Tag: nutrition

Addiction Treatment Centers to Promote Increased Sobriety Rates with Nutritional Therapy

“Scientists are finding that addressing nutritional deficiencies and gut bacteria health may be missing pieces of the sobriety puzzle. Overcoming alcohol addiction isn’t easy, even with expert help. Estimated success rates in the few years following treatment vary between 20 and 50 percent, depending on the criteria used and severity of addiction, reports Health Line.”

20% of Negative Body Image Sufferers Will Buy Supplements

Most Americans report feeling unhappy with how their body looks at times (79% vs. 21% never, I am always satisfied with how my body looks), with dissatisfaction most prevalent when looking in the mirror (37%), when at the beach in a bathing suit (32%), or when shopping for clothes (31%). However, one in five Americans would be willing to take performance-enhancing dietary supplements (21%, e.g., protein, creatine, vitamins and minerals, etc.) in order to attain their perfect/ideal body.

Consumers Think They Need More Vitamins, Minerals

A new survey from Prevention and Centrum finds that although more than 75% of Americans believe it is fairly easy to get recommended daily values of vitamins and minerals by eating a healthy, balanced diet, nearly half of those polled are concerned they might not be getting enough of 1 or more key nutrients.

More Consumers Making Food Purchase Decisions Based on Healthy Ingredients, Nutrition Considerations

A new study by Chicago marketing firm Colman Brohan Davis finds consumers are making food purchase decisions based on healthy ingredient and nutrition considerations. They routinely seek out information online to help in their decision-making. Very few are influenced solely by brand name. And virtually 100% of survey respondents said they read nutrition labels “always” or “sometimes.” Analysts say consumers “are steadily marching toward healthier eating,” which bodes well for “societal and personal health.”

Even in the Digital Age, Teens Rely On Mom and Dad for Health Advice

According to a new study by Scarborough Research, Mom and Dad are the leading sources for health advice; 63% of teens said that when they have questions about health and nutrition, they go to their parents/guardians for information. One half (50%) turn to the Internet. With regard to their role as future consumers, teens value an informative product website when making decisions about purchasing health related products such as vitamins or nutritional supplements. Fifty-six percent of teens indicated “informative websites” were very or somewhat important to their purchase decision.