Calling For An End To Nutrition As Religion

[Read: 6 ‘Bad’ Foods That Really Aren’t .] Hungry for more? Write to with your questions, concerns, and feedback. Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he’s the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute–dedicated to non-surgical weight management since 2004. Dr.
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Herbalife Strengthens its Nutrition Advisory Board, Welcomes Expert from Greece

Georgios Moulinos, Ph.D. (Photo: Business Wire)

Moulinos is an independent consultant at BCH College for exercise physiology and has served as Special Scientific Staff in volleyball coaching at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science. He was selected by the Greek Ministry of Education as a member of the Administrative Committee of the Harokopio University of Athens in the Faculty of Dietetics-Nutrition. He is a member of the American College of Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Additionally, Moulinos is the author of Nutrition for a Better Life, and a frequent media contributor on nutrition.
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NZ Nutrition Week: Superfoods

Frozen mixed vegetables The nutrition content is often higher in frozen vegetables than in fresh produce which has been around on the shop shelves for a while. Frozen vegetables are cheaper alternative when vegetables are out of season. Vegetables are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and protective phytochemicals. Frozen and already chopped small means they are convenient, easily stored in your freezer and quickly cooked. Another way to quickly make your plate half vegetables of different colours. Green kiwifruit High in fibre, vitamin C and a protein that helps digestive health including laxation. Green leafy vegetables Green vegetables (foliage) are good sources of folate essential for growth and development.
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Study: Weight Loss Surgery Keeps Diabetes At Bay Long Term, Reverses Complications

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic looked at a group of people with diabetes who underwent weight loss, or bariatric, surgery to treat their obesity. After tracking patients for up to nine years after getting the procedure, the researchers found obesity-related health conditions like diabetes vanished for several of them. Specifically, 80 percent of patients who had the surgeries met target blood sugar levels of 7 percent HbA1c, a level recommended by the American Diabetes Association . Nearly 30 percent of those who underwent a gastric bypass procedure experienced complete remission of diabetes that allowed them to stay off medication for at least five years, effectively curing them. “That was a remarkable finding,” Dr. Stacy Brethauer, the study’s author and an associate director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, said to
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Blood ‘Marker’ May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Diabetes was associated with significantly more comorbidities and extensive LAD disease than nondiabetes. Thirty-day results indicated a rate of cardiac death of 8.1% in the diabetes cohort and 2.3% in the nondiabetes cohort (P=.02). There were more Q-wave MIs in the diabetes group at 30 days (2.2% vs. 0%; P=.004) and at 1 year (12.4% vs. 3.8%; P=.008). The revascularization rate at 30 days was 6.4% in the diabetes group and 1% in the nondiabetes group (P=.006).
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FRIDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — Older women’s age and lifestyle habits may be associated with levels of a protein possibly linked with type 2 diabetes risk, researchers say. There is growing evidence that relatively low levels of the protein — called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) — can indicate an increased risk of type 2 diabetes years in advance. “By the time you are checking blood glucose it’s too late, [because] you use that as a diagnostic criterion to define diabetes,” Dr.
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Vitamins: Too Much Of A Not-so-good Thing?

Migraine – Might B Vitamins Help Prevent Stroke?

It is important for consumers to have an open dialogue with their health care practitioners about their dietary supplement regimens, and hopefully this book won’t deter them from doing so.” The abundance of strong studies on the harmful effects of megavitamins suggests to Offit that these supplements are worse than Vioxx. That was an anti-inflammatory drug that its manufacturer, Merck, voluntarily withdrew from the market in 2004 after evidence emerged of its harm to the heart in some people. “I think if vitamins were a regulated industry, you could argue that megavitamins would have a black box warning on them,” he told CNN. Because the industry is not regulated, Offit said, no one knows if alternative remedies are actually the same, or have a standard concentration, from batch to batch. No safety or efficacy data is available, either, the way there is with pharmaceuticals regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he said. “I think people have the misconception that these products — dietary supplements and vitamins — are made by elves and old hippies that have meadows and flowers,” he said.
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Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

The first thing to consider is that B vitamins are a complex of several vitamins. So which are the important ones we should be looking at? Knowing which vitamins were being studied is important if a patient is interested in utilizing the information for themselves to improve their diet or initiate a discussion with their doctor. In this case, this study was a meta-analysis of 14 randomized clinical trials with 54,913 participants. This means they took all these studies, put them together and looked at them as a whole. These types of studies can be helpful because there tends to be less chance of bias and more diversity with higher numbers of patients involved. Their research had some interesting findings: B vitamin taken regularly seemed to lower the risk of stroke by 7%.
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Now Available: Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Belgium

It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage: Dietary Supplements, Paediatric Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, Tonics and Bottled Nutritive Drinks, Vitamins. Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.
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Into The Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2m To Build Its Team


