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Naturopathy Articles
Do you wish to know more about naturopathy? This page from Linda Lazarides’ School of Modern Naturopathy gives you access to a host of extensive information from the natural medical expert herself. Topics of the articles, which are all based on scientific research, include a history of healing with food, detox diets, nutritional guidelines for arthritis, the effects of sugar on health and leaky gut syndrome. If you are thinking of studying naturopathy yourself, you would be delighted and inspired by the dissertations written by graduates of the online school founded by Lazarides. Topics of these dissertations include understanding and managing type 2 diabetes, food allergies and intolerances, and the risks of using plastic to store food.

Vitamin D, Calcium Intact Does Not Reduce Colorectal Polyps, Study Finds
A large randomized study at 11 U.S. hospitals found that calcium supplements and vitamin D failed to protect against developing colon cancer. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015, refutes earlier observational studies suggesting that higher vitamin D or greater calcium intact lowered the risk of colorectal cancer. More than 2,200 adults aged 45-75 with a history of colorectal adenoma participated in the study, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. They were randomly assigned to take either vitamin D3, calcium, both, or neither. Daily supplementation for three to five years did not reduce the risk of recurrent colorectal adenomas among study participants. What makes this study significant is that clinicians are routinely screening for vitamin D in routine health checks, and often recommending that patients take supplements, said Elizabeth L. Barry, PhD, a researcher at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Pam Rotella: Vegeterian Fun
This is the home page of Pam Rotella, a long-time vegetarian who wrote the book Vegan Vegetarian Cooking. This is her fun pages where she explores various topics than on her other site, This site has an extensive nutritional and health section, featuring topics such as: bacterial mad cow theory, mercury poisoning, sickle cell anemia, curing cancer and AIDS, aspartame, MSG and other excitotoxins. Even includes a section with politics and scandals, and you can find some sample recipes from her cookbook, along with cooking tips and hints for vegetarians who are interested in nutrition.

Books on Good Nutrition
If you are looking for books on nutrition, fitness and health, check this list of reference books in the store on Eat Right. Many are by by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Many of the publications included here are authored by doctors, physicians, and other medical professionals. The categories are child and teen nutrition, diabetes, food sensitivities, nutrition and lifestyle, pregnancy and breastfeeding, sports nutrition, and special needs. Available are consumer titles, eBooks, Pocket Guides, Study Guides and clinical Reference books. Some of the sources of these publications are the US government, and non-profit organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Food Allergy Network.

WebMD Nutrition and Health Information has always been a trusted source for medical information, so it makes perfect sense to check out their site on diet and nutrition. The site features articles about foods that can be dangerous, healthy foods for a healthy heart, protecting your bones from osteoporosis, heartburn, diet and lifestyle tips for better sex, assessing your heart disease risk, nutrition for kids, eating right before pregnancy, diabetes weight loss, irritable bowel syndrome and more. The site also features quizzes so you can assess your health. Includes a calorie counter, BMI calculator and heart risk quiz, among other useful Web tools.

Preparing Healthy Meals
Looking for a healthy recipe to toss all your healthy food—and cooking skills—into? Look no further. This site has free newsletters, healthy recipes, eating plans and more. Topics include getting fit, healthy menu planning, recipe makeovers, testing mental fitness, preparing for the holidays and more. Healthy weight loss resources are also here, including food guides and support system tools. This site is regularly updated with great meal suggestions so you can keep yourself and your entire family healthy when you cook.


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