You may not know what turmeric is at first mention, but if you’ve ever slathered plain old ballpark mustard on a hot dog, you’ve eaten turmeric. However, sampling it as a simple condiment hardly honors the properties of this powerful plant derivative.
Researchers from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina reported recently in PLoS ONE (2013; 8 , e76632) that 40 years of nutrition information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey—the gold-standard database for such information—may be fatally flawed.
Question: I’m working toward a career change to health and wellness, and I have a particular interest in nutrition. My interests are in coaching individuals to adopt healthier eating patterns (I’m currently an ACE-certified health coach) and lose weight, and in working with people whose doctors may have suggested “lifestyle changes” to help prevent cholesterol or blood sugars from creeping up further, but who have not yet become diabetic or developed serious heart issues.
Forget “guilty” pleasures. The next time you “celebrate” by eating your favorite chips, dips or sweets, give yourself per- mission to fully enjoy the indulgence. Worrying over calories or feeling guilty can put you at risk for weight gain, say researchers in a study published in the November 23, 2013, online edition of Appetite.
Healthy eating patterns among Americans declined for all months in 2013, compared with 2012, according to a Gallup Poll reported by the organization on November 27, 2013.
The disappointing news continues:
Are you using texting as a behavioral or weight loss intervention with your clients? What types of messages do you send, and how successful have you been?
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Many experts believe that long-term healthy behaviors are more likely to take hold when developed at a young age. According to researchers from Bogotá, Colombia, learning those behaviors from Sesame Street characters might be one way to get young kids on the right track.
newsletter_teaser: Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? It's the perfect time to share helpful nutrition strategies with your clients and members. The campaign’s theme for 2014 is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."