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Grocery healthy eating tour Tuesday in Orchard Park
Catholic Medical Partners on Tuesday will conduct a grocery tour at Orchard Fresh to help people understand how to shop, and eat, in healthier ways. The tour will include nutrition tips, information about how to read a food label, food samples and …
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Food Stamps: USDA Wants To Give Recipients Free Movie Tickets Encourage
The USDA wants to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on movie tickets, talking shopping carts, and other incentives to encourage people on food stamps to eat healthier. The United States Department of Agriculture is also hoping to urge major changes to …
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Pita Pit Celebrates Major Milestone: Brand Marks 500 Stores Open Worldwide

Coeur dAlene, Idaho (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

As a reflection of the growing demand for a healthier alternative to fast food, Pita Pit, a provider of deliciously convenient pitas, opened its 500th store worldwide on Saturday June 28, 2014. The international franchisors milestone store is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario; the same Provence that the brand first opened its doors in 1995. To date, Pita Pit has stores in 11 countries including United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Brazil, Panama, South Korea and France.

When I rolled the first pita nearly 20 years ago, I envisioned the larger picture but never imagined that Pita Pit would become a globally recognized brand. Weve come such a long way and experienced outstanding growth in the past few years, and I couldnt be more proud to see the opening of our 500th store, said Nelson Lang, Founder of Pita Pit. Without the passion and dedication from our guests, franchisees, corporate team and staff, we would never have been able to reach this remarkable milestone.

After experiencing the most successful growth year to date in 2013, Pita Pit Inc. has increased its focus and enhanced the support for all of its franchisees across the United States. The recognition to equip its most valuable assets, the franchise owners themselves, with all of the support tools they need will help further expansion goals and yield the best customer experience possible.

When I opened my first Pita Pit franchise in Eugene, Oregon in 2000, I saw the innovation and the long term vision and knew I wanted to be a part of the growth. Reaching our 500th restaurant opening is a testament to Pita Pits mission of offering quality food and premium customer service to all those looking for healthier food options, shared Corey Bowman, President of Pita Pit Inc. Weve worked so hard to continue the momentum of our brands national and international growth, and were thrilled to be celebrating this occasion as a global company.

Pita Pit has found a niche in the marketplace by providing top quality, healthy and fresh fast food options among college campuses and cities. The brand offers diners a personally customized experience with their choice of freshly grilled meats, vegetables, zesty sauces and a pita rolled into a unique and delicious package.

Through the hard work from every one of our franchisees, we have been able to excel and become one of the international leaders providing healthy and fresh products to a growing number of Pita Pit fans around the world, Lang said. This is an incredible achievement for Pita Pit and we are thrilled to continue serving our pita fanatics as we add restaurants to new and existing markets globally.


Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to be one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and tastier alternative to traditional fast food, Pita Pits fresh, made-to-order pita sandwiches feature a variety of lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables, flavorful cheeses, and zesty sauces all rolled up in a unique and convenient package. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and Pita Pit Inc. was acquired in 2005 by the Coeur dAlene, Idaho-based Pita Pit USA. Now boasting 500 locations across 11 countries, Pita Pit is recognized as No. 1 in its category in Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500. Simply put, Pita Pit is Fresh Thinking and Healthy Eating. Learn more at

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International Tree Nut Council Study Shows Potential Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Davis, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Findings from a new study (i) published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases show that the fatty acids in nuts have the potential to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in people with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, Canada, found that incorporating about two ounces of tree nuts (almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamias and walnuts) and peanuts into the diet of people with diabetes, was inversely associated with CHD risk factors and 10-year CHD risk. According to Cyril Kendall, Ph.D., co-investigator of the study, While a number of studies have shown that nuts can help reduce the risk of CHD and diabetes, no research to date has looked at the how nuts alter the fatty acid profile in people with diabetes and how this relates to cardiovascular health.

This study is a secondary analysis of the 2011 nuts and diabetes study (ii) by the same researchers. The original study was a 3-month parallel design with 117 non-insulin dependent adults with diabetes (men and women with a mean age of 62 years) who were all being treated with oral hypoglycemic medications. The subjects were randomized to one of three diets for three months. The first diet included a supplement of 75g (~2

Results From the Interim Analysis of a Study Conducted by Medicus Research Shows the Popular Dukan Diet to be a Safe and Effective Method of Weight Loss

New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

A recent study conducted by Medicus Research shows in an interim analysis that subjects on the Dukan Diet lost on average 9.12 pounds in the first two phases of the diet plan, the Attack and Cruise phase, and as much as 21 pounds total over the eight week period. In addition to weight loss, there were no reported adverse events and subjects were found to have lost the weight according to what is recommended by dietitians as healthy, consistent weight loss.

The study, led by Dr. Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research and Medical Director of Northridge Hospital Integrative Medicine Program, was designed to assess the effectiveness of the Dukan Diet in supporting and maintaining healthy weight loss. The diet is a high protein, low fat, low carb four-phase weight loss plan created by French doctor Pierre Dukan that discourages calorie counting and encourages people to eat real foods including lean proteins, vitamin and mineral-rich vegetables and oat bran.

