A comprehensive list of Health Education and Promotion Journals with links. 1. AIDS Education and Prevention. An international journal designed to support the efforts of professionals working to prevent HIV and AIDS, AIDS Education and Prevention includes scientific articles by leading authorities from many disciplines, research reports on the effectiveness of new strategies and programs, […]

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are a set of guidelines and eating recommendations intended for the average American. However, when the committee that reviewed the evidence for the DGA, they failed to include studies that represent the ethnic make-up of the United States and failed to include studies on the largely unhealthy American population, […]

The obesity epidemic is a serious problem in the United States.  The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 41.9% of adults over the age of 20 in America are classified as obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30.0 (Stierman, 2021). The obesity rate has steadily increased in the U.S. since the […]

In their most dire climate report to date, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged a switch to plant-based diets as the single most important shift individuals can make to halt the course of climate warming and prevent the most catastrophic impacts. For the first time in 34 years since the United […]

Plant-Based Foods for Skin Health: A Narrative Review “Collectively, the evidence to date suggests a promising future for plant-based dietary interventions that promote skin barrier health and function.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267221014337 In conclusion, clinical studies in the field of nutrition and skin research support growing evidence to help dietitians make targeted dietary recommendations. More investigations on whole […]

How can close interpersonal family relationships motivate others toward positive, healthy lifestyle changes? Many of us have witnessed family members make poor decisions, sometimes to the point of spiraling out of control.  According to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 72% of U.S. adults report having one or more unhealthy behaviors (Baily, 2019)!   It […]

I have heard that people who play together, stay together.  As I pondered the concept of companionate love which is considered feelings of affection and consistent love between interdependent romantic partners who share their time and activity together, I wondered how much of a role mutually shared extracurricular activities, such as doing the ones mentioned […]

STOP DRINKING BLEACH! I believe that it is vitally important to consider the things that adversely affect our gut microbiome.  Most people give very little thought to consuming things that may partially or completely destroy our commensal bacteria.  We know that some antimicrobials adversely affect our gut microbiome, but not enough human research has been […]

Introduction: Since we have systematically reduced the natural microbial content of the human microbiome with widespread use of antibiotics, an increase in alcohol consumption, and by chlorinating and sanitizing our water resources, it is very important that we include fermented foods in our diets to replenish the commensal (helpful) bacteria that have resided with humans […]