Turmeric: Bali’s Anti-Cancer Tonic
I’m always happy to find things in my travels to bring back to you. Today I want to tell you about a miracle of nature called turmeric. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. You can read about it in-depth in my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. The roots of this exotic leafy plant contain curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.1,2,3 What Does Curcumin Do? Curcumin neutralizes free radicals… those nasty little chemicals that travel through your body and cause damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Which means curcumin effectivel...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Herbal Remedies Could Put Cancer Patients At Risk
BOSTON (CBS) — People often turn to herbal remedies for a variety of health conditions, but some can actually be harmful, especially if they’re undergoing cancer treatment. Herbs like turmeric, gingko biloba, black cumin and even some green teas can interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy or promote bleeding. It is important for patients to report to their healthcare providers any and all herbal therapies they may be taking, even if they don’t consider them medications. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cancer cancer patients Dr. Mallika Marshall Herbal Supplements Source Type: news

Researchers uncover risks of some herbal medicines for cancer patients
Nearly two-thirds of the herbal medicines used by cancer patients in the Middle East have potential negative effects, a new study indicates. Among the remedies found to pose risks are gingko biloba, green tea, turmeric and black cumin. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Best Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Deer Brand Cumin Powder 7 Ounce and Deer Brand Cumin Powder 14 Ounce
Best Foods Inc. 30 Saw Mill Pond Rd,. Edison, NJ is recalling its 7 ounce packages and 14 oz. packages of Deer brand Cumin Powder because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical Myth Busting
In my 25 years of practicing as an orthopaedic surgeon working with athletes and people with arthritis, I have learned that much of what we think we know turns out to be only part of the truth.. For that reason, research that challenges our common knowledge makes the art and science of medicine both intellectually stimulating and -- for me -- thrilling. Here are a few commonly held beliefs, often prescribed by some doctors, which I believe may do more harm than good. Myth 1: Antioxidants are good for you Many people seem to be obsessed with antioxidants. They want to eat antioxidant foods, have an anti-inflammatory diet ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season
As we head into fall, many Americans are getting the flu shot to prepare for the winter ahead. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 20 percent of the U.S. population will get the flu. Moreover, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates there are nearly one billion cases of the common cold each year in the U.S. Aside from washing our hands, what else can we do to boost our immune system? Let's explore some important and simple tips that can help you stay healthy during the winter season. Don't Overdo Vitamin C When you come down with the flu, most people think large doses of vi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Filling Fall Soup Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less
Autumn is here, and that means it's time for nubby sweaters and steaming bowls of soup. But while it takes a total of three seconds to throw on your favorite crewneck, cooking up Grandma's yummy stew recipe tends to be an hours-long ordeal. Still, that's no reason to miss out altogether. (Or worse, turn to the sodium-laden canned stuff.) When you're strapped for time, these simple, satisfying soups will totally hit the spot. More: The 5 Healthiest Fall Soups From Your Favorite Lunch Spots 1. Pesto Bean Soup Basic white bean soup is kinda boring. But when you add prepared pesto plus umami-packed ingredients like Parmesan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chef Anjula Devi says she is proof of the age-defying effects of food with spices
Chef Anjula Devi, 51, from west London, believes that the secret to her amazingly youthful looks lies in her traditional Indian diet filled with herbs and spices such as turmeric, coriander and cumin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philistines introduced sycamore, cumin and opium poppy into Israel during the Iron Age
A new study describes the bio-archaeological remains of the Philistine culture in Israel during the Iron Age (12th century to 7th century BCE). The results of this research indicate that the ca. 600 year presence of the Philistine culture had a major and long-term impact on local floral biodiversity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Philistines introduced sycamore, cumin and opium poppy into Israel during the Iron Age
(Bar-Ilan University) A new study published in Scientific Reports describes the bio-archaeological remains of the Philistine culture in Israel during the Iron Age (12th century to 7th century BCE). The results of this research indicate that the ca. 600 year presence of the Philistine culture had a major and long-term impact on local floral biodiversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 28, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lose weight with these ten super spices like black pepper and cumin
Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville tells FEMAIL which spices can help speed up the metabolic rate, suppress appetite and even stop fat cells from reappearing after shifting excess pounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONSUMER ALERT: Undeclared Peanuts in "Cumin Powder"
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared peanuts in Crown Food International "Cummin Powder," packaged and distributed by Crown Food International LLC, located at 45-30 38th St, Long Island City, NY 11101. People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 11, 2015 Category: Food Science 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

Spice Up Nutrition Month With the Peruvian Superfoods Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, making for the perfect moment to check in with your eating. Believe it or not, there are still new discoveries in the world of nutrition -- it's an exciting time to explore healthy and delicious foods you might not already know. That's why I'm using this opportunity to introduce the Peruvian Superfoods diet. Peruvian superfoods, direct from the Andes and the Amazon, promise multiple health benefits with a Latin American flair. Fortunately, these once-obscure products are now available in mainstream American supermarkets. The Peruvian diet has an extraordinary number of superfoods, enough...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news