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Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors
Clif Bar& Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF ® BUILDER'S ® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar& Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic react...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dust to dust, boulders to boulders
An experiment shows how particles of varying sizes sort themselves out on the surface of a small asteroidBack in 2005 a small asteroid, known as 25143 Itokawa, was visited by the unmanned Japanese spacecraft,Hayabusa. Close up images of the asteroid – which measures approximately 540m by 250m – revealed that the “lowlands” were covered by dust and centimetre-sized small pebbles, whilst the “highlands” were made up from larger boulders (5 to 40m diameter). But how did this segregation come about?Initially researchers thought that the size sorting on Itokawa was most likely due to theBrazi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Science Asteroids Geology Space UK news Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I’m Eating Enough Healthy Fat?
  “Dr. Hyman, how do I know if I’m eating enough fat?” a reader recently asked me. This is an excellent question and one of my favorite subjects because I wholeheartedly believe eating the right amount and type of fat plays a crucial role in shaping health and well-being. Doctors, patients and readers are often completely confused about fat, clinging to myths and misinformation that prevents them from understanding the latest science to lose weight and achieve optimal health. You’re familiar with many of these myths: Fat makes us fat, fat contributes to heart disease, and fat leads to obesity. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of bloating: Eating Brazil nuts could cure festive food indulgence
BLOATING can be caused by eating too much over Christmas - and is often warning sign people have excess wind or could have constipation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hacks to fight off a cold in MINUTES include sipping black tea and nibbling Brazil nuts
As we head into December, many of us end up skipping the Christmas parties with a towel over our heads but experts have shared the best home remedies for beating the sniffles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FYI, Almonds Are Not Nuts. And Neither Are A Lot Of Other 'Nuts.'
We all know almonds are a healthy snack and a great dessert ingredient. But get this: almonds are not nuts. They’re seeds of a fruit. More specifically, they’re seeds of the almond fruit, which grows on a tree and is very similar to a peach, botanically speaking. When the almond fruit is ripe, we remove its flesh and shell, then eat the small kernel inside. Check it out: Here’s why almonds are not nuts.  In the botanical world, a nut is a dry, hard-shelled fruit. But as you can see, almonds have a fleshy outer layer. Therefore they’re technically not nuts, but a di...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

21 Things to do if you get Shin Splints
Shin splints (also know as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)) feels like a sharp pain along the inner edge of the shinbone that may shoot up from your ankle to your kneecap. Shin splints are usually caused by repeated stress to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the shinbone. This is a common injury that affects athletes who engage in superfluous running, jumping and dancing. It is not considered a serious problem, but rather an inflammation of the muscle or other tissue at the front of the lower leg that results from repeated, minor trauma or irritation. It can be treated with home remedies that follow. Stay aw...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Treatment Alternatives To Bisphosphonates
Big Pharma employs a lot of very serious spin-doctors. I’ll give you a good example. Bisphosphonates For Osteoporosis? A new study just came out on bisphosphonate drugs. These are the most commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis. They’re worth about $8.5 billion per year to the drug companies. But this new study says that one-third of the women taking these drugs are still at high risk for fractures.  Now here’s what you have to understand. The study was done by a subsidiary of Merck & Co. They make Fosamax, one of the biggest bone drugs. So instead of saying the drugs don’t work ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin
We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves. To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that. Some of our biggest beauty concerns have to do with appearance of aging skin - wrinkles, discoloration, adult acne, and sagging skin. There are many factors that can determine how well ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Heart Attack Risk Calculators Wrong?
The Truth About Heart Disease Since the 1950s the medical industry has been peddling the myth that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. But here’s the truth. As Americans’ cholesterol levels have gone down, heart disease has not. It remains the number one cause of death in the United States. I use a better warning system for heart attacks. I measure my patients’ telomeres. What are telomeres? You know by now that telomeres are the little countdown clocks at the end of your chromosomes. They prevent DNA strands from unraveling. When you are young your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Daily diet of almonds is no magic solution for weight loss
ConclusionDespite the excitement in the tabloid headlines, this is a very small study with not particularly surprising results. You would expect that adding a food with known nutritional value to a daily diet would increase the overall quality of that diet, for the time that people continued to eat the food in question. The researchers' more ambitious aims – to show that nuts improved immune system and bowel function – were not met. In addition to its small size, the study had other limitations. As the people in the study were not blinded to the intervention period, this could have affected ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The global spectrum of plant form and function
Do existing plants represent all theoretically possible combinations of structure and function for growth, survival and reproduction? To answer this question an international team from 14 countries analyzed the most comprehensive global data set of essential plant functional traits ever compiled, containing plants ranging from Arabidopsis to Araucaria, from bramble to Brazil nut, from hemp to Hakea, from Sedum to Sequoia, from watercress to wattle. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eating healthily at Christmas
We all know that the festive season can also be the season of food. But that doesn’t have to stop you getting the vitamins and minerals that you need. Not having enough (a deficiency) of some vitamins and minerals seems to be linked with arthritis progressing more quickly. The most important vitamins and minerals to think about if you have arthritis are: calcium vitamin D iron vitamin C. It's also important to keep to a healthy weight as being overweight puts extra strain on weight-bearing joints like your back, knees, hips, feet and ankles. And having too much body fat may also increase inf...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 17, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Half Of The Amazon's Tree Species Are Threatened
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Half Of The Amazon's Tree Species Are Threatened
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The “organic” Way to Younger Skin
What do you think when you hear about stem cells? Perhaps you think they are “experimental” or you’re concerned about what you’ve read or heard in the news media about stem cells from embryos. But there is a better way to view this therapy. Stem cells are part of your body and its own natural healing mechanism. In my view, they are probably the ultimate natural healer. We began offering stem cell treatments last month at the Sears Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine — and the results have been just amazing. I now use stem cells right across the anti-aging medical spectrum — from cosmetic pr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 19, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging anti-aging treatment fat transfer linoleic fats omega 3 omega diet organic skin stem cells Source Type: news

