Fibromyalgia: Eating asparagus could help reduce symptoms
FIBROMYALGIA is a condition of final diagnosis, according to some GPs. When they can ’t establish what is causing symptoms, such as lack of sleep, fibromyalgia is eventually diagnosed. Treatment focuses on reducing these symptoms, which includes changes to lifestyle and diet. Eating this green food could help you get more sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of shatavari?
Shatavari, also called Asparagus racemosus, is a root used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed to boost female reproductive health, but what does the research say? Learn more about the uses, benefits, and side effects of shatavari here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests
I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner or even a nourishing breakfast. I like to enjoy my salad topped with thinly sliced feta or a generous grating of pecorino. The slightly salty feta marries perfectly with the subtle earthy flavors of asparagus and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil scented with lemon and fresh herbs. For added protein, top the asparagus with medium to hard-boiled eggs that you’ve shelled and cut in half. It’s also great with steamed or pan-roasted fish, smoked salmon or thinly slic...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news
The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
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Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Weekend Recipe: Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When I cook dinners at home, I often like to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s probably the main reason why I like to double this particular recipe, so I have a grab-and-go healthy meal over the next few days and I don’t have to fuss too much in the kitchen. I love that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based on the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini or asparagus and fresh peas work really well, and then all you have to do is fold through a little quinoa and serve with a generous spoonful of basil pesto. Quinoa can be prepared very quickly, contains protein and is gluten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news
Lab notes: Cheddar Man and Falcon X – not a crimefighting duo, but this week in science!
Where to even begin this week? Could it be with the news thathuman eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time? Or that researchers think they may have spotted a link between asparagine – a compound found in asparagus and other foods – and thespread of breast cancer? Maybe thatarchaeologists have discovered an exciting new Neolithic monument in Windsor? All of those things are certainly exciting, but really the two most thrilling stories this week are certainly Cheddar Man and Falcon Heavy: not a crimefighting duo but an exciting double-header of science and archaeology. Cheddar Man is Britain &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news
HealthWatch: Amino Acid Fuels Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study says diet could affect the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that an amino acid called asparagine, which is found in many types of food, may fuel tumor cells. When the scientists eliminated asparagine from the diets of mice with “triple-negative” breast cancer, the cancer was less likely to travel to distant sites in the body. Asparagine is found in dairy, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, whole grains, and asparagus, but most fruits and vegetables are low in asparagine. Does this mean that you should remove all these foods from your diet...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local asparagine Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
Morning Break: New HIV Drug Combo; Asparagus-Cancer Link; Celeb-Suicide Effect?
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Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news
Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods
Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchersBreast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that asparagine, a compound first identified in asparagus but present in many other foods, drives the spread of the disease to other organs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cancer research Science UK news Health Medical research Society Source Type: news
Cutting out asparagus may stop breast cancer spreading
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found feeding mice with breast cancer a diet low in the the amino acid asparagine reduces their tumours' ability to spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news
Making Mayo's Recipes: How to roast any vegetable
If you don't think you like vegetables, it's time to try roasting. Your oven can caramelize and sweeten a whole cornucopia of produce ? including Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes and even cabbage. It's easy to roast a big batch of one vegetable or to combine a few favorites. Just be sure to pair vegetables [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes bagged broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes Meijer-brand broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Asparagus pee: What causes the smell?
