Medical News Today: Cloves: Nutritional facts and health benefits
Cloves have been used in cooking and traditional medicine for many years. In this article, learn about their potential health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Should I Worry About This Telangiectasia?
Discussion Vascular stains are common problems that parents seek guidance about as they are often particularly worried that there may be an underlying problem or that it may be a long-term cosmetic problem. Fortunately many resolve or become less prominent or have treatment available. The term vascular stains includes all vascular malformations but commonly refers more directly to capillary malformations which are quite common. Some common vascular stains include: Nevus simplex Names: Angel’s kiss (glabella or forehead), salmon patch, stork bite (nape of neck), nevus roseus, fading macular stain Epidemiology: Very ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
The Zero Diet winning recipe …
We are all so excited over our cure for Syndrome Zero. All of my employees are behind this effort. And of course, we practice what we preach so we’re following the Zero Diet. It’s already having a dramatic effect on everybody’s health and we’re feeling better. We’re all doing it together as a team. My whole staff brought in a Zero Diet dish that we served for lunch. It was so hard to pick a winner that we picked three! Many of my employees have been doing this on their own at home. They’ve come up with some great recipes so we decided to have a cook-off. I asked every member of my st...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss carbohydrates carbs diet fat protien recipe Syndrome Zero Source Type: news
Texas girl refuses to succumb to incurable tumors
Bria Baumann, from Lumberton in Texas, has CLOVES syndrome, an incredibly rare condition that affects just 200 people worldwide and causes malformations to form anywhere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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
Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news
Drugs, money and your heart
I was really excited to see a recent headline that said heart doctors should discuss herbal medicines with their patients. The recommendation came from a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 I thought this was a real breakthrough. I thought it meant cardiologists had finally seen the light… Boy, was I wrong… The article said doctors should learn about herbal medicines so they could STOP their patients from using them. You see, supplement use is at an all-time high. About 70% of Americans take them. That’s a lot of people. And Big Pharma would love to capture that market. So they...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Pumpkin spice latte science of the craving
The pumpkin spiced latte combines spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with sugar. This combination influences cravings in the brain.The caffeine also influences what the body craves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eating well and feeling good, family-style
It’s well known that childhood obesity is a problem in the U.S. But did you know that by the time they enter kindergarten, 12.4% of American children are already obese, and 14.9% are overweight? It’s never too early to think about healthy eating. The Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program is a multidisciplinary clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, dedicated to treating children who are overweight or obese, and those with or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Read more from OWL staff: A parent’s guide to healthy weight loss in children When it comes to a healthy diet — whether you are making new...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abigail Seibert, Ph.D. and Sharon Weston, MS, RD Tags: Health & Wellness diabetes obesity Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news
I would eat anything for lunch (but I won ’t eat that) – how can I cure my aversion to eggs?
Killian Fox has eaten termites, he ’s tried crickets, but there’s one food he is afraid of. Can psychology and a brilliant young chef help?Why do fears exist, if not for us to confront them? This is what I ’m telling myself as I enter Tim Spedding’s kitchen in east London on a brisk evening in late spring. On the face of it, it doesn’t seem like such a bad proposition: one of the most exciting young chefs in the city, who honed his skills at the Ledbury and the Clove Club, has offered to cook di nner for me at his home. The downside is that everything on tonight’s menu contains boiled eg...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Killian Fox Tags: Food & drink Psychology Eggs Life and style Science Source Type: news
New York boy born with severe genetic mutation is thriving
Victor Padilla was born in Rochester, New York, with Cloves syndrome – an overgrowth illness that causes complex vascular anomalies leading to the formation of tumors on the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How The ‘Low-FODMAP Diet’ Can Help Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Laura Manning, MPH, RD, CDN Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Abdominal pain and a swollen belly, gas, constipation, or diarrhea—these symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect one in seven American adults. A common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, IBS is a long-term but not life-threatening condition. Still, it can interfere with many aspects of daily life, and is one of the top reasons for missing work. There is no specific test for IBS, so gastroenterologists typically diagnose it only after testing for and ruling out all other GI problems. We do n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How to grow garlic from a single clove
