Laser mapping reveals hidden structures in Amazon —with hints at thousands more
Home to an estimated 16,000 tree species, the Amazon rainforest is an unparalleled hot spot for biodiversity. Western scientists once saw it as a leafy paradise relatively untouched by humans, but they have more recently recognized that human cultures have lived in large swaths of the rainforest for many millennia. Now, a new laser mapping and modeling study suggests thousands of human archeological sites remain undiscovered beneath the rainforest canopy. The new study offers data to support what archaeologists working in the Amazon have argued for decades, says archaeologist Eduardo Neves of the University of São P...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Man Who Thinks He Can Live Forever
In a neat little neighborhood in Venice, Calif., there’s a block of squat, similar homes, filled with mortals spending their finite days on the planet eating pizza with friends, blowing out candles on birthday cakes, and binging late-night television. Halfway down the street, there’s a cavernous black modern box. This is where Bryan Johnson is working on what he calls “the most significant revolution in the history of Homo sapiens.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Johnson, 46, is a centimillionaire tech entrepreneur who has spent most of the last three years in pursuit of a si...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized feature Source Type: news
Support grows for sustainable development, a'bioeconomy,' in the Amazon
If all goes according to plan, in a few weeks people will be sipping a shake that Marcelo Salazar has been developing for three years, made from the Amazon jungle’s cornucopia. His company Mazo Mana Forest Food has partnered with communities that live from the forest and gather the Brazil nuts,…#marcelosalazar #amazon #mazomanaforestfood #brazil #acai #manaus #amazonsummit #belem #parisians #helderbarbalho (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How Indigenous people shaped Australia ’s curious geography of plants
On shady, densely wooded riverbanks in eastern Australia, the black bean tree is easily missed. It can reach 12 stories tall, but Castanospermum australe mostly blends in with its rainforest peers. Each November, however, it catches the eye as sprays of large red and orange blossoms adorn its dark, glossy leaves. Six months later, cylindrical pods longer than a banana encase three to five large seeds. The seed pods are buoyant, so those that end up in the water can drift away, allowing the seeds to germinate far from the parent tree. But each seed weighs about as much as a mouse—too heavy to be carried of...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Billions With Nutrition Deficiency!?
Almost no one gets enough selenium. Officially, at least a billion — with a B — people have a selenium deficiency.1 But I suspect the numbers are much higher than that. You can’t get enough selenium from food alone anymore. That’s true even if you eat a healthy, varied diet. And you can thank Big Agra for that. With their harsh pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and single-crop strategy, these massive farms have stripped the nutrients out of the soil. No nutrients in the soil mean no nutrients in the food. All of this makes it difficult — if not impossible — to get even some of the daily selenium you need to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 15, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news
Urgent 'do not eat' recall for popular type of carrot cake and muesli over undeclared allergy fears
The food safety watchdog have issued warnings over the potential risks posed by Melting Moments carrot cakes, which contain peanuts and Rude Health organic ultimate muesli, which contain brazil nuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How to sleep: Brazil nuts one of the ‘best sources’ of sleep boosting mineral
A popular snack, the Brazil nut, contains high levels of selenium - a mineral important for getting enough sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Traumatic brain injury caused by Brazil-nut fruit in the Amazon: a case series - Ideta MML, Oliveira LM, de Castro GL, Santos MAL, Sim ões ELJ, Gonçalves DB, de Amorim RLO.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents one of the leading public health problems and a significant cause of neurological damage. Unintentional causes of TBI are the most frequent. However, fruit falling over the head causing TBI is extremely r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Brazil nuts are RADIOACTIVE: How dangerous is the radiation in Brazil nuts?
BRAZIL nuts are a common feature of many recipes in the UK and other countries, with many people happily chewing on the sweet treat every day. However, many people are unaware the nuts are radioactive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben& Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben& Jerry ’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the bac k of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products. (Source: Food a...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Top 5 foods for hair growth
Diet and nutrition can have a big effect on hair, skin, and nail health. In this article, we look at the best foods for hair growth, including eggs, fatty fish, and Brazil nuts, and why their nutrients help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are some foods to ease your anxiety?
Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Learn more about anxiety-reducing foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news
The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news