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Plants "decide" how sweet to make their nectar depending on which insect colonies they want to entice
(Natural News) A recent study by the University of Edinburgh, published in the journal Biotropica and funded by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, once again highlights the marvels of design in the natural world around us. The research team has discovered that certain flowering crops, including cotton, beans, pumpkins, courgettes, acacia honey and passion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 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

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season
Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying. 1. Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad As much as I love salad as a meal, it’s not usually enough for my husband, who is more of a protein/two sides kind of a guy. But I can get away with serving this salad for dinner — it’s satisfying and full of bright Southeast Asian flavor. It’s easy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bake Lighter Versions of Your Own Recipes
By Stacy SimonThe holidays can be a tough time to stick to healthy eating goals. But if your traditions involve baking, a few simple ingredient changes can help you cut some of the sugar, fat, and calories – without sacrificing the taste. This year, make some new baking traditions by adapting your family recipes with these tips:Substitute whole-wheat flour for up to half of the white flour called for in the recipe.Make muffins using oatmeal, bran, or whole-wheat flour.Reduce the fat by ¼ (if a recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, use ¾ cup). You can also reduce the sugar by ¼.If making sweet breads, su...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

Sauteed zucchini coins
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - November 17, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sauteed zucchini coins
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Health Tip: Add Veggies to Most Any Meal
-- If your family doesn't eat enough vegetables, there are ways to sneak them into almost any meal. The American Heart Association suggests: Shred veggies such as beets, parsnips and zucchini, adding them to pasta, baked goods and other favorite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Smoked Gouda vegetable risotto
Smoked gouda, crimini mushrooms and sweet grape tomatoes are a winning combination in this brown rice risotto.  Change this risotto with the seasons. In summer, try asparagus and zucchini. In fall, butternut squash and peppers. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Treating the community as your patient
Community health intervention can be a highlight of medical school for many students. But what differentiates successful programs from unsuccessful ones? Students with experience in both recently shared their thoughts, with advice distilled down to a simple concept: Listen to your community as you would an individual patient. The students were from Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, which offers a first-year Community Health course. They were speaking to medical and health professions students at the student-led Health Equity and Community-based Learning meeting, hosted by the University of California, Davis, Schoo...
Source: AMA Wire - September 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

The Weekend Food Diary Of A Healthy Family On A Budget
Because I'm a dietitian, people assume that every meal and snack my family eats features all food groups and looks Pinterest-perfect. But, like most moms, I'm just trying to balance my dreams of kale-eating kids with their love for boxed mac-and-cheese. And while I strive to feed my family as many fresh, whole foods as possible, I'm also working with a food budget. So what does that mean in the real world? Here's what the lead-in to the weekend typically looks like for my family -- myself, my husband, and my two boys, ages 12 and 8 -- the good, the not-so-good and everything in between. Breakfast: My husband and I are bo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why This Father Feeds His Son Freakish Fruit And Vegetables
Jordan Figueiredo’s son, Evan, hates salads. The 5-year-old, like many 5-year-olds, just can’t get into his greens. But if there’s one thing he can’t get enough of, it’s carrots with legs. Or peaches with noses. Basically, if it’s a fruit or vegetable that doesn’t look the way it’s “supposed” to, Evan is calling dibs. And the weirder it looks, the more he wants it. Evan gets this from his father. The elder Figueiredo works by day as a solid waste specialist for the Castro Valley Sanitation District, about a 40-minute drive outside of San Francisco, working to make...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Ways to Deal With Zucchini Overload
Buried under a pile of summer squash? Try these simple solutions to keep from wasting your bounty. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Cavuto Source Type: news

Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens
I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Skip Traditional Barbequed Food
-- Enjoy the summer ritual of barbequing without derailing your healthy eating plan. Here are suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Swap beef for turkey with fresh herbs. Baste and grill your favorite veggies, such as zucchini,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Hacks For Busy People
A recent Gallup poll showed that six in 10 working Americans (61%) say they do not have enough time to do what they want. Are you one of them? Everyone is busy - so how can you fuel your body for optimal health and energy while maintaining your hectic schedule? Health hacks, that's how. There are a few tricks that don't take much time but make a massive health difference. Many health gurus will tell you their health hacks are now just habits that are ingrained into their days - they go about their fast paced lives but still manage to eat nourishing meals and snacks. I want to share my top 10 health hacks - let me know i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You Need To Know About Hawaii's Wildly Popular Poke Bowls
If you live in any major U.S. city, you've probably caught wind of the nation's new favorite food -- the poke bowl. Not "poke" like the always awkward Facebook feature, but "POH-keh" -- cubed raw fish, seasoned any way you want it. While it may seem like a new trend, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries. It's basically Hawaii's favorite food and for good reason: Poke is healthy, delicious and totally unique. A photo posted by Foodland Hawaii (@foodlandhi) on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT Walk into virtually any supermarket in the Aloha State and you'll find ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bibimbap, The Delicious Dish That You're Probably Too Afraid To Pronounce
If you've ever refrained from ordering something because you didn't know how to pronounce it, we totally feel you. But no one should be deprived of the deliciousness that is bibimbap for fear of embarrassment. Once and for all, it's pronounced "bee-beem-bahp," but it might as well be called "beautiful bowl of YUM." The secret to making the perfect bowl of this healthy Korean classic is variety. Listen to your taste buds and don't be afraid to go a little crazy. Start with a base layer of warm white rice. Then add shredded cucumber, carrot, zucchini, kimchi and bean sprouts -- season or s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can I Still Be Italian If I Don't Eat Pasta?
Illustrated by Mallory Heller. "Cut out the booze and the coffee. And dial back your workouts." That's what the doctor told me a few months ago. My first reaction: no, no, and no. When a woman gets that kind of talk from a doctor, it's probably because she's pregnant. But not me -- I had just been diagnosed with adult onset Type 1 diabetes (it's commonly known as juvenile diabetes). I was floored -- I exercised five times a week and steered clear of fast food and soda. Turns out, that didn't really matter. "This is an autoimmune disease, it has nothing to do with your lifestyle," my doctor said. To st...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If You Eat Any Fruits Or Vegetables At All, You're Doing Better Than Half Of America
If you’re feeling down about how you eat, consider this: if you eat about one cup of fruit and more than 1.5 cups of vegetables a day, you’re actually eating better than about half of all Americans. If you eat 1.5 cups of fruit (the recommended serving size for an adult), you’re doing better than more than three-fourths of Americans. And if you eat two cups of vegetables a day (another recommended serving size), that’s better than almost 90 percent of your neighbors. We say this not to put down our fellow Americans, but to point out that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to lower rate...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Science 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

