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Pumpkin spice latte science of the craving
The pumpkin spiced latte combines spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with sugar. This combination influences cravings in the brain.The caffeine also influences what the body craves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube's AsapSCIENCE works out how everyday food kills
Youtube channel AsapSCIENCE has revealed in two hit videos what can kill you if you eat or drink enough of it. It would take 1,000 oranges to kill you, but only two teaspoons of nutmeg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #110: Nutmeg (John Legend & Stephen Colbert)
Started thinking about this song again earlier in the week as I prepared to take part in an hour-long discussion of the spice on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show. The discussion touched on many aspects the spice: historical, economic, culinary, medicinal, and toxicological. To listen to the show, click here. To read my 2011 Emergency Medicine News column about nutmeg, click here. (Source: The Poison Review)
Source: The Poison Review - May 7, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical john legend nutmeg stephen colbert tox tunes Source Type: news

Make your own anti-inflammatory nutmeg facial cleanser to combat acne
(NaturalNews) You might already know how much better nutmeg can make meals, but did you know that it can have a similarly positive effect on your skin? That’s right – the same spice that lends that homemade warmth to everything from pumpkin bread to béchamel can work wonders on your complexion. In fact, nutmeg is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid holiday gorging and stay healthy
A holiday celebration just isn ’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: Family meals, office parties and holiday reunions mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more.And there lies the challenge: How do we avoid the trap of overeating?Overeating can be a big problem. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicinefound that weight gained during the holidays can stick around for most of the year.There are ways to both enjoy the holidays and keep healthy at the same time, says Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian at theRonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.The first st...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Add These 6 Superfoods To Your Diet This Fall
Fall is right around the corner and many superfoods will hit their peak season. The autumn harvest brings a wide variety of healthy and delicious produce, from winter squash and sweet potatoes to pears and apples. We also often tend to crave different foods as the seasons turn. Here are some fall favorites to boost your health and your taste buds. Apples Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories. We have lots of varieties to choose from, from sweet to tart. Be sure to eat the skin which contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. As the weather cools off, I recommend a baked apple for dessert. Add ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Smart Smoothie: How to Make the Right Smoothie for Your Goals
Ahh smoothies... so many of us think they are the healthiest choice. Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart! It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories and sugar can get totally out of control and you are basically drinking dessert and empty calories. See below a list of categories of different things you can add to your smoothie. Based on your goals, palate, creativity and level of motivation, make your smoothies work for you. This could be a quick pre or post workout meal, a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why too much choice is stressing us out
From jeans to dating partners and TV subscriptions to schools, we think the more choices we have the better. But too many options create anxiety and leave us less satisfied. Could one answer lie in a return to the state monopolies of old?Once upon a time in Springfield, the Simpson family visited a new supermarket. Monstromart’s slogan was “where shopping is a baffling ordeal”. Product choice was unlimited, shelving reached the ceiling, nutmeg came in 12lb boxes and the express checkout had a sign reading, “1,000 items or less”. In the end the Simpsons returned to Apu’s Kwik-E-Mart.In do...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Jeffries Tags: Health & wellbeing Psychology Consumer affairs Dating Schools Internet Technology Pensions Life and style Source Type: news