Although it may not be well known to most TechCrunch readers, Into The Gloss has been making waves in the fashion space for its sophisticated approach to beauty coverage that in many ways translates print aesthetics and taste into an effective online format. Unsurprising given that Weiss and Editorial Director Nick Axelrod came to the venture from Vogue and Elle, respectively. What began as three or four posts a week has become roughly three per day not exactly a high volume site, but Weiss has said before that quality over quantity has always been the aim. Unlike editorial sites that run on a bloggers news cycle, Into The Gloss focuses more on original, evergreen content that usually involves a photo shoot and an interview. A rundown of model Arizona Muses favorite products, or a liquid liner how-to from Nasty Gals Makeup Artist in Chief, Stacey Nishimoto. When the site Refinery29 raised venture capital funding, they were en route to becoming a major media company. Refinery is now ranked by Inc.
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Miss America fights post-pageant racism with a beauty queen’s poise

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She hopes to travel to India during her reign, making her the rare Miss America who is relevant to an international audience. (Its the Donald Trump-owned Miss USA pageant, not Miss America, that produces a competitor for Miss Universe.) And while theres been a lot of Indian pride for Davuluri, she faces criticism from abroad as well. Bloggers there have pointed out that she would probably never have been chosen as Miss India because her skin would be considered too dark . [In India,] the more fair-skinned you are, the more beautiful you are. And they spend tons of money on skin-lightening creams, bleaches, products, and here its vice versa; we spend so much on tanning products, she says. She is interested in connecting with a beauty campaign called Dark Is Beautiful . I would just love to work with them. .
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French Senate passes ban on child beauty pageants

Its language is brief but sweeping: “Organizing beauty competitions for children under 16 is banned.” Violators who could include parents, or contest organizers, or anyone who “encourages or tolerates children’s access to these competitions” would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros ($40,000) in fines. It doesn’t specify whether it would extend to things like online photo competitions or pretty baby contests. While child beautypageantsare not as common in France as in the United States , girls get the message early on here that they are sexual beings, from advertising and marketing campaigns and even from department stores that sell lingerie for girls as young as 6. The US has also seen controversy around child beautypageantsand reality shows like “Toddlers & Tiaras.” Such contests gripped the public imagination after the 1996 death of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey , as images of her splashed over national television and opened the eyes of many to the scope of the industry. “We are talking about children who are only being judged on their appearance, and that is totally contrary to the development of a child,” the French amendment’s author, Chantal Jouanno, told The Associated Press.
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Could Child Beauty Pageants Be Banned In The Usa?

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Cartwright also recounts parents giving their kids caffeinated beverages and Pixy Stix candy, often referred to as “pageant crack,” to keep their energy levels high. The addition of television cameras and the desire to be noticed at the competitions only heightens some parents’ and contestants’ over-the top behavior, says Friedman, who has studied pageants for more than a decade. “I’ve seen terrible behavior on the part of people associated with child beauty pageants, but it’s (increased) when a TV crew is there,” Friedman says. Often the adults are “looking for 15 minutes of fame” for themselves and the child, she says. Cartwright has labeled this drive by parents for social or financial gains earned by the child’s accomplishments regardless of the risk involved for the child “princess by proxy.” Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson, 8, symbolizes the potential benefit.
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Beauty Pageants: Does Anyone Actually Win?

It seems like this years round of major beauty pageants was a step backward all around, not just for Muslim women, but for all women. A generation ago, many American families would gather around the television to watch the Miss America pageant (heck, I remember doing that when I was a kid). No more. Beauty pageants are more often fodder for water cooler gossip within the context of last nights episode of Toddlers & Tiaras rather than last nights Miss America pageant. The winner gets some press on the morning after the pageant, but other than that, we generally dont pay much mind to Miss America anymore. Girls are more likely to aspire to President when they grow up. Yet this year, because of racism and Islamophobia, as a culture weve gone from pretty much ignoring beauty pageants to defending their judgment.
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Even with the engine long gone, this particular Tempest rung up an impressive $226,521.63. Not bad for something that looked like it was used to breed raccoons not long before the pictures were taken. The Barn Find Bugatti Hoarders get a lot of attention now, what with their reality shows and all. But Harry Carr was one of those hoarders that reached epic status, not unlike Howard Hughes. Instead of tissue boxes and milk bottles filled with his own pee, though, Harry Carr stashed things like 1,500 German beer steins, and this 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante.
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The Beauty of the Barn Find

Davuluri has said she has to “rise above” all this, but there’s no whitewashing over the truth. The success of Padma Lakshmi , Anchal Joseph, a contestant on America’s Next Top Model or Shazia Deen who has modeled for Sketchers, Coke, etc have been exceptional; by and large, the community’s representation has been minimal. Popular feminist blog Jezebel has been chronicling diversity in models at New York Fashion Weeks, pointing out how Caucasians rule the catwalk. Site data reveals that over 80 per cent of runway models are white, about 17 per cent are Black, South East Asian and Latina while all other races, including Indian Americans, constitute a measly 0.2 per cent. Jezebel’s Jenna Sauers writes, “The models who rise to the top of the heap doing runway are the models who go on to do the magazine covers, cosmetics campaigns, luxury brand ads, billboards and TV commercials.” Davuluri isn’t the first from her community to win an American pageant.
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