How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana — and Why That’s Good
For once, the antivaccine folks might be onto something. Want to see just a few of the chemicals that get pumped into the bodies of babies from the average vaccine? Try these: 2-methyl-butyraldehide, ethyl ethanoate, tocopherol, alpha-terpanine and a wicked slug of terpinyl-acetate. It’s a wonder our kids ever make it out of babyhood. Oh wait, my bad! Those aren’t the ingredients in a vaccine. Those are the ingredients in a blueberry. And the same is true for bananas and eggs too. One of the greatest misconceptions of the antivaxxers — and plenty of others — is that there’s some binary divide ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aluminum anti-vaccine anti-vaxxers Autism Conspiracy Theories health ingredients inserts magnesium Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

Liquid Water Found On Mars
Mars has water on its surface, and it's in liquid form at least some of the time. NASA on Monday announced the results of a new study showing that salty liquid water flows seasonally on Mars, giving the red planet one of the essential ingredients for life. The study, published online by Nature Geoscience, focuses on the mysterious recurring slope lineae, or "RSL" -- narrow, streaky features on the planet's surface spotted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The RSL are typically about 15 feet in width or smaller, and appear on slopes during the planet's warm seasons. T...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Every Parent Should Know About Sleep
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- 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 - September 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulses: Little Beans With Big Opportunities
Courtesy of Pulse Canada As a new year quickly approaches, so does the United Nations' 2016 celebration of pulses. What is a pulse anyway? And why does the UN care so much about them? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you? Pulses represent 12 crops of grain legumes, which include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils -- they are quite simply the little beans we have been cultivating from the soil for more than 10,000 years. To be exact, pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They are low in fat, high in protein (about 20-30 percent) and fiber, and contain various vitamins and amino acid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Linked to Deficiencies in RBC Magnesium, IGF-1 Fibromyalgia Linked to Deficiencies in RBC Magnesium, IGF-1
A small study shows deficiencies in red blood cell magnesium and insulin-like growth factor 1 in patients with fibromyalgia and reflects growing interest in the role of hormones and endocrine factors in chronic pain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal
There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the nutrition of your meal by opting for a breakfast bowl. The key is to start with minimally-processed whole grains and seeds, which will keep you feeling fuller longer (no more mid-morning trip to the vending machine!) and might even help you live longer. Oats may be the first thing that comes to mind, but consider the wide array of options that make a great base, including couscous, quinoa, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 is Better Than Drugs For Depression
I’ve been banging the table about the healing power of vitamin D3 for years. This fat-soluble vitamin is one of the core “primal” nutrients that kept our ancestors strong, potent, and disease free. In previous letters, I’ve shown you dozens of studies that back up this vitamin’s power to fight cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 But vitamin D3 has a mental and emotional impact as well. It’s an effect I’ve seen in my patients, and it helps me get them off antidepressants like P...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging vitamin vitamin D3 Source Type: news

3 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips (With Easy Recipes Too)
Before you grab a bag of potato chips to snack on – and then probably end up eating the entire bag – consider these healthier (and tasty!) alternatives that won’t pack on the pounds.  (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=518709706&height=381&width=570&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=false&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own
As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ from that found on Earth. New work demonstrates that different magnesium compounds could be abundant inside other planets as compared to Earth. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Management of body packers
This article from Hillingdon Hospital in London — located a mere 4 miles from Heathrow airport — was intended to evaluate the facility’s existing protocol for managing body packers. Although some details of their protocol are not justified or even well-described, in general they align with the trend towards conservative treatment of asymptomatic patients, with observation bowel cleansing agents — they used Picolax (sodium picosulfate with magnesium citrate) or Klean-Prep (polyethylene glycol.) Surgery was reserved for patients showing signs of toxicity from cocaine or heroin, or gastrointestinal obs...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical body packers cocaine Hillingdon Hospital management mules Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so muc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warnings signs that you may have a magnesium deficiency
(NaturalNews) Magnesium has gained a lot of attention on blogs, social media sites and e-magazines dedicated to improving health. This is because research in the last several years has begun to uncover more and more information about all the amazing things that magnesium does for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should We Target Magnesium Levels in Patients With CKD?Should We Target Magnesium Levels in Patients With CKD?
Could magnesium supplementation slow atherosclerosis in patients with CKD? Dr Epstein describes several studies that may support that claim. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Expert Column Source Type: news