The results from the interim analysis of this study examining the Dukan Diet are statistically significant, explains Dr. Udani. Compared to other popular diet plans, the average weight lost by subjects is substantial. Our data shows that the Dukan Diet is a safe and effective weight loss plan and in particular, that the support the subjects received from the online coaching played an important role in their success.

The first phase of the diet, the Attack phase, lasts one to seven days depending on how much weight a dieter has to lose to reach their True Weight, which can be calculated on the Dukan Diet website. During the Attack phase, dieters eat unlimited pure protein while drinking plenty of water and eating oat bran. During the Cruise phase, the second phase of the diet, vegetables are re-introduced into the diet and dieters steadily lose weight and remain in this phase until they reach their True Weight.

Participants of this study were healthy volunteers who had 25 pounds or more to lose to achieve their True Weight and must have never tried the Dukan Diet previously. The study was an open label, remote study meaning that participants knew which diet they were trying and that Medicus Research was able to find participants nationwide. People who were qualified for the study were provided with the SystemedicusTM eComplianceTM eFood and eScale Smartphone applications to record their compliance and activity, enrolled in Dukan Diets online coaching and provided with the book: The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever.

Results from Medicus Research examining all four phases of the Dukan Diet over a 24-week period will be available later this year.

About Dukan Diet

The Dukan Method is a high-protein, low-fat, low-carb diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor with over 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, the Dukan Diet program offers unique and personalized weight loss coaching, as well as a variety of food products and all natural supplements at The Dukan Diet book has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. To learn more about the Dukan Diet, please visit or find Dukan Diet on Facebook or Twitter.

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Calgary Home Care Company to Host Public Dementia Care Webinar

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) June 07, 2014

Home Care Assistance Calgary, Canada’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is committed to equipping family caregivers with the resources and tools they need to provide the best care possible for their aging love ones, while simultaneously ensuring their own health. The next installment in the companys Healthy Longevity webinar series is ideal for individuals caring for someone with a form of dementia. Led by certified dementia specialist and best-selling author Carol Howell, the hour-long webinar will cover various forms of dementia and caregiving tips presented in her latest book, Lets Talk Dementia A Caregivers Guide. A caregiver herself, Carol will discuss her personal experience with well-researched knowledge to provide support, humor and hands-on tips for coping with the challenges and emotions that come with caring for a loved one with dementia.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 12th, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern. Carol will reserve the last 15 minutes of the webinar for a Q&A session, so we encourage webinar attendees to come prepared with questions. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible by registering here:

Caregiving has rapidly become a second profession for many individuals; nearly one in three adults provides ongoing care to an elderly or chronically frail loved one. The typical family caregiver is a 50-year-old female, often married and employed, providing care for her elderly mother and father. Family caregivers are often juggling commitments to their work, their children, their families and friends, and their communities in addition to their caregiving responsibilities. Furthermore, they often lack or do not know where to seek the resources and support system needed to manage the stress associated with their responsibilities.

“As the aging population continues to grow, the incidence of dementia is higher than ever, increasing the number of families who have loved ones with dementia,” said Mark Brodie, Owner of Home Care Assistance Calgary. “At Home Care Assistance, we hire caregivers with previous dementia experience and we offer ongoing training in the area of dementia to ensure our clients have the best and most applicable care available to them.”

After her husbands closed-head injury in 1996 and her mothers diagnosis of Alzheimers in 2006, Carol began her study of the brain and the various forms of dementia that exist. Through her company, Senior Life Journeys, she is actively involved in the lives of individuals who are caring for a loved one with dementia. An Endorsed Music Therapy Coach, Carol works with dementia patients through Choral Music Therapy, Memory Music Therapy and Hospice Music Therapy. She also wrote the best-seller If My Body Is A Temple, Why Am I Eating Doughnuts?

“Caregiving is difficult, but it is made easier when the caregiver is confident and smiles a great deal, said Carol Howe. It is my goal to help people gain knowledge, recognize the beauty in their life as a caregiver, and to share that beauty by using humor and laughter. With that in mind, what did the zero say to the eight? You will have to listen to the webinar to get the answer!”

For more information about Home Care Assistance Calgary, visit For additional resources for family caregivers, call 403-452-4446 and speak to one of the care managers today.

About Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500

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Richard Sherman promotes healthy eating with Michelle Obama
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Subway gives Bryant school, student, money for healthy eating
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21 Days To Healthy Eating penned by Carolyn Hansen is a newly updated weight loss book for women who want to learn how to eat healthily and rebalance their appetite. This book comes with 12 chapters including: Chapter 1: You Really Are What You Eat …
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When it comes to eating healthy, most people picture farmers markets, fresh fruits and most importantly, money. But eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive, even if you're making minimum wage. And if you think the cost of food is the only thing …
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