Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices
After an ob/gyn posted a video showing healthcare workers lined up for free acai bowls — standing close together and without masks — one southern California hospital took away her hospital privileges.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

5 Health benefits of acai berry that make it a real superfood
(Natural News) While they may look like a cross between blueberries and grapes, acai berries are technically not berries — they’re drupes. Drupes are fruits that have a central pit rather than a bunch of tiny seeds surrounded by fruit flesh. Other fruits under this classification include cherries, apricots, olives, peaches, and plums. Acai berries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce inflammation, reduce disease: These foods can help
(Natural News) Inflammation is your body’s natural response to infection or injury. But the same mechanism that protects you from diseases can damage your body if too much of it occurs. Today, your body is exposed to many stressors that can increase inflammation. Prevent this by eating more of these anti-inflammatory foods: Acai berry –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What are the health benefits of acai berries?
Acai berries: Superfood or hype? The acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from acai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Like other berries, acai berries contain antioxidants and fiber. Some proponents call them a superfood, claiming they help various health concerns, including arthritis, weight loss, high cholesterol and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cocoa has profound healing properties, beating even acai and blueberries
(Natural News) Have you ever suddenly felt better after drinking a nice, warm cup of cocoa? That good feeling isn’t all in your head, and it isn’t just because cocoa is delicious. Cocoa powder possesses profound healing qualities that surpass even those of renowned superfruits, such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. It is the main ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Acai found to prevent renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities
(Natural News) Researchers have found a novel benefit from the acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), as its seeds have been found to prevent and treat renal hypertension and its symptoms. In their study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the team identified that this benefit may come from the fruit’s antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. For the study, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Is ‘ Pure Poison, ’ Harvard Professor Claims
GERMANY (CBS Local) – Months after a report from the American Heart Association (AHA) warned against consuming coconut oil, a Harvard professor is blasting the popular product as “pure poison.” Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, made the controversial remarks during a lecture that was posted on YouTube and has been viewed nearly one million times. Michels, who is also a director at the University of Freiburg, was giving a presentation entitled “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors” in German when she made the case that the dietary...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coconut Oil Harvard Local TV saturated fat talkers Source Type: news

