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I found this to be profoundly disturbing. Certainly, it's yet another reason to avoid any sort of processed food.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Junk Food Nation by Robert Crayhon (CD) available
« Last post by jodi f. on February 26, 2015, 07:03:45 AM »
Thanks, Nori. Looks great.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Ingesting essential oils
« Last post by jodi f. on February 26, 2015, 06:58:08 AM »
I don't about this topic specifically, but I have an "allergy" to MLM companies, in general, and suggest you do this:

MLM companies are notoriously vague about the science behind their products and seem to give their retailers just enough information to sell the product (lots of promotional material) but not enough information for people like us, who really want solid research. Yet this information may be available to you. In fact, I was recently pleasantly surprised when a client, who is selling Nerium skin care products (MLM) was able to provide product labels with lots of information. So I'm feeling more hopeful about MLMs.

Why not call the company and speak with someone as high up as possible? Ask specifically for scientific research. I'm not sure what the law says, but I know that the FDA frowns on companies making unsupported health claims for supplements and such products. If they're making claims about hormone balancing, they better be able to show you the science. That's a medical claim, and they can get into big trouble over that one. You can also perhaps gather one or two studies concerning the dangers of ingesting these oils and ask them about these.
Nutrition Talk / Re: Ingesting essential oils
« Last post by katherine685 on February 25, 2015, 10:42:13 PM »
I have wondered the same, to be honest. I studied the use of essential oils in massage therapy, so it was more using them externally, but almost everything I've read on using oils internally says that they should only be taken internally under the care of a professional. This is quite contrary to the to the DIY self care that is promoted by the multi-level-marketing company's info. To be honest, it's one of the reasons I have not got involved in selling oils through these companies to date, though I actually do like the quality of the oils themselves. I'm just not convinced about the safety of recommending people do this.

Essential oils are extremely potent extracts. Personally, I think it's inadvisable for anyone to be ingesting them unless they a) really know what they are doing, or b) are under the care of someone who knows what they are doing. That's just my personal opinion though.

In terms of handling it with others, I would probably just mention that professional aromatherapists/professional books on the subject all seem to say the same thing, ie. if you ingest oils, do so under supervision of a professional, and maybe gently suggest that they spend some time investigating the matter and reading up on it further (beyond the info packs that comes with the oils from the company).

If you find anything specific, I'd love to know!

All the best,
Nutrition Talk / Re: Pre-workout Snack
« Last post by Adrienne R. on February 25, 2015, 06:46:22 PM »
Hi Laura!

I love eating a Vital Breakfast Bar (see Bauman cookbook) before my workouts. I can't digest whey, so I use Nutribiotics Organic Vanilla Rice Protein instead of Vital Scoop.

Adrienne Robinson
Nutrition Talk / Re: Perfect Water Purifier
« Last post by Ninarj on February 25, 2015, 04:59:20 PM »
Hi Adrienne!
Thank you for the water purification link - and thanks to your mom! :D I have been comparing a variety of units for my house, and the one you presented seems like a great option! I read the results sheets, and did not see Chlorine. Perhaps I read to quickly, or maybe it's included in the removal of a compound?
I've been investigating UV and Germicidal UV purification. There are units which combine reverse osmosis and UV rather than filtration. These units are a bit expensive for home use, but maybe the investment is worth it.
I look forward to responses to your post from those who have already selected a system and can make informed recommendations.
Thank you again!
Nutrition Talk / Re: Supplements for Serotonin
« Last post by jodi f. on February 25, 2015, 04:52:29 PM »
To add to Nori's information:

B6 and magnesium are required for all neurotransmitter production. Some people don't utilize regular B6 (pyridoxine) well and require the bioactive form, pyridoxal-5'-phosphate. 30 mg/day in this form is a good starting dosage.

Magnesium is often deficient, so I generally don't hesitate to recommend supplementation. Mg glycinate is a very well-absorbed form.

Community Calendar / FREE Nutrition Classes in Oakland by Bauman NC Student
« Last post by Sara B on February 25, 2015, 11:22:01 AM »
As a Bauman NC near-graduate, I'm inviting anyone from the Bauman community to enroll in my Nutrition Basics mini-series. The series of classes is actually my internship/practicum - so this would be a really great opportunity for any new NC students to see what the end of their program will look like.

Classes take place every Wednesday in March at 4:00 pm at the Omni Commons in Oakland.

I will teach 4 different subjects over a period of 4 weeks. Two of my students will receive additional one-on-one counseling with me throughout the month of March. This series is completely free and open to anyone who can attend. I'm excited (and a little sad) to be at the end of my program and to be able to share some of the basics I've learned there. I'll also be bringing recipes and homemade snacks to each class.

Chef Opportunities / Natural Chef Graduates, Health and Wellness Website (Various)
« Last post by Mary Murphy on February 24, 2015, 04:02:43 PM »
Seeking Bauman Natural Chef Graduate(s) to Create Recipes for New Family Wellness Website

Jaime Askew (soon to be nutrition consultant graduate) is starting a new health and wellness website geared toward families. She is looking for one or more natural chef graduates to help create simple, family-friendly recipes to be published and made available to website members. In addition to recipes, help with additional content such as kitchen tips and tricks is also needed. This is a great opportunity for chefs to get exposure and feedback for their creations. Compensation will be based on several factors to be discussed further if interested in this opportunity.

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Jaime Askew
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