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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

Improve Your Mood With Turmeric Root (Curcumin)
"Dr. Sears," C.R. asked me, "I know curcumin is good for treating a lot of things, but can it improve someone's mood?" This morning, one of the women on my staff, C.R., came into my office to talk to me about her 15-year-old son. He'd been irritable and moody and sleeping a lot lately. Most mornings, he'd miss the bus to school and then stress about being late. But today, he was up on time with his backpack packed and a smile on his face. C.R. even heard him whistling in the shower! And he was at the bus stop 10 minutes early. C. R. started taking curcumin supplements a few weeks ago. She ha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Turmeric May Not Be A Wonder Spice After All
When it comes to turmeric, the yellowish-orange spice many thought could have a positive effect on illness, research shows there may be much ado about nothing. A recent meta-analysis of more than 120 clinical trials and 5,000 published studies casts serious doubts on whether there are any significant health benefits to the spice. A group of researchers led by Kathy Nelson, a research associate at the University of Minnesota Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, found that not a single double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial (the best type of research study) of curcumin, the active chemical in t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways to Improvise In A Food Desert
“Dr. Hyman, I’m going to my in-laws for the holidays, and they live in a food desert,” a reader recently wrote. “Seriously, they have one grocery store and a McDonald’s. What do I do? I’m going to be there for almost 10 days!” Trust me when I say we’ve all been there. I’ve traveled to towns where I’ve felt forced to make the most of what is available and the options weren’t very impressive. Sometimes you have to improvise and do the best you can with what you have. It’s not your fault you can’t find real food in the average American town. The foo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calbee North America Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Harvest Snap Black Pepper Snap Pea Crisps
Boardman, OR - Calbee is recalling 3,588 cases of Harvest Snap Black Pepper snap pea crisps are in 3.3 oz bags and have Lot Number MAR 31 17 0141 S. Harvest Snap Black Pepper snap pea crisps may actually contain Harvest Snap Wasabi Ranch snap pea crisps which contain dairy ingredients. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

New ACS Cookbook Offers Tasty, Good-For-You Recipes
With 120 all-new recipes including Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes, Chicken Paillard with Arugula and Fennel, and Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad, The New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition can help home cooks and their families eat better without sacrificing flavor or taste. The recipes were reviewed by the American Cancer Society’s medical and nutrition experts and emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. The New Healthy Eating Cookbook also includes tips on portion control, meal planning, healthy snacking, and reading nutrition labels. “Good health starts with good nutrition, and...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - October 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How To Prevent Cancer Naturally
Why is it that if you’re unfortunate enough to get cancer, your only option is to see an oncologist who will almost certainly recommend radiation, surgery or chemotherapy drugs? One reason is that it’s all they know. Conventional doctors are only educated to use the tools of modern medical technology. But there’s another reason that’s very concerning… Chemotherapy drugs are making oncologists very, very rich. You see, most doctors will just write you a prescription for a drug. But not oncologists. They buy these drugs at wholesale prices then sell them to cancer patients at marked-up prices....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Turmeric: Nature ’s Miracle Root for Disease
My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. Balians use it as an antibiotic and for liver support. They boil it with milk and sugar to treat the common cold and allergies. Rural doctors make it into a paste with lime to ease sore joints. They make drinks to treat fevers and stomach pain. They mix it wi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Summit Import Corporation Recalls Yu Yee Brand Black Pepper Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
Summit Import Corp., at 100 Summit Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, is recalling Yu Yee brand Black Pepper Powder packed in clear plastic 19.4oz bottles under lot No. WH76 because it was found contain Salmonella an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 1, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How Much Omega-3 vs Omega-6
All the so-called “nutrition experts” telling us to eat unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats are missing the point. There are natural saturated fats that are perfectly healthy to eat… and manufactured unsaturated fats that are at the root cause of many of our health problems. That’s because it’s the ratio of omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats in our modern diet that’s actually the problem. Let me explain… Omega Fatty Acids In Our Diet Omega-6s are fatty acids commonly found in vegetable oils. That includes safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, sesame and soybean. They’re...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

