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Why we fell for clean eating
The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee WilsonIn the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan”. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a “wellness” blogger in New York City , one of thousands on Instagram...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bee Wilson Tags: Food & drink Diets and dieting Life and style Food and drink Books Food science Food TV Television Eating disorders Health Mental health Society Nutrition wellbeing Social media Instagram Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

The KEY to living longer: Ditching chips for THIS similar dish may help you reach old age
UK life expectancy increases may have plateaued, but changing your diet may help. Experts believe that a certain type of side - sweet potato - could help you live longer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We ’re Not Ready
Extreme heat struck across the Southwest U.S. this week, sending temperatures in Phoenix soaring to near 120°F and grounding airplanes that were unable to operate in such warm weather. Heat waves are nothing new, but they have increased in frequency and severity in recent decades as a result of climate change. And each extreme heat event reveals another way our society simply isn’t built for such high temperatures, from our transport systems to the agriculture industry. “We’ve built entire infrastructures with particular temperatures in mind,” says Matthew T. Huber, an associate professor of geo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change energy onetime weather Source Type: news

What To Eat When Grief Is Eating You
When you’re grieving – particularly after the death of a loved one – you might experience decision fatigue. This happens in response to the number of decisions you’ve been forced to make over a very short period of time, deteriorating the quality of those decisions. As you can imagine, what you eat – the result of small decisions we make throughout each day – is a common victim of decision fatigue. Suddenly, making “good” choices about what you eat seems strenuous and even debilitating. So you opt out of the decision altogether and forgo eating, or make the easiest and most c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet?
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet? Study Suggests Not
College students would rather eat “ slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites ” than just plain “ zucchini, ” even when both dishes are prepared exactly the same way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Carrots Sweet Potatoes Zucchini Restaurants Labeling and Labels (Product) Source Type: news

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?
Rural women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy IPS World DeskROME, May 26 2017 (IPS)Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 per cent– of employment in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new United Na...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age
-- As you age, it's important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables (such as spinach) and orange vegetables (such as sweet potatoes). Eat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegetable crisps have equivalent of EIGHT spoons of sugar
The snacks, packed with beetroot, carrots, parsnips and sweet potato, are presented as healthy and sophisticated - but UK manufacturers have even sweetened some products with sugar and honey (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Food And Drinks To Fight The Cold And Flu
There’s nothing fun about having a cold or the flu. Weak muscles, headaches, a stuffy nose and feeling sick to your stomach is common. But according to the experts, just drinking water is not enough to rebound quickly from a nasty bug.  “Your body is under stress from the infection,” Zhaoping Li, director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles, told The Huffington Post. “We need to repair or support [the immune system].”  Luckily, there are a handful of foods and drinks that may help bolster and replenish your body while it fights ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways To Eat Healthy Without Going Broke
Have you ever worried that you should be buying more food that's super healthy - maybe even some that's organic - but thought you couldn't afford it. If so, you're not alone. Many people want to eat a healthier diet, but don't think it's possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. They know that real, whole and organic food costs more than regular old  grocery store food, so they assume that a super healthy diet is out of their price range.  That’s what I thought, until I tried an experiment and figured out some tips for saving money on real and even organic food. Once I implemented these tips, I rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to reverse your high blood pressure with food
Rich in potassium, bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach prevent hypertension by balancing levels of salt within the body, researchers from the University of Southern California claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-risk chemicals in own-brand AND posh crisps
A pack of sweet potato crisps sold under the upmarket Tyrrell ’s brand had the highest contamination, while higher levels were also found in products sold in Tesco and Waitrose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-risk chemicals in own-brand AND post crisps
A pack of sweet potato crisps sold under the upmarket Tyrrell ’s brand had the highest contamination, while higher levels were also found in products sold in Tesco and Waitrose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket
(Natural News) Although sweet potatoes are an important staple food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, this versatile, orange root tuber can be added to many other meals all year round. While sweet potatoes have been used for ages by many cultures around the world, until recently they weren’t a regular sight on American kitchen tables... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-a-day of fruit and veg is good, but '10 is better'
Conclusion This research supports the idea that the more fruit and veg you eat the better – at least, up to 10 portions (800g) a day. It also suggests the number of people who die early might be reduced if they were to eat more than the current recommended guideline daily amount. However, before we take this at face value, there are some important considerations: There are likely to be many confounding factors that may have affected the results. It might be that people who eat a lot of fruit and veg are also more likely to be physically active, consume less alcohol, not smoke and be a healthy weight...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

