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Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study
New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumersWolfing down a mountain of fruit and vegetables every day offers no more benefit in staving off death than eating just three to four portions, researchers have found, adding that the findings could have important ramifications for those on low incomes.The World Health Organisation currently recommends individuals eat at least 400g of fruit, vegetables and legumes – plants such as peas and beans – each day, although recent studie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Health Fruit Vegetables Food & drink Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Structure and assembly mechanism of plant C2S2M2-type PSII-LHCII supercomplex
In plants, the photosynthetic machinery photosystem II (PSII) consists of a core complex associated with variable numbers of light-harvesting complexes II (LHCIIs). The supercomplex, comprising a dimeric core and two strongly bound and two moderately bound LHCIIs (C2S2M2), is the dominant form in plants acclimated to limited light. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of two forms of C2S2M2 (termed stacked and unstacked) from Pisum sativum at 2.7- and 3.2-angstrom resolution, respectively. In each C2S2M2, the moderately bound LHCII assembles specifically with a peripheral antenna complex CP24-CP29 heter...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Su, X., Ma, J., Wei, X., Cao, P., Zhu, D., Chang, W., Liu, Z., Zhang, X., Li, M. Tags: Biochemistry, Botany reports Source Type: news

Salmonella Infections Linked to Shelled Peas Sold at Three Wisconsin Farmers Markets
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and four Local Health Departments are investigating at least seven cases of salmonellosis affecting people in four Wisconsin counties. All seven of the patients consumed fresh shelled peas purchased at farmers markets. Shelled peas are loose, no longer in their pod. The investigation shows that at least seven people infected with the same strain of...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Chic-A-Peas, LLC Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Chic-a-Peas, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas 2 oz. packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Promising peas' potential in big sky country
(American Society of Agronomy) Changing over from all wheat to wheat-pea rotations can be uncertain. To help, researchers have been studying how pea genetics interact with the environment to affect crop yields, pea protein and starch content for market demands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lentils: The Forgotten Legumes
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 -- Lentils may be the least well known members of the legume family. Like dried peas and beans, these plant-based foods are rich in fiber, protein, minerals and other nutrients with virtually no fat, according to the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sherman County, OR, considers making organic farming illegal, wants to FORCIBLY spray "rogue" organic farm with Roundup
(Natural News) Azure Farm is a beautiful organic farm in Oregon which provides most of Azure Standard’s competitively priced organic beef, field peas, Einkorn and wheat to consumers around the country. Now, a change in Oregon’s laws has put the very existence of the farm and others like it at risk. While Oregon state laws... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Cured Their Childrens ’ Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Can Cure Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Oregon government demands organic farm be POISONED with RoundUp (glyphosate), essentially at gunpoint
(Natural News) Azure Standard, a beautiful 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon, which has been providing competitively priced beef, field peas, Einkorn and organic wheat to consumers around the country for nearly two decades, is under attack. Oregon state law mandates that farmers control certain noxious weeds, including Canadian Thistle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seek And Ye Shall Find: Canadians Report Weed Killer Detected in 30 Percent of Food Tested
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone where the U.S. government dares not tread – testing thousands of foods commonly consumed by its citizens for residues of a controversial herbicide linked to cancer. And the findings are less than appetizing. The agency said it found the pesticide known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup branded herbicides and other products, in 29.7 percent of 3,188 foods tested in 2015 and 2016. Glyphosate was found in 47.4 percent of beans, peas and lentil products; 36.6 percent of grain products; and 31 percent of baby cereals, the agency report states. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health Risk
Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season's Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season ’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health
Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,920 packages of 16 ounce Season ’s Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune syst ems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Diabetes news: Your risk could be lowered if you eat THESE foods
LENTILS, chickpeas, peas and beans can lower the risk of diabetes in people at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ripple non-dairy promises as much protein as cow's milk
Ripple's "milk" is made from yellow peas (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harnessing 'brute force' could be key to creating new antibiotics
Conclusions This laboratory study furthers understanding of the mechanisms by which antibacterial drugs target and destroy bacteria. The answer seems to lie in how effectively the drug can bind to target molecules on the bacterial surface membrane. When the force of this binding exerts sufficient mechanical strain on the cell surface, then the bacteria breaks apart and is destroyed. It shows that the strongest antibacterials that we have, such as vancomycin, are currently not infallible. That we could reach a point where we have bacterial infections that not even the strongest antibiotics are able to fight is a major pu...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Loblaw recalls President's Choice baby food due to botulism risk
Loblaw Co., the parent company of No Frills, Loblaws and Superstore grocery chains, has recalled its PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry and Green Pea strained baby food because of a food poisoning threat. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

