Stuff from yesterdays small grocery trip. I need to get paid already so I can stock up at Clark’s. The Clif bars were from a few days ago but wanted to add them to the photo. Got more Luna bars because they are still on sale for $1 each. Also trying a new juice. I don’t think I’ve had this one yet so I’m going to have it with bananas and the frozen pineapples I got. Got bread because it was on sale and I really need to get rid of the frozen patties slowly adding up in my freezer. Nothing spectacular here. Just wanted to update. I’ll have some cool stuff to show you all sooner or later. I’m going to wait a month until I really stock up because we’re moving (again) and it sucks having another extra few boxes for my food. I’ll be in a much nicer area and neighborhood (closer to where I lived last year) so I’ll be taking more walks, pulling out my roller skates, and hopefully buying a bike. Alright, I’m leavin. Be back later tonight. read more..
Saturday, 30 June 2012
3 large portobello mushroom caps, chopped
2 tsps liquid smoke
1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp rosemary or thyme
1) Mix the tamari, liquid smoke, agave, and ACV in a bowl. Add mushrooms and try to mix them well into this marinade. Let sit for about 2 hours.
2) In a food processor fitted with the S blade, grind pumpkin seeds till smooth.
3) Remove mushrooms from the marinade (reserving it) and add to the processor. Process till the mixture has very little texture, but isn’t as smooth or uniform as a nut pate. If it’s overly pasty, add a few tablespoons of water or your leftover marinade.
3) Add the carrot, celery, and thyme, and pulse to incorporate it all, still leaving some texture.
4) Shape into four patties and dehydrate at 115 for about 2 hours, flip, and keep dehydrating for another 3-4, or until they’re the texture you like. Alternately, you can bake these at 325 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, flipping once. Serve over greens, on some raw bread, or in a wrap sandwich! read more..
Thursday, 28 June 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As concerns mount over the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants, health regulators are seeking advice on how best to minimize risks for the more than 500,000 patients who have received the devices. All-metal artificial hips were developed to be more durable than traditional implants, which combine a ceramic or metal ball with a plastic socket. Johnson & Johnson is the biggest manufacturer of the all-metal devices, and other device makers include Zimmer Holdings Inc and Wright Medical Group. ... read more..
mothernaturenetwork:15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality
Plants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.I have an aloe vera plant in my room and I think a Golden pothos but I’m not sure if that’s what it is. It looks like it and grows really long. I want more of the plants on this list. read more..
TUESDAY, June 26 (Healthday News) -- Women who regularly eat a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet may be raising their Risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 28 percent, a new study suggests. read more..
Good news for dieters. Dessert with breakfast helps you lose weight and keep it off. Really, read the study! http://news.health.com/2012/06/25/dessert-with-breakfast-boosts-weight-loss-study/ read more..
When you've got these Healthy Foods in your fridge, it's easy to keep your mid-week momentum going and stick to your healthy diet: http://bit.ly/MwYXRC
10 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Fridge
Eating healthy is easy when you're always prepared. read more..
How to flatten your belly by Friday:
Easy Ways to Flatten Your Belly - Prevention.com
Eliminate a bloated stomach and flatten your belly in less than a week by eating a low sodium diet, cutting back on carbs, and avoiding certain other foods read more..
There's a 10% spike in fatalities in teaching hospitals in July. Arm yourself wi...
There's a 10% spike in fatalities in teaching hospitals in July. Arm yourself with this health information to avoid common hospital mistakes:
14 Worst Hospital Mistakes to Avoid - Prevention.com
Learn the best and worst times to schedule surgery, how to protect yourself from infection-causing germs, avoid drug mix-ups, find the best hospital, and more. read more..
You may want to think twice before you apply your favorite Lipstick or swipe on that mascara you've been loving. Your makeup bag could be a hotspot of germs, allergens, and chemicals: http://bit.ly/NwR0cw
6 Health Threats Hiding in Your Makeup Bag
Find out where germs, chemicals, & allergens love lurking the most. read more..
One more reason to take a nap: http://ow.ly/bPVcj
Health News Roundup: Napping Helps Brain Retain New Knowledge - Prevention.com
New research from Northwestern on sleep and memory shows that taking a short nap right after learning something new can help you absorb and retain the information. read more..
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday he sees no need for further treatment for the cancer that struck him last year just weeks after he had said medical tests showed him in good health. Although polls show Chavez comfortably ahead, any relapse in his undisclosed type of cancer could upend his October 7 re-election bid against opposition challenger Henrique Capriles. "I've already done what I need to do," Chavez said when asked if he planned to undergo any more cancer treatment. "At this moment, on the horizon that I can see ... ... read more..