The foods you should eat for every mood
From egg yolks for concentration to sweet potato to relieve anxiety, the nutritionists have shared the ultimate guide to boosting every mood with the right meal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways to Improvise In A Food Desert
“Dr. Hyman, I’m going to my in-laws for the holidays, and they live in a food desert,” a reader recently wrote. “Seriously, they have one grocery store and a McDonald’s. What do I do? I’m going to be there for almost 10 days!” Trust me when I say we’ve all been there. I’ve traveled to towns where I’ve felt forced to make the most of what is available and the options weren’t very impressive. Sometimes you have to improvise and do the best you can with what you have. It’s not your fault you can’t find real food in the average American town. The foo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 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

Avoid holiday gorging and stay healthy
A holiday celebration just isn ’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: Family meals, office parties and holiday reunions mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more.And there lies the challenge: How do we avoid the trap of overeating?Overeating can be a big problem. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicinefound that weight gained during the holidays can stick around for most of the year.There are ways to both enjoy the holidays and keep healthy at the same time, says Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian at theRonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.The first st...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Sweet potato gnocchi
Try this sweet potato gnocchi recipe at the weekend! Baking sweet potatoes will bring out their natural sweetness, but you can microwave or boil them if you're in a hurry. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sweet potato wastewater may help weight loss
Sweet potatoes have great nutritional value. Now, research suggests even the water left over from cooking sweet potatoes has slimming effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Japanese scientists say drinking sweet potato waste water can help weight loss
Japanese researchers found giving mice high levels of sweet potato peptide - produced by enzyme digestion of proteins in the water during the boiling process - helped them lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste
The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Expert reveals 10 quick and healthy ways to spice up your lunch break
There is no reason packed lunches need to be boring. From a mackerel and beetroot salad to a home made sweet potato hummus, Northampton dietitian Sian Porter gives you the tastiest recipes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating certain vegetables could prevent dementia in older adults
(NaturalNews) Could carotenoids be the secret to preventing cognitive decline? New research has suggested that eating foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and kale could have a powerful impact on your brain's health and functionality, especially as you age.Carotenoids are a group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa's Smallholder Farmers Among The Most Hurt By Climate Change
Photo: FAO Experts use many numbers when talking about climate change. However, rising temparatures, the resulting crop failure, and the consequent loss of livelihoods and destitution of millions of households are this year's most important and urgent developments for millions of smallholder farmers across the vastness of the African agro-ecological landscapes. To illustrate the unfolding crisis, let us consider the case of Malawi, one of the few countries to have achieved a fair deal of agricultural success but is now facing the worst drought in over three decades. As is the case with many countries in southern Africa, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why eating carrots, kale and sweet potatoes could prevent dementia
Those who had lower levels of carotenoids in their system had to rely on more brain power to complete memory-orientated tasks, University of Georgia researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Do If You Get A Thanksgiving 'Food Hangover'
Thanksgiving is perhaps the one day of the year when it’s totally acceptable ― and even expected ― to completely overdo it at the dinner table. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a delicious meal, going in for third servings of stuffing, mashed potatoes and pecan pie may have some consequences. Come Friday morning, you might find yourself experiencing a nasty “food hangover,” the unscientific but all-too-real ailment characterized by fatigue, bloating, brain fog, general discomfort and maybe even nausea and heartburn. It may not be the same thing as a real hangover from drin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Classic Holiday Foods With Anti-Aging Benefits
