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Nutrition

My Anorexic 9-year-old

Source: Salon.com My 9-year-old daughter was starving herself to death. And somehow, God forgive me, I didn’t notice until it was almost too late. We were busy running from soccer to swim lessons to play dates. But that’s no excuse. The mere idea of a fourth-grader becoming...
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Potato farmers tell pregnant women to load up on potatoes. Congress agrees

Source: Daily Kos Nutrition assistance benefits for low-income pregnant women and nursing mothers can only be spent on certain, particularly nutritious foods. But the House is stepping in to urge that one specific food be added to that list over the protests of scientists: white...
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Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Source: Post Bulletin.com Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result. Among the...
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Boost Nutrition With These Food Pairings — Part 2

Source: The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, M.D. (Part 1) Lemon and Spinach The vitamin C in lemons helps your body absorb more of the plant-based iron found in spinach, a mineral that prevents mood swings and promotes happiness. Red Wine and Almonds Together, the...
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Boost Nutrition With These Food Pairings — Part 1

Source: The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, M.D. We know industrial food makes us unhealthy, but new research has revealed it’s also making us unhappy. In this lively, accessible book, you’ll learn how food plays a vital role in brain function and how you can...
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Rutgers researchers find tomatoes help prevent breast cancer

Source: NJ.com Health If you’re an older woman who wants to reduce her risk of breast cancer, eat lots of tomatoes. That’s the conclusion of Rutgers University research published this week in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism....
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