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The Nutrition-Health Connection – The Corvallis Advocate



“Anyone who thinks they have no time for healthy nutrition will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” Edward Stanley, British Prime Minister from 1866 to 1868.

Is nutrition direct correlates with general health? This age-old question has been asked by patients and medical professionals around the world. While skeptics have criticized Fad diets and conspiracy theories on the subject, data, personal stories, and scientific evidence have shown an interesting correlation over the years between what we put into our bodies and how we feel.

Listed below are three health conditions that Americans face every day; Conditions in which diet plays a surprising role and alarming Role.


According to National Cancer Institute, nearly two million Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2020, and over 600,000 died from the disease. While there is no evidence that diet can cure cancer, data shows that regular consumption of certain foods can increase the risk of cancer in some people.

According to the World Health Organization, processed meats such as delicatessen, cured bacon and hot dogs are classified as group 1 carcinogens meaning she create a cancer risk similar to cigarette smoking. In addition, red meat (beef, pork, lamb, etc.) has been described as a class 2A carcinogen, which the WHO describes as “likely to cause cancer”. These data were formed after evaluating over 800 studies by scientists worldwide.

“The conclusions were primarily based on the evidence of colon cancer. The data also showed positive associations between processed meat consumption and pancreatic and prostate cancer, ”read on items from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

In addition, research shows that men who regularly eat a “Western diet” red and processed meats, refined grains and dairy products not only one increased risk of prostate cancer, but that those with prostate cancer have an increased post-diagnosis mortality rate.

Next to meat is a new one to learn showed a direct link between milk and breast cancer. Over 50,000 North American women took part in the study, which found that consuming cow’s milk increased breast cancer risk in women by 22% to 50%%. However, conflicting data on the subject has been the order of the day for decades The jury is therefore still open as to whether these findings should be recommendations for breast cancer prevention.

Alzheimer’s disease

Above six million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s a number that has increased 16% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the Alzheimer’s Association added new ones data shows that COVID-19 can not only cause long-term cognitive degeneration, but also the the virus can also accelerate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2011 Oregon State University introduced one Alzheimer’s Study to find a connection between illness and diet. Since the study began, new research methods such as nutrient biomarkers have helped uncover groundbreaking data that give hope to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

“We know that a lack of vitamins and minerals, in particular Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 as well as vitamin D can increase the age-related decline in cognitive function, ”said Kathy Magnusson, Linus Pauling Institute at OSU (LPI) Cognitive Expert and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

In July, Dr. Magnusson an LPI Webinar, titled “Why You and Your Dog Can’t Find Your Keys: This Is Your Aging Brain,” which studies cognitive function in older adults. In the video, Dr. Magnusson that the National Institute on Aging, although no specific diets are currently recommended, suggests the “My Plate” diet for older adults, which consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, white meat, and occasionally dairy products. In addition, the Mediterranean diet, which is largely similar to the My Plate diet, shows promise.

“You are currently doing the double-blind controlled studies with it [Mediterranean diet]”Said Magnusson.

She added that polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids found in foods like fish, dark chocolate, and berries have been shown to improve brain activity and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

“There are many nutritional factors, such as: B. long chain ÖMega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B6 and 12 that show improvements in cognitive function in animal and human studies, but nothing has sufficient evidence from multiple well-controlled clinical studies to reach the levels recommended by the National Institute on Aging or the neuroscientists the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Association, “said Magnusson.

Magnusson also noted that it is imperative to consult your doctor before deciding whether to take vitamin supplements, as they can interact with other medications.

multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease with a fatal prognosis; it is a neurological disorder that damages the brain and spinal cord. As a result, people with MS often experience symptoms such as mobility problems, numbness in the extremities, and cognitive dysfunction.