A Sophisticated Seafood Dip That Anyone Can Throw Together
Crab dip is delightful and guacamole is a unanimous favorite, so what's better than those two party dips? Combining the vibrant seafood and creamy avocado into one killer dish. Chef Curtis Stone says his fresh crab and avocado dip is quick, easy and, of course, delicious. "I tell you, everybody that tries it will absolutely love it," he says. He adds aromatic seasoning with crisp chives and basil, and kicks the flavor profile up a notch with some heat from a red jalapeño. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita for a bite of crunch. Fresh Crab and Avocado Dip By Curtis Stone Serves 6 Ingredients 4 firm ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric: Bali’s Anti-Cancer Tonic
I’m always happy to find things in my travels to bring back to you. Today I want to tell you about a miracle of nature called turmeric. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. You can read about it in-depth in my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. The roots of this exotic leafy plant contain curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.1,2,3 What Does Curcumin Do? Curcumin neutralizes free radicals… those nasty little chemicals that travel through your body and cause damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Which means curcumin effec...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Protocols for Improvement of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Utilizing Biotechnological Tools
Black pepper, Piper nigrum L., the “King of spices” is the most widely used spice growing in the South-Western region of India. The humid tropical evergreen forest bordering the Malabar Coast (Western Ghats is one of the hot spot areas of plant bio-diversity on earth) is its center of origin and diversity. However, the crop faces constraints like rampant fungal and viral diseases, lack of disease free planting material, hence biotechnological tools can be utilized to address these problems and strides have been made successfully. The standardization of micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis, in vitro conservat...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What's for Dinner Dilemma
Yes, food is delicious and all but food can also be crazy annoying! I mean the never ending eating/cooking train can get you scrambling at 4pm to decide that irritating thought...What's For Dinner Tonight. As you weed through your dented pinto bean cans and unopened baking soda you come across a few staples and figure let's do takeout. But with just a few staples you can make a good meal. Here are three foods you can make tonight with the remaining items in your pantry and freezer. Eggs. Quiche is an excellent choice when you are low on pantry items but want a lot of flavor. If you don't have any flour you can also go cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Salmon Makes the Best Valentine's Day Gift (Recipe Included)
February is about love. It's about celebrating the people you love and showing them that you care, perhaps by treating them to a night on the town, a sparkling piece of jewelry, or a handwritten love note. Or maybe, by cooking them a beautiful piece of salmon. Hear me out. Along with Valentine's Day, February is also American Heart Month. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, preparing a heart-healthy, balanced meal is arguably the kindest thing you can do for the ones you love. When I think of heart-healthy foods, salmon is typically the first to come to mind. Rich in Omega-3s, salmon is filling...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods
SPECIAL FROM Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero, chili—it seems like there are a million different kinds of hot peppers you can buy. And not only are they a great way to add flavor to your recipes, research shows that they may have a surprisingly positive effect on your health. Hot peppers, like jalapeños and chills, are rich in a component called capsaicin. "What we now know about capsaicin is that it has many benefits in terms of adding to the resistance to disease," says Cary Present, M.D., a medical oncologist at City of Hope hospitalin California and author ofSurviving American Medicine. "Cap...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking the No. 1 New Year's Resolution
According to a 2014 Marist poll, more than four in 10 Americans expected to make a New Year's resolution for 2015. Guess which promise topped the list? Weight loss. Guess how many kept their promise? "Only 59 percent kept their word, down from 72 percent the previous year." I, too, might have been a member of the failed 41 percent -- except this year I decided to do things differently. I fought the temptation to make a list of resolutions. Instead, I decided to go with the flow of my body. No, I didn't lose weight this year, but I did make significant dietary changes. I consider this a major victory. In fact, I'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulses: Little Beans With Big Opportunities
Courtesy of Pulse Canada As a new year quickly approaches, so does the United Nations' 2016 celebration of pulses. What is a pulse anyway? And why does the UN care so much about them? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you? Pulses represent 12 crops of grain legumes, which include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils -- they are quite simply the little beans we have been cultivating from the soil for more than 10,000 years. To be exact, pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They are low in fat, high in protein (about 20-30 percent) and fiber, and contain various vitamins and amino acid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kroger Recalls Seasonings Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination
Attention all Kroger shoppers: Have a look at your spice rack. On July 27 the grocery conglomerate issued a recall of Kroger brand ground cinnamon, garlic powder, coarse ground black pepper and Bac’n Buds due to potential exposure to and contamination from Salmonella. A recent FDA testing of a Kroger garlic powder sample from a store located in North Augusta, South Carolina tested positive for the bacteria. While no illnesses have been reported, the team at Kroger is exercising caution and removing the seasonings produced in the affected facility from their shelves.  Review the specific ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kroger Recalls Four Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk
Cincinnati, Ohio - July 25, 2015 - The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be c...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lose weight with these ten super spices like black pepper and cumin
Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville tells FEMAIL which spices can help speed up the metabolic rate, suppress appetite and even stop fat cells from reappearing after shifting excess pounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taco Bell & Pizza Hut Axing Artificial Ingredients
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of "black pepper flavor," for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, says Liz Matthews, the chain's chief food innovation officer. The Mexican-style chain also says the artificial dye Yellow No. 6 will be removed from its nacho cheese, Blue No. 1 will be removed from its avocado ranch dressing and carmine, a bright pigment, will be removed ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin. However, there are some alterna...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternative Health osteoporosis recipes vitamin d Source Type: news