Acai for colon health: The polyphenols from the Amazon superfruit can carry prebiotic benefits through the digestive tract
(Natural News) The scientific community has long branded acai berry as a superfood due in part to its many health benefits. In fact, a large number of studies have demonstrated that the Amazon superfruit’s properties help boost the body’s overall wellness. In yet another study, a team of researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. has observed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Acai berries -- superfood or hype?
Acai berries: Do they have health benefits? The acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from acai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Like other berries, acai berries contain antioxidants and fiber. Some proponents call them a superfood, claiming they help various health concerns, including arthritis, weight loss, high [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Healthy Scratch opens at Roswell Park
Roswell Park has opened another eatery on campus, this one aimed at healthy options. The Healthy Scratch opened on the ground floor of the hospital’s Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center at Carlton and Michigan as a 200-square-foot quick-serve cafe, featuring pre-made smoothies, cold-pressed juices and juice shots along with ready-made salads, acai bowls and wraps.. Owned by J essie and Kelly Pegula, the daughters of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, The Healthy Scratch menu… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Healthy Scratch opens at Roswell Park
Roswell Park has opened another eatery on campus, this one aimed at healthy options. The Healthy Scratch opened on the ground floor of the hospital’s Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center at Carlton and Michigan as a 200-square-foot quick-serve cafe, featuring pre-made smoothies, cold-pressed juices and juice shots along with ready-made salads, acai bowls and wraps.. Owned by J essie and Kelly Pegula, the daughters of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, The Healthy Scratch menu… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease Increasing Acai Sales Demands Vigilance for Chagas Disease
Every year, Brazil registers between 110 and 150 new cases of the disease. Confirmation of oral transmission involves a parasitologic examination and epidemiologic evidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WATCH: The pros and cons of trendy health foods
Nutritionist Maya Feller breaks down what you need to know about acai bowls, charcoal, almond milk and veggie chips. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The future of snacking looks like coconut jerky and mushroom bars
Last year, 77,000 people sampled acai chocolates, turmeric popcorn, matcha teas and almond flour breads atNatural Products Expo West show, the world's largest trade event for natural brands. The four-day event returns beginning Thursday in Anaheim.Carlotta Mast, executive director of content... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Ten "secret" superfoods to boost health
(Natural News) Given their large nutritional punch and incredible health benefits, most of us are seeking ways to include more superfoods in our diet. From exotic goji berries to antioxidant-rich acai bowls, these nutrient-dense superfoods often come with a high price tag many of us cannot afford. Though it pays to include high-quality spirulina or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acai berries actually come from palm trees
(NaturalNews) Acai berries have become so famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood that even many people who don't stay actively informed on health food topics have heard of them. Given the name, you might imagine that they grow on bushes like blueberries or raspberries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You Need To Do To Stay Healthy, Fit, And Happy In Your 30s
By Erin Magner for Well+Good So you survived your 20s--and with any luck, there was more green juice than green Jell-O shots involved. Maybe along the way you found your fave ways to move your body, nourish it well, and keep your largest organ (AKA your skin) healthy and glowing. That's great! And now that you've hit the big 3-0, we tapped in-the-know wellness gurus to offer up amazing tips to help you keep your youthful, healthy mojo going strong. What's the number-one secret to making your 30s amazing? Working out is great, cleaning up your diet is even better, but our experts say the most crucial thing you need to st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart
Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?
Hey, Sugar, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association dropped an alleged bombshell when it disclosed that the sugar industry lobby influenced research on coronary heart disease by effectively bribing Harvard researchers to promote the theory that dietary fat, and not sugar, causes heart disease. The story is trending on Facebook at this very moment, and the JAMA Facebook post states that "Policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry-funded studies, and include mechanistic and animal studies as well as studies appraising the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superfoods That Aren't That Great For The Earth's Health
The mass production of some of your favorite superfoods can pack a mean punch on the environment, but there are small choices you can make over the course of your day to minimize the damage. For example, overproduction of quinoa, acai berries and almonds can lead to soil erosion, water depletion and land degradation. But buying foods grown locally or domestically can support local farmers and cut down on energy required to transport foods.  On our fifth episode of “Sustainable Self,” a HuffPost Originals series about how your everyday choices can significantly affect the earth, we discuss th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Quinoa or rice? THESE superfood ‘swaps’ are JUST as good for you
WHETHER it is quinoa or acai, getting to grips with which superfoods are best can be tricky. But nutritionist Rob Hobson has set out to show how every day food can be just as nutritious and even save you a few pounds on your weekly food shop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five trending superfoods you need to know about
For wellness junkies who have grown tired of that acai-pitaya smoothie bowl, there ’s a whole new wave of superfoods coming to a blender near you.We asked Los Angeles raw food chef  Sophie Jaffe, founder of superfood blend brand Philosophie, to tell us what nutrient-packed ingredients she ’s putting... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Canna-butter, astro eggs and other costly superfood trends
You're down with acai, take echinacea on the reg, and consider coconut oil a mainstay in your home. But a new class of high-powered superfoods is pushing the envelope even further, making even the healthiest among us stop and do a double take. For starters, there's Gwyneth's pricy morning smoothie ritual (whose ingredient shopping list totals $200 thanks to so-called "moon dust"). And then there's something called Blue Majik and ... astrologically farmed eggs? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dream Body Advanced + Acai Weight Loss & Cleanse contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Dream Body Advanced + Acai Weight Loss & amp; Cleanse. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Dream Body Advanced + Acai Weight Loss & Cleanse contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Dream Body Advanced + Acai Weight Loss & Cleanse. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Extra Slim Plus Acai Berry Weight Loss Formula contains hidden drug ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Extra Slim Plus Acai Berry Weight Loss Formula. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Miracle Berry Turns Lemons Into Lemonade
Conclusion Though miraculin may not be an on-the-shelf sugar substitute for a while, it's still readily available for a fun night of food experimentation. And while we all wish there were a magic pill to fix our woes, at least this one really can turn lemons into lemonade. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood or a Super Scam?
A juice bar/health food restaurant located along my dog walking route is always crowded with diners sitting at sidewalk tables and eating large mounds of a mud colored food with the consistency of chocolate pudding. The mud, upon closer inspection, is dark purple and served with chunks of banana and sprinkles of granola. The diners are usually wearing yoga pants, running shorts or biking gear, and are so fully engaged in eating their bowl of purple stuff that they are not even looking at their cell phones. "Do you know what they are eating?" I asked my dog walking companion. "It is Acai," she responded...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which weight loss supplements REALLY work?
Caffeine and cayenne pepper aid weight loss as they help us burn more calories at rest, but acai berries and guarana are a waste of time, said Dr Nick Fuller, of the University of Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information
Learn all about the potential health benefits of acai berries, a fruit rich in antioxidants whose taste has been described as a blend of chocolate and berries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What The Healthiest People Are Eating For Breakfast
It takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It takes a balanced and hearty breakfast packed with protein, greens and fresh fruit to jumpstart your day on the right foot. As the New Year kicks off -- along with all your resolutions -- there’s no better time to get inspired by new breakfast ideas you can make ahead for those busy mornings, or prepare daily when time is on your side. In partnership with Tropicana, we’ve rounded up savory breakfast ideas approved by health-conscious food bloggers to satisfy all morning routines and keep you fueled to conquer the day. From almond-butter oats to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Food Trends To Help You Eat Better In 2016
Some of the trendiest foods that are popping up on Pinterest and appearing on 2016 food trend lists may just help you eat better in the year ahead. Here are six food trends to get on board with in 2016: 1. Power bowls Bowls are the new plates. All sorts of creative one-dish meals are being served in a bowl with various monikers – protein bowls, Buddha bowls, broth bowls, quinoa bowls and globowls – for globally inspired bowl meals. The same rules apply to breakfast bowls, which are being dubbed smoothie bowls, acai bowls and Banzai bowls. Just do a search on Pinterest, and you'll be bowled over. For lunch and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New super-foods, from baobab to turkey tail, come with promises and caveats
When acai is at Wal-Mart and bags of quinoa and chia seeds line the aisles of Costco, it's clear that super-foods have officially reached the masses. These supposedly nutritionally potent foods, which have grown for thousands of years in the Amazonian rainforest, the swamps of Trinidad or the Andean... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Purple Power For Your Brain
During one of my trips to Brazil a few years ago, I went in search of new healing herbs I could use at my wellness center. That’s when I discovered açaí berries. Now everyone’s talking about these berries. And they really are one of the richest sources in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and E, minerals and omega-3s. In fact, I ended up including powdered açaí berries in one of my supplements. Back then, they were pretty much a novelty outside of South America, but now I even see frozen açaí berry smoothie packs when I’m in the grocery store. An...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Acai berry anthocyanin extract brain-derived neurotrophic Parkinson’s disease Source Type: news

