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USANA Scientists Discover Link between Diet and Gene Regulation

U.S. News New research by scientists at USANA, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based nutritional company, has discovered that what we eat and drink may have a significant impact on how our genes are regulated. In a new study published in the journal Nutrients, USANA scientists…

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RECIPE: (Cucumber) GREEN GAZPACHO

Cucumber THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Cucumber is a member of the gourd family, and the plant itself is a creeping vine. The cucumber we eat is actually a botanical berry, but it’s typically…

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RECIPE: GRILLED BALSAMIC NECTARINES

Nectarines THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW The nectarine is a close sibling of the peach. The only difference is that nectarines have smooth skin, and peaches have fuzzy skin. The best way to think…

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GET TO KNOW YOUR THYROID

It is thyroid cancer awareness month, so you should… GET TO KNOW YOUR THYROID The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. It is aptly referred to as the master metabolism gland. Hormones produced by the thyroid direct calorie consumption, oxygen…

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REDUCING THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution is a major human health concern and is a risk factor for several health conditions. The most common causes of environmental air pollution include power plants, manufacturing facilities, fuel burning heaters, and automobiles. Despite increasing government regulations to reduce emissions and modern, cleaner combustion devices, air…

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Back to School Health Tips

RUSS BARTON MS, CNS, CISSN AUGUST 31, 2017 It’s that time of year for many of us. No, I’m not talking about football season and new television shows. Back to school season is here. We make sure they have appropriate school clothes, all the important supplies…

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HOW NUTRIENTS SUPPORT A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

Ask The Scientists – Health and Science Education Micronutrients are required for the immune system to function efficiently. Micronutrient deficiency harms immunity by affecting antibody responses, leading to imbalances in the immune system. This increases sensitivity to infections and illness. Infections also aggravate micronutrient deficiencies…

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Rapini – Recipe and Nutrition

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Rapini, also called broccoli rabe (or raab), is a delightfully bitter member of the Brassica family, which also includes cousins such as broccoli, kale, turnip, and cabbage. The degree…

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