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Your Natural Sleep Trigger
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Sleeping a solid 7 to 9 hours every night should be the most natural thing in the world. But insomnia has become an epidemic. And modern medicine does very little to help you restore natural rest. Big Pharma’s answer is to knock you out with drugs. That’s not the same as sleep. “Sleep aids” like Ambien, Lunesta, and others cause dizziness, headache, depression and anxiety. They can lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss and hallucinations. Some people report sleep-walking, and even unconscious sleep-eating or sleep-dr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘Behavioural economics’ may sound dry – but it can change your life | David Halpern
The work of economists such as Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler has profound implications for society. A nudge is sometimes all we needRichard Thaler ’sNudge opens with a story about a school cafeteria in the US. Not for the first time, a headteacher was grappling with the question of how to encourage the kids to eat better.Should the school ban sugary sweets altogether? Subsidise the salads? Eventually, the head found the answer was simple – just put the healthier foods at eye level, and watch as more students reach for carrot sticks over fries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Halpern Tags: Nobel economics prize Economic policy Politics Nobel prizes Science prizes People in science UK news Source Type: news

Carrot gets FDA clearance for OTC breathalyzer for smokers, launches cessation app
Redwood City, California-based Carrot has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Carbon Monoxide Breath Sensor System, an over-the-counter, Bluetooth-enabled device that pairs with a smartphone app and is intended for commercial use in smoking cessation programs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain
I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat.   A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The two groups ate exactly the same diet. After 19 days, the rats exposed to the air pollution were 18% fatter. Their LDL levels were 50% higher and their triglycerides were 46% higher. This indicates high levels of fat in their blood. To make matters worse, their lungs were 25% heavier...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: How to make soup without a recipe
You can create a comforting pot of soup anytime, with ingredients that you have on hand. Raid your pantry and clean out your crisper drawer. Look for hearty vegetables that you can use to build a soup base ? an onion or leek, a couple of carrots or celery stalks, maybe a bell pepper. Then, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FTC: Pact must pay $950K to users who were charged erroneously
When we broke the news in July of the shutdown of Pact, a startup that aimed to motivate users to go to the gym with monetary carrots and sticks, we noted that the reasons for the company's demise weren't readily apparent. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

S.F. startup wants to help companies offer egg freezing as a workplace benefit
Tech companies offer fertility benefits to attract and keep talent in Silicon Valley. Carrot is emerging with a software application that helps companies of all sizes set up a health plan for fertility services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

California Is Set to Become a ‘Sanctuary State.’ Here’s What That Means
California is home to more undocumented immigrants than any other state, and liberal state lawmakers have been rallying to protect that population as President Trump has taken a harder line on immigration. Among their most ambitious strategies: passing a so-called “sanctuary state” bill. And after a vote on Friday, it appears that bill will become law. The state assembly voted 49 to 25, largely along party lines, to pass the measure, following the state senate’s approval in April. The bill now goes back to the Senate for another vote, where it is likely to pass, and then to the desk of California Gov. Jer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized California DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration Jerry Brown onetime sanctuary city sanctuary state Source Type: news

All public sector staff need and deserve a decent pay rise now, says UNISON
Opening the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap. “We’ve seen years of brutal austerity and vicious attacks on public services, overseen by an uncaring government whose pay policies are causing real hardship. “In the first six years of Conservative rule, public sector pay rose by just 4.4 per cent, yet the cost of living soared by 22 per cent. And to rub salt into those wounds, the pay of top bosses ros...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis pay pay cap public services TUC Source Type: news

Why we fell for clean eating
The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee WilsonIn the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan”. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a “wellness” blogger in New York City , one of thousands on Instagram...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bee Wilson Tags: Food & drink Diets and dieting Life and style Food and drink Books Food science Food TV Television Eating disorders Health Mental health Society Nutrition wellbeing Social media Instagram Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

A parent ’s guide to healthy weight loss in children
Today, up to 30 percent of children and adolescents are considered to be overweight or obese. This “obesity epidemic” is a source of great concern to parents and caregivers alike, as these kids face an increased risk of a host of serious medical and behavioral health complications, including type 2 diabetes. We sat down with Dr. Robert Markowitz and dietitian Sharon Weston of the Boston Children’s Hospital Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program to help parents support their children in maintaining an optimal weight. How do I know if my child is overweight or obese? Markowitz: The best way to dete...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

Fake news media hyping up "purple rice" because it's GMO, but won't talk about anti-cancer benefits of purple carrots
(Natural News) If you’ve ever stumbled across purple carrots at a farmer’s market or even your local grocery store, they might have piqued your curiosity, but if you are like most people, you probably didn’t know what to do with them and ultimately decided against buying them. No one would blame you for that. After... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten potent SUPERFOODS you can grow right at home, without spending a fortune
(Natural News) It is a misconception to think that you have to be well off to eat nutritious items. You can save money by growing these 10 healthful superfoods in your backyard garden or inside your home. Carrot – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) says that eating carrots reduces the risk of developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet?
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet? Study Suggests Not
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

