Tag Archives: nutrition

Oxytocin for Heart Health and More

Oxytocin supports heart health and more.   Often referred to as the “Love Hormone,” this little molecule is best known for its effects on social behavior. When oxytocin levels are high, humans and other mammals feel drawn to one another. Social animals require healthy bonding for survival, and oxytocin has probably evolved to reinforce those bonds.   Oxytocin released during childbirth ...

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Episode 7-What Farmers And Gardeners Should Know About Soil Testing – Part 2 CEC, OM, Base Saturation and Nutrients

Shows why testing helps you build quality soils

  ABOUT EPISODE 7 Laboratory based testing helps you build quality soils for your farm and garden.  This is because tests provide information about what your soils need, rather than simply highlighting what your fertilizer distributor has on sale. But the numbers on a lab report are only valuable if you know how to interpret them.  In this episode, host ...

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Episode 4: Mineral Balancing in the Diet

Graphic illustrates relative amounts of mineral nutrients found in a natural diet.

Podcast Transcript: An Excess of One Nutrient Can Create Deficiencies in Others The concept of balancing minerals within the diet has been understood by life science researchers and nutritionists for at least 50 years. Yet surprisingly, in the competitive world of nutraceuticals, the importance of balancing minerals is easily overlooked. And I don’t just mean it is overlooked by consumers ...

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Episode 2-Healthy Food Systems and Economic Growth

This image illustrates the ideal relationship between food systems, free trade, and government. A small government sits on top of a large free trade system that sits above an even larger food system.

Podcast Transcript: Hello, Last week I promised to elaborate on my cornerstones model and to explain how healthy food systems fuel growth throughout the economy. A Clean Environment Comes First Whenever I introduce the cornerstones, I always start with the environment. The reason I do this is because the environment came first. The natural resource base we live in and ...

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Food Webs and Healthy Microbiomes

  What does a healthy microbiome look like? In the last decade, the potential for the human microbiome to improve human health has leaped from obscure scientific abstracts onto the public radar.  School teachers, health coaches, and dental hygienists and nutrition experts are preaching the need for a healthy microbiome.  But what does a healthy microbiome look like? A Healthy ...

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Online Conference Connects Soil Health to Your Health

Good Nutrition Begins On Farms and In Gardens.  Hipocrates once recognized food as the best medicine.  Of course, it goes without saying that only good food is good medicine. Food that is rich in functional vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals can support healthy body weights, combat cancer, promote sleep, and ensure a strong immune system. Today it seems like everyone is ...

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Soar Through the Holidays with 5 Tips for Healthy Living

Winter is a Magical Time for Kids In the magical world of children, the winter holidays are a joyous time.   Families and friends gather.  Good food is prepared.  School lets out. Even the cool air brings a feeling of exhilaration. Growing up in New Mexico, I spent my holidays lighting candles on the Advent Wreath and hoping to catch a ...

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Libby Hamilton Joins Microbes, Minerals and Mindsets

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End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC is proud to introduce Libby Hamilton, our new co-host on Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets. Libby is a retired horticulture and AP environmental science teacher who continues to volunteer with FFA programs in her community. Her experience teaching the value of agriculture, and her insights into the need for more regenerative local food systems make her an ideal ...

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Helping Student Athletes Go, Fight, and Win

As fall sports place physical demands on student athletes and their families, it is worth thinking twice about how we replenish lost nutrients. We feed our athletes and our soccer moms and dads far too much fast food as we rush around getting them to games and practices. Then, we send them to the courts and fields where we put ...

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