5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mountain's Daily Diet Is More Shocking Than Anything On 'Game Of Thrones'
You want a "mountain" body? You better eat b**ch.  At least that's what "Game of Thrones" actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (he goes by Thor for short) does to achieve his massive frame. Björnsson, who is currently in competition to be the World’s Strongest Man, plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, a now Frankenstein-like monster with a penchant for violence and the ability to "take the head off a horse with a single swing of his sword." Horse decapitations aren't for the weak-bodied apparently, because Björnsson has to consume ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Quaker instant oatmeal and Silk non-GMO soy milk found contaminated with alarming levels of glyphosate weed killer... and they're not even GMO!
(NaturalNews) According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Quaker instant oatmeal and Silk non-GMO soy creamer found contaminated with alarming levels of glyphosate weed killer... and they're not even GMO!
(NaturalNews) According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What may cause painful sex includes strawberries and even shampoo
Strawberries and coffee contain high levels of compounds called oxalates, which can irritate a woman's urethra, according to Samantha Evans, co-founder of sex toy company Jo Divine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'Dirty Dozen' Produce Named Worst for Pesticide Exposure
Strawberries, peaches and apples all made the list by environmental group. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Strawberries top this year's 'Dirty Dozen' list
Would you like a bit of pesticide with your produce? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why mango is an undeniable 'superfruit' you should be eating more frequently
(NaturalNews) Sure, fruits like blueberries and strawberries get the attention of health-conscious people, and for good reason. They're brimming with antioxidants, and are certainly a better choice than the junk food diets that many Americans consume. Eating healthy foods that are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 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

You Know What Red Food Dye Is Made Of, Right?
Red food dye has always given our beloved red velvet cupcakes their rich, festive color. But that aesthetic pleasure comes with a pretty nasty secret. Much of the red coloring we use in food is actually made of crushed bugs. Yep, creepy, crawly bugs.  Cochineal insects, as they're known, are scale insects that, in their pre-crushed state, look like this:  Cochineal insects can be found on prickly pear cacti in the North American deserts, where they spends most of their lives sucking away on the plants' sap. They produce a bitter, crimson-colored pigment called carminic acid, which they st...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Libido
By Hallie Levine Here today, gone tomorrow--your libido can be puzzling, to say the least. But that ebb and flow is completely natural, says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago: "All women go through periods when they feel especially frisky, as well as times when they just seem to have lost their mojo." Read on to learn about the many reasons your libido may come and go, and how to find it when you miss it. Curious about aphrodisiacs? We've got those too, from strawberries to Savasana. RELATED: 9 Things Every Woman Must Know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Your Smoothie Might Be Making You Fat
Love smoothies? Do you have them on a regular basis? Smoothies certainly pack in a punch. Depending on their ingredients they can give you protein, fiber, nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need. Many smoothies are loaded with fruit, sometimes with some vegetables and even at times with dairy like milk or yoghurt, sweeteners etc. There are so many variations of smoothie recipes that they seem to outnumber the different flavors of ice cream out there. But how good and healthy is your smoothie? Many recipes are based on fruit. There are smoothies made out of banana, pineapple, mango, melon, peach, apple and almost...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21-Day Challenge
My husband, daughter, and I are embarking on a 21-Day Challenge to eat cleanly. My daughter has tried it before -- for my husband and me, this is all new, but we consented to give it a try, all in the name of family harmony. Given my recent podcast with Michael Farrington on nutrition for junior tennis players, I thought I would expand on that theme and share some recipes and menu ideas that you can adapt to suit your family's needs. At the beginning of January, Emma returned to Atlanta for a 3-month stint, testing the local acting waters. She has been living in the Los Angeles area since leaving for college back in 2007....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-flavonoid foods, like berries and apples, 'prevent weight gain'
ConclusionThis study found that people who ate more flavonoids, specifically anthocyanins (coming mainly from blueberries and strawberries), flavonoid polymers (from tea and apples), and flavonols (from tea and onions), gained less weight than those consuming less over a 24-year period. Every extra 10mg of anthocyanins, 138mg of flavonoid polymers, and 7mg of flavonols was linked to 70-100g less weight gained over four-year intervals. This isn’t a lot, but adds up over the years.Readers should be aware that cohort studies like this can find associations between consumption of certain food ingredients (like flavonoids...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

