American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) - A research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition. The Society fulfills its mission by fostering and enhancing research in animal and human nutrition; providing opportunities for sharing, disseminating, and archiving peer-reviewed nutrition research results (at its annual meeting and in its publications, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The Journal of Nutrition).
Arbor Nutrition Guide - Searching guides you to general and nutrition search engines and lists. Clinical Nutrition provides material on nutrition in medicine, nutritional diseases and high risk groups. Applied Nutrition deals with resources in dietetics, public health, lay and patient information, alternative medicine, nutrition education, journals and multimedia. Food Science contains links on food composition, food science and food safety. Food has material on eating and dining, the food industry, and food service.
B12 - Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is important to good health. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells, and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells (1-4). Vitamin B12 is bound to the protein in food. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach releases B12 from protein during digestion. Once released, B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods including fish, milk and milk products, eggs, meat, and poultry. Fortified breakfast cereals are an excellent source of vitamin B12 and a particularly valuable source for vegetarians (5, 6, 7). The table of selected food sources of vitamin B12 suggests dietary sources of vitamin B12.
BMI - BMI is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI appears to be as strongly correlated with various metabolic and disease outcome as are these more direct measures of body fatness. In general, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight category, for example underweight, normal or healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. Also see Calculate Your Body Mass Index.
Calorie Restriction Society - Dedicated to understanding and promoting the Calorie Restriction (CR) diet. CR is the consumption of a diet with adequate quantities of all essential nutrients, except that the energy content of the diet (caloric intake) is safely reduced (by as much as 10-40%) below the amount of energy (calories) that the body would tend to naturally desire, absent any special dietary measures. The goal of Calorie Restriction is to achieve a longer and healthier life by eating fewer calories and consuming adequate vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
Carlson Nutritional Supplements - Product lines now include award-winning Norwegian fish oils, a full line of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, special formulations and nutritional supplements.
CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity - Works to maintain health and prevent chronic disease by promoting healthy eating and active living for Americans of all ages. Work with state and local partners on community solutions to help increase healthy food choices. Also see:
Dietary Supplements Labels Database - Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Enables users to determine what ingredients are in specific dietary supplement brands and to compare ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the health benefits claimed by manufacturers, although the claims made by the manufacturers have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Eating Academy, The - Peter Attia on the science of nutrition, losing weight, reducing your risk of chronic disease (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and many others), and improving your performance (physically and mentally).
Fast Food Facts - Fast food restaurant and food comparisons such as Most Calories, Calories from Fat, Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Sugars, Protein and more.
Fish Oil - Derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oil is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) - One of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA)Agricultural Research Service (ARS). FNIC is supported in part by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - An alliance driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. Created in 2002 at a Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children, GAIN supports public-private partnerships to increase access to the missing nutrients in diets necessary for people, communities and economies to be stronger and healthier.
Herb Substitution Chart - You may find yourself in a situation where you are out of a specified herb in a recipe or perhaps you just don't care for that specific herb. This chart will help you choose substitutions or alternatives that should work with your recipe.
Herbalscape, The - Traveling extensively to find medicinal plants, many of them half forgotten, and bring them home, propagating them in diverse organic gardens, greenhouses and shadehouses, then moving the plants and seeds back out into the world.
HerbMed - An evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public that provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health.
iHerb.com - Vitamins, supplements and natural health products. Find the very best selection of nationally known brands: Now Foods, Natural Factors, Source Naturals, Life Extension (see all), at remarkably competitive prices, with no house brands.
Joint Supplements: Is There Hope Behind the Hype? - The desire to find a miraculous cure to alleviate reduced mobility and arthritis pain is a natural one and leads many consumers to wonder if there's a product out there that their physicians have overlooked. Consumers are all too eager to believe testimonials-whether from a star athlete or an unknown fellow sufferer-and just as reluctant to have their bubbles burst by scientific evidence. A May 2007 article by Peter Pollack, published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Linus Pauling Institute - The Institute functions from the premise that an optimum diet is the key to optimum health. The Institute's mission is to understand the molecular mechanisms and physiological effects of nutritional factors; to determine the function and role of micronutrients, vitamins and phytochemicals in maintaining health and preventing and treating disease; and to continue the pioneering efforts of Dr. Pauling in nutrition research.
Natural Healthcare and Nutrition - Natural health and nutrition guide offering information on natural herbs, vitamins, supplements and remedies for common and not so common health concerns and ailments.
Natural Society - News and articles on natural health. Strongly support organic foods and purchasing from small, organic outlets and the complete labeling of products.
NUTRA USA - News stories and data of value to decision-makers in the supplement and healthy food industries in the USA.
Nutri-Facts - Nutrition information on 6 thousand different foods.
Nutrition.gov - Government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
Nutrition and You - In-depth information about nutrition facts of the food, nutrition health articles, health benefits of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and more.
Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) - Serves the nutrition, natural products and alternative health care industries. Provides detailed market research for upper management involved in the nutrition industry and addresses impacts on the food, pharmaceutical and health care industries.
Nutrition Data - Provide accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis. The information in Nutrition Data's database comes from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food's Nutrition Facts page. In addition to food composition data, Nutrition Data also provides a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and interpret that data. These interpretations represent Nutrition Data's opinion and are based on calculations derived from Daily Reference Values (DRVs), Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs), published research, and recommendations of the FDA.
Nutrition Low Down: Nutrition Facts - Browse for thousands of your favourite everyday foods and discover what they are made of. Data is based on the USDA National Nutrient Database, but reformatted to resemble a typical food label.
Nutrition Navigator - Developed by Tufts University to help users find accurate nutrition information quickly.
NutritionData (ND): Nutrition Facts Analyzer - NutritionData (ND) generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional analyses for all foods and recipes. ND tells you what's good and bad about the foods you eat, and helps you select foods that best meet your dietary needs.
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) - The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid - MedlinePlus backgrounder: Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while some nuts (English walnuts) and vegetable oils (canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, olive) contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). There is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques ("hardening of the arteries"), and lowers blood pressure slightly. However, high doses may have harmful effects, such as an increased risk of bleeding. Although similar benefits are proposed for alpha-linolenic acid, scientific evidence is less compelling, and beneficial effects may be less pronounced.
ScienceDaily: Nutrition News - Latest research in nutrition. Answers to questions about nutrition, body weight, herbal and nutritional supplements, and the role of diet in improving and maintaining your health.
Self Nutrition Data - Nutrition facts, calories in food, labeling, and other nutritional information.
The Way Up - Holistic physician Priscilla Slagle, M.D., provides natural remedies for optimum mental physical fitness on-line purchase of vitamins, herbs, amino acids, homeopathics, hormones. Online purchase of health products & books. Extensive alternative health information and books.
Tropical Plant Database - Dedicated to providing information and education on the important plants of the Amazon Rainforest. Each plant file contains taxonomy data, phytochemical and ethnobotanical data, uses in traditional medicine, and clinical research including clinical abstracts.
Vitamins and Nutrition Center - Information on vitamins, the latest vitamins research, expert knowledge on vitamins and tips for proper supplementation with vitamins.
Weil - Popular health, nutrition, vitamins and medicinal herbs, food as medicine site developed by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Weston A. Price Foundation - Dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
Whole Health Connection - A wealth of information to enhance health and well-being through herbs, herbal medicinals, organics, aromatherapy, good nutrition and natural living.
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