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

Cayenne Medical sues MedShape over soft tissue anchor
Cayenne Medical levels a patent infringement lawsuit against MedShape over soft tissue anchor technology. Cayenne Medical filed a lawsuit against rival MedShape Inc., alleging infringement of 2 of its patents covering its AperFix soft tissue anchor by MedShape's ExoShape device. 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, which cover Cayenne's AperFix device. Cayenne Medical, MedShape Inc.Legal News, News Well, Orthopedics, Patent Infringementread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news

Cayenne Medical nears $6M funding goal
Cayenne Medical raises $5 million in a hoped-for $6 million equity round. Cayenne Medical is $1 million away from reaching its $6 million fundraising goal, according to a regulatory filing. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Cayenne Medical makes medical devices used in knee and shoulder reconstruction surgeries. Nine unnamed investors ponied up a collective $5 million in the equity and options sale, according to the filing. Cayenne MedicalNews Well, Funding Roundup, Knees, Orthopedics, Shouldersread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Walker Source Type: news

Paprika is a great spice to assist your cardiovascular system
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Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Meyer Lemon and Ginger Infusion With Turmeric and Cayenne
You might want to reach for this tea if you feel a sore throat coming on.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 3, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Tea Recipes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Bug parts, rat hair in your spices
You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Bug parts, rat hair found in spices
You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in your spices? Bug parts and rat hair
You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the benefits of cayenne?
Cayenne pepper is a hot chili pepper, frequently used in the preparation of spicy dishes, associated with a wide range of health benefits . The chili originated in Central and South America. It is named after the capital city of the French Guiana, "Cayenne". Cayenne pepper is normally added to food in either its natural or powdered form and is also available as a cream or capsule to be applied topically - to treat arthritis and muscle pain... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Forty words of love in Hungarian
As a child, Charlotte Mendelson thought her grandparents' native Hungarian sounded ridiculous. But now her tiny vocabulary keeps their memory aliveMy grandmother was fearless. Yet if I asked her about the past, she would start crying. What kind of monster would have questioned her? So I resisted and now it is too late.She and her husband, my maternal grandparents, were Hungarians. Or so I thought. They spoke Hungarian, impenetrably, to each other. Even after 50 years in Britain, their accents remained so strong that kindly strangers would direct them to tourist attractions. To my sister and me, their English-born grandchil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Mendelson Tags: The Guardian Family Hungary Grandparents and grandparenting Language Features Life and style Languages Source Type: news

Have a heart healthy July 4th!
Happy Fourth of July from Boston Children’s Hospital! If you’re planning on firing up the grill and inviting family and friends to join you for a backyard barbeque this afternoon, why not create a few menu items that are both delicious and heart healthy? The following recipes were complied by the staff at Boston Children’s Heart Center, each a healthy twist on a traditional BBQ favorite. Enjoy! Appetizer:  Low fat deviled eggs Serving deviled eggs? Try low-fat cottage cheese for healthier take on a sinful treat. INGREDIENTS 12 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1/3 cup nonfat or low fat cottage chees...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Health & wellness Healthful eating fourth of July saftey healthy eating healthy food heart Heart Center keeping kids safe on fourth of July Source Type: news

Toxic Bodies, Toxic Attitudes
As most of my friends know, I am not a fan of “cleanses.” The idea that we need to be cleansed is rooted in a guilt that is quintessentially American, and the result is a deep internal conflict. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - April 24, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Zanthe Taylor, M.F.A. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Parenting blueprint cayenne pepper desperation detox cleanse disapproval Dove video excavation fast food fuzzy concept health claims juicing lemon juice marketers Master Cleanse medical bene Source Type: news

Forget hot toddies for a cold - try a flu-busting ICE CREAM instead
The so-called influenza sorbet is said to contain ginger and cayenne to reduce inflammation and pectin to soothe the throat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food fraud report reveals rise in manufacturers' cost-cutting measures
US organisation tracks increasing reports of watered milk, diluted olive oil and other dangerous substitutes in the food chainSome fine wines are complimented for their grassy aroma, but if your cup of tea has that earthy, sweet scent it might be because the tea manufacturer put lawn cuttings in it.The practice is known as food fraud, and it is used as a cost-cutting measure by food manufacturers. US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), an independent science non-profit, announced Wednesday that its updated database showed incidences of food fraud increasing dramatically in 2011 and 2012.This means the instances of food manufac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Food & drink industry United States World news guardian.co.uk Food safety China Life and style Agriculture Source Type: news

Four ways to stop yo-yo cleansing and detox your body regularly and naturally
This article is not meant to discourage major detox overhauls from time to time. Those should be done at some level two or four times a year. Then a major juicing or lemon water and cayenne fast with a liver cleansing, coffee enemas or gall bladder flush, is a good idea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news