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Improve Your Mood With Turmeric Root (Curcumin)
"Dr. Sears," C.R. asked me, "I know curcumin is good for treating a lot of things, but can it improve someone's mood?" This morning, one of the women on my staff, C.R., came into my office to talk to me about her 15-year-old son. He'd been irritable and moody and sleeping a lot lately. Most mornings, he'd miss the bus to school and then stress about being late. But today, he was up on time with his backpack packed and a smile on his face. C.R. even heard him whistling in the shower! And he was at the bus stop 10 minutes early. C. R. started taking curcumin supplements a few weeks ago. She ha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

This Is Your Body On Spicy Foods
While some of us avoid restaurant meal descriptions including words like cayenne, chili, and habanero, others jump on board. And new research suggests there might be a heart-healthy benefit to eating spicy foods.  A large study recently published in the journal PLOS One looked at the connection between hot red chili pepper consumption and mortality. Researchers from the University of Vermont surveyed a nationally representative sample of 16,179 U.S. adults over the course of 6 years, finding that those who ate hot peppers at least once a month had a 13 percent reduced risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. The st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Ward Off A Cold, According To 7 Health Editors
By Rosie McCall You’ve been loading up on immune-boosting foods, exercising regularly and washing your hands often and well. Yet there’s no question you’re coming down with something — your body feels rundown, and there’s a twinge in your throat. But it’s not too late! Below are the sickness-prevention strategies that Health editors use at the first hint of seasonal sniffles. These reality-tested remedies have worked for us, and nipped colds in the bud. Gargle salt water “I swear by the salt-water gargle, a trick I learned working at Health. The how-to: Add half a teaspoo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cup Noodles Dials Down the Salt
Cup Noodles said it has drastically reduced the sodium content of its instant ramen and removed artificial flavors, adding ingredients like paprika and lime. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Dynamic Diet -- Focus On Nutrients And Whole Foods Instead Of Calories
In conclusion, do not fall for calorie counting - it can easily become a trap. It can be really difficult to turn that mentality off even when you don't want to do it anymore. -- 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 - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you rub CHILLI on your face? Beauty blogger says the mask leaves her skin glowing and works to prevent wrinkles
Beauty vlogger, Rochelle Wickramasuriya, from Sri Lanka, made a chilli face mask, which involves rubbing actual chilli and cayenne pepper onto her skin, to tighten it, brighten it and stimulate blood flow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Science-Backed Ways To Boost Metabolism
Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. And the faster our metabolism, the more calories we burn off, making that Krispy Kreme breakfast no longer such a big deal. (OK, the donut probably still isn't the best idea.) Here are 11 proven ways to keep that body burning strong. 1. Sleep! Almost nodding off in line at Starbucks isn't the only downside of not catching enough zzz's. Researchers have found a link between metabolism and sleep, and n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost your brain and mood, soothe your tummy, relieve pain and burn fat with 'super SPICES'
A team of nutritionists reveal the five 'super spices', cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron and cayenne pepper, and explain how each can help boost your health and wellbeing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They boost your brain and mood, sooth your tummy, relieve pain and burn fat - forget 'superfoods', discover the 5 'super SPICES'
A team of nutritionists reveal the five 'super spices', cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron and cayenne pepper, and explain how each can help boost your health and wellbeing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet to close $1B LDR Holding buyout later today
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today that it expects to close its $1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding (NSDQ:LDRH) later today, after its $37-per-share tender offer reaped about 88.9% of LDR’s outstanding shares. The deal, which last month cleared the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, isn’t expected to affect Zimmer Biomet’s sales outlook, with adjusted earnings per share likewise unaffected until accretion kicks in after 2017. The company has said it plans to issue updated guidance once the acquisition closes. LDR, which ma...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat LDR Holding Corp. Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet clears U.S. anti-trust waiting period on LDR Holding acquisition