According to the National MS Society, almost a million Americans are currently battling the disease, with twice as many cases in the northern states as in the southern states. In addition, Canada currently has the highest number of MS cases at the rate of 291 per 100,000 population. Researchers believe that because of this pattern, certain environmental factors such as Vitamin D Levels play a role in MS prevention and care. According to the Mayo Clinic, recent studies have shown that MS patients who take vitamin D supplements can experience some relief from symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

There is also evidence that diet plays an important role in managing MS. In 2017, MS patient Mathew Embry made a documentary entitled “Living Proof”. which is currently available from Amazon Prime, Reveals His 20 Year Journey With MS And Its Secrets To Relapse Free Without Prescription Drugs.

Immediately after his diagnosis in 1995, Embry’s father, researcher Dr. Ashton Embry, the “Best Choice for the MS Diet,” Embry started on six weeks after diagnosis. The diet requires the complete elimination of dairy products, gluten, legumes, high-sugar foods, and foods that you are allergic or sensitive to. Foods with saturated and polyunsaturated fats, gluten-free grains, and alcohol should be restricted. Foods that should be consumed in large quantities are low in animal fat, fruits (especially berries) and vegetables.

Embry adds that additions are also an important part of his diet and recommend vitamin D3, omega3 essential fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, probiotics and others. L.Like Magnusson, Embry encourages patients to see a doctor advice before starting any new supplements.

Similar to embry, MS patient and Professor George Jelinek, MD, has found alternative diet and lifestyle treatments for his illness. Jelinek wrote the book, Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The EvidenceB.ased 7 step recovery programin which he outlines his research-based treatment plan. Jelinek’s regime is strict diet like Embry’s, although Jelinek’s completely eliminates the consumption of meat and allows grains and legumes. Jelinek was diagnosed with MS in 1999 and has lived relapse-free with his strict diet and lifestyle ever since.

Both Jelinek and Embry have helped thousands of MS patients achieve the same results.

Total wellness

In addition to these conditions was diet considered an important factor in many areas of health. Corvallis Naturopath, Samantha Evans, called that nutrients like fish oil, Ömega2 and turmeric have been helpful for many of their patients with various medical conditions. In addition, she said that Brazil nuts, which are high in selenium, could support thyroid function.

When asked if she recommends any particular diet overall, Evans noted that while everyone is an individual and one diet may not suit everyone, sure Elimination Diets have proven helpful with their patients. She also added that because of the egg allowance, she does not recommend diets like the “Whole 30” Eggs are considered one of the “14 food allergens“As well as a common Food intolerance.

In the end, obesity affects nearly half of the US population and is steadily increasing. Obesity not only affects patients’ quality of life, it can also lead to fatal diseases such as heart disease and strokes. In addition, obese people who contract COVID-19 have a higher risk develop severe symptoms. Maintaining a healthy eating Significantly reduces the risk of obesity and related health conditions.

By: Rebekah Harcrow

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DVIDS – News – Fit for 2022: Commissaries offer plenty of tips, ideas, resources to help patrons improve their health and wellness



By Kathy Milley, DeCA Public Affairs Specialist

FORT LEE, Va. – The new year is always an exciting time for reflection and recommitment, especially when it comes to wellness. Whatever your health goals for 2022, the Commissary is here to guide you in the right direction with tips, ideas and resources to improve nutrition.

“The health and well-being of our guests is our number one priority, so it’s vitally important to us, too,” said Bonita Moffett, Defense Commissary Agency Sales Manager. We work diligently to offer our customers the right mix of products and resources to support their wellness goals while saving big at checkout.”

According to Deborah Harris, DeCA’s Dietitian and Health and Wellness Program Manager (who holds a Masters of Public Health degree and is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist), the officer strives for when he commits to a healthier lifestyle and Wellness Goals Keep customers engaged by offering easily identifiable, high-performing foods and easy-to-use, quick meal solutions and wellness resources.

• Dietitian Approved Thumb (DAT): The “Thumbs Up Dietitian Approved” labels on shelves make it easier for shoppers to quickly identify foods with high nutritional value that they can incorporate into healthy eating habits. DAT uses unique software that analyzes and identifies products in most commercial food categories based on up to 86 FDA-defined health attributes. Attributes analyzed vary by food category, but identify dietitian-approved foods that limit added sugars, sodium, and unhealthy fats while containing whole grains, healthy fats, fiber, or lean protein, as well as items that qualify as USDA organic . Once these products are identified, they are marked on consignment shelves with a “Thumbs Up – Dietician Approved” label.

