Are Jewish Hospital's assets really worth $19.9M?
The opaque divestiture talks for KentuckyOne Health Inc.'s Louisville assets might have shifted focus as the health system's finances continue in the red. A new financial report values the assets of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare (JHSMH), the corporation that owns Jewish Hospital, at $19.9 million and its liabilities at $77.3 million as of Sept. 30. The fiscal first-quarter report is from KentuckyOne's parent organization, Catholic He alth Initiatives, an Englewood, Colo.-based nonprofit. CHI… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

A plant found in tropical Africa is being studied for its strong antioxidant properties
(Natural News) Beyond turmeric, chia seeds, and goji berries are medicinal plants that have been used since the beginning of human history, which we have yet to explore fully. In a recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria identified Feretia apodanthera, a plant native to the African continent, to have potent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Largest Hospitals in Massachusetts
Information for this list was obtained from hospital representatives, or in the case of some hospitals that did not respond to survey requests, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) fiscal year 2017 hospital cost report. In most cases, average number of beds, occupancy rate and length of stay refers to 2017. FTE number is as of 9/1/18 - except in the cases of those hospitals for which CHIA data is provided - representing FY 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Largest Hospitals in Massachusetts
Information for this list was obtained from hospital representatives, or in the case of some hospitals that did not respond to survey requests, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) fiscal year 2017 hospital cost report. In most cases, average number of beds, occupancy rate and length of stay refers to 2017. FTE number is as of 9/1/18 - except in the cases of those hospitals for which CHIA data is provided - representing FY 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Is ‘ Pure Poison, ’ Harvard Professor Claims
GERMANY (CBS Local) – Months after a report from the American Heart Association (AHA) warned against consuming coconut oil, a Harvard professor is blasting the popular product as “pure poison.” Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, made the controversial remarks during a lecture that was posted on YouTube and has been viewed nearly one million times. Michels, who is also a director at the University of Freiburg, was giving a presentation entitled “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors” in German when she made the case that the dietary...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coconut Oil Harvard Local TV saturated fat talkers Source Type: news

Desire for Sterilization Reversal Among U.S. Females: Increasing Inequalities by Educational Level
CONCLUSIONFuture research should consider how insurance coverage of all methods under the Affordable Care Act may affect use of sterilization and desire for reversal. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful high-fat foods?
Fats are an essential component of nutrition, alongside carbohydrates and protein. The key is choosing the healthful, unsaturated fats. There are many healthful high-fat foods to choose from, including avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish. Learn more about the best healthful high-fat foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Use of Health Insurance Among Clients Seeking Contraceptive Services at Title X –Funded Facilities in 2016
CONCLUSIONCoverage gaps persist among individuals seeking contraceptive care within the Title X network, despite evidence indicating increases in health insurance coverage among this population since implementation of the ACA. Future research should explore the impact of altering or eliminating the ACA both on the Title X provider network and on the individuals who rely on it. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Why tai chi is good for you, regardless of age and physical activity level
(Natural News) In recent years, tai chi has made it to many lists of the most popular meditation techniques, and for good reason. No matter how old or active you are, this ancient Chinese practice offers many health benefits, including disease prevention and pain relief. Data from 2016 reveal that more than three million people practice tai... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Nutritional Yeast
Oregon Food Bank is voluntarily recalling 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast, which was donated to the food bank. No illness has been reported but it was donated at the same time as two other recalled products -- chia and pumpkin seeds. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Pumpkin Seeds Because Of Possible Contamination By Listeria Species
As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Issues Alert on Foreign Material in Chia Seeds
Oregon Food Bank of Portland, Oregon has initiated a Class II recall of 22,201 pounds of chia seeds, which were donated to the food bank. The product may be contaminated with rodent droppings. While no known illnesses have been associated with this product, use or consumption may present a health hazard to consumers. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kodiak Cakes Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 10.72 oz. Product UPC code is 7 05599 01215 0.
Kodiak Cakes of Park City, UT is recalling all lots and codes of Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 10.72 oz that were on shelf prior to March 5, 2018 because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news

New CEO named to oversee CHI St. Luke ’s Health
Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives — the parent of Houston-based CHI St. Luke's Health — announced Feb. 13 that T. Douglas Lawson has been named CEO of the health system's southeastern Texas market and senior vice president of the parent company.  He replaces Michael Covert, who announced in June that he would step down in Augu st. When he assumes his new role March 19, Lawson will oversee CHI’s Texas division, which is composed of 16 hospitals across southeastern Texas. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

