Are you prone to canker sores? Top tips for prevention and treatment

    Ouch! Not again! Canker sores are such a painful bother — bad ones can interfere with your ability to eat, and even compromise your health. Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to deal with one again? Canker sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth or at […]

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    In honor of Father’s Day: Nutrition to keep men healthy

    Women are as old as they feel and men are old when they lose their feelings. — Mae West While in general, dietary guidelines encompass all adults, there’s a divergence when it comes to the nutrition and health of men and women. And so, in honor of Father’s Day this year, let’s be sure that […]

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    Subway Otorongo: Fresh food, convenience, taste, and choice

    Who says that “fast food” has to be “bad food”?  You’ll get it fast at Subway, the most popular fast food chain in the world, but their motto “Eat Fresh” describes it best.  Since the opening of the first franchised store 42 years ago, Subway has been ranked top fast food franchise 16 times. The […]

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    Update on salt: What’s your sodium IQ?

    Salt is an acquired taste. You may love it now, but you weren’t born that way. Consider a baby’s reaction if you put salt on her tongue … that poor kid will screw up her face and … well if she could talk! But give that same child a taste of sugar and you’ll see […]

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    Bustin’ nutrition myths: Microwaves, diabetes, and granola

    According to Dictionary.com, an “urban legend” is a modern story of obscure origin and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humor, moralizing, or horror. And so, although some urban legends may contain specks of truth, most don’t. Understanding that old beliefs die hard, here […]

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    Is cheese the cause of your headaches?

    Cheese. Why do we love it so much? Is it the creamy texture? Is it because it can be so damn tasty? Cheese can be sharp, or sweet, or funky, or nutty. Do you prefer fresh, creamy cheese, or hard, aged cheese? Do you crave cheese? Do you feel guilty when you eat it? Anthropologists […]

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    Nicotine addiction: Why warning labels are less effective than regulation

    Everyone knows that tobacco kills. Hey, cigarette packs display those horribly graphic warning labels right up front on the package. You know, the ones that show the family member in the coffin, or the man sucking smoke through a hole in his throat. How about that photo of a diseased lung? Or the cancerous tongue […]

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    Can food package labeling change human buying and eating behavior?

    If you’re a concerned consumer, you’re a label reader. Your strategy for choosing healthy packaged foods starts by reading the Nutrition Facts label. Food labeling has its roots in 13th Century England, where the king proclaimed the first food regulatory law prohibiting bakers from adulterating bread by adding ground peas and beans into the dough. […]

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