The Most Promising Cancer-Fighter In Years
For a while now, I’ve been recommending a powerful antioxidant with the unpronounceable name, pyrroloquinoline quinine – or PQQ for short. And although I recommend this compound to almost everyone who comes to see me at my wellness clinic in South Florida because of its energy-giving qualities, I’ve also observed its extraordinary power to fight cancer. For years, I’ve seen PQQ work wonders with my older patients, because it keeps you feeling young by giving your cells extra energy. PQQ was first discovered back in 1979 by a team of Japanese scientists, who knew little about the substance, except th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidants Cancer energy Source Type: news

Shelter Uses DNA Tests To Spur Adoptions Of Unique Breeds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in Burlingame, a 30-minute drive south of San Francisco, began free DNA tests under the slogan "Who's Your Daddy?" Scott Delucchi, the shelter's senior vice president, came up with the idea to speed up adoptions of Chihuahua-centric dogs. Because pets become part of the family, the $50 tests allow owners to find out the background of their pooches a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen
Your body is not the only thing that needs a good detox once in a while.  When I mention detoxification, you probably think about something your body does to lose weight, support your liver, and generally feel and look better. Strange as it sounds, your kitchen could also use a good detox! Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness. A healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. If you make your kitchen a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the yellowhammer bird became a Kiwi: From hero to villain in 15 years
Yellowhammers are small, colorful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, but instead became pests themselves. A new study uses newspapers and documents from the 19th century to reconstruct the history of how the yellowhammer went from hero to villain in New Zealand in just 15 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How the Yellowhammer became a Kiwi -- from hero to villain in 15 years
(Pensoft Publishers) Yellowhammers are small, colorful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, but instead became pests themselves. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota, uses newspapers and documents from the 19th century to reconstruct the history of how the yellowhammer went from hero to villain in New Zealand in just 15 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lose Weight Eat More Fiber!
Happy New Year to you and your family and loved ones. Are you all talking about your New Year’s resolutions? Weight loss seems to be on the top of everyone’s list. One of the most-asked questions I get at my wellness center is from patients wanting to know easy ways to keep those extra few pounds from sneaking up on them during the year. The first thing I tell them to do always catches people off guard: You can stop fat fast by eating “slow” moving fiber. Foods with fiber lengthen the time it takes your stomach to empty after a meal. This slows down the release and absorption of sugar in your blood...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss Source Type: news

Overlake Capital, Kiwi Crate and Voxeet take honors at Keiretsu Expo
Demo Fall wasn't the only place startups were pitching to a large group of investors in Silicon Valley on Thursday. More than 500 angels heard investment pitches from a dozen businesses at Keiretsu Forum's expo at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. "I could talk about the growth of Keiretsu and strength of our platform but I think the reason we attracted so many interesting opportunities and so many angels is that it is an excellent time to invest and there is a lot of liquidity in the marketplace,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Overlake Capital, Kiwi Crate and Voxeet take honors at Keiretsu Expo
Demo Fall wasn't the only place startups were pitching to a large group of investors in Silicon Valley on Thursday. More than 500 angels heard investment pitches from a dozen businesses at Keiretsu Forum's expo at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. "I could talk about the growth of Keiretsu and strength of our platform but I think the reason we attracted so many interesting opportunities and so many angels is that it is an excellent time to invest and there is a lot of liquidity in the marketplace,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Staying Healthy With a Crazy Busy Lifestyle
If you're like most small business owners and solo-preneurs, you love the freedom of being on your own. But I know, from my own experience, that it takes a lot of hard work, filled with long hours, self-imposed anxiety, and often a relentless business travel schedule. That crazy, non-stop business lifestyle may be eating you alive. And it's no wonder. There's little time for exercise, eating right, de-stressing, and generally concentrating on health and well being. The good news is that earning a living doesn't have to cost you your health. Especially if you make time for yourself. You are what you eat Drinking coffee ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals. A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to financial constraints or physical disabilities. Depression, loss of appetite and forgetfulness can also lead to a decreased intake of food. Furthermore, certain medical conditions and medications can increase nutritional needs or decrease the body's ability to absorb nutrients as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Words Can Kill in the Vaccine Fight
Chances are you wouldn’t sit down to a plate of sautéed thymus glands, to say nothing of a poached patagonian tooth fish; and the odds are you’d be reluctant to tuck into a monkey peach too. But sweetbreads, Chilean sea bass and kiwifruit? They’re a different matter—except they’re not. All of those scrumptious foods once went by those less scrumptious names—but few people went near them until there was something pleasant to call them. Words have that kind of power. That’s true in advertising, in politics and in business too. And it’s true when it comes to vaccines as w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Autism controversy hashtag Ronan Farrow vaccines Source Type: news

hay fever's giving you hell, try laying off the kiwi fruit!
Britain is facing one of the worst hay fever seasons for years. Already GPs are reporting a surge in patients with symptoms. So how can you best protect yourself? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient DNA ends Australia's claim to kiwi origins
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following new research showing the kiwi’s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought. Instead, the diminutive kiwi is most closely related to the extinct Madagascan elephant bird -- a 2-3 meter tall, 275 kg giant. And surprisingly, the study concluded, both of these flightless birds once flew. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Kiwi, New Zealand’s National Bird, Isn’t From Australia After All
The kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, was long believed to be an Australian import. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science found that the kiwi’s origins aren’t so simple. Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA discovered that the kiwi is not closely related to Australia’s Emu as previously thought. Rather, its closest relative is the Madagascan elephant bird. DNA extracted from the bones of two elephant birds at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, revealed a genetic connection between the elephant bird and the kiwi despite ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized animals kiwi New Zealand Source Type: news