A few stems of asparagus can leave a lasting impression on some. Find out what causes asparagus pee, and why some are under its spell while others aren't. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Here's What Actually Happens During A Night At The Natural History Museum
“Just don’t worship anything.” Such was the unsolicited advice I received from a grinning night guard at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday night. I was standing in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians hours past the institution’s normal 5:45 p.m. closing time, gazing up at a Kwakwaka’wakw mask squeezed between a sprawling display of totem poles. The lights were dim and I didn’t see him coming. “No, for real,” the guard added as he trotted back into the darkness, leaving me once again unmonitored in one of New York City’s most cavernous attractions. His c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
39 Tweets That Nail The Difference Between Life Before And After Kids
They say having kids changes everything. While the reality may not be so absolute, parents on Twitter have shown that there is definitely some merit to the statement. Many funny moms and dads tweet about the difference between their laid back childfree years and the experience of being a parent. We’ve rounded up some of the best examples. Without further ado, here are 39 hilarious tweets that sum up life before and after kids. Before kids: Kids will help me with everything around the house.After kids: *scrapes foreign object off wall with chisel*— Sara (@sara_ashlynn) December 7, 2016 My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA Cracks Down on Fake Mesothelioma Treatments
Stories abound of a “cancer-curing” tea from the forests of Canada. Herbal blends claim to “attack cancer at the DNA level.” For many years, mesothelioma patients have turned to alternative medicines like these as treatment options for the rare asbestos-related cancer. Sometimes these options are a last resort, after traditional treatments fail. They may be used in conjunction with standard treatment (complementary medicine) or on their own as the main approach. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to companies that manufacture or market products claimin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Alternative medicine Asparagus Extract BioStar Technology International Budwig Protocol cancer supplements cannabis oil cancer CellAssure Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chelated Boron Circulatory Detox & Support Syrup compl Source Type: news
FDA cracks down on companies pushing vegetable extracts and creams as cancer cures
Asparagus extract. Exotic teas. Topical creams for your pet — and you. These and dozens of other products are being touted falsely as having "anti-cancer" properties, according to federal regulators who are trying to stop the practice. The Food and Drug Administration, in warning letters released Tuesday, ordered 14 companies to stop making the bogus claims or […]Related:FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothersThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary,...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA cracks down on companies pushing fraudulent cancer claims
The Food and Drug Administration ordered 14 companies to stop making bogus claims about cancer cures — including asparagus extract, exotic teas and topical creams for pets — or face possible product seizures and criminal prosecution. The letters covered more than five-dozen unapproved products that the companies touted as preventing, treating or curing cancer, a violation of […]Related:FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothersThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer scre...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is It Safe To Make Desserts And Drinks Out Of Snow?
By Lauren Oster Pinterest and Instagram are full of recipes that use snow — think snow cones, slushy cocktails, and DIY ice cream. And while frozen margaritas sure sound like an ideal way to make the best of a blizzard, is it even safe to consume those freshly fallen flakes? The scientific answer: Maybe. Snowflakes are born high up in the atmosphere when water vapor condenses and forms ice crystals around microscopic dust or pollen. By the time the flakes hit the ground, they’ve absorbed lots of other droplets and accumulated many more crystals — and what they contain is pretty disgusting. “Most atm...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Ability to smell 'asparagus pee' driven by genetic variations
Researchers have identified genetic variations in people who are unable to smell the pungent aroma present in urine after consuming asparagus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Genetics determine whether asparagus adds a noxious odor to urine, study says
HealthDay News Genetic makeup determines whether asparagus will add an odor to people's urine after they eat it, according to a study conducted by Harvard researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Asparagus smell in urine is down to your genes discover scientists
Three fifths of adults are unable to smell the distinct odour in their urine after consuming the vegetable, according to lead researcher Professor Lorelei Mucci, from Harvard University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sniffing Out the Asparagus-Odor-in-Pee Mystery
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 -- After eating asparagus, do you notice your urine smells funny? Your answer may depend on your genetic makeup, a new study suggests. To see why some people are spared the pungent odor after eating the vegetable,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
We Unravel The Science Mysteries Of Asparagus Pee
From Ben Franklin on, many have noted the distinctive smell asparagus gives urine. But most of us lack the ability to sniff out this malodorous effect, and not everyone may produce it.(Image credit: Getty Images/imageBROKER RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news
Can YOU smell asparagus in your urine? It's all down to your genes, scientists discover
Findings published in the British Medical Journal show that three fifths of participants were unable to smell the distinct odour in their urine after consuming the vegetable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Why does asparagus make your urine smell? Scientists say it could be down to GENETICS
THE reason why some people can smell asparagus in their urine after they have eaten it and others cannot is all down to genetics, according to scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pokemon Go's Health Benefits, Asparagus Smell in Urine Considered (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM How much exercise do people get from Pok émon Go, anyway? And why do some people smell asparagus metabolites in their urine while others do not? Two studies in The BMJ's Christmas edition tackle these burning questions.In the first article, researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease
A recent study came out this month identifying specific fungus and bacteria that were linked to cases of Crohn’s disease. While E coli had previously been identified, this new study finds Serratia marcescens and candida tropicalis are in the mix as well (1). Crohn’s disease affects more than a half-million people each year inflicting debilitating symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue. Researchers were pleased to present this new information in the hopes of leading to better treatment options for patients down the road. While this study sheds light on possible aberrations of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Science 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
Marine Agrifuture, LLC. Recalls " Kahuku Ogo " , “Robusta Ogo” and “Kahuku Sea Asparagus” Because of Possible Health Risk
Marine Agrifuture, LLC. of Kahuku, HI, is recalling its “Kahuku Ogo”, “Robusta Ogo” and " Kahuku Sea Asparagus " because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more sever...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
What Color Should My Pee Be?