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
peacefulserenityxhealthylife:August 30th 2011 to June 7th 2012!Oh boy, do I feel amazing! Now that the excess fat has left my body, I can now function to the best of my ability. The difference between my back from August until now, goodness gracious. I’m just a little proud of myself?!?I’ve made quite a few progress updates lately, to read about how I feel about my transformation and the activities I am now capable of due to this impeccable health and fitness I’ve created for myself, have a look through my Before and Afters or my Progress tabs!
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A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.-- Joan Welsh http://ow.ly/8f9Sn5 Quick Ways to Stop Back Painow.lyFrom crunches to lunches, how to ease the ache: Learn how five ways to ease back pain in this slideshow. read more..
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Health.com VIP Guest Alert! Please join us at 2:30 EST for a super-motivating chat with Athleta's Tracy Byrnes, an endurance runner and all-round fitness role model for women of all ages! Mark your calendar and get your workout questions ready! read more..
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
(Reuters) - A closely watched blood clot preventer from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc has failed to win approval from U.S. health regulators, the companies said on Monday. Investors have been awaiting a decision on the drug, Eliquis, by the Food And Drug Administration by the end of the month. The FDA notification did not require the companies to complete any new studies, the companies said, which could mean only a short delay before the drug wins approval. Rather, the agency wants more information on data management and verification from a key clinical trial supporting the medicine. ... read more..
The Michigan Department of Community Health has said it needs to do more testing to determine whether to expand the "do not eat" ban to include more types of fish from Lake St. Clair, according the Detroit Free Press. The ban applies to catfish and carp because they are known to carry high levels of toxic PCBs, but officials are concerned other fish might be too dangerous to eat as well. read more..
Health.com recently added three new boards to Pinterest...including one devoted to Confessions. What's your health confession? http://pinterest.com/goodhealth/ read more..
Your stinky pet could be harming your health. Click to learn how, and the safest...
Your stinky Pet could be harming your health. Click to learn how, and the safest way to clean them! http://ow.ly/aPsoU
Healthy Steps for a Cleaner Pet
Use these tips to keep you and your favorite animal healthier. read more..
Tracy dropped 5 dress diets without dieting. Check out her methods
Monday, 25 June 2012
A couple of my friends and myself want to do a cleanse next month and I didn't know if you had any good ones to recommend? We're looking for something fairly easy to follow...I know you must get this question a lot but if you have any suggestions that would be very helpful! Thank you and I love your blog :)
This is actually the first time I’ve gotten this question, so I have no idea how to answer it. I’ve never done any cleansing or anything. I just eat healthy, drink a lot of smoothies, and drink a lot of water. I’ve only really read into one, a 21-day Detox. The details are in the link, and in the link on the post. You might like it. I think you should just make sure that you aren’t fasting completely, lacking important nutrients, or not getting enough calories. I think detoxes and such are dumb when people do that. I hope this helps! Thank you (: read more..
Moderation is the name of the game, of course, but if you're looking for an excuse to indulge in some of your favorite less-than-healthy snacks ideas, here's one for you: It might have some surprising Health Benefits! http://bit.ly/Oj8I9n
Junk Food that's Good for You
Surprising health benefits of foods on your "don't" list! read more..
Health authorities are working at tightening South Africa's anti-smoking laws, proposing a total ban on indoor smoking and even making it illegal to puff away in open spaces such as beaches. read more..
There's been a lot of research lately concerning red wine--so is it good for you or is it bad? Here's what our Diet Doc has to say about it: http://bit.ly/MNtL0g
Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Red Wine Worth the Calories?
New Research says the antioxidant-packed drink is even better than we thought! read more..
- BERRIES FOR BEAUTY: Blueberries, strawberries & blackberries are all super high in antioxidants. The beauty of antioxidants is they can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Eat them as a snack, blend them in a smoothie or add to you morning.
- GREEN BEANS-Wind back the clock and stock up on foods like spinach, kale, broccoli and romaine. All of these contain vitamin B, E and C, as well as antioxidants that help fight off free radicals. They’re also one of the top sources of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin to give it a youthful glow.
- ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS – Fish like Salmon, Tuna and Trout are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential ingredients to baby soft skin. Omega 3 fatty acids are widely known to help soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which helps decrease the look of wrinkles and plumps up skin.
- EGGS – Eggs are widely recognized as a great source of protein, however it is also an important component for clear skin. Eggs are a good source of zinc which acts by controlling the production of oil in the skin, and can also help control some of the hormones that cause breakouts.
