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The Food-Mood Connection

September 15, 2012

Jessica Iannotta MS, RD, CSO, CDN wrote an interesting article describing the connection between food and mood in the Wellness Times.

Check out some helpful ways that you can modify your diet to improve your mood:

http://www.wellnesstimes.com/articles/food-mood-connection-0

Meals to Heal is excited to be able to contibute to the Wellness Times — a dedicated online resource providing the most compelling, trusted natural health information available online. Wellness Times features content that is scientifically-validated and written by leading experts and journalists in the field of natural health.

 

Ginger – The Natural Nausea Fighter

September 14, 2012

Jessica Iannotta MS, RD, CSO, CDN authored an article on ginger in the WellnessTimes.  Access the article to learn more about the many beneficial properties of ginger: http://www.wellnesstimes.com/articles/ginger-natural-nausea-fighter

Meals to Heal is excited to be able to contibute to the Wellness Times — a dedicated online resource providing the most compelling, trusted natural health information available online. Wellness Times features content that is scientifically-validated and written by leading experts and journalists in the field of natural health.

 

 

7 Ways to Curb Inflammation with Food

June 29, 2012

Meals to Heal’s own Jessica Iannotta MS, RD, CSO, CDN has a featured article in the Wellness Times.  The article describes how to fight inflammation with diet.

 

You can access the Wellness Times article through the following link:  http://www.wellnesstimes.com/articles/7-ways-curb-inflammation-food

 

Meals to Heal is excited to be able to contibute to the Wellness Times — a dedicated online resource providing the most compelling, trusted natural health information available online. Wellness Times features content that is scientifically-validated and written by leading experts and journalists in the field of natural health.

 

 

Significant Proportion of Cancer Caused by Infection

May 10, 2012

Approximately 2 million new cancer cases a year are caused by infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, according to The Lancet Oncology. Researchers found that about 16% of all cancer cases worldwide are related to infection, most of it in developing countries. According to the study, 80% of infection-related cancer occurs in less developed regions. Two prevalent cancer-causing viruses are human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis-B virus (HBV).   To protect oneself, vaccination against HBV and HPV will help to prevent liver cancer (HBV) or cervical cancer (HPV).  Cervical cancer accounted for about half of the infection-related cancer in women with liver and gastric cancer accounting for 80% of infection-related cancers in men. The authors say their findings emphasize the need for safer and more widespread vaccination programs and other infection prevention programs.

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May 8, 2012

Helpful Tips for Preventing Melanoma/Skin Cancer

• Protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays. Wear clothing to protect as much skin possible, including long sleeves, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses

• Limit direct sun exposure during midday, seeking areas of shade. UV rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm

• Wear “broad-spectrum” sunscreen that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30

• Apply sunscreen liberally. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or exercising

• Wear sunscreen year round, even on cloudy days

• Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps

• Perform monthly head to toes self-exams in front of a full-length mirror, in a well-lit room. A handheld mirror is helpful to view areas that are hard to see. Take note of any moles, marks or freckles on your skin so you will be able to notice any changes

• Think “ABCDE” to remind yourself what to look for
Asymmetry: The shape of one half doesn’t match the other
Border: Irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred edges
Color: Areas of uneven coloring including: black, brown, tan, white, gray,
red, pink or blue
Diameter: There’s a change in size
Evolving: The mole has changed over a few weeks or months

• See your Doctor or Dermatologist yearly for a full body skin exam

• Get Vitamin D safely through a healthy diet or vitamin supplements

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