Jun 20, 2018
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Vegetarian Diets

Many people are choosing to eat less meat and opting for a vegetarian diet, especially in recent years.  Reasons for adopting a vegetarian diet include improved health, religious beliefs, ethical reasons, and environmental concerns.  Following a vegetarian diet may decrease the risk of chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. All … [ Read More ]

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease and those affected are unable to tolerate gluten.  In those with celiac disease, gluten causes the immune system to attack its own bowel tissue and damages the small intestines.  The villi that line the small intestine are eroded.  This may lead to malabsorption and malnutrition as the villi are … [ Read More ]

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Diabetes and Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder and occurs when blood sugar levels are consistently above normal.  Diabetes can be classified as either type 1 or type 2.  Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is more common and occurs when the body does not use or make … [ Read More ]

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The Obesity Epidemic

Obesity has become an epidemic around the world and the number of obese adults is expected to continue to grow.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one third of U.S. adults are obese and approximately 12.7 million (17%) of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. Obesity related diseases, including … [ Read More ]

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