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What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?
Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vitamins Salads Vitamin C Lettuce Spinach Source Type: news

Weis Markets Issues Recall For Undeclared Egg Allergen In Store Made BLT Sandwiches - Sandwiches contain egg-based mayonnaise
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its store made bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwiches since the product ’s ingredient label does not list an egg allergen contained in the sandwich’s mayonnaise. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible health benefits of romaine lettuce?
Learn about the nutritional background and potential health benefits of romaine lettuce, including some tips for including it in meals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Adding fat to your salad makes it healthier
Researchers from Iowa State University found tucking into a plate of lettuce and cucumber with a drizzle of oil could increase the absorption of eight nutrients linked to human health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lettuce 'Cure' for Depression, Stroke, Thromboembolism
[Guardian] Can eating meals rich in lettuce provide relief from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, indigestion, lack of appetite, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and thromboembolism? CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Too Little Vitamin K Could Harm Young Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Bypassing leafy green veggies could take a toll on teens'heart health, new research suggests. Teens who ate the least vitamin K-rich foods -- such as spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- had triple the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists have found another reason for children to eat their green leafy vegetables
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Managing western flower thrips
(Bentham Science Publishers) Managing Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Lettuce and Green Peach Aphid and Cabbage Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Broccoli with Chemical Insecticides and the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In a world ruled by rumour, it is vital that scientists speak with humility and clarity | Sue Desmond-Hellmann
Facts are the science world ’s stock-in-trade, but in an era of fake news it is ever more important to build public trust by avoiding exaggerated claims and jargonOne of my most cherished possessions is a handmade cherrywood salad bowl that ’s never held a leaf of lettuce. It is 25 years old and gets more beautiful every year. The bowl was a gift, carved by a widower who was left to raise his daughter alone when his wife died under my care as an oncologist. My patient, who I’ll call Erica, had the most challenging form of breast ca ncer and I didn’t have the tools to save her life. I’ve always...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sue Desmond-Hellmann Tags: Global development Science Science and scepticism World news Climate change Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 High-yield vegetables you should be growing this year
(Natural News) According to experts, combining the principles of biointensive gardening and square-foot gardening may help gardeners achieve good harvest despite the limited garden space. An article in TheBalance.com has listed 10 high-yield crops to grow this year to maximize the limited space. 10 high-yield vegetables you can grow in small spaces Leaf lettuce – Leaf lettuce varieties such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family
A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

There's A Right Way To Clean Your Refrigerator
After a long winter of comfort food, baked goods, and takeout, it’s time to lighten up for spring. Begin by clearing out your refrigerator and cabinets to make room for more nutritious options. Make a Fresh Start You know to get rid of moldy, rotten food, but you could probably use a quick primer on storing produce: Whole fruits and vegetables can remain at room temperature for several hours or a day, chopped fruits or veggies need to be refrigerated within two hours of cutting, and cooked vegetables last only three to four days in the fridge. Note that apples should be kept separately, whether in the crisper or on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family
(University of California - Davis) UC Davis researchers have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have this natural painkiller growing in your back yard?
