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Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Reena ’s story: A bright future with short bowel syndrome
She’s just 16, but Reena Zuckerman knows exactly what she wants to be doing in another 10 years. “My dream is to play on the press team in the annual Women’s Congressional Softball Game,” says the aspiring political journalist. Since 2009, the event has pitted members of Congress against the press corps, raising nearly a million dollars for charity. “When I’m not doing schoolwork or watching TV, I’m listening to political podcasts and NPR,” Reena confesses. It’s an impressive goal, but one that’s no doubt attainable for this driven teen, who’s been pushing h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus 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

Best hair loss supplements: THESE vitamins and superfoods could prevent balding
HAIR loss is more common in the summer and autumn seasons than any other time of the year, a study has revealed. Supplements, avocados and oily fish could help to prevent balding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dry skin: Ditch THIS food for avocado to improve condition and make your skin glow
DRY SKIN could be treated by cutting out sugar and caffeine, and by eating more avocado and fish, according to a skin expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: Eat THIS trendy 85p food to reduce risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure affects millions in the UK and a poor diet can trigger symptoms. However, eating avocado, a potassium-packed fruit, could reduce risk of hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller
Conclusions Though of interest, this study doesn't provide strong evidence that you should eat mushrooms if you want to lose weight. The study has a number of limitations: It's a short-term study that didn't look at effects on weight. It showed that people reported feeling fuller after eating mushrooms, but there were few signs this actually led to them eating less. As the researchers openly acknowledge, there could be other explanations for the findings. To match the protein content in mince required a much larger volume of mushrooms, and therefore a larger sandwich that would have taken more time and effort to chew. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Avocado diet: Three ways the superfood can PREVENT heart disease
AVOCADOS have risen to superfood status thanks to their high nutrient content. Here are three ways eating them can help your heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the world really need "diet" avocados?
A Spanish company just announced a low-fat version of the fruit, but some experts question if it's really necessary (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's A New Low Fat Avocado, But Is It Really Necessary?
A Spanish company is unveiling a new Avocado Light, which according to them has 30% less fat, ripens faster, and browns slower. Avo is this possible? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's A New Low-Fat Avocado, But Is It Really Necessary?
A Spanish company is unveiling a new Avocado Light, which they say has 30% less fat, ripens faster and browns slower. Avo is this possible? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Heart attack risk slashed by eating THIS 85p food every day
EATING avocados, sold ripe and ready to eat for just 85p in Tesco, and spinach could reduce the risk of heart attack, researchers have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potassium health benefits: Eating THESE foods can help prevent heart attack or stroke
EATING an extra banana or avocado a day can prevent a heart attack or stroke by protecting against hardening of the arteries, according to research published today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one extra banana a day could prevent heart attacks
Researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham found that potassium-rich foods, such as avocados, may stop fatal blockages from occurring by preventing arteries from hardening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries
Bananas and avocados - foods that are rich in potassium - may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model, as compared with normal-potassium-fed mice. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Fried foods? Use THIS oil.
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news

Senator Leans Into the Avocado Toast Trend With One Major Reservation
When Senator Orrin Hatch took to the Senate floor on Monday to deliver comments on antitrust law, he decided to make the usually-dry topic a bit more appealing by bringing some culinary references into the mix. Namely, he served up a mention of the ever-popular avocado toast. “We keep our markets fresh by keeping our doctrine current. But I would, as an old Republican must, urge caution, especially to some of the more zealous advocates for reform, hipster or otherwise,” he said. “I’ll gladly sample the avocado toast. I really will. But nobody should get the idea we’ve moved on from the meat an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized avocado Bizarre Congress viral Source Type: news

