Is Your Child an Orchid, a Tulip or a Dandelion?
Highly sensitive children, like orchids, thrive in the right environment, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Schiffman Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Country diary: this first wild rose will not be pigeon-holed
Crook, County Durham: Today ’s sweet briar could be the mongrel offspring of a dog rose – they hybridise so easilySpring, so eagerly anticipated, so riotous, has sashayed into summer. All that remains of crab apple, hawthorn and rowan blossom lies as petal confetti on the pavement. The blackcap in the copse I walk past daily is subdued, its melodious courtship tempered now by the caution of a parent with a brood to protect. Dandelion clocks alongside footpaths have blown away, replaced by frothy cow parsley.For meteorologists, summer begins on 1 June. Astronomically, summer solstice, 20 June, is the magical dat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Phil Gates Tags: Wild flowers Summer Genetics Environment Plants Biology Science Source Type: news

'Bee' thankful for the evolution of pollen
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Over 80% of the world's flowering plants must reproduce in order to produce new flowers, according to the US Forest Service. This process involves the transfer of pollen between plants by wind, water or insects called pollinators -- including bumblebees. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri discovered spiny pollen -- from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains -- has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Country diary: the thrush casts its promise of magic into the day
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: The bird ’s song is sharp and yellow as celandines, soft and blue as violets“The sun never sets on the empire of the dandelion,” saidAlfred Crosby, the historian of science and technology, talking about the biological expansion of Europe and the “portmanteau” of plants and animals carried by colonists to establish in new worlds.The vibrant solar voice of the dandelion speaks for the global flow of species but some remain particular and personal. There is a voice inside my head and it ’s not mine. The voice belongs to a song thrush. He began singing at the waxing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Birds Animal behaviour Animals Wildlife Environment Biology Science Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)
Title: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What to Do If You ’ re Feeling Anxious Right Now
You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been bothering you. You need to talk to your boss. Or you’re about to do something else that’s making you nervous. Either way, whatever the activity, task, or situation, the anxiety feels like it’s coursing through your veins. It feels big and overpowering and dramatic. And all you want is for it to go away. Understandably. Because anxiety is very uncomfortable. And who likes to feel uncomfortable? Accordin...
Source: Psych Central - June 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Career Disorders General Self-Help Stress Work Issues Achievement Anticipatory Anxiety anxiety tips Cbt Courage Managing Stress navigating anxiety self-compassion Stress Relief Source Type: news

Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids
Some kids seem resilient from the start — readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyce says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive.(Image credit: Michael H/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

The Orchid and the Dandelion by W Thomas Boyce review – which are you?
This study by a paediatric health expert considers why children with the greatest potential are also the ones most likely to falterSome people seem to have terrible childhoods and yet manage to thrive despite them. Others grow up in loving homes but suffer from mental and physical health difficulties, even if their siblings do not. Why?Research shows that about 15 to 20 % of children experience well over half of the recorded psychological illnesses. The remaining 75 to 80 % are comparatively healthy. This pattern continues into adulthood, and appears to be true for children around the world.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Phillippa Perry Tags: Science and nature books Society books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 health benefits of dandelion
While most people consider dandelions to be pesky weeds in the garden, they also offer a variety of health benefits. Learn about the uses and possible side effects of dandelion here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Chicory can protect the liver from drug-induced damage
(Natural News) Liver diseases — including cirrhosis — is a leading cause of death and disability today. One way to protect your liver naturally is to take chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), a flowering plant that belongs to the dandelion family, which has been found to possess hepatoprotective properties. In a study published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dandelion root detoxifies your liver and fights cancer
(Natural News) The liver is the single biggest organ in the body and is responsible for over 500 vitally important functions. Officially part of the digestive system, this amazing organ synthesizes protein, produces chemicals to help digest food and, perhaps most importantly, is an essential part of the body’s detoxification process. Although the liver is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dandelion tea benefits
Dandelion tea offers potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving cholesterol levels, and fighting flu. Most of the research is in vitro or uses animals, so more studies are necessary to confirm its effectiveness in humans. Learn more about the possible health benefits of dandelion tea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