- AVOCADO– Avocado contains ‘good’ fats which are essential to a healthy diet and a smooth complexion. The monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E help soothe red, irritated skin, whilst Vitamin C helps fight inflammation.
- WATER – It’s no secret that water is the holy grail of health. Our body weight is made up of 70% water, so in order keep healthy, we need to stay hydrated. When the skin is properly hydrated, it looks fresh and radiant. Drink at least eight glasses of h20 a day and notice the difference in your energy levels and complexion.
- GREEN TEA – When we aren’t drinking our eight glasses of water a day, we should be having a cup of tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants and contains polyphenols which help to reduce the signs of aging like wrinkles and lost of skin elasticity.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
girlgrowingsmall:fuckyeah-tonedandfit:THE BENEFITS OF SUGAR IN FRUITSThis idea that fruit is somehow a bad thing to eat came into full swing with the low carb diet craze, but the myth persists. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear someone tell me that they avoid fruit because it’s “all sugar” or “loaded with carbs.” So, I want to set the record straight and come to the defense of some of the world’s healthiest foods – fresh, whole fruits.I’ll tackle the “fruit is all sugar” statement first – because it’s just plain wrong. Fresh fruit offers so much more than the natural sugar it contains – including water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (those naturally-occurring plant compounds that have wide ranging beneficial effects on the body). Where else can you get a package like that for about 75 calories per serving?The idea that fruit is “loaded with carbs” or is “full of sugar” needs to be put into perspective, too. It’s true that when you eat fruit, the overwhelming majority of the calories you consume are supplied by carbohydrate – mostly in the form of fructose, which is the natural sugar in the fruit.But that’s the nature not just of fruit, but of all plant foods – they’re predominantly carbohydrate (and that means not just natural sugars, but healthy starches as well as structural elements, like cellulose, that provide fiber). When you eat vegetables, the majority of the calories you’re eating come from carbohydrate, too. But you don’t hear people complaining that vegetables are “loaded with carbs.”Before dismissing foods as being loaded with sugar, or too high in carbs, consider not only the amount of sugar or carbs you’re eating, but the form of the carbohydrate, too. There’s a big difference between the nutritional value of the natural carbohydrates found in fruits and other plant foods – the sugars, starches and fibers – and what’s found (or, more accurately, what’s not found) in all the empty calories we eat from added sugars that find their way into everything from brownies to barbecue sauce.Faced with a serving of fruit, how much sugar are we talking about, anyway? An average orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar (about 3 teaspoons) and a cup of strawberries has only about 7 grams – that’s less than two teaspoons. And either way, you’re also getting 3 grams of fiber, about a full day’s worth of vitamin C, healthy antioxidants and some folic acid and potassium to boot – and it’ll only cost you about 50 or 60 calories. “All sugar?” I think not.By contrast, a 20-ounce cola will set you back about 225 calories and, needless to say, won’t be supplying any antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or fiber. You’ll just be chugging down some carbonated water, maybe some artificial color and flavor, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 grams of added sugar (about 1/3 of a cup).You won’t get fat on eating fruit. You won’t be consuming an insane, over-the-top amount of sugar. Don’t be afraid of eating fruit, because they are the best thing you can give your body. read more..
Hellooo love! (: Aw thank you so much for this. It’s one of the reasons why I keep this going and want to try harder so getting these messages are so nice. I’m happy you have found a way that works (: I love youuuu, toooo read more..
Eat these meals for a leaner belly.
Summer Slim Down Diet: Flat Belly Foods and Snacks - Prevention.com
Discover which Healthy Foods and low-calorie snacks will help you reduce belly fat and lose weight so you can get a flat belly by summer. read more..
MILAN (Reuters) - The governor of Italy's Lombardy region, an ally of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, denied on Saturday a media report that he is under investigation in a probe over alleged bribes paid by a private health group to obtain favorable contracts. Milan-based daily Corriere della Sera said in its Saturday edition that Roberto Formigoni, the governor of Italy's wealthiest region, had been placed under investigation amid allegations that a private company running some of the region's clinics contributed 500,000 euros to his 2010 election campaign. ... read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mounting U.S. deficit could pose a much greater threat to the survival of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms than either the Supreme Court or 2012 elections. Many health experts say innovations in delivering medical care and the creation of state health insurance exchanges for extending coverage to the uninsured are likely to continue in some form even if Obama's 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is struck down or repealed. ... read more..
Are you hosting a New Years Eve party? We've got your healthy menu covered with...
