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As a Plus-Size Woman, Here’s How I Protect My Mental Health From Diet Culture

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No, you won’t hear a peep about my sex life. You won’t be entering a catalogue of my weird, petty obsessions. You will, however, find something that might make you feel a lot better as you move through the world. My name is Virgie, and I’ve worked in body positivity as a plus-size woman for almost a decade, helping to educate people on the harmful long-term effects of weight-based discrimination and to recover from body shame. I’ve written books and essays, and I host a podcast and lecture all over the country on

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Can Protein Help with Joint Pain? – Featured, Health Topics, Orthopedics

September 8, 2021

If you experience chronic joint pain from osteoarthritis (arthritis), different lifestyle habits – like maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly – may help to improve your discomfort.

“Patients often ask why they continue to have some joint pain after completing a new exercise program,” says Stephen G. Silver, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. “I tell them exercise is only half the battle. As somebody who specializes in treating joint pain, I’ve certainly come to recognize how patients can help themselves out by changing their diet.

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Salmon With Roasted Grape Salsa | Health

The roasted grape salsa topping this salmon dish brings out a burst of sweet and tart flavors. Salmon is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids and known for its heart-healthy benefits. Grapes provide natural sweetness and are a source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.

This salmon recipe is easy — and the finished dish is sure to impress.

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided, plus more to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked or hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 4 1⁄2
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Warm Farro Grain Salad With Pomegranate | Health

Rich in fiber and protein, this grain salad has farro, an ancient Mediterranean grain, as its base. A pantry staple in Italy, this whole grain has a chewy texture and nutty flavor that combines well with roasted vegetables, feta and pomegranate seeds for a delightful mix of textures and flavors.

If you’d like, add sliced almonds or pumpkin seeds. (Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they begin to pop and are just fragrant, 2-3 minutes.) You can also add salmon for a protein boost; or omit the feta for a vegan

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USDA to Permanently Boost Food Stamp Benefits by 25 Percent | Healthiest Communities Health News

By ASHRAF KHALIL and JOSH BOAK Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history.

Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries.

The increase coincides with the end of a 15 percent boost in SNAP benefits that was ordered

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Fish, health, and sustainability: What to know

As many people try to improve their diet by cutting down on red meat, fish seems like a good healthy option. However, the sustainability of eating fish has increasingly been called into question. Here, we investigate the health claims and arguments for and against eating fish and explore some alternatives.

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Fish can be an important source of key nutrients, but can we eat fish sustainably? We investigate. (Pictured: Aerial shot above a circular fish farm in a loch, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom.) Image credit: Abstract Aerial Art/Getty Images

Some people consider fish to be a healthy alternative

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Effectiveness of Nutrition-sensitive Agri-food Interventions on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes (CRP E43029)

Undernutrition remains a highly prevalent and pervasive problem in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly among women and children. The direct or immediate causes of undernutrition include inadequate dietary intake and disease, which can lead to poor growth, micronutrient deficiencies and death. At least 45% of deaths among children younger than 5 years of age in LMICs is attributable to undernutrition.

Nutrition-sensitive agricultural policies and interventions that enhance the availability of and accessibility to nutrient-rich foods, as well as the capacity to generate income at the household, community and national levels, can be a gateway to address malnutrition. A diverse