Monday, August 26, 2013

Stop Using Canola Oil Immediately

 

It’s my hope that you’ll never use Canola Oil again! Why? Because of GMO’s (more on this below) and the harmful side effects from the processing of this oil. You know that Olive Oil comes from olives, and that Sesame Seed Oil comes from sesame seeds. It would make sense that Canola Oil comes from Canola Seeds, right? Well, there’s actually no such thing.

Canola is a made-up word which stands for “Canadian oil low acid”, and is a genetically modified product. It is a Canadian invention that is backed by the government. It’s a cheap product to manufacture, and almost all processed or packaged foods contain canola oil.

Facts You Should Know About Canola Oil

Canola Oil is produced from the rapeseed plant, which is a part of the mustard family. It’s an industrial oil, not a food, and has been used in candles, soaps, lipsticks, lubricants, inks and biofuels. Rapeseed oil is what is used to make mustard gas. In its natural state, it causes respiratory distress, constipation, emphysema, anemia, irritability and blindness.

Now that we have figured out how to genetically modify rapeseed oil, we sell it as an edible product. It has been brought to market with the claim that it is a wonder oil, that is low in saturated fats, and has omega-3 fatty acids. The problem is that it is still just rapeseed that has been genetically modified.

For the rest of the story: http://www.draxe.com/canola-oil-gm/

Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria

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(NaturalNews) In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled "World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria," which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States - and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures on aspartame in a mainstream newspaper, received little attention after its publication - possibly because its implications were underestimated at the time - and it has long been forgotten.

Since 1999, the world has become a little more attentive to Monsanto and aspartame, but ignorance still abounds about the latter's genesis. While more and more people are starting to awaken to aspartame's destructive effects on our health, do they know how it is actually made? Fortunately, a 1981 patent for aspartame production, once confined to the drawers of patent offices, is now available online for everyone to see - and it confirms everything that Monsanto was happy to tell us in 1999 before their meteoric growth necessitated greater prudence.

The production process

The patent, which is entitled Process for producing aspartame and is credited to Bahl, Rose, and White, summarizes the process as follows:

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/041766_aspartame_GM_bacteria_patent.html

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Doctor claims new medical breakthrough will allow corpses to be revived within a day of being dead

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(NaturalNews) It is generally the case that once a person dies, there is only about a three-to-five minute window of potential resuscitation time before he or she becomes irreversibly dead, depending on the cause of death. But an American clinical care physician claims to have come up with a new way to revive corpses several hours after being dead, a process that with future advancements could eventually make it possible to revive the deceased up to 24 hours after death, he says.

Cardiac patients at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York are already a living testament to the success of Dr. Sam Parnia's unusual revival claims. According to the latest available statistics, nearly twice as many patients are resuscitated there every year compared to other U.S. hospitals -- the average resuscitation rate at Stony Brook is an astounding 33 percent, which contrasts sharply with the 18 percent average elsewhere.

So how does it all work? Utilizing the latest available medical technologies, Dr. Parnia carefully cools down the bodies of qualifying "dead" patients and pumps up their tissues with oxygen. This process, he says, prevents them from truly "dying," as it basically just puts their lives on hold and gives physicians time to intercede and work their magic. The process is so effective, claims Dr. Parnia, that it could have revived the life of James Gandolfini, the former star of the popular television series, The Sopranos, who is believed to have died from a heart attack.

"I believe if he died here, he could still be alive,"

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/041721_medical_breakthrough_corpse_revival_resuscitation.html

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Coke is blatantly lying in new ad reassuring drinkers Aspartame is safe

In a move to change its public image (and coming very soon after studies furthered proved the dangers of aspartame), the Coca Cola company is publishing ads in major newspapers trying to “inform” the public about Coke’s version of the truth. Regardless of what Coke wants the public to believe, the truth is still very clear: aspartame is dangerous.
 
Coke’s Transparent Lie to the Public

In the upcoming ad, Coke makes claim that aspartame is a “safe” and “high-quality” alternative to sugar. Advertising analyst Gabriel Beltrone says marketers who participate in tactics like these are particularly “It’s kind of like someone smiling at you and telling you, ‘Why, it would be a shame if you stabbed yourself with this knife, but if you really want it, we’ll sell it to you’”, Beltrone writes.

