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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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Database unlocks secrets of edible plants

Database unlocks secrets of edible plants | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

12 November 2013, ABC News (Australia) -- "The University of Tasmania believes a local man's food data bank is an untapped resource for improving diets in Australia as well as helping aid agencies.

 

A Tasmanian man has developed what is believed to be the world's most comprehensive database of edible plants. 

 

Burnie-based agricultural scientist Bruce French is offering his database full of nutrient-rich foods to international aid providers.

They are using the information to help battle malnutrition in developing countries.

 

Mr French says the idea was born more than 40 years ago, after a trip to Papua New Guinea.

 

"The students told us, 'don't tell us Australian food plants, teach us Papua New Guinean food plants' and of course I didn't know anything about them growing up in Tasmania, so I had to start learning," he said.

 

The list has been growing as he travels the globe and discovers new entries. ..."

 

Photo: The oxalis tuberosa plant is just one of the food sources in the database. Credit: ABC (Australia)


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An excellent resource - thank you, Bruce French!

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GR2Food's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:01 PM

further information on the database: contact Richard Doyle, Head of the School of Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania

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Andrew Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service editor, apologizes for NBC's vitamin ignorance

Andrew Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service editor, apologizes for NBC's vitamin ignorance | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

I would like to apologize for NBC News. It seems that the organization that brought us Lowell Thomas, John Cameron Swayze, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley has lowered its standard of reporting.

 

NBC's supplement-bashing headline article, "Vitamins don't prevent heart disease or cancer, experts find" displays an ignorance of clinical nutrition that is difficult to ignore, and, thanks to its media prominence, can't be. 

 

Of vitamin supplementation, NBC specifically said that a "very extensive look at the studies that have been done show it may be a waste of time when it comes to preventing the diseases most likely to kill you."

 

The "very extensive look" encompassed 24 preselected studies. It looks like they just possibly may have missed a few...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:19 AM

From time to time a fake study appears, commissioned by pharmaceutical interests, that 'shows' nutrition has nothing to do with health... and it gets into mainstream media who blindly report the disinformation.  Nothing to worry about, really, if you have the proper information at hand...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:39 AM

Thanks Sepp. Vital. Profusion of fraudulent medical research.

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This Robot Is Changing How We Cure Diseases

Every week at an NIH drug-testing lab, a robotics system performs millions of experiments faster and with greater precision than any human could. The simple goal: to find new treatments and cures. 

 

Visit the full project at http://wsj.com/trials ;


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:00 PM

It's what they do best - let the computers do the mass production and we can concentrate on being [good] human…

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Calorie Counter - Slim & Trim - Android-appar på Google Play

Calorie Counter - Slim & Trim - Android-appar på Google Play | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Slim And Trim is the fastest and most flexible calorie counter on the market to date!It contains all the needed features needed for any dedicated person to lose wei... (RT @RatrotBannot: Want to be fit & lose weight?
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If you have an Android phone let us know if this app works as advertised. Thanks!

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"Indoor Plant Decor" -- Houseplants With Style

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So glad to re-blog this post from Steve Bender at Southern Living about a book that two ladies I know from the virtual world of gardening have written. I had the great privilege of meeting co-autho...

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My Life Check - Life's Simple 7™

My Life Check - Life's Simple 7™ | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Learn about the state of your heart and what you can do to live better. Take the My Life Check Assessment. I recommend reviewing the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 to learn about your cardiovascular health in a patient-friendly format. You can go through the Life’s Simple 7 assessments and bring those numbers, as well as your questions, to your doctor.

Just recently a patient with a family history of heart disease asked, “Am I doing everything I can to avoid developing coronary heart disease as I get older?” We looked at the computer in my office together for an introduction to Life’s Simple 7.

I also explained how to sign up on the AHA’s Heart360 website, where you can enter and track personal cardiovascular health information (such as blood pressure, weight, glucose and cholesterol measurements, and medications). It was easy. And within less than 15 minutes we were linked up on Heart360, which patients and doctors can use to communicate online — quickly and securely — about a patient’s health."


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Simple to prescribe... hard to follow for most.

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, November 17, 2013 4:25 PM

The AHA's Simple 7 is a great place for people to start to begin to know aboiut strategies that can reduce lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke.

The SEVEN are listed but the website does a great job explaining each in detail:

1.  Get Active 

2. Control Cholesterol

3. Eat Better

4. Manage Blood Pressure

5.  Lose Weight

6. Reduce Blood Sugar

7.  Stop Smoking

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How to Taste Wine in 8 Steps infographic

How to Taste Wine in 8 Steps infographic | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

from americanexpress.tumblr.com #LaPaulée’s @DanielJohnnes! tp://lapaulee.com


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Mary H Goudie's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:30 AM

The Sniff, Sip, Swirl & all steps in between before the only optional Spit. 

José Eduardo's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:47 AM

Good simple instructions for a serious wine tasting.

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These foods could disappear if new food safety rules pass

These foods could disappear if new food safety rules pass | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Got local, organic spinach? Maybe not for long.

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Beyond me why agricultural practices are regulated by the FDA, not the USDA.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:46 AM

Today's the day for the FSMA final comment submissions from the public.

