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We are inundated with unhealthy processed foods, fast foods, and soft drinks. Let's turn this deplorable state of affairs around together, for a healthy you!
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Coconut Oil Offers Hope for Antibiotic-Resistant Germs | Health Impact News

Coconut Oil Offers Hope for Antibiotic-Resistant Germs | Health Impact News | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s.

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The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s… so, what gives?

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Amy Rouse's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:32 PM

LOVE coconut oil for SO many reasons -- this is a great one!

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Food and drink firms urged to crack down on sugar 'land grabs'

Food and drink firms urged to crack down on sugar 'land grabs' | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Demand for sugar is triggering land conflicts, says Oxfam, as it calls on Coca-Cola and other major firms to have zero tolerance

 

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Associated British Foods and other global food and beverage companies are being urged to establish a zero-tolerance policy on land grabs.

 

In its report, Sugar Rush, published on Wednesday, Oxfam said sugar, along with soy and palm oil, was driving large-scale land acquisitions and land conflicts at the expense of small-scale food producers and their families.


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Colorful Plates Bring A Healthy Life - CBS Local

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Colorful Plates Bring A Healthy Life
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Bonci is a believer in living a healthy life with a “colorful plate”. The more plants on the plate like deep greens, oranges or reds give your body less sugar and more good fuel for energy.
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I disagree with her "dinner 1 and dinner 2" concept, where you eat 2 smaller meals. The last one is eaten before bed so your body has more calories to take in. That is wrong, in my view!

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:06 PM

We start eating with our eyes, don't we?

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:51 PM

Interersting:  Hockey players and swimmers can use up to 10,000 calories a day!

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Sustainable Food Trust

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Food Heroes – Eliza Pearson (RT @SusFoodTrust: 'The ethical basis of permaculture has a way of bonding people - regardless of their backgrounds' http://t.co/MYks4X0BUY …)...


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A new term I've just learned: “regrarian”!  It describes a system of agriculture that regenerates the soil, rather than degenerates it - like agricultural practices such as mob grazing and pasture cropping which are designed to build topsoil and lock in carbon.

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Ethni-City Gardens's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:34 AM
An interesting read. Who knew Darryl Hanna was into permaculture?
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Whisky-fed salmon to boost sustainability

Whisky-fed salmon to boost sustainability | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The whisky and salmon industries in Scotland are about to embark on an innovative new partnership which will convert waste from whisky production into feed for salmon and fish farming.


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Can't beat that Scottish frugality!

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Tree foods keeping children well fed

Tree foods keeping children well fed | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

In Africa, trees like the baobab can be a tasty and useful source of food - particularly in rural areas where malnutrition is rife among children.


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Portion Control In The Palm Of Your Hand | One Good Thing by Jillee

Portion Control In The Palm Of Your Hand | One Good Thing by Jillee | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Interesting but not necessarily practical.

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How to use an iPhone to diagnose eye disease

How to use an iPhone to diagnose eye disease | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have developed a simple technique of fundus (retinal) photography in human and rabbit eyes using a iPhone, an inexpensive app, and instruments that are readily available in an ophthalmic practice, as described in the Journal of Ophthalmology (open access).

 

Commercial fundus cameras can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, making the technology out of reach for smaller ophthalmic practices and to physicians in third-world countries.

 

But previous techniques of fundus imaging were often difficult to repeat, partly because video capture using Apple’s built-in camera app in iPhones cannot independently control the focus and the exposure, which results in glare and poor image quality.

 

“Our technique provides a simpler and higher quality method to more consistently produce excellent images of a patient’s fundus,” said senior author Shizuo Mukai, M.D.,Mass. Eye and Ear retina specialist and Harvard Medical School associate professor of Ophthalmology.

 

“This technique has been extremely helpful for us in the emergency department setting,  in-patient consultations, and during examinations under anesthesia as it provides a cheaper and portable option for high-quality fundus-image acquisition for documentation and consultation. The technique is well tolerated in awake patients most likely since the light intensity used is often well below that which is used in standard indirect ophthalmoscopy.”

  
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Fat Chance or Fat Choice? | Review of Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar

Fat Chance or Fat Choice? | Review of Fat Chance: The bitter truth about sugar | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

We see many examples of people who have never really engaged with behaviour change and many who have tried hard but failed to achieve any meaningful outcome. So, how do we encourage real, life-changing and long-lasting behaviour change in our patients? When faced with many disappointments, can it even work?