Are you hosting a New Years Eve party? We've got your healthy menu covered with these recipes from the new CarbLovers Diet Cookbook. http://ow.ly/86Xo4The CarbLovers Cocktail Party Menuow.lyCocktail party picks: Drinks and apps on a diet? Sure! Our light and delicious drinks and superslim bites will wow guests without weighing them down. read more..
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Do you feel sorry for otherwise healthy people who can't gain weight?
All the 2% want to do is gain weight - CNN.com
Like many 23-year-olds, Amanda Eang is self-conscious about her body. Unlike many 23-year-olds, it's her skinny frame she's trying to hide. read more..
If you're like a lot of Women, the sight of a warm, aromatic bread basket at a fancy restaurant can make your heart pound and your palms sweat--should you or shouldn't you take a piece? But there's no reason to fear the bread basket for life! http://bit.ly/LI9WXx
The Cure for Carb Phobia? Carb Cycling 101
Discover the diet strategy that lets you eat what you like and still lose weight. read more..
We've got seven ways you can become healthier instantly! Did you make any healthy changes for this year?7 Ways to Become Healthier Todayow.lyEasy lifestyle alterations : Think it's time to make some healthy lifestyle adjustments? We are always up for a challenge. Try these healthful... read more..
Have you ever had a health disaster? Here's what you must know about the ER!
Have you ever had a health disaster? Here's what you must know about the ER!3 Secrets to Getting Better Care at the ERow.lyKeep a cheat sheet in your wallet: No one likes to visit the ER, but if you have to, here's how to make the experience as painless as possible. read more..
Is your snoring a bigger Health Problem than you think?
Why You Need A Sleep Apnea Test - Prevention.com
If you snore regularly, then it’s time to give serious thought to having a sleep apnea test; it may save your life and it's easier than ever to get tested. read more..
"I went Bananas for Yonanas. Why? Because it’s mystifying. It’s a cross between a blender and an ice-cream maker. You feed frozen fruit through the chute, and out comes silky ribbons of soft-serve-like ice cream." -Cheat Day blogger ... Meet: Avocado Ice Cream: http://bit.ly/LmjQBb
Ice Cream Recipes: Avocado Ice Cream Made With Yonanas | Women's Health Food Blog
Let us know what crazy flavor combinations you come up with! read more..
More and more health clubs are starting to offer metabolic testing. Have you ever checked the state of your metabolism with one of these tests? What did your results tell you? http://bit.ly/LresMK
Metabolic Testing: Should You Try It?
Need to break a weight-loss plateau? This test can tell you how! read more..
Woof. We really overdid it this weekend. Join us in a 3-day Diet recovery?
What to Do When You Overeat - Prevention.com
Ate Too Much? Bounce back and erase the weight gain damage in 3 days with this simple diet recovery plan from Prevention.com read more..
Olympic Injury: An ill-timed back injury has forced Deena Kastor to the sidelines. While her spikes may be hung up (for now), Kastor shares with WH the training tips to her long record of success: http://bit.ly/LH6hHD
WH Exclusive! Q&A With Olympic Runner Deena Kastor
Editors Note: From all of us at Women’s Health, we wish you a speedy recovery, Deena! read more..
FRIDAY, June 22 (Healthday News) -- Teens who engaged in more moderate-to-vigorous outdoor activity reported better health and social functioning than their peers who spent hours in front of television and computer screens, a new study in Australia has found. read more..
Friday, 22 June 2012
See Heidi Kristoffer's bus stop handstand--she certainly turned a few heads! http://bit.ly/M6Z4Vj
Bus Stop Handstand
Strala Yoga instructor Heidi Kristoffer performs a handstand while waiting for a bus in New York City. read more..
Did you know? Diet Soda can cause you to be bloated in the short term and stall your weight loss in the long term. Read about these other foods that sabotage your beach body.
5 Worst Beach-Body Foods | Fitbie
These foods might sound harmless, but the truth is they can make you look flabbier than you really are read more..
In honor of World Blood Donor Day, we caught up with the gorgeous supermodel and former SHAPE cover girl (make that five covers!) Niki Taylor to talk beauty, fitness, and why Blood Donation is a cause dear to her heart. Did you donate blood today? http://bit.ly/LXH3oQ
How Niki Taylor Stays Fit, Beautiful, and Stress-Free
The 5-time SHAPE cover girl shares her diet and fitness secrets. read more..
Make one of these belly-flattening dishes for dinner tonight:
Flat Belly Solution: 25 Flat Belly Meals - Prevention.com
Get 25 flat belly meals from the Flat Belly Diet book. We'll give you a flat belly solution and help you reduce stomach fat by eating belly-flattening foods like mufas and create low-calorie meals that are ready fast read more..
