Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: An Overview

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Neither of these conditions can be cured, but proper disease management can help reduce symptom burden and increase quality of life.  Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and irritation in the

Workplace Flexibility May Support Cardiovascular Health 

November 15, 2023: Researchers found that introducing flexibility into the workplace supported the cardiovascular health of adults aged 45 years or older and those who had increased cardiovascular disease risks. Through a 12-month program, hundreds of adults from two industries—IT and long-term care—participated in workplace wellness training. Before and after

Cut Salt, Cut blood pressure

A recent study demonstrated that 72 percent of adults aged 50 to 80 years who reduced sodium intake by about one teaspoon per day for one week experienced a decrease in systolic blood pressure. There was a 1- to 2-point greater reduction in blood pressure when switching from a high-sodium

A Brief Overview of the Nervous System and Its Functions

The nervous system is a complex network that controls and coordinates the various functions of the human body. It can be divided into two main parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.1,2 Central Nervous System (CNS) The CNS comprises the brain and the spinal cord. The brain

An Introduction to Resistance Band Training

Resistance band training is a form of strength training that utilizes large rubber bands, which can be used to strengthen muscles anywhere on the body. Resistance band training provides an effective, portable, and versatile alternative to traditional gym equipment.1,2 Research has shown that resistance band training might help improve hand

Making the Switch to Vegetarianism: Benefits and Downsides

Different groups have followed plant-based diets throughout human history. In ancient Egypt, meat consumption was seemingly reserved for wealthier Egyptians, including royalty; one analysis of hard and soft tissues from 5500–1500 BCE revealed that even middle-class Egyptians more commonly consumed plant-based foods such as wheat and barley than they did

Commercial Plant-based Meat Alternatives: Pros and Cons

Plant-based meat alternatives (PBMAs) have come a long way, with novel PBMAs aiming to accurately mimic the taste and texture of meat, but how do they measure nutritionally? This article gives an overview of the health and environmental effects of PBMAs, comparing them to meat products. Nutrition and HealthPBMAs work well

Superfood Spotlight: Tea

Tea, including green teas, black teas, white teas, and herbal teas, has been associated with a range of health benefits. These benefits are primarily attributed to the presence of antioxidants, polyphenols, and other bioactive compounds in tea leaves. Here are some of the health benefits of tea.Chronic DiseaseTea contains a

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About Nutrition Health Review & The Vegetus Foundation

The Vegetus Foundation was founded by Frank Ray Rifkin, a former member of United States Army and serviceman in World War II, as a charitable endeavor dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. In 1979, shortly after the starting Foundation, Frank Ray published the first issue of Nutrition Health Review—the Consumer’s Medical Journal® (NHR)—to assist the Vegetus Foundation in achieving its mission. Since that time, over 150 issues of NHR have been published.

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