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today that its pending, $1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding (NSDQ:LDRH) cleared the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The $37-per-share offer for LDR, which makes the Mobi-C cervical disc replacement and Mivo lumbar and cervical fusion devices, is slated to expire at midnight July 13; today Zimmer said it expects to close the deal during the 3rd quarter. Zimmer Biomet has said it doesn’t expect the deal to affect its sales outlook, with adjusted earnings per share likewise unaffected until accretion kicks in after 2017;...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat LDR Holding Corp. Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Osteoarthritis
Dear JJ: I'm a 67-year-old woman who recently got diagnosed with osteoarthritis. My doctor warned me as an older woman, I'm more susceptible to this problem along with fractures and other problems it presents. I don't want to go on prescription drugs, and I know you're big on natural remedies. Can you help me out here? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, and sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis. A little background: Bones intersect to form a joint. Those bones need a buffer to prevent painful friction. Cartilage--a tough, flexible connective tissue ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer’s Cayenne Medical buries the hatchet with MedShape after patent board loss
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) subsidiary Cayenne Medical buried the hatchet with MedShape after a patent review board found the terms of its soft tissue anchor patent to be “indefinite.” Cayenne sued MedShape in 2014, alleging infringement by MedShape’s ExoShape device of 2 of its patents covering the AperFix soft tissue anchor. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Arizona, alleges that MedShape hired former Cayenne salespeople with knowledge of the 2 patents at issue. Cayenne alleged that MedShape hired former regional sales manager Josh Ray and ex-marketing vice pre...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Patent Infringement Cayenne Medical MedShape Inc. Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet to drop $1B on spine-focused LDR Holding
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today it is buying spinal medical device company LDR Holding for approximately $1 billion. Boards from both companies approved the acquisition agreement, the company said, with Zimmer Biomet slated to acquire all outstanding shares of LDR at $37 per share in cash. The company expects the deal to close in the 3rd quarter of 2016. LDR Holding develops and sells spinal-procedure focused products, and the acquisition will “bolster Zimmer Biomet’s presence in the global spine market,” the Warsaw, Ind.-based company said LDR’s primary products are the Mobi-C cervical dis...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Spinal LDR Holding Corp. Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet reveals FDA warning letter
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) today revealed a warning letter it received in late may over non-conformities with good manufacturing practice requirements for its quality system regulation at its Montreal, Quebec facilities. The letter, which came based on a January inspection of the company’s facilities, restricts the clearance of premarket approval applications for Class III devices which are affected by the quality system regulation deviations. The company said that it has no such applications. The letter “does not restrict production or shipment” of goods from the Montreal facility, nor does it require...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Zimmer Biomet 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

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 18, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Teleflex closes $400m debt offering Teleflex said Monday it closed a $400 million debt offering round through the offering of 4.875% senior notes due in 2026. The Wayne, Penn.-based company said it expects to net approximately ...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet closes Cayenne Medical buy
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today that it closed its buyout of Cayenne Medical and its soft tissue reconstruction devices for an unspecified amount. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Cayenne makes devices for knee and shoulder repair, including the AperFix II, CrossFix II and iFix knee ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair devices and the Quattro device for rotator cuff and labral repairs. When it announced the buyout in April, Zimmer Biomet said the acquisition would strengthen its sports medicine business. “As a market leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, the expansion of our sport...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Cayenne Medical Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet Completes Acquisition of Cayenne Medical
WARSAW, Ind., May 16, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Scottsdale, ... Devices, Orthopaedic, Mergers & AcquisitionsZimmer Biomet, Cayenne Medical (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

McDonald's Is Stripping Artificial Preservatives From Their McNuggets
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets are going au naturel. Well, as naturel as a deep-fried chunks of ground chicken can get. The global fast food chain is experimenting with a recipe for the iconic McNugget that ditches artificial preservatives in an effort to make a more simple product that sets parents’ minds at ease. The new McNuggets are still in the testing phase and are only available in about 140 restaurants in Washington and Oregon, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Sources told the business news site that the company hopes to make them available across the U.S. before the beginning of the 2016 Olympics,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet Acquires Cayenne Medical, Boosts Sports Medicine Segment
