Diabetes diet: Eat flaxseeds to control blood sugar and reduce heart disease risk
Flaxseeds reduce blood sugar and also help lower the risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease and strokes, making them a very important food for diabetics, both type 1 and type 2. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why everyone could use a bit more flax in their diet
(Natural News) Flax is a humble but powerful seed as shown through it’s relatively modest status in the health world, even though it has been heralded as a key component in the Budwig Diet and many other life-saving protocols. It’s a tough job to stand up to the new kids on the block like hemp seed, but flax... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Delicious and Gluten-Free Banana Bread
There is something magical and comforting about banana bread served lightly warm or toasted alongside your favorite latte. What I love about this recipe is its simplicity and the use of delicious ingredients that are good for you. On my website, I always discuss using high-quality ingredients in your meals. Cooking to me is about quality foods that are lovingly prepared in order to nourish your body. You’ll find my version of banana bread is a nice change from your typical store-bought and café-style banana breads that are generally high in refined white flour, sugar and unhealthy fats. I love using extra virg...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime meals Recipes Source Type: news

Healthy Ways to Cope with PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a tremendous impact on a person’s life. The symptoms affect relationships, moods, and the ability to live a normal and effective life. When not dealt with properly, PTSD symptoms can lead to unhealthy ways of coping, such as drug or alcohol use. But when direct action is taken to improve things, a trauma survivor can put themselves in a position of power. And they can make healthy decisions to manage PTSD and improve their quality of life. Recovery Is a Process Knowing and understanding that recovery is a time-consuming process will help you feel more in control. It takes tim...
Source: Psych Central - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darren DeYoung Tags: Addictions Medications PTSD Self-Help Trauma Treatment anhedonia Coping Skills Personal Growth Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Quality Of Life Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Steel-Cut Oats and Chai Porridge
The cold weather inspires me to nourish myself with warm foods and there’s no better warm, comfort food than porridge. I love the creamy and chewy texture of steel-cut oats, slowly simmered with warming aromatics such as vanilla bean, cinnamon and ginger. You can also add other spices or fruits such as smashed banana or diced apple. When serving this porridge, it’s important to have an extra pot of steaming hot milk on the side, ready to pour over. I think serving with hot milk is probably the most important rule in porridge making as it allows all the flavours to come together in perfect balance. You can serv...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Source Type: news

Fish-Based Omega-3s Better Than Plant-Based For Prevention Of Breast Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, but does the source of those good fats matter? Researchers at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada say, “Yes.” They looked at mice predisposed to develop an aggressive type of breast cancer and found that a diet rich in fish-based omega-3 fatty acids was eight times more effective at preventing breast tumor growth than a diet rich in plant-based omega-3s. Plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are found in soy, canola oil, walnuts, and flaxseed. Fish-based omega-3s are found in salmon, tuna, trout and oth...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Choose Omega-3s from fish over flax for cancer prevention, study finds
(University of Guelph) Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

'High-status' portrait of bearded woman bought by Wellcome Collection
Science and medical foundation identifies condition as rare congenital endocrine condition known as Ambras SyndromeOn 15 September 1657 the diarist John Evelyn had a conversation with an intelligent, cultured German woman, dressed in the height of fashion, who played beautifully to him on the harpsichord. She also had “a most prolix beard,& mustachios, with long locks of haire growing on the very middle of her nose, exactly like an Island Dog. ”TheWellcome Collection in Londonhas acquired a remarkable portrait painted a few years before their meeting, which shows Barbara van Beck exactly as Evelyn described...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Art Science Art and design Wellcome Collection Culture UK news Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

EU, China: Fibre crops for a bio-based future
Flax, hemp, kenaf... Fibre crops are used to make objects as varied as clothes, particle board and cosmetics. Research collaboration between Europe and China could help to make them even more attractive as a source of bio-based materials for industrial products. An EU-funded project has mapped out a path. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

The Facts on Flax
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Though tiny in size, flax packs a big nutritional punch. These sesame-seed lookalikes are considered a functional food -- a food that goes beyond basic nutrients to provide health benefits and/or reduce the risk of chronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Healthy reasons to add flax seed to your diet
(Natural News) Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops that humans have cultivated. It was initially grown in the U.S. by colonists for use in textile production. Years of research have shown that flaxseed and its byproducts contain high levels of essential vitamins and minerals, making the crop a staple superfood in various diet schemes. An... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Flaxseed ? a nutritional powerhouse
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard that adding flaxseed to my diet could improve my health, but I know nothing about it. What's the best way to take it? ANSWER: Flaxseed?is a nutritional powerhouse. Its health benefits come from the fact that it's high in fiber and is a rich source of a plant-based type [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

