Nutrition Unscrambled Blog

Choline, B-vitamins and Neural Tube Defects

Sep, 18, 2014 Guest Blogger Research 0

Today’s post has been authored by Julia Bird, MPH, Associate Scientist, Nutrition Science and Advocacy, at DSM Nutritional Products. The post was originally posted on Monday Aug 18, 2014 on   While the nutrient choline is not considered a vitamin in the strictest sense, as it can be synthesized by the body in limited …

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If Some is Good, is More Better? Practicing Moderation in Nutrition and Health

It’s a sad fact that many people look for quick fixes in various aspects of their lives. Acknowledging that a host of issues require nuanced responses, that simple black-or-white answers are often insufficient, seems tedious to some. So we look for easy solutions: if a little of this nutrient is good for me, a lot …

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Nutrition in the Spotlight for Health Professionals: Lessons from the AANP Conference and NNPS

Today’s post comes from Dixie Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP. Dr. Harms is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, employed full-time at Mercy Family Medicine of Urbandale, practicing in family practice and internal medicine. In addition to family practice, her specialties include diabetes care and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She is also board certified in …

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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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