Zimmer Biomet has bolstered its sports medicine device segment with the acquisition of Cayenne Medical for an undisclosed amount. Senior executives from both companies commented that the deal will accelerate Cayenne’s portfolio of minimally invasive soft tissue and reconstruction solutions for extremities. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 26, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 25, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Questions surface about Palmaz Scientific’s fundraising Palmaz Scientific, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, is reportedly embroiled in a dispute with Jefferies & Co. over its claim that the...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Zimmer picks up soft-tissue company Cayenne Medical
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today it inked a deal to buy Scottsdale, Ariz.-based soft-tissue reconstruction solutions company Cayenne Medical. Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet did not release any financial details of the transaction, but said that it expects the acquisition to close during the 2nd quarter of 2016. “As a market leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, the expansion of our sports medicine business with Cayenne Medical’s highly successful portfolio represents an exciting growth opportunity and will meaningfully advance our commitment to serving the needs of patients across the full continuum o...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

This Common Ingredient Is Making You Extremely Bloated
By Lily Puckett for Teen Vogue. Courtesy of CNP Montrose Plus: 2 other freaky health effects. Salt is impossible to avoid, no matter how hard you try. If you've eaten food prepared by someone other than yourself, you've probably eaten more salt than you should; if you've eaten food prepared by yourself, you've probably done it too. The good news is you definitely have to have some salt in your diet -- but probably not as much as you'd wish. The human body needs 200 milligrams of sodium, or about 0.5 gram of salt, a day to function properly, but according to the American Heart Association, the average American consumes 3,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spice Can Be Nice for Kids--and Improve Nutrition
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, ED.D. March has been declared "National Nutrition Month" by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the national professional association of registered dietitian/nutritionists. Every year has a different theme for consumers and health professionals, and usually it's focused on health and specific nutrition goals. This year the theme is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right." The campaign has grown every year and is now even promoted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The current theme might sound fun and frivolous, like something you might expect to see on the Food Net...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which weight loss supplements REALLY work?
Caffeine and cayenne pepper aid weight loss as they help us burn more calories at rest, but acai berries and guarana are a waste of time, said Dr Nick Fuller, of the University of Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Salmon Makes the Best Valentine's Day Gift (Recipe Included)
February is about love. It's about celebrating the people you love and showing them that you care, perhaps by treating them to a night on the town, a sparkling piece of jewelry, or a handwritten love note. Or maybe, by cooking them a beautiful piece of salmon. Hear me out. Along with Valentine's Day, February is also American Heart Month. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, preparing a heart-healthy, balanced meal is arguably the kindest thing you can do for the ones you love. When I think of heart-healthy foods, salmon is typically the first to come to mind. Rich in Omega-3s, salmon is filling...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods
SPECIAL FROM Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero, chili—it seems like there are a million different kinds of hot peppers you can buy. And not only are they a great way to add flavor to your recipes, research shows that they may have a surprisingly positive effect on your health. Hot peppers, like jalapeños and chills, are rich in a component called capsaicin. "What we now know about capsaicin is that it has many benefits in terms of adding to the resistance to disease," says Cary Present, M.D., a medical oncologist at City of Hope hospitalin California and author ofSurviving American Medicine. "Cap...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How bubbly ruined extreme detox diet for classical soprano Camilla Kerslake
The 27-year-old soprano (pictured) survived on nothing but a cocktail of lemon juice, maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper for five days – and lost 4lb after drinking it eight times a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – France - Overseas Departments