Some analysts claim this is a response to recent public concerns over aspartame. For example, diet soda has recently been linked to depression, again.

    The text is going to read as follows:

For over 127 years, people have been coming together over Coca-Cola products to refresh, to celebrate, and to enjoy a moment with something they love. One reason why is that people have always been able to trust the quality of our products and everything that goes into them.

    That’s something that will never change.
 
But changing with the times and people’s tastes is something we’ve always done. Today, that means offering more great-tasting, low- and no-calorie choices. And while nearly everyone can agree that providing choices to help people manage the calories they take in is a good thing, we understand that some people have questions about the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners.
 
Our use of high-quality, low- and no-calorie sweeteners, including aspartame, allows us to give people great-tasting options they can feel good about. Time and again, these low- and no-calorie sweeteners have shown to be safe, high-quality alternatives to sugar. In fact, the safety of aspartame is supported by more than 200 studies over the last 40 years.*

Today, we’re proud to offer a wide range of Coca-Cola products that fit different people’s lifestyles. Because we believe that when people come together with more choices that are right for them, good things happen.

For more information, including third-party studies on the benefits and safety of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, go to beverageinstitute.org

 The ad is set to run in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and in the Chicago Tribune. It has also run in USA Today and other publications. Since Georgia is one of the most obese states with obesity rates set to rise even further, it seems particularly unethical to target that area (despite Coke’s strong presence in the area).

For the rest of the story: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/coke-is-blatantly-lying-about-aspartames-dangers/?fb_ref=recommendations-bar

Monday, August 19, 2013

Teen Health Problems Linked with Food Chemicals BPA, Phthalates

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The chemicals bisphenol A and phthalates are linked to obesity and insulin resistance in adolescents in two new studies, but the findings cannot yet answer whether the hotly debated hormone-like compounds are causing the negative health effects they are linked with, experts say.
 
In one study, the researchers measured the levels of DEHP, a phthalate found in processed foods, in the urine of 766 adolescents ages 12 to 19. They found that teens with higher amounts of DEHP in their urine had increased rates of insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to Type 2 diabetes.
 
The results held when the researchers controlled for some other risk factors for insulin resistance, such as the teens' calorie intake and weight. The researchers didn't find an association between insulin resistance and other kinds of phthalates that are found in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoos.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38970-bpa-phthalates-teen-health.html

Are We Really Getting Sicker as We Age?

Even though we’re living longer than ever, the prevalence of major diseases among the elderly has held relatively steady.
 
 
 
Americans are living longer—which means we’re all going to be stuck with ever-increasing medical bills for the growing ranks of the elderly, right? Though many analysts think so, a new study says that may not be the case. A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research concludes that disease rates are being “compressed” into the last year or two before death. That means we’re living longer, but also living healthier in our advanced years up until the last year of life. If that’s true, then the aging of the baby boomers may not be the Medicare budget-buster that many fear.
 
As the authors point out, medical spending for relatively healthy seniors is modest, while spending on seniors disabled by chronic illness can be stratospheric. So it was cause for concern when earlier studies by groups like the American Hospital Association and the United Health Foundation found seniors were increasingly sick.

For the rest of the story: http://www.psmag.com/health/are-we-really-getting-sicker-as-we-age-64565/

Four million patients on statins don't need them: Half of those on cholesterol-reduction pills risk side effects with little chance of benefit, doctors warn

Up to four million people have been wrongly placed on statins, putting them at risk of side effects with little chance they will benefit from the drugs, doctors warned last night.

More than half of patients put on the cholesterol-lowering pills to prevent  a first heart attack or stroke are in fact ‘ineligible’ for the treatment, a  Birmingham University study found.

It suggests that more than £100 million a year is being wasted because GPs have a scatter-gun approach to prescribing the drugs.

Not so great after all? More than half of patients put on the cholesterol-lowering pills to prevent a first heart attack or stroke are in fact 'ineligible' for the treatment, a Birmingham University study found 

Not so great after all? More than half of patients put on the cholesterol-lowering pills to prevent a first heart attack or stroke are in fact 'ineligible' for the treatment, a Birmingham University study found

Over the past decade the number of people in Britain on statins has risen from five to eight million. The drugs lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in those at medium and high risk, but they can also produce side effects in up to a fifth of takers.