' Beans' or'Sizzlin' Beans:' Words Get People Eating Healthier
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- When is a carrot not just a carrot? When it's a " twisted citrus-glazed carrot. " New research shows that when vegetables are described in new and exciting ways, diners tend to choose these healthy foods more often. One... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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

How to make Haven's Kitchen carrot cookies
Haven's Kitchen carrot cookies aren't just delicious -- they also use up leftover carrot scraps to reduce food waste. Culinary director David Mawhinney shows us how to make them. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connecticut Considers A Soda Tax
The State of Connecticut is currently considering an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. I have now testified twice before committees of the State Legislature in favor of the bill, which would impose a one penny per ounce tax on the miscellaneous beverages that serve as delivery vehicles for added sugar under all of its aliases. As an equestrian, I have written before that I likely have a more intimate knowledge of the application of carrots and sticks than most-and much prefer carrots (as does my horse). Taxes are the proverbial stick, and none of us ever likes being prodded, even if rather gently and with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Honey sage carrots
You'll be fighting over this bowl of sweet sauteed carrots with fresh sage and honey. Watch how you can quickly embellish boiled carrots with fresh sage and honey. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Did the Carrot or the Stick Trim Inappropriate PCIs in NY? Did the Carrot or the Stick Trim Inappropriate PCIs in NY?
Appropriate-use criteria cut both ways, experts caution, noting that underuse of PCI, particularly for high-risk patient populations, also bears watching.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lung cancer news: Eating CARROTS could protect from killer disease
EATING carrots may protect people from lung cancer as well as being good for the eyes, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 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 hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-a-day of fruit and veg is good, but '10 is better'
Conclusion This research supports the idea that the more fruit and veg you eat the better – at least, up to 10 portions (800g) a day. It also suggests the number of people who die early might be reduced if they were to eat more than the current recommended guideline daily amount. However, before we take this at face value, there are some important considerations: There are likely to be many confounding factors that may have affected the results. It might be that people who eat a lot of fruit and veg are also more likely to be physically active, consume less alcohol, not smoke and be a healthy weight...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

Fred Meyer Recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes Due to Undeclared Allergens
Fred Meyer Stores has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes sold in its retail stores because the product may contain milk and soy not listed on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Well: Are Baby Carrots as Healthful as Other Carrots?
Baby carrots are a popular snack. But are they as rich in nutrients as a full-fledged carrot? And what about those miniature carrots with the greens attached you see at farmers ’ markets and high-end restaurants? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Antioxidants Carrots Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamins Ask Well Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Classic Holiday Foods With Anti-Aging Benefits
When you think of Thanksgiving, typically all-day feasting, followed by bloating, weight gain and a food coma probably come to mind. But what if we told you that better skin and anti-aging benefits could also come from the holiday buffet? While your willpower might be wearing thin around this time of year, we’ve rounded up some of the healthier choices you can make over the holidays ― choices that are packed with an age-fighting punch.  1. Cranberries You either love them or hate them, but cranberries are a staple no holiday meal would be complete without. These tangy berries can be found in many forms, from ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Whole Foods eyes millennials with Purple Carrot meal kit test
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc began testing sales of Purple Carrot's vegan meal kits on Wednesday, joining forces with one of many startups that threaten mainstream grocers by delivering boxed, cook-at-home meals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need To Fear Dietary Fat, According To Experts
For years, diet-culture and the media has demonized dietary fat. The 80s ushered in the low-fat diet craze, and our societal fear of fat has been prevalent ever since. Although fat is currently not as vilified as it’s been in the past, there are still many people who experience anxiety and guilt surrounding the consumption of high-fat foods. Additionally, fear-mongering surrounding the source and type of fat is increasingly common. For instance, there is an emerging trend of labeling some types of fat as “good” and others as “bad.” As a psychotherapist who specializes in treating individuals w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When We Put Money Where Mouths Are, What Do People Eat?
The principal aim of the SNAP program, formerly “food stamps,” is important and simple: to ensure that poor people struggling with food insecurity have enough to eat. The program has always been of great public health importance, but in the aftermath of the great recession, more than one in seven American families found themselves on the SNAP rolls. Enrollment has recently declined, due likely to improving economic conditions. This shows the system works as intended, helping those who truly need it. But even simple ideas can run into complications. SNAP funds cannot be used for tobacco or al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

