JTA Wellness

275 Flips | 4 Magazines | 15 Followers | @JTAWellness | "Inspiring Hope to Achieve Health." JTA WELLNESS wants to help you find your way to health and wellness. As registered dietitians, we are committed to being your reliable resource for sound nutrition information. Whether you are looking for weight loss, diabetes control, cholesterol management or just simply to get healthy, we are equipped to provide the services you need to live a healthy life.

Anti-Inflammatory Living Classes

What if you could prevent chronic disease, age well, achieve sustainable weight loss and increase energy?<p><b>JTA Wellness can help you achieve your</b> …

Healthy Aging

During the month of May we will be taking a look at ways to assist with healthy aging. Who of us would not want to postpone or even stop the aging …

Get Your vitamin D!

We typically associate summer sun with summer FUN, but did you know the sun offers powerful health benefits as well?<p>The sun can be an excellent …

Maintain Your Vitality and Energy

• <b>Move naturally and gain years.</b> People who live longer are able to walk to most places they need to go, they work in their gardens, and they are …

Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut

<b>A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a Western diet might be to our guts.</b><p>Researchers asked people to switch diets for two weeks - 20 US volunteers moved to a low-fat, high-fibre diet while 20 volunteers from rural Africa were asked to eat more "junk" food.<p>Although the swap was …

Pepsi to drop artificial sweetener aspartame

<b>A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety.</b><p>Aspartame-free cans of the drink will go on sale from August in America, but not in Britain.<p>Regulators in the UK and the US insist aspartame is still safe to use in soft …

Study Explains Why Your Brain Makes You Snack

You’ve tried every diet. You know to never eat standing at the fridge, you know to cut back on sugar, fat and other calorie-dense foods. You know to only eat when you are hungry and to stop when you’re full.<p>But people are still driven to snack – even when they aren’t hungry any more. It’s fueling …

Nutrition

Could a2 Milk Solve Lactose Intolerance Symptoms For Some?

A new of brand of milk arrives at some California grocery stores this month as its makers pin their market hopes on a controversial theory that one tiny protein may be the culprit behind some people's dairy-induced tummy troubles.<p>The beverage is called a2 Milk — a direct nod to a single protein, …

Healthy children's menu items tied to healthier ordering patterns, sustained restaurant revenue

The first study of its kind evaluating ordering patterns of children’s meals when provided with healthier menu items and changes in restaurant …

Just Two Weeks On A High-Fiber Diet Dramatically Lowers Colon Cancer Risk Factors

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Black Americans who switched to a high-fiber African diet for just two weeks saw a dramatic drop in risk factors for colon cancer, a study published on Tuesday found.<p>A group of Africans who went the other way and started eating American food rich in …

A Mindful Way to Better Sleep

Did you sleep well last night? If not, mindfulness meditation practices could help you have a better night!<p>Mindfulness, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, …

Here's the scoop on antioxidants!

How many of you have read that fruits and vegetables are good for you because they are high in antioxidants? I wonder if you really know the “<i>why”</i> …

Reducing Your Risk of Cancer through Diet

• Eat a diet rich in omega-3s fats, including wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, freshly ground flaxseed and walnuts.<br>• Incorporate plenty of fresh fruits and …

Anti-Inflammatory Living

“If genetic damage is the match that lights the fire, inflammation may provide the fuel that feeds the flames.” (Balkwill and Mantovani, …

Power Punch Your Food Choices

• <b>Eat at least some raw fruits and vegetables.</b> These have the highest amounts of vitamins and minerals, although cooking some vegetables can make the …

Eat Well to Be Well…A Realistic Approach to Anti-Inflammatory Living

At JTA Wellness, we have spent the last 6 months delving into current research on how to use food to help prevent and/or manage chronic disease. The …

National Cancer Control Month

Most of us have had some experience with cancer. Whether it has affected our friends, family or we’ve had a personal experience with this dreadful …

Spring Out of Your Chair!

It’s time to get out of your chair! The amount of time you sit during the day, regardless of how much you “move” during the day, is associated with a …

Hop away from the splurge this Easter holiday!

For many people, any holiday is an excuse to over-indulge, but isn’t it high time we get rid of that toxic mindset?<p>Easter is a holiday where children …

Don't Snooze on Nutrition: See How Foods Affect Sleep

We all know nutrition provides our bodies with fuel for the day, but what we eat also affects how we power down at night.<p>Research has found that certain nutrients in food can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. …

Nutrition

A Nutrition Prescription for a Healthier America

By Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. and Greeshma Somashekar<p>Our country is facing an epidemic: Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese in the United States. It is estimated that more than 95 percent of Americans will be overweight or obese within the next two decades. For …

Pea protein: Is it the new soy?

From cereals to smoothies to energy bars, pea protein is everywhere. What's driving the craze is the hunger to find an easy-to-digest plant-based protein that is less apt to cause allergic reactions, like gluten or soy.<p>Pea protein is a supplement derived from the same kinds of dried peas you’d use …

3 Drinks Give You Liver Cancer, But Coffee Protects

Researchers looking at the causes of liver cancer say they’ve narrowed down just how much alcohol you have to drink to risk giving yourself the disease: three drinks a day.<p>But coffee seems clearly to protect people from liver cancer, which killed 746,000 people globally in 2012.<p>Other risks, …

High-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation

Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical …

Chefs, offering choice may increase vegetable, kids' fruit selections in schools

Fruit and vegetable selections in school meals increased after students had extended exposure to school food made more tasty with the help of a …

Suggestions for Nudging Children toward Healthier Food Choices

Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals’ rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral …

The Best Food For Your Brain Might Be Your Breakfast

If you want to boost your memory, increase energy or just perform better mentally, take a minute to eat breakfast.<p>In the video above, DNews …

Walk Your Way to Good Health . . . 30 days to a New You!

The weather is beautiful and you have <b>no more excuses</b> for putting off starting that walking program you’ve been intending to start since January!<p>JTA …

Tips for Balanced Living

• Determine what you are really feeling and thinking and then decide what action would meet that need. For example, if you are not truly hungry what is …