This often overlooked weed grows EVERYWHERE and has many amazing uses
(Natural News) It was only in the twentieth century that the dandelion was classified as a weed. Before we became obsessed with the appearance of our lawns, these golden blossoms were part of folk medicine and loved for their various health benefits. In fact, some gardeners used to weed out grass to make room for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not so common after all: Extracts from the dandelion can protect your blood vessels
(Natural News) It’s a good thing the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is such a common herb – or weed, for those who own ornamental gardens. A Korean study reported that extracts from the traditional medicinal herb can protect blood vessels from the inflammation caused by atherosclerosis. Inflammation is considered to be a significant contributor to different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of a compound found in dandelions
(Natural News) That cluster of common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) growing in your yard is no ordinary weed. It contains a natural anti-inflammatory compound that could alleviate acute and chronic inflammation without the drawbacks associated with conventional drugs. Inflammation is the first and natural response of the human body to irritation or infection. It kick-starts the healing process and eliminates pathogens.  However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny paragliding beetle that lived with dinosaurs discovered in amber, named 'Jason'
(Field Museum) Scientists discovered a new species of beetle preserved in amber. The tiny beetle, which lived alongside dinosaurs, had fringe on its wings that let it float on the air like a dandelion seed, and its scientific name is 'Jason.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain
I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat.   A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The two groups ate exactly the same diet. After 19 days, the rats exposed to the air pollution were 18% fatter. Their LDL levels were 50% higher and their triglycerides were 46% higher. This indicates high levels of fat in their blood. To make matters worse, their lungs were 25% heavier...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

Here's what dandelion roots can do for you: Digestion, blood flow, eyesight and more
(Natural News) If you’ve been pulling up and tossing aside dandelions, stop. You’re basically throwing away one of nature’s greatest gifts to human health. This humble plant has rightfully earned its place in traditional Chinese and Arabic medicine thanks to its ability to stimulate and cleanse the body. And according to Juicing-For-Health.com, dandelion roots can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for plant-based contraceptive, study claims
Conclusion This laboratory study aimed to investigate a variety of steroid hormones and plant compounds to look at their effect on sperm activation and ability to fertilise an egg. The researchers confirmed that the hormone progesterone present in the female reproductive tract seems to be needed to activate sperm and make them able to fertilise an egg. The also found that two plant compounds, pristimerin and lupeol, were able to block the sites on the sperm that are activated by progesterone. This means these two compounds could have a potential contraceptive action. But it's far too early to say whether new contraceptiv...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

New use for a pesky weed
Dandelions are much-maligned weeds, with a paratrooper-like seed dispersal system that makes them difficult to eradicate. However, new research finds a great benefit in an unlikely place for the pesky dandelion: each of its tiny seeds can be used as a perfect pipette in the laboratory setting. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination
A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The gap between each eye hair is approximately the same size as a grain of dandelion pollen, which is typically collected by bees. This keeps the pollen suspended above the eye and allows the forelegs to comb through and collect the particles. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination
(Georgia Institute of Technology) A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The gap between each eye hair is approximately the same size as a grain of dandelion pollen, which is typically collected by bees. This keeps the pollen suspended above the eye and allows the forelegs to comb through and collect the particles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lipstick Under A Microscope Is Insanely Gorgeous, One Science Teacher Discovers
For Allure, by Macaela Mackenzie. It’s not often the the science behind beauty products is revealed. Enter The Scientific Mom, who put her lipstick under a microscope to take an in-depth look at what was really going on. We talk all day long about the beauty benefits of innovations in the lab—from reformulated shampoos for your scalp, to Technicolor blonde techniques, to new school face-lifts, and facial oils that spent five years in the lab before hitting shelves—but rarely do we get to see it in action. Amy Oyler, a science teacher in Arizona and the blogger behind The Scientific Mom, put some of her f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dandelion root, a cancer cell killer, has a long history as medicine
(NaturalNews) The roots, leaves and flowers of the dandelion plant are a potent and healthy herbal medicine, although folks might think those yellow dots popping up in their landscape are just nuisance weeds. Not so, as reported by Reset.me, who emphasizes that the botanical name for dandelion – Taraxacum officinal – aptly describes its medicinal potential. Taraxacum translates into an “inflammation curative.” Officinal means that the lowly dandelion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding Solid Ground
John's father had built their home when John was a boy. It was perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the sea and John wanted to stay there as long as possible. But over the years, the ocean had worn away the shore and compromised the integrity of the foundation. No amount of repair could hide the fact that John would have to live elsewhere. He faced a heartbreaking but essential turning point in his life. He had to find more solid ground. In the geography of a life, there are times when what once was solid starts to shift, because life as we know it has evolved and changed in some deep way that no longer supports ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging
This study contributes to a line of evidence which suggests that particular nutrients may be important for slowing specific aspects of aging in the brain,” Zamroziewicz said. “This work helps us understand how certain components of a healthy diet may improve specific aspects of brain health.” While it’s too early to make specific dietary recommendations based on these findings, it can’t hurt to boost your brain power with these delicious kale recipes.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calgary woman charged in son's death called herself a failure, trial hears
Tamara Lovett — who is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life after treating her son's fatal meningitis and strep infection with dandelion tea and oil of oregano — sobbed as she told police she was a failure, a Calgary courtroom heard Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Mother treated boy's meningitis with dandelion tea before he died, court hears
A Calgary boy who died in 2013 lived in "squalor" in a "dark and dirty apartment" with his mother, who is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life after treating his meningitis and strep infection with dandelion tea and oil of oregano. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

