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How to boost your immune system with diet

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How to boost your immune system with diet: the importance of micronutrients The human immune system is an intricate bodily network composed of cells, modular factors, and chemicals mediators and receptors that serves as a defense system against disease and external hits. Regardless, human nutrition and diet is indicative of the strength and efficiency of […]

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Student Intern

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My name is Michelle Rodriguez and I am a senior Biology major and FIU Teach candidate at Florida International University. I have a keen interest in general health and plan to apply to an MPH Epidemiology program post graduation. I hope to partake in community nutrition research within the epidemiological research opportunities offered during my […]

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How to eye-ball appropriate portion sizes

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People struggle every day with understanding the appropriate amount of protein, vegetables, starches, and fats to eat. Listed below are very basic tips to help you understand and visualize what an appropriate portion size should look like on your plate without any measuring cups or scales. The size of your fist is approximately 1 cup […]

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Dietetic Intern

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Hi, my name is Leanna Pulver, and I am a dietetic intern from Keiser University working under Jennifer Swallow at the West Gables Rehabilitation Center. I found a love for dietetics when I became curious about the cause of weight gain. From there I started on a journey into the wonder world of nutrition. Not […]

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SUPPORT YOUR MIND AND BODY WITH SAGE

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Sage is an herb rich with antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds. But what does that mean? Antioxidants are substances that fight oxidation in your body that can damage your cells, tissues, and organs. Oxidation can happen based on diet choices such as a diet high in fat or processed sugars. Other reasons for oxidative stress […]

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PEPPERMINT: the ultimate digestion stimulator

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Introduction What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you think peppermint? CANDY CANES! Yep! This herb is used for candy canes as well as other gums and candies. But, have you ever tried raw natural peppermint? If not, prepare to rush to our garden to pick some up once you read […]

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Garlic – Benefits as “good as having 10 mothers” -Guido Mase

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Introduction Garlic is known worldwide for its healing powers for example, it played a role during the bubonic plague. Although garlic is a staple in Italian cuisine its origins are likely from somewhere in central Asia. Garlic is part of the family Alliaceae which is otherwise known as the onion family thus the similar structures. […]

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Rosemary, the herb you need.

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The herb Rosemary tends to take over anywhere it is planted! It grows abundantly and can become a pretty big bush unless you are not the woman of the house. In ancient English folklore it was believed that rosemary would not grow unless the master of the household were a woman. The women that were […]

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