These can include muscle pain, fatigue, stomach upsets, sleep disturbance and erectile dysfunction.

The study, based on data from 365,000 patients at 421 GP practices and published in the journal PloS ONE, found six in ten statin prescriptions to prevent first heart attack or stroke go to ‘ineligible patients’, such as  middle-aged people with raised cholesterol but no other risk factors.

Side effects of statins can include muscle pain, fatigue, stomach upsets, sleep disturbance and erectile dysfunction (file picture).

For the rest of the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396381/Four-million-patients-statins-dont-need-Half-cholesterol-reduction-pills-risk-effects-little-chance-benefit-doctors-warn.html

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Five Month-Old Baby Dies Just Days After 8 Vaccinations – Parents Are Charged With Her Murder

"Baby A" died shortly after being given multiple vaccines. Her parents are now being charged with murder. 
Parents in South Africa are facing life in prison for the murder of their baby girl who died just days after receiving routine vaccinations. Baby A had received all her vaccinations on time. On September 25, 2012, when she was aged just five months, her parents took her to their local clinic, where she received a total of eight vaccinations before being sent home.
Baby A’s mother told VacTruth that the vaccinations were administered extremely harshly, with the nurse appearing to stab their daughter viciously with a variety of needles. Baby A received eight vaccines in total, the five-in-one vaccine Pentaxim said to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) and polio; the hepatitis B vaccine; the rotavirus vaccine; and a vaccine said to protect babies against pneumocococcal and non-typeable haemophilus influenzae disease, Prenevar/Prenvar.
Her mother explained that after her ordeal, Baby A was irritable, upset and had difficulty in settling. That the following day, she was unable to move her legs, which remained hard and swollen around the injection site for several days.
Amazingly, this was not the first time that Baby A had suffered from this side effect. Her mother told VacTruth that her legs had become swollen after vaccinations before, when they had remained swollen for several weeks. When Baby A’s parents asked the nurses at the clinic why their daughter’s legs were swollen, they were told that it may have been due to the technique that was used at the time of vaccination.
- See more at: http://vactruth.com/2013/08/17/baby-dies-after-8-vaccines/#sthash.adWS3SPI.dpuf
 
Parents in South Africa are facing life in prison for the murder of their baby girl who died just days after receiving routine vaccinations. Baby A had received all her vaccinations on time. On September 25, 2012, when she was aged just five months, her parents took her to their local clinic, where she received a total of eight vaccinations before being sent home.

Baby A’s mother told VacTruth that the vaccinations were administered extremely harshly, with the nurse appearing to stab their daughter viciously with a variety of needles. Baby A received eight vaccines in total, the five-in-one vaccine Pentaxim said to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) and polio; the hepatitis B vaccine; the rotavirus vaccine; and a vaccine said to protect babies against pneumocococcal and non-typeable haemophilus influenzae disease, Prenevar/Prenvar.

Her mother explained that after her ordeal, Baby A was irritable, upset and had difficulty in settling. That the following day, she was unable to move her legs, which remained hard and swollen around the injection site for several days.

Amazingly, this was not the first time that Baby A had suffered from this side effect. Her mother told VacTruth that her legs had become swollen after vaccinations before, when they had remained swollen for several weeks. When Baby A’s parents asked the nurses at the clinic why their daughter’s legs were swollen, they were told that it may have been due to the technique that was used at the time of vaccination.

For the rest of the story: http://vactruth.com/2013/08/17/baby-dies-after-8-vaccines/

Friday, August 16, 2013

3 Organic Super-Vegetables that Cost Less than $2

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Have you ever felt like you were on the right track with your diet, only to have someone completely derail your progress with a simple comment? It happens all the time. You may eat a diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables… but someone asks you, are they organic? Locally-grown? Ugh.
 
So you do your best to adjust, adding more organic produce to your diet, and after just a few days, you realize that you're going broke.
 
