Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

WATCH: The health benefits of coconut oil may be overblown, experts say
Health experts break down what to know about the supposed health benefits of adding coconut oil to your diet. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut oil for sunburn: Does it work?
What is coconut oil and what are the benefits of coconut oil for sunburn? How can sunburn be prevented and how can coconut oil be used for sunburn? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Is coconut oil healthy?
According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Food starts anti-coconut oil campaign again, despite studies showing its great for your health
(Natural News) Coconut oil is highly regarded for its wide array of uses: From moisturizing skin and clearing up acne to cooking your favorite foods, there’s plenty of reasons why people love coconut oil. But, as you may have noticed, this versatile fat has been getting a lot of bad press lately. For example, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High-fat diet found to reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease
(Natural News) A diet high in plant-derived beneficial fats such as coconut oil and cocoa butter may help alleviate symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a new study revealed. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by intestinal swelling, cramping, and diarrhea. The condition affects more than half a million people in the U.S. However, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Bulletproof Heart'; Flawed Gun Data; Coconut Oil Freakout
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Forget About Coconut Oil, Focus on Real Saturated Fat Culprits
(MedPage Today) -- Meat, butter, and cheese are the big three targeted by AHA advisory (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Coconut oil health claims not all they're cracked up to be, says new study
If you’ve been stirring coconut oil into your coffee or cooking with it every day, a Calgary nutritionist says you should heed a new warning by the American Heart Association. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Coconut oil health claims not all they're cracked up to be, says report
If you’ve been stirring coconut oil into your coffee or cooking with it every day, a Calgary nutritionist says you should heed a new warning by the American Heart Association. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter: heart doctors
(Reuters Health) - Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Study Confirms That Coconut Oil Is Alarmingly High In Saturated Fat
It’s time to stop turning to coconut oil to make your brownies healthier. Coconut oil, it turns out, is not the health food people think it is. This oil might be stocked on the shelves of your health food store, but a recent report released by the American Heart Association suggests that this might be a mistake.  You’re not alone in this misconception. An AHA survey found that 72 percent of Americans considered coconut oil a health food. But coconut oil, it turns out, is shockingly high in saturated fats. In fact, 82 percent of the fat found in coconut oil is saturated ― that’s signi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Conspiracy Against Saturated Fat: Dr. Jack Wolfson responds to the American Heart Association's ignorant attack on coconut oil
(Natural News) Over the weekend, a news story based on the American Heart Association’s tired, worn-out and scientifically obsolete war on healthy fats went viral, claiming that coconut oil was somehow bad for cardiovascular health. Remember, the AHA is the same nutritionally illiterate organization that, for decades, told heart attack victims they could eat unlimited... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should replace coconut oil with healthier fats
A new report from the American Heart Association aims to set the record straight in the long-running debate over the healthiest fats (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef fat and butter
A report released by the American Heart Association advises against the use of coconut oil because it contains high levels of saturated fats - almost six times higher than olive oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease diet: Why you shouldn’t give up butter for THIS trendy health food
HIGH cholesterol can cause heart disease and stroke, and now experts say coconut oil may raise it just as much as beef fat and butter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated Fat: Weighed, Measured, And Found Wanting
A stunningly good, extraordinarily comprehensive paper on the health effects of saturated fat in our diets has weighed them in every relevant way, measured them with every pertinent metric, and found them wanting. There are no saturated fatty acids shown to be better than “harmless at best,” and those we consume most often and abundantly in fatty meats, processed meats, fast foods, dairy and processed dairy products are decisively worse than that. They are bad for us. Until rather recently, the idea that pepperoni pizza, ice cream, and bacon were far from good for our health would have evoked nothing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat for your heart
A recent New York Times survey found 72 percent of Americans think coconut oil is healthy, but only 37 percent of nutritionists agree. The American Heart Association says replacing saturated fat found in coconut oil or butter with corn or peanut oil can lower cardiovascular disease by about 30 percent. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the new findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'
It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA on Harms of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
(American Chemical Society) End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry& Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is coconut oil the BEST for cooking with? Trendy oil compared to olive and rapeseed
OILS are essential for frying, roasting and other cooking methods, but knowing which type is healthiest for which dish can be a challenge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Used An App To Buy Only Ethical Food. It Was Really Hard.
As I walked up to the banana pileup, I knew I was in trouble. Sure, those things are an excellent (and affordable) healthy snack, but they are almost universally sourced from producers with serious ethical issues. Yet I still wanted them. What would Michael Pollan do?! Sheepishly, I scanned the banana barcode using HowGood, a free app intended to help shoppers make more ethical food purchases. I’d been using the app all week to try to make all the “right” choices at the grocery store. The app revealed, unsurprisingly, that the bananas did not meet HowGood’s sustainability standards, but there were n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets high in fat and carbohydrates 'may lead to osteoarthritis'
This study supports our advice that a diet that is low in saturated fats can help the ten million people in the UK who have arthritis. We also know that vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin D and iron are important for maintaining healthy joints and bones. "Being overweight puts more strain on joints, which can affect the likelihood of developing arthritis. Losing weight may mean a person doesn't have to takepainkillers so often." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Very simple swaps will make your food instantly healthier
Nutritionist Amy Morris has come up with five very easy and healthy food swaps, which include changing sugar for healthier grated apple and butter for organic and gut-friendly coconut oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feed your furry friend a tablespoon of organic coconut oil to unlock these amazing health benefits....
