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Cessation of Breast Milk Alters Infant Microbiome

By Kimberly Lord Stewart It’s widely accepted that the delivery mode, whether vaginally or C-section, shapes the manner in which an infant’s healthy microbiota are established. Vaginal deliveries are preferred to help colonize an infant’s healthy bacteria. A new study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, confirmed this understanding and (more…)

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Train the Brain to Eat Healthy

Can your patients learn to like healthy food? Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A small study by Tufts University shows that it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high caloric foods. (more…)

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Addressing the B6 Status of your Patients

By Karen Raterman It’s no surprise that many Americans are overworked and highly stressed. A fast-paced lifestyle often leads to fast-paced eating which may include an overabundance of processed and refined foods. As a result, Americans are overweight and undernourished. Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are an increasingly common issue that has (more…)

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