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Understanding Our Bodies: Amino Acids Are Important

20. July 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: Amino Acids Are Important

Whether the strategy is to cut carbs or to cut fat or to cut calories in general, just about everyone agrees that protein is good for you. But why? And do the sources make a difference? What about protein makes it so important, and what do you need to include in your diet to reap the benefits? What happens when we don't have it? (Thanks to Flickr user TKnoxB for the image)

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JBS Swift Beef Recalls 400,000+ Pounds of Beef, E.coli 0157:H7 Outbreak in 13 States

26. June 2009

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JBS Swift Beef Recalls 400,000+ Pounds of Beef, E.coli 0157:H7 Outbreak in 13 States

JBS Swift has voluntarily recalled 42,000 pounds of beef packaged in late April from 13 states at the request of the USDA after fears of another e.coli 0157:H7 outbreak. This news comes only one week after last Friday's major Nestle E.coli 0157:H7 outbreak in cookie dough. The USDA has classified the outbreak as a 'Class I Recall' which is the highest level of severity their FSIS division applies to any recall. Follow the read link to get the whole story (thanks to JC Westbrook of Flickr for the nice shot).

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Understanding Our Bodies: Serotonin, The Connection Between Food and Mood

24. June 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: Serotonin, The Connection Between Food and Mood

Continuing the series on The Physiology of Nutrition, I present to you the connection between food and mood - serotonin.

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Understanding Our Bodies: Leptin (The Fullness Hormone)

15. June 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: Leptin (The Fullness Hormone)

Here is part one of a new series I call "Understanding Our Bodies" - nutrition based on how our bodies work. And to kick it off is a little explanation of the fullness hormone: Leptin.

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