The Fruits And Veggies That May Actually Help You Lose Weight
For anyone stricken with the dreaded middle-age spread, the way to shed some pounds might be easier (and tastier) than you think. A new study says that eating certain fruits and veggies can help prevent weight gain in middle-age -- and potentially help you drop some weight, too.  In a 24-year study, researchers from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia examined the link between weight and consumption of flavonoid-rich fruits and veggies. Flavonoids are naturally occurring compounds in plants. The cohort of over 124,000 people included both men and women, in three studies: one with women an average age ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Harvard: eat more food to lose weight...as long as its fruit
Eating strawberries, blueberries or apples can help dieters to lose weight in the long term, Harvard Medical School has claimed (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: five a day harvard nutrients vegetables diet fruit weight loss calories Source Type: news

What The Healthiest People Are Eating For Breakfast
It takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It takes a balanced and hearty breakfast packed with protein, greens and fresh fruit to jumpstart your day on the right foot. As the New Year kicks off -- along with all your resolutions -- there’s no better time to get inspired by new breakfast ideas you can make ahead for those busy mornings, or prepare daily when time is on your side. In partnership with Tropicana, we’ve rounded up savory breakfast ideas approved by health-conscious food bloggers to satisfy all morning routines and keep you fueled to conquer the day. From almond-butter oats to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to beat feeling bloated after Christmas from strawberries to avoiding dairy
Eating probiotics aids digestion and improves mood and immunity, while strawberries, bananas and kiwis prevent water retention, says nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walpole Woman Celebrates 110th Birthday
WALPOLE (CBS) – Alice Fischer, who is believed to be the oldest living resident of Massachusetts, turned 110 Wednesday. She was born in New Hampshire, but spent most of her adult life in Fall River. These days she’s a resident at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation home in Walpole where she was treated to a birthday party surrounded by her great and great, great grandchildren and many friends. Fischer worked as a bookkeeper until she was 85 and lived on her own until just a few years ago. WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports What does she think about turning 110? “I worked so hard, I didn...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Alice Fischer Lana Jones Walpole Source Type: news

The Nordic diet: Healthy eating with an eco-friendly bent
If you’ve never heard of the Nordic diet, you might imagine a plate of those Swedish meatballs sold at Ikea. But in fact, this eating style focuses on healthier fare, including plenty of plant-based foods that nutritionists always encourage us to eat. And while the data are limited so far, several studies suggest following a Nordic eating pattern may foster weight loss and lower blood pressure. As the name suggests, the Nordic diet features foods that are locally sourced or traditionally eaten in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Developed in collaboration with the acclaimed Copenhagen gourmet restaurant...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Corliss Tags: Health Healthy Eating Prevention Source Type: news

Gout: Sleep apnea may raise your risk
Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and affects more than 8 million adults. Men are at a higher risk than women. And according to a new study, your risk for gout also climbs if you suffer from sleep apnea, a condition where your breathing repeatedly pauses while you sleep. What exactly is gout? Gout is triggered by the crystallization of uric acid within the joints. It happens like this: Your body produces uric acid from breaking down purines, a natural waste product of living cells. Normally, uric acid is dissolved in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine. However, sometimes your bo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Arthritis Health Sleep gout sleep apnea Source Type: news

How to Break Your Addiction to Sweets
Depending on who you talk to, sugar is either the root of all evil, the next nicotine, or okay, as long as you counter it with physical activity. Of course the message that sugar is okay most often comes from the food industry, which likes to add lots of sugar (plus salt and fat) to foods to hook us, as reported in The New York Times. Foods that contain these ingredients are addictive, "craveable" and keep us going back for more. Considering that most people have a natural propensity for sweets, it's no wonder the food industry's cardinal rule is: "When in doubt, add sugar." Sugar comes in many forms wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Menu Calorie Counts Make A Difference? Studies Raise Questions
By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries. Some restaurants already post calorie counts. New York City was first in the country to require it, and six years later researchers say seeing the caloric consequences didn’t automatically lead to leaner choices. CBS This Morning: Restaurants Offer Healthier Choices As Nutrition Label Deadline Nears New York University researchers used receipts and surveys at McDonald&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Calories Restaurants Source Type: news

