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Nutrition Schools
Do you wish to enter the world of alternative or holistic nutrition and become a health coach, a naturopathic doctor or a restaurant consultant? While dietetics is an established field of study, holistic nutrition is a relatively new field, and only a few colleges and universities offer nutrition programs that include alternative streams such as Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, and other eastern medicine practices. In this blog post, The Kidney Cleanse book author and certified nutritionist Laura Felts shares a list of nutrition schools anyone with an interest in holistic nutrition can start looking into. She also gives pointers on how to ease yourself into the field by seeking a mentor in your area and attending local trainings.

Study Finds No Protection from Colon Cancer for Older Women from Calcium, Vitamin D
Contrary to common belief based on previous studies, it appears that calcium and vitamin D do not help older women from developing colon cancer, according to findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2006. A study of 36,000 healthy women past menopause who took regular supplements of calcium and vitamin found the same risk of colon cancer as a test group of women who took a placebo. This study differs from previous studies in important ways; for example, it is the first long-term clinical trial to specifically look at colorectal cancer in women not already at high risk, according to Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD., the lead author. Other medical experts say this study may not be definitive, because it may not have been long enough.

Whatís New in Nutrient Therapy?
This site discusses the importance and basics of nutrient therapy. This type of medical therapy is being used by doctors today, but not as many as one may think. The field is expected to grow. This site is about optimum nutrition, and includes topic on natural health remedies, weight problems, acid-alkaline balance, hyperactivity in children, attention deficit disorder, emotional freedom techniques, health insurance, hypnosis solutions, nutrition and depression, healthy eating and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

11 Foods That Can Help Your Bones Healthy
Calcium and vitamin D are the two main nutrients that can make your bones strong and healthy. Besides sunlight, you can also get vitamin D from certain foods such as yogurt and tuna. Sardines have high levels of both vitamin D and calcium. On the other hand, cheese is full of calcium and contains small amount of vitamin D. For milk, we know that it is rich in calcium. In fact, an 8-ounce fat-free milk will provide you 30% of your daily dose of calcium. Some brands are even fortified with vitamin D. And in case you donít know, egg yolk has vitamin D while egg white may cut calories. For the other foods for healthy bones, check this article at

Women's Health Matters from Women's College Hospital
Women's College Hospital in Canada maintains a website called WomensHealthMatters,CA, which contains a wealth of information concerning health issues for women. In its Features Articles is a section on Nutrition and Fitness, with articles on such topics as eating behavior (healthy habits and disordered eating), Omega 3 fatty acids, glucose, bone mineral density, bone health, iron deficiency, diabetes in younger women, obesity and depression, cardiovascular risk factors, and strategies for mindful eating, which means having a healthy relationship with food. is the official website of George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods, a non-profit foundation that aims to provide scientifically proven information about proper food preparation, as well as healthy eating. Here, you can find more than 100 easy and quick healthy recipes, a comprehensive guide on organic foods, healthy cooking tips from experts, and everything you should know about digestion. You will also have a better idea about food sensitivities and how to deal with it. But more importantly, you can browse their huge list of the healthiest foods in the world according to category. As a bonus, you can watch the YouTube video of George Mateljan on why he never cooks with extra virgin olive oil.


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