Mayo Clinic Minute: Figuring out fermented foods
You may have heard that fermented foods, such as sauerkraut or the fermented tea drink?kombucha, are good for your health. Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says some people may benefit from fermented foods, but he warns that there are pros and cons that go along with taking these products. https://youtu.be/k7xfdgw7Zxc Watch: The Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Kombucha: Eight potential health benefits
We look at the possible health benefits of kombucha in detail, including mental health, weight loss, and liver health. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Who's Ron Wyden? Only The Five-Term Senator Behind The KOMBUCHA Bill And'Hemp History Week '
In an open hearing with Jeff Sessions, the active and experienced lawmaker took a stand this month, which he's made a habit of on the Senate floor. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news
A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome
By Susie Neilson I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and maintaining my digestive system, have an impact on what I think and do and say? That the content of my thoughts might be at least partially determined by the eggs I had for breakfast, or the vitamin C I haven’t consumed enough of? It boggles the mind (at least, a mind influenced by my microbiome, fueled almost excl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Meet The Woman Serving Up A Healthy Alternative To Soda
Sugary soda is notoriously unhealthy for you. In case you need a reminder, soda is high in carbs and contributes to conditions like obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately, the average American drinks 38.5 gallons of soda per year and over 1/3 of American adults have obesity. That’s not good. However, there is a healthy alternative. It’s called kombucha, and it’s made from fermenting tea and sugar. The drink uses a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Thanks to this symbiotic relationship, kombucha is low in sugar. It’s also filled with antioxidants, vitamins and billions of probiotics. If that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Government trying to tax Kombucha as alcohol
(Natural News) Is the government really trying to tax kombucha? Those in the kombucha industry have had concerns about a federal smack-down for years. In 2015, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) even sent warning letters to a number of kombucha brewers to accuse them of producing beverages that supposedly exceeded the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain
The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are beginning to call our "second brain." As researchers turn their microscopes to these hidden environments, they have discovered something remarkable: There's an entire ecosystem of bacteria and a vast neural network operating in our guts. This ecosystem is our second brain, and comprises some 100 million neurons, more than the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Food Trends 2017: What a Nutritionist Sees and Hopes You'll See
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D. A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you're a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it's also time to review food trends for 2017. That's why I look forward to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition," a survey from Pollack Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here's the survey's list of "Top 10 Superfoods" for 2017: 1 Seeds, such as chia and hemp 6 Kale 2 Avocados 7 Green tea 3 Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts 8 Coconut products 4 Fermented foods, such as yogurt 9 Exotic fruits ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
You Are Never Alone
Feeling alone? Is that truth? Are you truly alone? Are anyone of us every truly alone? This life can feel so fragile. One minute you're sipping a mocha or kombucha, then next thing you know, you've been flipped upside into paranoia, depression or anxiety. For me, the big trigger is relationships. For many reasons, I struggle with them, yet they are what I yearn for the most. As I write this, it's winter in Minnesota. I sit in a coffee shop, pretending to watch the snow fall, because I'm really just wiping the tears from my face. I receive another hurtful text message from someone, telling me I'm selfish, that I'm a waste...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
4 ways to indulge in the flavors of the season, without breaking your diet
Just because you're vegan, Paleo or following any other type of specific nutrition plan doesn't mean you have to forgo the flavors of the season.Here are four way to indulge in those festive ingredients without abandoning the diet. They are available only through the holidays:Kombucha is the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news
Encourage healthy digestion with fermented foods like sauerkraut
(NaturalNews) Fermented foods and probiotics are all the hype these days. Whether it is kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, or kombucha, I'm sure you've heard the buzz about fermented foods and how they boost digestive health.Before the era of the fridge and canned goods, fermentation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Bacteria In Your Gut And Cancer
Your microbiome can mean the difference between life and death in cancer. Developments in microbiome sequencing techniques are leading to personalized therapies for a number of diseases. The trillions of bacteria in our gut are critical for a wide range of key functions. While many are aware that our microbiota is important for digestion, it is now known that it also plays a key role in our immune system. The gut microbiota consists of up to 2,000 different species of bacteria, as well as other kinds of microbes, including parasites and viruses. Human microbiome data from 250 healthy individuals. Each point represents...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
UCLA research suggests that gut bacteria could help prevent cancer
Researchers have shown that various types of intestinal bacteria might be factors in both causing and preventing obesity, and in other conditions and diseases. Now, a UCLA study suggests that it could also potentially be used to reduce the risk for some types of cancer. The research, published online April 13 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, offers evidence that anti-inflammatory “health beneficial” gut bacteria can slow or stop the development of some types of cancer. Ultimately, doctors might be able to reduce a person’s risk for cancer by analyzing the levels and types of intestinal bacteria in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Kombucha Tea/Alcohol: Is It Safe?
