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Taking Back Control ...: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

Taking Back Control ...: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

In the month prior to going on this last round of IV medication I was on top of the world. Overall, I was feeling BETTER. My Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) seemed to be under control. I was having regular, everyday bowel movements. I had more energy a...

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You Are What You Eat!

Whether you eat to live or live to eat, what you put in your body has a huge impact on your health.

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House Passes Farm Bill Without SNAP, Nutrition Assistance Elements

In a 216-208 vote on Thursday afternoon, the House passed the Farm Bill without funding for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and other nutrition assistance elements. SNAP and nutrition assistance programs generally constitute ab...

Can Bugs Increase CD4 Cells? A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel Img

Can Bugs Increase CD4 Cells? A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

"Microbiome research is in its infancy, but there is already evidence that an imbalance of gut flora may cause gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease."

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Dietary Supplements: Frequently Asked Questions

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Use and Safety of Dietary Supplements How do I know if I need a dietary supplement? How can I get more information about a particular dietary supplement such as whether it is safe and effective? Where can I find i...

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to the USDA: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to the USDA: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

I haven't told anyone, but I had to take a break from school. So I'll be going back in June hopefully. I injured my foot so I couldn't play kickball anymore, and I just had to take a break from a lot of things. I even took a leave of absence from m...

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Tips for Summertime Health and Youth

Summer is here, and, as always, we are looking for ways to protect us and to buy the best products to help us stay healthy and youthful.

Luckily, there are things we can do to combat the environmental issues of summer (sun, heat, wind) without spend...

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Ask the Experts: Managing Lipid Levels

"My doctor said that my lipid levels are cause for concern. Any do's and don'ts you can share?" asks Brandon, a person living with HIV in Canada. Several HIV health care professionals (including an HIV specialist and a dietician) offer their expertis...

Maria and Lisa's Bilingual Video Blog (Our Detox Juicing Recipe): A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia Img

Maria and Lisa's Bilingual Video Blog (Our Detox Juicing Recipe): A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

Hi everyone. Below is a bilingual video of my partner, Lisa, and I describing another one of the healthy juices we make -- this one is a detox juice. I also talk about the vitamins and supplements I am taking right now. Just remember to talk to your ...

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Nelson Vergel's Tips on Healthy Eating (Video)

"In this 19-minute video, Nelson reviews foods that he uses and buys at the grocery store to stay healthy, minimize metabolic problems (insulin resistance, high cholesterol/triglycerides, blood sugar), improve body composition and energy levels throu...