False Promises: Avoid ‘Miracle’ Rice and Just Eat a Carrot
Vandana Shiva. (Photo: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva film)By Dr Vandana ShivaNEW DELHI, Aug 10 2016 (IPS)Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015.Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering. How many Nobel laureates does it take to write a letter? Easily ascertained — the dead Gilman and 106 others were enlisted in “supporting GMOs and golden rice”. Correct answer — 107, dead or alive.The laureates were rounded up by Val ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vandana Shiva 2 Tags: Biodiversity Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Eat your veggies: How Colby Carrot got more kids to choose salad
Kids may turn their noses up at some vegetables, but when they see superhero characters such as Colby Carrot or Brian Broccoli extolling the virtues of veggies, they may be more eager to load up their salad plates. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Inside peak: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Inside peek: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Are We There Yet?
Are we there yet? The Practice: Relax, you've arrived. Why? We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere. Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals -- including us -- have to be goal-directed, leaning into the future. It's certainly healthy to pursue wholesome aims, like paying the rent on time, raising children well, healing old pain, or improving education. But it's also important to see how this focus on the future -- on endless striving, on getting the next task done, on climbing the next mountain -- can get confused and stressful. It's confused because the brain: Overestimates ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric: Bali’s Anti-Cancer Tonic
I’m always happy to find things in my travels to bring back to you. Today I want to tell you about a miracle of nature called turmeric. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. You can read about it in-depth in my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. The roots of this exotic leafy plant contain curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.1,2,3 What Does Curcumin Do? Curcumin neutralizes free radicals… those nasty little chemicals that travel through your body and cause damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Which means curcumin effec...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Stop Eating Your Emotions! Three Unusual Strategies to Keep Emotional Eating At Bay
Let's get real... overeating sucks! There is nothing good about it at all. You feel uncomfortable because you're so full. You are mad or even disgusted with yourself for giving in. You feel like a failure. And the worst part, looking back you probably didn't even savor each bite to make the pain worth it. If this has ever happened to you, just know you are not alone and more importantly, there IS a solution! In the following blog, I will teach you three counter-intuitive strategies that will squash out your emotional overeating problem once and for all! Practice the following three strategies as often as you can for the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops
Sometimes, the evolutionary history of a species can be found in a fossil record. Other times, rocks and imprints must be swapped for DNA and genetic fingerprints. The latter is the case for the good-for-your-eyes carrot, a top crop whose full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Sometimes, the evolutionary history of a species can be found in a fossil record. Other times, rocks and imprints must be swapped for DNA and genetic fingerprints. The latter is the case for the good-for-your-eyes carrot, a top crop whose full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin-Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Your Mind Wandering?
Is your mind wandering? The Practice: Pay attention. Why? Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is continually changing its structure. The only question is: Is it for better or worse? In particular, because of what's called "experience-dependent neuroplasticity," whatever you hold in attention has a special power to change your brain. Attention is like a combination spotlight and vacuum cleaner: it illuminates what it ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional wisdom
Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells — the cells that surround neurons in the central nervous system — impedes damaged nerve cells from regrowing after a brain or spinal cord injury. So it’s no wonder that researchers have assumed that if they could find a way to remove or counteract that scar tissue, injured neurons might spontaneously repair themselves. A new study by UCLA scientists now shows that this assumption might have been impeding research on repairing spinal cord injuries. In a study using mice, Dr. Michael Sofroniew and colleagues found that the glial scar ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The 2 x 3 + 1 Rule: A Simple Way to Improve Your Diet
Diet and nutrition advice tends to get complicated, doesn't it? Eat this, don't eat that, drink this, don't drink that, try this, avoid that. It sometimes feels like a healthy diet requires more time, energy and attention than we have to give. We want to eat well, but we also want to get on with our lives. Fortunately, those of us who are too busy to sort through complicated nutrition information or follow complex eating plan, can follow one simple healthy eating strategy. I call it the 2 x 3 + 1 Rule. If you follow it, you'll end up following many of the complicated nutrition "rules" and improve your diet witho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turns Out Eating Too Many Carrots Really Can Turn Your Skin Orange
Carrots are some of the most versatile veggies in the produce aisle. Whether they're shredded in a salad, roasted in the oven, juiced for a smoothie or baked in a cake, carrots are an appropriate ingredient for every meal of the day. But as nutritious and delicious as they are, carrots also prove that too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad. And by bad, we mean Oompa Loompa bad. Fact: Eating too many carrots can actually turn your skin orange. It's a medical condition known as carotenemia and, aside from the shock you'll get from seeing your skin turn a cartoonish color, the condition is generally har...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

If You Eat Any Fruits Or Vegetables At All, You're Doing Better Than Half Of America
If you’re feeling down about how you eat, consider this: if you eat about one cup of fruit and more than 1.5 cups of vegetables a day, you’re actually eating better than about half of all Americans. If you eat 1.5 cups of fruit (the recommended serving size for an adult), you’re doing better than more than three-fourths of Americans. And if you eat two cups of vegetables a day (another recommended serving size), that’s better than almost 90 percent of your neighbors. We say this not to put down our fellow Americans, but to point out that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to lower rate...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eating carrots could slash the risk of breast cancer by 60%
Carrots and other vegetables are rich in beta-carotene - a naturally occurring chemical - is thought to have a protective effect, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sticks, Not Carrots, May Work Best to Boost Employees' Health
Title: Sticks, Not Carrots, May Work Best to Boost Employees' HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - February 16, 2016 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

7 Foods That Actually Make You Hungrier
SPECIAL FROM You plan on eating just a few chips. And well, what’s just a few more…and more…and before you know it, the bag is empty and you are still feeling a little munchy. Did you know that there are certain foods that, the more you eat, the hungrier you feel? Pay attention if you plan to indulge in these appetite-boosting foods. Salted Snacks  “Bet you can’t eat just one” is never more true when it comes to salt. A study by University of Florida College of Medicine & McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, suggests that salted food acts like a mild opiate, which drives ov...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news