Sunday, July 24, 2011

This Week's Nutrition and Health News

Here are some of my favorite nutrition and health articles from this week;




Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated
(Dietitians and other healthcare professionals always say, "calories in vs. calories out"....but is it really that simple? Not necessarily)



Really? The Claim: Allergies Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Should I be excited about my itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose?!?!)

Source: iStock Photo


First Lady Teams Up With Grocers Nationwide
(Ok, so let's say Obama is not longer president after 2012, I'm praying that Michelle Obama will continue her quest to help combat obesity! She's doing some amazing things for this country.)



Resist Temptation With All Your (Muscle) Might
(Clench your fists before you make a decision between let's say...fruit and a piece of cake. You might make a better choice. Sounds strange, but science is science!)


Source: iStock Photo


Milk Campaign Ended Amid Social Media Firestorm
(Some people are just so sensitive. I do believe milk is great for PMS prevention, actually. Or any milk alternative with 20-30% vitamin D and calcium. It really does work. For even more help, add a magnesium supplement.)


QUESTION: What was your favorite health and nutrition article from this week?

11 comments :

  1. I never knew that about milk and PMS Interesting.

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  2. Hi Gina, as always thanks for the weekend roundup of info!!! (my husband suffers badly from seasonal allergies, so liked that one) Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  3. I agree that Michelle Obama is doing some great things, I hope she will continue :) Also, very surprising about allergies, now maybe I want to get some allergies haha

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  4. Thanks for sharing these. I'm heading over to the NYT to check out the social media firestorm. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  5. I hope Michelle Obama continues to work towards ending childhood obesity as well! :)

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  6. SO interesting! Love reading these with breakfast - makes Monday morning so much better! :-) Totally fascinated about the findings regarding yogurt in the first article...

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  7. Good reads this morning!! Allergies reduce cancer risk ??? Strange. Happy Monday :)

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  8. Thanks for all of the great articles to read. I love how much I can learn from other bloggers!

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  9. I find the first article very interesting. Although I believe that what people eats matters in additional to the total calorie intake, it's interesting to know that a long term study has been done to confirm that! :)
    thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great round-up, Gina! I did read the NY Times article this past week and thought it was well-written - I couldn't decide whether or not to share it because the article talks about "bad foods" and "good foods" and I try to stay away from those labels, sometimes. I definitely agree with the concept, however, and I really liked the honesty behind the article's reporting of the study results, especially the finding that food choices have more of an impact on weight than physical activity (a result that I think people won't want to hear - exercise can't compensate for poor eating habits).

    Have a fab week, Gina!

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