Do You Eat Enough Seafood?



Most Floridians know that seafood is good for them, they like their seafood caught or harvested where they live, and nearly half of them eat more of it than they did five to 10 years ago, says a UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant-funded survey. But the study also revealed that many Floridians are not sure Read More


Do You Know Where The Cardio Benefits Of Exercise Lie?



While we know that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, we don’t exactly know how the benefits arise or what you can expect in different people when they exercise to improve their health. In an effort to gain a more precise understanding how exercise improves health – and who it helps the most, 160 randomized Read More


In Celebration Of Mother’s Milk



Imagine a baby crawling into a pasture and sidling up to a cow for breakfast. Ridiculous image right? I mean, after all – cow’s milk is made for cows! Yet millions of babies swill billions of gallons of cow’s milk every day.   We’re probably the only species that thinks it’s normal to feed its Read More


Dentists Do You Know These Teeth Facts?



As a dentist you know tons of information about gum disease and tooth prevention and care, but here’s a few facts that may surprise you. See if any of these are new to you. Do some people retain their baby teeth? Most children by the age of three have a complete set of temporary teeth. Read More


Can Treating Gum Disease Reduce Prostate Symptoms?


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Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Previous studies have found a link between gum disease and prostatitis, a disease that inflames the gland that produces semen. Inflammation Read More


Can A Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Improve Oral Health?



Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered. Alexander Rickard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, and colleagues, discovered that in the lab Read More


Can Weightlifting Reverse Age-Related Bone Loss in Middle-Aged Men?



Here’s the facts we already know: Men gradually lose bone mass as they age, which puts them at risk for developing osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and prone to breakage. Nearly two million men in the U.S. have the condition, and 16 million more have low bone mass, studies have shown. Researchers at Read More


Pumping Up Your Health With Pumpkin Seeds



It’s true what they say about pumpkin seeds. And I ought to know. I’ve become my own personal lab rat in the quest to improve my health; and after several months, during which I’ve made pumpkin seeds a part of my regular diet, I can feel the difference! Magnesium! Manganese! Zinc! Copper! Honestly, if the Read More


Can Children’s Poor Eating Habits Lead To Nutrient Gaps?



Researchers at Purdue University have noted that adolescent and food-insecure children are at the greatest risk of having nutrient gaps because of their eating habits. The Research For the study, Heather Eicher-Miller, PhD and colleagues reviewed selected research on nutrient gaps in children over the last 10 years. The nutrient gaps were determined by a Read More


Reducing Sodium Content In Foods With A New Salt Mix



Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts. Salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is an essential nutrient and the amount of salt in the diet influences health. While high levels Read More


Is Your Organic Food Superchilled?



Have you heard of the new technology for keeping salmon fresh for a whole month? It is known as superchilling and is providing useful help for organic food producers to conserve food longer. Superchilling involves cooling the salmon to about minus 2.5 degrees Celsius – to just below the temperature at which it begins to Read More


July Is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month



Juvenile arthritis – two words that definitely should not be connected, yet, sadly they are. Nearly 300,000 children in the United States who are under 18 years of age suffer with this pernicious disease. It affects children from all ethnic groups; but interestingly, 75 percent of patients are female.   Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune Read More


Are There Diet Benefits To Going Vegetarian?



After reviewing 12 diet trials, Taiwan researchers have learned that people following a vegetarian diet see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. This was especially true for those that follow a vegan diet that includes no animal products whatsoever. The study – published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine – was the Read More


Are You A Victim Of Sunscreen Confusion?



Consumers are relying too much on Sunscreen Factor Protection (SPF) values and are confused by sunscreen terminology, says a new study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and published in the journal JAMA Dermatology. The study reveals that only 43 percent of people surveyed understand the definition of SPF and only seven percent know what to look Read More


Food Trek: Starfruit And Pomelos



We’ve all done it: wandered through an international farmers market gawking at some of the strange and exotic fruits, fishes, meats, cheeses, teas, herbs, spices, and veggies on tantalizing display. As we wandered, we’d wonder how this one tastes and how that one is prepared, but many of us never took that next step: buying Read More