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria’s wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, home to some 70,000 people, were being evacuated with buses because the nearby Guajataca Dam was failing. Details remained sketchy about the evacuation with communications hampered after the storm. The 345-yard (316-meter) dam holds back a manmade lake cover...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Dementia prevention diet: Eating THIS for breakfast could boost brain power
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, problems thinking and decreased judgement. However, eating particular foods - such as avocado and eggs - could help boost brain function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to improve your memory or ability to concentrate? Lutein in avocados shown to boost eye and brain health
(Natural News) Eating avocados may help boost eye health, memory and attention, a study published in Nutrients revealed. A team of researchers at the Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging noted that these beneficial effects were largely in part to the fruit’s high lutein levels. According to the experts, both the eyes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados found to improve eye health in aging adults
(Natural News) Most of us have heard of macular degeneration and know that it relates to vision loss. This condition is so common that it affects over 10 million Americans, and it refers to the deterioration of the central part of the retina, known as the macula. Since the macula focuses central vision, when it deteriorates... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a $1,000 iPhone Isn ’t as Crazy as It Sounds
It’s iPhone day, the annual non-holiday where smartphone addicts cozy up to Apple’s keynote to find out what the touchscreen fairies are bringing good little fanboys and girls. If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting with especially bated breath, because your handset is several years old, loses power faster than an overthrown dictator and inexplicably smells like fish tacos. In other words, it’s upgrade time, baby, and we all deserve the latest and greatest. This time around, however, Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone will probably be more expensive than in years past. In addition to trumpet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Patrick Pullen Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone iPhone 2017 iPhone 8 Tech in Real Life Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence
Higher blood levels of monounsaturated fatty acids - found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil - have been linked to greater intelligence in a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids -- a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados -- are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain's attention network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and one hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and 1 hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Avocado PITS found to be a "goldmine" of nutrition, with powerful nutrients that prevent disease
(Natural News) A recent study showed that the husk of an avocado seed is the healthiest part of the fruit as it contains a vast number of key nutrients that show potential in alleviating cancer, heart disease, and other diseases. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research examines avocados' potential impact on cognitive health in older adults
(FoodMinds LLC) Consuming one fresh avocado per day may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults due to increased lutein levels in the brain and eye, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The healthiest part of an avocado may get thrown away
Scientists say chemical compounds found in avocado seed husks may one day be used to create better medicines (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Heart disease cure? THIS fruit could hold the key to combat deadly condition
HEART disease could be treated with medicines formed from using chemicals from the seed husks of avocados, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to eat avocados properly including the seed husk
Texas researchers discovered the  seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You've been eating superfood avocados all wrong
Texas researchers discovered the  seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease risk: THIS fruit could hold the key to CURE for deadly condition
HEART disease could be treated with medicines formed from using chemicals from the seed husks of avocados, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mainstream media food propaganda claims CHIPS are better for you than an avocado
(Natural News) If there’s one nutrient that we need to consume on a daily basis, it’s protein. Not only does protein help us maintain and build up muscle mass, it curbs hunger and makes us less likely to snack in-between meals. Obtaining protein is commonly associated with meat consumption, but eating too much meat can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging
(Natural News) A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits
Avocados contain a range of nutrients and are associated with various health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kale nutrient may yield significant cognitive benefits
Lutein, a nutrient found in kale and spinach as well as eggs and avocados, may help to prevent or counteract cognitive aging, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers.The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French fries are often BETTER for you than an avocado
Protein-based diets are all the rage -but a large avocado only 3.7g of protein, whereas a portion of chips has even more hunger-supressing protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Millennial eating trends may be making them eat less
Foods rich in polyunsaturated fats may alter hormones that control the body's hunger, Georgia researchers said. These healthy fats are found in salmon, avocado, nuts and plant-based oils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated Fat: Weighed, Measured, And Found Wanting
A stunningly good, extraordinarily comprehensive paper on the health effects of saturated fat in our diets has weighed them in every relevant way, measured them with every pertinent metric, and found them wanting. There are no saturated fatty acids shown to be better than “harmless at best,” and those we consume most often and abundantly in fatty meats, processed meats, fast foods, dairy and processed dairy products are decisively worse than that. They are bad for us. Until rather recently, the idea that pepperoni pizza, ice cream, and bacon were far from good for our health would have evoked nothing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach pain and diarrhoea? Your bloating could be caused by THIS obsessed-over superfood
STOMACH pain and diarrhoea can be symptoms of bloating, which, in addition to bread and beer, can be triggered by one of the most popular health foods around - the avocado. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book
Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible taskI meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It ’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. For one thing, there is the peculiar food he is trying to make me eat at only 10 o’clock: a pie fille d with grey-looking onions, mushrooms and nuts, which tastes powerfully of chilli. For another, there is the fact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Books Cancer Cancer research Russell Brand Culture Health Medical research Source Type: news

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news