Monthly Archives: October 2010

Autism Nutrition

Autism Nutrition | Foodfacts.com

Autism Nutrition | Foodfacts.com

GFCF Diet for children with autism

Digestive health is of primary importance in autism. Common digestive symptoms have further been linked to behavioral changes in autistic individuals. Foods are a common cause of both digestive complaints and behavioral issues. Two major food components shown to play a part in autism are gluten (from grains) and casein (from dairy). Continue reading

12 Grocery Items Nutrition Experts Would Never Buy

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Grocery Items | Foodfacts.com

These days, it feels like you need a master’s degree in label reading whenever you are shopping at the grocery store. Every product seems to tout that it’s “organic,” “whole grain,” “sustainable,” “trans-fat free” or “all natural.” Continue reading

Understanding Portion Sizes

Understanding Portion Sizes | Foodfacts.com

Understanding Portion Sizes | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com wonders: have you thought recently about what healthy portion sizes are? Taking it one step further, how many of us really know what a portion size is?  Many of us tend to underestimate the amount of food we eat and, as a result, we frequently overestimate the recommended portion sizes for many foods. Continue reading

Diabetes may affect as many as 1 in 3 Americans by 2050

Donald McEwen, a type II diabetic, checks his blood sugar at his Westlake, Ohio office in March 2008. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says cases of the disease are projected to double, possibly even triple, by 2050.Donald McEwen, a type II diabetic, checks his blood sugar at his Westlake, Ohio office in March 2008. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says cases of the disease are projected to double, possibly even triple, by 2050.

Diabetes may affect as many as 1 in 3 Americans by 2050.

Foodfacts.com has learned that the future of diabetes in America looks bleak, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, with cases projected to double, even triple, by 2050. Continue reading

Best Nutrition Secrets

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Sarah Palin is on a diet. So is Barack Obama, Glenn Beck, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Peyton Manning, the pitching staff of the Texas Rangers, all the judges on America’s Got Talent, and the entire cast of Glee. In fact, from Chris Rock to Kid Rock to The Rock, everyone you can name is on a diet. Continue reading

Study: Obesity Care Costs Twice Previous Estimates

Obesity Care | Foodfacts.com

Obesity Care | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com has learned that nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity. New research that suggests the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact on medical spending as previously estimated. Continue reading