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

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters
I have always had a strong love and admiration for animals. From that, my dog has become a pretty important part of my life. In all honesty, pretty important is an understatement and he is more like a child to me. He certainly behaves like one too. Just like parents, I worry when he doesn't eat and I worry if he eats too much. Really, I worry about anything that could seem out of his usual behavior. I can surely say that in the past, we have definitely had our share of unnecessary trips to the vet. With that being said, still one of the concerns -- out of the long list of them -- has taken my overbearingly anxious parent ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla'
Most of us have experienced "inattentional blindness" at one time or another, even if we didn't realize what was happening: when we are so focused on certain things in the environment, we are quite literally unable to notice the unexpected -- even if it is happening right before our eyes -- from road hazards while driving to something burning on the stove while cooking. The phenomenon was famously spotlighted in the 1999 "invisible gorilla" experiment conducted by Harvard University psychologists Dr. Daniel Simons and Dr. Christopher Chabris. They showed students a video fe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

8 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating This Fall
If you've written off whole grains, you may be leaving some flavorful nutrition benefits on the table. September is Whole Grains Month and the perfect time to reconsider what these gems have to offer. Even if you're maintaining a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy the benefits of whole grains. It's increasingly easy to find and incorporate gluten-free grains into your diet. Try quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, gluten-free oats, rice, sorghum, teff and wild rice. Whole grains are versatile. Use them in pancakes and muffins, breads, grain and vegetable salads, veggies burgers, soups and stews, side dishes and mo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tristar Food Wholesale Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Heng Cheong Loong Co. Golden Raisins
Tristar Food Wholesale Co. Inc. 115 Amity Street, Jersey City, NJ 07304 is recalling Heng Cheong Loong Co. (HCL) Dried Golden Raisins because it contains undeclared sulfites. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 9, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Healthier Halloween Candy?
Dear JJ: I have a coworker who, during the holiday season, puts "healthier" versions of sweets in the office break room. Determined they are guilt-free (or at least better), I sometimes grab a few bites that inevitably become more than a few bites. What's my best option to navigate potentially dietary derailments during the inevitable holiday crapfest? Every October, blogs surface by health-minded, well-intended writers showing how you can tweak Halloween candy. Typically these "healthier" versions are lower in calories and fat. But are they really healthier? Not necessarily, at least from a sugar-impac...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United TC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Raisins
United TC of Dayton, NJ is recalling Basma Golden Raisins, 16 oz. and bulk cartons of Golden Raisins, 30 Lb. because they 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 - September 30, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fatima Brothers Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Shad Raisins
Fatima Brothers Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling its 7 oz. and 14 oz. packages of SHAD RAISINS because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 30, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Human Foods That Could Make Your Pet Sick
By Dana Poblete for Thrive Market Anyone who's ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Whether it's a defiant toddler or a careless cook, food sometimes ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service. But while those scraps might seem innocuous, pet owners should know there are some foods that are harmless to humans -- but deadly for pets. Want to know what to watch out for? We did the homework for you. According to the ASPCA, the Humane Society, and the Pet Poison Helpline, there are seven human foods and medications that could be toxic to pets. Avocado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An ER Doctor's 5 Fast Home Remedies
photo credit: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock "What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for," goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it's the original multi-tasking remedy. In my own home, I don't raid the bar (well, at least I don't raid the bar for medical treatments) -- but that doesn't mean I don't occasionally turn to my pantry for home remedies. Of course, being a physician, I'm more than a little skeptical of some home remedies -- so here are five that I can truly say are supported by medical evidence... or Grandma. 1. Honey -- Parents ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is The Sugar In Fruit Healthy For Us?
Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been linked to sugar intake, and yet our national consumption has never been higher. Thank goodness we had nutrition expert and bestselling author Cynthia Sass on the show to help navigate us through this sugar nightmare. Whole vs. Concentrate Sugar seems inescapable in processed foods, but what about fruits, or other foods that are naturally sweet? "According to American Heart Association (the strictest guide on sugar intake)," says Cynthia, "sugar from whole fruit...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Sued For Misleading Sugar Claims
Whole Foods is in trouble again.  The supermarket chain, still reeling from the revelation that it had systematically overcharged customers for packaged foods for years, is now facing a federal class-action lawsuit for using the term "evaporated cane juice" as a euphemism for sugar.  The plaintiffs allege that Whole Foods called sugar "evaporated cane juice" on the label of its Gluten Free All Natural Nutmeal Raisin Cookies in an attempt to make consumers believe that the cookies "do not contain as much sugar as they in fact contain." Their suit was originally filed in a M...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 10th July 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - back exercises, green stain conundrum, aspirin and prostate cancer (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: lower back pain Dr James online health clinic aspirin McKenzie exercises gin and raisins nocturnal polyuria prostate cancer James Le Fanu Source Type: news