These Centuries-Old Flax Baby Beds Are Helping To Prevent Infant Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Centuries-Old Flax Baby Beds Are Helping To Prevent Infant Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Apple cinnamon muffins
These hearty apple cinnamon muffins are made with milled oats, Greek yogurt and flaxseed. They?re the perfect for a make-ahead breakfast. You could even buy whole oats and flaxseeds and mill them at home in a food processor. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the Changes to USP 661
By Stephen Doherty and Amtul Qamar Confused about the revisions to USP ?  We can help.  In May 2016, the revision of USP General Chapter with the new title “Plastic Packaging Systems and Their Material of Construction” took effect.  The revision represents a major change in the testing strategies related to plastic container systems.  The testing strategy has adapted to move from generic testing strategy to a more targeted testing strategy based on materials of construction and product use.  The chapter has also been separated into different components.  Plastic Materials of Constr...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Toxikon Source Type: news

No, Your Eyeballs Aren't Broken -- There's A Portrait On That Grassy Hilltop
In the realest sense, no art is permanent. Sculptures rust, paintings fade, drawings become speckled with the passage of time. But when your artwork is so impermanent it will be washed away come the next rainfall, you really have to hustle. French artist Guillaume Legros paints on grass. This means that, when the rain comes down, not only must his process come to an end, but the whole masterpiece goes with it. His way of creating art is truly a practice in impermanence, in producing beauty and letting it go. It’s all very zen. “The fact that it is short-lived reflects the idea that all is impermanent, nothing i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UBC research aims to help Canadian flax farmers
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A UBC professor's flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender.In a recent study, UBC researcher Michael Deyholos identified the genes responsible for the bane of many Canadian flax farmers' existence; the fibers in the plant's stem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 10, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Osteoarthritis
Dear JJ: I'm a 67-year-old woman who recently got diagnosed with osteoarthritis. My doctor warned me as an older woman, I'm more susceptible to this problem along with fractures and other problems it presents. I don't want to go on prescription drugs, and I know you're big on natural remedies. Can you help me out here? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, and sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis. A little background: Bones intersect to form a joint. Those bones need a buffer to prevent painful friction. Cartilage--a tough, flexible connective tissue ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Optimal Bone Health
Dear JJ: My doctor warned me I'm in the beginning stages of bone loss and that I need to be taking preventative measures now. My mom and grandma had osteoporosis. What steps can I take right now to reduce its impact? Decreased bone mineral density and altered bone protein are among the early warning signs of osteoporosis, the most common bone disease. While it affects everyone, older women become more susceptible than men to osteoporosis. Researchers estimate 35 percent of postmenopausal Caucasian women have hip, spine, or distal forearm osteoporosis. Regardless of gender, your risk increases with age because bones be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berries, flaxseeds and nuts make up some of the 'Daily Dozen' you should be having
Just some of the 'Daily Dozen' you should be eating every day include cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprouts (file photo) - but they should be supplemented with exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 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