I've seen this rollercoaster ride so many times before, and it often ends almost exactly where it started. This person who was trying so hard before, now throws her hands up and says, "This just isn't working." All her progress goes out the window because she was made to feel like she had to spend her whole paycheck on food in order to be healthy. Well, that's simply not the case. [12 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38911-organic-vegetables-inexpensive.html

Being Hangry: The neuroscience behind hunger and a sour mood

Where are our meals? The service at this restaurant is awful. We’ve been waiting for an hour and have yet to even see a glimpse of our appetizers! Those people ordered after us and they just got their food! I’m starving! Don’t tell me to relax; I’m starting to get hungry!


Eek! Sound like an all too familiar scenario? “Hanger”, the portmanteau or mash-up of the words hungry and anger describing a state of rage caused by lack of food, may actually be linked to levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain.

Be kind, consume some glucose

What happens to our mood when our body is running low on glucose a.k.a. sugar? Researchers at the University of Kentucky were interested in the link between low glucose levels and aggressive behavior, so they designed a devious study to investigate the sugar-mood association.

In the study, 62 college students were asked to drink lemonade containing either sugar or a sugar substitute. After drinking their randomized beverage, the students participated in a “game” where they were told that they were competing against an opponent to see who could press a button the fastest.

For the rest of the story: http://synapticscoop.com/2013/08/16/being-hangry-the-neuroscience-behind-hunger-and-a-sour-mood/

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets found to contain mysterious fibers, hair-like structures; Natural News Forensic Food Lab posts research photos, video

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Today we announce the first investigation conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, the new science-based research branch of Natural News where we put foods under the microscope and find out what's really there.

Earlier today I purchased a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets from a McDonald's restaurant in Austin, Texas. Under carefully controlled conditions, I then examined the Chicken McNuggets under a high-powered digital microscope, expecting to see only processed chicken bits and a fried outer coating.

But what I found instead shocked even me. I've seen a lot of weird stuff in my decade of investigating foods and nutrition, but I never expected to find this...
 
Strange fibers found embedded inside Chicken McNuggets

As the following photos show, the Chicken McNuggets were found to contain strange fibers that some people might say even resemble so-called "Morgellon's."

We found dark black hair-like structures sticking out of the nugget mass, as well as light blue egg-shaped structures with attached tail-like hairs or fibers.

These are shown in extreme detail in the photos below, taken on August 15, 2013 at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab. The actual Chicken McNugget samples used in these photos have been frozen for storage of forensic evidence.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/041646_Chicken_McNuggets_forensic_food_analysis_strange_fibers.html

Friday, August 9, 2013

Top 10 health tips for a better you!

Health is wealth! And to maintain yours, here are our top 10 easy-to-follow health tips.

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Eat right – eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a knave and dinner like a pauper.

Consult any nutritionist and she will give you the same advice. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and eating the right food is vital. It will provide energy for your everyday tasks. Dinner on the other hand, should be light so that it is digested easily. Another thing to remember is to avoid skipping meals. Starving yourself will not help; it will make your body weak and affect your health in the long run. (Read: Healthy breakfast ideas)

Go for regular health check-ups –Let no secrets come between you and your body.

Health check-ups are not just for old people. Everyone should get one complete body check-up done annually, to know if there is anything wrong with their body. Diagnosing a problem in its initial stage is always better. Another thing to do it to get health insurance once you start earning. You will be paying lesser premium for a good cover as you will be in a better state of health. (Read: 10 life-saving health tests you should take)

Exercise – Release happy hormones (endorphins) by engaging in regular physical activity.

The brain releases endorphins when we exercise and this not only makes us upbeat but also our body feels light and fresh. After sweating it out in the gym or playing a sport, we let go of toxins from our body. Regular exercise goes a long way in keeping various ailments at bay. (Read: How to fit exercise in your busy schedule)
 
For the rest of the story: http://health.india.com/fitness/top-10-health-tips-for-a-better-you/

Are mobile phones and tablets ruining your child’s development?

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Today, it’s not uncommon to see almost every child or young adult (and not so young ones) hooked to smartphones or tablets, completely oblivious to their surroundings. Gayatri Ayyer, a counselling psychologist analyses the effects of gadgets on children. 
 
I have lived in India, USA and Singapore and have seen people all around completely hooked to their electronic gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops without any awareness of their surroundings. This is the current sad picture around the world, children and adults spending more time on gadgets rather than with their friends and families.

