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Hair loss diet: Eating THIS could slow down male pattern baldness
HAIR loss - also known as alopecia - in men is commonly an inherited type called male pattern baldness. However, eating antioxidant-rich blueberries could slow down its onset. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea, red wine and blueberries prevent flu from taking hold
Flavanoids - natural compounds found in berries - have been found to interact with a certain  gut microbe to prevent severe flu, say researchers in St Louis, Missouri. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tufts' Nutrition Experts Answer Your Questions On The Benefits Of Berries
At the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, you can tell it is blueberry season by the bowls (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tufts' Nutrition Experts Answer Your Questions On The Benefits Of Berries
At the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, you can tell it is blueberry season by the bowls (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Proven health benefits of blueberries
(Natural News) As one of the most popular food product in the country, you’ve undoubtedly come across or even eaten blueberries. These not-quite-tart, not-quite-sweet fruits have been used as a core ingredient in pies, muffins, pancakes, ice cream, and salads. If by some chance you’ve never tried blueberries then you definitely should. Far from simply... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some types of vegetarian diet can raise heart disease risk
Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

TAH hysterctomy, large fibroid – Lisa ’ s story
Conclusion – I do not regret my decision to have a hysterectomy at all. For me, it was the right decision so far. I didn’t think the big lump that was very noticeable in my stomach was an issue as I was used to it but now I cannot feel that or my cervix (which was 2 inches above my belly button) it is lovely. I have, by no means, a flat stomach now but I hope with healthy eating and daily exercise the swelling will go down and I will regain feeling in my lower stomach. I think you have to expect a certain amount of pain and discomfort at the start and I would definitely recommend whatever pain relief you feel y...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 2, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Ask Well: Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?
Red cabbage is not as high as blueberries in the antioxidants that give these foods a blue or purple color, but it contains other healthful nutrients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cabbage Vitamins Blueberries Fruit Vegetables Antioxidants Source Type: news

Blueberries virtually eliminate baby blues by protecting 'happy hormones'
A study published inPNAS reports that the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, which are found in blueberries, can compensate for the post-partum protein surge that reduces‘feel-good hormones’ in the brain.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drink 30ml of blueberry juice daily to boost brain power
Flavonoids, which are abundant in blueberries, are likely to be an important component in causing these effects, University of Exeter experts discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry concentrate ups brain function in older people
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice for just 12 weeks can lead to improvements in brain function in older people, according to a small UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people
(University of Exeter) Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Avoid fads and stick to diet guidelines,' say US heart experts
Conclusion This review looked into food groups often linked to cardiovascular risk, some of which may be overstated or based on poor evidence. Overall, the researchers reported there being evidence solid fats are harmful. Examples include coconut and palm oil, eggs, fruit and veg juicing with pulp removal, and "[US] Southern diets" that include added fats, fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened drinks. There's also evidence extra virgin olive oil, blueberries and strawberries, leafy green vegetables and controlled portions of nuts are beneficial for cardiovascular health. Investigating wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs QA articles Source Type: news

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF
Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope with, say, a handful of chips or a cookie or two. But here’s the thing: The foods our brain likes directs us toward when we’re anxious may actually toy with our emotions even more, says Lisa R. Young, author of The Portion Teller Plan and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  “Sugar and processed foods, in particular the ‘white carbs,’ can cause...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing fertilizer rates for wild blueberry
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers examined effects of soil-applied fertilizers [nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K)] in a 12-year field experiment. The study recommends optimum rates for improved growth and harvestable yield of wild blueberry. The authors said the study could contribute toward better farm profitability in areas with similar growing conditions, and also recommend modifications to existing fertilizer rates for wild blueberry in central Nova Scotia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Are Wild Blueberries More Nutritious Than Farm-Raised?