New CEO named to oversee CHI St. Luke ’s Health
Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives — the parent of Houston-based CHI St. Luke's Health — announced Feb. 13 that T. Douglas Lawson has been named CEO of the health system's southeastern Texas market and senior vice president of the parent company.  He replaces Michael Covert, who announced in June that he would step down in Augu st. When he assumes his new role March 19, Lawson will oversee CHI’s Texas division, which is composed of 16 hospitals across southeastern Texas. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Pharmica Consulting to Attend 9th Annual SCOPE Summit in Orlando,...
Pharmica Consulting announced it will attend CHI’s 9th Annual SCOPE Summit on February 12 - 15, 2018 in Orlando, FL.(PRWeb January 29, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15138095.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When you trim your chia pet, put the clippings in your smoothie: Chia is a superfood
(Natural News) Chia seeds, which come from the plant Salvia hispanica, can be eaten as they are, or baked, or cooked, or mixed into other meals to add texture and make them more sumptuous. Endemic to the regions of southern Mexico, chia seeds are a member of the mint family and are an essential part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intrinsic Clinical Systems to Present at 12th Annual Portfolio...
Intrinsic Clinical Systems announced it will attend CHI’s 12th Annual Portfolio Management Conference on November 7-8, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.(PRWeb November 02, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14873050.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Largest Hospitals in Massachusetts
In most cases, average number of beds, occupancy rate and length of stay refers to 2016. Boston Children's Hospital, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital did not respond to survey requests; all data was provided by the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infant cereal recalled due to possible gluten content
A national recall is underway for Love Child Organics brand Baby's First Buckwheat + Chia Organic Infant Cereal because the gluten-free billed product may contain gluten. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

UCLA researchers reveal unusual chemistry of protein with role in neurodegenerative disorders
A common feature of neurodegenerative diseases is the formation of permanent tangles of insoluble proteins in cells. The beta-amyloid plaques found in people with Alzheimer ’s disease and the inclusion bodies in motor neurons in the brains of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are two examples. Those aggregates, and others like them, can kill cells and lead to debilitating and progressive neurodegenerative diseases.A study by Douglas Black and colleagues in UCLA ’s department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, reveals that not all protein aggregates in brain cells are toxic. Their paper,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eight superfoods your body needs right now
We've had kale – God, have we had kale – chia seeds and blueberries. Here are some of the new food trends for 2017 that may change the way you eat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Chia Seeds Now a Booming Business
[Al Jazeera] The chia seed is causing super profits for some small-scale farmers in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors Say Those Lists Of 'Foods For Clear Skin' Are Total Bull
We want clear, glowing skin as much as anyone else. The internet and magazines will tell you how to eat your way there with chia seeds, oily fish, mushrooms and complex carbs.  But here’s the problem: It is not possible to directly improve your complexion through diet, according to Jon Hanifin, MD and professor of dermatology at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.  “I don’t know why anybody would be advertising foods to eat for glowing skin,” Hanifin told HuffPost. “I have a feeling that maybe this comes from people trying to sell health supplements.” ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Must-Try Morning Rituals From Cities Across America That Will Make You Infinitely Happier Tomorrow
Rise and shine! Then eat your corn tortillas, sing along to Baha’i prayers, or dip your toes in the ocean—depending on where you live, of course. A morning ritual, or just a little ‘me-time’ first thing, can help you start your day off on the right foot. That’s why we’ve partnered with Tropicana to get the scoop on what people in cities across America do first thing in the morning to kick off their day right. Give them a read, and then try some of these rituals yourself for an AM boost. “Everyday at about 6 a.m. my two-year-old son jumps in bed with my husband and me for some morn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to Lose Weight? Add This One Thing to Your Diet
What are the best ways to lose weight? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora: Learn the secret to losing weight - and improve your overall health at the same time. Fiber. It's not a sexy solution, but it's one that works wonders for maintaining a healthy weight. Beans, vegetables, fruit and grains all contain fiber, which helps keep your digestive tract clean, healthy and at peak function. But, did you know that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest Hospitals in Massachusetts
Boston Children's Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital did not respond to survey requests; data was provided by the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). Total net patient service revenue for Boston Medical Center was provided by CHIA. All data for Tufts Medical Center represents FY2016. Rank Hospital/Prior Rank (*unranked in 2015)/ Total 2015 net patient service revenue FTE employees Avg. no of operating beds Average occupancy rate Average… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Largest Hospitals in Massachusetts
Boston Children's Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital did not respond to survey requests; data was provided by the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). Total net patient service revenue for Boston Medical Center was provided by CHIA. All data for Tufts Medical Center represents FY2016. Rank Hospital/Prior Rank (*unranked in 2015)/ Total 2015 net patient service revenue FTE employees Avg. no of operating beds Average occupancy rate Average… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 25, 2016 Category: Biotechnology 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

