Boosting Food Security and Education in Schools in Brazil
Students eat lunch in the cafeteria of the João Caffaro Municipal School in Itaboraí, in southeastern Brazil. Schoolchildren returned to eating vegetables and drinking natural fruit juices when the school canteens and the supply of family farming products to the National School Feeding Program resumed in April this year, after an interruption brought about by the COVID pandemic. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaITABORAÍ, Brazil , Apr 27 2022 (IPS) “I like lettuce, but not tomatoes and cucumbers,” said nine-year-old Paulo Henrique da Silva de Jesus, a third grader at the João Baptista Caffaro Municipal S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Natio Source Type: news

Africa: No, Guava Leaf Drink Won't Cure Infertility
[Africa Check] "Guava leaves for conception," reads the headline of a message posted on Facebook on 19 March 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overlooked Virus Killer
Sales of vitamin C supplements have tripled in the last few weeks… And the most powerful kind of vitamin C is sold out on Amazon. (More on that in a minute.) I’m glad to see people turning to vitamin C. But the the chewable form you usually find at the drugstore won’t give you the boost you’re looking for. You see, absorption — or bioavailability — is an issue, and your body can only absorb about 500 mg of this conventional form of vitamin C before you hit saturation. And that’s nowhere near enough. In a moment I’ll show you a better form of vitamin C… and how you can take ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Nutrition Source Type: news

Sudan: Guava, the Tree That Bears Fruit All the Year Round
[SudaNow] Guava, the tree whose fruit is characterized with a strong appetizing smell is grown everywhere in the Sudan (no matter the soil or the weather). This evergreen tree is also characterized with a host of health benefits whether in the fruit itself, its leaves or even its bark. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of guava?
Guava is a traditional remedy for a variety of ailments. Initial research suggests that compounds in guava leaf extract could help treat a number of conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, menstrual cramps, diarrhea, the flu, and cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Winners of the 2018 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
(Elsevier) Two new chemistry solutions that use guava leaves to combat food spoilage and turn fish bones into phosphate rich fertilizer won the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The 2018 first prize winner is Prajwal Rajbhandari, President of the Research Institute for Biosciences& Biotechnology in Nepal. The second prize was awarded to Dr. Alessio Adamiano. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still don’t. Despite groundbreaking research...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

Prediabetes drug increases risk of diabetes!
Raise your hand if your doctor has ordered a blood test to check your glucose. Most do, whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar is 125 mgm/dL or above you are considered a diabetic. But if your number comes in between 108 and 125 they’ll say you have “prediabetes.”  That’s a condition where your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to put glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells are slow to take up glucose. It builds up in your blood.  Over a lifetime, 70-75% of people diagnose...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -- Educating All Men On Reducing Their Risk
This study only looked at the effect of dietary or food sources of zinc and not at zinc supplements. Some dietary sources of zinc include the following: • Beef steak - 3 oz contains 4.9 mg • Oysters - 3 oz contains 67 mg • Shrimp - 3 oz contains 1.5 mg • Pork chop - 3 oz contains 2.8 mg • Yogurt - 1 cup contains 2.2 mg • Enriched cereal - ¾ cup contains 15 mg • Red kidney beans - ½ cup contains 2 mg Zinc coming from meat sources is more readily bioavailable than zinc from vegetarian sources. Legumes and whole grains contain phytic acid inhibiting zinc's bioavailability. Consult with your doctor for their ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric
by the Rodale's content team We're currently obsessed with turmeric. This powerful, brightly colored spice, extracted from the roots of plants in the ginger family, has been used for centuries in medicine, dyes, and an incalculable number of tasty meals. And these days, turmeric is really having a moment! That's because various current research studies have revealed the science behind the benefits of ingesting turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin. Just a few of the health rewards these studies have linked the spice to are that it slows Alzheimer's progress, aids in detoxifying the liver and kidneys, and even boos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii tries to ward off Zika amid pesticide fears and limited resources
On a farm in the heart of Hawaii's ongoing dengue outbreak, coffee grows wild among the ferns, and vanilla vines climb guava trees. It's hard to know where nature ends and the farm begins, and that's the way organic farmers there like it. But state efforts to combat the outbreak — and prevent the... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Cathy Bussewitz Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- 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 consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Dangerous Effect Scented Candles Could Have In Your Home
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Fruit that Naturally Reverses Diabetes
Mainstream medicine wants you to believe the only thing you can do about diabetes is take Big Pharma’s pills or insulin shots for the rest of your life. Even if you’re not diabetic, all those carbs in your diet — cereal, pasta, potatoes, bread and sugary drinks — means your body is getting a dangerous overload of sugar. And it may be just a matter of time, before you become a statistic in America’s fastest growing health epidemic. For decades, I’ve been helping my patients not just manage their diabetes symptoms, also to reverse it for good. And I’ve also been helping them to prevent diabetes in the first pla...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures diabetes guava Source Type: news

Nature’s Most Powerful Age Fighter?
When I lecture at anti-aging conferences around the world, I get a good sense of what the leading anti-aging physicians are thinking about. And I’m surprised by how many are still holding out hope for an anti-aging “drug.” But I’m not holding my breath. And even if the FDA approved a drug for aging, it would likely include a laundry list of side effects, and only affect a small range of age-related decline. I’ve always had more faith in nature. Many of the most powerful age fighters are naturally occurring, and they do a better job of supporting and lengthening your telomeres than any drug. Te...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition omega 3 telomere vitamin C Source Type: news