(Natural News) Known as the “poor man’s opium”, wild lettuce is an excellent and natural painkiller. Lactuca Virosa can be used as an alternative to traditional and often addictive prescription painkillers. The power of this vegetable – a cousin to the lettuce we buy at the grocery store – is found in the white substance produced in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals listeria bacteria can hide inside tissue of romaine lettuce
(Purdue University) A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

I've Never Felt Worse Than In The Moment I Looked My 'Best'
There is a photo of me, the best one I have. Maybe the best one I’ll ever have. It was one of hundreds taken by a professional photographer whose pleasantly scruffy assistant spent hours flitting around her, holding a disc reflector to throw the Parisian summer light onto me just so. Before she’d even picked up her camera and he’d reluctantly put down his cigarette, a makeup artist had spent 90 minutes on my face, my hair, my nails. They were going for a ‘50s bombshell look – I’m not entirely sure why, now, but it made sense at the time – so there were hair extensions and curlers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just Because My Body Looks Healthy Doesn’t Mean My Eating Disorder Isn’t Real
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Ray Gallagher I have strong, broad shoulders and ropy back muscles. On my better days, I imagine that I have the arms of Michelle Obama and the abs of Ronda Rousey. I have the thick, defined quads and calves of someone who has been playing sports for over two decades. By most accounts, I adhere to conventional Western beauty standards. I am petite and trim. Since the dawn of the fitspo, athletic bodies are more “in” than ever, and I align with this idealized version of the female form. By all outward appearances, I am the Instagram-ready depiction of feminine health. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care
CONCLUSION If you’re doing these un-fun aspects of self-care, I’m proud of you. If you’re doing them, and you are sick, mentally or physically, or if you in a tough spot in whatever way in your life, I’m really, really proud of you because it’s not easy to do. If you’re not doing all of them, or you’re struggling in asking for help, or you’re struggling in quitting something you need to leave behind, I believe in you. It’s not fun or easy, and you can do it anyway. Follow this journey on Each Little Spark. More from The Mighty: 23 Signs You Grew Up With Depression ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prep Ahead for Healthier Meals
By Stacy SimonEating healthy meals and snacks throughout the week is easier when you plan them out and even prepare them ahead of time. Preparation can include making whole meals on the weekend and freezing in individual or family-size portions. Or it can mean cooking, mixing, or chopping parts of meals so they are easy to grab for recipes as you need them.Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, managing director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society, says eating well is one of the most important steps any of us can take to stay healthy and lower cancer risk. To prep ahead for meals, Doyle recommends:Pre-cookin...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- 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 - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Closer Look at Vitamin A
Want Improved Health (and Shiny Hair)? 5 Aspects of Vitamin A to Consider We're all familiar with the phrase "you are what you eat." Some of us have even uttered it once or twice when trying to convince family members - or ourselves - to choose healthy foods. After all, eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and protein-filled food fuels our body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. But, let's face it. We can't always get everything we need from our diet. For some of us, supplements can offer the exact nutrients our bodies are deficient in. Whether we get our vitamins from natur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective, sustainable practice
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A 3-year study evaluated two vegetable rotations of cool-season crops with cover crops for their productivity, disease management, and soil building potential. The results showed potential for several crops (onion, lettuce, broccoli, and potato) to be profitable. Results were less successful for strawberry, carrot, green bean, and southernpea. By the end of the study, onion, broccoli, and lettuce showed yield comparable or greater than conventional vegetable yields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Turkey Tacos
By Kristin Rooke, CPT With Thanksgiving just behind us, my guess is that you have some leftover turkey in the fridge. If you're looking for a healthy way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, I recommend giving these healthy tacos a try. While this recipe originally used ground turkey, in this case you'll be using your leftover turkey meat. Just shred the meat and then follow the cooking instructions to create a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal that won't weigh you down. Leftover Turkey Tacos Servings per recipe: 1 large meal, or 2 smaller meals Ingredients: Instructions: 2 Corn Tortillas 1. Heat the olive o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Foods To Eat For A Bloat-Free Life
By Amy Marturana for Well+Good When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed through my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI, dinner plate edition.) Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, what if you could feel better by adding certain foods? Clinical herbalist Guido Masé prefers this route. Masé, the co-owner of Urban Moonshine--whose organic bitters are designed to get your digestive system in tip-top shape--and author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bagged salads 'pose salmonella risk,' say researchers
Conclusion This laboratory study principally demonstrates that salad leaf juice – released from salad leaves when they are damaged or broken – supports the growth of salmonella bacteria, even at fridge temperature. If leaves are contaminated with salmonella, this isn't removed by washing in water. The results don't show that all packaged salad leaves are contaminated with gut bacteria like salmonella. What they do show is that if the bags have been contaminated with gut bacteria, these bacteria will replicate, even in the fridge, and there's little you can do to remove them. The best thing to do is to throw t...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Penn Dental team tweaks DNA to improve plant-based medicines
(University of Pennsylvania) Henry Daniell, a professor of biochemistry and pathology in Penn's School of Dental Medicine, and his research team have designed a software program that converts any given DNA sequence into the sequence that would be preferred by either lettuce or tobacco plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need To Fear Dietary Fat, According To Experts
For years, diet-culture and the media has demonized dietary fat. The 80s ushered in the low-fat diet craze, and our societal fear of fat has been prevalent ever since. Although fat is currently not as vilified as it’s been in the past, there are still many people who experience anxiety and guilt surrounding the consumption of high-fat foods. Additionally, fear-mongering surrounding the source and type of fat is increasingly common. For instance, there is an emerging trend of labeling some types of fat as “good” and others as “bad.” As a psychotherapist who specializes in treating individuals w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple, lettuce can remedy garlic breath
Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to their halitosis problem. A study has found that eating raw apple or lettuce may help reduce garlic breath. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Go Gluten-Free?