Scientists reveal new picture in the evolution of flightless birds
Because of their far-flung geography and colorful examples including the African ostrich, Australian emu, New Zealand kiwi and long lost giants such as the New Zealand moa, researchers have examined a fascinating part in the story of the avian tree of life: flightless birds, or ratites. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'I've almost died 80 TIMES': Woman, 40, has 23 allergies and risks death every time she leaves her house
Karen Brammer, from Shefford, in Bedfordshire, is allergic to wasp stings, kiwi fruit, latex and numerous drugs, including penicillin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to donate blood for newbies and needle-haters
Background: I’ve been working at the American Red Cross for nine months and 15 days, and during those nine months and 15 days, I’ve adamantly told myself I’m going to give blood. Yet I haven’t because I, like so many others, prefer not to be poked in the arm with a needle. This serious, full-blown, irrational, paranoid fear of needles is exemplified in the two experiences with shots below. 1. The immunization shot. This shot was no big deal, I barely felt a pinch. Afterwards, while my mom was chatting with the nurse, I was trying to get her attention. She kept consistently nudging me away thinking I...
Source: Red Cross Chat - January 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hillary Stroud Tags: Blood donation hydrate needles red cross scared Source Type: news

29 Quick Remedies for Relieving Constipation After Hysterectomy
Towards the end of November last year I asked our Facebook ladies if they could share what they had used for relieving constipation after hysterectomy and I’d like to share there various answers here with you. This is not an exhaustive list, and it doesn’t mean that everything suggested here will work for everyone, but with a bit of trial and effort you should find a solution if you are having this problem. They are not in any particular order – just as I picked them up off Facebook. Colts foot rock. Get it at old fashioned sweet shops. Kiwi fruit smoothie, curries, fibre Punes and prune juice Over the c...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery constipation wind Source Type: news

Kiwi bird could have Australian roots, says expert after fossil discovery
The national symbol of New Zealand may have flown over from Australia before evolving, says palaeontologistOliver Milman (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: theguardian.com News Archaeology Birds Fossils New Zealand Australia Science Source Type: news

Kiwi bird could be Australian: New Zealand's bird could be from Australia, scientists say
The iconic flightless kiwi bird, a national symbol of New Zealand, may actually have evolved from an Australian ancestor, according to new research.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - December 17, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Australasia Source Type: news

New Zealand’s kiwi bird may actually be Australian, scientists say
The iconic flightless kiwi bird, a national symbol of New Zealand, may actually have evolved from an Australian ancestor, according to new research.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - December 17, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Australasia Source Type: news

Kiwi: Super Food for Sleep?
What’s behind the possible benefits of kiwi to sleep? There are a couple of characteristics of the fruit that may make it a strong sleep-promoting food: Its high antioxidant levels and its high serotonin levels.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Michael J. Breus, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Sleep antioxidants and sleep bedtime snack benefits of kiwi Dr. Breus kiwi and sleep kiwi fruit kiwi improves sleep kiwi sleep benefit michael breus serotonin and sleep sleep advice sleep boosting food sleep expert sleep Source Type: news

Think digital distractions have killed our attention spans? Think again
The rise of complex TV series and vast novels shows we still prefer commitment to a quick fixThe young woman opposite on the tube last week was lost in Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch. She personified the truth that attention deficit disorder is a lie. I'm not saying she was weirdly small, but she could have used the 771-page book as a coffee table. She was about halfway through and the covers kept springing back in defiance of her struggling fingers. When she finally got off at Earl's Court she looked like she needed assistance, or a trolley.Why didn't she read Tartt as an ebook? Why did she choose this ineffi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Jeffries Tags: The Guardian Ebooks Facebook Culture Television & radio Media Social networking Technology Neuroscience Features Twitter Life and style Film Internet Source Type: news

Your Safe Place: A Visualization Exercise
One of our community members, KiwiVagrant, holds workshops for the mentally ill teaching them visualization exercises. One of these exercises is the "Safe Place" visualization. Kiwi kindly offered to share instructions for this exercise with our entire readership. He has also conducted these sessions in our chat rooms and offered the information to share with our entire community. Found here is an exercise in creating and maintaining your safe place. Finding Your Safe Place Learn more or join the conversation! NEWSLETTER | FORUM | BIO | FACEBOOK | TWITTER (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - October 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Exotic superfruit: Considering the health benefits of kiwi
Exotic, delicious and still wonderfully nutritious, kiwifruit should be an important part of your daily meal plans. Identified by its small, fuzzy shape and unique color, kiwi adds a unique flavor and powerful health benefits to your diet. From weight loss to digestion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmolo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting little ones to eat healthy
Having trouble getting your kids to eat spinach?  Here's some tips on how to "sneak" nutrition into your child's meals and get them involve with making healthy choices.          From the desk of Brittany Jimenez, RNBrittany Jimenez, RNAll Hands on Deck: Keep those little hands busy! While at the grocery store or farmer’s market let your child help to put fruits and veggies in the cart. Encourage them to pick out foods by colors and letters- turn shopping into a game! By being active participants at the store, you are also helping them to develop good e...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news