Wild blueberries may contain different levels of nutrients than the store-bought variety, but both can be good for your health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Antioxidants Blueberries Diet and Nutrition medicine and health Ask Well Eat Featured Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
Today's recipe is Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Dried lavender and fresh blueberries make this homemade lemonade a refreshing end-of-summer hit. See how you can upgrade traditional homemade lemonade with fresh blueberries and dried lavender. Make sure to measure lavender carefully, and buy fresh lemon juice — not from concentrate — or squeeze about 10 large lemons. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Glutathione Benefits: Boosting Levels For Long, Healthy Life
Many people who live to be 100 or more have something in common. And it’s not that they’ve followed conventional “wisdom” about healthy diet and exercise. It’s that their bodies make more of a powerful antioxidant called glutathione than the average person. It’s what keeps them from being ravaged by the toxic world we live in. Glutathione is an important antioxidant produced by the body By now you know your body is under attack every day from the air you breathe, the chemicals you use, and the processed foods you eat. These toxins cause your body to produce free radicals. Here’s w...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 2, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Weekend Food Diary Of A Healthy Family On A Budget
Because I'm a dietitian, people assume that every meal and snack my family eats features all food groups and looks Pinterest-perfect. But, like most moms, I'm just trying to balance my dreams of kale-eating kids with their love for boxed mac-and-cheese. And while I strive to feed my family as many fresh, whole foods as possible, I'm also working with a food budget. So what does that mean in the real world? Here's what the lead-in to the weekend typically looks like for my family -- myself, my husband, and my two boys, ages 12 and 8 -- the good, the not-so-good and everything in between. Breakfast: My husband and I are bo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ON BEAUTY Chapter 21: BEST FOODS FOR AN ANTI-AGING DIET
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Diet is a necessary component in both physical and mental health. It is what determines how physically and mentally fit you are for coping with the daily challenges of life. All of us want to feel (and look) young forever. While that may not be exactly possible, these age-defying foods will help you preserve energy levels and look younger. Olive Oil: Almost four decades ago, a group of researchers from Seven Countries Study stated that the monounsaturated fats found in olive oils were extremely beneficial for individuals suffering from heart diseases and cancer. Today, it is widely known...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Chronic Pain, Everything And The Kitchen Sink
I used to secretly (ok, sometimes not so secretly) roll my eyes at people who poured money into alternative therapies or swore by specific diets or vitamins. If there wasn't robust medical literature to back something, I wasn't buying it. That is, until I found myself buying miso soup on a 100 degree day for the potential benefits of seaweed on my neuropathic pain (as advised by my acupuncturist). Or until I found myself falling asleep every night to my pain relief hypnosis app. Or until I found myself calling the compounding pharmacist, who I'm on a first-name basis with, to ask whether he had any calf-liver pills. That m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries To Prevent Alzheimer's?
I understand that eating blueberries may ward off Alzheimer's disease. This seems too good to be true. Has it been proven? If so, how often should you eat blueberries?   (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating blueberries could help you lose weight and THIS is how
BLUEBERRIES can stop people gaining weight by telling the body when to stop eating - according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Power of Blueberries
July is National Blueberry Month. Often labeled a superfood, this little berry is bursting with vitamins and minerals ─ many of which are classified as antioxidants. Much of the power of blueberries lies in their colors. The deep-blue hue comes from anthocyanin, an antioxidant that could help protect the body from heart disease and cancer, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blueberries: from superfood to a potential PTSD treatment
In a series of studies conducted on rats, researchers from Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine have found that eating blueberries could help to alleviate some of the problems associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. What… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Continental Mills Recalls Blueberry Pancake Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016. The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 9, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens
I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Organic blueberries improve brain function and sharpen memory, while lowering risk of dementia
(NaturalNews) Blueberries are just one of the "superfoods" nature has blessed us with. There are so many wonderful qualities and health benefits to eating more blueberries that they are almost too numerous to count.Besides being packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries' health benefits better than many perceive
Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 people in 31 states – mostly on the East Coast and in the Midwest – to see what they know about the health benefits of blueberries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity
Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis). Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the production of new synapses; eating foods rich in flavonoids (cocoa and blueberries) and antioxidants (green tea) also helps with brain growth. In addition to these, here are ten proven ways to promote neurogenesis and neuroplasticity in your brain: [Download free infographic ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMass Amherst research tackles major highbush blueberry disease