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard a lot about the natural benefits of organic coconut oil and perhaps you’ve even experienced them firsthand, but have you ever considered giving it to your dog? It turns out that man’s best friend can also benefit from this potent natural remedy. Coconut oil’s benefits come from the good fats... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis linked to high-fat diet
A new study demonstrates a connection between osteoarthritis and a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Coconut oil, however, may have a protective effect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

7 Ways To Eat Healthy Without Going Broke
Have you ever worried that you should be buying more food that's super healthy - maybe even some that's organic - but thought you couldn't afford it. If so, you're not alone. Many people want to eat a healthier diet, but don't think it's possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. They know that real, whole and organic food costs more than regular old  grocery store food, so they assume that a super healthy diet is out of their price range.  That’s what I thought, until I tried an experiment and figured out some tips for saving money on real and even organic food. Once I implemented these tips, I rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emma Watson Oils Her Pubes And Isn't Afraid To Talk About It
Emma Watson devotes her care to many causes, including the hair down there. The red carpet stunner recently shared her beauty routine with Into the Gloss, revealing one very curious product as a go-to. “...I use Fur Oil,” Watson told Into the Gloss. “I’ll use that anywhere from the ends of my hair to my eyebrows to my pubic hair. It’s an amazing all-purpose product.” Fur Oil is an all-natural blend of grape seed, jojoba, tea tree and clary sage seed oils that claims to soften pubes and banish ingrown hairs. Users say it “softens hair instantly” and recommend d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Avoid fads and stick to diet guidelines,' say US heart experts
Conclusion This review looked into food groups often linked to cardiovascular risk, some of which may be overstated or based on poor evidence. Overall, the researchers reported there being evidence solid fats are harmful. Examples include coconut and palm oil, eggs, fruit and veg juicing with pulp removal, and "[US] Southern diets" that include added fats, fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened drinks. There's also evidence extra virgin olive oil, blueberries and strawberries, leafy green vegetables and controlled portions of nuts are beneficial for cardiovascular health. Investigating wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs QA articles Source Type: news

Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy
Vegetable juices, coconut oil have downsides, and gluten-free makes little difference in those without the sensitivity, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy
Vegetable juices, coconut oil have downsides, and gluten-free makes little difference in those without the sensitivity, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy
MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- Juicing may be a popular health fad, but evidence suggests it could actually be detrimental to a good diet. The same goes for coconut oil, which is loaded with saturated fat but has emerged as another dietary craze in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Food Trends 2017: What a Nutritionist Sees and Hopes You'll See
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D. A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you're a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it's also time to review food trends for 2017. That's why I look forward to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition," a survey from Pollack Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here's the survey's list of "Top 10 Superfoods" for 2017: 1 Seeds, such as chia and hemp 6 Kale 2 Avocados 7 Green tea 3 Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts 8 Coconut products 4 Fermented foods, such as yogurt 9 Exotic fruits ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I’m Eating Enough Healthy Fat?
  “Dr. Hyman, how do I know if I’m eating enough fat?” a reader recently asked me. This is an excellent question and one of my favorite subjects because I wholeheartedly believe eating the right amount and type of fat plays a crucial role in shaping health and well-being. Doctors, patients and readers are often completely confused about fat, clinging to myths and misinformation that prevents them from understanding the latest science to lose weight and achieve optimal health. You’re familiar with many of these myths: Fat makes us fat, fat contributes to heart disease, and fat leads to obesity. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Big Fat Food Lies That Make You Fat And Sick
Since the release of my book Eat Fat, Get Thin, I’ve noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, eating vs. avoiding fat and genetics. When it comes to overall health and weight loss, there’s an excess of advice out there. Unfortunately, most of it is terrible, misguided, outdated and scientifically disproven. This ubiquitously poor advice can create weight loss roadblocks and even damage your health. Here are four prevalent misguided myths that drive me nuts. Myth #1 – All Calories are Created Equal A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong. This myth that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways to Improvise In A Food Desert
“Dr. Hyman, I’m going to my in-laws for the holidays, and they live in a food desert,” a reader recently wrote. “Seriously, they have one grocery store and a McDonald’s. What do I do? I’m going to be there for almost 10 days!” Trust me when I say we’ve all been there. I’ve traveled to towns where I’ve felt forced to make the most of what is available and the options weren’t very impressive. Sometimes you have to improvise and do the best you can with what you have. It’s not your fault you can’t find real food in the average American town. The foo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here’s How To Determine The Healthiest Fats To Cook With