Simple Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season
As we head into fall, many Americans are getting the flu shot to prepare for the winter ahead. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 20 percent of the U.S. population will get the flu. Moreover, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates there are nearly one billion cases of the common cold each year in the U.S. Aside from washing our hands, what else can we do to boost our immune system? Let's explore some important and simple tips that can help you stay healthy during the winter season. Don't Overdo Vitamin C When you come down with the flu, most people think large doses of vita...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Warehouse Lab Shows How We Can Grow Plants Underground
Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, the cofounders of the Lowline, have been working since 2011 to build the world’s first underground park inside an abandoned trolley terminal in New York City’s Lower East Side. For the next five months, Barasch and Ramsey will be showcasing the park’s potential at the Lowline Lab, located in a warehouse on the Lower East Side. The Lowline Lab contains an installation of Ramsey’s innovative solar technology, which funnels sunlight from rooftops in the area into the warehouse at an intensity that is strong enough to support plant life. The lab houses some 3,500 plants, in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: julialull Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture Astronaut Botany brooklyn botanic garden horticulture Lowline Lowline Labs NASA New York City NYC plants space Tech underground park Source Type: news

4 Tricks For Healthier Snacking
Back in the 1980s, my snack might have been a granola bar mom stuck in my backpack or an Oh Henry! candy bar dispensed from my high school's vending machine. Now, 35 years later, we have become a nation with far more snacking options. How many snack bars do you have stuffed in your purse or stashed in your desk? But through all the snack food craziness, there are healthy and no-so-healthy ways to munch between meals. What you choose to snack on and when you choose to snack make a big difference. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if you're really a healthy snacker: 1. Do you really need that snack? you sn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Perfect Little Tea Cake To Kick Off Fall
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless
Schools are back in session, which means the common cold is not too far behind.  To avoid a cold or cut one short, you may be tempted to stock up on supplemental drink mix-ins like Emergen-C and Airborne for supposed cold-fighting ingredients like vitamin C or zinc. But do these unregulated powders and tablets actually work? Unless you’re a marathon runner, skier or soldier in extremely cold temperatures, extra vitamin C probably isn't going to keep you from getting sick. And children are most likely to benefit from zinc, but their parents? Not so much.   The basics Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have a Sweet Tooth? Maybe Blame Your Genes
Ever find yourself fantasizing about decadent sweets on the last few miles of your run? Some of us can't wait (me included!) to get our hands on a caramel ice cream brownie sundae! But some of my runner friends find their teeth aching at the mere thought of an indulgence as sweet as that. Countless people also avoid treats believing that eating them causes your body to crave more sugary foods. However, a recent study proposes that your genes might be responsible for your perception of sweet. Related: A Grocery Guide for Runners The researchers selected a sample of 1,901 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botanic Garden the place to bee this weekend
Insect pollination is important for the production of many crops, including apples, strawberries and tomatoes, but these important insects are under threat from multiple pressures including loss of habitat, intensive farming, pesticides and disease. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can help the 1,500 species of insects, including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies, wasps, butterflies and moths that pollinate plants in the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so muc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New brain diet 'slows mental decline'
ConclusionThis observational study aimed to investigate the relationship between the MIND diet and its protective properties for mental decline in an older population. The study has several strengths, including the large sample size, long observational period of up to nine years, regular annual assessment of cognitive functions, and comprehensive assessment of diet. However, one of the main limitations is that this type of study cannot show cause and effect – it can only show an association between the diet and slower mental decline. There may be other unmeasured factors that account for the results, such a...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Source Type: news

The Diet That Could Slow Brain Aging by 7.5 Years
This article first appeared on TheBrainFlux. You can join thousands of others getting brain tips by following on Twitter or Facebook. -- 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 - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generation game: earliest evidence of reproduction in complex species found
A combination of fossils and sophisticated statistical techniques has allowed scientists to reconstruct how Fractofusus reproduced 565 million years agoThey looked like plants but were almost certainly animals; they drifted back and forth in in the deep ocean currents 565 million years ago; and by 540 million years ago, they were gone.And yet, in one of palaeontology’s triumphs, researchers at Cambridge now know how these mysterious organisms spread themselves around the pre-Cambrian world. And the answer is one that every gardener would recognise: they sent out runners, and established new growths. Just like strawbe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Tim Radford Tags: Fossils Science Evolution Biology Source Type: news

