From at-home orthodontics to coconut-flavoured floss: Meet the startups disrupting the dental industry
A host of companies are disrupting the dental industry with everything from at-home orthodontic impressions to coconut-flavoured dental floss in Instagram-worthy packaging to a $290 toothbrush alternative that promises to clean your teeth in six seconds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

WATCH: How to use fats and oils for healthy hair, skin
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe explains the key skincare ingredients to look out for and how household items like olive and coconut oil improve your skin and hair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Natural antidepressant: Coconut husk fiber shows potential as a mood enhancer
(Natural News) The coconut isn’t just a delicious fruit — it’s also a versatile and nutritious one, at that. One of its health benefits, in particular, is its natural anti-depressant properties found in its husk. A study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines has suggested that the extract of coconut husk fiber can be used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil
Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Learn about the possible benefits oil pulling with coconut oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of coconut milk
Coconut milk is made from the flesh of coconuts. It may support weight loss, heart health, and the immune system. Here, we discuss the benefits and nutritional contents of coconut milk, and some other factors to consider. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet 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

8 natural remedies that can cure preventable diseases in the U.S.
(Natural News) Did you know that a lot of diseases plaguing Americans right now — such as the common cold, diarrhea, and halitosis (bad breath) — can be prevented with natural and effective home remedies? For example, coconut oil, a natural alternative to mouthwash, can improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath. Coconut oil can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile
(Natural News) Coconut is known in some cultures as the “tree of life,” and it’s hard to argue against it. People have found a use for every part of the coconut tree, from the leaves down to its roots. It can be processed into many forms, from food and medicine to fuel, timber, and even oil.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Coconut oil - perfect, poison or somewhere in between?
If you search for information about coconut oil online, you'll see it's one of the best things you can put in your body. Or one of the worst. "Some people say it's the best thing since sliced bread. Other people say it's poison," says?Dr. Donald Hensrud, a nutrition expert and author of The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Coconut oil is a SUPERFOOD: Studies show it can offer unique benefits to your brain
(Natural News) Coconut oil has been the subject of a lot of conflicting information recently. On one hand, you have various bloggers outlining its benefits, and on the other, you have a few very vocal individuals with their own motivations denouncing it. There’s one easy way to clear this up: Take a look at what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn whose skin erupted in ACNE now has a clear complexion thanks to a £7.99 coconut oil
Henry Holdsworth was just three weeks old when his stay-at-home mother Alex, 31, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, noticed red blemishes springing up on his cheeks. These then spread all over his body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caprylic acid, a nutrient found in coconut oil, kills persistent Candida biofilms
(Natural News) Caprylic acid, a natural compound found in abundance in coconut oil, has been observed to penetrate and eradicate persistent Candida biofilms. A recent peer-reviewed study published in Frontiers of Microbiology concluded that a combination of caprylic acid and pectic acid (a water-soluble fiber found in most fruits and vegetables) completely eliminated pathogenic biofilms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil is a versatile and natural antioxidant that can be used in food preservation
(Natural News) Another study has proven that coconut oil is indeed healthy. In a study published in the journal Food Science and Technology, coconut oil cake was found to be a versatile and natural antioxidant that can be used in preserving food. There have been no studies as of yet that looked into the utilization... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mednax buys Miami medical practice with 33 physicians
Mednax has acquired South Date Neonatology, one of the largest neonatology practices in Miami. The Sunrise-based company (NYSE: MD) didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but said it paid cash. It said South Dade Neonatology has 33 physicians, 17 neonatal nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, 21 newborn hearing screen techs and six administrative staff. With locations in Kendall and Coconut Grove, the medical practice serves nine hospitals in four counties, including Baptist Hospital,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for eczema
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. In this article, we look at how to use coconut oil for eczema, other benefits, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut sugar nutrition
Producers make coconut sugar from coconut palms. Some people may think of it as a more healthful sugar than other kinds, but there is much to consider before a person adds it to their diet as an alternative to sweeteners. Coconut sugar contains both glucose and fructose. Find out the science behind coconut sugar here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Consume more coconut water vinegar for better liver health
(Natural News) Coconut water vinegar, the fermented end product of coconut water, has been commonly consumed to treat diseases, such as liver disorders and inflammation. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that coconut water vinegar could potentially treat liver damage caused by paracetamol, the most commonly used pain relief drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The therapeutic benefits of coconut water vinegar in treating liver damage
(Natural News) Vinegar made from coconut water has been commonly consumed in some cultures to treat diseases, such as liver disorders and inflammation. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, coconut water vinegar was found to help treat liver damage induced by acetaminophen. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Vietnam... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cardiologist slams professor who claimed coconut oil is POISON
EXCLUSIVE:In a scathing video, Dr Aseem Malhotra, a former cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, called on Professor Karin Michels to apologise for her 'entirely false' claim and to retract it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard quack spreads fear about coconut oil, claims it's "pure poison" and recommends eating LARD instead
(Natural News) When it comes to the question of what’s healthy and what isn’t, the medical community seems completely unable to make up its collective mind. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to the issue of healthy fats. A hundred years ago, people happily spread their sandwiches with delicious, farm-fresh butter. Then the whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Left-wing media declares WAR on human health: Coconut oil, vitamin D and nutrition under extreme attack
(Natural News) The left-wing media hasn’t merely declared war on reason and liberty; they’re now waging a coordinated, full-on attack on human health. Two recent attacks highlight the nefarious agenda in the anti-human media: The attacks on coconut oil, one of the cleanest, healthiest plant-based dietary fat source on the planet. Attacks on vitamin D,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: You'd be coconuts not to go low carb
Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, claimed a Harvard professor last week. This must have come as a shock to hundreds of millions of people in India and Malaysia who've used it in cooking for decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'
In the aftermath of a scathing speech from a Harvard professor that slammed it as one of the "worst" foods to eat, Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses how healthy coconut oil actually is. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