Out Of Coffee? Eat These 10 Foods For Energy Instead
Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market By Gina Vaynshteyn for Thrive Market Like most people who struggle to stay awake during the day, I absolutely need a cup of coffee to get me going -- and stay going. Caffeine is fine in moderation, and an addict probably shouldn't eliminate it cold turkey, but nobody should be relying on coffee alone to keep their energy up. Luckily, there are other foods that provide that same, lasting jolt. You don't need that afternoon latte to perk you up -- just work in one of these healthy snacks. 1. Almonds (or really any kind of nuts) No matter how many times we hear about their numerous he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monday's Housecall
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Acupuncture Are you having trouble controlling pain with conventional methods? Since acupuncture has few side effects, it may be worth a try. Hypnosis Hypnosis can help you cope with a number of conditions, including stress, anxiety and pain. It can also help treat obesity, smoking, insomnia and more. EXPERT ANSWERS Acai [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

10 Ways to Guarantee You Get Up for That A.M. Workout
By Lucy Maher, SELF Tempted to press snooze? Don't. "Exercising early in the morning jump-starts your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours and energizes you for the day," says Jennifer Sherman, a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor and Head Coach at Peloton Cycle in New York City. And while you may be tempted to sleep in, there are ways to make sure you get moving before you have time to come up with an excuse not to. Here, 10 of the best from some of the country's top trainers. 1. Snooze No, not the snooze button. "Get enough sleep the night before so you're well-rested," says Sherman. Better ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acai berries: Do they have health benefits?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocktail concoctions that may have you drinking to your health
Vodka infused with acai. Sangria loaded with Mediterranean blood orange and pomegranate. Cosmopolitans concocted with prickly pear cactus and aloe. Fresh juniper and lavender blended into organic gin made on a 70-acre biodynamic farm in Colorado. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

So which foods really ARE good for you? Interactive tool reveals the truth about chia seeds, acai berries, wheatgrass and green tea
EXCLUSIVE: Data journalist David McCandless spent nine months collating scientific studies to produce the infographic rating the scientific evidence of health claims relating to different 'superfoods'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move over goji berries, acai and pomegranates: Five reasons to eat blackcurrants
THERE's more to the humble vitamin-packed blackcurrant than cordial and cold medicine flavouring... (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news