Ask JJ: After years of painful bloating, skin breakouts, and joint pain, I finally figured out that I'm gluten intolerant. How do I go gluten-free? Not only do you not need gluten nutritionally, you're better off without it! Eating gluten-free can positively affect your energy, weight, and focus, plus reduce your risk for common inflammatory diseases. If you're ready to ditch gluten, the five strategies below can make the transition easier. In fact, you'll be amazed at how quickly you adjust your habits and food choices. Just remember that there's no going halfway when you're eliminating gluten. Even trace amounts ca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Think Outside The Cereal Box?
Ask JJ: Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas for my kids? They want Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes, but I know we need to do better. Everyone's heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but the wrong breakfast can do more harm than good. Typical go-to breakfast choices for the younger crowd include cereal, waffles, pancakes, and muffins. And while all those foods might be convenient, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that will leave your kids restless, cranky, and unable to concentrate. By lunchtime, they'll have a hard time staying awake, much less learning long division...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Baby Has No Idea She's The Queen Of Dress-Up While She Naps
Exhausted new parents often hear the same advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. But for photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa, nap time has turned into a fun creative outlet. Izumikawa takes hilarious photos of her 4-month-old daughter, Joey Marie Choi, dressed in costumes while she naps peacefully. The outfits and props are mostly references to pop culture icons like Jon Snow, Pikachu and Beyoncé, as well as movies and TV shows like “Stranger Things” and “Star Wars.” All the single babies! #Beyonce A photo posted by Laura Izumikawa Choi (@lauraiz) on Aug 4, 2016 at 11:49am PDT Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elon Musk Revolutionized Cars. His Brother Wants To Do The Same For Food.
NEW YORK ― Last month, Elon Musk laid out his “master plan” to transform Tesla into a clean energy giant. In a 1,483-word blog post, he outlined plans to meld his automobile company with SolarCity, the country’s largest solar installer, to create a one-stop shop for electric cars, batteries and solar-panel roofing. He’s not the only Musk with a grand vision. For the last 14 years, Kimbal Musk, Elon’s younger brother, has been quietly waging his own battle against industrialized food. While Elon built a tech empire in California, the younger Musk moved to Colorado and founded The Kitchen, an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Pack Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat?
Ask JJ: I know nutritious food is important to my children's success at school. But how can I pack healthy lunches they'll actually eat? One of the things I looked forward to most as a kid was the surprise of opening my lunchbox in the school cafeteria. Packing an appetizing, healthy lunch for your children is an easy way to improve their day, even if they don't feel quite so enthusiastic about the early mornings and hectic pace of a new school year. Everyone wants their food to look tasty, and that especially applies to kids. With little ones, bite-size finger food wins out every time. So cut that apple into tiny chunk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Role of Art Therapy in OCD Treatment
Several years ago I was chatting with a seasoned therapist, who uses cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques to treat OCD. He asked me, somewhat skeptically, whether I thought it possible to combine a science-backed, proven technique such as CBT, with the relatively new Art Therapy, which is not as yet scientifically proven — and have it be useful in OCD treatment. My answer to him, was, “It depends.” The form of CBT used in OCD treatment, known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), is considered the proven, gold standard treatment. It has a specific protocol that must be followed closely by a trained ...
