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After attacking coconut oil as "dangerous" and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack
(Natural News) In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Dr Rosemary Stanton reveals the truth about coconut oil
Dr Rosemary Stanton, a leading nutritionist based at the University of New South Wales, debunks the myths. No study has found coconut oil helps weight loss, she says in a piece for The Conversation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Teeth whitening: Why trendy toothpastes could damage teeth
DENTIST Dr Nigel Carter asks whether natural ingredients such as charcoal and coconut oil can really protect against decay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediabetes drug increases risk of diabetes!
Raise your hand if your doctor has ordered a blood test to check your glucose. Most do, whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar is 125 mgm/dL or above you are considered a diabetic. But if your number comes in between 108 and 125 they’ll say you have “prediabetes.”  That’s a condition where your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to put glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells are slow to take up glucose. It builds up in your blood.  Over a lifetime, 70-75% of people ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Fried foods? Use THIS oil.
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news

These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news

Four simple steps to a lean body
If I told you to eat what you love and cut back on your workouts if you want to lose weight, you might tell me I’m crazy. Diet and fitness “experts” certainly would. But their terrible advice about fitness and nutrition has led to the current obesity epidemic. Nearly 40% of Americans are now obese and nearly 70% are overweight. And the problem is only getting worse. A new study in the prestigious JAMA medical journal reports that more people are giving up on trying to lose weight.1 Researchers asked 27,350 overweight and obese adults whether they had tried to lose weight in the past 12 months. Since 198...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Curcumin
I've met a lot of people in my travels over the past few decades. I don't remember all of the names and faces, but there are some that I'll remember for the rest of my life… One is an older woman I met while I was studying Ayurvedic medicine in India in the 1990s. I assumed by her appearance that she was in her late 70s. She was active and engaging. I remember thinking she looked great for her age. And then she dropped the bomb… She told me she was 109! I thought she was pulling my leg at first. But when she introduced me to her 75-year-old granddaughter, I knew she wasn't kidding. When I ask...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry skin: Seven home remedies
There are a range of home remedies for dry skin available, including coconut oil and honey. Which ones are effective? We look at the evidence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

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