Lustig spends most of the first half of the book explaining why behaviour change alone is so difficult. Our bodies have multiple adaptations to protect our body weight and we do not relinquish it without a fight. This battle is waged day by day in our guts (gut hormones) and our brains (leptin) making sustained weight loss incredibly difficult. Lustig clearly believes that individual behaviour change, while important, is inadequate to fully tackle the global obesity epidemic. Orchestrating this disaster, according to Lustig, is a food environment which has changed dramatically over the last 50 years in the Western World, in parallel to the rise in obesity, and Lustig argues that tackling this aspect of our culture should be a greater concern.


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Yes, it's much more than changing one's diet - it really is about changing one's life style.

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, October 1, 2013 4:36 PM

My patients' food environments are the biggest impediment to successful lifestyle modification adn weitght loss.

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Monsanto Protection Act Defeated By Activism

The renewal of the Monsanto Protection Act has been defeated thanks to activism and campaigning on the front lines http://naturalsociety.com/victory-senate-t... (RT @the_chiefe71: MonSatan #GMO POISONS DEFEATED by activism!

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We are safe till next year!

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Jared Broker's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:14 AM

The jig is up.  The people know that the corporate government is poisoning us.

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Twitter May Help Those Trying to Lose Weight - (This is new!)

Twitter May Help Those Trying to Lose Weight - (This is new!) | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Using Twitter may help people lose weight by providing them with social support, researchers report.

A six-month study of 96 overweight and obese people found that their use of Twitter — a popular online social networking service — as part of a weight-loss program improved their chances of shedding excess pounds.

“The results show that those who regularly utilized Twitter as part of a mobile weight-loss program lost more weight,” study leader Brie Turner-McGrievy, of the department of health promotion, education and behavior, at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, said in a university news release. ...

Overall, both groups of participants lost an average of 2.7 percent of their excess weight after six months. But those who used Twitter were more successful at losing weight, and the researchers said that every 10 posts to Twitter corresponded with about a 0.5 percent weight loss.


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Experts Agree - Sugar is a Health Destroyer

Experts Agree - Sugar is a Health Destroyer | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
In the U.S., there is a love affair with sugar. But all of this sweetness is having detrimental effects on our collective health.

While sugar consumption is heavily associated with obesity and diabetes development, those aren’t the only issues that can arise. Uric acid levels, something we don’t normally talk about, are significantly raised by excess sugar consumption. This leads to decreased nitric oxide levels, increased angiotensin levels, and elevated smooth muscle contractions. This, in turn, can cause kidney damage, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease. Excess uric acid levels is also known to cause gout, so limiting sugar consumption could be seen as just one of many home remedies for gout and the other conditions.

In addition to this, sugar consumption creates insulin resistance. While we know insulin resistance to be a predicator for type 2 diabetes, it has also been linked to cancer development. One expert suggests that as many as 80 percent of all cancers are connected to insulin resistance.


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Sugar in excess - that is over 1/2 oz / ~15 grams a day is unnecessary and dangerous.

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Here are 5 ways to supercharge and strengthen your immune system. It’s flu season, so it's time to protect yourself and keep feeling 100 percent.

1. Strengthen Your Immune System - Eliminate Sugar

2. Herbal Teas

3. Green Smoothies and Juicing

4. Expose yourself

5. Eat garlic.

Do you know about all of these solutions to strengthen your immune system, but never actually partake in them?! In order to stay healthy, you have healthy habits. Tis the season for colds and flu, but you don’t have to be a statistic this year. Eat right, get active, and keep your immune system functioning as it should. If you do get sick, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and consume some immune-boosting foods.


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All of these steps are useful but the first two are much easier to adhere to and the'll give you 60-80% of the benefits, depending on the current condition of your immune system.

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Jenni Juntunen's comment, October 31, 2013 10:21 AM
Tällaiselle flunssapöpöiselle ihan hyvää luettavaa :D
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Story of Stuff | Lets Grow Solutions

The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.

 

In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?

 

Shouldn't that be what winning means?


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Drinking Green Tea May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Drinking Green Tea May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
#Healthy #FatLoss Drinking Green Tea May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight http://t.co/MjqIudj3nO #OpenFollow
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Especially if it replaces junk foods!

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, May 15, 2013 6:13 PM

It also has medicinal properties, especially if it is cold brewed.