41 Science-Based Actions For A Meaningful Life
Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater Good in Action, a guide that catalogues dozens of "research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life." Each practice includes detailed instructions, explanations of the science involved, links to relevant research studies, plus quizzes, pointers and more. "The practices in Greater Good ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat
His tiny whiskers and swishy tail are so sweet it can be hard to resist giving him whatever he wants, but there are certain foods you should never feed your cat. Many human foods can put your little guy at risk for gastrointestinal problems, restlessness and worse. As the devoted pet owner that you are, the safest bet is to teach your cat that the food on the dinner table is for people only, and the food in his bowl can be enjoyed to the fullest. There are certain human treats you and your cat can share -- really small servings of cooked vegetables and fish are OK for kitties, for example. But when in doubt, it's best to s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins
Researchers have analyzed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for heavy beer drinkers - who drink more than a liter a day -, the contribution of this commodity to the daily intake is not negligible, approaching or even exceeding the safety levels. Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by fungi that contaminate fruits, cereals and derivative products. Scientists have analyzed those of the Fusarium genus in 154 brands of beer on the market in Europe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Researchers from the University of Valencia (Spain) have analyzed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for heavy beer drinkers -- who drink more than a liter a day -- the contribution of this commodity to the daily intake is not negligible, approaching or even exceeding the safety levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Sneaky Sugars
Dear JJ: You talk about sneaky sugars being hidden culprits that make us fat and sick. I know obvious sources, like soda and candy, but where do "hidden" sugars lurk? It sounds so confusing! "Sugar is the new sodium, reviled for its evilness," writes Theresa Albert. "It is contributing to the rise of everything from diabetes to Fatty Liver Disease, according to The Canadian Liver Foundation." We know obvious sources. If you eat a candy bar or guzzle a can of soda, you're getting sugar, right? What become confusing are sneaky sugars that hide in seemingly innocuous foods. According to Emily ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best Cash & Carry is Voluntarily Recalling Green Raisins (Sunderkhani) Because They May Contain Undeclared Sulfites
Best Cash & Carry, 56-30 56 Street, Maspeth, NY 11378 is recalling BEST BRAND GREEN RAISIN (SUNDERKHANI) because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 4, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics
Niels Bohr, with his model of the atom, led physics into the quantum era. In the last of this season’s Perimeter Institute public lectures, his grandson Vilhelm will talk about personality and his influencesEven though we know better, many physicists still picture the atom as a mini solar-system type of affair, with tiny electrons orbiting a heavy nucleus. This is the picture that emerged from Rutherford’s scattering experiments (ruling out a stodgy pudding of an atom with electrons embedded like raisins throughout, for instance).One problem with this ‘orbiting electrons’ idea is that classical elec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jon Butterworth Tags: Science Physics History of science Source Type: news

Medical Researcher Allen D. Allen Is Waiting...
Much of our lives are spent waiting. We wait for our hopes, plans and actions to develop, progress and mature. Allen D. Allen is a retired medical researcher and he too is waiting. He waits for the final chapter of his innovative life work. Allen waits for the implementation of a blood test that he discovered to identify major depression. Most significantly, he is waiting for a Phase III clinical trial of an antibody that can change how HIV/AIDS is treated. In life, it takes a great deal of work and effort to hurry up and wait. A Medical Researcher can be found at most university teaching hospitals. Their job is to obs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Food Nazi' or Responsible Foreperson?
Several weeks ago, I led a conversation at my son's school about healthy eating. Parents, teachers, and administrators participated. After I made a case for better nutrition, one father voiced concern about becoming a "Food Nazi." Should he deny his child the package of Oreos and bag of chips with lunch? -- a lunch that might also include yogurt cup, juice box, and jelly sandwich (peanut butter forbidden in the nut-free school). Regarding the cookies, I thought, when did dessert become an everyday (indeed, every meal) expectation? Regarding the remaining items, I thought, when did dessert become the main cours...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 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 &qu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Doctors have to ensure that patients are aware of all the risks
The recent Supreme Court ruling on doctors' duty of care will lead to a rise in medical negligence cases; low levels of vitamin D have been linked to mental illness and giving up apples may help ease pain (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nadine Montgomery gin and raisins Doctor's Diary Dina McLellan hydrocephalus vitamin D apples James Le Fanu cerebral palsy medical paternalism Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Doctors have to ensure that patients are aware of all the risks
The recent Supreme Court ruling on doctors' duty of care will lead to a rise in medical negligence cases; low levels of vitamin D have been linked to mental illness and giving up apples may help ease pain (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nadine Montgomery gin and raisins Doctor's Diary Dina McLellan hydrocephalus vitamin D apples James Le Fanu cerebral palsy medical paternalism Source Type: news

Snacks to Help You Maximize Your Weekend Workouts
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF Refueling after exercise is essential to seeing results: Since the body breaks down tissues and uses energy -- namely carbs -- contained or stored in the blood, liver and muscle, you're gonna need to fill the energy tank back up afterwards. Especially after a hard, long weekend workout we're all guilty (yet proud!) of engaging in. Opt for a snack that delivers a healthy ratio of four grams of carbohydrate for every gram of protein, a combo which helps rebuild muscles while replenishing your body's glycogen stores (aka your energy tank). Whip up one of these perfectly portioned ideas this weeke...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making one change — getting more fiber — can help with weight loss
Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is an important way to prevent heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and other serious conditions. Many of us know firsthand just how hard it can be to reach and maintain that healthy weight. And there’s no shortage of ways to try to get there: You can count calories, carbs, or points. You can cut back on fat or sugar. You can try any number of popular diets that forbid certain foods, or focus on just one (the grapefruit diet, anyone?). Any of these approaches might work for you. Or they might not — in large part because they are complicated. A study published in t...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Ferrari Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating fiber Source Type: news

Wrinkle predictions: New mathematical theory may explain patterns in fingerprints, raisins, and microlenses
As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in human fingerprints. While these patterns have long been observed in nature, and more recently in experiments, scientists have not been able to come up with a way to predict how such patterns arise in curved systems, such as microlenses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Baked beans, raisins and sweetcorn: What exactly counts towards your five-a-day?
BAFFLED about what kinds of fruit and veg you should be eating and in what quantities? Follow our guide (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Granola with raisins, apples and cinnamon
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - April 25, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news