Monthly Archives: November 2013

Red Meat Consumption and Mortality

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1134845 (If you prefer a shorter summary of the study’s findings, here is a link to an article about it in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html) This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (now known as JAMA Internal … Continue reading

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Marketing Healthy Snacks Like Junk Food

Great idea – after all, produce has a LOT of advertising to compete with. $2 BILLION aimed at kids for junk food versus $100 million for fruits and veggies is just not a fair fight. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/food-fight-marketing-healthy-snacks-like-junk-food/

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Vegan Diets and Hypothyroidism

This study of 65,981 people examines whether vegetarian diets including vegan, lacto-ovo, pesco or semi-vegetarian are associated with prevalence and incidence of hypothyroidism compared to omnivore diets. This is part of the longitudinal Adventist Health Study-2 utilizing self-reported information, with baseline data collected in … Continue reading

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Dancing Avocado Kitchen – Daytona Beach, Florida

On the road again, this time for Dan’s first Olympic distance triathlon. Since I’m off strenuous exercise until after baby-to-be comes along, I tackled one of my other favorite activities: finding delicious healthy vegan food! Based on other online reviews, … Continue reading

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Milk Consumption During Teenage Years and Risk of Hip Fractures in Older Adults

This study examined the relationship of hip fractures in older adults and their consumption of dairy milk as teenagers. It demonstrates that drinking milk does not aid in hip fracture prevention, and in men actually increases the risk. Feskanich D, … Continue reading

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Mango Sun Cafe and Grille – Ormond Beach, Florida

The Mango Sun Cafe and Grille has two locations: Ormond Beach, a short drive just north of Daytona Beach or a beachside location in Daytona at Perry’s Resort.  They serve breakfast and lunch. We went to the Ormond Beach location as … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Anything With a Face – Live Debate December 4th, 6:45 pm EST

If you’ve never heard of Intelligence Squared, this is the perfect opportunity to start! They feature debates on a variety of topics with two teams representing opposing points of view.  Hearing the differing arguments is informative and can even cause … Continue reading

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Acidic Diets (i.e., meat heavy) Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A study of 66,485 French women and their diets over a 14 year period has demonstrated that an acidic diet is linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An acidic diet is characterized by diets lower in … Continue reading

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Answers regarding the Paleo Diet from Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Jeff Novick is a dietitian and nutritionist who advocates a plant based diet. I thought his response to a question about the Paleo diet, which I hear about everywhere, was interesting: http://jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/2/13_Reflecting_On_The_Paleo_Diet.html Summary: The elimination of dairy and processed foods advocated … Continue reading

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Kale Cafe & Juice Bar – Daytona Beach, Florida

While walking down Beach St in Daytona Beach last weekend, my hubby and I came across some people with a table set up outside offering samples of food. Initially I intended to walk by (after all, how many free food … Continue reading

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