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9 Natural Flu-Fighting Foods

9 Natural Flu-Fighting Foods | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Eating right — and drinking certain kinds of tea — can help boost your immune system. To stay healthy, try these.
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Recommended - especially if they help you avoid flue shots that in most cases are totally useless.

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I Lost Weight: Unemployment Sparked Maia Sutton To Lose 90 Pounds - Huffington Post

I Lost Weight: Unemployment Sparked Maia Sutton To Lose 90 Pounds - Huffington Post | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
I Lost Weight: Unemployment Sparked Maia Sutton To Lose 90 Pounds
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The year before I finally started losing weight, I was unemployed and extremely depressed about it.

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She looks so much better and radiant now, doesn't she? Congratualtions, Maia!

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Fat Chance or Fat Choice? And more… to Super Unsize Me Today

From Fat Chance or Fat Choice, to No GMO Foods, here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:  Fat Chance or Fat Choice?  Our bodies have multiple adaptations to protect...
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Energy Medicine by James L., Ph.d. Oschman - Powell's Books

Energy Medicine by James L., Ph.d. Oschman - Powell's Books | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Energy Medicine by James L., Ph.d. Oschman: This book, written by a well-known scientist with a background in biophysics and biology brings together evidence from a range of disciplines to provide an acceptable explanation for the energetic...

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Interesting - I'll have to read this book!

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6 Health Benefits of Eating Organic Food

6 Health Benefits of Eating Organic Food | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
There is a lot of discussion centered around the organic foods vs. not organic foods. Here we take a look at 6 reasons why organic is a better choice.

 

The voice of those of us who are not interested in what’s now called “conventional” farming is ever increasing. We’re not interested in consuming chemicals, toxins, or GMOs. What are we interested in? Organic food. Why? It’s better. Here’s a quick list of six reasons why you should make it a point to consume organic whenever possible.

 


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This list-mania doesn't do justice to organic foods or anything else for that matter....

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Are You Acidic? Here's How to Find Out

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Test your urine in the morning, when you get up, with pH strips. It should be at or over 7.2 pH. You can buy the strips a your local drug store or supermarket. 

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A Tale of Two Meals: What's Really Making Your Fat? [Infographic]

A Tale of Two Meals: What's Really Making Your Fat? [Infographic] | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Imagine that it's time for breakfast. You have two choices: A plate of bacon and eggs or a bagel and low-fat cream cheese. Both are tempting decisions, but which one will make you fatter?This infographic published by Massive Health tells the story.

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Our grandparents knew better, didn't they?

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Neeraj Chowdhury's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:45 AM

As esposed by the conventional wisdom that having a healthy breakfast consiting of oats or cornflakes or other carb rich foods and/or milk helps keep a watc on our weight, the infographic explains why should we take fat rich food in breakfast.

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What the World Eats - Amazing Photos Reveal Diets Across the Globe

What the World Eats - Amazing Photos Reveal Diets Across the Globe | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see what the world eats through these amazing photos from across the globe.

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Heart Surgeon Admits He was Wrong About Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease

Heart Surgeon Admits He was Wrong About Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
by Dr. Dwight Lundell

The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream dietthat is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

 


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Mainstream medicine is so ignorant of healthy nutrition it's a crime!

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Olive Oil Could Help Fight Breast Cancer Naturally ("Virgin Coconut Oil works just as well")

Olive Oil Could Help Fight Breast Cancer Naturally ("Virgin Coconut Oil works just as well") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Prized for its culinary and medicinal uses, olive oil is the center of much health research - the oil has even been shown to fight breast cancer naturally.

Based off of the researchers findings, olive oil “thwarts the gene that drives the growth of breast cancer tumours, it switches off proteins that the cancer cells rely on in order to grow and multiply and it protects the DNA from damage that can lead to cancer.”

 

Virgin coconut oil - Coconut milk contains kinetin riboside, a substance that has been shown to curb the growth of multiple myelomas and is thought to have the potential to inhibit the progression of many other cancers, including prostate, colon, parathyroid adenoma, certain lymphomas and breast cancer.

On the other hand, coconut oil is a source of myristoleic acid, an omega-5 fatty acid that has been found to be associated with increased breast cancer risk. One population study in the Philippines (which has a high rate of breast cancer compared to other Asian countries) found a strong positive association between boiling food in coconut milk and the risk of breast cancer. In addition, high intake of saturated fat has been linked in several studies to increased breast density, a risk factor for breast cancer and recurrence.


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