Source: Psych Central - August 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarah Tippit, MA, IMF Tags: Creativity Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy Anxiety Art Therapy Avoidance Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Erp habituate Intrusive Thoughts worry Source Type: news

Eating Healthy on a Budget
By Stacy Simon An important way to stay healthy and help lower your cancer risk is to eat a healthy diet with more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains – and less red meat, processed meat, fried foods, and desserts. For many people, the change to a healthier diet includes more meals that are cooked at home. Get inspired with healthy recipes from the American Cancer Society. Making the switch from fast food and prepared meals to a healthier diet doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By following a few simple tips to help you plan and shop, you can actually save money while eating better. Try these tips to g...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - July 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

7 Brilliant Ways To Make Your Costco Runs Last And Last...And Last
As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home. In the sky-high aisles of Costco, where you can buy an engagement ring, an inflatable pool and a 3-pound bag of pre-peeled garlic cloves in one fell swoop, going overboard is not only inevitable, it almost seems encouraged. But in America, where up to 40 percent of food goes uneaten, it’s important to do our part as consumers to help reduce food waste. As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, we decided to explore ways to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Waste on the Farm
Food waste doesn't just come from your plate or the back corners of your refrigerator. Food waste starts at the farm- whether that farm covers hundreds of acres or some space on your terrace. Growing and harvesting food is not a 100% efficient process. The fate of excess lettuce is one classic example. Lettuce is one of the first things you plant in the spring. It comes in lovely shapes and colors and you plant it at a time when the whole notion of gardening is fresh and full of promise. That often means that you plant too much. Round about July that excess lettuce starts thinking that perhaps the reason you haven't harves...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Chipotle Trying To Make Me Fat?
If you've ever needed any legitimate excuse to eat tacos with guac everyday, you now have it. Chipotle Mexican Grill, the popular fast food American chain, is rolling out with their Chiptopia Summer Rewards program in an effort to win back their customers. Between July, August and September, Chipotle customers can earn free meals for regularly visiting the fast food giant. Make one purchase of at least $6 on four separate days in the same month and you will win one free entre of your choice, and achieve "Mild" status. "Medium" status requires customers to visit 8 times within the same month to win a se...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good and Bad That Comes With Losing 10 Pounds After Giving Up Sugar for 6 Weeks
Photo by Alex Weiner Do you ever feel like your brain is so cloudy and you can't stop blanking out in the middle of class? It's possible that this is happening because you are ODing on sugar. Americans are consuming at least 19.5 teaspoons of sugar daily. Not only are we in danger of getting diabetes, but also fatty liver disease. I realized that literally everything has added sugar. Foods that are considered to be "healthy" such as yogurt and multi-grain bread have added sugar. Why does sugar need to exist in bread?! After spending about two hours at the grocery store in search of sugar-free bread and plain ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Amazing Ways Curious Kids Can Explore The Life of Plants
Are you a parent or an educator looking for a new learning experience for your child or students? If your child is interested in science, why not expose them to the magic of life sciences! I've selected 4 of the best learning experiences for you to share with your child. All are well-priced, educational, and are focussed on self-directed learning. Namoo Namoo is a newly-released application that provides an interactive learning experience for children. Its design means it is perfect for self-directed learning, yet it is also able to be used with a parent, or even by a teacher in the classroom. With Namoo, new fact...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Other Way to Find Life Out There
In the three-way horse race to prove that biology is not just a terrestrial aberration, there's one steed that many people ignore: sampling the air of distant planets to see if they contain the exhaust gases of life, or in the jargon of astrobiologists, biosignatures. Everyone knows the other horses: (1) Finding biology in the solar system by hurling rockets to Mars or some of the moons of Jupiter or Saturn, and (2) expanding our SETI experiments to eavesdrop on radio or laser signals from clever beings on distant worlds. The former has the advantage that, if microbes have sprung up elsewhere in the solar system, we mig...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

LED treatments enhance lettuce phytochemicals, antioxidants
Scientists investigated the effects of combined red (R) blue (B) LED with or without green (G) LED light and white LED light on hydroponically grown lettuce. Results showed that continuous light exposure at preharvest can effectively reduce nitrate accumulation and increase phytochemical concentrations; 24 hours continuous RB LED with G light exposure significantly enhanced free-radical scavenging activity, increased phenolic compound concentrations, decreased nitrate content, and enhanced lettuce quality. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biofeedback system designed to control photosynthetic lighting
A chlorophyll fluorescence-based biofeedback system was used to maintain the electron transport rate (a proxy for photosynthesis) of lettuce, sweetpotato, and pothos at target rates altered over 15 hours. The biofeedback system can maintain a wide range of ETRs by automatically adjusting light output from LEDs. It can also distinguish between standard plant mechanisms to dissipate excess light energy and damage to the photosynthetic apparatus as causes for decreases in light use efficiency of plants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news