This blog has three components. Article information begins with scientific studies from The Linus Pauling Institute, part of their funding as well as sponsorship of this website/blog is provided by Roman Meal Bread, and the writers are Don and Peggy Doman. There is a reviewing process to determine accuracy. The site is updated on a daily/weekly basic.
The Linus Pauling Institute was co-founded in 1973 by Linus Pauling, Ph.D., the only individual ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes (Chemistry, 1954; Peace, 1962). Dr. Pauling concluded that vitamins and other essential nutrients play a significant role in enhancing human health and preventing chronic diseases, not just deficiency diseases. He founded his own institute to carry out research in this field that he called "orthomolecular medicine" and believed would be of great importance to public health. In 1996, the Institute moved from Palo Alto, CA, to the campus of Oregon State University (Dr. Pauling's undergraduate alma mater).
Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute investigate the role that vitamins and essential minerals (micronutrients), chemicals from plants (phytochemicals), and dietary supplements play in human aging, immune function, and the prevention of chronic diseases, especially cancer and cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases. A major emphasis is to understand the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in disease etiology, and the preventive effects of dietary constituents with antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties.
The goal of these studies is to understand the mechanisms by which diet, micronutrients, and dietary supplements affect disease initiation and progression and can be used in the prevention or treatment of human diseases, thereby extending both lifespan and healthspan.
The information and opinions expressed herein and on individual articles provide general information relating to health and are not intended to constitute advice or specific recommendations relating to any particular ailment, disease or condition. Certain claims and statistics discussed may not always be exact and the numbers or statistics quoted as factual data may deviate from facts and figures in other available scientific articles or could contain inaccuracies based on several variables including, but not limited to, timing, geography, data sources and other conditions. readers should check other sources to insure accuracy of information and should not individually rely on the information given here. The information and program content is not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified medical doctor. We encourage you to make an appointment with your own doctor in order to resolve any of your health concerns.
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Roman Meal Company was founded in 1912. The company is owned and run by the Matthaei family whose baking history goes all the way back to Germany in 1686. The Roman Meal Company is involved in ensuring that their products maintain the highest standards of quality and nutrition. The appreciation from customers of their strong commitment to family health and well-being has allowed them to retain our business and tradition of quality for almost 100 years. Roman Meal has grown to partner with more than 90 bakeries in the United States and internationally. These partners bake and distribute quality Roman Meal breads locally. You can read more about the history of Roman Meal Bread here. Roman Meal continues its committment to nutrition and health by providing research funding on healthy aging to the Linus Pauling Institute and sponsorship of this website.
Don and Peggy Doman are published authors and professional industrial video producers. You may write them at firstname.lastname@example.org
They are food critics whose popular blog NW Adventures features reviews of restaurants and weekend retreats in Washington and Oregon.
The Domans met while attending the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. They still live in Tacoma.