Too much info, too soon?
When the internet was introduced to the public around 10 years ago, it was considered a way that the world will come closer – opening multiple opportunities for people to learn, form relationships and in general create a better connected, more informed world. Though the internet still retains its good qualities, with the increasing use of gadgets in children’s lives in addition to no controls on internet usage, the net is becoming the root cause of a lot of behavioural, emotional and psychological problems in children. It has become a vehicle which allows children to download age-inappropriate games, spend a lot of time on social networking sites, even allows them access to pornography and this led them to forgoing spending on things like school work or playing outdoors.

Information age to blame for rising ADHD cases?
According to researchers, there has been an increase in the rate of diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. One of the causes for this is the escalation in the useage of gadgets in children shortly before bedtime, resulting in delay in time to go to sleep, and shorter sleep time. Another cause could be that since these children don’t spend time outdoors, they’re not being exposed to enough sunlight which can lead to various complications.
 
For the rest of the story: http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/are-mobile-phones-and-tablets-ruining-your-childs-development/

Ten questions you should ask your health insurance company

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You are diabetic and have recently developed renal complications that require in-patient care. You have health insurance coverage; so no worries about finances, you feel. Upon arrival at the hospital you are in for a big shock. Your health insurance policy does not cover complications of diabetes!

Given the fact that medical expenses at these times are so high, having a health plan is necessary to avert a financial disaster. However, health insurance coverage varies from company to company and among different health plans, so, it is better to be aware of all the pros and cons before you go in for a health insurance policy. (Read: 10 practical tips to choose the right health insurance)

Here are some questions you might want to ask your health insurance company –

1. Does your health insurance cover accident, outpatient treatment expenses, ambulance expenses, surgery, and maternity care?

Although most insurance companies cover surgeries and accidents, they don’t include outpatient treatment, ambulance expenses, and maternity Emergency carebenefits in the policy. So, it is better to find out if your insurance company covers these. Also remember to ask them how much coverage is given. For example, some companies may give you maternity benefits but they limit the coverage to a low percentage of your total insurance cover.

For the rest of the story: http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/ten-questions-you-should-ask-your-health-insurance-company/

Beyond Weight Loss: 4 Reasons to Eat Healthy

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Eating healthy will help you lose weight or maintain your weight if you're already in shape. But weight loss alone may not be enough to motivate you to eat healthy. Healthy foods are often harder to find and take longer to prepare than refined sugars and processed foods, so it's easy to lose motivation to choose healthy options.

Fortunately, there are plenty of other reasons for eating healthy. Here are four:

Higher energy levels. Consider what would happen if you consistently filled your car's gas tank with cheap, low-quality gasoline. The engine would get gummed up and the car would become sluggish. If you constantly feed your body refined sugars and processed foods, it begins to resemble that sluggish car, lacking energy for even simple everyday activities. But switch it to the fuel it really needs—lean protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains—and the energy and power will return.

Healthier looking skin and hair. Nothing says "poor nutrition" quite like dull skin and hair. Eating healthy means getting the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids your body needs to maintain all of its systems, including the skin. If you follow a balanced diet and drink plenty of water, you can do away with, or at least lessen, many skin conditions such as acne, eczema and allergic reactions. Your skin will also tend to be more even-toned and have a healthier glow.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.stack.com/2013/08/07/reasons-to-eat-healthy/

Top 5 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

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Have you ever been frustrated by your weight? You cut your calories, log your food intake and diligently work out, sweating through spin classes and hammering it the weight room. But your fat isn't budging, and the mirror doesn't lie. Maybe it's your thyroid or one of those obesity hormones? Nah. Chances are you can't blame your hormones or even a sluggish metabolism (sorry).

The majority of people who are frustrated with their progress are making one or more of the following five nutrition mistakes.

1. You Take Cheat Days

If you are slashing calories and eating "clean" (healthy, less processed foods) five or six days per week, shouldn't you be allowed one cheat day? No! Aside from the fact that I hate the term "cheat day" (because it implies an allowed eating binge after days of dietary deprivation), cheat days (and even cheat meals) can literally cheat you out of achieving results. While diligently watching your food and beverage intake and eating enough to fuel your body but also lose weight, a cheat day can tip you over your calorie budget for the week so your fat doesn't budge one bit.

