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

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good
The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it wasn't any fun. For whatever reason, you gave up. If you want to finally lose weight and keep it off for good, you have to master consistency and small doable changes. Sound cliché? Something you've heard before? Well, then why do so many people have trouble losing weight? I'm not belittling anyone who has headed down thi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There Was a Big Bang for Birds
If there’s a factory where birds are built, the workers were clearly smoking something the day they designed the hummingbird. And the ostrich. And the toucan. Imagine, too, the pitch meeting for the parrot, (“Let’s make this one talk!”), or the peacock (“So we got this crate of feathers…”). Of course, that’s not how it really happened. Birds came along without our help, evolving from the Aves class into 23 orders, 142 families, 2,057 genera and finally 9,702 species—the most prolific speciation of all four-limbed vertebrates. The problem with such prodigious divergence ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized alligators animals Biology birds DNA Genes speciation Source Type: news

Food additive that could reduce appetite
Conclusion This interesting study has developed from the understanding that SCFAs are released from gut bacteria as they break down dietary fibre. These SCFAs then stimulate the release of hormones that signal to the appetite centres in the brain that we are full. Of the SCFAs, propionate demonstrated the greatest affinity for receptors in the bowel, so therefore seemed the best candidate for study. The researchers then managed to develop a novel system that would deliver propionate intact to the large bowel, without the molecule first broken down in the small bowel. In their first 24-week trial in 60 overweight adults, t...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medical practice Obesity Source Type: news

Are Your Telomeres In Trouble?
Living in the 21st century affords you many luxuries. High-speed computers… cell phones… air conditioning and LCD TVs. But the chemicals and industrial solvents that make them possible are poisonous. We’re now floating in a sea of space-age, lab-created, synthetic molecules. And they’re flowing through your blood as you read this letter. They’re a part of life today, and we now have a new way of measuring their effect. One of the things that happened is the environment is causing your telomeres to shorten. Let me give you the example of the number-one risk factor for heart disease – high homocysteine levels.1 H...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 10, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Nutrition DNA heart attack heart disease homocysteine nutrients telomerase telomeres Source Type: news

Ever tried a 'laser delicious' apple? Laser biospeckle method to harvest fruits at precise peak in ripeness
The ability to detect when to harvest “climacteric” fruits -- such as apples, bananas, pears and tomatoes -- at the precise moment to ensure “peak edibleness” in terms of both taste and texture may soon be within reach for farmers, thanks to new work. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tim Henman says 'When I was playing it was a battle to keep my calorie intake high enough'
Former British No 1 tennis player, 40, on the benefits of taking the stairs and eating bananas, cutting out sugar, and how his family helped him cope when he stopped competing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Your Blood Tested Positive for Ebola. I Am Sorry.'
This was originally published on Once in a while, you read something that's so compelling, you want to share it with everyone you can. Dr. Ada Igonoh's story had that effect on me. Dr. Igonoh is a physician in Lagos, Nigeria, where she helped care for Patrick Sawyer, the patient who introduced Ebola into Nigeria in July. After coming down with the deadly virus herself, she spent two harrowing weeks getting treatment in isolation wards. When I met her at a conference in New Orleans last week, Dr. Igonoh handed me a written account of her experience. Even knowing she was going to be okay, I couldn't stop re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news