This Guy Makes His Meals From Plants Found In Public Parks
When “Wildman” Steve Brill hankers for a fresh meal, he doesn’t go to Whole Foods. Instead, he heads to one of New York City’s public parks and picks a feast of edible plants straight from the ground. Brill, 67, has led foraging tours in and around the Big Apple for over 30 years, showing students, tourists and dirt-shy locals how to collect wild edibles that grow in the green spaces dotting the city’s concrete grid.  Foraging allows Brill, a passionate chef, to whip up healthy meals without buying as much from supermarkets as the average person would. I joined him on one of his tour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

In the Raw: To Cook or Not to Cook?
Imagine never again savoring the smell of baking cakes or charbroiled steak. Could you? Why would you? Yet some people worldwide are turning away not only from meat and processed food, but also from cooking. Welcome to the raw food diet. As the Standard American Diet becomes more fat-laden, sugar-sated, and processed, the prevalence of metabolic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are soaring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity now affects nearly 35 percent of the population of the United States, over 29 million people have been diagnosed with t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dandelions could be a sustainable source of rubber
( American Chemical Society ) While most farmers are actively trying to kill weeds, researchers in Ohio are trying to grow them -- fast. Taraxacum kok-saghyz, a special variety of dandelion from Kazakhstan -- nicknamed 'Buckeye Gold' by the researchers studying it -- may be the answer to sustainable and US-based rubber-making. An article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, examines the plants' potential for revolutionizing the rubber industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Letting Go Of Love With Love
The step-by-step, and very abbreviated, metaphysical guide to breaking up and moving on Letting go is not so easy to do. When we have made a heart connection with someone it can be difficult to release that heart string. And, from a metaphysical perspective, it really is a kind of string - an etheric string, a connection from heart to heart, that is vibrationally measurable. That's why it takes so long to get over a past romance, and why we can't just pick up and move on. That love string is still attached! We call this getting our heart broken. But really it is not knowing how to loosen our heart string from theirs....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Alternative Treatments For Kidney Problems
There’s something you should know about chronic kidney disease. Most doctors will tell you there is no alternative treatments for kidney problems besides costly dialysis or a transplant to deal with impaired renal function. What Is Kidney Failure? Kidney dialysis is a treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt and excess from your blood. But there is another option. It’s called stem cell biotherapy, and it offers new hope to those with this life-threatening disease. You may think your kidneys are just fine and you have nothing to worry about. But consider this… What Causes Kidn...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