4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen
Your body is not the only thing that needs a good detox once in a while.  When I mention detoxification, you probably think about something your body does to lose weight, support your liver, and generally feel and look better. Strange as it sounds, your kitchen could also use a good detox! Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness. A healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. If you make your kitchen a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Humane Omnivore: An Oxymoron?
Let's just jump right into the deep end of the pool and tackle a topic that produces fevered debate and deeply emotional responses: Is it possible to consume animal protein and still lay claim to a modicum of concern for animal welfare? I don't propose to answer that question, merely to explore the opportunities in our current social construct to make the attempt. Going straight to the elephant in the room -- yes, without question, the inherently humane course that avoids harm to animals is vegetarianism, or even more strictly, veganism. But going back thousands of years to our hunter-gatherer forbears, it can be argued...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the good things in our lives, including great food. This year, try some healthier holiday recipes that are just as delicious and comforting as traditional holidays treats. The team at Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center has provided a few recipes for your Thanksgiving feast. Give them a try, and be creative with your own. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start a new tradition for the dinner table. APPETIZER: Hearty Crackers with Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread~ Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 medium apples 1/4 cup raw almonds (about 40) 2 tablespoons orange juice Directions: Remove ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ramya Rajpurohit Tags: All posts healthy cooking for the whole family healthy eating Heart Center holidays recipes thanksgiving with family Thanksgving Source Type: news

You're Eating Fish All Wrong
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Eating fish has been tied with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, depression and Alzheimer's disease. But how you eat it may be the real key to reaping its benefits. Recent research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine concluded that study volunteers who regularly ate fish had larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition, but only if the fish baked or broiled, not fried. Baking and broiling are also better for your waistline. For example, a dozen fried shrimp can pack 280 calories, versus a mere 85 calories for 12 shrimp that have been steamed or broiled. To...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Cross Between Ginger and a Carrot
I woke up with the sunlight … and birds singing so loudly I thought they were in the room with me. I walked out of my cottage to a warm breeze, and sat down to a delicious breakfast: fresh fruit, banana pancakes and a tall glass of jackfruit juice. I made my way to my friends Westi and Lelir’s house, where he greeted me with a long “pick and hoe” garden cultivating tool. Westi said, “Ready?” smiling, holding out the long handle towards me. We walked up the steep hill behind his home to his private herb garden. I wondered what we might harvest today. He stopped in front of a row of very ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Hormone Health Source Type: news

UN agency to add a pinch of regulation to booming spice, herb sector
Black pepper, vanilla and basil are among the spices and herbs under scrutiny as a newly created committee meets today in India to develop quality standards for the multi-billion industry, which could also aid small farmers in selecting what to grow and how, the United Nations food agency today announced. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New plant species a microcosm of biodiversity
Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New plant species a microcosm of biodiversity
(Pensoft Publishers) Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends and great food. This year, try making healthier alternatives to some of your favorite holiday dishes. The staff at Preventive Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital has researched some delicious and healthy recipes to put on your table this year. Remember, be creative and an extra side of vegetables never hurt anyone! APPETIZER: Butternut Squash Soup This year, instead of filling up on empty calories before the main meal, try eating a healthy soup! Ingredients A single (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts healthy eating thanksgiving with family Source Type: news

Coumarin In Cinnamon Causes Liver Damage In Some People
Sensitive people who consume cinnamon-flavored foods, drinks and food supplements may have a higher risk of liver damage, researchers from the University of Mississippi, USA, and King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, report in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Cinnamon is one of the most important flavoring agents in foods and drinks, team leader Ikhlas Khan explained. It is the second most popular spice, next to black pepper, in the United States and Europe. Ceylon cinnamon, also known as "true cinnamon" (cinnamon verum) is very expensive... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Set Fire To Your Smoking Habits
Many Americans want to quit smoking, but not all gums, patches, and other cessation aids work for everyone. Some may want to look into cost saving complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, and natural herbs and supplements to help them put down the cigarettes for good. Save your lungs and your money!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 21, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Catherine Ulbricht, Pharm.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help acupuncture alternative therapies american lung association anti smoking campaigns black pepper cam therapies causes of death chronic lack chronic lung disease cigarette smoking c Source Type: news