What kind of gym bag do you carry? http://bit.ly/LjRJ4y
What kind of gym bag do you carry? http://bit.ly/LjRJ4y
What Your Gym Bag Says About You
From yoga totes to sports sacks, we get PURSE-onal with every fit chick’s fave accessory. read more..
Men...would you try Weight Watchers?! Charles Barkley explains how much he lost and what it means for men: http://ow.ly/bJuYb
Video: Charles Barkley Teams Up With Weight Watchers
Basketball legend and diet powerhouse reaches out to help men lose weight. read more..
Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated: 20% of your water intake comes from food. Try watermelon, tomatoes, and cucumbers!
LIKE this post if you're totally over this heatwave already
Eat Your Water | Fitbie
Hydrating foods provide plenty of fluid and healthy nutrients to fuel hot summer runs. Learn more at Fitbie.com read more..
What does an award-winning journalist eat (almost) every day to stay healthy on the go? Read on to find out! http://bit.ly/KRKYne
What Lisa Ling Eats (Almost) Everyday
See what she eats at home and on the road to stay so slim—and why she loves Trader Joe’s so much! read more..
New research shows Women take the reigns when it comes to healthy behaviors. Is it your job to keep your husband healthy?
How To Talk to Men About Health Issues - Prevention.com
How To Talk to Men About Health Issues read more..
Don't reach for the takeout menu every time you're out of produce. Stock your pa...
Don't reach for the takeout menu every time you're out of produce. Stock your pantry with these essentials, and you'll always be prepared for a healthy meal:
Pantry Supplies: Food and Seasoning Essentials for Your Kitchen - Prevention.com
Prevention's guide to the healthy cook's essential pantry supplies ensures delicious and nutritious meals. Make these basic foods and seasonings a pantry staple. read more..
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Healthy Wednesday :)
French Toast Sticks
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tbsp olive oil
2 slices whole-wheat bread, each cut into pieces
- In a shallow bowl, combine egg whites, milk, cinnamon.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of bread pieces in egg mixture.
- Cooking in batches, place bread pieces in a single layer in skillet and cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and egg is cooked through. Serve with dijon mustard.
Simple broccoli and cauliflower soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 broccoli, cut into even-sized pieces
1 cauliflower, cut into even-sized pieces
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan and gently fry the onions and garlic until they begin to soften and you can smell them.- Be careful not to allow them to color.- Add the broccoli and cauliflower and water+milk (this should cover them, if not add some more).- Simmer, with the lid on, until the vegetables are cooked.
- Blitz the soup in a food processor and reheat, adding seasoning to taste and any extra liquid to get the consistency you want.
4 cherry tomatoes
apple cider vinegar
Cut veggies, mix them and put apple cider vinegar over them. read more..
Music Ask: louderthanhardcore:
- 1: my top 10 favourite bands.
- 2: my top 10 favourite albums.
- 3: my top 10 favourite songs.
- 4: top 10 most attractive musicians in my opinion (dead or alive).
- 5: do i listen to mp3s/cds/cassettes/vinyls.
- 6: most overrated bands.
- 7: most underrated bands.
- 8: a guilty pleasure.
- 9: the first band i really liked.
- 10: the first album i bought with my own money.
- 11: what bands my parents got me into.
- 12: bands i have seen live.
- 13: bands i want to see live.
- 14: my favourite film soundtrack.
- 15: what song am i listening to right now.
- 16: last album i bought.
- 17: a song i dislike from my favourite band.
- 18: a band i used to love but now hate.
- 19: least favourite bands.
- 20: favourite concert ever.
WEDNESDAY, June 20 (Healthday News) -- As the first major heat wave of the summer engulfs the continental United States, health experts are urging people to take special precautions when dealing with scorching temperatures and oppressive humidity. read more..
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In economically distressed northeastern Pennsylvania, Community Health Systems Inc is investing heavily in more than half a dozen hospitals it has bought in the last three years. At Wilkes-Barre General, the company is spending $53 million to build a new emergency room that doubles the size of the previous ER and a Heart and Vascular Institute where heart problems are diagnosed and treated. In Scranton, it plans to spend $128 million over the next five years to upgrade five facilities. ... read more..
Are you fit, fabulous & over 48? If so, you could be featured in an upcoming issue of Prevention! Send us a full-body photo, brief paragraph detailing your current fitness routine/diet along with your name, age and location to firstname.lastname@example.org. read more..