Skid resistance of magnesium chloride roads - González, Paniagua F, Chamorro A.
Hygroscopy is the main stabilization mechanism that explains the good performance of magnesium chloride hexahydrate (6H2O•MgCl2 or simply MgCl) roads, as it absorbs and retains relative humidity (RH), reducing erosion and increasing durability. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A Therapy That Rebuilds Your Defenses FAST
In ancient times, our ancestors had pure sources of the nutrients they needed to thrive. But they were limited in terms of how much they could get of any particular one. Organ meat gives you a wealth of nutrients, including protein, CoQ10, and a host of vitamins. But you can’t get really high doses of a nutrient or vitamin through food alone. That wasn’t a big issue for our ancestors because they had such a well-balanced environment. But it’s a big deal for you and me. In our toxic world, large doses of nutrients are sometimes necessary to balance or “straighten out” health concerns. This is a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Proto Labs Launches Rapid Magnesium Injection Molding Service
Proto Labs, Inc. recently introduced its new magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. The new injection molding process allows designers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Tiger nuts make comeback as superfood because of high iron and vitamin content
High in iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and E, tiger nuts taste sweet, with a hint of coconut, and have a chewy texture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial Oxygen Therapy ZAPS Cancer
Get more oxygen into your blood, and it instantly destroys infections, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Oxygen can even destroy cancer cells without harming healthy cells. In today’s world, getting oxygen to your cells is not as easy as it used to be. Even simple nutritional deficiencies like a lack of omega-3s can prevent oxygen from reaching your cells. When my new wellness center opens in October, I’m introducing several new oxygen therapies including an overlooked yet powerful technology called ozone therapy. But ozone is controversial. It attracts attention from the Feds because it WORKS. And anything that ki...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 28, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

5 Key Habits to Living a Radiant Life
Let's keep it real. Life isn't always pretty and we all go through the natural ebb and flow of ups and downs. I've come to realize that life doesn't work as a linear cycle; it's a series of highs and lows that are intertwined, irregular, and often unpredictable. There is, however, a lot we can do to better ride these waves and it starts by setting up some key lifestyle habits. These habits are simple, sustainable, and guaranteed to bring about a radiant life no matter what comes your way. Yes, it takes a bit of practice for them to become second nature but once established, life's a breeze. 1. Give yourself predictable...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 7-Step 'Seamlys' Approach to Healing My Auto-Immune Disease
At 37, after suffering two unexplained ectopic pregnancies, weight gain and extreme exhaustion I discovered I have Hashimoto's disease, an inflammatory auto-immune disease (AID). My family history is ripe with all kinds of AID from Parkinson's to Type I diabetes. Although I take a daily dose of medicine in order to regulate my thyroid gland, the gland itself is not the root of my problem. Rather, my body suffers from inflammation that triggers it to attack my thyroid gland as a way of protecting itself, since my immune system thinks this gland is an invader. This declared foreigner, my poor little thyroid gland that sits i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alkaline Water: Beneficial or Bogus?
When it comes to health, water is kind of a big deal. In fact, no other substance is as important for our bodies. So if you're consistently drinking water, you're already doing something great for your health. But you may have heard that alkaline water -- water that's less acidic than tap water -- is even better. Let's investigate whether this is actually true, if alkalized water is really better for health and fitness. About alkaline water Alkaline water is rich in alkalizing compounds, including calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Some people claim that a more alkaline diet -- including the use of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restaurant Meals Are Just As Unhealthy As Fast Food
  Fast food is associated with clogged arteries, obesity and overall poor health, but full-service restaurants are often serving up even more sodium and cholesterol than their quicker counterparts.   New research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that, compared to meals prepared and eaten at home, both fast food and full-service fare is linked to increased fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calorie consumption. But while the increases in calories and fat was consistent for both types of eateries, the study revealed that sit-down restaurants added even...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast Relief For Heartburn