New Moodle Class Regarding Genetics and Health
Were you unable to make it to the in-person classes of, “We’re Way Past Peas: Uses of Genetic Information to Understand Human Health and Guide Health Care Decision Making”? Now it is available as a Moodle class where attendees can work asynchronously during the month of March. The class consist of four topics such as learning some of the principles of genetics and how it is used in health care and consumer information which includes direct-to-consumer testing, the Precision Medicine Initiative and more. The class also includes a webinar portion where the instructors will demonstrate resourc...
Source: Dragonfly - February 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

County Commission resolution would strike funding to Memphis Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis (PPGMR) has asked its supporters to show up for the Shelby County Commission committee meeting tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Feb. 1) because it appears it will be cut out of a federal grant it was awarded a few months ago for HIV prevention services. In November, PPGMR was one of four organizations — along with Friends for Life, Partnership to Ends AIDS Status (PEAS) and Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being — awarded federal contracts for HIV prevention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

County Commission resolution would strike funding to Memphis Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis (PPGMR) has asked its supporters to show up for the Shelby County Commission committee meeting tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Feb. 1) because it appears it will be cut out of a federal grant it was awarded a few months ago for HIV prevention services. In November, PPGMR was one of four organizations — along with Friends for Life, Partnership to Ends AIDS Status (PEAS) and Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being — awarded federal contracts for HIV prevention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the Beans
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 -- Legumes such as beans and peas make people feel fuller after a meal than meat, a small study shows. The study included 43 men who were served three different protein-rich meals in which patties made of beans and peas or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

7 Ways to Improvise In A Food Desert
“Dr. Hyman, I’m going to my in-laws for the holidays, and they live in a food desert,” a reader recently wrote. “Seriously, they have one grocery store and a McDonald’s. What do I do? I’m going to be there for almost 10 days!” Trust me when I say we’ve all been there. I’ve traveled to towns where I’ve felt forced to make the most of what is available and the options weren’t very impressive. Sometimes you have to improvise and do the best you can with what you have. It’s not your fault you can’t find real food in the average American town. The foo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guys, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas wants you to man up and get a cancer check
Guys: Jimmy Luis Gomez, a.k.a. Taboo of the multiple Grammy-winning pop band the Black Eyed Peas, wants you to man up and talk with your doctor about getting your testicles regularly checked for cancer.“I was diagnosed with Stage 2 testicular cancer in 2014 after six years of chronic back pain,”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Fell Source Type: news

A library for food security
(American Society of Agronomy) Researchers are uncovering the genome of cowpeas, also known as black-eyed peas, in response to challenging growing conditions and the need for food security. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Seven Essential Tips To Breaking Up With Sugar
As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar.Global recognition is building for the very real health concerns posed by large and increasing quantities of hidden sugar in our diets. This near-ubiquitous additive found in products from pasta sauces to mayonnaise has been in the headlines and in our discussions. The seemingly innocuous sweet treat raises eyebrows from community ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans and peas increase fullness more than meat
Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beans and peas increase fullness more than meat
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are Fresh Or Frozen Vegetables Best For Winter Stew?
The Question: Now that it’s getting cold, I’m making more soups and stews for dinner. Is it healthier to use fresh or frozen produce for these recipes? Winter is nearly upon us, which means one thing: It’s the season for pies, stews, soups and casseroles. And that leads to an important question: Should you use fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables to make your recipes healthier? “The nutritional content is pretty much the same in frozen versus fresh produce,” Rafael Perez-Escamilla, director of the Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health, told The Huffing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spicy snow peas
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taboo Of The Black Eyed Peas Has A Message For Cancer Patients
I'm speaking to people in all communities, Gomez said. With “cancer there’s no prejudice. There’s no age limit. It can happen to anybody.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

