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Soy Foods & Miso Soup Recipe

by in Kitchen Sink January 16, 2008

Numerous reports indicate that, because soy is high in isoflavones, it can prevent illness and promote good health. Isoflavones are a class of phytochemicals, which are compounds found only in plants (phyto means plant). Isoflavones: • Help prevent the buildup of arterial plaque, which reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. • Have […]

HIV Side Effects and Nutrition

by in HIV, Kitchen Sink January 16, 2008

Many people with HIV and those taking HIV medications experience a variety of adverse side effects. Dietary changes can be crucial in minimizing these side effects. Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, reflux and heartburn. Besides being uncomfortable, diarrhea and vomiting can cause excessive losses of fluids, nutrients, and electrolytes, leading to dehydration and electrolyte […]

How to Better Digest Beans

by in Kitchen Sink January 15, 2008

Oligosaccharides (sugar molecules) in beans are responsible for producing gas (flatulence). Sometimes human digestive enzymes can not fully digest the oligosaccharides, which can lead to the production of gases as waste products. Here are tips on reducing the likelihood of flatulence: Soaking • Soak beans for 12 hours or overnight in four parts water to […]

Dining Out Guide

by in Kitchen Sink January 11, 2008

Eating out has become the norm in American life. It was once an activity that was reserved for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Now it has become a daily event. Almost 50% of all meals are eaten outside the home. The average American eats out four times a week. Lunch is the meal […]

Nutrition Intervention for Depression

by in Depression, Kitchen Sink January 10, 2008

Depression is a complex illness that must be diagnosed by a qualified health care practitioner. Often, however, the dietary component of mental illness is overlooked. Food sensitivities, or vitamin and mineral deficiencies may worsen the symptoms of depression. Following a few dietary guidelines, in combination with other prescribed treatments, may help to relieve symptoms of […]

Salicylates

by in Kitchen Sink January 10, 2008

The following information is intended for those that have salicylate allergy or have been placed on a low salicylate diet by their physician… Salicylates (mg/100 g)a <.10 mg/100 g FRUITS apple (yellow), banana, paw paw, pear w/o skin, plum (green), pomegranate VEGETABLES bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, blackeyed peas, brown beans, brussels sprouts, cabbage (green/red), celery, […]

Food Combining

by in Kitchen Sink January 10, 2008

The following is information for those placed on a “food combining diet” by their physician… This series is designed so a rotation diet can be formulated from foods by families of food. Salad dressings need to be discussed on an individual basis and whatever beverage the physician allows. Other modifications can be added or deleted […]