Category Archives for "Nutrition"

Astaxanthin Reported to Increase Immune Response!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Astaxanthin belongs to a group of compounds called carotenoids. While b-carotene is a vitamin A precursor, astaxanthin cannot be converted to vitamin A. In laboratory studies, astaxanthin has been reported to be typically at least 10 times more potent as an antioxidant than the other standard carotenoids such as canthaxanthin, b-carotene, lutein, lycopene, tunaxanthin and […]

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Children with Autism and Food Selectivity!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges with symptoms typically present before age 3 years. ASDs include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder- not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS; also called atypical autism) and Asperger syndrome. Studies show that early identification and intervention can improve long term […]

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Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Adults!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Hypertension is a type of cardiovascular disease characterized by elevation of blood pressure above the level considered normal for people of similar racial and environmental backgrounds. Because it affects the entire circulatory system, hypertension can be detrimental to all the major organs, including the heart, brain, and kidneys. It may contribute to death from heart […]

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Sodium Intake in Hypertensive Participants!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Sodium is one of the body’s three major electrolytes (the other two being potassium and chloride). They exist as fully dissociated ions and are the main particles responsible for osmotic pressure in body fluids. Sodium is the primary extracellular electrolyte in body fluids. These substances are called electrolytes because they carry an electronic charge in […]

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