Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

High-end northern supermarket Booths recalls pre-cut onion and vegetable soup mixes
Booths - which has most of its stores in Lancashire - has recalled its diced red onion, butternut squash & red onion soup mix, diced white onion, minestrone soup mix and leek & potato soup mix. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stomach bloating warning - the common 75p vegetable you should avoid or risk trapped wind
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one sitting. But you could prevent trapped wind pain or tummy aches by avoiding this common vegetable. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Healthiest Employers success stories: Chef finds his own recipe for wellness
Nathan Decaro is a chef trained in classic European cuisine. When he started working at Pro Athlete Inc. seven years ago, he incorporated plenty of flour, butter and heavy sauces into his daily menu for employees. But as the company evolved, so did its menu. Decaro started including more vegetables and less saturated fat, mirroring his determination to focus on his health and well-being. Decaro has lost 80 pounds with the help of Pro Athlete’s on-site fitness facility, personal trainer and daily… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk
(Wiley) Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
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The dollar store diet: Study shows discount produce matches quality of traditional chains
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas) When you hear about dollar-discount stores, the first thought that comes to mind likely isn't groceries for you and your family. But it might be time to consider dollar-discount stores as a stop for your grocery needs, says a new UNLV study, which found that the quality of fruits and vegetables at dollar stores is just as good as regular grocery store produce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eat lots of onions, leeks and garlic to slash your chance of getting deadly bowel cancer
Eating 35lb of allium vegetables a year could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a study claims. It found that people that ate the most had a 79 per cent reduced risk of the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to cultivate watercress at home
(Natural News) Watercress is easily one of the most nutritious greens in the plant kingdom. This green, leafy salad staple is an excellent source of carotenoids, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, and B6 as well as vitamins C and E. Watercress is also packed with fiber, iron, copper, and iron. The vegetable is known to have anticancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Roasted Root Veggies Make a Hearty Winter Soup
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- -- Dense root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips benefit from roasting. They sweeten as they cook, making for healthy comfort food during cold winter months. Follow these general steps for any hard... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Tip: 10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier
-- There are plenty of ways to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Here are the agency's suggestions: Create smoothies with fat-free or low-fat yogurt with fruit pieces and crushed ice. Use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Medical News Today: What gluten-free food can I eat?
Gluten-free foods may help people lose weight and also prevent any symptoms in those who are sensitive to gluten. Examples include vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish! Compound found in both promotes heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Eat more veggies and fish - Compound in both foods found to promote heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Eating foods rich in carotenoids significantly reduces your risk of breast cancer
(Natural News) Eating an array of colorful fruits and vegetables is an integral part of any healthy diet, but some of the most potent cancer-fighting compounds can be found in warm-hued produce. Carotenoids are predominately found in foods that are red, orange and yellow — though some leafy greens are also a great source of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes
It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat
-- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower " bad " cholesterol. The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat: Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New study confirms broccoli to be extremely effective at battling liver cancer
(Natural News) Even though we’ve made tremendous advances in science in recent years, some of the best medicine you can find today comes from plants and trees. Case in point: broccoli. It’s always been considered a health food, but now, a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that this cruciferous vegetable has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking Sunday roast causes indoor pollution ‘worse than Delhi’
Scientists say roast meal can make household air dirtier than in sixth most polluted cityCooking a Sunday roast can drive indoor air pollution far above the levels found in the most polluted cities on Earth, scientists have said.Researchers found that roasting meat and vegetables, and using a gas hob, released a surge of fine particles that could make household air dirtier than that in Delhi.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Air pollution Science Environment Source Type: news

The mental and emotional benefits of healthier food: Study finds children who eat well are happier, have better self-esteem, are less likely to get bullied than their peers
(Natural News) Healthy food consumption is highly associated with good health. This has been validated by various scientific literature: Adding fruits and vegetables to our meals results in healthier bodies and a means to prevent disease, and eating too much junk food and fast food cause obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. A study published in BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Stomach bloating: 75p vegetable to get rid of trapped wind - but it’ll make your wee smell
STOMACH bloating can be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could get rid of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by eating more of this cheap vegetable - but it ’ll leave your urine with a strange smell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International study finds moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates is best for overall health
(Natural News) A balanced intake of fat, fruits, and vegetables, all the while avoiding high carbohydrates, is associated with a lower risk of mortality. A study published in The Lancet shows that the lowest risk of death was with individuals who had a daily intake of three to four servings of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-being Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-being
A longitudinal analysis of more than 40,000 British people has concluded that both the quantity and frequency of fruit/vegetable consumption affects mental well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drink this vegetable juice daily to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, but left untreated it can lead to severe health complications. To prevent or control a high reading, experts recommend drinking a certain vegetable juice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well-Being From High Fruit, Vegetable Consumption
Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-Being (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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School Gardens and Peer Educators Improve Nutrition in Rural Tajikistan
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistFebruary 13, 2019These students are learning about soil management, crop rotation, safe drinking water, and much more.As part of their vocational training, high school students in rural southwestern Tajikistan usually work in the school garden. This year, however, students learned more than how to grow vegetables and take care of fruit trees: they learned about the basics of nutrition and are now sharing that information with their classmates.Along with topics like soil management and crop rotation, now students also learn about safe drinking water, sanitation and hygien...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Youth Source Type: news

