Freelee the Banana Girl fans crowd court hearing for Kayla Itsines lawsuit
Fans of a 'diet guru' famous for eating 51 bananas a day turned up outside an Adelaide court today to protest a lawsuit being brought against her by a popular Australian fitness blogger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in the Philippines at the Forefront of the Health Food Movement
In the Philippines, 22 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, and 32 percent of children are stunted. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, Mar 20 2015 (IPS)When Tinay Alterado’s team from ARUGAAN, an organisation of women healthcare advocates, visited Eastern Visayas, a region of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, they noticed that the relief and rescue sites were flooded with donated milk formula, which nursing mothers were feeding to their babies in vast quantities.Milk formula was one of the hundreds of relief items that streamed into the affected region in the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Climate Change Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Source Type: news

Everyday Meals Don't Always Come With Nutrition Facts, So You Might Miss These Key Nutrients
For many of us, the best part of our day is the magic moment that comes when we get to shove (or, delicately place with a fork and/or spoon) food into our mouths. But you might want to set down your junk food and read this: According to data from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, up to nine out of 10 Americans fall short in getting key nutrients -- vitamin A (50 percent), C (40 percent), D (90 percent), E (90 percent) and calcium (50 percent) -- from food alone. Despite consuming a relatively ‘healthy’ diet, our everyday meals may lack key, essential nutrients that play a critical role for healthy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain
Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it Deirdre!" pep talks, when I signed up for a race/hike up a big, fat mountain in the big, dry, lunar-landscaped desert known as Anza Borrego. That morning, we were raring to go as the race began. [Note: I'm the little one in the middle] Now, a bit of background. Villager Peak is 15 miles round trip. With the exception of some pink ribbons laid out along the way, there's no trail. And on the list of recommended supplies? Pliers to pull out all those cactus needles. 15 mile...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bikini Girl versus Banana Girl: Fitness trainer and Instagram star sues diet guru who eats 50 bananas a day over 'hurtful' claims she is starving her followers and her partner takes steroids
A legal fight is brewing between one of Australia's most popular Instagram personalities and a YouTube 'diet guru' famous for eating 51 bananas a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More and more crave banana flour as a way of curbing the carbs
The flour – which does not actually taste of bananas – contains resistant starch, a type of carbohydrate which behaves like fibre by helping to control blood sugar levels and keeping us fuller for longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Introducing The World's First Edible Fitness Tracker (It's A Banana)
You'd think Apple would have come up with it first, but no, it is Dole Food Company, the world's largest producer and marketer of fresh produce, that will reveal the world's first edible, wearable fitness tracker this Sunday, February 22 at the Tokyo Marathon. At this time, the world will meet the Wearable_Banana. Dole The Wearable_Banana, as Dole insists, is no regular banana. It is a banana that runners can strap to their wrists and use to monitor their pace and heart rate. The fruit is equipped with GPS, sensors and LED lights. Even more, it can display encouraging messages sent via Twitter by people who want to chee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Amazing Health Benefits of Raw Mangoes
[New Times]Considered the 'king of the fruits', mangoes are loved by people of all age groups. Apart from being tasty, mangoes also offer a number of health benefits. The sweet and aromatic taste of mangoes can refresh the mind and make you feel happy. But have you tried to eat unripe mangoes? Well, a recent study shows that an unripe mango yields as much Vitamin C as 35 apples, 18 bananas, nine lemons and three oranges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 Things I Learned on an Elimination Diet (and How They Still Keep Me Healthy Every Day)
Honestly, I'm totally averse to "diets." I've never put myself on one because I think they often set people up to "fail" because they are not sustainable in the long-term. It's this really sad, vicious cycle of trying to find the next easy way to "get skinny" that ends up making people feel really bad about themselves. But this one was different. I recently started with a naturopath because I wanted to make sure I was feeling my absolute best, and to see if there was anything she could do about my eczema. I've had it my entire life, and it's more or less a daily aggravation. I've tried so many remedies, none of which...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Tiny, Easy, Delicious Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier
Since it's almost February, your New Year's Resolution to eat healthier might feel like a distant dream. We've all been there, done this before, no? What if, instead all the negative food-body thoughts, feeling like a failure, and regret-eating, we could have a lighter more positive touch and just make a few super do-able substitutions to our recipes? We can still have cake, but we'll have this chocolate zucchini cake. Sound good? Keeping Michael Pollan's quotation "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants" close to my heart, I designed an organized guide (because order makes me feel calm) for easy cooking and baking repla...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Sleep” hormone reawakens your youth gene
You could be 80 years old and feel like a teenager. Or you could be in your 30s and feel like you have one foot in the grave. The secret to feeling young is how well your body “talks” to your telomeres. In doing research for my upcoming book on how to benefit from telomere biology, I’ve discovered an interesting fact. Telomeres have receptors that communicate with your hormones. They talk to each other. That’s important because your hormones and your telomeres affect aging more than anything else. If they have “good” conversations you feel (and stay) young. If they have “bad” conversations you can age more ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Lose Weight Eat More Fiber!
Happy New Year to you and your family and loved ones. Are you all talking about your New Year’s resolutions? Weight loss seems to be on the top of everyone’s list. One of the most-asked questions I get at my wellness center is from patients wanting to know easy ways to keep those extra few pounds from sneaking up on them during the year. The first thing I tell them to do always catches people off guard: You can stop fat fast by eating “slow” moving fiber. Foods with fiber lengthen the time it takes your stomach to empty after a meal. This slows down the release and absorption of sugar in your blood. That means you...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss Source Type: news

How Many Pounds Did You Get for Christmas?
How can anyone not gain weight during the holiday season? Starting with the national binge day, Thanksgiving, the country seems to be in a whirlwind of feasting and drinking. Or at least it seems that way... Stores typically selling shoes or sheets now feature shelves full of imported cakes, candies, nuts, jams, processed meats and cheeses all seemingly encased in hard to remove plastic wrap, as well as fancy liquors whose bottles resembling perfume jars. Going into a home goods store the other day in search of a potato grater (mine seems to have disappeared), I had to avert my eyes from these food displays, feeling my blo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: FAO, Partners Call for Swift Global Effort to Fight Deadly Banana Disease
[Ghanaian Chronicle]The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and its partners have called for a global effort to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 Must-Have New Year's Resolution Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals
In conclusion, please note, I didn't tell you to cut out all sugar, start a 30-day juice cleanse or spend two hours a day at CrossFit. That is not what it takes to live a healthy, happy and sexy lifestyle. The key to success with any resolution is to find something you can stick with long term and enjoy life. Consistency is key. I firmly believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. I see it over and over again with men and women in my coaching practice who lose 30, 50, 100 pounds in record timing. Just remember you health and your life are in your own hands. The only reason you can achieve something is the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news