• Thinking Outside the Box Recipes: Preparing nutritious food at home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With “Thinking Outside the Box” recipes, Your Commissary continually offers meal solutions that are quick, healthy and economical, using ingredients that are normally offered to our customers at greater savings. Recipes are always available on under the Healthy Living tab. This library includes quick and easy, nutritionist-approved recipes for appetizers, entrees, salads, sides, and even desserts.

• Commissary CLICK2GO: Use Commissary CLICK2GO, the Commissary’s online ordering service, to instantly add the ingredients of your favorite nutritionist-approved recipe to your virtual shopping cart. With your Commissary CLICK2GO order on, click on the recipe link (, select the recipe you would like to add to your meal plan for the week and click simply click “Add to Cart” next to each of the ingredients you need to prepare the meal. Preparing nutritious food at home has never been easier.

• Gas Stations: Dietitian-approved gas stations, located near the front checkout aisles at over 170 food service establishments, offer convenient, tasty, nutritious meals and snacks to give customers the convenience they need without the high calories or high cost of a fast food restaurant meal. Customers can expect to see products that offer protein, healthy fat, complex carbohydrates, and a low-calorie form of hydration, such as low-calorie water and sports drinks, deli sandwiches, one-serving hummus, ready-made lean protein, fruit and cheese, no-sugar-added yogurt, Low sugar protein bars or prepared sliced ​​fruits and salads.

• Quick Homemade Meals: Don’t let a lack of time prevent guests from preparing nutritious home-cooked meals. DeCA has created a list of no-fuss entrees ( selected from the many nutritionist-approved “Thinking Outside the Box” (https://). became. / Recipes featured on The list is designed to minimize prep time with quick and easy meal solutions featuring ingredients that will save groceries money. It includes links to recipes for quick preparation using a slow cooker, microwave or pressure cooker; Prepared frozen meals; One-skill meals and entrees with prepared protein like fried chicken and canned tuna.

• Meal Planning: To make meal planning easier, DeCA has created two nutritionist-approved dinner menu plans, including weekly grocery lists, each for an entire month of family meals. These monthly meal plans are available on at these links: Meal Plan #1 ( and Meal Plan #2 ( Choose your preferred plan and simply print out the grocery list for the week, add breakfast and lunch items and your grocery list is ready. You have everything you need for the week. If you want to create your own menu plan tailored to your family’s preferences, use our easy-to-follow planning guide, the Dietitian Approved Menu Planner ( 2019-02 /Dietititan_Approved_Menu_Planner.pdf) and the Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet (

“Make fruits and vegetables your favorite snack, experiment with nutritious substitutes like cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles for starchy rice or pasta, or try a new fruit or vegetable each month,” Harris said. “All of these ideas, coupled with our programs that identify high-performing foods, our easy-to-use quick meal solutions, and our many wellness resources, give our customers a head start in achieving their wellness goals while stretching their grocery dollar.”

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a global chain of commissioners that provide military members, retirees and their families with groceries in a safe shopping environment. Commissioners offer a military advantage and save authorized customers thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The reduced prices include a 5% surcharge to cover the cost of new construction and modernization of existing police stations. As a central element of military family support and a valuable part of military salaries and benefits, commissioners contribute to family preparedness, improve the quality of life for the American military and their families, and help recruit the best and brightest men and women for service and to hold country.

Date of recording: 01/20/2022
Release Date: 01/20/2022 17:04
Story ID: 413176
Location: FORT LEE, VA, USA
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Hy-Vee HealthMarket Picks and Heart Health



DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Nutritionist Katie Schaeffer of Hy-Vee shares HealthMarket products and a healthy mango salsa!

Top 5 HealthMarket Products

· Food For Life Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread

  • Food For Life Ezekiel Bread is made by combining six sprouted grains and legumes (wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans and spelt) that together provide a complete protein. It is free from preservatives.
  • Sprouting grains can help improve digestibility, absorption of nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Each slice of bread contains 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. Both fiber and protein can help with satiety and support better blood sugar control.

