Healthy Halloween Tricks! A Nutrition Pro's Strategies To Survive The Sugar Rush Of Halloween
Halloween is nearly here, which means you've probably already started stocking up on candy and other treats for the neighborhood's little goblins and ghosts. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is one of the most popular holidays and it's estimated that more than 70 percent of U.S. households plan to give out candy this year and more than one-third will attend a Halloween party. Hold onto your wallet -- Americans will spend some $8.4 billion on Halloween-related purchases, including $2.5 billion on candy alone... ouch! While so much sugar may seem scarier than a haunted house, you can make Halloween a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halloween Teal Pumpkin Project for Food Allergy Awareness
Annual awareness campaign aims for teal pumpkins on every block in America in support of children with food allergies (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 7, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness - Disability Source Type: news

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood
The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is starting to wear off. If you find yourself feeling a little less cheerful than you were during spring’s transformation into summer, rest assured it’s not your imagination: There is a science-backed reason you’re more likely to feel down in the cooler months. “It’s real,” Kathryn A. Roecklein, an associate professor in the department of psychology at University of Pittsburgh, told The Huffington Post.  The changes don’t necessa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

20 Comics That Sum Up Halloween For Parents
Halloween can be a challenging time for parents. After spending all year telling their kids not to accept candy from strangers, they have to persuade them to knock on people’s doors and beg for it. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Between the costume struggles, sugar highs and pumpkin-carving debacles, parents have their hands full every October. Luckily, they have a sense of humor about it. We’ve rounded up some hilarious comics that sum up parents’ Halloween struggles (and small victories). Keep calm and spook on! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington P...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cut Down on Sugar This Halloween
By Stacy SimonFor the past 30 years, Americans have been sweetening their diets with more and more sugar. These days, we each consume an average 20 teaspoons of sugar a day – most of it from soda and other soft drinks, candy, desserts, and sweetened dairy products – according to the American Heart Association (AHA).The AHA recommends no more than 5 teaspoons of sugar a day for women and 9 for men on average. Children under age 2 should have no food or drinks sweetened with sugar. Children and teens up to 18 should be limited to 6 teaspoons of added sugars per day and limited to no more than 8 ounces per week of...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - October 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

How to Survive Pumpkin Spice Season, With Waistline Intact
Don ’t let the ubiquitous taste of fall sink you. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tamara Duker Freuman Source Type: news

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           From the desk of Katien Faragher, CPNPKatie Faragher, CPNPFall is a favorite season for many people.  Colorful fall leaves, orange pumpkins, and hayrides are vivid images our minds create as the month of October approaches. Along with the seasonal pleasures of fall, it is important to be reminded that this also means that we are on the brink of ….INFLUENZA!Common and unpredictable, the influenza virus can cause serious complications including death in even the healthiest children.  In the United States, about 5% to 20% of the population will...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Mantras For The Fall Season
Well, it's official. Today marks the first day of fall. For some of us, fall is our favorite season. It brings the promise of things to look forward to like apple picking, Halloween, and pumpkin spice lattes. For some of us though, transitioning out of the summer and into the fall can be difficult. Fall means the holidays are right around the corner and it also means it's time to get some of the things we've been delaying done before the year is over. We feel the clock counting down and panic ensues. We yearn for balance, calm and certainty and pray that the end of this year will be the smoothest we've experienced yet. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Ask JJ: How To Pack Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat?
Ask JJ: I know nutritious food is important to my children's success at school. But how can I pack healthy lunches they'll actually eat? One of the things I looked forward to most as a kid was the surprise of opening my lunchbox in the school cafeteria. Packing an appetizing, healthy lunch for your children is an easy way to improve their day, even if they don't feel quite so enthusiastic about the early mornings and hectic pace of a new school year. Everyone wants their food to look tasty, and that especially applies to kids. With little ones, bite-size finger food wins out every time. So cut that apple into tiny chunk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Ketosis Diet Works
.x-sidebar, #text-7, .wrapper_logo{display:none;} .x-main{width:100% !important;} When it comes to weight loss, it’s not the amount of calories you consume that’s most important, but how your body uses them. Over the long run, this difference in what your body “decides” to do with the calories you eat makes all the difference. What is ketosis? Ketosis is a metabolic process that happens when the body does not have enough glucose for energy. How ketosis occurs Your body enters a state called “ketosis” when you eat a low- or no-carb diet. Because your body doesn’t have carbs to burn...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Heart Attack Risk Calculators Wrong?
The Truth About Heart Disease Since the 1950s the medical industry has been peddling the myth that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. But here’s the truth. As Americans’ cholesterol levels have gone down, heart disease has not. It remains the number one cause of death in the United States. I use a better warning system for heart attacks. I measure my patients’ telomeres. What are telomeres? You know by now that telomeres are the little countdown clocks at the end of your chromosomes. They prevent DNA strands from unraveling. When you are young your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides the telomeres...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier
From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier." This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known as dead skin cells) and a lipid bilayer that holds those cells together. This lipid bilayer works to envelop the corneocytes, keeping water and nutrients inside the skin and harmful bacteria and irritants out. These days, there are a handful of products out there, from sunscreens to face mists, which will claim to create a b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We had no hope’: The amazing story of the baby born with his brain outside his skull
Right on schedule, Sierra Yoder went into labor. It was Halloween night, and she was wearing an orange T-shirt with a pumpkin covering her belly. It was embellished with her new son’s name and his expected birth date: “Bentley. Due 10/31/15.” Yoder and her husband, Dustin Yoder, hopped into the car and headed for the hospital — but […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Tags: brain & mental health Source Type: news