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
Health Matters America of Cheektowaga, NY, is recalling specific lots of Organic traditions SPROUTED FLAX SEED POWDER and Organic traditions SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 20, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Superfood Cookie Dough Bites Sound Too Good To Be True, But They're Not
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The Healthiest People Are Eating For Breakfast
It takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It takes a balanced and hearty breakfast packed with protein, greens and fresh fruit to jumpstart your day on the right foot. As the New Year kicks off -- along with all your resolutions -- there’s no better time to get inspired by new breakfast ideas you can make ahead for those busy mornings, or prepare daily when time is on your side. In partnership with Tropicana, we’ve rounded up savory breakfast ideas approved by health-conscious food bloggers to satisfy all morning routines and keep you fueled to conquer the day. From almond-butter oats to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Tried The 'Food Of The Future.' We Don't Want To Live There.
About three years ago, entrepreneur and “serial optimist” Simo Suoheimo got together with a group of friends with a goal in mind. All of them were passionate about food and all of them wanted to create a new form of sustenance -- something particularly geared toward the busiest among us who are also trying to eat as healthily, and sustainably, as possible. The result of those early conversations with his friends-turned-co-founders is Ambronite, a shake mix powder that aims to pack a nourishing punch through 18 fully organic ingredients like oats, coconut and wild berries that, when combined with cold water, kee...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Homestat Farm Recalls Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia With Flax And Rye Flakes Because Of Possible Health Risk
Homestat Farm of Dublin, OH is recalling some of its 42-ounce packages only of Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax and Rye Flakes because the flax seed ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 12, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Zenobia Company LLC. Recalls Ground Flax Seed Meal Because of Possible Health Risk
Zenobia Company LLC. of Yonkers, NY is recalling Ground Flax Seed Meal, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Smart Smoothie: How to Make the Right Smoothie for Your Goals
Ahh smoothies... so many of us think they are the healthiest choice. Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart! It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories and sugar can get totally out of control and you are basically drinking dessert and empty calories. See below a list of categories of different things you can add to your smoothie. Based on your goals, palate, creativity and level of motivation, make your smoothies work for you. This could be a quick pre or post workout meal, a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, Omega 3-Enriched Beef Is Not Necessarily Heart Healthy
Feeding cattle flaxseed or marine algae can raise the omega-3 fatty acid levels in ground beef from 30 milligrams per serving to 200 milligrams per serving, as Kansas State University researchers have found. But do higher levels of omega-3s make red meat significantly healthier?   Not according to Kim Larson, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The attempt to make beef look like an important source of omega-3s is essentially a marketing ploy, she said. And despite the fatty acid's reputation as a health ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal
There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the nutrition of your meal by opting for a breakfast bowl. The key is to start with minimally-processed whole grains and seeds, which will keep you feeling fuller longer (no more mid-morning trip to the vending machine!) and might even help you live longer. Oats may be the first thing that comes to mind, but consider the wide array of options that make a great base, including couscous, quinoa, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 7-Step 'Seamlys' Approach to Healing My Auto-Immune Disease
At 37, after suffering two unexplained ectopic pregnancies, weight gain and extreme exhaustion I discovered I have Hashimoto's disease, an inflammatory auto-immune disease (AID). My family history is ripe with all kinds of AID from Parkinson's to Type I diabetes. Although I take a daily dose of medicine in order to regulate my thyroid gland, the gland itself is not the root of my problem. Rather, my body suffers from inflammation that triggers it to attack my thyroid gland as a way of protecting itself, since my immune system thinks this gland is an invader. This declared foreigner, my poor little thyroid gland that sits i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save money by making your own dairy free milk at home
(NaturalNews) You can make a variety of non-dairy "milks" at home by blending raw nuts, seeds, or grains with filtered water. A partial list of nuts and seeds that can be used to make milk includes: Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, coconuts, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, macadamia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ending the Big, Fat Debate
Achieving a clear understanding of the health effects of dietary fats requires a challenging slog through a thick tangle of opinions. These days, it's rare to get through any given news cycle without contentions about dietary fat, expert and otherwise, coming at us from every quarter. The preoccupation, especially intense now, has a rather long lineage. Call to Action: Let's End the Big Fat Debate It is time to end the big, fat debate- by focusing less on nutrients, and more on foods. Some of the most nutritious foods are extremely low in fat (e.g., broccoli, spinach, blueberries) and some, high (e.g., walnuts, almonds, f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop full fat milk without saturates by changing cows' diet
Scientists at the University of Reading have found they can reduce the unsaturated fat in milk by feeding dairy cows (like those pictured above) linseed and maize silage rather than grass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fantastic, Delicious, Super Low-Carb Muffin, Bread and Biscotti
For the past seven years I've traveled the country speaking to hundreds of people with diabetes. What does everyone want to know: "What can I eat?!" The cry rises midway through a presentation followed by, "I know I should cut my carbs but I can't give up______(fill in the blank with anything crumbly and delicious)." Being a recovering muffin- and scone-aholic myself, who has long gone without for better blood sugar management, I am hooked once again. But this time it's a nutritious, soul-satisfying low carb muffin that has found its way into my heart and onto my plate. And this muffin comes with &qu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant oils used for novel bio-based plastics
Researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, hoses and sealants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Breakfast or Fast?
Dear JJ: You say to eat a substantial breakfast within one hour of waking up. However, several experts believe intermittent fasting, which usually involves skipping breakfast, is best for fat loss and better health. I'm confused! As intermittent fasting becomes more popular and anti-breakfast studies occasionally surface, haters have more ammunition to skip out on the day's first meal. "Now new findings from two randomized controlled trials are poking holes in our common acceptance of the morning meal as a panacea," writes Anna Almendrala. "[T]aken together, the two studies reveal some holes in the so-call...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good
The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it wasn't any fun. For whatever reason, you gave up. If you want to finally lose weight and keep it off for good, you have to master consistency and small doable changes. Sound cliché? Something you've heard before? Well, then why do so many people have trouble losing weight? I'm not belittling anyone who has headed down this...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Having a Happy Vegan Holiday Matters
I love this time of the year because, to me, the holidays really emphasize how important it is to be kind to one another. With every email that ends "Have a Happy Holiday!" I'm reminded that during the rest of the year we often let the busy-ness of our lives overtake our sense of humanity and kindness. At the end of the year we change: Charities report higher donations, we remember the family member or friend we haven't spoken to all year, and we take the time to smile at strangers. This year I would like us to consider extending that kindness to all creatures -- those we share our couches with and those we shar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news