Brussels sprouts benefits: Daily dose 'could help prevent arthritis or stroke'
A DAILY dose of sprouts, broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower could help prevent a range of ailments from arthritis to stroke and heart disease, a new medical study reveals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air is linked...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news
3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain
For decades mainstream medicine told us that dying neurons are the problem with an aging brain. But the difference between an old brain and a sharp, young brain isn’t just neurons… You see, mental function depends on two kinds of brain cells. Neurons are just half the story. In fact, when scientists studied Albert Einstein’s brain they found he had a wealth of “other” brain cells that accounted for his genius. I’m talking about “glia,” or “glial” brain cells. Scientists have known about glial cells for a long time. But they thought they were just support for the n...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes n...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
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
Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering? The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.” Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
From Almond Biscotti to "Crack" Nuts: 16 Easy Recipes for Nut Lovers
Nuts are a great way to add flavor, protein and crunch to your cooking. From salads to sweets, these recipes make the very most of nuts. 1. Almond Biscotti Hands-down, my favorite biscotti recipe. Adapted from Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, they are everything good biscotti should be: buttery, lightly sweet and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE 2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Cutting Out Dairy For 3 Weeks Did To My Skin
My battle with acne started in middle school. It's better than it used to be, and I'm much better at concealing it, but breakouts still happen even in my late 20s. While I've tried a lot of products aimed at zapping my zits, and some have worked more successfully than others (salicylic acid face wash, I love you), I've never tried to overhaul my diet for better skin. There's reason to believe that it would help, especially when it comes to dairy. Let me back up for a second. There's no ironclad consensus among dermatologists that eliminating dairy will magically give you the complexion of a skincare spokesmodel. Some studi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Last week in this space I described the reaction of my Facebook tribe to my shocking conclusion that too much of SNAP (food stamps) benefits are being spent on soft drinks and that the soda pop category could easily be excluded from SNAP without harm to any human beings. (See I Need A Drink.) After the column appeared, and I posted a link to it on my Facebook page, the feedback loop began all over again — both on Facebook and on the ArkansasBusiness.com website. I haven’t changed my opinion about the value of soda, but I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news
What links Brussels sprouts and sinusitis?
People who can taste bitter foods very strongly have a powerful immune response against sinusitis, says Dr Andy Turnbull, a clinical research fellow of bitter receptors at Imperial College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
5 Tips From Toddlers For a Healthier You
When my brother and I were growing up my mom fed us 3 meals a day. Each of those meals always included bread (she made homemade biscuits every day) and delicious desserts. Mom loved to bake and she was famous for her made from scratch cakes and pies. If we wanted snacks in between meals there were always biscuits and some of my Grandma Layne's homemade jams, jellies and preserves. It's no wonder I grew up loving sweets and eating big meals. But that's not the way most toddlers eat and neither should I. My husband I have 5 grandchildren under 5 years old and while that doesn't make me an expert, I can't help but notice som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Massaging Your Brussels Sprouts Will Make Them Way Better. Really.
Brussels sprouts have the potential to be delicious, especially when roasted, sautéed or caramelized. These edible buds are rich in nutrients, including fiber and vitamin C, which makes us want to eat them all the more. But if you’ve ever tried eating them raw in a salad, you may have noticed they’re a little unpalatable ― they’re particularly tough to chew. It turns out the trick to some of the best Brussels sprouts of your life is the simple art of massage. via GIPHY Massaging your veggies?! Skeptics have a right to be wary, but they should also keep an open m...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news