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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

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Anti-ageing diet: The THREE vegetables to combat dementia, wrinkles and arthritis REVEALED
AGEING does always have to be inevitable, and eating a diet rich in vegetables - such as aubergine, red peppers and brussels sprouts - could help turn back time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news

Sid Wainer & Son ® Initiates Class 1 Recall for Jansal Valley® Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers Due to Possible Health Risk
Sid Wainer& Son ® of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley® brand Dried Chili De Arbol Peppers because it does not have the proper allergens identified, being peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain
For decades mainstream medicine told us that dying neurons are the problem with an aging brain. But the difference between an old brain and a sharp, young brain isn’t just neurons… You see, mental function depends on two kinds of brain cells. Neurons are just half the story. In fact, when scientists studied Albert Einstein’s brain they found he had a wealth of “other” brain cells that accounted for his genius.  I’m talking about “glia,” or “glial” brain cells. Scientists have known about glial cells for a long time. But they thought they were just support ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: How to make soup without a recipe
You can create a comforting pot of soup anytime, with ingredients that you have on hand. Raid your pantry and clean out your crisper drawer. Look for hearty vegetables that you can use to build a soup base ? an onion or leek, a couple of carrots or celery stalks, maybe a bell pepper. Then, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

For NFL Teams, Unity Is the Message
This article originally appeared on SI.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Vrentas / SI Tags: Uncategorized National Anthem NFL onetime president trump Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Snack smarter with homemade hummus
This garbanzo-based dip is quick and cheap. Plus, it's packed with protein, fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients. This video shows you how to whip together two hummus options ? savory Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and nutty-sweet Peanut Butter Hummus. The latter is an unexpected twist that's delicious on apple slices or celery sticks. Each [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Merriam-Webster ’s New Words Perfectly Sum Up America’s Political Climate
Merriam-Webster announced Monday that about 250 new terms were added to the dictionary’s ranks. Newly defined words often reflect people’s preoccupations — whether in technology or pop culture— and several terms in this batch reflect America’s current political climate. Merriam-Webster has, for example, been tracking alt-right since the term gained prominence during the 2016 election, and editors have seen spikes in attempted lookups for the term in recent months. The term is now defined in the dictionary as follows: alt-right: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized alt right Donald Trump language Source Type: news

Here Are All the Books Hillary Clinton Name-Drops in Her New Memoir
Hillary Clinton doesn’t just want you to read her campaign memoir. It turns out she thinks you should read a few more books. In “What Happened,” the former Secretary of State reflects on her failed presidential campaign, reflecting on her concerns about the direction President Trump is taking the country and how she handled her loss. Clinton peppers the book with references to books that she thinks help explain Trump’s rise and how America should respond to it as well as poems, novels and essays that inspired her and helped her cope with her loss. Here’s a look at the books she namechecks: Cl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Books hillary clinton Source Type: news

Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 m...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

High doses of vitamin C could help fight blood cancer
Found in high levels in oranges, peppers and kale, scientists at the Perlmutter Cancer Centre in New York believe it encourages blood cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of tumours, to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chilesaurus is the dinosaur discovery of the century | Brian Switek
This herbivorous creature could be the missing link in the dinosaur family tree, changing everything we think we know about their evolutionChilesaurus doesn ’t look like the kind of dinosaur that would kick up much of a fuss. The Jurassic saurian – named for the country, not the tasty peppers – was a small, bipedal herbivore that munched on plants over 150m years ago. It didn’t have nasty teeth, crazy horns, or the immense body size that typical ly launch the careers of Mesozoic celebrities. The creature’s secret is more subtle, and plays into a controversial reshuffling of the dinosaur family...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brian Switek Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Fossils Zoology Science UK news Source Type: news