(Natural News) Often described as the stinking rose, garlic’s culinary and medicinal uses date back to ancient times. In fact, the father of Western medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates, once described it as a cure for a variety of medical conditions. And right he was. Over the years, modern science has backed up many of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Focus on Easy, Healthy Food This Holiday Season
The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth EditionWritten by Jeanne BesserMost people want to eat healthier, feel good, and have more energy, but around the hustle and bustle of the holidays, staying on track with healthy eating can be a real challenge. The trick is to find tasty, easy, and good-for-you recipes and to keep up with small changes for the better that can make a big impact. With an abundance of useful tips and healthy dishes, The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, is here to help people do just that, both during the holidays and throughout the year.The boo...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news
Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Turkey Tacos
By Kristin Rooke, CPT With Thanksgiving just behind us, my guess is that you have some leftover turkey in the fridge. If you're looking for a healthy way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, I recommend giving these healthy tacos a try. While this recipe originally used ground turkey, in this case you'll be using your leftover turkey meat. Just shred the meat and then follow the cooking instructions to create a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal that won't weigh you down. Leftover Turkey Tacos Servings per recipe: 1 large meal, or 2 smaller meals Ingredients: Instructions: 2 Corn Tortillas 1. Heat the olive o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 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
10 Of My Favorite Birth Practices Around The World
There is a lot of pressure for births to be a great experience, which can cause many women to feel inadequate. Cord Mama even speaks of the Dangerous Myth of an Ideal Birth: "just like none of our bodies can live up to that elusive standard of the "ideal woman," none of our birth stories will ever be perfect." And I agree with her wholeheartedly- I felt very ashamed for not giving birth without help the first time around. But it was not my fault- she was positioned the wrong way and had to turn, which meant that it was hard for me to give birth to her. It doesn't however discourage me from visualizi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Great, Helpful Tips To Enjoy Healthy Organic Self-Care On Labor Day
Labor Day is a special National Holiday for celebrating and honoring the hardworking North American labor force. Many people honor and celebrate this holiday by enjoying picnics, cookouts, and fun play at the beach or the park, enjoying the fresh air. This Labor Day, do something extra special with your family. Do your best to keep your carbon footprint small and enjoy a healthy green holiday. A great way to celebrate and honor the labor work force is to be extra good and loving to yourself and the planet by enjoying activities that are green, healthy and non-toxic. Heart-healthy, organic, whole, vegan foods that ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Essential oils could counter lung and liver ailments caused by air pollution, research suggests
Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Essential oils could counter lung and liver ailments caused by air pollution
(Springer) Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution. This is according to Miriana Kfoury of the Unit é de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant, Universit é du Littoral C ô te d'Opale in France and the Lebanese University in Lebanon. She is the lead author of a study in Springer's journal Environmental Chemistry Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Woman suffering from painful thrush admits she put a GARLIC CLOVE in her vagina
Susie Garrard, a British writer living in Sydney, Australia, was so desperate to cure the 'mother of all yeast infections' that she started looking at alternative remedies such as garlic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
7 Brilliant Ways To Make Your Costco Runs Last And Last...And Last
As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home. In the sky-high aisles of Costco, where you can buy an engagement ring, an inflatable pool and a 3-pound bag of pre-peeled garlic cloves in one fell swoop, going overboard is not only inevitable, it almost seems encouraged. But in America, where up to 40 percent of food goes uneaten, it’s important to do our part as consumers to help reduce food waste. As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, we decided to explore ways to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Estrogen Dominance is Near
