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Eric and Erika Braun Aim to Raise $40,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Research

A Raleigh couple is raising money for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that damages neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Kannapolis, NC – Eric and Erika Braun are halfway to their goal of $40,000 to support Discovery MS, a non-profit research initiative housed in the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) at the North […]

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Tiger Woods Takes Ibuprofen to Prevent Back Pain. Should You?

Article by Brian Costa as printed in the Wall Street May 8, 2018 ‘Please don’t emulate this,’ one surgeon says, though others argue it is perfectly sensible.   It was as casual as pulling out a driver. As Tiger Woods stood in the 10th tee box on the first day of the Masters, he removed a […]

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The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore the evidence

This article was originally published on medicalxpress.com. About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

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AL Brown High School Takes Second Chef Challenge Title

Serving a Farmers Market fresh meal, AL Brown High School took the 6th Cabarrus Chef Challenge title, repeating their win from last December. In one hour, the team of six prepared and served a panel of five judges a play on surf and turf with grilled salmon topped with mango chipotle salsa, roasted potatoes and […]

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AL Brown Advances to Chef Challenge Finale, Faces Central Cabarrus  

Kannapolis, NC- AL  Brown High School overcame a stiff challenge from Hickory Ridge High School this morning to advance to the final round of the Cabarrus Chef Challenge. The finale will be held at 6 pm Wednesday, May 2 at restaurant Forty Six, 101 West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis. Both teams were praised by a […]

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Central Cabarrus Edges Cox Mill for First Round Win of High School Chef Challenge

 Kannapolis, NC- By just one-and-a-half points, Central Cabarrus High School edged out Cox Mill High School to win the first round of the Cabarrus Chef Challenge, sponsored by Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA). Each team of 10 students had 10 minutes to plan their meals and an hour to prepare and plate before presenting their dishes […]

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6th Annual High School Chef Challenge Heats Up April 30

Cabarrus Health Alliance and area sponsors host the 6th Annual Cabarrus Chef Challenge next week at restaurant Forty Six inspiring high school students to cook healthy meals and consider culinary careers.    Kannapolis, NC- Students from four high Cabarrus County high schools are planning the healthy meals they can create next week as part of […]

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Standard Process

Standard Process Inc. Holds Grand Opening for New Center on NCRC

April 24, wholistic nutrition leader Standard Process opened a first-of-a-kind facility to pursue innovation in nutritional therapy, developing new solutions for healthcare professionals and patients. With the increased interest in nutritional therapies, sustainable agriculture and integrative healthcare, the need for research on whole food-based clinical nutrition solutions for health is greater than ever. On April 24, […]

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David Nieman Rewrites Nutritional Assessment Textbook for Seventh Edition

Students of nutrition, take note. McGraw Hill Higher Education has released the 7th Edition of Nutritional Assessment by David Nieman, DrPH, a pioneer in exercise and sports nutrition. The textbook came out January 2018, marking a complete rewrite of the textbook that was first published in 1993. Nieman, who is director of the Appalachian State […]

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Kohlmeier Named Editor-in-Chief of New Journal: BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health

This article was published originally on bmj.com . KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – March 29, 2018 – BMJ to launch new nutrition journal, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, with Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute as Editor-in-Chief. Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ will launch BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health later this year in […]

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Can Wild Blueberries Boost Your Memory? NC State PHHI on the Today Show

Originally posted and aired on the Today Show. Follow the link to view the segment. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having […]

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NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest to Attend Standard Process Opening

Standard Process, the pioneering company that introduced whole food nutrient solutions to the United States, will officially open the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center on April 24, 2018. The facility is located in the Kannapolis Research Center (North Carolina Research Campus, David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building) and will be headed by John Troup, PhD, […]

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Joint Life Science Caucus Visits the NC Research Campus

The original story was published by NCBIO. The Legislative Life Science Caucus members heard about nutrition and physiology research under way at the North Carolina Research Campus, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Presenters from Appalachian State University, told lawmakers the “Collaborative Approach to Human Performance Research” that it is undertaking with support from North […]

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Cooking for A Healthy Life Launched

On March 14, the City of Kannapolis hosted a community event to launch a new initiative called Cooking for a Healthy Life, the newest program under the Discover a Healthy Life brand. The new initiative follows the launch of Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop that have encouraged hundreds of Kannapolis citizens to run or […]

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NRI & PHHI Grants

PHHI & NRI Grants Take Aim at Nutritional Challenges

Eighty seven percent of people in the US do not eat the USDA recommended four to five cups of fruits and vegetables per day. What if there was a way to help solve that problem by getting more of the natural goodness of produce into more of the foods people do eat? The NC State […]

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What to Eat After a Workout: Bananas Are Just as Effective as Sugary Sports Drinks

Read the original article by Markham Heid with Men’s Health. Skip the Gatorade and pain pills. A banana may offer your body all it needs to perform and bounce back after a punishing workout, according to a new study published in PLOS One. The study team recruited 20 trained cyclists and compared bananas to water […]

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Can blueberries boost your memory? A closer look at the summer fruit

Read the original article by Erica Chayes Wida from TODAY. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having been grown in Maine for […]

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Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here’s The Science

Read the original article by Ian Graber-Stiehl from NPR. In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don’t say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk. Today’s Olympians have been swept up in a […]

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Dole fighting for nutrition alongside super heroes

Read the original article from The Produce News. Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: super hero help is on the way.marvel Starting March 1, Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers will team up on new products to help moms, dads and all citizens win more […]

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You Asked: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

Read the original article by Markham Heid from Time. If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other […]

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