The Perfect Little Tea Cake To Kick Off Fall
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Spice (Pepper, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Ginger, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cumin, Clove, Cardamom, Garlic) Market - Trends & Forecast to 2019
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's The Deal With Bulletproof Coffee?
Whether you’ve heard of it, read about it or maybe even tried it, Bulletproof coffee is all the rage lately. But why has adding butter to coffee become the new cream and sugar? Dave Asprey, the creator of the small company Bulletproof Coffee that popularized the concoction of coffee, butter and MCT oil, claims the high-fat diet can lead to weight loss. Other supporters say it gives you an extra energy boost, helps you avoid the afternoon crash and keeps you mentally focused. Yet skeptics point out concerns with the high amount of saturated fat and number of calories. We wanted to get the inside scoop from our read...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The science and magic of mulled wine
The holidays are almost over, but the cold weather provides an excellent excuse to keep the sensory memory of Christmas alive just a little longer with a warming glass of mulled wineAcross the boundless east we drove,Where those long swells of breaker sweepThe nutmeg rocks and isles of clove.TennysonMulled wine is one of my winter highlights; the welcoming warmth of a glass of spiced wine after a long walk in the cold is just wonderful. At its best, mulled wine brings the smells and thoughts of Christmas flooding back whatever the season. At its worst, however, it is sickly sweet, acidic and inconsistent from batch to batc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Andy Connelly Tags: Food science Biochemistry and molecular biology & drink Life and style Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the good things in our lives, including great food. This year, try some healthier holiday recipes that are just as delicious and comforting as traditional holidays treats. The team at Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center has provided a few recipes for your Thanksgiving feast. Give them a try, and be creative with your own. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start a new tradition for the dinner table. APPETIZER: Hearty Crackers with Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread~ Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 medium apples 1/4 cup raw almonds (about 40) 2 tablespoons orange juice Directions: Remove ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ramya Rajpurohit Tags: All posts healthy cooking for the whole family healthy eating Heart Center holidays recipes thanksgiving with family Thanksgving Source Type: news

Poison Pen: A Warning on Nutmeg
This holiday season, measure your nutmeg carefully. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 25, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By DEBORAH BLUM Tags: Poisoning and Poisons Nutmeg Spices Poison Pen Holidays and Special Occasions Featured Source Type: news

Poison Pen: A Warning on Nutmeg
This holiday season, measure your nutmeg carefully. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DEBORAH BLUM Tags: Poisoning and Poisons Nutmeg Spices Poison Pen Holidays and Special Occasions Featured Source Type: news

Holiday Happiness Starts Now
I love the holidays with all my heart. I wait all year, anticipatory as a child, to be able to play Christmas carols without apologies. Truth is, from November through New Year's, my life takes on an incandescence undreamed of in the rest of my work-a-day year. Music, decorations, lights, tinsel, a lifetime's worth of carefully-wrapped treasures -- all find their way out of attic or basement and into a house made magical by the memory of Christmas Past. Right after Thanksgiving, we chop down a tree at the local farm, then pray for snow and enough nippy New England nights to keep it going through New Years. And invariably ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin: More Than Just Pie
We carve faces in them and love the pies, but pumpkin, it turns out, is actually a very nutritious gourd with so many great beneficial components that can make it a great side dish to many meals, much like sweet potatoes, only without a blood sugar spike. It's in the same plant family as squash, cucumber and melons, very similar to butternut squash, yet it's mostly forgotten and left out of our diet. Its bright orange color denotes a rich content of carotenoids, the precursors to vitamin A. Nurses Health Studies indicate that a diet high in carotenoids can decrease the risk of cataracts and cancer. Pumpkin is chock full ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retrospective review of nutmeg toxicity
2.5 out of 5 stars Nutmeg Poisonings: A Retrospective Review of 10 Years Experience from the Illinois Poison Center: 2001-2011. Ehrenpreis JE et al. J Med Toxicol 2014;10:148-151. Abstract Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the eggnog bowl . . . Nutmeg is the seed of the aromatic evergreen Myristica fragrans. It contains a number of volatile oils, some of which may be metabolized to monoamine oxidase inhibitors or amphetamine-like substances. Manifestations of nutmeg toxicity are quite similar to those of the anticholinergic syndrome, including dry mouth, flushing, tachycardia, tremor, urinary r...
Source: The Poison Review - July 10, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical anticholinergic syndrome myristica fragrans nutmeg Source Type: news