Some say kombucha tea is good for your health, but the government says some kombucha products have too much alcohol. WebMD explains the issue as well as what's in kombucha tea and any health claims. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kombucha tea: Benefits vs. risks
Federal regulators now warn that kombucha may not be all good, and say the drink, that's currently sold on grocery store shelves, available to anyone, might need to be moved to a liquor store. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food
Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, min...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eva Selhub MD Tags: Back Pain Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Mental Health Source Type: news
ICYMI: Schizophrenia Treatment In America And Toddlers With Guns
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read about how society struggles to provide care for mentally ill patients, both in the U.S. and abroad. First we spend time with an investigation by our colleagues at HuffPost Highline, and learned about how early intervention programs can be life-changing treatments for patients with schizophrenia -- and why the U.S. isn't using them. We were also transfixed by a video from West Africa, where treatments for major mental illnesses are limited. While mentally ill people in the U.S. frequently land in prison, the last stop for people with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder
I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving to the store, making plans -- can trigger a fight-or-flight response so intense that my vision blurs, my heart palpitates, my palms perspire, and I am left gasping for breath. Anyone who believes anxiety is purely a mental phenomenon has never had a panic attack. As I prepared to tell this man about the inner workings of my psyc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sauerkraut Could Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety
Can you eat your way to an anxiety-free existence? It might sound outlandish, but the idea that your diet can have a huge effect on your emotions has become the focus of an exciting new area of psychological research. The latest addition to this growing body of research comes from psychologists at the College of William & Mary, and finds a link between a diet high in fermented foods and reductions in neuroticism and social anxiety. “It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favorably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety,” Dr. Matt...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Probiotics May One Day Be Used To Treat Depression
What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally. A diet rich in probiotics -- which support the growth of "healthy" bacteria in the gut -- is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person's immune system. But now an increasingly robust body of evidence suggests that gut bacteria may exert a significant effect on brain function and mental health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that can be found in your body, as well as in supplements and foods fermented with live active cultures such as some yogurts, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir. These "good" bacteri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
What Bacteria And Smell Have To Do With Feminism Today
Can you imagine what's it like to hand-collect bacterial specimens from 100 of your closest female friends and colleagues? According to Anicka Yi, the intrepid artist behind a new installation at New York's Kitchen space, it requires a lot of legwork, q-tips and ziplock bags, plus a desire to turn field reporter/mad scientist on your peers. For her project "You Can Call Me F," she successfully gathered samples from 100 women, as part of a larger effort to draw a parallel between the fear of contagion and the unease with which some view feminism and its ability to redirect power. That might seem like a big leap,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
From Gluten-Free Beer to Kombucha, Alcohol Options for Health-Conscious Drinkers
The American beverage industry has introduced a number of new offerings catering to consumers, especially women, who want wholesome, low-alcohol choices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REBECCA R. RUIZ Tags: Whole Foods Market Inc WFM NASDAQ Anheuser-Busch InBev NV BUD NYSE Probiotics Alcoholic Beverages United States Juices Honest Tea Beer Heineken NV HINKY other-OTC Morningstar Inc MORN NASDAQ Labeling and Labels Health Foods Coca-Co Source Type: news
What The Hell Is Celtuce? All About The Cool Obscure Veggie Of The Moment
The first time I saw celtuce listed on a restaurant menu -- last winter, at modern Chinese restaurant Fung Tu in New York's Lower East Side -- I thought I knew what it was. Maybe because the name sounded like a portmanteau of "celery" and "lettuce," two of the most familiar vegetables around. Or maybe just because being a professional food writer gave me the arrogant assumption that I was familiar with every single vegetable on earth. I may even have conflated celtuce, on some dim level, with cardoons. Still, I have to admit that I didn't have a clear idea of what to expect when I ordered it. And that ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
ANH-Intl Book Bites: “Eat To Get Younger” by Lorraine Nicolle and Christine Bailey
All you need to know about this great new book – in 2 minutes! (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - July 2, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: alkalizing anti-inflammatory antioxidant Book Bite Christine Bailey diabetes diet dukkah eat to get younger europe fermented foods healthy fats international kombucha lectin Lorraine Nicolle low glycaemic load low-GL me Source Type: news
Unseen and unsound: Why it’s time to cut down on food packaging
New report and the media reaction highlights sensitivity of an important debate (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: box scheme EDCs endocrine-disrupting chemicals europe fat FCMs food additives food contact materials hormesis international Jane Muncke kombucha organic packaging phytonutrients plastics Prof Coggon protein salad Scie Source Type: news
Drink to health with Kombucha - What's the big deal, anyway?
Another drink reaches a breakthrough in the consumer market. The beverage is called Kombucha, more known to the Chinese as 'Tea of Immortality' and now dubbed as 'The Wonder Drink' because of its several health benefits and medicinal qualities. With more literature being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news