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Nutritional Information and Diets

The USDA/ARS Index of Food and Nutrition Internet Resources - A comprehensive list of Internet sites pertaining to food and nutrition issues of all type. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Fast Food Finder - Has a searchable database of over 1000 fast foods from all of the major Fast Food chains. Find out just how bad what you usually have is, and see which choices may be better!

Diet Analysis Web Page - Allows you to type in the foods you ate (or plan to eat) and gives you a complete nutritional analysis including fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Entering the data is a little tedious, but shows you the results in tabular or bar graph format.

IFIC - International Food Information Council. This Web site provides a wealth of information about foods, food additives, nutritional supplements, food safety, and food relationships to cancer, diseases, hyperactivity, teen nutrition, pregnancy, etc.

The Celiac Pages - Information for those who require gluten-free, and /or wheat-free diets, with additional links.

Body Health Calculator ® - This series of questions allows you to calculate your body calorie and nutritional requirements based upon your age, height, weight, degree of physical activity and fat percentage. It can tell you how you have to modify your present regime to achieve weight gain or loss.

Vegetarian Resource Group - well-organized, and balanced material providing news, recipes, nutrition information, links, and ideas for those interested in eating a vegetarian diet.

CyberDiet - This fun and colorful site features a slew of interactive assessment tools--everything a person would need to plan a healthful diet. Also, the Nutritional Profile gives excellent nutrient information with a description of a nutrient's functions, health benefits, and sources in foods.

The DASH Diet - Maintained by Harvard University this website gives the specifics for the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (D.A.S.H). This mostly fruits and vegetable diet can really reduce blood pressure, lessen dependence on medication, and is currently a hot item.

The Ornish Diet - This website tells about the Lifestyle Heart Program founded by Dean Ornish, M.D. which has recently been shown to be effective in reversing coronary artery disease ( if you can manage to stick to it). Links to program sites from here. This diet has been somewhat controversial in some quarters.

Parkinson's Disease and Diet - information from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology (Univ. of Southern California) about dietary approaches to Parkinson's Disease.

A Senior's Guide to Good Nutrition (The Vegetarian Resource Group) - Healthy diet information and recipes for older adults. 

The Vending Machine Calorie Counter - Yes, here is a listing of the nutrition bargains you get when you hit the vending machines. If you are hungry and have no easy alternative, what is the least harmful ?

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders and Young Women - A discussion of the two most common eating disorders in young women, anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

Body Image - What do you see in the Mirror ? - How has the culture affected the way we see ourselves?  A discussion of the problems of negative body self-image.

Eating Disorders - a series of RealPlayer™  videos of a recent government seminar titled "Eating Disorders: Fads and Facts".

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