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Over Drinking Milk Can Lead to Calcium Being Pulled From the Bones

Categories: Articles, Beverages, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Nutritional Information, Osteoporosis, Western Medicine

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Nice explanation of Blood Building Foods

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Eastern Nutrition, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

http://t.wisegeek.com/what-are-blood-building-foods.htm The term blood building foods is commonly used in alternative medicine, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Blood building foods are those foods that contain high quantities of specific nutrients thought to encourage the production of new blood cells in the body. The most important ingredient in a blood building food is iron, but vitamin B12 and folic acid are also key. Although many choose simply to strengthen the blood by taking iron pills or liquid iron supplements, eating a diet high in blood building foods can be equally […]

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Gluten Containing Herbs – for Celiac Disease patients

Categories: Articles, Celiac Disease, Food Education, Food Safety, Inflammation, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

From:  http://www.jadeinstitute.com/chinese-herbs-and-potential-allergens.php Chinese Herbs Containing Gluten and Potential Allergens Although not frequently noted in the Chinese materia medica, there are a few herbs containing gluten that may be problematic for patients with food sensitivities, and especially for those with celiac sprue (also called gluten sensitive enteropathy or GSE). People with soy or nut allergies may also be advised to avoid certain herbs. As herbalists, our recommendations are often dependent on the degree to which an individual patient seeks to avoid exposure to a certain food. Gluten and Celiac Disease Gluten […]

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What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Nutritional Information, Phlegm Nodules & Interior Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Western Medicine

Overview Sea vegetables, often referred to as seaweed or algae, are not as common in the Western culture as they are in other areas of the world. Sea vegetables come in a variety of colors including green, red and brown, each with a unique flavor, shape and texture. This exclusive family of vegetables absorbs nutrients from the sea and are, therefore, an excellent source of trace elements, vitamins, minerals and protein. Sea vegetables are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Proponents claim that sea vegetables can protect […]

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Top 10 Anti Inflammation Foods and Food List from an ND database…may surprise you

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Inflammation, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

Anti-inflammation food lists http://theconsciouslife.com/top-10-anti-inflammatory-foods.htm http://theconsciouslife.com/anti-inflammatory-foods-inflammation-factor-ratings.htm

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Curd, buttermilk and the Nobel Prize of 1908

Categories: Articles, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

Interesting article on pro and pre biotics, and a reminder of how variety, and a little bit of bacteria in our food is a good thing… (Granted, the dairy thing may not fly with TCM, but this is a food eaten with hot-spicy foods in a hot-dry climate, so there’s some balance there.) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article2299567.ece

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A great vegetarian site

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Nutritional Information, Vegan, Vegetarian

www.vegetariantimes.com

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Anti-inflammatory food blog/recipes + track your food’s nutritional content

Categories: Articles, Blogs, Inflammation, Nutritional Information

One upstart blog with emphasis on anti-inflammatory foods: http://acravingforhealth.blogspot.com/ And, a great way to look up food nutritional information: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/  

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USDA New Food Plate

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Food Education, Nutritional Information

http://www.foodpolitics.com/2011/06/what-will-usdas-food-plate-look-like/ Discussion of other food plate concepts Against the wishes of some knee-jerk conservatives, the USDA food pyramid is now a thing of the past. Good riddance. That construct was a terror on our nation. With that, First Lady Michelle Obama today revealed the USDA’s update on America’s visual guide — because Americans need a guide to eat, you see — which is a vast improvement over the former dietary image of sloth and ruin. You like? The new food plate has seven key components: – Enjoy your food, but […]

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Does covering the pot when making soup help to preserve nutrients?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Nutritional Information, Soup

Yes, it is helpful to cover your soup pot when making soup. The process of soup-making exposes food to increased temperatures over a relatively long period of time. In addition, foods are usually chopped up or sliced before being added to a soup, and this chopping and slicing increases their exposed surface area. Finally, these chopped and sliced foods with more exposed surface areas get submerged into water. This particular combination of factors (large food surface areas exposed to water under increased temperature for an extended period of time) is […]

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