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

Archive for ‘December, 2011

Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions from Nutrition Investigator

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Based on reading the Fall/Winter Linus Pauling Institute Newsletter, here’s a few validated nutritional resolutions for the New Year.
1. Take a vitamin D supplement of one or two thousand IU daily.
2. Take a fish oil supplement of one or two thousand mg daily, associated with better executive function.
3. Reduce Western diet intake, especially high-temperature meat […] Read more »

Save and share for every pregnancy

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Nutrition Investigator recommends you print and save this to share with anyone you ever know who plans to get pregnant. – website with links at
In utero neonate programming: AJCNsup Dec, 2011 – Details [links may require subscription to AJCN]
Preface – Metabolism and nutrition before and during pregnancy and after birth exert lasting […] Read more »

American Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition Dec, 2011

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Read the summaries after the headlines.
HOLIDAY FEASTING 1. A kind alum shares: Harvard University writes: Pay attention to the protein package. Fish, poultry, and beans are your best bets. 2. Drinking soda causes heart disease.
SO MUCH FOR IN UTERO AND NEONATES and kids: Stay tuned for The Power of Programming: how in utero and neonate […] Read more »

J Nutr, Dec 2011

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Read my summaries below these headlines. Links go to published journal abstracts.

Pregnant? 1. Infant formula is very deficient compared to breast milk.
Obvious but healthful reminders: 2. Replacing soda with water and desserts with fruit makes a tremendous difference to energy intake and disease risk. 3. Children weigh less and eat more vegetables if they eat […] Read more »

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