When heartburn hits, you need a fast and reliable way of dealing with the pain. But before you take another antacid, or prescription like Nexium, Prilosec, or Prevacid, there’s something I want to share with you. Heartburn drugs actually make your condition worse over time. And there’s new evidence they boost your risk of heart attack by up to 20%. I know it’s frustrating to hear another prescription drug is doing terrible things to your body. But today, I’ll show you a few options that will shut down heartburn almost immediately. These options are safe, affordable, and easy to use. Let me expl...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Dissolvable Metal Implants Disappear Once Patient Heals
Researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) are investigating magnesium alloys as a dissolvable biomaterial for medical devices. Their goal is to overcome the potential long-term complications of permanent metal screws, plates, pins, staples, and stents by designing an implant that will disappear as the patient heals. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Nutritionist Charlotte Watts reveals how stress builds up in the body and how to beat
We reveal the seven 'stress suits' - the common ways tension manifests in different people. And from eating magnesium to doing backbends, we share the best ways of beating built up pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out Of Coffee? Eat These 10 Foods For Energy Instead
Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market By Gina Vaynshteyn for Thrive Market Like most people who struggle to stay awake during the day, I absolutely need a cup of coffee to get me going -- and stay going. Caffeine is fine in moderation, and an addict probably shouldn't eliminate it cold turkey, but nobody should be relying on coffee alone to keep their energy up. Luckily, there are other foods that provide that same, lasting jolt. You don't need that afternoon latte to perk you up -- just work in one of these healthy snacks. 1. Almonds (or really any kind of nuts) No matter how many times we hear about their numerous he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start Your Day Healthy: The Benefits of Breakfast
This study, along with other studies with similar results, showed that a protein-rich breakfast led to less hunger throughout the day and saw favorable changes in the hormones and brain signals that control appetite. This Egg White and Vegetable Frittata is another outstanding way to get in a protein-rich breakfast. This recipe is great to make in batches; just freeze the extras and then pop them in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast. Tofu Morning Tofu and Vegetable Scramble is another protein and nutrient rich way to get your day started in a healthy way. It's abundant in nutrients and antioxidants including p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 DIY Stress Hacks Using What's in Your Closet
When we keep stress in the closet, it doesn't do us much good. Instead, use what's in there to bring about better mental clarity and health. These DIY stress hacks are simple, proven means to bring about some well-deserved recalibration. Try them out to see what brings maximum impact to your stress bottom line. 1. Towel as a yoga mat. Grab your favorite towel and get your Zen on. Research is increasingly demonstrating the positive effects of yoga on our brains and bodies. Try out some of these popular poses for 20 minutes and notice the relief. 2. Questionable fashion choices as comic relief. Yes, even fashionistas an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What Happens After You Die
(Photo: © Lightning + Kinglyface and Jess Bonham) Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi.“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the fresher a body is, the easier it is for me to work on.”Williams speaks softly and has a happy-go-lucky demeanor that belies the nature of her work. Raised and now employed at a family-run funeral home i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About Sports Drinks
I’ve successfully treated thousands of patents over the years using a very simple philosophy – your body knows what’s best for it. That’s why whenever I finish one of my intense exercise workouts, nothing tastes better than pure, cold water – preferably at two degrees above freezing. No flavors… No fizz…  No colors… No additives… Just good ol’ fresh water. I don’t drink sports beverages like Gatorade and Powerade. And I don’t recommend them to the patients at my wellness clinic, either – even after strenuous game of tennis in the hot sun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition chemical dyes hydration protein sports drinks sugar water Source Type: news

