Cholesterol: The Myth of Heart Disease
The next time your doctor says you need to lower your LDL cholesterol so you don’t have a heart attack or stroke, show him the results of the Northern Manhattan Study. The researchers that conducted the study found that higher LDL cholesterol was linked to LOWER stroke risk.1 And another study published this year reviewed research on nearly 70,000 people. The authors of that study found NO LINK between LDL cholesterol and premature deaths in people over 60 from heart disease.2 LDL Isn’t “Bad” Cholesterol This backs up what I’ve been saying for two decades! LDL isn’t “bad” cho...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 28, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Source Type: news

The banana as we know it is in imminent danger
A genetic clone, the Cavendish banana that stocks supermarket shelves could easily be wiped out by disease. Science offers hope of a sustainable approachThe banana is the world ’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100m metric tons produced annually in over 130 tropical and subtropical countries. Edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature that created the seedless fruit we enjoy today. Virtually all the bananas sold across the western world belong to t heso-called Cavendish subgroup of the species and are genetically nearly identical. These bananas are sterile and dependent on propagation via cloning, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ioannis Stergiopoulos, Andr é Drenth and Gert Kema Tags: Farming Food Environment US news World news Science Plants Genetics Source Type: news

Why Knowing Your Triglyceride Number Matters
Many of us can rattle off our latest cholesterol number at the drop of a hat. Keeping an eye on your cholesterol is important but there's another number you also should have memorized - your triglycerides. However, if asked about our triglyceride number, most of us have little to know idea what it is. That's too bad because our triglyceride number reveals quite a bit of how healthy we are or not. The good news is there are many steps we can take to get it in a healthier range starting today. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides (TG) are the most common type of fat in the body and are an important measure of heart health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Easy Diet Tricks Can Better Your Sex Life
Conclusion No matter if you suffer from erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, a low sex drive or if you just want to spice things up in the bedroom, there are dietary interventions that could help you. Eating healthy was found in a great number of studies to improve a person's overall health, and this inevitably shows on sexual functioning as well. But certain foods can also boost your libido by working as aphrodisiacs. On the other hand, certain foods seem to have an adverse effect on sexual functioning and if you don't want to ruin your sex life, then make sure to avoid these foods. -- This feed and its contents a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Humans Need Meat?
Environmentalists encourage us to cut down on meat consumption in favor of vegetable foods that are less damaging to the environment. Given that our ancestors likely had plenty of meat in their diet, is going meatless a good idea? The History of Eating Meat Our chimpanzee-like ancestors were mostly vegetarian, judging from the diet of modern chimpanzees that subsist mainly on fruit, leaves, and nuts, with a rare morsel of hunted meat. After they left forests in favor of open grasslands, hominids likely increased the proportion of meat in their diet given that they would have encountered large herds of game animals. Init...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making the most of Africa's biowaste
Cassava peel, sugar cane vinasse and overripe bananas - residues such as these may be known as biowaste, but that doesn't mean they're necessarily wasted. An EU-funded project identified sources and current uses of such materials in five African countries and proposed quick, simple ways of processing them into products with higher added value. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 12, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Distances Itself From Statement Circulating About Bananas
[SA Govt] It has come to the attention of the National Department of Health since yesterday afternoon, that there is a statement circulating on social media, in particular WhatsApp, attributed to the Ministry of Health, supposedly advising the South African citizens 'not to buy or eat from supermarkets in Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria'. The statement is untrue, malicious, and diabolic. It is designed to cause unnecessary panic to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Painful erection' spiders found in family's fruit
A family home is fumigated due to an infestation of "deadly spiders" that arrived in a bunch of shop-bought bananas. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 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 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamic Diet -- Focus On Nutrients And Whole Foods Instead Of Calories
In conclusion, do not fall for calorie counting - it can easily become a trap. It can be really difficult to turn that mentality off even when you don't want to do it anymore. -- 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 - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Live Well, Do The Banana Dance
Creativity and dreams are available to everyone capable of thought. But living with chronic illness, as I do, restricts life in innumerable ways. I must be mindful of a multitude of health issues in order to maintain the delicate physical equilibrium that allows me to have a semblance of the life I want. This balance includes work, play, socializing, and maintaining my home. As I wrote in my book, Living Well With Chronic Illness, I choose to view every day as an adventure. Without this purposeful mindset, getting out of bed in the morning would be overwhelming given my numerous, complex medical needs. Although my health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke takes our health quiz
Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke reveals his past battle with a drinking problem, and how he made his way into the WWII Air Force by eating a bunch of bananas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's How Many Calories 6 Summer Olympic Sports Burn
How hard is it to be an Olympic athlete? Indescribably so, says Marko Damiani, a personal trainer at DavidBartonGym Century City in Los Angeles, who nearly qualified for the 2004 games in Greece as a member of Croatia’s Taekwondo team. “Nobody knows how much blood, sweat and tears goes into that medal,” he says. But there’s at least one aspect of Olympian effort that’s more easily quantifiable: calories in and out, though the amounts vary drastically by sport, duration and the athlete’s body size and resting metabolic rate, or how many calories he or she burns doing nothing. Here’s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Tips for Surviving a Whole30
by guest blogger Amanda Harding, writer and blogger At the risk of sounding totally cliché, Whole30 is more than just a diet--it's a lifestyle. I know, I know, that sounds really cheesy (which is ironic, because you can't eat cheese when you're doing a Whole30). But seriously... I found out about Whole30 while I was on the quest to lose that stubborn baby weight. I had no interest in pursuing anything complicated (because with a two-year-old and an eight-month-old, complicated is my worst enemy). I also didn't have any time for counting points and calories and macros... not to mention I'm terrible at math. I can't affo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sequencing of fungal disease genomes may help prevent banana armageddon
Researchers have discovered how a group of three closely related fungal pathogens have evolved into a lethal threat to the world ' s bananas, whilst scientists have unraveled the DNA of the fungus that causes black Sigatoka disease in bananas. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news