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General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cereal
General Mills is voluntarily recalling two days of production of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal because of an undeclared allergen. There have been no reports of illness. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Whole Foods Market Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran
Whole Foods Market stores is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran because the product contains undeclared peanuts that were not listed on the product label. 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 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How to Wish Somebody a Happy Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and lasts for two full days after tonight. It also marks the start of the Jewish holiday season and includes a number of festive traditions. Here is what you need to know about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. When is Rosh Hashanah and what time does it start? Rosh Hashanah 2017 starts at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and will last through the end of the evening of Friday, Sept. 22. The first full day of Rosh Hashanah is this Thursday. What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah celebrates the start of the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized hoidays onetime Source Type: news

United Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Gazab Green Raisins (Chinese)”
United Trading Inc of Des Plaines, IL, is recalling its 7 ounce and 14 ounce packages of “Gazab Green Raisins (Chinese)”, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 17, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Kabir ’s Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes.
Kabir ’s Bakery of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist“ and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes, due to the presence of undeclared milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious life threatening a llergic reactions if they consume this product (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Crisps are 'better for children than RAISINS' says RCS
Nicole Sturzenbaum from Toothbeary, a private dental practice for children in Twickenham, west London, said dried fruit snacks (file pic) were a 'nightmare'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Quit Drinking
“My mother was a drunk” is one of the harshest, saddest sentences in any language. ~Anna Quindlen, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake That chapter in her book changed my life. She wrote that she never got along well with moderation. Me neither. Moderation and I have yet to become good friends. I’m all-or-nothing, which is my virtue and my vice. The signs have been coming steadily this year: the advice from people I admire to keep clear minded, and validation delivered in an interview I listened to with David Sedaris; he mentioned that he’s really good at quitting things (in context of his sobriety...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Almond Biscotti to "Crack" Nuts: 16 Easy Recipes for Nut Lovers
Nuts are a great way to add flavor, protein and crunch to your cooking. From salads to sweets, these recipes make the very most of nuts. 1. Almond Biscotti Hands-down, my favorite biscotti recipe. Adapted from Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, they are everything good biscotti should be: buttery, lightly sweet and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE 2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 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

Deliciously Ella's fruit and nut snack has double the sugar of a Krispy Kreme doughnut  
Ella Mills' 'Deliciously Ella' recipe books and snack range promote 'natural' and 'honest' living - but the Mail on Sunday has found that her Hazelnut& Raisin balls contain a shocking five teaspoons of sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Knowing Your Triglyceride Number Matters
Many of us can rattle off our latest cholesterol number at the drop of a hat. Keeping an eye on your cholesterol is important but there's another number you also should have memorized - your triglycerides. However, if asked about our triglyceride number, most of us have little to know idea what it is. That's too bad because our triglyceride number reveals quite a bit of how healthy we are or not. The good news is there are many steps we can take to get it in a healthier range starting today. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides (TG) are the most common type of fat in the body and are an important measure of heart health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

In new book, Aegis Living CEO will theorize you can live to be 120
What do you name a book about the aging process? Aegis Living Co-founder Dwayne Clark, calls his latest book, “Grapes to Raisins.” “That’s just the working title,” he says with a laugh about the book he is co-writing with Dr. Shirley Newell, Aegis Living’s chief medical officer. “She was the natural partner in writing this." Kirkland-based Aegis Living has about 30 senior assisted living and memory care facilities in three states, with seven more opening within the next 36 months. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

In new book, Aegis Living CEO will theorize you can live to be 120
What do you name a book about the aging process? Aegis Living Co-founder Dwayne Clark, calls his latest book, “Grapes to Raisins.” “That’s just the working title,” he says with a laugh about the book he is co-writing with Dr. Shirley Newell, Aegis Living’s chief medical officer. “She was the natural partner in writing this." Kirkland-based Aegis Living has about 30 senior assisted living and memory care facilities in three states, with seven more opening within the next 36 months. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne 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

Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Absorbing Your Negative Energy
To the clueless yapper at Chadaka Thai restaurant last Friday, I hope you don't mind that I'm taking it upon myself to speak for your friend. I don't know either of you but I feel compelled to be her voice. After all, she didn't seem to have one. I know that's not your fault. We're each responsible for speaking up for ourselves and setting our own boundaries. But as an introvert (which I'm guessing she is based on how quickly she imploded over the course of 2 hours), maybe she hasn't read Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Maybe she doesn't know what her boundaries are. Maybe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Pasta with spinach, garbanzos and raisins
Garbanzo beans have a slightly nutty flavor that compliments the spinach and raisins in this healthy pasta recipe. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - July 22, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6-Day Experiment: Meet Someone New Every Day!
www.dailyalchemy.com Recently a friend sent me the summary of a book called A Curious Mind -- The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman. I like the word CURIOUS because I am the curious type, which is why I am writing my current book, SHIFT, (it highlights stories of people who have found true meaning in their work and in their life and comes out later this year). In A Curious Mind, Grazer writes that he is best friends with Ron Howard (he just called Ron up -- well, Grazer was already a well-known movie producer so Ron probably took his call). He also writes about conversations with other famous...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Publix Recalls Nut, Seed and Raisin Mix Due To Possible Health Risk
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Nut, Seed and Raisin mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from the sunflower seed supplier, Flagstone Foods, who were effected by an expanded recall of SunOpta. The containers of prepackaged nut, seed and raisin mix were sold at Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 000-41415-08886, 002-25143-00000, 004-00002-10396, and include all date lots. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls One Salad Topping and Additional Trail Mix Products Due to Expanded Sunflower Seed Recall in the U.S.
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling one of its salad toppings and additional trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The products include Hy-Vee Garden Style Salad Topping, Hy-Vee Trail Mix Bars, Hy-Vee Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars, Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Raisin and Nut Trail Mix, and Hy-Vee Santa Fe Trail Mix. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA to re-examine what makes a food 'healthy'
HealthDay News Which of these foods, if any, should be labeled "healthy"? Raisin bran? Avocados? Granola bars? A new FDA plan aims to update the definition of "healthy" foods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy'
TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 -- Which of these foods, if any, should be labeled "healthy"? Raisin bran? Avocados? Granola bars? Going by current -- and perhaps outdated -- U.S. food-labeling regulations, it's impossible to know, food makers and legislators... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kroger issues a new listeria-linked recall
Kroger Co. is recalling another product after a supplier alerted the company of possible listeria concerns. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant (NYSE: KR) is recalling its Broccoli Raisin Salad because a supplier said sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause severe illness to individuals who consume it. No customer illnesses linked to the product have been reported to date. Kroger has removed the item from its shelves and alerted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

Kroger Recalls Broccoli Raisin Salad After Supplier Listeria Concern
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume this product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 9, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kroger issues a new listeria-linked recall
Kroger Co. is recalling another product after a supplier alerted the company of possible listeria concerns. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant (NYSE: KR) is recalling its Broccoli Raisin Salad because a supplier said sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause severe illness to individuals who consume it. No customer illnesses linked to the product have been reported to date. Kroger has removed the item from its shelves and alerted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Erin Caproni Source Type: news

7-Eleven Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Fresh Fully Baked Chocolate Chunk, Sugar and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
7-Eleven, Inc. of Irving, TX is recalling fully baked chocolate chunk, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies produced by CSM Bakery Solutions frozen cookie pucks because they may contain undeclared peanut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 29, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ryszard Food Distributor Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Novus Snack Golden Raisins in 10 ounce plastic packages
Ryszard Food Distributors of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 10 ounce plastic packages of Novus Snack Golden Raisins because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders Will Out-Eat You In Raisin Bran ANY DAY
Medium-rare is how Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders takes his steak. If the nation elected its president on eating habits alone (this year's primary is so bizarre it wouldn't be the weirdest thing), Sanders would positively trump Trump, who enjoys his steak so well-done that it rocks on the plate.  As we've gleaned from a recent feature in The Washington Post, Sanders' diet isn't all filet mignon. In fact, it's safe to say his eating habits are pretty plain -- minus that whole having an eponymous Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor thing.  When he's not on the road, Sanders will have R...
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