On 21 December 2015, WHO received notification of the first 2 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in two overseas departments of France: Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana and Schœlcher, Martinique. Since then, 2 additional cases have been reported in Saint Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana and in Fort de France, Martinique. The cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (viral genome detection) at the Pasteur Institute in Cayenne, French Guiana and at the university hospital laboratory in Martinique. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: pesticide [subject], insecticides, fungicides, risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, Disease outbreak news [doctype], European Region [region], France [country] Source Type: news

Uganda: Comedy Meets Dance At #I Know HIV Concert
[Monitor] As the world marked World Aids Day at the beginning of December, Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU), a youth empowerment organisation, delivered the message to the youth through the #iknowHIV concert that was held at Cayenne Restaurant and Longue in Bukoto. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Three food grade colorants identified for citrus
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Research demonstrated that three out of five oil-soluble natural red/orange colorants resulted in peel colors similar to the industry standard Citrus Red No.2 dye (CR2) when tested on test papers and fresh oranges. Annatto extract, paprika extract, and paprika oleoresin produced the dark orange color favored by consumers. Annatto was determined to be relatively stable under storage and simulated marketing conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Smart Smoothie: How to Make the Right Smoothie for Your Goals
Ahh smoothies... so many of us think they are the healthiest choice. Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart! It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories and sugar can get totally out of control and you are basically drinking dessert and empty calories. See below a list of categories of different things you can add to your smoothie. Based on your goals, palate, creativity and level of motivation, make your smoothies work for you. This could be a quick pre or post workout meal, a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Filling Fall Soup Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less
Autumn is here, and that means it's time for nubby sweaters and steaming bowls of soup. But while it takes a total of three seconds to throw on your favorite crewneck, cooking up Grandma's yummy stew recipe tends to be an hours-long ordeal. Still, that's no reason to miss out altogether. (Or worse, turn to the sodium-laden canned stuff.) When you're strapped for time, these simple, satisfying soups will totally hit the spot. More: The 5 Healthiest Fall Soups From Your Favorite Lunch Spots 1. Pesto Bean Soup Basic white bean soup is kinda boring. But when you add prepared pesto plus umami-packed ingredients like Parmesan a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cayenne's Mirror(TM) Partial Knee System Demonstrates Outstanding Two-Year Clinical Outcomes
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 25, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cayenne Medical, Inc., a private sports medicine device company specializing in the soft tissue based arthroplasty and reconstruction, today announced the preliminary two-year r... Devices, OrthopaedicCayenne Medical, The Mirror, Partial Knee, partial knee replacement (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kraft American Cheese Singles Have Been Labeled A Health Food By Professional Nutritionists (Not As A Joke)
Kraft Singles, a type of processed cheese that comes individually wrapped in a thin, plastic film, is the first food to receive the new "Kids Eat Right" label -- a stamp of approval designed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help families make healthier decisions in the grocery store. The "Kids Eat Right" campaign is meant to "raise awareness that the diets of America's kids are lacking in three important components– dairy, calcium and vitamin D," according to a statement from AND. But the news has been met with skepticism, if not outright derision. At Mother Jones, food a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Science of Why Indian Food Is So Delicious
By Paula Forbes Indian food is a cuisine of contrasting flavors. What makes Indian food so delicious? Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India analyzed data from thousands of Indian recipes and found that those kormas, dosas, and tandoori chicken dishes you love are actually based on a different flavor principle than those of Western cuisines. Science has shown that Western dishes tend to be built on combinations of similar or closely related flavors. Indian recipes, this study finds, are all about contrasting flavors. In fact, the more chemically similar two flavorings are, the less likely t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mustard, Cayenne Pepper and Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism for Weight Loss
(NaturalNews) Metabolism refers to the physical and chemical processes that synthesis energy. These chemical reactions take place within the cells with help from enzymes and hormones. This process converts food and oxygen to the energy needed to run the body. Increasing the metabolism... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for keeping the holidays safe, healthy and stress-free