Nutmeg poisonings: A retrospective review of 10 years experience from the Illinois poison center, 2001-2011 - Ehrenpreis JE, DesLauriers C, Lank P, Armstrong PK, Leikin JB.
Nutmeg is a commonly consumed spice. The toxic effects of nutmeg have been purported to be due mainly to myristicin oil. Prior poison center series of nutmeg exposures show very few unintentional exposures of nutmeg to children younger than 13. Case series... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acute intoxication with nutmeg used as a recreational purpose--a case report - Sein Anand J, Barwina M, Waldman W.
We present a case of acute nutmeg poisoning used for recreational purposes. Poisoning had a stormy clinical course with symptoms of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and nervous system. The widespread availability of nutmeg suggests that real number of thes... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nutmeg High Is On The Rise... Can It Cause Cancer?
Did you know that a plethora of young adults are using a common cooking spice as a recreational drug? Do a quick search YouTube and you'll find a ton of videos featuring young adults filming themselves as eating spoonfuls of nutmeg. Nutmeg --the same spice that adds flavor to oatmeal cookies and apple pie-- is getting young people high at an increasing rate. It is being consumed by the teaspoonful to produce a high last arrives several hours later. Recently, I was asked if getting "high" off nutmeg on a regular basis would cause cancer. That is an excellent question as our diet can definitely influence cancer dev...
Source: About.com Cancer - December 31, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ISS crew over the moon with gourmet menu
Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse teams up with Breton food packagers to satisfy appetites on the satelliteIt may be one small step for cooking, but it is a giant leap for haute cuisine.Duck breast with capers, Breton lobster, organic quinoa with seaweed and celeriac puree, lemon chutney and chocolate cake are going where little fancy food has previously ventured … space, the final frontier.Nasa has commissioned one of the most celebrated masters of Gallic gastronomy and a Breton canned meat company to come up with fresh, "special occasion" menus for astronauts and cosmonauts in the International Sp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher Tags: The Guardian World news Food & drink International Space Station Food science European Space Agency Source Type: news

ISS crew over the moon with new gourmet menu
Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse teams up with Breton food packagers to satisfy appetites on the satelliteIt may be one small step for cooking, but it is a giant leap for haute cuisine.Duck breast with capers, Breton lobster, organic quinoa with seaweed and celeriac puree, lemon chutney and chocolate cake are going where little fancy food has previously ventured … space, the final frontier.Nasa has commissioned one of the most celebrated masters of Gallic gastronomy and a Breton canned meat company to come up with fresh, "special occasion" menus for astronauts and cosmonauts in the International Sp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher Tags: The Guardian World news Food & drink International Space Station Food science European Space Agency Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends and great food. This year, try making healthier alternatives to some of your favorite holiday dishes. The staff at Preventive Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital has researched some delicious and healthy recipes to put on your table this year. Remember, be creative and an extra side of vegetables never hurt anyone! APPETIZER: Butternut Squash Soup This year, instead of filling up on empty calories before the main meal, try eating a healthy soup! Ingredients A single (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts healthy eating thanksgiving with family Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace – review
In this book the naturalist and explorer who lived in Darwin's shadow reveals himself to be a truly extraordinary figureJust before Christmas, Science magazine published "an update of Wallace's zoogeographic regions of the world". The headline presumes immediate recognition by surname alone and it implies that the observations of a lone Victorian traveller and a self-taught naturalist were sufficiently sound to survive as standard biology for more than a century.Five generations of increasingly professional taxonomists, geneticists, systematists, ecologists, ornithologists, zoologists, ichthyologists and botanist...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tim Radford Tags: People in science Evolution Biology Culture guardian.co.uk Reviews History of science Books Anthropology Zoology Source Type: news

Kids Use Kitchen Items For Risky Games And Highs
WebMD Medical News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Dec. 28, 2012 — Common kitchen items like ground cinnamon and marshmallows are increasingly being used by kids for dangerous choking games and cheap, easy highs, a toxicologist warns. “A lot of these spices and household products are around all year. But during the holidays, kids are out of school. So they have less structure and may spend more time on the Internet, where they can learn about choking games and other ways to get high,” says Christina Hantsch, MD, of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill.  “There is alwa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news