    We are all too familiar with the broken refrain that to lose weight we must eat less and exercise more. However, starvation portions and more time on the treadmill doesn't work. This series examines several simple tweaks that help keep weight off. Read part one of this series on weight loss here. Read more...

  • 04 May 2016 12:20 PM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    NaturalPath - 5 Steps to Reduce Springtime Allergy Symptoms Naturally

    It's that time of year again when the pollen is floating around causing many to endure those annoying springtime allergy symptoms...coughing, sneezing, runny noses, and itchy & watery eyes. You can take medicines to block histamine or dry up your runny nose...which may cause drowsiness, liver stress, and/or they can lose their effectiveness over time.

  • 04 May 2016 12:14 PM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    The New York Times - Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

    Many experts believe Type 2 diabetes is an incurable disease that gets worse with time. But new research raises the tantalizing possibility that drastic changes in diet may reverse the disease in some people.

  • 20 Jan 2016 9:11 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) - My healthy eaters are consuming toxic levels of sugar. Your kids probably are too. - By Aviva Goldfarb - (January 4, 2016)

    In a typical week, my teenagers might eat edamame straight out of the pods, roasted seaweed, whole grain pasta, homemade granola, frozen mango right out of the bag, and fruit and vegetable smoothies made with kefir, chia seeds, kale, carrots and pineapple. I was shocked to realize that they were also eating potentially toxic levels of sugar in the course of the day, well above recommendations from health experts like the American Heart Association. Read more...

  • 20 Jan 2016 9:06 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)
    Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) - Why you should watch out for nutrient thieves - By Robin Shreeves - (January 11, 2016)
    It's no surprise that cigarette smoking or living under constant stress are bad for your health, but did you know that one way they have a negative impact is by robbing you of needed nutrients? In fact, there are plenty of things that steal nutrients from the healthy foods you eat. Known as nutrient thieves, these habits and foods should be on your radar. Read more...

  • 15 Jan 2016 10:35 AM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)

    The Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) conducted a study to see how digested coconut oil could be used as an antibiotic to help stave off tooth decay. The scientists studied coconut oil in its natural state as well as some that was treated with enzymes to mimic digestion. Read more...

  • 06 Jan 2016 3:35 PM | Webmaster TXAND (Administrator)
    IBS is a condition that affects 10-20 percent of the population and is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort and altered bowel movements. The World Journal of Gastroenterology conducted a study to see the how environmental pollution causes issues in the GI tract. Read more...

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