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

Archive for ‘January, 2014

Extras from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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1. Hazards of eating red meat – December 2013- Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. “these results demonstrate that the gut microbiome can rapidly respond to altered diet”. Within two days, the types of microbes thriving in the gut shuffle around. And there are signs that some of these shifts might not be so […] Read more »

Good news for young and older

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Two stories I have to share quickly.  1) On NPR this morning, the main narrator is retiring today.  At 65 years old, he discussed with a friend who is 72, how they are going to adjust as they enter the last third of their lives.  So with about 32 years to go, they recognize 97 […] Read more »

Autism update

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A kind reader particularly interested in autism has sent information causing me to update my autism page:
Background Information on Nutrition Related to the Autism Spectrum
for Discussion with a Medical Professional
[recent information thanks to kind contributor KC] Guide to Improving Gastrointestinal Symptoms among Children with Autism Spectrum
Health Issues Specific to Autism
Autism Resource Guide by Answers.com
A Guide […] Read more »

AJCN Dec 2013 – No Fours Diet for 2014 from Roc

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No Fours Diet RESEARCH HEADLINES – See longer synopses with active links below headlines:
PREGNANCY: For healthy full-term infants, breast milk is an appropriate standard for virtually all nutrients; There is a substantial demand for choline during late pregnancy –  Food sources for choline; Maternal DHA (from fish oil) increases offsprings IQ
OBESITY: Sugar is major trigger to obesity; Post-natal high omega-3/low omega-6 diet reduces lifetime […] Read more »

Happy Newborn New Year Nutrition from J Nutrition Dec, 2013

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SUBJ: —See longer summaries and links to published articles athttp://chemistry.beloit.edu/Ordman/nutrition/aln13/N409litnotes.htm.
SYNOPSES OF ARTICLES THIS MONTH Nutrition Facts Panels on food labels in the US are based on outdated RDAs ; Breast-fed infants and young children need complementary foods with a very high nutrient density (particularly for iron and zinc), especially at ages 6–12 mo.  ; Maternal knowledge of nutrition depends of […] Read more »

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