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The HEALTHIEST types of each fruit and vegetable revealed
Botanist James Wong has compiled a list of the healthiest varieties of fruits and vegetables in his new book: How To Eat Better. He reveals why baby plums are much healthier than beefsteak tomatoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Chefs Meet The Persian Pantry
Chef Hoss Zare's Persian frittata or kuku. World-renowned chef Jim Dodge, director of specialty culinary programs at Bon Appétit Management Company has embarked on a new culinary journey to train the food service pioneer's chefs the fundamental techniques and flavors of Persian cooking. Dodge has teamed up with the celebrated Iranian-American Chef Hoss Zaré, former owner at Fly Trap restaurant in San Francisco, to conduct a comprehensive training program for dozens of Bon Appétit chefs. From Persian frittatas with fresh herbs to chicken and pomegranate walnut sauce, the Dodge/Zaré road show f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Tips To Lower Diabetes Risk in Menopause During the Holidays
By now, most people have been to a holiday party or two. Lots of food, lots of eggnog and other carb laden alcoholic beverages, and lots of grazing all day long on all the boxes of candy friends and business acquaintances sent to us. It's easy to gain the five pounds most people gain during the holidays, and in the process, raise your blood sugar or glucose levels too high. That's your body letting you know you have prediabetes (higher than normal but still below diabetes levels) or diabetes, and unless you take action soon, your body won't like it. Diabetes silently sneaks up on you and if untreated, slowly weakens your ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching What You Put In Your Mouth Can Reduce Health Care Spending More Than Politicians
Much of what I write is about the expensive, inequitable and unnecessarily complex U.S. health care system. About how corporate interests control both our health care system and our government--regardless of who we vote for--and what we can do about it. I will continue to do that, but going forward I'll also write about what is going right, especially in the private sector and the nonprofit world. I'll be introducing you to individuals, businesses, health care providers and organizations that are operating outside of government and who are making a positive difference in the lives of Americans. I'll be starting with in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In praise of the humble fruit fly
Drosophila, the hard-working fruit fly widely used in genetics research, is a lot more like us than we might care to think. Time we got to know the little pestIn a series of rooms in theFly Facility of the Department of Genetics at Cambridge University, around 5m fruit flies are kept in test tubes at any given time. They ’re stored at different temperatures to determine varying lengths of life cycle – at 25C, it’s about 10 days; at cooler temperatures as long as five weeks.Out in the wild, there is no pest quite so sympathetic to human needs as the humble fruit fly. It may have spent the summer feasting o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Anthony Tags: Medical research Genetics Science Alzheimer's Biology Insects Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Treatment Alternatives To Bisphosphonates
Big Pharma employs a lot of very serious spin-doctors. I’ll give you a good example. Bisphosphonates For Osteoporosis? A new study just came out on bisphosphonate drugs. These are the most commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis. They’re worth about $8.5 billion per year to the drug companies. But this new study says that one-third of the women taking these drugs are still at high risk for fractures.  Now here’s what you have to understand. The study was done by a subsidiary of Merck & Co. They make Fosamax, one of the biggest bone drugs. So instead of saying the drugs don’t work ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

6 Things Solo Travel Teaches You
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. I still marvel I didn’t drop stone-cold dead from embarrassment during my first solo travel experience. As a 20-year-old, I booked a spontaneous trip to Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. I didn’t want to go alone, but none of my friends had the time or money to go with me. Everything went wrong from the start. Poor planning landed me in the only available room in town, a backpacker bunk room occupied by two German men who didn’t speak English. On a guided tour of Kakadu National Park, I fell for every prank my Australian guide pulled....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Featured Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeatured Review: Water precautions for prevention of infecti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Feature Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeature Review: Water precautions for prevention of infectio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Five ways delicious organic plums can benefit your health
(NaturalNews) Every year, millions more Americans learn about the benefits of eating organic foods. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our crops and foods are becoming less and less popular, as more research and information is conducted and published detailing how harmful they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tummy talk: Treating stomach aches and pains
It’s the same morning ritual. You rush around to get your child dressed, make her breakfast and try to get her off to school on time. But one morning, your daughter refuses to eat her breakfast and complains that her tummy hurts. Is it something she ate? Constipation? Stomach aches are very common. Almost 25 percent of school age kids complain of intermittent (on and off) stomach pain that lasts more than two months. Rest assured, while stomach pain can happen for any number of reasons, the discomfort is usually short term, and children continue to maintain their overall good health. “O...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Caregivers Health & Wellness gastronenterology Lori Zimmerman Source Type: news