Tumaros Carb Wise Wraps

  • Tumaros Carb Wise Whole Grain Wraps contain 60 calories, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.
  • The lower-calorie yet high-fiber combination is helpful for those trying to lose weight while staying fuller for longer.
  • They can be used for so much more than just packaging. Try them as breakfast burritos, sandwiches, enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas.

· Zevia® Zero Calorie Soda

  • Zevia® – Zero Sugar, Zero Calories and Naturally Sweetened
  • All Zevia® products are kosher, vegan and gluten-free
  • Zevia® drinks are sweetened with stevia leaf extract and contain no additives that many must avoid to manage their ailments.

Banza noodles

  • Banza noodles are made from chickpeas. Chickpeas have been shown to improve blood sugar control. Studies show that eating beans is correlated with a reduced risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Banza is high in fiber and protein (5 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein per serving). For those looking to go more plant-based, banza can be a helpful addition to a pasta that provides a good amount of protein. It provides 1.5 times more protein and 3 times more fiber than regular pasta.

· Avocado Oil by Chosen Foods

  • Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is 100% pure, naturally refined and always made from perfectly ripened avocados, which are a healthy source of fat.
  • Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is the workhorse of the kitchen. With its neutral flavor, avocado oil can be used in baking, marinades, dressing mixed leafy greens, and pasta salads — the possibilities are endless.
  • With avocado oil’s smoke point of 500°F, it can be used for any cooking purpose, from frying over high heat to grilling or baking.

Healthy You at the Health Fair 2022 – in person!!!

Do you want to start the new year off right? Attend our annual health fair to learn about your nutritionist’s favorite products, get your nutrition questions answered, and receive free samples, recipes, and coupons.

o Event date: Saturday, January 29, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

o Locations:

  • Northgate Hy-Vee (1823 East Kimberly Street, Davenport, IA)
  • Devil Glenn Hy-Vee
  • Utica Ridge Hy-Vee
  • Milan Hy Vee
  • Rock Island Hy Vee

Mango Black Bean Salsa

Served 16

Everything you need:

1 medium mango, peeled, seeded and cut into ¾-inch cubes

1 (15 oz) can Hy-Vee black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen Hy-Vee Select super sweet corn, thawed

¼ cup diced red peppers

¼ cup finely chopped green onion

1 tbsp minced garlic

¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley

3 tbsp fresh lime juice

Sp tsp Hy-Vee salt

¼ tsp ground cumin

Baked tortilla chips for serving

Everything you do:

In a medium-sized bowl, mix all the ingredients. Serve with baked tortilla chips.


· READ NUTRIENT LABELS: Look for foods with 2 grams or less of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, and less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. Choose foods with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.

· ADD GOOD FATS TO YOUR BASKET: Unsaturated fats like nuts, olive oil, avocados, and salmon can reduce the amount of low-density (“bad”) lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood and lower the risk of heart disease.

· CHOOSE WHOLE GRAIN FOODS: Look for the word “whole grain” as the first item in the ingredients list instead of fortified flour or “multigrain”. Whole grains contain the whole grain and are a better source of fiber.

· BEWARE OF HELPFUL INGREDIENTS: Sodium and added sugars can go by many different names. Sodium can be referred to as monosodium glutamate (MSG); Sugar can be high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, or molasses.

LOOK FOR THE HEART TICKET: When you see the heart tick on a food label, it means the product has been certified by the American Heart Association to meet certain nutritional requirements.

  • Heart Check certified foods contain 10% or more of the daily requirement of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, protein or fiber. It has 1 gram or less saturated fat per serving, ½ gram or less trans fat per serving, and limits sodium (based on each food category).

Meet your metric screening

When: February 2022

What: Do you want to take control of your health? Come for a Free Biometric Screening with your Hy-Vee Nutritionist! Your dietitian will take a fingerstick blood sample, which is used to measure cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose levels. They will also measure resting blood pressure, weight and body fat percentage. Appointments will be made based on availability while stocks last! To enroll, visit

Where: Northgate Hy-Vee (1823 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52803) and Milan Hy-Vee

Copyright 2022 KWQC. All rights reserved.

