Organic foods are thought to be healthier than conventional foods because of the limited exposure to pesticides and other chemicals. Few studies have examined the long-term health effects of organic foods. By collecting information on organic food consumption and comparing those who tend to consume more organic foods (e.g., organic fruits/veg) to those who consume less, we could evaluate the impact of organic food consumption... more »
Goal: Prove that medically tailored home-delivered meals reduce hospital utilization for seriously ill individuals Methods: Randomized control study where the experimental group (seriously ill individuals with ADL limitations recently released from the hospital) receive 21 medically tailored meals per week (including MNT from a RDN for 9 months, while the control group receives SOC the standard of care). Patients will... more »
Obesity and poor diet are threats to population health. The food environment and related policies may be major contributors. Longitudinal measures of food purchasing, diet, and health can be linked to environmental/policy data (eg community gardens, changes in convenience store offerings, fast food moratoriums, menu labeling, food taxes/subsidies), and used to identify health effects. Results can help prioritize multilevel... more »
I am a lay person and I cannot provide detail on study design. However, I am aware that there are millions of individuals world-wide who suffer from loss of smell (anosmia) and who feel socially isolated and fearful of dangers that the olfactory system helps to warn against. In addition, many people who are anosmic do not enjoy eating and are therefore not necessarily getting a nutritionally balanced diet. This could... more »
Meeting with patient to determine the area, organ system affected by the cancer, i.e., LUNGS, then use the principles of color and flavor of foods believed to directly affect lung behavior. This is an old traditional chinese medicine model, which I recrafted in a Master's Thesis format August 2000, to teach healthcare professionals and patients how to use these principle to treat diseases. I have to date used this model... more »
Is Isoniazid treatment for +PPD associated with food intolerance and/or granuloma annulare?