Our primal ancestors had a tough life. They were constantly threatened by cold, famine, woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and more. In many ways we have a much easier life. But in other ways our modern world may be more deadly. You see, in the last 100 years our environment has been flooded with man-made chemicals, toxins and pollutants. What Are The Worst Toxins? Some of the worst toxins we face are what I call “xenoestrogens.” These alien estrogens mimic estrogen in your body. And they destroy your delicate balance of estrogen, testosterone and other hormones. Research proves the link between these envir...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
This Healthy One-Pot Pasta Recipe Will Be Your New Dinner Hero
Maybe you're the kind of person who lives for your next recipe -- you pore over cookbooks to find your next project, and you take painstakingly styled Instagram photos of each plate you build. Or maybe you're the kind of person who can't even be bothered to throw a packet of instant ramen into a boiling pot of water, so you just munch on it raw (which is delicious, by the way). But no matter who you are, the last thing thing you want to do at the end of a long day is stand in front of a stove one second longer than you have to. And if you're feeling that sort of way, you probably hate doing dishes even more. Enter: o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In Vitro and Cryopreservation Techniques for Conservation of Snow Mountain Garlic
Garlic is an important medicinal herb of culinary value by imparting its flavors and odors to the food. Allicin, a notable flavonoid in garlic, is a powerful antibiotic and antifungal compound. Due to poor bioavailability, garlic is of limited use for oral human consumption. Being sexually sterile, propagation of garlic is done by individual cloves from a bulb which increases the chances of transfer of viral diseases. In this chapter, an efficient and improved regeneration protocol for explant establishment and shoot multiplication under in vitro conditions is described. A high rate of shoot multiplication is obtained on M...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology 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
5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. We take time to be with our loved ones and be thankful for our relationships, our health, and our opportunities. It's a time to celebrate the harvest and all of the wonderful flavors and colors and textures of autumnal foods - and the best part? All of the best fall foods are plant-based! And there are plenty of ways to celebrate and incorporate them into the holiday season. With Thanksgiving approaching, I wanted to give some of my best holiday tips so that you can feel joyous about the holiday and celebrate what Thanksgiving means to you while still doing what feels good for your bod...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Garlic May Make Men Smell 'More Attractive' To Women
Wanna win with the ladies? Against conventional wisdom, it may help to add some garlic to your diet. Consuming a hearty dose of garlic can make men's body odors significantly more attractive to women, according to a new series of studies published in the research journal Appetite. via GIPHY In one of three studies, researchers from Charles University in Prague had half of a group of men eat a cheese sandwich with slathered with 12 grams of garlic (about six cloves), while the other half ate a plain cheese sandwich. They were instructed to limit other effects on their body odor, such as refraining from ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Our family’s story: Finding a second home after CLOVES diagnosis
Oliviah, Kollins and Adleigh In July 2013, our family of four crowded into a tiny room at the Women’s Health Clinic in Casper, Wyoming. We were so excited to find out if our third child would be a boy or a girl, and our daughters Adleigh and Oliviah had their own hopes. We had waited for this day for so long, and for our daughters, it seemed like an eternity. The day had finally come, and we all celebrated the fact that we would welcome a baby boy. Our excitement lasted just a few minutes, though, as our obstetrician noticed a “bump” underneath our baby boy’s right arm. We were ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kellan Holbrook Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories parenting CLOVES Dr. Ahmad Alomari Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Steven Fishman rare disease Source Type: news
Pulses: Little Beans With Big Opportunities
Courtesy of Pulse Canada As a new year quickly approaches, so does the United Nations' 2016 celebration of pulses. What is a pulse anyway? And why does the UN care so much about them? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you? Pulses represent 12 crops of grain legumes, which include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils -- they are quite simply the little beans we have been cultivating from the soil for more than 10,000 years. To be exact, pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They are low in fat, high in protein (about 20-30 percent) and fiber, and contain various vitamins and amino acid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Beef Chorizo Burgers With Feta And Avocado Cream. Need We Say More?
