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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

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A New Setup at Nutrition Investigator

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I have retired from teaching at Beloit College after 37 years, and am in the process of moving my web files from their server to this one.  Now this site will function more as a blog, where I can just share thoughts.
All of my college files, including my Nutrition site, courses, nutrition posters, and readings, […] Read more »

AJCN Jan 2015 from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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Drinking soda pop increases risk of prostate cancer

Trick or treat? Policy notes from Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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Please read my full response after this summary: A diligent reader followed the links on my notes sent in October. There I had links to articles that I summarized as  3.Reservatrol benefits the heart 4.  Curcumin improves your energy. He followed the links and read that these were based on non-human studies. “Roc, this is very nice, but […] Read more »

Roc’s CONCISE summary of readings Sept 2014

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something in the blood can potentially reverse aging

Berries likely to increase our healthspan from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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SUMMARY: I am becoming involved in the long ongoing blueberry study, coordinated by Dr. Rolf Martin, which has helped make everyone aware of the tremendous health benefits of eating blueberries every day. There are several further benefits being investigated. 1) There is biochemical, whole animal and human cellular evidence that eating them will prevent osteoporosis; […] Read more »

Student Advice to Parents and Wiki writing from Nutrition Investigator Roc

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My class has edited many wiki pages related to nutrition, from DHA to wheatgrass,  nutrition for public schools to protein supplements for athletes.  See the list with links here:
And here is the final writing of my nutrition course students, who decided the most important nutrition advice to give their parents:
1. Sing and dance every day.
2. […] Read more »

AJCN Sep 2013-Happiness from vitamin C

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HEADLINES: See summaries further down this page.
FEATURE: 500 mg vitamin C twice a day increases happiness and decreases stress 51%! – Vitamin D had no effect. 500 mg vitamin C twice a day was the discovery of Nutrition Investigator with his Beloit College freshman chemistry class.
GOOD – Higher omega-3 to omega-6 fats ratio in diet predicts memory and planning […] Read more »

Almost a MOOC about nutrition

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With all of the interest currently in MOOCs (online classes), you might be interested in the online class I developed a few years back, and the actual nutrition course which I teach that is entirely based on line.  Here is the link:

500 mg of Vitamin C twice a day reduces damaging symptoms of stress

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Reading a great new book”The Emotional Life of Your Brain”, by Richie Davidson MD PhD, Director of the NIH Center for Meditation at UW Madison.
“Plasma fibrinogen is a molecule implicated in inflammation and coronary disease. Because its blood levels rise in stressful life circumstances, it is a general marker of inflammation and has been implicated […] Read more »

Linus Pauling Meeting Notes Sept, 2011

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About the Linus Pauling Institute
Here is a summary of my notes from the Linus Pauling Meeting, held 12-16 September 2011.  The Linus Pauling Institute is a great source for nutrition information, http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/.  Their meeting every two years provides updates on the latest exciting nutrition research, featuring invited speakers from […] Read more »

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