How To Avoid China ’ s Medicine Monopoly
I want to share a shocking statistic with you… Around 80% of all the pharmaceuticals sold in America — both prescription and over-the-counter — are manufactured in China. I’m talking about drugs for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, blood pressure and blood thinners, diuretics, aspirin, antibiotics, and a big chunk of the world’s insulin and diabetes drugs — just to name a few.1 We don’t even make penicillin anymore. The last penicillin plant in the U.S. closed its doors in 2004. Americans who rely on medicine are now almost entirely at the mercy of a country whose relations with the U.S. have become more ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 19, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Health Source Type: news

This Overlooked Nutrient May Be The Key To Brain Power
Aging is inevitable. But have you noticed that some very elderly people still don’t miss a thing? Some of my patients fall into this category. I’ve worked with many centenarians who remain quick-witted, with keen memories and focus. You can be one of these people, too — an all-star senior… Inside all of you, your cells are constantly busy dividing up to two trillion times per day. The new cells replace old, damaged, or dead cells and help you live, grow and thrive. Human cell lines have built-in mortality. As your cells divide, there’s a limit at which their limit is reached. There’s an internal mechanism o...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 25, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Brain Health Source Type: news

When It ’ s This Hot, What Should You Eat?
As temperatures continue to climb in what could become the northern hemisphere’s hottest summer on record, the summer of 2023 is all about finding any way to stay cool. And that includes turning to foods that will hopefully provide a little relief. While not a panacea for the heat, body-cooling foods and no-cook diets could help to lower body temperature and make record-breaking heat waves a little more bearable.. Living safely in consistently hot climates means staying hydrated, especially with chilled drinks or fruits. But there are other, more physiologically based—and even surprising—ways to make your...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized climate change Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Least Toxic Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks
When it comes to keeping away creatures that creep and crawl, the U.S. doesn’t mess around. More than 198 million Americans used insect repellent last year, a figure that is expected to top 200 million this year. Much of that is to ward off ticks, which are technically arachnids and carry more than a dozen diseases. But the repellents themselves can present concerns of their own with their pungent smells, occasional irritation, and labels full of mystifying chemicals most people have never heard of. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] With 2023 turning into one of the worst tick seasons in recent memory, pl...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer: Two spices when combined could be 'potential cancer preventive agents'
CANCER is the leading cause of death worldwide. The incidence of cancer is expected to double in twenty years' time. Cancer risk can be reduced, for example, by following a healthy lifestyle, and avoiding exposure to radiation and pollution. A curious and powerful combination of two spices, turmeric and black pepper, may also be effective in preventing cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spice in Breast Milk Could Shape Taste Preferences Later Spice in Breast Milk Could Shape Taste Preferences Later
The active ingredient that gives black pepper its distinctive zing makes its way into breast milk at very low concentrations, but possibly just enough for nursing babies to get used to it.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AYUSH ministry wants states to promote manufacturing of herbal formulation to boost immunity
The formulation made of herbs tulsi (basil leaves), Dalchini (cinnamon bark ), Sunthi (dry ginger powder) and krishna marich (black pepper) will be manufactured and sold in generic name ‘Ayush Kwath' or ‘Ayush Kudineer' or ‘Ayush Joshanda', according to a letter written by the ministry to all the States/UTs and ASU drug manufacturers on April 24. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising Data Supports Curcumin Treatment for Mesothelioma
The plant-based substance curcumin could soon be included in the multidisciplinary treatment of malignant mesothelioma, according to a recent multicenter, international study review. Curcumin, an active compound found in the common culinary spice turmeric, has been used for decades by some as an anti-inflammatory, complementary medicine for many ailments. It may soon take a more prominent role with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. “Our hope is that, in the not-too-distant future, it could be part of new therapeutic strategies for mesothelioma,” Dr. Antonio Giordano, director of Sbarro Institu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Chocolate Can Throw Off Potency Tests On Marijuana Edibles, Researchers Say
(AP) – How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical marijuana patients get the desired dose and other consumers attune their buzz. But something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Marijuana Source Type: news

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Like salt, black pepper sits on almost every kitchen table or countertop in America. But while whole books have been written about sodium consumption and human health, black pepper and its compounds have garnered little attention from experts. But pepper probably deserves more scrutiny. Some research has linked black pepper marinades to the elimination of heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, which are the cancer-causing chemicals that form when meat is charred or cooked at high temperatures. A group at Kansas State University found that mixing one gram of fine black pepper with 100 grams of ground beef—which works out to ab...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?
(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV turmeric Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When I cook dinners at home, I often like to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s probably the main reason why I like to double this particular recipe, so I have a grab-and-go healthy meal over the next few days and I don’t have to fuss too much in the kitchen. I love that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based on the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini or asparagus and fresh peas work really well, and then all you have to do is fold through a little quinoa and serve with a generous spoonful of basil pesto. Quinoa can be prepared very quickly, contains protein and is gluten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

Black pepper compound may have anti-obesity properties
According to a study, published inNutrition and Metabolism, a compound found in black pepper may be an effective anti-obesity therapy.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BLACK PEPPER can reduce obesity, study finds
Rats given the compound as a supplement for six weeks had a lower body weight and body fat percentage, found researchers from Sri Venkateswara University in India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news