5 Dental Health Tips On How To Protect Your Teeth From Cold
It is a fact that the healthy teeth are the factor with the greatest influence on anyone's confidence. This is why we pay so much attention to our teeth. As we are slowly entering autumn the weather is gradually changing for the worse. Also, the temperature is dropping slowly and in couple of months it is going to be freezing outside. Did you know that cold weather may leave you prone to some of the dental problems? Some of us have sensitive teeth which certainly becomes annoying during winter season. This is the time of the year when sudden change in temperature is pretty common. It can cause either sharp, unsettling pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microneedling: How To Get Rid of Wrinkles and Scars
Like the rest of your body, your skin accumulates damage over the years from environmental toxins and bad habits like smoking or a poor diet. You might have visible scars on your face… or skin that’s been left with pits and pocks from childhood chicken pox or acne. If you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist, they’ll likely suggest an invasive and painful procedure with a long recovery. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a facelift if you want to look younger. And you don’t need a chemical peel to get smoother skin. How To Help Restore Your Skin I’ve been helping m...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Women's Health Source Type: news

These Adorable Triplets Are The Masters Of Dress-Up
These babies are taking coordinated costumes to the next level.  Jeremy and Ali Hynek are parents to 6-month-old Penelope, Ethan and Alejandra. The Utah parents call their triplets PEA (a combination of their first initials) or Sweet PEA and love to document their adventures together. As Halloween approaches, the fun is centering around costumes.  Day 8 Baby Costume Series: The Politicians. Bernie, Donald and Hilary never looked so good and let's be honest, never will . Happy Voter Registration day y'all! Go to @houselarsbuilt to find out how we did this look! Ethan was Bernie Sanders. Penelope was Dona...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Not-So-Fun Things About Menopause And Tips To Deal With Them
A recent small study by the manufacturer of the menopause relief supplement Amberen showed that a surprising number of women don’t know their peri-menopause from their post-menopause, so to speak. And so, with a little help from Marcy Letoureau, part of the Amberen NurseAid program, we put together a little menopausal survival guide.   1. Sex can hurt. Sure sex can be great and all, and we highly recommend indulging in it as often as you’d like, but just know that once you enter menopause, it can hurt.  During menopause, a woman’s vaginal walls become thinner, less elastic and more likely to tea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limited Number of Canned Vegetable Products, Primarily Non-Retail, Recalled for Possible Allergen Risk
Sager Creek Foods, Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 25, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart
Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aesthetics at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017: Ceramic innovations inspire
Precoloured veneering ceramics - infiltration method, staining techniques - economic production options for aesthetic restorations - a central theme of IDSPeople, who have beautiful eyes and lovely teeth, are beautiful. Because that is what the eye of the onlooker perceives first. The proportions have to be right and form a harmonious whole. As far as teeth are concerned, the dental industry has created a host of innovative methods and products over the past decades, which narrow the gap more and more between a high ideal and the achievable reality. These include modern diagnosis and therapy options (i.e. face scanners, ba...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Are drought-resistant crops in Africa the tech fix they're cracked up to be?
Biotech companies and non-profits are investing heavily in drought-resistant crops, but doubts remain over whether they are the best option for farmersThe rains are not what they once were in Kitui County. As climate change bites, the wet season is more erratic and drought has become an all-too-common phenomenon in this rural corner of eastern Kenya.This year, the community ’s produce of peas, sorghum and other staples failed to reach maturity because the rains arrived one month late, says Onesmus Mwangangi, an agricultural expert at the charityFarm Africa. “Farmers in this region have lost more than 80% of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Balch Tags: Guardian sustainable business Africa Environment Farming Genetics Global development Science Climate change Drought Water Source Type: news

