Researchers find link between gut microbiome and cancer treatment outcomes
(City of Hope) City of Hope and TGen have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on FDA-approved immunotherapy regimens. A potential takeaway: Oncologists might encourage patients to eat a high-fiber diet, including fruits and vegetables high in fructo-oligosaccharides such as bananas, dried fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus and artichokes, as well as grains with resistant starches such as barley or uncooked potato starch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
(Cornell University) A Cornell University-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides, applied in a variety of methods, to understand the best treatment options against the Allium leafminer, a growing threat to onions, garlic and leeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Munching on onions and garlic can reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to study
(Natural News) Allium vegetables, along with cruciferous vegetables, are known for their cancer-fighting abilities. Commonly used alliums in the kitchen include garlic, onions, leeks, spring onions, shallots, and chives. Due to their powerful biological activities, scientists continue to study these vegetables in the hopes of getting a better understanding of how they work. In a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get to Know Luscious Leeks
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- Leeks may look like scallions grown out of control, but they can add subtle flavor to many dishes, from soup to sides. Leeks are part of the onion and garlic family and are a good source of nutrients, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protect your colon with food: Garlic and onions reduce risk of colorectal cancer
(Natural News) Garlic and onions are commonly used to flavor food – but they offer far more benefits than that. A recent study suggests that garlic, onions, and other Allium vegetables – leeks, chives, shallots – may prevent colorectal cancer. Bioactive compounds in Allium vegetables were previously reported to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks. But do these plants actually add any health benefits to your dishes? Or are they purely for flavor? People who try to eat colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals may think that pale foods like onions and garlic don’t offer many nutrients. But although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Onions of all colors (including white) are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and ma...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk
(Wiley) Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eat lots of onions, leeks and garlic to slash your chance of getting deadly bowel cancer
Eating 35lb of allium vegetables a year could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a study claims. It found that people that ate the most had a 79 per cent reduced risk of the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Medicinal Values of Allium Herbs
[Guardian] Allium is the generic name given to a group of herbs like onions, garlic, leeks, chives and shallots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What prebiotic foods should people eat?
Prebiotics work with probiotics in the body to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans, including almonds, savoy cabbage, garlic, chicory, and leeks. In this article, learn more about the best prebiotic foods for vegans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

It may sound crackers, but eating cheese and biscuits could help keep off the pounds   
King's College London professor Tim Spector explains why cheese and biscuits could assist a weight-loss programme but also advises doubling up on fibre by eating plenty of leeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health 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

Artichokes, leeks and onions improve sleep, study finds
They are known to be high in prebiotics, dietary fibers that act as food for good stomach bacteria. University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found they help the brain overcome worry and fear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease
A recent study came out this month identifying specific fungus and bacteria that were linked to cases of Crohn’s disease. While E coli had previously been identified, this new study finds Serratia marcescens and candida tropicalis are in the mix as well (1). Crohn’s disease affects more than a half-million people each year inflicting debilitating symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue. Researchers were pleased to present this new information in the hopes of leading to better treatment options for patients down the road. While this study sheds light on possible aberrations of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Ate Expired Food For A Week And Didn't Die
I wasn’t sure about the peach. Purplish, squishy and days past its prime, the peach, I have to say, did not taste good. But it also didn’t make me sick. Nor did anything else I ate during my weeklong attempt to consume only foods that had “expired” or were destined for the trash ― not the past-date chicken, not the wilted collard greens, not the aging bacon. Most of what I ate that week was not terrible, with the exception of the peach, but the bulk of it was old or had passed the “sell by,” “use by” or “best before” date on the label. Sure, I tasted some u...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Andy Leeks did 10 diets in 50 days and found one that really worked
The ten diets include the 5:2 diet; the Special K diet, a juice fast, the Atkins diet, a raw food diet, the baby food diet, calorie counting using a mobile phone app, the grapefruit diet, and the cabbage soup diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Your Time: Mindful Eating
When was the last time you enjoyed a meal largely in silence, paying attention to what you were eating, savoring every nuance of the food, contemplating its origins and complexities and your reasons for consuming it? I'm guessing not recently, if at all. The fast pace of modern life has all of us mindlessly hurrying through our mealtimes with no time to enjoy the moment, our food, and our lives. It's definitely time for mindful eating. Mindfulness is not a new concept; it has been a basic tenet of Buddhist thought and practice for millennia. But the specific application of it to eating is garnering a great deal of attenti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Paella with chicken, leeks and tarragon
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - July 29, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Onions, Garlic and Leeks Fight Breast Cancer
Fragrant, colorful and varied in size and taste, alliums, such as garlic and onions, appear in foods all over the world. They have great nutritional value, and can help fight cancer. Learn how eating onions and garlic is part of eating healthy. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 23, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Q&A: Poisonous to Pets
In addition to chocolate, canine food risks include the artificial sweetener xylitol, macadamia nuts, onions, garlic, leeks and chives.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Cats Poisoning and Poisons Pets Dogs Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Red Rice or Farro With Miso-Roasted Squash, Leeks, Red Pepper and Tofu
One sweet-and-salty marinade works for the tofu and the vegetables in this dish.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Leeks Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Five research-proven reasons why onion is a powerful secret superfood
Onions are allium vegetables. Allium is Latin for garlic, but this genus also includes onions, leeks, chives and shallots. They are all rich in organosulfur compounds and quercetin. Sulfur is one of those important compounds that gets too little notice. It is involved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Striped Bass or Mahi Mahi With Fennel, Leeks and Tomatoes — Recipes for Health
A sauce similar to a vegetable ragout works over any firm white fish. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Seafood Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Leek Quiche — Recipes for Health
A lighter version of a Flemish classic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Leeks Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news