Stumped about what to give your child for Christmas this year? It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of toy store hype and holiday marketing. The Thriving staff checked in with caregivers from Boston Children’s Hospital to see what they had to say about how to make the most of the holiday season. It’s no surprise that safe and healthful options topped their holiday lists. The healthiest toys  “When buying gifts this season, remember that experiences and toys that encourage interactive play are the healthiest. Toys that encourage pretend play (like a cooking set), experiences (like a ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Source Type: news

Most Of The Items In Your Spice Rack Are Probably Expired
Sugar, spice and everything nice is only so nice for a couple of months. Your spice rack may be filled with little bottles of seasoning with the power to enhance any dish on the planet, but the truth is, they can only do this for so long. Many of us are guilty of keeping those containers of magic dust -- ubiquitous allspice, heat-inducing chili powder and please-add-it-to-everything cinnamon -- in our pantries way past their due dates. Are you ready for it? According to Karen Page, author of The Flavor Bible (and most recently, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible), spices should be replaced every six to 12 months. When dealing...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elevate Your Tailgate With These Healthier Game Day Favorites
If you're like me, and love game day snacks as much as sacks, you're not alone. Many sports fans fess up to enjoying football food more than the game. Problem is, typical fan fare like chips and dip, burgers and brats, pizza, wings and beer can easily add up to more than a day's worth of calories and several days' worth of saturated fat -- all before kick-off! Here are some of my favorite lighter football snacks so you don't end up feeling like a 300-pound lineman by the end of the season. Skinny Dips To contain calories when there's a "blitz" on chips and dip, I opt for dips with more filling fiber and fewer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You're Eating Fish All Wrong
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Eating fish has been tied with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, depression and Alzheimer's disease. But how you eat it may be the real key to reaping its benefits. Recent research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine concluded that study volunteers who regularly ate fish had larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition, but only if the fish baked or broiled, not fried. Baking and broiling are also better for your waistline. For example, a dozen fried shrimp can pack 280 calories, versus a mere 85 calories for 12 shrimp that have been steamed or broiled. To...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies with cayenne
(NaturalNews) When asked what cayenne can be used for to improve the body's health, the most common answer I've gotten is that it is great for the metabolism. For the most part, if you know about cayenne, you know that cayenne boosts metabolism. It also suppresses the appetite. While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inexpensive, easy detox - the one gallon challenge
(NaturalNews) You've heard of the ice bucket challenge, and maybe even the Ferguson Challenge. Here's a new challenge: the one gallon challenge. Drink a gallon of cranberry lemonade a day, sweetened with stevia, and spiced with cayenne. This is one of the best ways to detoxify, lose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Peppers Stuffed with Farro and Smoked Cheese
This dish combines smoky-flavored cheese and paprika with the crunch of the farro and walnuts. Simmer the farro or spelt until it splays (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 25, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Source Type: news

Top 10 DIY Spice Blend Recipes For Dinners That Delight
(Healthcastle.com) Herbs and spices are the key to any tasty kitchen, particularly for the time crunched. But mixing spices can seem intimidating for those new to cooking and it can be hard to break out of a rut. I know I spent several weeks eating nothing but salt, pepper and cayenne when I lived on my own! While it was delicious, it did get old quick.  I’ve rounded up some of my favourite spice mixes for you to throw together with common ingredients at home to keep on hand. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 22, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Cayenne pepper makes herbs up to 75% more effective, aids weight loss, offers pain relief, improves circulation and heals ulcers
(NaturalNews) Cayenne pepper, also known as capsicum, adds flavor to your food and has some impressive health benefits. Cayenne stimulates blood flow and can help burn body fat. It also fights inflammation and stimulates digestion, which helps break down food for better nutrient absorption... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top four benefits of cayenne
(NaturalNews) Cayenne pepper is a popular spice that adds flavor and heat to many dishes. Originally grown in South and Central America, cayenne derived its name from the capital city of French Guiana of the same name. This type of chili pepper is closely related to others types of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cayenne pepper can relieve pain, boost metabolism and more
(NaturalNews) The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news