6 Food Trends To Help You Eat Better In 2016
Some of the trendiest foods that are popping up on Pinterest and appearing on 2016 food trend lists may just help you eat better in the year ahead. Here are six food trends to get on board with in 2016: 1. Power bowls Bowls are the new plates. All sorts of creative one-dish meals are being served in a bowl with various monikers – protein bowls, Buddha bowls, broth bowls, quinoa bowls and globowls – for globally inspired bowl meals. The same rules apply to breakfast bowls, which are being dubbed smoothie bowls, acai bowls and Banzai bowls. Just do a search on Pinterest, and you'll be bowled over. For lunch and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Fast-Food Veggie Burgers That Are Worse Than A Big Mac
When you order a veggie burger, you don't have to worry about whether the beef you're about to eat is antibiotic-free and grass-fed. Still, there's a good chance your favorite bean or mushroom patty is a lot less healthy than you think. And by less healthy, we mean it has more calories, lots more sodium, and more saturated fat than a McDonald's Big Mac. More: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Grass-Fed What?! How's that possible? For starters, the veggies in these patties are often held together with oil or lard, pretty much eradicating the low-cal benefits of a burger made from beans, carrots, zucchini, or oats inst...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fixing A Food Desert Isn’t As Easy As Putting A Grocery Store On Wheels
For many Native American communities, access to a full-service grocery store can be extremely limited, causing many residents to make less healthy food choices and contributing to diet-related health issues. As part of an effort to fix that for a half-dozen low-income communities between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico, a 50-foot, full-service grocery store-on-wheels began pulling up twice a week to a number of plazas in the area beginning in 2011, offering better food options to area residents. Without it, residents were forced to drive long distances to buy fresh groceries. That was until early this year, when the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti's Health Care Workers
JEAN DENIS, Haiti -- At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For miles around, this clinic is the only place people can come for modern medical attention. "You are standing at the edge of the heartland of the rural area," said Francoise Peak, a translator who frequently works with the United Nations and joined a group of reporters at the clinic. In rural Haiti, she said, people can blame ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Southwest stuffed zucchini
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - July 18, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipe: Zucchini bread
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - June 20, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food
(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji applesauce, sweet peas, green beans and banana purees.) The other day a new parent told me, "I don't make my own baby food, but I only buy organic." She was confident and assured that her baby was getting "fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains" because of the "organic," "100 percent natural," made with "pure vegetables and fruits," "no artificial flavors," labels on the jar or squeeze pouch. She had no idea tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get An Exclusive Discount On America's Test Kitchen's Top-Rated Vegetable Spiralizer
Zoodles are taking the world by veggie-fueled storm. If you haven't heard, zoodles are spiralized or julienned vegetables that function similarly to spaghetti. Zoodle fans adore them for their low-carb, low-calorie, pasta-mimicking potential. They can be topped classically, with tomato sauce, mixed into a soup or stir fry, made into mac & cheese, or -- really, they have limitless potential. To turn an average vegetable into a sensational cascade of ribbons, a tool of some sort is required. There are tons of spiralizers on the market, but according to America's Test Kitchen, the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Glimpse Into a School Lunchroom in France
When my husband and I first moved to Paris, I spent some time substitute teaching while I figured out what I was going to do with the new life I found myself in. I'll never forget how I dreaded being on lunchtime supervision because I saw that fish was on the menu that day. I had been a teacher for long enough to know that there were going to be a lot of elementary school kids plugging their noses and telling me they didn't like fish. This was going to be a long supervision period. Those kids proved me so wrong that I was left in disbelief. They were actually asking for seconds, and I was the only one scrunching up my no...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Tiny, Easy, Delicious Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier
Since it's almost February, your New Year's Resolution to eat healthier might feel like a distant dream. We've all been there, done this before, no? What if, instead all the negative food-body thoughts, feeling like a failure, and regret-eating, we could have a lighter more positive touch and just make a few super do-able substitutions to our recipes? We can still have cake, but we'll have this chocolate zucchini cake. Sound good? Keeping Michael Pollan's quotation "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants" close to my heart, I designed an organized guide (because order makes me feel calm) for easy cooking and ba...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin N Deficiency Linked to ADHD
Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 statistics, accounting for 6.4 million cases nationwide. A majority are treated with stimulant medication often combined with behavioral therapy. For some, this approach is extremely helpful and leads to an improvement in quality of life and a reduction in risk taking behaviors often associated with ADHD. Not all cases, however, are successfully treated in this manner. Some will discontinue this approach due to its ineffectiveness or negative side effects leaving a void that still req...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man and Beast With Martin Clunes review – wrestling with bears, and carnivore conscience
Meat-eating animal-lover Clunes gets knee-deep in cow dung and goes on a bear hunt in his global quest to resolve his muddled ethicsMartin Clunes loves animals, has loads of them at home in Dorset. He also sends some of them – such as his male Dexter cattle (little ones, basically bonsai cows) – to the slaughterhouse. And it’s got him in a bit of a muddle. So he’s off round the world to explore man’s ancient and complicated relationship with animals. Man and Beast With Martin Clunes (ITV) it’s called.He starts in Nepal (pre-earthquakes), where cows are sacred and aren’t eaten, and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sam Wollaston Tags: Television Culture & radio Animal behaviour Biology Science Animal welfare Animals World news Source Type: news

