Peas are a good source of protein, vitamin C and vitamin K, vitamin B1 and also provide iron, folate, fiber and vitamin A. Not only are they low in calories, but they are also easy to store and easy to prepare. Read this bulletin to learn everything you need to know about the benefits of peas and a delicious and easy recipe.
The New Year is a good time to reevaluate your health and wellness. Creating and establishing new habits that promote a healthy lifestyle should be a priority. We encourage you to continue or make the change to a healthier you.
It is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and I want to stress the importance of screening for this disease. Because the Pap smear test is able to detect cellular abnormalities and precancerous lesions that can develop into Cervical Cancer, it is vital for women to be screened either annually or every 3 years. By being proactive in screening, the incidence rates of Cervical Cancer have drastically declined over the last 30 years.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and progressive autoimmune and inflammatory disease, where the immune system attacks patient’s joints and connective tissues by mistake, causing inflammation and progressive destruction of articular structures (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. Rest, exercise, stress management, and diet have shown to be beneficial for patients with this disease. Read this bulletin to learn more about dietary factors that are beneficial when managing rheumatoid arthritis.
The transition from childhood to adolescence can bring undesirable changes in eating behaviors such as sedentary behaviors, increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, calorie-dense, nutrient poor snacks and food away from home and a decline in the consumption of milk and other nutrient-dense foods. Read this bulletin to learn what strategies science says work better in order to adopt new family traditions this 2019 that may encourage your kids to live healthier lives.
Brussels sprouts look and taste somewhat similar to cabbage, but are slightly mild in flavor and denser in texture.They are a good source of potassium, vitamin A, C, K, and B6, folate, fiber, antioxidants, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carotenoids, chlorophyll and a rich source of sulfur-containing glucosinolates. Read this bulletin to gain insight on everything you need to know about Brussel Sprouts and two delicious yet healthy recipes!
Recent reports have rising concerns about some imported toys, antique or collectible toys, and toy jewelry that have been found to be contaminated with lead. The current federal law limit for the amount of total lead allowed in most new products for children 12 and younger is 100ppm (parts per million). Read this bulletin to learn ways you can avoid the dangers of lead in toys and what to do if you encounter a toy that is contaminated.
Finding a cancer vaccine has proven to be a difficult feat to accomplish. Researchers have been studying cancer for decades, but have yet to develop a vaccine. However, in a recent study, a team of researchers were able to create a cancer vaccine that could potentially eliminate and protect against certain cancers. The researchers were able to identify certain antigens that exist on cancer tumors and developed a vaccination based on their findings.
The holidays can be a difficult time for those undergoing cancer treatment. It is important that during this time, we encourage and uplift those who need it the most to make this holiday season a memorable one.
Walnuts are high in omega 3, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin E, folate, melatonin, antioxidants, polyphenols, and substances found to reduce risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer and support the immune system. Read this bulletin to learn more about the benefits of eating walnuts not only for your mood, but for your overall health.