When you think of Thanksgiving, typically all-day feasting, followed by bloating, weight gain and a food coma probably come to mind. But what if we told you that better skin and anti-aging benefits could also come from the holiday buffet? While your willpower might be wearing thin around this time of year, we’ve rounded up some of the healthier choices you can make over the holidays ― choices that are packed with an age-fighting punch.  1. Cranberries You either love them or hate them, but cranberries are a staple no holiday meal would be complete without. These tangy berries can be found in many forms, from ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If We Celebrated Thanksgiving in July, Would We Gain Less Weight?
Weight gain season has started: first Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally the Christmas/New Year holidays. The trick-or-treat candy has been barely put away (in our stomachs) when the recipes for Thanksgiving dinner are pulled from the drawers, or torn out of the November magazines. Even those among us who rarely cook begin to fantasize about a perfectly cooked turkey, moist dressing, gooey sweet potato casserole (will last year's marshmallows still be edible?) and pies...How many pies should we bake? Surely not just one. What will our guests think? And as the days grow colder, wetter, windier, and darker, we fantasi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Farmers Still Doubt They Have Anything To Do With Climate Change
To say it’s been a busy harvest season for North Carolina farmer Peyton McDaniel would be an incredible understatement. It’s been several days since Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains to the state that killed at least 22 people, but farmers throughout eastern North Carolina and other regions the storm impacted are still racing to salvage as much of their crops as they can and minimize their losses. For McDaniel, that’s meant a typical five- or six-day work week at his family’s 2,000-acre farm operation in the town of Whitakers has become a round-the-clock, seven-day affair marked by 18-hour ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meals on Wheels -- Bennington County, Vermont: Feeding Seniors Nutritious and Fresh with (Mostly) Donated Food
Waste not, want not. Depression-era children, now seniors, grew up hearing that refrain. Now, they're living it as recipients of Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Bennington County, Vermont. This progressive senior nutrition program transforms gleaned food from local farms, the Vermont Foodbank, and regional grocery stores to produce farm-to-table meals that rival food served in the finest restaurants. This isn't your typical Meals on Wheels program. It wouldn't be possible - given the minimal government funding which only covers approximately half the cost of each of the 50,000 meals it serves each year - without using donat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CGIAR scientists awarded the prestigious World Food Prize
(HarvestPlus) On Oct. 13, HarvestPlus founding director and ambassador-at-large Howarth Bouis will join three other scientists in receiving the World Food Prize for their work in biofortification. All four laureates have made key contributions to this novel approach to combating vitamin and mineral deficiencies through more nutritious staple crops.These crops include vitamin A-rich varieties of sweet potato, cassava, and maize (corn), high-iron varieties of beans and pearl millet, and zinc-rich rice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Some Developmental Milestones for Solid Food Readiness?
This study and others found many poor feeding habits including excessive juice, inappropriate foods (i.e. french fries, pizza, macaroni and cheese, etc.), allergenic foods (i.e. eggs and peanut butter), and prechewing of table foods. Learning Point Breastfeeding or formula should be the main meals and calorie sources for infants during the first year. Solid food feeding is important for infant growth and development; they help the infant to learn about tastes and textures during the first year of life but initially should be used in small amounts like a dessert. There are development differences when infants are ready to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Somalia: To Fight Hunger, Somali Farmers Turn to Ugandan Roots
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Selele -Could growing cassava and sweet potato help Somali families become more resilient to drought? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Build Muscle Without Myth: 3 Body Building Beliefs To Avoid
In this study, light super-slow lifting at 55-60 percent of the participants one rep max (1RM) increased both muscle density and maximal strength just as much as heavy normal-speed training performed at 80-90 percent of 1RM. In this study, both heavy weight training with 8-10 reps and light weight training with 18-20 reps stimulated the genes necessary for active muscle growth. Another study reported that training with higher reps and lighter weights (25-35 reps) indeed results in the same gains in muscle girth and density as heavier weights with 8-12 reps. Even in seasoned weightlifters, researchers found the same muscle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