Health benefits of zucchini, a very versatile food
(NaturalNews) Zucchini is a very versatile food. It can be eaten raw or cooked, can be consumed virtually in its entirety and has several health benefits. Of course, be sure to choose organic zucchini.It even has some interesting tidbits that many people aren't aware of.For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back-to-school health tips: What’s in your kid’s lunchbox?
Your kids are heading back to school, which means you get a break from keeping an eye on them 24/7. You could be relieved, but you could also be a little worried: who knows what decisions your child will make in the absence of a parent’s watchful eye, especially when it comes to lunchtime. How can you ensure healthy eating habits for your kids when they head back to school? David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital recently spoke to Boston.com about quick and easy steps parents can take to pack healthy snacks and school lunc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 4, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ramya Rajpurohit Tags: All posts Back to school back to school health eating healthy food as a family eating well New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Source Type: news

'Courgette instead of pasta and doing lots of burpees' Bride-to-be Christine Bleakley reveals how she stays in shape and shares her fitness tips for busy women
Christine, who is the ambassador for Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, suggests raiding your children's PE bag and seeing what goodies there are in there. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe : Balsamic Glazed Veggie Kebabs
(Healthcastle.com) Summer is upon us! Here is an easy to throw together but incredibly tasty veggie side dish that can feed a crowd. Let the grill do the work and keep the house cool while eating well all summer long.  Get Creative:  This is a great way to empty the refrigerator - all the odds and ends of grill-able veggies will do. I always seem to have a hunk of onion at the end of the week and it makes quick work of leftover peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes. Give whatever is left in there a try!  read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - June 9, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Honeybee Deaths Are Down, But the Beepocalypse Continues
MoreIt’s Hard Out There for a HoneybeeHow Uncle Sam Is Helping to Feed the HoneybeesThe Cool New Way to Get High Is Apparently To Rub Burt’s Bees Lip Balm On Your EyelidsHow bad are things for the honeybee? Almost a quarter of U.S. honeybee colonies died over the past winter, according to new numbers released this morning—and that represents an improvement. The Bee Informed Partnership—a network of academics and beekeepers—along with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture surveyed 7,183 beekeepers from around the country over the past year. Those beekeepers are...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture bayer bee chemicals Colony Collapse Disorder Dennis vanEngelsdorp Environment Farming hives honeybee neonicotinoids Pesticides Pollination varroa Source Type: news

Whitefly confused by cacophony of smells
Bombarding pests with smells from many different plants temporarily confuses them and hinders their ability to feed, new research has shown. Exposing the whitefly to a heady aroma of cucumber, courgette, watercress, watermelon, cabbage and bean, the team found the insects became temporarily disorientated. Weaving their way between the plant cells to reach the sap is technically challenging and the team found the whiteflies failed to feed while they were being bombarded with the different plant chemicals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sticking it to non-stick pans
Bee Wilson can handle stuck-on food, so long as her frying-pan produces lacey crêpes and delicious courgettes     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: frying pan Telegraph Bee wilson Teflon non-stick Greenpan omelette pancake Source Type: news

Peppers Stuffed With Rice, Zucchini and Herbs
Delicious stuffed peppers that can be served hot or at room temperature.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Diet and Nutrition Peppers Source Type: news

How to Harvest and Store Winter Squash
(HealthCastle.com) It may seem way too early to start thinking about anything to do with winter, but when it comes to your garden, the end of summer marks the beginning of winter activities, from planning for your winter garden to harvesting your winter squash. Like their summertime cousin, zucchini, winter squash plants can be prolific. To make the most of your winter squash harvest, you'll need to store the squash properly. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - September 12, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Onion and Zucchini Frittata to Go
A sweet-tasting frittata that makes a great meal or snack.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Eggs Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipe. Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes
(HealthCastle.com) Pancakes are a classic breakfast food, and why not? They're easy to make; children can play a large role in the preparation and making pancakes is any easy way to help them develop cooking skills, and they're a breakfast classic because pancakes taste great.  read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - August 13, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news