We work at Health. We make woopie pies with apple sauce instead of butter. Gotta problem with that? http://pinterest.com/goodhealth/skinny-chocolate-desserts/ read more..
plusonefitness:Orange: Try to eat a rainbow of foods to...
plusonefitness:Orange: Try to eat a rainbow of foods to improve your overall healthy lifestyle! Carrots, Sweet potatoes, and butternut squash are all good members of this food group.Love Plus One Fitness? Like our facebook page for even more cool tips and exercise articles! read more..
|A GlaxoSmithKline logo is seen outside one of its buildings in west London, ahead of company results|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a new children's vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline PLC that targets two common causes of bacterial meningitis, which can be fatal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the vaccine, MenHibrix, is meant for children aged six weeks to 18 months and combines vaccines for meningococcal disease and Hib disease. The diseases are common causes of the infection. The FDA had rejected MenHibrix twice before, in 2010 and 2011, but GlaxoSmithKline said it had resolved regulators' questions about the vaccine's potency and efficacy. ... read more..
Adele's hit Rolling in the Deep wakes girl from coma! Whatta song!
Girl woken from coma after listening to Adele - Telegraph
A seven year old girl suffering from a brain haemorrhage woke up from a week-long coma after her mother sang her Adele songs. read more..
Call it compassionate, even political. But ... scientific? Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust. read more..
|Nurse practitioner Gail Brown (L) an unidentified patient and other nurses look at a print out of an ultrasound from a prenatal exam at the Maternity Outreach Mobile in Phoenix|
(Reuters) - Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and their abortion rate dropped by 32 percent, as those women delayed the decision to have a baby and used more effective birth control, said a government report released on Wednesday. The findings for women in their prime child bearing years mirror similar studies showing declines in pregnancies and abortions among teenagers. The report from the National Center for Health Statistics stated that in 2008, the pregnancy rate for the 20 to 24 age group was 163 per 1,000 women. ... read more..
MONDAY, June 18 (Healthday News) -- A "medical food" called Limbrel, which doctors prescribe to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, was linked to several cases of liver disease in a small study, but the effects so far seem to be rare and easily reversible. read more..
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Ottawa’s Beaches Now Smoke-FreeOn Saturday June 16th, Ottawa’s four supervised beaches – Britannia, Westboro, Mooney’s Bay and Petrie Island – officially opened for the summer season. Ottawa’s new smoke-free regulations now prohibits smoking on the beaches in addition to parks, playgrounds, sports fields, ByWard and Parkdale Market stands and outdoor restaurant and bar patios and terraces. The beach at Petrie Island in Orleans was the place to be on Saturday where thousands of Ottawa residents participated in the 3rd annual Carivibe Beach Festival. This annual event is a celebration of Caribbean culture where festival participants enjoyed non-stop entertainment, classic Caribbean cuisine and beverages as well as cultural clothing and accessories-all within a smoke-free environment.Listen to what these festival participants had to say about Ottawa’s smoke-free beaches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKdr2ELSMpE To learn more about Ottawa’s new smoke-free regulations, or if you need help quitting smoking, please visit ottawa.ca/smokefree or call Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth) read more..
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
More expert-approved proof that good, complex carbs are essential for a healthy diet! http://bit.ly/MAKDHJ
Another Reason to Ditch Low-Carb Diets
A nutritionist's take on why include the right amount of "good" carbs is the best way to lose weight and optimize your health read more..
The Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for June 19-21. A heat warning is declared when Environment Canada forecasts a humidex of 40 or hotter for at least two consecutive days. It is important to know that extreme heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Infants, young children and the homeless are also at greater risk from extreme heat, along with people taking medications like anti-Parkinsons and antidepressants. OPH is encouraging people to check on family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated or vulnerable to the heat and need help accessing places to cool down.To avoid heat-related illnesses, Ottawa residents and visitors should:
- Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water and avoid caffeine and alcohol
- Avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun and seek shade and shelter at the first signs of heat exposure
- Wear lightweight and loose clothing
- Spend at least two hours a day in an air-conditioned location, including shopping malls, local libraries or neighbourhood community centres
- Never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows partly rolled down
- Heat Advisory (humidex of 36 or more for a least two consecutive days)
- Heat Warning (humidex of 40 or more for at least two consecutive days)
- Heat Emergency (humidex of 45 or more for at least two consecutive days or situational factors)
- Smog Advisory (based on air quality index (AQI) of > 50)
- UV Index Warning ( UV index of 10 or higher)
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having only one kidney shouldn't deter healthy youths from playing sports, according to a new study that flies in the face of widespread safety concerns. An estimated one in 1,500 children is born with a single kidney, and surveys show many doctors would advise such kids against contact sports. The fear is that without a twin organ to take over, athletes who suffer kidney injuries could end up needing lifelong dialysis or transplants. But those worries appear to be misplaced. ... read more..