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD I’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, science shows you can also eat your way happier! If you’re in need of a little more glee, here are six research-backed “better mood foods” to build into your eating repertoire. Probiotic-rich foods In a recent Dutch study, 20 healthy volunteers received either a probiotic supplement or a placebo for fou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probing iron chemistry in the deep mantle
Upper mantle carbonates are magnesium-rich and iron-poor. Under lower mantle conditions, it is thought that the arrangement of electrons in carbonate minerals changes under the pressure stress in such a way that iron may be significantly redistributed. A research team has now focused on the high-pressure chemistry of a carbonate mineral called siderite, FeCO3, commonly found in hydrothermal vents. Their findings help resolve questions about the presence of iron-containing lower mantle carbonates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up
If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both 2001: A Space Odyssey and the 2010 sequel, it’s now. At the end of that second movie, the universe unfolds before a group of astronauts exploring the Jupiter system, and as they marvel at it, HAL gives them a simple warning: All these worlds are yours—except Europa. Attempt no landing there. That’s a rule that’s getting harder not to break. Europa is one of the four large moons of Jupiter, and easily its most compelling. Its entire surface is covered in a thick rind of water ice, with what is almost ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Europa exobiology jupiter Life NASA space Source Type: news

A metal composite that will (literally) float your boat
Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. This first lightweight syntactic foam also holds promise for automotive fuel economy because of its heat resistance. The magnesium alloy matrix composite is reinforced with silicon carbide hollow particles and is strong enough to withstand rigorous conditions faced in the marine environment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Magnesium Deficiency: The Real Emperor of All Maladies?Magnesium Deficiency: The Real Emperor of All Maladies?
Occult magnesium deficiency may be responsible for innumerable ailments, but plasma and serum levels are unreliable measures. Dr Lundberg offers his advice for addressing this important problem. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 12, 2015 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Do YOU get leg cramps at night? Eat some broccoli
Lack of magnesium is the most common cause of leg cramps, but only one in six people surveyed is aware of the link, researchers from the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case report of bittern intoxication - Jung HM, Paik JH, Kim JH, Han SB.
Bittern is made from marine water after extraction of salt, and its major components include magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride and magnesium bromide. For a long time, it has been used as the main ingredient of tofu ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

How Common Are Tremors in Childhood?
Discussion Tremor is one of several movement disorders in childhood including tics, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, and sterotypy. Tremors are a rhythmic oscillating involuntary movement across a joint axis. They are the result of normal or accentuated postural or muscular processes. They are categorized as follows: Rest tremor – occurs during rest and stops with movement Action tremor- occurs during a voluntary activity Kinetic tremor- occurs when limb is moving Postural tremor – occurs when the limb is stationary but held against gravity Isometric tremor – occurs when limb is stationary but is exerting a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bone Broth Is The Morning Drink That Will Start Your Day Off Right
You may be hearing growing talk about bone broth lately -- actress Shailene Woodley recently revealed she's been a huge fan -- and, according to health and wellness experts, there's good reason for it. Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue of Well + Good agree that it's definitely time to make room in your diet for this healthy, beneficial drink. Bone broth, Gelula and Brue explain in the above video from #OWNSHOW, is essentially slow-cooked soup made using the bones of anything from beef to chicken. "Bone broth has so many benefits," Brue says. "They're filled with calcium [and] magnesium, which is said to be gre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium Intake and Depression in AdultsMagnesium Intake and Depression in Adults
Could low magnesium intake be a risk factor for depression? Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Dissolvable surgical clip, 5 mm in size, made of a magnesium alloy
A safe surgical clip that dissolves, which is absorbed by the body after a certain period of time, has been created by researchers. Clinical use of this clip is expected because it can reduce the rate of postoperative complications and minimize problems associated with diagnostic imaging. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A dissolvable surgical clip -- 5 mm in size made of a magnesium alloy
(Kobe University) Kobe University has developed a safe surgical clip that dissolves and be absorbed by the body after a certain period of time. Clinical use of this clip is expected because it can reduce the rate of postoperative complications and minimize problems associated with diagnostic imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

These Special Omega-3s Beat Depression
Over the years, I’ve seen an increasing number of patients at my wellness clinic suffering from depression – many without even knowing it. This terrible rise is a reflection of a growing epidemic of depression that’s happening all over the Western world. Depression is often hard to diagnose, because the individual symptoms often point to so many other things. Psychiatrists often talk about chemical imbalances in the brain – as if they really know what the right balance should be. They don’t. In fact, they’re guessing. And it’s hard to calculate the very real impact of spending ever...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition antioxidant astaxanthin depression DHA EPA krill oil omega-3 fatty acids suicide Source Type: news

Beyond the lithium ion: Significant step toward a better performing battery
Researchers have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those in many of today's devices. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out
This study was small so more research is needed to confirm the results—but considering yogurt is full of calcium and protein in addition to probiotics, you really can't go wrong by adding more of it to your diet. Salmon. When you're stressed, it can ratchet up anxiety hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. "The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon have anti-inflammatory properties that may help counteract the negative effects of stress hormones," says Lisa Cimperman, RD, of the University Hospitals Case Medical Center and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In a study funded by the Nati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do we know the best treatment for jellyfish stings?
2.5 out of 5 stars What is the Most Effective Treatment for Relieving the Pain of a Jellyfish Sting? Ostermayer DG, Koyfman A.  Ann Emerg Med 2015 Apr;65:432-433. Reference This short article manages to pack a maximum amount of confusion into a very small space. The authors perform a literature search to find evidence that would answer their title question, but come up with only a single relevant randomized controlled trial that included exclusively stings from a specific jellyfish, the bluebottle (Physalia). That study involved 96 subjects with apparent bluebottle stings, and compared immersion of the affected b...
Source: The Poison Review - April 2, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical bluebottle jellyfish peeing physalia portuguese man of war sting treatment urine vinegar Source Type: news

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a gastroenterologist had yielded the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after testing that included an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, blood work, and an MRI -- all of which were essentially normal. Rosie's doctor prescribed Amitiza, a drug typically given for constipation, which caused her nausea and abdominal pain. She stopped taking i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news