Feeding peanuts to infants can reduce allergy risk by 81 percent
(NaturalNews) For ages, peanut related allergies were handled by simply abstaining from peanuts, peanut butter, or candy snacks containing peanuts. Some who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to tree nuts, such as walnuts, cashews, and Brazil nuts.The allergic reactions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nut Jobs, Nut Cases & Brazil Nuts: Eradicating Derogatory Terms
In a Telegraph headline on Monday 14th Sept. Assistant editor Jeremy Warner published a piece on the British Labour Party's new leader and his choice of John McDonnell in his opposition 'cabinet', entitled "Corbyn has just appointed a nutjob as shadow chancellor". The piece came in for rightful criticism with many believing the use of the term 'nutjob' to be offensive, generating complaints that it was being derogatory of the mentally ill. Jeremy Warner himself took to Twitter to try to justify his choice of words: (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 24, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Discrimination Source Type: news

Save money by making your own dairy free milk at home
(NaturalNews) You can make a variety of non-dairy "milks" at home by blending raw nuts, seeds, or grains with filtered water. A partial list of nuts and seeds that can be used to make milk includes: Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, coconuts, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, macadamia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Harpy Eagle Found in the Amazon
Biologist Aaron Pomerantz and wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer recently visited a rare harpy eagle nest in Tambopata, Peru. Timing is everything in the Amazon rainforest. So when Jeff and I heard that there was a harpy eagle nest near the Refugio Amazonas jungle lodge, we knew that we had a narrow window of opportunity to see these rare birds caring for their young. Why are harpy eagles so cool? For one, they are the largest eagle in the Americas and are considered the most powerful bird of prey in the entire world. With tarsal claws 5 inches long and a wingspan of up to six and a half feet, these beautiful and formidable...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Half a handful of nuts a day 'reduces early death risk'
Conclusion This Dutch cohort of middle-aged to elderly adults generally found people were less likely to die in the following 10 years if they ate a small number of nuts a day compared with none. The study has strengths in its large sample size and that cause of death was followed up for the full cohort using valid medical codes. However, there are various points to bear in mind before we jump to the conclusion that nuts are the magic ingredient that will slash our risk of death. No clear trends It is difficult to draw any clear interpretations about how nut consumption may be associated with risk of death overall or fr...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Cancer Heart/lungs Diabetes Source Type: news