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Men’s Health Week
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Suddenly, “going gluten-free” has become a popular trend among the health-conscious. Clear up your confusion with these gluten-free facts: read more..
Reminder: Tune in TODAY at 2:30pm ET for a live chat with Health contributor Amy Spencer, author of "Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to be Happier Right Now." Come with all your questions and comments about happiness. You might just get a free copy of the book, too. read more..
Monday, 18 June 2012
A new study touts canned vegetables— which ones do you love to have in your pantry?
Study Shows Canned Foods’ Importance to Fruit, Veg Intake - Health & Wellness
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More Oregon kids on 'alternative' vaccine schedules
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More and more parents in one area of Oregon are not following the recommended vaccination schedule for their Babies and that means some are missing their recommended shots, according to a new study. Researchers found that the number of babies on alternative vaccination schedules grew from 2.5 percent in 2006 to 9.5 percent in 2009. And despite going to the doctor's office more, those babies got fewer shots overall compared with those whose parents stuck to the recommended schedule. ... read more..
Even if you're not trying to lose a lot of weight, these nutrient-rich foods make great additions to any diet: http://bit.ly/JlTnBT
8 Super Nutrients that Slim You Down
How to use food to fast track your weight-loss results. read more..
Experts discovered remedies hundreds of years ago. Learn why they're still effective: http://ow.ly/bCTKl
6 Timeless Remedies Experts Still Love - Prevention.com
Try using these ancient botanical or herbal remedies, like lemon balm and hawthorn, to treat common health problems today, including stress and... read more..
Three out of four people with mental illness in the UK are receiving no treatment, experts have said in a new report. read more..
Tip: Most people leave their grocery shopping for Saturday or Sunday mornings, w...
Tip: Most people leave their grocery shopping for Saturday or Sunday mornings, when the supermarket looks more like a ravaged battlefield than a center of commerce. Consider making midweek evening runs, instead. More: http://bit.ly/NDRJx8
7 Habits of Highly Effective Shoppers
Without a thoroughly planned attack, an innocent weekly grocery run can turn into an all-out assault on your health and your finances read more..
Who's in the mood for Mexican today? Enjoy the rich flavors of these Healthy Recipes for lunch: http://bit.ly/LXeY0V
10 Mexican Dishes for Staying Slim
Enjoy the rich flavors of your favorite Mexican foods without guilt. read more..
I scream, you scream...you know the rest! If ice cream is one of your gotta-have-it foods, here's how to make it part of your healthy diet: http://bit.ly/KZssOb
Can Ice Cream Be Healthy? 5 Dos & Don’ts
Is frozen yogurt better for you than hard ice cream? And what about dairy free alternatives? Nutritionist Cynthia Sass explains how to avoid calorie, fat and sugar overload while enjoying summer's favorite treat. read more..
What's for dessert tonight? How about one of these diabetes-friendly sweets that fight fat. They're straight from our DTour diet!
Fat-Fighting Snacks - Prevention.com
9 tasty treats that slim, satisfy, and energize! read more..
Whether you need to get in shape fast or just want to maintain your sizzling look all year round, the Beach-Ready Body Workout is a plan that will slim and tone your entire body—FAST. Sign Up Here: read more..
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Food And Drug Administration-Medecins Sans Frontieres-Doctors Without Borders-The Combination Vaccine
Global and local health authorities are not doing enough to fight a cholera outbreak that continues to claim lives in Haiti, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday. read more..
Menhibrix Approved to Prevent Bacterial Infections in Youngsters
FRIDAY, June 15 (Healthday News) -- The combination vaccine Menhibrix has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent two deadly bacterial infections among infants and toddlers -- Neisseria meningitides serogroups C and Y and Haemophilus influenzae type b. read more..
FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids
FRIDAY, June 15 (Healthday News) -- A new combination vaccine that protects children against two potentially deadly bacterial diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. read more..
