FOOD BITES: JULY 2018

Magnesium Treats Depression

As little as 248 mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression syndrome, according to research conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in the journal PLoS One in June 2017.

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FOOD BITES: AUGUST 2018

Source of Yuma E. Coli Romaine Found

Federal officials first announced on April 13 an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown and produced in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Federal investigators found the source of the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 on July 28: canal water.

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FOOD BITES: NOVEMBER 2018

Lab-Grown Meat Gaining Traction

More and more meat is being grown in labs from cultured cells. Several start-ups, such as Mosa Meat, Memphis Meats, SuperMeat and Finless Foods, are developing lab-grown beef, pork, poultry and seafood. This burgeoning niche industry is attracting millions in funding; Memphis Meats gobbled

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FOOD BITES: SEPTEMBER 2019

Pantry Pain Relief


Several foods, spices, herbs and supplements can aid in pain relief. Turmeric, frequently used in Indian cooking, has long been studied clinically for its anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory component, curcumin, also provides turmeric’s yellow hue and there is now solid clinical evidence for its ability to reduce inflammation and pain, according to Dr. Robert Bonakdar, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, Calif. One meta- analysis published in the Journal of Medicinal Food concluded turmeric extract was effective in treating arthritis. It is as effective as ibuprofen for pain management of knee osteoarthritis when taken for four weeks, according to a 2014 study published in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging. Other researchers found a combination of turmeric, devil’s claw and bromelain was effective for patients with osteoarthritis pain; their results were published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine in 2014. They found a 650-mg capsule with these three ingredients, taken two to three times a day, provided noticeable pain relief. Additionally, turmeric is believed to have cognitive and anxiety-relieving effects.


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Besides taking supplements, eating a Mediterranean or Pan Asian anti-inflammatory diet can provide relief for chronic pain. The Mediterranean diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables, fatty fish such as salmon, nuts, legumes and olive oil. “There’s evidence blood-sugar control can reduce the progression of pain in knee arthritis, and following the Mediterranean diet can reduce pain sensitivity,” said Bonakdar. An Ohio State University study suggests anti-inflammatory diets can decrease long-term discomfort, particularly for those who are obese. The Pan-Asian Modified Mediterranean Diet (PAMM) is designed to prevent excess insulin response and free radical activity in the body. The diets consists of 20 percent to 25 percent lean protein, 35 percent to 40 percent healthy fats and 40 percent to 45 percent low-glycemic carbohydrates. Any diet low in sugar and high in omega-3 will have anti-inflammatory effects and be an overall healthy diet for both body and mind.

ANGELA S. HOOVER

Angela is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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