A lock that cuts its own key
As a general rule, ligands bind to their cognate receptor noncovalently and induce a conformational change in the receptor that activates the receptor or enables it to interact with binding partners. Yao et al. and de Saint Germain et al. report that the α/β hydrolase DWARF14 (D14) is a strigolactone receptor, and this unusual receptor not only hydrolyzes its ligand but also forms a covalent attachment to the modified ligand. Strigolactones are carotenoid-derived plant hormones that regulate many developmental processes and trigger the germination of parasitic plants. One of the molecular processes triggered by ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Emotional Compost - Unlocking Personal Potential Through Emotional Clean Up
Herein lies a singular challenge to unlocking our potential within. We must first uncover the individual hiding under all the demands of life and work. Everything accumulates. The childhood, the relationships and the hurts. The good and the bad. The complicated and the beautiful. It piles and piles. Tucks away and perseveres. Buries and moves on. Life moves forward whether ready or not. All of which stunts our personal potential. I love imagery and connection. I think about the personification of all this stuff. What would it look like if we could 3D print our emotions? Look. Examine. Hold. Then recycle when necessary. Sco...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q: What eats 738,000 peas, spends 48 days in bed making love and fills up a whole bath with tears? A: YOU!
We pack a lot into our lives — which last, on average, 80 years for British men, and 84 years for British women. We also spend an awful lot of time doing some pretty boring stuff. And it all adds up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated: Additional Package Codes Of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, and Organic Peas Recalled Because of Possible Health Risk
ConAgra Foods of Chicago, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling additional package codes of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 29, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Reinventing a Canadian Crop As a Sweet Summer Treat
Timber. Maple Syrup. When asked of Canadian exports, you'd be forgiven if pulses didn't also spring to mind. Yet Canadian farmers are one of the biggest producers of pulses, the edible seeds of the legume family, such as peas, chickpeas and beans. In 2014, exports were valued at over $3 billion, shipping to more than 150 countries around the world each year. But why don't Canadians make more use of this key crop in our own country? There are many reasons why we should. Obesity rates in Canada tripled between 1985 and 2011. Pulses offer a food source that is not only high in protein and fibre, but remarkably low in fat. F...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling Obesity With a Secret Superfood Crop
Britain is waking up to its obesity issues. Currently in the UK, three in ten adults are overweight, and run a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer and heart disease. To combat this, a string of initiatives have recently been launched by the UK government. A tax on sugary drinks and a review of fast-food advertising aimed at children are among the strategies being implemented and discussed. But is enough being done to ensure more nutritious, convenient and affordable foods are on offer to consumers? How can we stop consumers reaching for that packet of crisps when hunger strikes? This is one of the questions the Glo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer is the perfect time to fine tune your diet
It’s July, and the year 2016 is half over! If in January you promised yourself that you’d eat healthier, it’s not too late! In fact, summer is a great time to fine tune and upgrade your diet. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a good roadmap. Here’s how you can get started. Establish a healthy eating pattern Rather than focus on nutrients, percentages, or grams, let’s eat real, whole food. Vegetables are the go-to food. Most are low in calories, high in fiber, and full of nutrients Fruit, especially whole fruits, are also key players in eating healthfully. They are loaded with ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: news

We Might Be Able To Grow Edible Food In Martian Soil
In a dystopian future where we’ve depleted the shrinking resources of our home planet and a few lonely, intrepid survivors are trying to eke out an existence on Mars, at least the vegetables won’t kill us. Probably. New research from scientists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands found that radishes, peas, tomatoes and rye grown in soil formulated to simulate the soil on Mars were safe to eat. The "Mars" dirt was enhanced with some organic matter from Earth that isn't present in soil from the red planet. The researchers have said previously that people colonizing Mars could theoretically ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news