Even chicken, turkey and lean steak can cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sausages, bacon and steak cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating lots of meat tied to higher risk of liver disease
(Reuters Health) - People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Read this first BEFORE you buy pre-washed vegetables
(Natural News) Vegetables are naturally healthy. However, if you bought them pre-washed, you may want to read this article first. Researchers at the University of Cagliari in Italy examined various pre-washed vegetables and found that they contain contaminants called trihalomethanes (THMs), which are toxic byproducts of water sanitation. THMs, such as chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Back pain - the 10p vegetable you should add to your shopping list to prevent back pain
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet or by changing your sleep position. You could also reduce your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this cheap vegetable - is it on your shopping list? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health warning: Consumption of fried foods increases cancer risk
(Natural News) If you’re eating fried food right now, you might want to put your fork down. Many health experts warn that the consumption of foods fried in vegetable oil is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Acrylamide, the probable carcinogen According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, acrylamide is a probable carcinogen.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Kombucha Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Kombucha has a golden reputation in the beverage world. It’s everywhere: from supermarket shelves to workplace refrigerators and even on tap in cafés. As this fizzy fermented tea rose in popularity, so did claims of its health benefits, from improved digestion, metabolism, immunity, liver function, heart health and more. But are these claims backed by science — and is kombucha good for you? Here’s what nutrition experts have to say. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from green or black tea (or both), sugar, yeast and bacteria, and is believed to have originated in China about...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beth Krietsch Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Rhubarb can destroy cancer cells
(Natural News) The extremely sour taste of rhubarbs might not appeal to everyone, but there are still many reasons to eat this unique vegetable. One of these is their ability to prevent cancer cell growth. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists from Emory University found that an orange pigment in rhubarb called parietin has potent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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DR MICHAEL MOSELY: Down in the dumps? I've a gut feeling your tummy is to blame...   
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, oily fish, full-fat yogurt, olive oil, wholegrains, nuts and legumes could help improve gut bacteria, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DR MICHAEL MOSELY: Down in the dumps? I've a gut feeling your tummy is to blame...  
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, oily fish, full-fat yogurt, olive oil, wholegrains, nuts and legumes could help improve gut bacteria, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Get The Most From Frozen Vegetables
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- When it comes to cooking veggies, fresh from the farmer's market always tastes best. But when you're cooking produce out of season, head to the freezer section of your favorite store. Veggies are typically frozen at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canada Implements New Food Guidelines, But What About the Food Waste?
Even with a metre of snow outside in Ottawa, Canada, a wide variety of imported apples and other fruits are available in Canadian food markets. Credit: Stephen Leahy/IPSBy Stephen LeahyONTARIO, Canada, Feb 8 2019 (IPS)Canada introduced a new healthy eating food guide January 2019 and, for the first time, the meat, dairy and processed food and beverage industries were not involved. Based on the recommendations of health and nutrition experts, the guide places a new emphasis on eating plants, drinking water and cooking at home.Health experts have long warned that Canadians don’t eat enough vegetables, fruits and whole ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stephen Leahy Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health North America Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Barilla Foundat Source Type: news

Powerful natural medicine in broccoli sprouts found to prevent cancer and protect the brain from stroke damage
(Natural News) A phytochemical found in broccoli was found to dramatically minimize the most damaging effects of a stroke. Researchers found that the molecule sulforaphane, which is naturally abundant in the vegetable, acts as a protective enzyme in the brain. Scientists from the King’s College London further noted the “scavenger-like” properties of sulforaphane, particularly in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Unusual foods that you can pickle now, for use in an emergency
(Natural News) Pickling is a handy skill to have, especially when SHTF – and you don’t need expensive equipment or a large work area to start pickling. Pickling can easily extend the shelf life of many perishable food items like fruits or vegetables. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com.) Pickling, one of the oldest methods of food preservation, involves submerging your food of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's o-FISH-ial: Ancient people ate mostly fish but not a lot of vegetables
(Natural News) Our ancestors survived, not so much because of plants, but because of fish. This was revealed in a recent University of Helsinki study that examined the diet of people buried in Northern Finland’s Ii Hamina cemetery from the 15th to the 17th centuries. The researchers examined the isotopes in the deceased persons’ bones. Isotopes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Two days' worth of heart-healthy menus
Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet, but aren't sure where to start? Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus provided by Mayo Clinic Staff to get started. One way to begin is to create a daily meal plan that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole grains and limits high-fat foods (such [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Exercising Might Help You Make Healthier Food Choices, Study Says
Getting healthy can be a daunting endeavor. It can seem impossible to get active, eat better, sleep more, stay hydrated and do the many other things your doctor says you should do, all at once. But recent research suggests there’s a single best place to begin. According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, starting an exercise regimen may also inspire you to eat more healthfully. “It’s hard to start a diet. Most people feel deprived from the get-go,” says study co-author Molly Bray, chair of the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. “...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This colourful vegetable may help to lower blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure sufferers are advised to improve their diet and cut down on salt in order to lower their reading, but eating certain types of other foods can also help to improve the condition. One colourful vegetable in particular has shown in some studies to reduce blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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High blood pressure: Avoid high blood pressure symptoms by eating THIS colourful vegetable
HIGH BLOOD pressure sufferers are advised to improve their diet and cut down on salt in order to lower their reading and avoid associated symptoms, but eating certain types of other foods can also help to improve the condition. One colourful vegetable in particular has shown in some studies to reduce blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more fruit and veg improves your mood
The study - by the University of Leeds - also found that if someone cuts fruit and vegetables out of their diet, their mental health is affected more than someone who has recently been widowed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression
Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being
(University of Leeds) Researchers at the universities of Leeds and York analysed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The BEST type of vegetable to lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by following a diet which helps to improve blood sugar control. We all know the importance of eating enough fruit and veg as part of a healthy, balanced diet, but there is one type of vegetable in particular that has been shown to lower blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, conducted by researchers in the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Duke-NUS Medical School, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news