Sure, everyone loves a basic burger, but when you're in the mood for something with a little more spice, there's nothing better than flavorful chorizo to kick things up a notch. Chef Martita Jara of "Home Made Simple" shares her savory beef-and-chorizo burgers, topped with a cool avocado cream and some tangy feta cheese spread. Delish. Beef and Chorizo Burgers with Feta and Avocado Cream Serves 4 Burgers 3/4 lb. ground beef 3/4 lb. chorizo 4 burger buns, pre-sliced 4 grilled jalapenos, optional Avocado Cream 1/2 c. sour cream 2 whole ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed 1 jalapeno, chopped 1 tsp. fresh mint 2 T...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Bone Broth Is The Morning Drink That Will Start Your Day Off Right
You may be hearing growing talk about bone broth lately -- actress Shailene Woodley recently revealed she's been a huge fan -- and, according to health and wellness experts, there's good reason for it. Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue of Well + Good agree that it's definitely time to make room in your diet for this healthy, beneficial drink. Bone broth, Gelula and Brue explain in the above video from #OWNSHOW, is essentially slow-cooked soup made using the bones of anything from beef to chicken. "Bone broth has so many benefits," Brue says. "They're filled with calcium [and] magnesium, which is said to be gre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This Horchata Recipe Is A Fresh Take On An Old Favorite
If you've ever been tempted to make your own horchata, you know that there are countless recipes and techniques that each use different ingredients and slightly different flavor profiles. Some call for white rice, others use barley or seeds, like sesame; some use water, others use milk; several add in touches of lime zest, sugar or cloves. The combinations can be endless, but if you're looking for a fresh take on this traditional drink, try this version from #OWNSHOW. Chia Seed Horchata Ingredients 2 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cinnamon stick 2/3 cup of chia seeds 1 cup raw almonds 5 1/2 cups of water Direct...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Global Spice (Pepper, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Ginger, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cumin, Clove, Cardamom, Garlic) Market - Trends & Forecast to 2019
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Cheesy Green Hummus Is The Perfect St. Patrick's Day Snack (VIDEO)
If there are two things you wouldn't typically associate with a hummus recipe, it's the addition of cheese and the color green. And yet, this cheesy green hummus is strangely delicious, making it especially perfect for St. Patrick's Day -- not to mention a unique, healthy snack year-round. Cheesy Green HummusRecipe by Catherine McCord of Weelicious Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans 2 Tbsp. tahini paste 1 garlic clove 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded 1 c. fresh spinach 1/4 c. olive oil DirectionsPlace all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kale Pesto Gives Your Pasta A Superfood Boost (VIDEO)
Pesto is the perfect quick fix for an otherwise boring weeknight dinner -- but why settle for the same old basil-based recipe? Give your pesto a superfood boost by using kale, and you can take your dish to a whole new level. Kale Pesto Recipe by Catherine McCord of Weelicious Makes 1 cup (8 servings) Ingredients 2 c. packed kale leaves 1/2 c. toasted walnuts 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 c. olive oil Directions Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Serve on top of your favorite pasta (or use as a he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The 272-Calorie Chinese Take-Out Favorite You Can Make At Home (VIDEO)
When many of us have a craving for Chinese food, we reach for the takeout or delivery menu and try to choose among our favorite dishes. It certainly makes for a cozy night in, but, according to registered dietician and author Sharon Palmer, there's something you may be overlooking when it comes to ordering Chinese food. "Many Asian restaurants can pack in the calories through the oils and all these salty sauces we add," Palmer tells #OWNSHOW in the above video. "In fact, some vegetarian meals that you might think might be healthy could have over 1,000 calories -- and that's not even including the rice, whic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
“Youth” mineral gives you anti-aging advantage
I always had an idea that deep down, living longer isn’t what people want. As long as they’re mobile and independent, and still have a sharp mind, most people accept that nature has given us a pretty good lifespan. And that’s what my patients often tell me. They want a better quality of life, not more years. That’s why I have always been about anti-aging. Extending life is a noble goal. But I want to help you live better now. And I’m very grateful to be living in a time when technology allows me to help you achieve that goal. Because the fact is, you have an advantage over everyone who’s...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Chickpea Soup: The Best Italian Comfort Soup EVER
Well dear readers, I'm thinking about doing a cookbook. But when I looked over my recipes, I realized I was missing a chickpea soup recipe, the kind you find in Italy. Then the other day, lo and behold, Holly, my yoga teacher said, "I'm coming over and we are going to make chickpea soup." I don't usually argue with Holly, and I didn't this time either. She based her soup on a Marcella Hazan recipe she found online, but of course, we modified and simplified it a bit. The results were simply astoundingly delicious. We made it on a cold winter's day, and it was the most perfect heartwarming, stomach-filling, soul-...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The science and magic of mulled wine
