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Globalised diet threatens health and food security

76a14c4ce7f64edeb42be7a0a6186d1dIncreasing similarity in diets worldwide is a threat to health and food security with many people forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet, according to an international study.

The report, which detailed for the first time the convergence in crops towards a universal diet in more than 150 nations…

 

21 May 2015

The Most Effective Strategies for Eliminating Cellulite

celluliteCellulite, those pockets of fat that tend to collect on buttocks, thighs and upper arms, are a cause of embarrassment for many. The dimpling, “orange peel” effect occurs when fat cells push against the surrounding subcutaneous connective tissue in your skin. If your lymph circulation becomes sluggish, toxins accumulate in these fat cells.

Liposuction, creams and wraps only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Without continual treatment…

 

21 May 2015

Pathogens on Planes: How to Stay Healthy in Flight

planes-safetyOne major US airline estimates that its aircraft fly an average of nearly six flights per day. With, let’s say, an average of 137 people on each flight, that’s 822 people per day that may pass through any one plane.

After a week, that exposure rises to more than 5,700 people, each with the potential to share their own possibly pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and other microbes with the aircraft seats, tray tables, toilet, arm rests, and virtually every other surface on the plane.

 

21 May 2015

High-calorie diet may slow Lou Gehrig’s disease

af072d03c4544872a9dde962e9dddc49A diet rich in calories and carbohydrates may slow progression of the lethal, degenerative Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a small-scale study reported in The Lancet.
Formally called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease, the disorder affects nerve cells that control muscle movement…

 

20 May 2015

Grounding: The Potent Antioxidant That Few Know About… And It’s Free

barefoot-run-benefitsWhile still in the vast minority, an increasing number of people are joining the barefoot running trend, throwing their shoes to the wind and letting their feet run free, literally.

In the modern world, it might sound “extreme” to give up your shoes, particularly when engaging in an activity as hard on your feet as running, but surrounding your feet with thick cushioning and stiff supports is actually the “new” trend, evolutionarily speaking…

 

20 May 2015

Why the Use of Glyphosate in Wheat Has Radically Increased Celiac Disease

wheatThe use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops.

According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease.

Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Seneff produced some phenomenal research1 on this connection, which was published in December last year…

 

20 May 2015

Dairy giant pleads guilty to food-safety violations

92a4b26c3c05439590b73a4ce96c08a1Government officials earlier in the day filed charges accusing the world’s largest dairy exporter of processing and exporting products in a way that didn’t meet standards, and then failing to notify officials quickly enough when it became aware of the lapses.

Maury Leyland, a Fonterra manager, said the company immediately filed guilty pleas to all charges…

 

19 May 2015

How to Banish Afternoon Fatigue

fatigueMany people experience a slump in energy levels by the time the afternoon rolls around. A number of factors may contribute to this phenomenon. The most common cause is post-lunch hypoglycemia, which is related to your inability to burn fat.

Hence, addressing your diet is key if afternoon fatigue is something you contend with on a regular basis. Besides alterations in your diet, intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways to switch your body…

 

19 May 2015

Healthy Shiitake Sautéed Mushroom Recipe

shiitake-mushroomsMushrooms are certainly one of the most delicious types of fungi, but they’re also among the most medicinal. About 100 species of mushrooms are being studied for their health-promoting benefits, and about a half dozen really stand out for their ability to deliver a tremendous boost to your immune system.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the edible mushrooms, as they are rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, and minerals, along with being excellent sources of antioxidants…

 

19 May 2015

7 Signs You’re Exercising Too Much

over-trainingWhen it comes to healthy habits, too much of a good thing can backfire, and that applies to exercise as well. While most people suffer from lack of exercise, once you get going, it can be addictive and some people do end up exercising too much — either by exercising too intensely, and/or too frequently.

However, a really important part of creating optimal fitness is recovery. An equation to keep in mind is that as intensity increases, frequency can be diminished…

 

18 May 2015