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Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong

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Speakers:     Robert Lustig, MD, MSL Professor, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco Christopher Gardner, PhD Professor (Research), Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center April 9, 2015 When TV dinners and fast food options first appeared, they were touted as a method of liberation from the kitchen. Swapping home-cooked meals for snacks, sweets, sugary drinks, and processed [...]

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Healthful Properties of Spices

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Presented by: Alison Ryan, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC Registered Dietician Stanford University Medical Center March 27, 2014 Watch the video Spicing your food is one of the easiest ways to enhance flavor without adding calories, sodium, or fat, But it’s not only your waistline that can benefit from the addition of herbs and spices. Herbs [...]

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Nutrition and Cancer

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Presented by: Erika Connor, RD, CSO Dietitian, Cancer Supportive Care Program Stanford Hospital and Clinics September 22, 2011 Watch the video For people diagnosed with cancer, one of the first places they turn to is the Internet. But when it comes to advice on what to eat, and what foods, vitamins, and supplements are helpful [...]

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Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know

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Presented by: Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH Professor, Nephrology Stanford University Medical Center May 12, 2011 Watch the video Though salt is essential to health, most people eat way too much of it. When there is too much salt in your diet, the kidneys cannot process it all and it can end up in your blood, [...]

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Life Beyond Salt

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Presented by: Jessica Goldman April 7, 2011 Watch the video If your doctor told you to reduce or eliminate salt from your diet, you may have discovered pretty quickly that simply removing the salt shaker from the dinner table is not going to do the trick. Once you start reading the sodium content on nutrition labels, [...]

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Nutrition and Supplements for Fitness and Health

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Presented by: Bryant Lin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Stanford University Medical Center October 14, 2010 Lecture Overview: Get a well-balanced diet by eating food rather than pills and supplements. Many diet supplements are not going to help; however there are definite benefits to carbo loading, caffeine, and hydration. Protein shakes, energy drinks, glucosamine, [...]

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Improving Your Cholesterol Profile Without Drugs

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Presented by: Yann Meunier, MD Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network November 17, 2009 Lecture Overview: Cholesterol is found in every cell of the body: It helps maintain the integrity of cell membranes, allows skin cells to protect the body from toxins and dehydration, is a precursor of several hormones and bile acids, and allows the [...]

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