The holidays are almost over, but the cold weather provides an excellent excuse to keep the sensory memory of Christmas alive just a little longer with a warming glass of mulled wineAcross the boundless east we drove,Where those long swells of breaker sweepThe nutmeg rocks and isles of clove.TennysonMulled wine is one of my winter highlights; the welcoming warmth of a glass of spiced wine after a long walk in the cold is just wonderful. At its best, mulled wine brings the smells and thoughts of Christmas flooding back whatever the season. At its worst, however, it is sickly sweet, acidic and inconsistent from batch to batc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Andy Connelly Tags: Food science Biochemistry and molecular biology & drink Life and style Source Type: news
Breast Cancer History, Please Don't Repeat
I don't have breast cancer. I've waited to hear those words for nearly six months, after a suspicious mammogram led to a host of other tests and procedures. Each round of results revealed more about what was causing the abnormalities. Ultimately I discovered that I have two conditions that generate atypical cells and put me at increased risk for breast cancer. Genetically I'm already predisposed, since my mom died from it at age 46. Because of her early death, I had my first mammogram at age 29. I've long paid close attention to the health of my breasts. For years I figured my small size meant I couldn't possibly face ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the good things in our lives, including great food. This year, try some healthier holiday recipes that are just as delicious and comforting as traditional holidays treats. The team at Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center has provided a few recipes for your Thanksgiving feast. Give them a try, and be creative with your own. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start a new tradition for the dinner table. APPETIZER: Hearty Crackers with Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread~ Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 medium apples 1/4 cup raw almonds (about 40) 2 tablespoons orange juice Directions: Remove ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ramya Rajpurohit Tags: All posts healthy cooking for the whole family healthy eating Heart Center holidays recipes thanksgiving with family Thanksgving Source Type: news
Efficacy of 'natural' bed bug pesticides compared
The efficacy of nine essential oil-based products and two detergents that are labeled and marketed for bed bug control were evaluated by researchers. When the researchers sprayed the 11 non-synthetic pesticides directly on bed bug nymphs, they found that only two -- EcoRaider (1% geraniol, 1% cedar extract, and 2% sodium lauryl sulfate) and Bed Bug Patrol (0.003% clove oil, 1% peppermint oil, and 1.3% sodium lauryl sulfate) -- killed more than 90 percent of them. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A study evaluated combinations of sprayer output volumes and herbicide adjuvants used with clove oil for cool-season weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion. Weed control was not consistently improved by applying clove oil with sprayers calibrated at either 50 gallons/acre or 25 gallons/ acre, and infrequent improvements in weed control did not affect onion yield. The analyses showed that clove oil does not provide suitable levels of weed control to justify the expense. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 9, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic
(NaturalNews) Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Preserving bread longer: A new edible film made with essential oils
(American Chemical Society) Essential oils have boomed in popularity as more people seek out alternatives to replace their synthetic cleaning products, anti-mosquito sprays and medicines. Now scientists are tapping them as candidates to preserve food in a more consumer-friendly way. A study from ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports the development of new edible films containing oils from clove and oregano that preserve bread longer than commercial additives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Clove oil alleviates toothaches, improves dental health
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are Flavored Smokes Safer?
What can you tell me about "bidis," the clove-flavored cigarettes from India? Are they better or worse for you than regular cigarettes? And what about those little, flavored cigars? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are e-cigarettes a 'gateway to nicotine addiction'?
Conclusion This study found US adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes. They also have lower odds of abstaining from conventional cigarettes than those who don't try e-cigarettes. On the flip side, e-cigarette users were more likely to report planning to quit conventional smoking. The research sample was large, so is likely to provide a relatively accurate picture of the smoking behaviour of US adolescents. These results suggest that e-cigarettes may not discourage conventional cigarette smoking in US adolescents, and may encourage it. However, because of the cross-sectional natur...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news
World pancake recipe: pani pol from Sri Lanka
Thin pancakes filled a hot sweet, syrupy filling are a decadent alternative for Shrove Tuesday"Pani Pol has always been a favourite of mine," says Peter Kuruvita, author of Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen. "My aunties used to make it as a treat for all of us, but I was particularly fond of it."The term "pani pol" refers specifically to the filling (which is also served with "imbul kiri" milk rice, and "lawariya" string hoppers). Traditional Sri Lankan pani pol recipes use a palm treacle base, but Kuruvita insists that golden syrup is a great substitute, and that the alarmin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Food & drink Recipes Life and style Dessert Source Type: news