Are you practically bursting to know more about pee, but have been too embarrassed to ask your questions aloud? Well, urine for a treat. A stream of pee worries plague people’s minds every day. For answers on this toilet topic, U.S. News talked to Dr. Michael O’Leary, a senior urologic surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Benjamin Davies, associate professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chief of urology at UPMC Shadyside/Hillman Cancer Center. So consider this your primer on pee. What color should my pee be? This may come as a shock, but according to D...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Making Mayo's Recipes: Smoked Gouda vegetable risotto
Smoked gouda, crimini mushrooms and sweet grape tomatoes are a winning combination in this brown rice risotto. Change this risotto with the seasons. In summer, try asparagus and zucchini. In fall, butternut squash and peppers. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
This Simple Bit Of Grocery Store Advice Will Spare You A Lifetime Of Regret
I met a woman from Denmark last week. She's been living in the United States for about a year. I asked her what she liked best about our country. Her response (paraphrased as best as I remember) was immediate: "You're not going to believe it, but it's Stop & Shop. And all the grocery stores like it. In Denmark, we spend half of our weekend shopping for food. Bread from the baker. Meat from the butcher. Produce from the grocer. It's ridiculous. You Americans put it all under one roof. I can finish my shopping in less than an hour. It's an amazing innovation, but I still watch my American friends drive everywhere ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are Heart Attack Risk Calculators Wrong?
The Truth About Heart Disease Since the 1950s the medical industry has been peddling the myth that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. But here’s the truth. As Americans’ cholesterol levels have gone down, heart disease has not. It remains the number one cause of death in the United States. I use a better warning system for heart attacks. I measure my patients’ telomeres. What are telomeres? You know by now that telomeres are the little countdown clocks at the end of your chromosomes. They prevent DNA strands from unraveling. When you are young your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news
PRP Therapy: Play Hard, Heal Fast
There’s a way to heal sports injuries that doesn’t involve surgery, months of physical therapy or a dependence on prescription medication. It’s called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. What Is PRP Therapy? It’s a form of stem cell treatment that uses platelets — colorless blood cells that help your blood clot — to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It not only relieves the pain, it also jumpstarts the healing process. That’s because platelets contain hundreds of proteins called “growth factors.” The natural growth factors in PRP can actually regenerate inj...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
These Jiggling Bladeless Turbines Are A Breath Of Fresh Air
Wiggle it, just a little bit. A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless makes turbines without blades that generate electricity by jiggling. Traditional turbines, which look like giant windmills, use blades to turn wind into kinetic energy that can be used as electricity. The bladeless model, which according to one of its creators, David Suriol, looks like “asparagus," -- or long, cylinder-shaped tubes -- takes advantage of power contained in vortices, or whirling masses of air, to create electricity. “What happens is that the structure attracts whirlwinds, which develop at determined freq...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 25, 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