Can we save the strawberries? (video)
(American Chemical Society) Strawberries are sweet, juicy and delightful. Unfortunately, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean 2016 will be the end of strawberries in the US. How can we protect our strawberries from pests and comply with federal fumigant standards? In this Speaking of Chemistry video, Sophia Cai explains the problem and some possible solutions. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/noaec9-BmwU. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How Effective is Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine?
Discussion In 1997, 150 cases of Hepatitis A (HAV) were reported in Michigan from contaminated strawberries. The strawberries were produced in Mexico and distributed to the US Department of Agriculture sponsored school lunch programs in six states. Most of the containers were not served to students and the majority of cases occurred in Michigan only. HAV is an RNA virus of the picornavirus family. The virus is spread mainly by fecal-oral contamination and contaminated food and water supplies. The incubation period is 15 to 50 days. The average is 28 days. Patients are most infectious during the one to two weeks before ons...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 6, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

Healthy food for July 4th: Red, white & berry parfait
A favorite summer holiday is just a few days away. July 4th calls for swimming, friends, family, fireworks and food … lots of food! Bringing something to a party or throwing one yourself? Bring a treat thats tasty, filling and good for you! Try this Red, White & Berry Parfait. Ingredients 1 cup of 0-2% plain/vanilla Greek yogurt 10 strawberries 1 cup of blueberries 1/2 cup of whole grain granola (with at least 3-4g of fiber/serving) Prepare Layer the following ingredients and place them in a mason jar or clear glass—make it festive! First place the strawberries, then the yogurt, then the blueberrie...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 2, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: Healthful eating parenting healthy eating preventive cardiology recipes 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

10 Signs He Only Wants to Have Sex with You!
It's so great to meet someone, where the chemistry is there. You feel the excitement of a "love connection." The stimulating conversation and similar values you share with them -give you reason to believe: this is a person you'd enjoy getting to know for a possible relationship. Wrong! That may not be what's happening. After a few dates, it becomes clear that this charmer has no interest in an intimate and meaningful relationship with you. His real agenda is only to have sex with you. So, if you frequently have the experience of telling a friend, "He seemed so charming and interested in a relationship but t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 20 amazing things you didn't know about strawberries
Delicious, sweet, yet gently tart, strawberries are among the most popular berries and the ideal snack for the warmer months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Creative New Ways to Enjoy Summer Fruits
Summer is peak season for many delicious fruits like strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches and more. With so many wonderful choices, it's surprising that many people miss out on tasty ways to enjoy fruits all summer long. Because fruits are sweet, many people think of them as dessert only, but fruit can add depth and flavor to salads and main dishes. Sweet fruits can balance out salty, tangy flavors, like mixing strawberries and feta cheese in a salad, or can mellow out the heat from chiles and other fiery spices, like salsas made with mango and chile peppers. Less Sugar Than You Might Think People with diabet...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA scientist makes an impact on public health
It’s a long way from the small town of Carpi in Northern Italy to the UCLA campus where John Froines has made his professional home for the last 34 years. But when Carpi’s mayor presented the Fielding School professor emeritus with the prestigious 2013 Collegium Ramazzini Award for his contributions in occupational and environmental health research and policy, it illustrated the long reach and worldwide recognition of Froines’ body of work. Over the course of a four-decade-plus career in the field of toxicology and exposure assessment, Froines has played an important role in some of the most seminal evide...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 16, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clean your teeth with strawberries, banana peel and bicarbonate of soda
From turmeric powder and lemons to cider vinegar, coconut oil and strawberries, claims abound for these 'natural' teeth whiteners - but do they REALLY work? FEMAIL asks an expert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide
I thought I was shy in grammar school, but in hindsight, I don’t think I was shy, exactly. Introverted seems a more accurate term. And yet, we often call people introverted when really they are just shy: The two are not the same. That’s just one of the musings I had while reading Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser. The book could prove helpful to extremely shy teens or the parents of very shy teens, and it brought many ideas to mind, some of which I’ll incorporate into my own parenting. The first idea Carducci and Kaiser examine is what shyness rea...
Source: Psych Central - June 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gwen Nicodemus Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens General Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Personality Self-Help Social Phobia Bernardo Carducci coping with shyness Introvert Lisa Kaiser socially shy ultimate teen guide Source Type: news

What Would Your Last Meal Be?
On a recent road trip with my husband, we listened to a radio program about the last meal of a death row prisoner. While I can't remember the exact food items that the prisoner requested, his menu was something along the lines of: three Big Macs, two large fries, a large pizza, two pieces of cake, macaroni and cheese and more. The inmate's last meal of essentially carbs and fats brought me back to my eating disorder days when I likely would have ordered the same things if I were about to die. I used to fantasize that if I was about to have my last meal, I would eat everything I never let myself have. Back in my dieting d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news