The great detox delusion: The best way to cleanse your body is FREE
From milk thistle to dandelion supplements, Dr Nick Fuller, an expert in metabolic disorders from the University of Sydney, looks into claims they can 'cleanse' the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dandelion root extract found to kill leukemia cells, prostate cancer cells and chemo-resistant melanoma
(NaturalNews) They might not be welcome in your yard, but it turns out that dandelions have tremendous potential when it comes to helping people who are suffering from cancer.Chemo-resistant melanoma is now the most common type of cancer affecting Americans aged 25 to 29. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dandelion root far more effective in fighting cancer cells than chemotherapy
(NaturalNews) A so-called "weed" growing right in your front and back yards could hold the key to being the most effective cancer-fighting compound in the world.Previous research, as well as recent research from the University of Windsor in Canada, has found that dandelion root... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21-Day Challenge
My husband, daughter, and I are embarking on a 21-Day Challenge to eat cleanly. My daughter has tried it before -- for my husband and me, this is all new, but we consented to give it a try, all in the name of family harmony. Given my recent podcast with Michael Farrington on nutrition for junior tennis players, I thought I would expand on that theme and share some recipes and menu ideas that you can adapt to suit your family's needs. At the beginning of January, Emma returned to Atlanta for a 3-month stint, testing the local acting waters. She has been living in the Los Angeles area since leaving for college back in 2007....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Way Meditation Made This CEO A Better Boss
Tom Werner can rarely clear his schedule. Instead, he clears his mind. “When you’re the CEO, you’re always thinking about the next thing,” the chief executive of solar energy titan SunPower said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “I have an interview for X time, then I’m going to that meeting, then I have that dinner tonight, and then tomorrow I’ve got…” He said just 10 minutes of mindful meditation every night helps him stay present and subdue distracting thoughts or emotions that prevent him from paying attention during each of his obligations in a given...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science
This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any advantage in it or that tests actually worked. Now, as the legalization movement gains momentum, tests to screen for marijuana use seem outrageous, but they remain relatively common. Plenty of businesses still require a piss test and plenty of would-be employees still struggle to pass. There are cleanses and adulterants that promise...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A DIY Holiday Garland That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"
How one woman turned a life-changing event into an opportunity to thrive. As told to Kristin Canning By Kristin Canning, SELF (Photo: Courtesy of Merideth Gilmor) I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. I run my own pro-athlete public relations firm, so I have to stay on pace with the likes of Maria Sharapova, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. I was under stress, sure, but I was happy, enjoying my crazy, packed days. It happened about a year ago. One of my best friends was getting married in the Berkshire Mountains, so I flew from Charlotte, North Carolina, where I'd bee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pros of Prebiotics
By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area of study regarding the digestive system concerns prebiotics, which are non-digestible fibers found in certain foods. These carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, provide a food source for the beneficial gut flora (probiotics such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli) and help promote their growth in the colon. To be classified as a prebiotic, the fibers such as oligofructose or inulin must demonstrate that they are fermented by gastrointestinal microflora, they stimulate the growt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple Power For Your Brain
During one of my trips to Brazil a few years ago, I went in search of new healing herbs I could use at my wellness center. That’s when I discovered açaí berries. Now everyone’s talking about these berries. And they really are one of the richest sources in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and E, minerals and omega-3s. In fact, I ended up including powdered açaí berries in one of my supplements. Back then, they were pretty much a novelty outside of South America, but now I even see frozen açaí berry smoothie packs when I’m in the grocery store. An...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Acai berry anthocyanin extract brain-derived neurotrophic Parkinson’s disease Source Type: news

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer
By Dan Buettner For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, Calif., home of the highest concentration of Seventh-day Adventists in the U.S. Remarkably, we've learned that folks in all these places share similar rituals and practices surrounding food. (Hint: They don't count calories, take vitamins or weigh protein grams!) After analyzing more than 150 dietary studies c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower
By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employment Model for People with Autism
Dandelion program means working with private and not-for-profit sector to provide skilled employment opportunities for people with autism (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 11, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Australia Source Type: news

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea
Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed with a wide variety of herbs and spices -- going herbal will add new flavor to your life. You can reap benefits for both your mind and your body by engaging in the centuries-old tradition of tea drinking. Since the world of herbal tea is so vast, we’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to put together an A-to-Z...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Real Healthy Juice
Since I wrote to you about my daily ortho-nutritional smoothie, many people have written to me asking me about juicing and fruit juice. They still wonder if they can get healthy juice from a carton. After all, the giant food manufacturers are constantly coming up with new “tropical,” “vegetable blend” and “fruit” juices. And they all claim to be “healthy” for you. You can drink health-enhancing juice, but you can’t get it from a carton. And it’s not fruit juice. The problem with fruit juice is it’s too high on the glycemic index, those juices tend to be past...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 18, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition nutrients Source Type: news