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) As New England's blueberry season approaches, University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral candidate Matt Boyer says a fungal pathogen of highbush blueberries known as mummy berry is a common threat to growers, and if left untreated can destroy up to 50 percent of a crop. It is so named because it produces dead-looking, berry-shaped lumps instead of healthy berries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The 6 best foods to fight pain, from curry to cherries and a bowl of blueberries
Whether it's a pulled muscle or more general aches and pains, London-based nutritionist Salma Khan reveals the best foods you can eat to reduce inflammation and block pain enzymes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol
Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol
(Frontiers) Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New study prompts caution for all those taking diabetes medication: some drug brands may increase the spread of cancer
(NaturalNews) Most people who are attuned to heathier living have long known that substances called antioxidants, which come in supplements but are more effectively found in superfoods like blueberries and broccoli, are major cancer fighters, and that, in general, the more of them... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All Cranberry Supplements Prevent UTIs
(Reuters Health) - Taking cranberry supplements has long been recommended to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI), but it’s important to choose the right products, researchers say.  Tests of seven popular cranberry-pill brands in the U.S. showed that most contained too little of the key bacteria-fighting ingredient to have any effect.  “There is a lot of variability in quality and efficacy of cranberry supplements, making it difficult for consumers to know which ones will work for them,” said lead author Dr. Bilal Chughtai, assistant professor of urology at Weil Cornell Medical College in New ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Mountain's Daily Diet Is More Shocking Than Anything On 'Game Of Thrones'
You want a "mountain" body? You better eat b**ch.  At least that's what "Game of Thrones" actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (he goes by Thor for short) does to achieve his massive frame. Björnsson, who is currently in competition to be the World’s Strongest Man, plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, a now Frankenstein-like monster with a penchant for violence and the ability to "take the head off a horse with a single swing of his sword." Horse decapitations aren't for the weak-bodied apparently, because Björnsson has to consume ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you don't know this ultimate superfood trio for pain relief and inflammation reduction, it's time to discover Mother Nature's medicine
(NaturalNews) It's easy to think that all superfoods must be pricey fruits such as blueberries, pomegranates or goji berries. But as potent as some of the more expensive superfoods are, you don't have to break the bank to get the benefits of superfoods. Three of the most potent superfoods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries shown to boost brain activity in advanced Alzheimer's patients
(NaturalNews) Chock full of antioxidants, blueberries are touted as a superfood that can ward off heart disease and cancer. Adding to the list of potential health benefits, a recent study found that blueberries can help provide protection against Alzheimer's disease.The researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are purple foods so good for you? Learn the science of why these pigmented choices are good for heart, brain health
(NaturalNews) You've probably heard that purple foods — from blueberries to purple versions of foods such as potatoes — are particularly good for your health, and you may have wondered what's behind this effect. In fact, it literally is the purple color itself that's good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional strategies to ease anxiety
This study used supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids). Prior to the study, omega-3 fatty acids had been linked to improving depression only. A recent study in the journal Psychiatry Research suggested a link between probiotic foods and a lowering of social anxiety. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir was linked with fewer symptoms. Asparagus, known widely to be a healthy vegetable. Based on research, the Chinese government approved the use of an asparagus extract as a natural functional food and beverage ingredient due to its anti-anxiety properties. Foods rich in B vitamins such as avo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Stress Source Type: news

Blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that gets worse over time and is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, it is a disease that normally affects people over 65, however, 5% of sufferers have early-onset Alzheimer's, meaning that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miracle compound found in blueberries prevents dementia and Alzheimer's
(NaturalNews) While many aspects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease remain largely mysterious to scientists, one thing is clear: People who are looking to prevent the onset of dementia can find a surprising ally in organic blueberries.Researcher Robert Krikorian of the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why mango is an undeniable 'superfruit' you should be eating more frequently
(NaturalNews) Sure, fruits like blueberries and strawberries get the attention of health-conscious people, and for good reason. They're brimming with antioxidants, and are certainly a better choice than the junk food diets that many Americans consume. Eating healthy foods that are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood or a Super Scam?
A juice bar/health food restaurant located along my dog walking route is always crowded with diners sitting at sidewalk tables and eating large mounds of a mud colored food with the consistency of chocolate pudding. The mud, upon closer inspection, is dark purple and served with chunks of banana and sprinkles of granola. The diners are usually wearing yoga pants, running shorts or biking gear, and are so fully engaged in eating their bowl of purple stuff that they are not even looking at their cell phones. "Do you know what they are eating?" I asked my dog walking companion. "It is Acai," she responded...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother says placenta smoothie with avocados helped her postnatal depression
Christina Simmons, 30, from Seattle, blended part of her afterbirth along with blueberries and other nutrient-packed foods, before having the remainder turned into capsules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news