Weight loss news: THIS vegetable could be the key to preventing obesity as you age
WEIGHT loss is often heavily influenced by metabolism, but new research has found an extract in red hot peppers may speed it up as you get older, and therefore help you ward off obesity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows supplementation of capsicum extract helps increase metabolic rate
(OmniActive Health Technologies) Newly published study shows supplementation of capsicum extract helps increase metabolic rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Imported Hot Peppers Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Imported Hot Peppers
This investigation highlights the importance of using epidemiologic data together with whole-genome sequencing to determine the source of foodborne outbreaks.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do chili peppers give us the hiccups?
From the Carolina Reaper to the newly discovered Dragon's Breath, chili peppers are getting hotter. Find out what happens when the chili hiccups strike. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Watch Serena Williams Play Tennis While Very Pregnant Like The Badass She Is
Serena Williams is living her best pregnant life. The tennis star has been jet-setting, attending fabulous events and just generally slaying since the news of her pregnancy broke in April. And at seven months along, she’s not letting this new phase of her life get in the way of her biggest passion: tennis.  On Thursday, Williams posted a video of herself back on the court while visibly pregnant on Instagram. A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Jun 15, 2017 at 5:56am PDT Clearly, she’s still got it. Williams accidentally announced she was expecting her first child with fianc&eac...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polenta with roasted red pepper coulis
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Hot Chili Peppers For A Longer Life
WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 -- Variety is often called the spice of life. Now it turns out that an actual spice -- chili peppers -- may be the key to a longer one. A multi-year study done in China, where chili peppers are one of the most popular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers
WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 -- Variety is often called the spice of life. Now it turns out that an actual spice -- chili peppers -- may be the key to a longer one. A multi-year study done in China, where chili peppers are one of the most popular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering?  The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.”  Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana
A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.  The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Researchers say chemicals found in the peppers and marijuana interact with the same receptor in our stomachs. Scientists first focused on the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for the hot sensation of eating a chili pepper. They fed capsaicin to mice, and “f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana
A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.  The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Researchers say chemicals found in the peppers and marijuana interact with the same receptor in our stomachs. Scientists first focused on the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for the hot sensation of eating a chili pepper. They fed capsaicin to mice, and “f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chili peppers, marijuana may reduce gut inflammation
Researchers have found that chili peppers and edible marijuana target the same receptor in the gastrointestinal tract to reduce gut inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Feel the burn: why do we love chilli?
It ’s not just about the flavour – or even the pain. In this extract from his new book, Bob Holmes uncovers the pharmacology and psychology behind humanity’s heat-seeking desireI’ve been procrastinating. On my dining room table I have lined up three hot peppers: one habanero, flame-orange and lantern-shaped; one skinny little Thai bird ’s eye chilli; and one relatively innocuous jalapeño, looking by comparison like a big green zeppelin. My mission, should I choose to accept, is to eat them.In ordinary life, I ’m at least moderately fond of hot peppers. My fridge has three kinds of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bob Holmes Tags: Food & drink Life and style Psychology Curry Food and drink Science Books Source Type: news

Compound in hot peppers found to halt growth of breast cancer cells
(Natural News) Capsaicin, an active ingredient that gives chilies and peppers their pungent taste, was shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, a study found. To assess this, German researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and their colleagues used the SUM149PT cell culture, which serves as a model for highly aggressive forms of breast cancer such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roasted red pepper with feta salad
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roasted red pepper with feta salad
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - March 30, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted red pepper hummus
See how easy it is to make homemade hummus with roasted red peppers! Use as a spread for wraps or sandwiches.?You can refrigerate hummus up to 1 week. Each Thursday 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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Recipe: Roasted red pepper with feta salad
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is Your Body On Spicy Foods
While some of us avoid restaurant meal descriptions including words like cayenne, chili, and habanero, others jump on board. And new research suggests there might be a heart-healthy benefit to eating spicy foods.  A large study recently published in the journal PLOS One looked at the connection between hot red chili pepper consumption and mortality. Researchers from the University of Vermont surveyed a nationally representative sample of 16,179 U.S. adults over the course of 6 years, finding that those who ate hot peppers at least once a month had a 13 percent reduced risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. The st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Chili Peppers May Extend Life
: Study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat Peppers, Live Longer?
Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer, a new analysis reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Chili Peppers Longevity Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Hot red chilli peppers linked to longer lifespan
Conclusions The researchers conclude from their observational study that hot chillies may be beneficial to health. However, there are several points to bear in mind: This is observational survey data that can't prove direct cause and effect. The researchers have made a valiant attempt in following the survey participants for mortality outcomes for almost 20 years, and tried to adjust for many different health and lifestyle factors that could be influencing the link. However, it is still likely that these adjustments have not been able to fully account for all of these factors – and there may be other unmeasured fac...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eating hot red chili peppers may help us live longer
A study of more than 16,000 U.S. adults suggests that consuming red hot chili peppers might lower the risk of all-cause mortality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How hot chilli peppers could help you live longer
A study by Vermont University in the US, found that consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with reduced mortality, with the chillies warding of heart conditions and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating hot chili peppers linked to decreased mortality: Study
Amy WallaceBURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont have found that consuming hot red chili peppers may reduce total mortality. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat hot peppers for a longer life? Study
Consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality, a large prospective study has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality
(University of Vermont) A large prospective study has found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

15 Healthy Snacks For Work That You Can Keep At Your Desk
For SELF, by Alexa Tucker.Hail to the snack drawer. Having healthy snacks for work on-hand at the office is key for staying fueled and focused when you need it most. Whether you’re in the middle of a big project or you’re chained to your desk with a looming deadline, they’ll help keep your energy up and your blood sugar stable during an afternoon slump, says Brittany Kohn, M.S., R.D. Plus, “if you’re prepared with your own healthy snacks you won’t be tempted by any unhealthy choices available at the office,” she adds. Game, set, match, stale donuts and birthday cake in t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turns Out Oranges Aren't The Best Source Of Vitamin C, After All
It’s that time of year. The time of year when everyone around us is sick and all us healthy people are popping Emergen-Cs and vitamin C tablets in a desperate attempt to try to remain well. Here’s the thing you should know: despite the commonly held belief, vitamin C doesn’t actually help you fight a cold ― it took 50 years of research to conclude that.  But just because it can’t keep you from getting sick, that doesn’t mean you should discard vitamin C altogether. It is a crucial part of a healthy diet. Vitamin C is believed to help us stay healthy against cardiovascular disease, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news