ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &#...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Secrets for Quick Snacks for When You Don't Have Time to Eat
ER doctors don't get lunch breaks (we don't get bathroom breaks either, but... well... another post, another day). Getting even a quick bite can feel like a cross between The Hunger Games and Survivor -- finding the time between patients and securing the last peanut butter and graham cracker is a challenge worthy of reality TV. The same probably goes for your day -- finding time to eat (let alone something healthy) can seem impossible. But it's not -- plus, after working too many long (and hungry) ER shifts, I learned that WHAT you eat is crucial for operating at peak capacity. So, here's what I keep on hand. Rule of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrot Beer Debuts In Australia. Yes, Carrot Beer.
Even in the wildly innovative world of craft beer today, it's still possible to invent something new. Case in point: The new Wabbit Season beer from 4Hearts Brewing Company in Ipswich, Australia. It's made from a wort that was 16 percent carrot juice. The Australian Broadcasting Company reports that the brewery collaborated with local farmer Richard Gorman to develop the beer; he contributed all the carrots used to make it. The brew looks almost as orange as a cup of Fanta and apparently tastes strongly of carrots. The brewery has so far released 1,200 liters of the stuff, but to date it's available only at bars in nor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 foods that boost male fertility (and why it's time to ditch the coffee)
Tomatoes, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are among other foods that will boost the quantity and quality of men's sperm, says nutritionist Isabelle Obert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food and fuel: model for bioenergy feedstock/vegetable double-cropping systems
Researchers realize that biomass feedstock will need to come from many different sources, in order to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating the production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022. The concern remains over converting land from food crops to energy crops. Now a crop scientist, interested in a possible bioenergy feedstock/vegetable double-cropping system, has found promising results in such a system using pumpkin as the vegetable crop. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Food and fuel: A model for bioenergy feedstock/vegetable double-cropping systems
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Researchers realize that biomass feedstock will need to come from many different sources, in order to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating the production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022. The concern remains over converting land from food crops to energy crops. A University of Illinois crop scientist, interested in a possible bioenergy feedstock/vegetable double-cropping system, found promising results in such a system using pumpkin as the vegetable crop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 8, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Fluted Pumpkin, Other Local Vegetables Prevent Cancers
[Guardian] RESEARCHERS have validated the leaves of four plant foods commonly consumed in Nigeria namely Gnetum africanum (Ukazi in Igbo), Gongronema latifolium (Utazi in Igbo), Telfairia occidentalis (fluted pumpkin, Ugu in Igbo), Ocimum gratissimum (scent leaf, Nchuanwu in Igbo) for preventing cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Snack on pumpkin seeds, massage your 'third eye' to concentrate at work
Massage therapist Suzi Cinalli reveals her top tips for sharpening the mind and staying alert at work, from lunchtime yoga sessions to eating fish for breakfast. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Overripe Bananas
Timing is everything when it comes to enjoying fresh fruit. From soft, grainy apples to skinless, soggy pears, there's nothing less appealing to me than a terrible taste and texture in my mouth--and I know I'm not alone. This is particularly true when it comes to bruised, overly spotted, and smelly overripe bananas which seem to go bad faster than any other fruit. Luckily, bananas are one of the easiest fruits to use up since they can be frozen for later and be added as a delicious, lower calorie sweetener to many recipes. While I love banana bread, banana muffins, banana cakes and other treats, having sugary sweets in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From avocado to pumpkin seed: the new oils taking over kitchens
Don't just reach for the olive oil. Healthy eaters and food fans are increasingly using all sorts of unusual oils, says Sue Quinn (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: avocado oil oils food cooking pumpkin seed oil hemp oil Source Type: news

From avocado to pumpkin seed: the new oils taking over kitchens
Don't just reach for the olive oil. Healthy eaters and food fans are increasingly using all sorts of unusual oils, says Sue Quinn (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: avocado oil oils food cooking pumpkin seed oil hemp oil Source Type: news

Olive, coconut, avocado, pumpkin seed: Eight of the best healthy fats and oils
THIS spring, fats are making a comeback. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six foods you should add to your diet to help prevent cancer and stroke
Weight-loss expert, Dr Sally Norton, reveals how cherries, avocados, cranberries, blueberries, pumpkin and chia seeds are a 'power-house of nutritional value' helping boost your health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fantastic, Delicious, Super Low-Carb Muffin, Bread and Biscotti
For the past seven years I've traveled the country speaking to hundreds of people with diabetes. What does everyone want to know: "What can I eat?!" The cry rises midway through a presentation followed by, "I know I should cut my carbs but I can't give up______(fill in the blank with anything crumbly and delicious)." Being a recovering muffin- and scone-aholic myself, who has long gone without for better blood sugar management, I am hooked once again. But this time it's a nutritious, soul-satisfying low carb muffin that has found its way into my heart and onto my plate. And this muffin comes with "mojo." You make it in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news