Medical News Today: Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity
A new trial in rodents finds that capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, can lead to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tree shrew tolerance for spicy foods unlocked by researchers
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers accidentally observed tree shrews directly and actively consuming chili peppers, despite the deep geographic isolation between the animal and the food. To understand this tolerance for spicy food, they performed genomic and functional analyses on the tree shrew and its TRPV1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Citrus remoulade with seafood
Try a little citrus in your seafood dip this weekend. Remoulade pairs perfectly with seafood and you can add chipotle peppers, dill, Old Bay seasoning or capers to create different flavors. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Oleoresin capsicum spray and TASERs: a comparison of factors predicting use and effectiveness - Brandl SG, Stroshine MS.
In the last few decades, several less lethal forms of force have been introduced, adopted, and deployed by police agencies. Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray is now used in nearly every department across the United States; the Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle (T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is THIS the solution to Alzheimer's? Scientists believe the formula boosts memories
Researchers from the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland believe that a combination of nutrients found in trout, broccoli and peppers significantly improves the memories of patients after 18 months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nightshade allergies
This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this 53p vegetable three times a week to achieve longevity
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone wants to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple change to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet are peppers - but how often should you eat them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limit your intake of tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants if you have chronic pain; nightshades can contribute to inflammation
(Natural News) If you suffer from chronic pain, limit your consumption of tomatoes, eggplants, and other nightshades. It is believed that this plant group can contribute to inflammation. Nightshades, like tomatoes and eggplants, belong to the Solanaceae family which includes more than 2,000 species. This plant group has cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and steroid alkaloids, such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google's New Voice Bot Sounds, Um, Maybe Too Real
The company touts AI that peppers its conversation with "uh" and "hmm" to imitate the tics of human speech. Many observers took issue with how the bot apparently tricked a human on the phone.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa
This colorful salsa, made with bell peppers and pineapple, is the perfect topping for tortilla chips or grilled fish. And if you're in a rush, use roasted red peppers from a jar instead of roasting your own. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER
Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache."(Image credit: Maria Dattola Photography/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Strawberries, Spinach Top List Of Pesticide Contamination
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s springtime and many of us are craving colorful seasonal delights, like for example, a strawberry spinach salad, but strawberries and spinach both top the list when it comes to pesticide contamination. The Environmental Working Group found that one sample of strawberries tested positive for 22 different pesticides and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. Other members of the so-called “dirty dozen” include nectarines, apples, and grapes. Can rinsing your produce with water help get rid of pesticide residues? Yes. So does...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local dirty dozen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pesticides Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

One of the world’s hottest peppers offers insights into headaches
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

One of the world's hottest peppers and a 'thunderclap headache'
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Super-hot chili pepper lands man in the hospital
In a contest, he ate a "Carolina Reaper," one of the world's hottest chili peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Hot off the press: Can peppers cause headaches?
A man rushed to the hospital after participating in a chili-pepper-eating contest may have triggered a hot medical discovery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hot off the press: Can peppers cause headaches?
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chili pepper-eating contest lands man in the hospital
In a contest, he ate a "Carolina Reaper," one of the world's hottest chili peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiery pepper causes 'thunderclap' headache
(Reuters Health) - Eating super-hot chili peppers can have painful effects that extend beyond a blazing mouth, doctors warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man develops 'thunderclap headaches' after eating one of the world's hottest chili peppers
A 34-year-old man who ate a Carolina Reaper, one of the world's hottest chili peppers, during an eating competition developed dry heaves, severe neck pain and a "thunderclap headaches." The symptoms went on for days, according to a new report in BMJ Case Studies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Birds help produce rare wild chili peppers through symbiotic relationships
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Iowa State University revealed that a certain species of birds helps chili peppers grow in the wild. According to the researchers, the data from their study helped them learn more about “a mutualistic, or mutually beneficial, relationship between birds and chili peppers in the Mariana Islands.” Haldre Rogers, an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stuffed quinoa peppers
Stuffed peppers are often made with ground meat. This meatless version is just as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes and zucchini. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Video: Stuffed quinoa peppers
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Roasted red pepper hummus
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Roasted red bell pepper pineapple salsa
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Roasted red pepper pesto
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea opens up about OxyContin use
Flea, 55, the lead bassist for alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, says doctors should bear some of the blame for the opioid crisis in America after he was prescribed OxyContin in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news