Saturday, 16 June 2012
claireruns:I am so fucking sick of seeing comments like “if you want to get me interested in this ad, show me a REAL MAN” (targeted towards a man who was very slender - tell me exactly, what is a “real man”?) or “she looks anorexic” (targeted towards a small fashion business where the models often read and reply to comments/questions) or “yuck, she’s too fat to wear that” (since when did you have to be a certain size to wear a skirt?).Ugh. No.I report every single one of them.I know Facebook probably do nothing but it makes me feel better.People keep complaining about the state of our mental health and body image. And yet comments like these are completely the norm. They’re promoting the ideals the media has pressured upon them and, most likely subconsciously, are giving into them. Believing that the images we see on TV are supposedly a reality. We’ve been exposed for so long to a society that openly judges another person’s body that people do it without thought. People don’t stop to consider how they could potentially be hurting someone’s feelings. It upsets me beyond belief.I agree completely! My friend is a fashion photog and tags the models in her photos, and sometimes people comment things about their bodies looking ugly and too skinny and how they need to eat (and obviously they DO eat) and it’s so frustrating… like, hello, they see these comments. A long while back a guy I knew was making such rude comments and I was so pissed, I commented after each of his (he felt the need to comment on many photos only pointing out the flaws of her body) telling him off about it. This stuff heats me up, too.We’re all real. We are human beings. We have feelings. read more..
Friday, 15 June 2012
The Best Time of Day to Exercise, Eat and Weigh Yourself : : thefitstop:
- The best time to eat Breakfast, lunch and dinner: You should always eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. About 4.5 hours after that, you should have lunch, and a couple hours after that, dinner. If you delay these times, you’re going to be hungry, and the hungrier you are, the more likely you are going to cheat and eat fatty junk food. According to Dr. Oz, the big rule of thumb is that you need to have dinner more than three hours before you go to bed, so that you aren’t going to bed with a full stomach.
- Best time to weigh yourself: Weighing yourself first thing in the morning will provide you with the most accurate read on your weight since it’s after you go to the bathroom, when you aren’t wearing much clothing, and before you eat breakfast.
- Best time of the day to go grocery shopping: Heading to the grocery store at 10 a.m. is the best time because you are still full from breakfast, but there’s been an hour or two since you first woke up, so your blood sugar levels are at a stable point. If you go grocery shopping when you are hungry, your blood sugar levels are low, which impairs your judgement and therefore, you’ll be more inclined to buy unhealthy sugary or fattening treats.
- Best time of day to workout: Morning! A new study found that subjects who were put on a high-fat diet and worked out before breakfast gained no weight after six weeks, while those who worked out after breakfast gained three pounds. When you exercise in the morning — cardio and strength training is key — you kick-start your metabolism, which will help you burn more calories throughout your day.
- Best time of the day to visit the doctor’s office: If you need to go to the doc’s, it’s best to schedule your appointment first thing in the morning. Not only will this decrease your waiting room time since you’ll secure the first appointment of the day, but it also means you won’t be overly hungry if you needed to fast before a morning lab test.
- Best time to boost your metabolism: The best time to rev up your metabolism is at 8 a.m. At this time, you’ll be getting up, weighing, yourself, and hopefully exercising, which is when your metabolism is the slowest and needs a nice boost. It’s also wise to have a glass of cold water. Cold water will fill up your stomach, and you’ll burn calories to warm the water up.
- Best time to cheat on a diet: Talk about saving the best one for last! If you want to sneak in one or two of your favorite foods on a particular day, there’s actually a time when you can enjoy them and get away with it. The best time to eat fats is at 10 a.m because fat acts as a source of energy, so have your fats in the morning so you canburn them off all day. For carbs, 1 p.m is the best time to indulge since they increase your level of serotonin and will prevent snacking throughout the rest of the day — yay for pizza for lunch. Sugar intake is 2 p.m since this will give you instant energy during your midafternoon slump, and 5 p.m is the best time for an alcoholic beverage since in small doses it can act as a stimulant, but in high doses it’s a depressant, so at 5, this will give your body lots of time to metabolize it by bedtime. Three cheers for happy hour!
Do you feel sleepier than ever during the day? New evidence suggests there are hidden reasons. http://news.health.com/2012/06/13/obesity-depression-blamed-for-daytime-sleepiness-epidemic/ read more..
What's your favorite mid-morning snack? http://bit.ly/IA6ZdD
10 Guiltless Gluten-Free Snacks
Proof that a gluten-free diet doesn't have to be inconvenient. read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government plans on Friday to announce a proposal to strengthen standards for regulating air pollution from soot that could offer health benefits over time but require some industries to make new anti-pollution investments, The Washington Post reported. The Environmental Protection Agency will propose to tighten annual exposure to fine-particle soot to between 12 and 13 micrograms per cubic meter of air from 15 micrograms, according to people briefed on the plan, the report said. ... read more..
Mercury found in China baby formula
Chinese dairy maker Yili said it had started recalling batches of baby formula after authorities found they contained high levels of mercury, in the latest food safety scare to hit the country. read more..