“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about what fats to cook with,” a reader recently wrote. “For so long I’ve been using vegetable oils because I heard they were best to cook with, and now I hear that we can cook with butter or coconut oil.”I completely understand your confusion, especially with rampant misinformation about fats and nutrition in general. For instance, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults get no more than five percent of their calories from saturated fat, urging people to use vegetable oils instead.They also advise people to eat at least five to 10 percent of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Gingivitis Cause Heart Disease
I’m not a dentist, so sometimes my patients are surprised when I tell them I want to look at their teeth and gums. Here’s why I do it… Your mouth is an early warning system for serious conditions throughout your body. Whatever is going on with your oral health gives me a pretty good idea of what’s going on with all your major organs and systems. It makes sense because everything in your body is connected biologically. And your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. It’s also home to around 100 billion bacteria. Most dentists are concerned when those bacteria cause tooth decay and gum ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Claim high-fat diets can prevent diabetes 'unproven'
Conclusions This small trial aimed to see whether there is a difference between strictly controlled low-GI diets that contain the same amount of energy, but are either predominantly fat or carbohydrate based. Overall, researchers found the diets caused both weight and fat reduction, with little difference between the two – with the exception of minor differences in certain blood sugar and cholesterol markers, the significance of which is difficult to interpret. These could just be down to chance. The researchers were careful to control the diets and other lifestyle aspects to try to ensure any observed effects ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

Break The Dry Spell: 5 Moisturizing Skincare Products To Buy Now For Winter
For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. As soon as November hits, every part of me gets parched. Here is my arsenal of hydrating helpers. 1. Alcohol can be drying to skin; perfume contains alcohol. Solution? These three sublime oil-based scents—the white-floral Bikini Questa Sera, the rhubarb and violet Tornade Blonde, and the rose and amber Trouble in Heaven—from the shoe god himself. Christian Louboutin Perfume Oils, $320 each, christianlouboutin.com Related: Relax Like a Local: 11 Spa Treatments From Around the World 2. I soften my arms and knees with this hemp-seed and coconut-oil formula, which is infused w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Coconut Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?
What is psoriasis and what causes it? Learn about coconut oil, if it can be used to treat psoriasis, and other treatments that are available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Just a small cut in saturated fats 'reduces heart disease risk'
Conclusion This study shows an association between increased intake of individual saturated fats and increased risk of coronary heart disease. It also shows a link between the replacement of these fatty acids with other types of fat, plant protein, or wholegrain carbohydrates and a reduction in coronary heart disease risk. The strengths of this study are the large sample size and long follow-up period that looked at repeated measures such as diet, lifestyle and health outcomes. It also provides clear support for dietary guidelines that recommend replacing dietary energy from saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats as well...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Curcumin: The Natural Alternative To Antibiotic Ointment
In this study of 12 different pain relievers, curcumin was the most effective. Aspirin and ibuprofen were the least.5 4. It helps form new skin cells to close the wound. In one study, wounds treated with curcumin closed completely within 11 days. Untreated wounds took over twice as long (23 days) to close.6 And a recent animal study found that curcumin boosts levels of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1. This growth factor helps stimulate the development of new small blood vessels. This in turn, helps build new skin tissue. Here’s What I Recommend… Here's what I recommend to help heal wounds an...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 23, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Curcumin: The Natural Alternative To Antibiotic Ointment
In this study of 12 different pain relievers, curcumin was the most effective. Aspirin and ibuprofen were the least.5 4. It helps form new skin cells to close the wound. In one study, wounds treated with curcumin closed completely within 11 days. Untreated wounds took over twice as long (23 days) to close.6 And a recent animal study found that curcumin boosts levels of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1. This growth factor helps stimulate the development of new small blood vessels. This in turn, helps build new skin tissue. Here’s What I Recommend… Here’s what I recommend to help heal wounds a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 23, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Oral Thrush - What Bumps on Your Tongue May Be Telling You
Stick your tongue out and look in the mirror. A healthy tongue should be pink and slightly red, and covered with tiny nodules. An appearance with a white coating or bumps on the tongue are a deviation from your tongue's normal appearance and may be cause for concern. A minor infection on the tongue isn't uncommon. Bumps may even appear after an injury from a bite or irritation to some foods, for example hot foods. A canker sore is another common cause of pain on or under the tongue. But if you have large bumps at the back of your tongue, and a coating of white on your tongue it may be a sign of Oral Thrush. Oral thrush...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The One Ingredient That's Worse Than Sugar
The One to Avoid Between Now and 2018 The ingredient: Partially hydrogenated oils, otherwise known as trans fats What you should know: These types of trans fats are so bad for you that in 2015 the Food and Drug Administration gave food manufacturers and restaurants three years to phase out PHOs. Why? They’re known to raise levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of the good ones (HDL). That increases your risk for cardiovascular disease. Lots of big chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and KFC have already gotten rid of them, as have many food companies, says Lisa Lefferts, MSPH, a senior scientist at...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news