Food waste is costing us all: The environmental and financial cost of spoiled food
(Natural News) You wouldn’t suspect bananas, apples, tomatoes, salad, sweet peppers, pears and grapes to be the primary culprits of a costly crime. Yet according to an AlphaGalileo article, a Swedish research team identified those aforementioned fresh produce to comprise nearly half of the food that goes to waste on the shelves of retail stores.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peppers, berries, leafy greens: What to eat to protect your brain from dementia, Parkinson’s
(Natural News) Eating fruits and vegetables offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals — and just about every nutrient that is beneficial for overall health. So it’s no surprise that they can also decrease your risk of developing dementia later in life. However, particular fruits and vegetables are especially good at fighting off dementia, and they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

7 unconventional uses for pepper
(Natural News) Pepper: it’s a humble seasoning and spice that no home nor restaurant kitchen can do without. Yet far from just adding a touch of heat to any dish, peppers have a wide array of uses. And many of these don’t even have anything to do with food. Read on to discover the various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Jamaican weed stabilizes blood sugar
It was pouring rain. I could barely see as I drove up the winding mountains. But I would not be deterred from my mission. I was on my way to finally meet Jamaica’s last living Maroon healer, Ivey Harris. I finally arrived at her secluded mountain home and she met me with open arms… and an umbrella. After the rain let up, she showed me around her home. Her yard is like an all-natural pharmacy. And she’s a walking herbal encyclopedia. One of my favorites was a Jamaican vine with weird-looking warty green fruit. Most people in the U.S. would call it a weed. Today, I grow it in my backyard here in South F...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Avandia blood sugar diabetes diabetics drug glucose high-carb insulin Source Type: news

Case series: treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome with capsaicin cream
3 out of 5 stars Resolution of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome with topical capsaicin in the emergency department: a case series. Dezieck L et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Sep;55:908-913. Abstract  Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a form of cyclic vomiting characterized by: chronic marijuana use recurrent vomiting, and lack of alternate explanation for symptoms A striking feature is that although CHS-induced nausea and vomiting are frequently resistant to standard antiemetics such as ondansetron, patients often report that very hot showers or baths relieve their symptoms. Several years ago, Jeff Lapoint ...
Source: The Poison Review - December 5, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome capsaicin treatment TRPV1 receptor Source Type: news

6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Checking into Rehab: An Interview with VH1 Addiction Counselor Bob Forrest
The gentleman on the other end of the telephone line has seen the best and worst of humanity and has soared and stumbled, struggled and survived. He emerged from the throes of addiction to claim a new identity; Rehab Bob. According to his website, “Bob Forrest lived a drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s as the frontman for Thelonious Monster. He was known as one of the worst junkies in Hollywood at the time. But after 24 stints in rehab, he finally got sober in 1996. Since then he has dedicated his life to becoming a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the u...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Celebrity Rehab Drug rehabilitation opiate addiction opioid crisis Source Type: news

School Lunches: What can we do?
From the desk of Kim Gubbins, CPNPWe are three months into the new school year and do school lunches have you stressed, bored and lacking? Are your kids already complaining about the same old same old and wishing they could just eat hot lunch pizza everyday? So, let ’s get inspired and figure out fresh new lunch ideas.I know schools are working harder at feeding our children a healthier lunch, but let me honest, most school cafeterias are serving pizza, burgers and fried chicken patties on a daily basis. And with 17%-20% of children in the United States being obese, I feel that packing lunch is a significantly health...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Source Type: news

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

Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes bagged broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes Meijer-brand broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news