Nutritional strategies to ease anxiety
This study used supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids). Prior to the study, omega-3 fatty acids had been linked to improving depression only. A recent study in the journal Psychiatry Research suggested a link between probiotic foods and a lowering of social anxiety. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir was linked with fewer symptoms. Asparagus, known widely to be a healthy vegetable. Based on research, the Chinese government approved the use of an asparagus extract as a natural functional food and beverage ingredient due to its anti-anxiety properties. Foods rich in B vitamins such as avo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Stress Source Type: news

Stronger bones from prunes and plums that block bone reabsorption
Eating five or six prunes a day can improve bone health, say researchers at San Diego State University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Acai Berry a Superfood or a Super Scam?
A juice bar/health food restaurant located along my dog walking route is always crowded with diners sitting at sidewalk tables and eating large mounds of a mud colored food with the consistency of chocolate pudding. The mud, upon closer inspection, is dark purple and served with chunks of banana and sprinkles of granola. The diners are usually wearing yoga pants, running shorts or biking gear, and are so fully engaged in eating their bowl of purple stuff that they are not even looking at their cell phones. "Do you know what they are eating?" I asked my dog walking companion. "It is Acai," she responded...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resveratrol Benefits: Powerful New Discovery
New, “hidden” resveratrol benefits have just been confirmed by researchers — and I’m not surprised. You may already know that resveratrol is the astonishing antioxidant that’s found in red wine. I’ve been a fan of it for a long time, because of its anti-aging qualities. It helps prevent heart disease by increasing levels of HDL cholesterol, and protect against artery damage and high blood pressure. It even stimulates the production of adult stem cells, which boosts your immune system. But that’s just a few of the reasons why I recommend red wine in moderation to my patients at the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging resveratrol Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dried plums could protect against radiation-induced bone loss
Exposure to ionizing radiation - through cancer therapy, for example - may lead to bone loss. But new research suggests eating dried plums could protect bones from such damage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Reduced dried plum dosage 'an effective bone loss treatment'
A reduced dosage of dried plums can be an effective treatment for preventing bone loss in older osteopenic postmenopausal women, a new study has concluded.Research published in the Osteoporosis International journal shows that consuming 50g of dried plums per day - the equivalent to five or six of the fruits - can be just as effective as eating 100g.Six-month trial tracks bone density loss A group of 48 women aged between 65 and 79 were split into three treatment groups over a six-month period, with some receiving 50g, some 100g, and the remainder acting as a control group. The body, hip and lumbar bone mineral density (BM...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 26, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A recent study has shown that dried plums are effective in protecting from bone loss due to iodized radiation. Dr. Nancy Turner in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University was one of the study researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

3 Overlooked Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer
If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine. The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.” Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have a history of nightmarish side effects for someone already dealing with an unpredictable prostate. Many of the drugs you’ll be prescribed also decrease sex drive and in many cases cause impotence.1 And if you have sur...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures carotenoids enlarged prostate Lycopene natural treatment prostate cancer Source Type: news

This Is What The Holiday Season Does To Your Brain
It turns out that there's a whole network in our brains devoted to the Christmas spirit. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark accidentally found evidence of the network when they were conducting migraine research and noticed that several regions of the brain activate when healthy people view warm and fuzzy Christmas-themed photos. They published their finding in the British Medical Journal on Dec. 16. "We found the findings very interesting," Dr. Bryan Haddock, a medical physicist at the university and a co-author of the study, told The Huffington Post. The network includes the occipital lobe, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What The Holiday Season Does To Your Brain
It turns out that there's a whole network in our brains devoted to the Christmas spirit. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark accidentally found evidence of the network when they were conducting migraine research and noticed that several regions of the brain activate when healthy people view warm and fuzzy Christmas-themed photos. They published their finding in the British Medical Journal on Dec. 16. "We found the findings very interesting," Dr. Bryan Haddock, a medical physicist at the university and a co-author of the study, told The Huffington Post. The network includes the occipital lobe, wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The Drastic Decline Of Wild Bees
This study highlighted that this decline occurs in agriculturally intensive areas, rather than natural areas. These areas are also the most important areas for U.S. agricultural production, comprising 39 percent of the U.S. cropland. Surprisingly, the study suggests some of the crops most dependent on pollinators — including pumpkins, watermelons, pears, peaches, plums, apples and blueberries — have the strongest pollination mismatch, with a simultaneous drop in wild bee supply and increase in pollination demand.  How many wild bees are there now in the U.S.? And how about domesticated bees? There are more...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand
As a dietitian, I often recommend – and include in my own diet – foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse picks go above and beyond simply satisfying hunger. They also help prevent diseases, according to research. So, check out seven of the hardest-working foods that nutrition pros like me always have on hand. How many are in your pantry? Canola and Extra-Virgin Olive Oils With recent headlines stating, "Butter Is Back,” you may be confused about what fats are best for your health and whether or not saturated fats like those found in butter, bacon and red me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holidays Can Be Tough -- My Father Died on Thanksgiving Day
Dad died Thanksgiving morning several years ago. To write "dad died" unleashes a snarl of tangled emotions. Love, loss, wishful thinking, anger, "if onlys," why, longing, forever... I loved that man with wholehearted abandon, until loving him was no longer safe. Even then I longed for what I once had with him. It was early Thanksgiving morning when my sister called with the news. My husband asked, "What would you like to do? We could stay home." Our plans for the day were to drive to the Russian River and be thankful with friends, to hike, dine together, make music, and connect with a group o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dried plums may help lower colon cancer risk
New research shows that compounds found in dried plums may encourage healthy gut bacteria and decrease the development of aberrant crypt foci, lowering the risk of colon cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer, research shows
A diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research shows dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

