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How ecstasy-related deaths in Britain can be traced to illegal logging in Cambodia
Twenty years after the shocking death of Leah Betts, a trail has emerged linking the killer party drug ecstasy back to the Cambodian rainforest (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: party drugs cambodian rainforest mdma ecstasy legal highs leah betts drug deaths cardamom mountains Source Type: news

Global Spice (Pepper, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Ginger, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cumin, Clove, Cardamom, Garlic) Market - Trends & Forecast to 2019
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's The Deal With Bulletproof Coffee?
Whether you’ve heard of it, read about it or maybe even tried it, Bulletproof coffee is all the rage lately. But why has adding butter to coffee become the new cream and sugar? Dave Asprey, the creator of the small company Bulletproof Coffee that popularized the concoction of coffee, butter and MCT oil, claims the high-fat diet can lead to weight loss. Other supporters say it gives you an extra energy boost, helps you avoid the afternoon crash and keeps you mentally focused. Yet skeptics point out concerns with the high amount of saturated fat and number of calories. We wanted to get the inside scoop from our read...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World pancake recipe: pani pol from Sri Lanka
Thin pancakes filled a hot sweet, syrupy filling are a decadent alternative for Shrove Tuesday"Pani Pol has always been a favourite of mine," says Peter Kuruvita, author of Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen. "My aunties used to make it as a treat for all of us, but I was particularly fond of it."The term "pani pol" refers specifically to the filling (which is also served with "imbul kiri" milk rice, and "lawariya" string hoppers). Traditional Sri Lankan pani pol recipes use a palm treacle base, but Kuruvita insists that golden syrup is a great substitute, and that the alarmin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Food & drink Recipes Life and style Dessert Source Type: news

Melatonin helps control weight gain as it stimulates the appearance of 'beige fat'
Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is also found in fruit and vegetables like mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the appearance of 'beige fat', a type of fat cell that burns calories in vivo instead of storing them... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

What are the benefits of ginger?
Ginger is an herb that is used as a spice and also for its therapeutic qualities. The underground stem (rhizome) can be used fresh, powdered, dried, or as an oil or juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, as are cardamom, turmeric and galangal. According to the National Library of Medicine, part of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), ginger is widely used throughout the world for treating loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting after surgery, nausea resulting from cancer treatment, flatulence, stomach upset, colic, morning sickness and motion sickness... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news