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Americans are getting a failing grade in nutrition literacy
Bangor Daily News, Maine - May 17, 2017

If I asked you, âWho do you trust?â you would probably name a friend or family member â unless the topic is nutrition. Odds are your nearest and dearest are not your most trusted sources for nutrition information, even though there's an excellent

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How to diet on the run
Bangor Daily News, Maine - April 22, 2017

One of the most onerous aspects of losing weight is all the planning. Most people who have ever considered, much less attempted weight loss know that planning is key. It’s so important that dieters live by motivational quotes such as, “Those who fail to plan ...

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Easy ways to add a healthy new vegetable — seaweed — to your diet
Bangor Daily News, Maine - March 23, 2017

A Nutrition-packed Drink: Mix 1-2 tsp. into water, stir and drink as soon as possible (it will form a gel in less than a minute). Chase with juice. Or try mixing directly into juice.Drink variations: Mix with any dehydrated green, purple, red or orange drink mix. ...

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Woman who adopted plant-based diet, saw MS symptoms fade will speak at nutrition conference
Press Herald, Maine - March 15, 2017

An internist who changed her career and turned around her health after discovering the peer-reviewed power of a plant-based diet, Dr. Saray Stancic comes to Maine next month to deliver the keynote address at the annual Maine Nutrition Council conference.

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Can a Mediterranean diet keep your brain from shrinking as you age?
Bangor Daily News, Maine - January 13, 2017

As we age, our brains shrink. Especially the parts that we rely on to learn, remember, and do other important mental activities. What if, by just following a certain diet, we could slow down the process?A new study suggests that it might be possible. It found an ...

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Nourishing Nutrition — Making Everyone Happy: Cooking During the Holiday Season
Freepress Online, Maine - December 15, 2016

The following scenario, for example, is not farfetched: your sister-in-law is gluten-free, your nephew is vegan, your uncle has diabetes, and your brother avoids all grains, legumes, and dairy â version of the Paleo diet. If this is you â stop. Take

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Trump Receives Right-Wing Wish List to Gut Rules on Climate, Nutrition, Wages
Common Dreams (press release), Maine - December 15, 2016

"[N]utrition is a key target," Politico writes, noting that "the FDA's update to the Nutrition Facts panel and updated nutrition standards for school meals, both priorities championed by first lady Michelle Obama," are identified for elimination.Meanwhile, the ...

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Antioch senior pantry provides food, nutrition for elderly
Times Record, Maine - December 11, 2016

With its mission of delivering food to the elderly, the Antioch Senior Mobile Pantry plays a critical role in the lives of many area residents. The Senior Mobile Pantry was founded about six years ago as one of the many facets of Antioch Consolidated Association ...

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Maine Medical Center creates new residency in wellness and nutrition
Press Herald, Maine - July 10, 2016

Maine Medical Center creates new residency in wellness and nutritionWith a special focus on plant-based medicine, the program aims to bring disease prevention and healthy living to vulnerable communities in Maine, such as rural residents and the elderly.

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Happy 50th birthday! Eat some cake, then give your daily diet a tune-up
Press Herald, Maine - June 15, 2016

According to data from the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average person aged 40 to 59 was getting just shy of 2,200 calories per day – a figure that includes men and women.That’s right on the money for moderately active men, but ...

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Abandon fantasies and fear if you're seeking diet help
Press Herald, Maine - June 1, 2016

But if you see yourself in the paragraph above, you’re going to be majorly disappointed by the rational, reasonable diet and health approach of your friendly dietitian … at least until you start getting results.So now that I’ve burst your nutrition fantasy ...

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According to research, eating a vegetarian diet can save money
Press Herald, Maine - February 3, 2016

In a study published last year in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, researchers found that a meat-based diet in the United States costs $53.11 per person per week compared to $38.75 for a plant-based diet. Over the course of a year, according ...

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What do we really know about nutrition?
Bangor Daily News, Maine - December 18, 2015

There are basic wellness-based principles of nutrition I was taught in chiropractic school more than 30 years ago and provide a much better understanding of the topic. A diet based on these principles avoids the constantly shifting advice of “first it’s good ...

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Toxic hospital food: the disconnect between diet and disease
Bangor Daily News, Maine - September 22, 2015

Hospital food exemplifies one of the key institutional problems in American medicine: ignorance or sometimes complete disregard for the importance of diet in favor of pharmaceuticals and intensive procedures.I work in a hospital and I once saw a patient with advanced ...

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Exactly what is a 'plant-based' diet? Doctors offer precise meanings
Press Herald, Maine - August 19, 2015

For instance, a randomized workplace trial known as the GEICO Study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2012, found that after 18 weeks participants following a low-fat plant-based diet lost an average of 9.48 pounds, dropped 13 poin

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