Scott Kelly Happy to Be Back on Earth: ‘This Feels Great’
It would take a brave astronaut to eat the dates, raisins and sweetened dough they serve up during the welcome home ceremony at Zheskagzan airport in Kazakhstan. Dates, raisins and sweetened dough would surely look good to a space station crew member who has just put in the average six-month hitch in orbit—to say nothing of Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko after nearly a full year. But what an astronaut’s stomach says and what an astronaut’s otoliths say are two different things, and when you’re back on Earth and feeling the tug of gravity after a long period in weightlessness, it’s the otoli...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Karaganda Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rare Mineral That Naturally Raises Testosterone Levels
Here at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, I use a few inexpensive, natural ways to safely and effectively raise my patients’ testosterone levels. I’ve found one of the best solutions is an overlooked micronutrient you’ll never hear about from mainstream medicine. I’m talking about the rare mineral, boron. Boron arrived on our planet billions of years ago via cosmic dust and meteor fragments. On Earth, it exists only in compound form. Pure boron has been found only in meteorites. But this element is utterly essential to your health. In the past, your ancestors got nutritional boron throug...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Boron mineral sex testosterone 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

5 Healthy-Sounding Foods That Are Actually Sabotaging Your Diet
Many foods with so-called “health halos” can be diet disasters. Here are five foods that may be fooling you. 1. Gluten-free foods According to a recent national survey from Consumer Reports, 63 percent of U.S. adults believe that a gluten-free diet will improve their health. About one-third said they buy gluten-free products or try to avoid gluten. However, a clinical trial published in August in the journal Digestion found that nearly 90 percent of those who think they’re “sensitive” to gluten actually have no problem digesting the protein.  Unless you’ve been diagnosed with c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Healthy-Sounding Foods That Are Actually Sabotaging Your Diet
Many foods with so-called “health halos” can be diet disasters. Here are five foods that may be fooling you. 1. Gluten-free foods According to a recent national survey from Consumer Reports, 63 percent of U.S. adults believe that a gluten-free diet will improve their health. About one-third said they buy gluten-free products or try to avoid gluten. However, a clinical trial published in August in the journal Digestion found that nearly 90 percent of those who think they’re “sensitive” to gluten actually have no problem digesting the protein.  Unless you’ve been diagnosed with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Bring to a Potluck
By Stacy Simon With all the parties and festivities this time of year, there is bound to be at least one potluck, where you are expected to come bearing a dish to share. This year, consider bringing something that not only tastes good, but is good for you too. Making healthier food choices can help you reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. American Cancer Society Director of Nutrition and Physical Activity Colleen Doyle, MS, RD recommends making something you like to eat that’s healthy, so you’ll know there will be a healthy option for you at the party. In genera...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Children's academic performance predicted with a raisin and a plastic cup
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

How a raisin can predict a toddler's future academic ability
A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Toddlers who can resist eating raisins may have higher intelligence
Scientists from the University of Warwick found that placing the dried fruit under a cup and telling a toddler not to eat it could predict how intelligent they will be in later years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Look How Easy It Is To Consume A Day's Worth Of Sugar
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines for sugar intake last week, the suggestion seemed pretty reasonable: Americans should only get about 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar. That adds up to about 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons of daily sugar on top of what's naturally found in the foods we eat.  Alarmingly, however, the average person may consume some 100 grams of total sugar daily, thanks in part to the continued popularity of portable and convenient "snack" foods that are usually packed with the stuff for flavoring purposes. Making matters dif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DAVID DERBYSHIRE says Cadbury's US owners have gone too far 
Sulking over sultanas might seem a little silly. But in my defence, it is the final straw. The combination of chewy raisins, crunchy almonds and milk chocolate was one of life’s simple joys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harveys and Winn-Dixie Recall Various Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Products
Southeastern Grocers today announced an immediate recall of 12-count, 18-count, and 20-count Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Bakery Variety Pack Cookies, along with 36-count and 48-count Bakery Cookie Platters in all Harveys and select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Georgia. According to the supplier of the oatmeal raisin cookie dough, the reason for the recall is that the product is mislabeled. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 2, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news