Nutrition Unscrambled Blog

Scientific Merit in a World of Media Glitz, Bias and Funding

As a registered dietitian nutritionist working at ENC, I attend several allied health professional conferences each year and enjoy talking to practitioners while there. With ever-evolving research in the field of nutrition, it can be difficult for practitioners to stay abreast of the latest scientific findings; therefore, much like their clients, they often hear nutrition …

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Low-Carb Diets: Compelling Evidence for Better Diabetes Management

Over the last 15 years, there have been numerous clinical trials evaluating the effects of low-carb diets on weight loss.  Because of this research, there seems to be a growing level of acceptance that low-carb diets produce at least equal, but more often greater, weight loss than higher-carb control diets, at least in the short …

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Flu Vaccine and Egg Allergy

Aug, 15, 2014 Guest Blogger Allergy, Research 0

Today’s post comes from Chris Barry, PA-C, MMSc. Barry is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and currently serves as the Medical Liaison from the American Academy of Physician Assistants to the …

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Leucine: Promoting Muscle Anabolism at Breakfast

Protein is a critically important fuel source for muscles, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly so. Leucine is the most abundant BCAA found in muscles, and as the body of leucine research continues to grow, so does the evidence pointing to several benefits that leucine imparts, including the regulation of skeletal muscle protein …

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Egg Myth-Information

Today’s post comes from Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, an award-winning nutrition expert and author of Read It Before You Eat It. As a health influencer, media spokesperson and owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, Bonnie advises global corporations and food companies and has been featured in thousands of TV, radio, print and web interviews. She blogs …

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Policy on the Plate: An Overview of Presentations and Dialogue from the Fourth Meeting of the DGAC

Today’s post comes from guest blogger, Apeksha Gulvady, PhD. Apeksha holds an MA and PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas in Austin, where her research focused on the role of aging and diet-induced obesity on immune cell function. Apeksha previously worked with PepsiCo R&D, where she supported core nutrition business activities and priorities …

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ENC Partnership Builds a Better Plate

ENC has partnered with the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation on a variety of projects. Through PBH’s Half Your Plate Fruits and Veggies Program, we have co-created several recipes and meals in a way that gives eggs the company they deserve! The most recent plate was a Garden Frittata. Many of the recipes from this program are highlighted …

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CPE Webinar Opportunity – Building an “Optimal Diet”: Putting Protein into Practice

ENC has partnered with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) Dietary Practice Group to offer a continuing education webinar titled Building an “Optimal Diet”: Putting Protein into Practice, presented by Dr. Stuart Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a professor at McMaster University and one of the leading investigators in the field …

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Re-evaluating What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

The ongoing, seemingly endless nutrition debate about what constitutes a healthy diet just got a little hotter. In recent weeks a new book entitled The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet [1] hit bookstore shelves, and was followed by an article in the current issue of Time magazine …

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New Directions in Macronutrient Distribution at AAPA Conference 2014

Last month, physician assistants gathered from far and wide in Boston, Massachusetts for their annual professional development-filled Memorial Day weekend event, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Impact Conference. Eager to explore the various educational sessions, workshops and career expansion opportunities, PAs were surely not disappointed by the impressive pool of resources made available. …

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