This Is Grief
The other day, I was sitting in our living room, scrunched next to my two-year-old, Grace, as we scrolled through her baby pictures on my phone - the digital-age equivalent of flipping through a photo album. As she relived her babyhood one sweet-potato-smeared photo at a time, she stopped at a picture of my youngest brother, Paul. "Who's that?" she asked. And everything, all of the progress I felt like I'd been making (read: the comfortable, convenient denial I'd been fostering), and all of the days I'd felt fine and normal, came to a screeching halt. Grief crept in, heavy and all consuming. "That's yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The World’s Healthiest Diets Have In Common
To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries. For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Think Outside The Cereal Box?
Ask JJ: Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas for my kids? They want Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes, but I know we need to do better. Everyone's heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but the wrong breakfast can do more harm than good. Typical go-to breakfast choices for the younger crowd include cereal, waffles, pancakes, and muffins. And while all those foods might be convenient, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that will leave your kids restless, cranky, and unable to concentrate. By lunchtime, they'll have a hard time staying awake, much less learning long division...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can social media help maternal mental health?
Going online may fill a void for struggling parents, but can the internet ’s instant gratification fail to address deeper perinatal problems?She irritates your parents. She baffles your grandparents. The preoccupied young mum feeding, with one hand, organic sweet potato puree to her eager eight-month-old, and checking her Facebook notifications with her smartphone in the other. A stereotype which would pass for a member of theModern Tribe and one I ’m sure you already recognise. Perhaps she is closer to yourself than you would like to admit.Related:Postnatal depression: what the baby books don't tell you | Tani...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dr Carrie Ladd Tags: Psychology Mental health Parents and parenting Social media Science Family Society Life and style Source Type: news

10 Tips for Surviving a Whole30
by guest blogger Amanda Harding, writer and blogger At the risk of sounding totally cliché, Whole30 is more than just a diet--it's a lifestyle. I know, I know, that sounds really cheesy (which is ironic, because you can't eat cheese when you're doing a Whole30). But seriously... I found out about Whole30 while I was on the quest to lose that stubborn baby weight. I had no interest in pursuing anything complicated (because with a two-year-old and an eight-month-old, complicated is my worst enemy). I also didn't have any time for counting points and calories and macros... not to mention I'm terrible at math. I can'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

False Promises: Avoid ‘Miracle’ Rice and Just Eat a Carrot
Vandana Shiva. (Photo: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva film)By Dr Vandana ShivaNEW DELHI, Aug 10 2016 (IPS)Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015.Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering. How many Nobel laureates does it take to write a letter? Easily ascertained — the dead Gilman and 106 others were enlisted in “supporting GMOs and golden rice”. Correct answer — 107, dead or alive.The laureates were rounded up by Val ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vandana Shiva 2 Tags: Biodiversity Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture for Drought-Stricken Madagascar
As a result of farmers embracing Climate Smart Agriculture, some fields are still green and alive even as drought rages in the south of Madagascar. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahAMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS)Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Population Po Source Type: news

Dietary antioxidants 'could help to reduce hip osteoarthritis risk'
A new study has indicated that eating foods rich in antioxidants could be an effective means of reducing a person's risk of developing hiposteoarthritis. Conducted by researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne in Australia, the study offers insights into a potential new method for people to improve their hip joint health through simple lifestyle alterations. The study findings In order to examine the relationship between dietary antioxidants and early hip structural abnormalities, the team enrolled 214 participants without diagnosed hip osteoarthritis.They underwent magnetic resonance imaging scan...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin
We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves. To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that. Some of our biggest beauty concerns have to do with appearance of aging skin - wrinkles, discoloration, adult acne, and sagging skin. There are many factors that can determine how well ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news