Word of Mouth ® Publication Addresses Teeth Whitening Fact vs. Fiction
The Massachusetts Dental Society ’sWord of Mouth ®Publication Addresses Teeth Whitening Fact vs. FictionSOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—March 4, 2020—TheWinter-Spring 2020 issue ofWord of Mouth®,a semi-annual consumer publication of theMassachusetts Dental Society, is now available, featuring the cover story“Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction.”Nothing beats the confidence that comes with a sparkling white smile. Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day,flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings will help keep your teeth clean and healthy. So will ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The five key diet trend predictions for 2020
While 2019 was all about kombucha, hemp seeds and 'moon' milk, these are all set to take a back seat in 2020 in favour of plant-based whole foods and stone-ground ancient grains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kombucha can trigger bloating, headaches and migraines
Most people aren't aware they can trigger allergy-like symptoms and serious infections such as pneumonia, according to Manal Mohammed, a lecturer in microbiology at Westminster University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much alcohol is in kombucha? B.C. health officials are testing to find out
Kombucha often contains traces of alcohol from the production process, but various conditions can boost the alcohol to levels comparable to beer. B.C. health officials are testing hundreds of product samples and trying to come up with labelling requirements. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?
If by “benefits” you mean being wildly popular and sometimes unpredictably alcoholic, then yes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Kombucha your-feed-selfcare Probiotics Diet and Nutrition Microbiology Soft Drinks Alcoholic Beverages Research Bacteria Dr. Walton Sumner Annals of Epidemiology Source Type: news

Why Alcohol Companies Are Betting on Non-Alcoholic ‘Booze’
It’s a Wednesday evening in Brooklyn, NY, and bars are dead. Tea-candle-dotted tables sit empty, waiting for a happy hour rush that isn’t. But tucked away on a side street, hours before its midnight closing time, a bar called Getaway hums with activity. Metal straws clink against ice and cocktail shakers rattle as patrons belly up to the marble bar. A woman fresh out of work reads and nurses a drink at a corner table. An early-thirties couple chats over a pre-dinner beverage, holding hands in the flattering dim lighting. This is New York City’s first permanent booze-free bar, and no one is drinking alcoho...
Source: TIME: Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best fermented foods?
Fermented foods, including kombucha, miso, tempeh, and sauerkraut, offer a variety of health benefits. Learn about these fermented foods and others in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

"Mindful drinking" brings arguably healthier alternatives to consumers
The trend includes hard seltzers, ciders and kombucha brands cropping up in bars and liquor stores (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Mindful drinking" brings arguably healthier alcohol alternatives to consumers
Hard seltzers, ciders and kombucha brands are cropping up in bars, liquor stores and on grocery shelves, claiming to be healthier. Don Dahler reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We examine the Kombucha craze sweeping the nation and the results might shock you 
Kombucha fans claim it can lower cholesterol, give you a flatter tummy and even protect you from cancer, but the so-called miracle cure is simply a fermented cold tea, so is the hype justified? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Kombucha has a golden reputation in the beverage world. It’s everywhere: from supermarket shelves to workplace refrigerators and even on tap in cafés. As this fizzy fermented tea rose in popularity, so did claims of its health benefits, from improved digestion, metabolism, immunity, liver function, heart health and more. But are these claims backed by science — and is kombucha good for you? Here’s what nutrition experts have to say. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from green or black tea (or both), sugar, yeast and bacteria, and is believed to have originated in China about...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beth Krietsch Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Drink your way back to health: Ginger-based kombucha found to treat breast cancer
(Natural News) A study has found that ginger-based kombucha could potentially treat breast cancer. For this study, the team investigated the effects of fermented tea using an animal model. Cancer cells have many distinct characteristics, and one of them is an abnormal metabolism. For example, aerobic respiration at the invasive stage creates more reactive oxygen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that kombucha with ginger (Zingiber officinale) may help treat breast cancer. The authors observed the effect of the fermented tea on a murine breast cancer animal model. Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark in cancerous cells. To illustrate, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roughly translated as "the tea of immortality", kombucha is a health drink you should be drinking more of
(Natural News) With many health drinks becoming popular, it’s becoming more difficult to select which one to drink. One of these health drinks is kombucha, a fermented tea. With a name that means “the tea of immortality,” kombucha has many benefits to offer. Kombucha is prepared from tea, sugar, and SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best probiotics for vegans
While yogurt is a popular probiotic food, it is not suitable for vegans. However, many other plant-based foods contain probiotics, including miso, tempeh, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi. In this article, learn about these and other vegan probiotic foods, including the health benefits they may offer people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Unique Program Pairs Pets and Paramedics to Relieve Provider Stress
  On Friday, August 31, the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) launched a new program called “Pets for Paramedics.” The program is designed to help EMS providers relieve stress through regular interaction with pets from the Richmond SPCA. The idea actually originated during a conversation with paramedic Danielle Geronimo on a ride-along. “I have an affinity for pets. I love cats, love dogs—all animals,” said Geronimo. “I thought it would be great for both the animals and for the patients—and for us&mdash...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Tenia Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Unique Program Pairs Pets and Paramedics to Relieve Provider Stress
  On Friday, August 31, the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) launched a new program called “Pets for Paramedics.” The program is designed to help EMS providers relieve stress through regular interaction with pets from the Richmond SPCA. The idea actually originated during a conversation with paramedic Danielle Geronimo on a ride-along. “I have an affinity for pets. I love cats, love dogs—all animals,” said Geronimo. “I thought it would be great for both the animals and for the patients—and for us&mdash...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Tenia Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Potion or Poison? Kombucha - Martini N.
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Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it's not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its health claims. Proponents say kombucha's powerful probiotics can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?
Title: It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hailed by traditional Chinese healers as an "immortal health elixir," kombucha is one of the best beverages for health
(Natural News) For 2,000 years, kombucha has been imbibed as a healthy beverage in the East. Traditional Chinese medicine called the fermented sweetened tea the “immortal health elixir” for its many benefits. A Spanish study determined that the various bio-active compounds in this fascinating superfood work together to support human health. Bio-active compounds are not strictly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Convenience stores in the future may focus on wellness, offering low-sugar snacks and kombucha slushies
(Natural News) More often than not, stopovers in gas stations and convenience stores become an opportunity for people to indulge in unhealthy foods – chips, sodas and candy bars. But now that more people are becoming self-conscious when it comes to the quality of food they take, the future just might be a bit different. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Eat Drink Vegan food and lifestyle festival returns to L.A.
The country ’s largest vegan food and wine event is poised to make its Los Angeles debut to bring the best and latest in plant-based living to the city.And it won ’t be just about kombucha, either: The four day event — to be held in Pasadena, West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles — will include... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Two Hundred Researchers Take Part in Science Advocacy Event
Science took center stage in recent interactions between researchers and policymakers. Across the nation, biological scientists and educators met with their lawmakers as part of the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, an initiative organized by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). More than 200 scientists registered to participate in the event. This nationwide event provides a platform for meetings between scientists and their elected officials in their local area rather than in Washington, DC or a state capital, and allows lawmakers to learn first-hand about the science and research...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

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

Kombucha tea: Does it have health benefits?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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?
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) 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

Drunk off kombucha tea?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2015 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

Drunk off kombucha tea?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.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