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Mother claims wheatgrass powder helped her finally get pregnant
Melanie Else, 40, from Devon had six failed fertility treatments when she started using £10 wheatgrass powder daily and within six months she was pregnant with her daughter Sophia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is wheatgrass? Why is it in my drink?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finally Found It: Wheat Grass Juice for Colitis
If you walk into most health food stores, juice bars, or restaurants a loud grinding sound can be heard. Regular visitors will recognize this sound as wheat grass being macerated into a shot of bright green juice, usually an ounce or two. For this luxury of turning living grass blades into juice one might pay $2-4/ounce. Fans of wheatgrass juice indicate that an ounce of wheat grass juice has the equivalent nutritional value of eating or juicing 2 pounds of vegetables although this claim has been questioned (http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/WheatGrass.htm). Is there any support that demonstrates a benefit to the "...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now you can dine in or grab healthful goods to go at these L.A. restaurants and juice bars
Come in for a coffee or wheatgrass shot, walk out with an organic body scrub, lavender sleep aid or the latest diet book. Artisanal coffeehouses, juice bars and "conscious" restaurants are increasingly morphing into mini emporiums of all things healthful and wholesome, be they T-shirts made from... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Why bingeing on health foods won ’t boost your immune system
There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer protectionWalk through the aisles of any health food shop and you ’ll see pots of echinacea or zinc that promise to “support your immune system” or “maintain its healthy function”. Read new age health blogging sites and you’ll find posts on how drinking hot lemon water or knocking back a shot of wheatgrass juice or the current green goo du jour will “ boost your immun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dara Mohammadi Tags: Nutrition Vaccines and immunisation Microbiology Food & drink Health wellbeing Diets and dieting Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system
There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer protectionWalk through the aisles of any health food shop and you’ll see pots of echinacea or zinc that promise to “support your immune system” or “maintain its healthy function”. Read new age health blogging sites and you’ll find posts on how drinking hot lemon water or knocking back a shot of wheatgrass juice or the current green goo du jour will “boost your immune ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dara Mohammadi Tags: Nutrition Vaccines and immunisation Microbiology Food & drink Health wellbeing Diets and dieting Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

For a yogi, holistic medicine and surgery go hand in hand
Dr. Mininder Kocher talking with David before surgery on Oct. 14 In any yoga class David Vendetti teaches, there’s sure to be laughing, tears and abundant hugs. David co-owns South Boston Yoga — New England’s largest yoga studio — and teaches every class with positivity and true heart. His unique style has garnered him awards, invitations to travel and, most importantly for David, the respect of the 200 students who come through his studio every day. Teaching students and training teachers day in and day out requires a healthy mind and body, which had become more and more difficult for David after s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Our patients’ stories Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program FAI femoral acetabular impingement hip impingement Mininder Kocher yoga Source Type: news

4 Things to Think About Before Offering Advice to Someone in Pain
When it comes to solutions for my chronic pain, I've heard it all. "Have you tried yoga? What about wheatgrass? This vegan diet I'm on will fix you right up. Green juice is the answer to your problems, I guarantee it. Probiotics will literally save your life." My fellow chronic pain sufferers and I like to share stories of the unsolicited advice we get, which can range from hilarious to downright insulting - like the time someone told me my dying brother needed to stop treatment for his tumor right away and instead put avocados topically on the site of his cancer. I can't blame people for wanting to share their ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Crushes Every Girl Has At the Gym
People watching isn't exactly the reason we hit the gym -- but it is a nice perk. There's always a cast of characters, all sweating it up in one place. It's easier to push yourself just 15 more minutes on the treadmill when you're imagining a backstory for the guy on the stair climber next to you. It's also fun to think of him asking you on a date while you crush on him from afar. In this spirit, we give you nine gym characters every fit girl secretly lusted after, even if you'd never publicly own up to it. 1. The Beefy Body Builder Who Grunts with Every Bicep Curl Oh, you know the one. He's a staple at gyms across America...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Choice to Live: Part IV
Jay Michael continues his story about living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Read his previous posts in "My Choice to Live: Part I," "Part II" and "Part III." When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan. You remember vividly the people who stood up to your challenges and held your hand at the most difficult times, and those who could rarely be bothered to face such an inconvenienc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The superfood cocktails packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
With ingredients including kale, wheatgrass, and fennel, you might think you're about to tuck into a salad. But these foods are playing a lead role in a new generation of healthy cocktails. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Getting Old Is New: Why I Refuse to Hate My 30s
Last year, I was saying, "I'm almost 30" for the few months leading up to my birthday. I remember people kept responding to the admission with apologies and sympathetic, furrowed brows. They would inevitably jump in with some consoling exclamation like, "Oh! I'm so sorry." "Oh, no. You'll be okay." Or my personal favorite, "Oh, I'm not worried about you..." Everybody seemed to want me to freak out about that particular milestone. And even now, a year later, I still get heckled with people insisting life should be anxiety inducing because I've hit 30. But, everybody -- respectfully a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

So which foods really ARE good for you? Interactive tool reveals the truth about chia seeds, acai berries, wheatgrass and green tea
EXCLUSIVE: Data journalist David McCandless spent nine months collating scientific studies to produce the infographic rating the scientific evidence of health claims relating to different 'superfoods'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Summer food safety tips What is wheatgrass? Why is it in my drink? Transcranial magnetic stimulation Don't prejudge Alzheimer's wanderers who may really have a goal Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Wheatgrass: a chlorophyll-rich superfood bursting with nutrients
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is wheatgrass? Why is it in my drink?
Wheatgrass is often promoted as a cure-all for many health problems. While that entire statement may not be true, it is rich in nutrients. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freedom is something to use or lose – we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill | George Monbiot
Consumerism's petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We've forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lostThe question has changed a little since Rousseau's day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us now possess greater freedom than almost any preceding generation has enjoyed – freedom from tyranny, freedom from slavery, freedom from hunger – do we act as if we don't?I'm prompted to ask by the discovery that the most illiberal and oppressive instrument proposed by any recent government – injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance in the antisocial behaviour bill – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Society Protest Politics UK news Comment is free Source Type: news

Freedom is something to use or lose - we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill | George Monbiot
Consumerism's petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We've forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lostThe question has changed a little since Rousseau's day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us now possess greater freedom than almost any preceding generation has enjoyed – freedom from tyranny, freedom from slavery, freedom from hunger – do we act as if we don't?I'm prompted to ask by the discovery that the most illiberal and oppressive instrument proposed by any recent government – injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance in the antisocial behaviour bill – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Society Protest Politics UK news Comment is free Source Type: news

Anyone for a glass of POND SCUM? They don't look appetising, but health drinks full of everything from algae to kale are THE fashionable way to get your nutrients
Ever since the wheatgrass shot became a health-food phenomenon, there has been an avalanche of green sludges promising astonishing benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATED--Sprouters Northwest Expands Voluntary Recall to All Varieties of Sprouts Products, Wheatgrass, and Pea Shoots Because of Possible Health Risk
Northwest is voluntarily recalling all varieties of sprouts products, wheatgrass and pea shoots due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 7, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

More Details Emerge in Recall of Sprouts for Listeria Risk
Sprouters Northwest, the company that recalled all of its products last week, including its sprouted seeds, pea shoots and wheatgrass, after samples of the finished product tested positive for Listeria, has provided more details about the recalled items. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - February 7, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sprouter Northwest Expands Recall to All Varieties of Sprouts Products, Wheatgrass, and Pea Shoots with Any Best by Dates and All Sizes Because of Possible Health Risk
Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is voluntarily recalling all varieties of sprouts products, wheatgrass and pea shoots due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 2, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news