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Secretive spore shooter prized by gourmets
Wolsingham, Weardale We were about to give up when we spotted the first morel, its convoluted, toffee-coloured, cap not much larger than a golf ballEvery winter this gently sloping bank on the outside of a bend in the Wear is swept clean by flood water. When spring arrives buried plant life reasserts itself through layers of sandy silt deposited when the river has swirled through the alders.First the snowdrops spear through the surface. Last time we passed this way yellow star of Bethlehem flowers had appeared among emerging wild garlic leaves. On this day, less than a month later, the vegetation was a waist-high mosaic of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Phil Gates Tags: Fungi Spring Wild flowers Trees and forests Biology Environment UK news Science Food & drink Life and style Source Type: news

Beat winter cold by eating more sauerkraut, taking  geranium tablets and thinking yourself fit 
Fermented food encourages beneficial bacteria in the gut, which is a key defence against infection — in fact, around 70 per cent of immune cells are found in the gut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrivitashop, A DBA of Naturecom Inc is Requesting the Voluntarily Recall of DMAA Net Weight 500g Due to the Presence of DMAA that may Pose Possible Health Risk
NutriVitaShop is a dba of Naturecom Inc. Lake Forest, CA is requesting the voluntary nationwide recall of its DMAA net weight 500g to include lot #20141102, 20150715, 20151022, 20160226, 20160701, 20161017 and 20150323 because there may be presence of DMAA. DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 24, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches
Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the flu and for the common cold, including zinc, vitamin C, echinacea, probiotics, nasal saline irrigation, buckwheat honey, and geranium extract. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

6 Yoga Experts Reveal Their Go-To Essential Oils
By: Shira Atkins We asked some of our favorite yoga teachers to share their secret formulas for staying calm and centered. Maybe you've been to yoga class and your nose perks up wistfully when your teacher walks by. Or perhaps you've gotten a massage, and noticed how certain scents make you feel invigorated, while others calm you down. The age-old practice of aromatherapy that we're referring to is powerful, and somewhat mystical, even for the non-believer. Our sense of smell is not only functional, but also intuitive: it's saturated with wisdom about the world around as well as our internal universe. Yogis are sensual ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the scent of geranium to cough medicine
Terpenes and their derivatives exert important biological and pharmaceutical functions. Starting out from a few basic building blocks nature elegantly builds up complex structures. Chemically particularly challenging are bridged ring systems such as eucalyptol. Chemists have now developed a catalyst that initiates the formation of such compounds. A special feature of the catalyst: it self-assembles from smaller units. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Butterflies' evolutionary responses to warmer temperatures may compromise their ability to adapt to future climate change
Members of the brown argus butterfly species that moved north in response to recent climate change have evolved a narrower diet dependent on wild Geranium plants, researchers report. However, butterflies that did not move north have more diverse diets, including plants such as Rockrose that are abundant in southern parts of the UK. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Butterflies' evolutionary responses to warmer temperatures may compromise their ability to adapt to future climate change
(Wiley) Members of the brown argus butterfly species that moved north in response to recent climate change have evolved a narrower diet dependent on wild Geranium plants, UK researchers report. However, butterflies that did not move north have more diverse diets, including plants such as Rockrose that are abundant in southern parts of the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 18, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Regeneca Worldwide, A Division Of Vivaceuticals, Inc Voluntarily Recalls RegenESlim Appetite Control Capsules Due To The Presence Of DMAA That May Pose Possible Health Risk
FDA Recall – Regeneca Worldwide a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. Las Vegas, NV is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of its RegenESlim appetite control dietary supplement from lot # EX0616R15814 and lot #11414RE5516 because FDA analysis confirmed the presence of DMAA.  DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract.  DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 11, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Regeneca Worldwide, a Division of Vivaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls RegeneSlim Appetite Control Capsules Due to the Presence of DMAA That May Pose Possible Health Risk
Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc., Las Vegas, NV, is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of its RegeneSlim appetite control dietary supplement from lot # EX0616R15814 and lot #11414RE5516 because FDA analysis confirmed the presence of DMAA. DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 11, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Perfume manufacturers must cope with the scarcity of precious supplies
This article appeared in Guardian Weekly, which incorporates material from Le MondeFranceClimate changeFarmingAgricultureBeautyNicole Vulsertheguardian.com © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Vulser Tags: Farming Fashion Features Climate change Beauty Life and style Guardian Weekly France Environment Business Agriculture Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Strawberry Muesli Chia Smoothie — Recipes for Health
I noticed a bottled strawberry/lime/chia drink in the refrigerator section of Trader Joe’s recently, and thought I’d use the strawberry/chia combination in a smoothie. I added muesli for bulk and geranium syrup for flavor.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Blackberry Lime Smoothie — Recipes for Health
This colorful and tangy mixture gets an herbal note from geranium syrup or rose water.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news