Here's an example. I had a client years ago who ate about 1,500 calories every single day during the week, but he wasn't losing weight. So I asked him to bring in his food log for the weekend. Beer, hot dogs, sausage, chips and more beer later. I calculated Saturday's tally at over 4,500 calories. He really only needed about 1,800 calories daily to lose one to two pounds each week. That means his Saturday added up to an additional 385 calories per day for the week (and this doesn't even include his diet disasters on Sundays).

If you want to eat something "off your diet," go right ahead, but do so in a smart, portion-controlled manner instead of blowing it out. (Don't cut calories or deprive yourself of everything you enjoy to avoid the need to blow it out!)

2. You Skip Breakfast

I've heard every reason in the book for why people skip breakfast. However, a wealth of research data supports breakfast and weight management. And it makes sense. If you feed your body first thing in the morning, you will have the energy you need to train hard; and the harder you train, the more calories you burn. Plus, you won't search for snacks after dinner because you’re still hungry. Keep your stomach full and hunger pangs at bay by eating your morning meal.
 

How Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Want to Eat Fat

New research shows decreased activity in the parts of the brain that regulate "food desirability."  

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Over the past 30 years many studies have shown that sleep deprivation correlates with gaining weight. How exactly that works in our brains still isn't clear, though. 

This week adds a small  but interesting study (23 subjects) that looked at real-time brain imaging while people ate different kinds of food while sleep-deprived and rested. It found that "reward centers" in our brains seem to respond more strongly to fatty and sweet foods when we are sleep-deprived. We also generally make less "rational" (more impulsive) decisions when we're sleep-deprived, and this study showed that insular and frontal cortices that regulate "food desirability choices" were visibly less active when we haven't slept.

Matthew Walker, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, is the lead author of "The impact of sleep deprivation on food desire in the human brain" in the current issue of the journal Nature Communications.

For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/08/how-sleep-deprivation-makes-us-want-to-eat-fat/278447/

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Understanding the Power of Omega-3s (Op-Ed)


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Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian; author of "Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations" (LifeLine Press, 2011); and a frequent national commentator on nutrition topics. This article was adapted from one that first appeared in the Washington Post. Tallmadge contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

I first became interested in the power of omega-3 fatty acids when psychiatrists I work with began prescribing the nutrient to depressed patients, finding it made positive improvements. Then, I started hearing about the potential benefits of omega-3s for arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Could it be possible that one nutrient could provide so many benefits? 

The connection between omega-3s and health was first observed in the 1970s. Scientists observed that Inuit populations in Greenland had a reduced rate of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments even though they ate a high-fat and high-cholesterol diet. The researchers hypothesized that the type of fat — marine-derived — might play a role. Since then, study after study has confirmed that omega-3s in fish have a potent effect on reducing heart disease .
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38477-omega3-superstars.html

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

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Getting kids to eat foods that are healthy for them can be tricky. 

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The numbers are staggering, and it's a statistic that we can clearly see when we're out at the park or grocery store.

But anyone who has ever fed their child fast food knows that it's hard to go back once kids get a taste for junk food. So, what can we do? Well, a June study in the journal Psychological Science study may give us an answer.

Researchers conducted an experiment with preschool-age children to test the theory that the kids would be able to understand the concepts of good nutrition. Hold on to your seats, folks! They found that not only did these kids understand the concepts, but those who read books about nutrition were more likely to make healthy choices. Of course, they weren't reading Fundamentals of Human Nutrition; they were given age-appropriate books that weren't too detailed, but outlined some basic concepts of healthy eating.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38616-healthy-inexpensive-food-kids.html

Stealth Assault on Health: Beverages Pack Calorie Punch (Op-Ed)

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Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian, author of "Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations" (LifeLine Press, 2011) and a frequent national commentator on nutrition topics. This article was adapted from one that first appeared in the Washington Post.  Tallmadge contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

Juicing is all the rage these days, with juice cleanses, celebrity-sponsored juicers and Starbucks opening its first juice bar. 

I've been drinking orange juice every morning of my life. You'd think I'd be sick of it by now. But every morning, I look forward to my "sunshine in a glass,"and it never disappoints — especially when it's fresh-squeezed. I could live on the stuff. Just thinking about it makes me salivate!

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38694-keeping-calories-from-juice-in-check.html