How Dreams of My Father Help Me Cope With His Death
My father helped me with my third grade science project, carefully using Tonka Toys to adhere styrofoam "planets" when creating the solar system. He was there when I was in the Girl Scouts, standing alongside my mother as I went door to door selling cookies. It was for that same troop that he volunteered to play Santa and months before that, when he dressed up as a scary creature for a Halloween party on the military base where we lived. There were father-daughter dances, the time he took me to the hospital during a dehydration episode and many instances of playing "guess the profession" as we'd people ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Stall the Sandman!
Are you thinking of staying up for an extra half-hour tonight so you can watch a sitcom or finish that scary vampire novel? The latest research may make you change your mind. In the study, researchers recruited 522 patients with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. They asked all of the participants to fill out seven-day sleep diaries, and calculated their weekday "sleep debt" -- that is, how much sleep they missed each night. At the start of the study, participants who cut their sleep short on weekdays were 72 percent more likely to be obese than other participants. Six months into the study, the researchers found...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Youth” mineral gives you anti-aging advantage
I always had an idea that deep down, living longer isn’t what people want. As long as they’re mobile and independent, and still have a sharp mind, most people accept that nature has given us a pretty good lifespan. And that’s what my patients often tell me. They want a better quality of life, not more years. That’s why I have always been about anti-aging. Extending life is a noble goal. But I want to help you live better now. And I’m very grateful to be living in a time when technology allows me to help you achieve that goal. Because the fact is, you have an advantage over everyone who’s...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Failed at Gwyneth Paltrow's 7-day detox? Then try my path to purification
Detoxing is easy: just finish your Christmas chocolates, buy some misshapen vegetables and bash up some brazil nuts (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cleanse new you fitness diet gwyneth paltrow 7-day detox allison pearson new year Source Type: news

Tree nuts beneficial in fighting metabolic syndrome risks according to new study
(NaturalNews) A recent study has found that eating tree nuts such as Brazil nuts, walnuts and pecans can help lower the risk of heart disease as well as stroke and diabetes. (1) In randomized, controlled studies, such nuts were deemed to decrease blood sugars and blood fats, metabolic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating just one serving of nuts every day can help cut heart risk by a third
Snacking on peanuts, cashews and Brazil nuts instead of sugary or fatty treats cuts the chances of life-threatening heart problems by 30 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk and Brazil nuts will send you off to sleep: Scientists concludes certain minerals and acids are linked to a sound slumber
Brazil nuts - which are packed with selenium and potassium - washed down with a calcium-rich glass of milk contains all the ingredients you need for a satisfying sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Eating Nuts Reduces Rate Of Heart Disease, Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) — In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Diane Stern reports play pause Study: Eating Nuts Reduces Heart Disease, Cancer Rates Diane Stern That’s according to new research in the New England Journal Of Medicine by researchers ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kckatzman Tags: Health Healthwatch Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen CBS Boston Diane Stern New England Journal Of Medicine Nut Study Source Type: news

First prospective study to date on nut consumption and pancreatic cancer
In a large prospective study published online in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the Nurses' Health Study, with no previous history of cancer. Consumption of nuts, including tree nuts (such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), was inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Tree nut consumption associated with reduced risk of pancreatic cancer in women
(Motion PR) In a large prospective study published online in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the Nurses' Health Study, with no previous history of cancer. Consumption of nuts, including tree nuts (such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), was inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ferrara Candy Company Voluntarily Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts and Tree Nuts in Brach’s Malted Milk Balls
Ferrara Candy Company (“Ferrara”) is recalling 6 pound packages of bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (i.e., Brazil nuts) and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 24, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tree Nuts And Health
Three new studies involving tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) were presented this week at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, MA. Tree nut consumption was associated with a better nutrient profile and diet quality; lower body weight and lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome; and a decrease in several cardiovascular risk factors compared to those seen among non-consumers... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

New findings on tree nuts and health presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, Mass.
(Motion PR) Three new studies involving tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) were presented this week at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, Mass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nutrition Part Three: Foods To Live By
Recommendations for foods to live by, hydration, and the timing of meals.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - April 16, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Paul Huljich Tags: Diet Health Stress acidity almonds animal products apple cider vinegar brazil nuts complex carbohydrates daily basis essential fatty acids final thoughts fungi impurities natural energy natural sugar pumpkin seeds sugar c Source Type: news