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart
Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist-Approved Tips For Getting A Fast, Healthy Breakfast On The Table During Busy Mornings
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Van's International Foods. All opinions are my own. School is back in session, and with it comes the struggle of getting back into the swing of the school year. Between early bus stop times, sleepy kids (and sleepy Mom), forgotten homework meltdowns and picky eaters, mornings can be the most stressful time of day. I know I'm not the only mom out there who struggles with getting a healthy breakfast on the table during busy school day mornings! That's why I asked nutritionist and mom of three Joy Bauer for her tips for busy moms everywhere. I could rattle off impressive...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Think Outside The Cereal Box?
Ask JJ: Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas for my kids? They want Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes, but I know we need to do better. Everyone's heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but the wrong breakfast can do more harm than good. Typical go-to breakfast choices for the younger crowd include cereal, waffles, pancakes, and muffins. And while all those foods might be convenient, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that will leave your kids restless, cranky, and unable to concentrate. By lunchtime, they'll have a hard time staying awake, much less learning long division...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet By The Decade: Your Guide To Feeling Great Every Decade
Every decade for a woman comes with new responsibilities, changing hormones and shifting nutritional needs. Trying to follow the best nutritional advice can be a daunting task, but easier if we can understand our nutritional needs for every decade. Knowing the best foods to include in your daily diet can leave you feeling your very best, regardless of your age. The Roaring 20s A busy decade for young women, most women at this age are busy founding their careers, starting families or exploring relationships. Women in their 20s need to focus their diets on getting enough of these key nutrients; calcium, iron and b vitamins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: The Food Store Redefining Healthy Eating in Tanzania
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Imagine if instead of seeing a large pizza or a double cheeseburger being advertised on social media, or even a cold carbonated drink on a billboard on your way from work, you would see a glass of fresh orange juice next to a bowl of salad. What if you were told to obey your thirst to a smoothie made of Mchicha, apples, a little ginger and chia seeds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 9 Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them
This article looks at walnuts, Ezekiel bread, and chia seeds among others. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Nutritionist Rick Hay reveals 6 weight loss smoothies that WON'T leave you hungry
Adding ingredients like avocados, yogurt, almonds and chia seeds to smoothies can help us lose weight without being hungry, according to London-based nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The popular 'superfoods' that aren't worth the hype
Despite our love affair with kale and chia seeds, many of us are still confused about the benefits behind our so-called healthier choices. We explore the clean-eating myths and separate fact from fiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier
From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier." This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known as dead skin cells) and a lipid bilayer that holds those cells together. This lipid bilayer works to envelop the corneocytes, keeping water and nutrients inside the skin and harmful bacteria and irritants out. These days, there are a handful of products out there, from sunscreens to face mists, which will claim to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Type 2 Diabetes
Dear JJ: My doctor just diagnosed me with pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family, but I will not accept it as my fate. You've written about sugar's detrimental impact, so how can I get this under control so it doesn't blow up into full-blown diabetes? Diabetes doesn't happen overnight or linearly, but when your metabolic machinery breaks, serious havoc ensues. The massive repercussions can become deadly. Every time you eat, you raise blood sugar, which triggers your pancreas to release a hormone called insulin. Every food raises blood sugar, but high-sugar impact foods do it big time. Your pancreas "secre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine
Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, smoothie and recipe books, and all over Pinterest. The reason these are everywhere is because they offer so many benefits to your health, not to mention they are super easy to make, buy or order for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Optimal Bone Health
Dear JJ: My doctor warned me I'm in the beginning stages of bone loss and that I need to be taking preventative measures now. My mom and grandma had osteoporosis. What steps can I take right now to reduce its impact? Decreased bone mineral density and altered bone protein are among the early warning signs of osteoporosis, the most common bone disease. While it affects everyone, older women become more susceptible than men to osteoporosis. Researchers estimate 35 percent of postmenopausal Caucasian women have hip, spine, or distal forearm osteoporosis. Regardless of gender, your risk increases with age because bones be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news