After NYT declares war on Vitamin D, nutritionally illiterate Harvard professor claims coconut oil is "pure poison"
(Natural News) Natural and safe ways to boost health are increasingly coming under attack by those who feel threatened by their potential to eat away at Big Pharma profits. We recently saw the New York Times attacking a vitamin D proponent and using the opportunity to cast doubt on its many scientifically proven benefits, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about coconut oil after a Harvard professor called it 'pure poison'
Coconut oil has become hugely popular for cooking and as a dietary supplement. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Coconut oil has "undeserved health halo," dietitian says
A controversial lecture on nutrition calls into question the health claims for coconot oil. A Harvard adjunct professor called the oil "pure poison." Coconut oil's superfood status was challenged last year when the American Heart Association recommended limited use of the saturated fat. Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the oil, like butter and lard, can raise your levels of bad cholesterol. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a Harvard professor is calling coconut oil "pure poison"
A lecture from a Harvard professor blasting the popular food product ​ has gone viral (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim
Cyanide is a poison. Rattlesnake venom is a poison. Certain household products can be a poison. But coconut oil? One professor seems to think so, colliding head-on with consumers who believe it's good for them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil: Good or bad? Harvard professor issues stark warning over popular food
COCONUT oil - is it good or bad? It ’s seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, with many people dubbing it a “healthier choice”. But a Harvard professor has now slammed these claims describing it “pure poison”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor
It is feted as a healthy choice but the oil, which is high in saturated fat, is ‘one of the worst things you can eat’ says expertFor certain health food shops and wellbeing sites it is the panacea that helps everything from bad hair and mental grogginess to obesity and haemorrhoids. But the carefully-crafted image of coconut oil as a cure for many ills has been roundly rejected by a Harvard professor.Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan school of public health, poured scorn on the superfood movement and singled out the fad for coconut oil in particular, calling the substance “one of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Food Life and style Vegan food and drink Science Health Source Type: news

Harvard medical professor says 'coconut oil is poison'
Dr Karin Michels, who also heads up the tumor research center at the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute talk in German last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for You?
A Harvard professor called coconut oil “ pure poison. ” Not everyone takes such a harsh stand. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Coconuts Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Going nuts about coconuts: Activated charcoal from coconut shells is one of the best ways to detox
(Natural News) “The world is a dangerous place to live in,” starts a famous quote. Of course, it’s not just the concept of evil that makes it a perilous ordeal: The staggering amount of toxins that a person is exposed to every day is enough to make anyone wonder if there’s a way out. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Beautiful hair, naturally: Coconut oil is Mother Nature's deep conditioner
(Natural News) If you have dry and damaged hair, chances are you’ve already tried various hair care products to get that lustrous shine back on your locks. But instead of buying products that contain harmful chemicals, consider using coconut oil, a natural deep conditioner. Coconut oil for lustrous hair Coconut oil is easy to rinse out and it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

150,000 Containers of Almond Milk Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain Actual Milk
Almonds don’t lactate, in the famous words of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — but, at least right now, your almond milk may contain dairy anyway. Hood has voluntarily recalled almost 150,000 half-gallon containers of refrigerated Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk for fear that they may contain actual milk, the FDA announced Thursday. The beverages have been recalled since they could pose a risk to consumers with serious dairy allergies or sensitivities. “The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity,” according to an announcement from Hood. &...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Tropical forest seeds use three strategies to survive
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) From tiny banana seeds to giant coconuts, it's tough for seeds to survive in tropical soils where they are under constant attack by fungi, bacteria, insects and animals. By understanding how seeds defend themselves, tropical biologists contribute to reforestation, crop management and sustainable agriculture in the tropics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: 3 heart-healthy diet myths
Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-healthy diet myths? Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. The food you eat can play a major role in your risk of developing heart disease. But three popular nutrition myths could steer you down the wrong path. Learn about the role of coconut [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health
Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, and others, like avocado or coconut oil, are less familiar. Which oil is right for you? That depends largely on the type of cooking you’re doing. An oil’s smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking, is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. If ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The benefits of MCT oil
(Natural News) You may have heard of the many benefits of coconut oil, especially to your skin. But what you may not know is that coconut oil also has potent antibacterial properties, thanks to its medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) content. Clostridium difficile is a hardy bacteria known to survive even the onslaught of antibiotics. However, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil prolongs life in peroxisomal disorders
(University of Bonn) 'Lorenzo's Oil' was to help a seriously ill boy suffering from a peroxisomal disorder (adrenoleukodystrophy/ALD). The true story was turned into a film which made the rare disease well known. Scientists from the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the German Cancer Research Center investigated such peroxisomal diseases on fruit flies. They were able to prove that a coconut oil diet significantly increases the vitality and lifespan of the flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Flourless Orange Cake
I adore baking with whole fruits. Citrus fruits in particular, such as oranges, impart rich aromatics that are very refreshing on the palate. This flourless orange cake is simple to make and scented with whole sweet oranges, vanilla, almonds and honey to create a truly irresistible gluten-free treat that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s also extremely moist, so it’ll keep in the fridge for at least a week, and in my opinion, become even more delicious as the flavors deepen over time I love to serve this cake with a dollop of thick natural yogurt or crème fraîche, but it’s also just as d...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food 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

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is coconut oil a laxative?
Coconut oil has many different uses. Nutritionally, it is considered healthful in moderate amounts, so may be worth a try to relieve constipation. However, any evidence that coconut oil works for constipation is anecdotal. Learn more about coconut oil for constipation and some other lifestyle changes that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news