6 Easy Tips for Clean Eating on a Small Budget
Photo: Pond5 By Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn Ever thought about cleaning up your diet but worry about the price tags on all that healthy food? You're not alone. Whole Foods Market, often nicknamed "Whole Paycheck" for its prices, recently announced the launch of a new, budget-friendly store geared toward millennial shoppers who share these cost concerns. "It's really challenging for people to make the right choices when price is sometimes the thing that strikes them in the face," says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, a nutrition and cooking coach in th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple Power For Your Brain
During one of my trips to Brazil a few years ago, I went in search of new healing herbs I could use at my wellness center. That’s when I discovered açaí berries. Now everyone’s talking about these berries. And they really are one of the richest sources in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and E, minerals and omega-3s. In fact, I ended up including powdered açaí berries in one of my supplements. Back then, they were pretty much a novelty outside of South America, but now I even see frozen açaí berry smoothie packs when I’m in the grocery store. An...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Acai berry anthocyanin extract brain-derived neurotrophic Parkinson’s disease Source Type: news

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower
By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Foods That Keep You Feeling Full Longer
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Sticking to a low-calorie diet in an effort to lose weight immediately presents one big challenge: hunger. When you’re hungry you’ll grab the quickest food within reach and forget all your good intentions. It’s one reason why only one out of five people can last a month before falling off the diet wagon, according to a British survey. The foods you choose, however, can make all the difference between feeling hungry again within a half hour and being satisfied for several hours. “Key components of highly satisfying foods are protein and fiber,” say...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New way to lose weight - color everything blue to suppress appetite?
The color blue suppresses appetite more than any other color. Apart from blueberries and plums, which are mostly purple, there are few naturally blue foods. The hypothesis is that in the remote past, when humans foraged for food, blue was a warning of spoilage or danger.The Buffet Blues by National Geographic: Everyone loves an all you can eat buffet, but controlling our appetites can be a bit of a struggle. We’re testing to see if a simple change of scenery can impact peoples’ portion sizes. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Sourc...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 14, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Food Psychology Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artist creates amazing multicolored tree that produces 40 types of fruit
(NaturalNews) Imagine picking 40 different types of fruit from a single tree. This is precisely the goal of New York-based sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken. The Tree of 40 Fruit can simultaneously produce apricots, almonds, nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries.Van Aken started... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit recall expanded by California company
If you've bought California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind, check the label carefully. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit recall expanded
If you've bought California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind, check the label carefully. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company expands voluntary fruit recall
If you've bought California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind, check the label carefully. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company expands voluntary fruit recall
If you've bought California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind, check the label carefully. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plums, Peaches Recall Expanded by Calif. Company
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide fruit recall expanded
Danielle HaynesCUTLER, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Wawona Packing Co. recalls more peaches, plums due to possible listeriosis contamination. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall
(NaturalNews) A voluntary, nationwide recall of fruits sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart was issued July 22. The recall includes fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots distributed by Wawona Packing Co. in Central California between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peaches, plums recalled over Listeria
Bought fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart recently? Contamination concerns at a packing plant have stores clearing their shelves. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria prompts recall of summer fruits
Peaches, nectarines, plums and other fruits are being recalled by Wawona Packing Company, which distributes to a number of nationwide supermarket chains (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wawona Packing recalls fruit over listeria concerns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wawona Packing Co is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Peaches, plums recalled
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news