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4 posts from September 2008

22 September 2008

They called, I answered. It got to me. (The Washington Post - 21 September 2008)

Washpostlogo My personal essay, "They called, I answered. It got to me," appears in the Outlook section of the September 21st edition of the Washington Post. 


When my husband deployed to Iraq for the second time in April, he left me responsible for the following things: our 3-year-old son, our finances and his company-level family readiness group, or FRG...

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16 September 2008

Stevia products poised to transform beverage market (Nutritional Outlook - September 2008)

Nutriout200809_0001 An article on the up-and-coming sweetener, Stevia, is the September 2008 cover story for Nutritional Outlook magazine.


In the 2007 Health & Wellness Trends Database Report, the Natural Marketing Institute revealed that U.S. retail sales of health and wellness products topped $100 billion last year.  But that dollar figure represents more than just sales -- it marks a dramatic paradigm shift in the food and beverage industry, with top manufacturers now looking to develop ingredients and products to sate consumer demand for natural fare.  And with the sale of carbonated beverages steadily dropping as consumers choose water or juice over their beloved soda pop, beverage companies are looking for ways to make their iconic drinks palatable to a more health-conscious population...

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Novel ingredients target joint health (Nutritional Outlook - September 2008)

Nutriout200809_0001 An article about ingredients that may soon make up your arthritis relief supplements appears in the September 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook.


Keeping joints healthy is often easier said than done.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in five adults in the United States has some doctor-diagnosed form of arthritic disease, the most common joint-related health crisis...

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10 September 2008

'Feeding' hormones affect more than hunger (BrainWork - September/October 2008)

Cvr_sm_brainwork An article about how feeding hormones like ghrelin and leptin work on the brain appears in the September/October issue of BrainWork.


Ghrelin and leptin, hormones that regulate appetite and food intake, have been found also to influence depressive behaviors as well as learning and memory processes.

The findings indicate that these chemical messengers may play profound and sophisticated roles in human cognition...

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