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The Beef on Plant-Based Meat Alternatives



Just look at the grocery store shelves and you will see a plethora of plant-based meat alternatives. As more people restrict animal products, companies are offering a wider variety of plant-based foods that mimic the taste of meat.

The non-meat eater population is growing, with 63% of respondents in a recent US consumer survey saying they are eating more plant-based foods. Specifically for plant-based meat alternatives, market research firm SPINS reported that dollar sales for plant-based meat increased 45% from 2019-2020.

People are turning to vegetarian options for many reasons, including environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Plant-based foods generally have a lower environmental impact while providing fiber and other nutrients that may help prevent some chronic diseases.

Research has shown that a greater intake of red and processed meat increases the risk of heart disease. A study of 20,000 people published in the journal European Society of Cardiology showed that people who ate more red meat had smaller heart chambers, poorer heart function and stiffer arteries.

On the other hand, research has linked a plant-based diet to lower cardiovascular risk.

“Everyone should follow a plant-based diet to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, and to diversify the bacteria in your gut microbiome,” says Kirsten Straughan, RD, director of the Nutritional Sciences program at the College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois Chicago.

If you’re looking to increase plant-based meat alternatives in your diet, you should know what to look for because not all are created equal.

Meat and plant-based diet

You know what you can get from whole plant-based foods — like an apple or a stalk of broccoli — but how healthy are plant-based meat alternatives?

The magic of food technology has transformed plant proteins from soybeans, peas, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and mushrooms, or “mycoproteins,” into a variety of plant-based meat alternatives, from veggie burgers, sausages and hot dogs to fake chicken nuggets and fish fingers.

And just as animal meat is nutritionally different, not all plant-based meat alternatives are created equal.

Recent research in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics compared the nutritional quality of ground beef alternatives sold by major brands in the US and ground beef made from animal meat.

The plant-based ground beef alternatives tended to contain less saturated fat than ground beef, although levels varied. Some products in the study had as much saturated fat as ground beef.

The plant-based alternatives contained a moderate amount of fiber, which is underconsumed in the US. The results also showed that the plant-based alternatives were good sources of iron, manganese, copper, folic acid, and niacin. However, they contained fewer essential nutrients — protein, zinc and vitamin B12 — than ground beef.

Sodium levels were also higher in plant-based alternatives than animal meat, but salt is usually added to flavor ground beef during cooking.

Plant based diet

Just because products are plant-based doesn’t mean you can be sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need. Consider how these options fit into your broader diet.

“It’s the total diet that counts,” says Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RDN, professor of nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, who recently spoke about plant-based meats and reducing cardiovascular risk at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition.

“When you go plant-based, make sure you’re doing it right, because if you’re doing it wrong, you’re not doing yourself any good,” she says.

The food we eat, whether plant or animal, must be nutritionally adequate and in line with current dietary recommendations. “Our goal should be to achieve optimal nutritional quality, whether or not the diet contains animal protein,” says Kris-Etherton.

“Lean beef can provide many nutrients that are either under-absorbed or difficult to obtain,” she says. Lean beef provides protein, easily absorbed iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin B12, phosphorus, as well as creatine for muscle growth and maintenance, the antioxidants taurine and glutathione, and conjugated linoleic acid, an important fatty acid.

“Lean beef can be incorporated into a healthy diet that meets all current nutritional recommendations for health promotion and disease prevention,” she says.

If you’re replacing animal meat in your diet, make sure you’re getting a nutritious substitute, says Straughan. “It’s important to read labels,” she says. “Even within brands, look at individual products, look for saturated fat from coconut oil, and look for fiber in the product.”

The bottom line is that eating less red and processed meat — and less animal products in general — can be good for your health, but it’s important to understand whether plant-based meat alternatives hit the nutritional mark for you.

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian, Lifestyle Nutritionist, Author, Culinary and Media Consultant and the author of two books.

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