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CoQ10 Reduces Inflammation

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CoQ10 Reduces Inflammation and Enhances Antioxidant Activity in Patients ...

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The FDA Calls Out Yet Another Food Chemical To Avoid: Acrylamide - Forbes

The FDA Calls Out Yet Another Food Chemical To Avoid: Acrylamide - Forbes | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Science World Report The FDA Calls Out Yet Another Food Chemical To Avoid: Acrylamide Forbes Yesterday the FDA released a Consumer Update suggesting that people try to reduce their consumption of a compound in found in well- and over-cooked foods,...

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So acrylamide occurs naturally in such staples as potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers or breads, dried fruits and “many other foods,” according to the FDA.


The good news is that foods heated to below 248°F or less do not seem to contain the chemical.

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God Is.'s curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:20 AM

Well... Healthy food is too expensive... cheap food is bad for you... Might have to stop eating altogether...

Elvin Joel Estrada's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:37 PM

:O They cooking with a potent chemical like acrylamide, which is used for advance research techniques like western blot... This is a real Junk Food!

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:37 PM

Although this came out in November, many of us missed it. Check it out for your health

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Andrew Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service editor, apologizes for NBC's vitamin ignorance

Andrew Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service editor, apologizes for NBC's vitamin ignorance | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

I would like to apologize for NBC News. It seems that the organization that brought us Lowell Thomas, John Cameron Swayze, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley has lowered its standard of reporting.

 

NBC's supplement-bashing headline article, "Vitamins don't prevent heart disease or cancer, experts find" displays an ignorance of clinical nutrition that is difficult to ignore, and, thanks to its media prominence, can't be. 

 

Of vitamin supplementation, NBC specifically said that a "very extensive look at the studies that have been done show it may be a waste of time when it comes to preventing the diseases most likely to kill you."

 

The "very extensive look" encompassed 24 preselected studies. It looks like they just possibly may have missed a few...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:19 AM

From time to time a fake study appears, commissioned by pharmaceutical interests, that 'shows' nutrition has nothing to do with health... and it gets into mainstream media who blindly report the disinformation.  Nothing to worry about, really, if you have the proper information at hand...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:39 AM

Thanks Sepp. Vital. Profusion of fraudulent medical research.

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Is Coconut Oil a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Is Coconut Oil a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
We get bombarded with questions asking about Coconut Oil as a Possible Treatment Alzheimer's Disease.

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Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm

Turning A Vacant Cleveland House Into A Fancy Farm | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The BioCellar is a farm in a basement in a vacant house in a declining Cleveland neighborhood. Its goal: Using food to pull people out of poverty.

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From housing bust to urban farming renewal? 

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Ethni-City Gardens's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:57 PM

We are so happy to see this project moving forward! We hope to build one of our own sometime in the next few years. We can't wait to visit this one.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:30 PM

Turning tragedy into triumph. Creative reuse that can help pull people out of poverty. We need MUCH more of this kind of thinking and action.

Mary Rack's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:44 AM

I used to live in Cleveland - could not resist! 

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12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat

12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Our oceans have become so depleted and so polluted that trying to figure out what fish to eat can make your head spin. Food and Water Watch looked at all the varieties--here are 12 fish they determined that all of us should avoid, no matter what.

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I recommend the Argentinian wild-caught langustino and shrimp availabel at Trader Joe's.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:28 PM

When you read articles like this you realize there isn't much hope left for the immense ecosystem that was our oceans.  What a mess we've made.  And by the way, we're referring to the largest source of food protein on the planet.

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How are Medical Devices Regulated? | Common Medical Questions

How are Medical Devices Regulated? | Common Medical Questions | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, is an agency inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey

15 November 2013, WebMed, Kathleen Doheny -- "Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it.

 

Posting the calorie content of menu items at restaurants is designed to make diners stop and think, tally up the total and make wiser choices.

In real life, that doesn't seem to be the case, according to new research.

 

In a poll of 2,000 Philadelphia fast-food customers, aged 18 to 64, few used the information, even if they noticed it, said study author Brian Elbel, an assistant professor of population health and health policy at the NYU School of Medicine.

 

"Forty percent of the sample saw it and about 10 percent [overall] said they used it and reported to us that they purchased fewer calories," he said.

 The study is published in the November issue of the journal Obesity. Elbel is scheduled to present the findings Friday at the Obesity Society's annual meeting in Atlanta. ..."
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How come I'm not surprised?

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Biggest Loser Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey Breast

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Biggest Loser Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey Breast Recipe To Keep It Healthier For The Holiday.


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New GMO Wheat can Silence Human Genes, Causes Early Death

New GMO Wheat can Silence Human Genes, Causes Early Death | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that CSIRO-developed GMO wheat created to silence particular genes within the crop can also cause human fatality at young ages.

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I agree that long term chronic toxicological feeding studies should be required. Since feeding studies are already done, it should not be too difficult to do long term (lifetime) studies.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:55 PM

There is some inconsistency here. The food manufacturers and the Grocery Marketing Assn see no need for GMO food labeling. People are getting sick from GMO food. Why is there so much resistence to labeling if there is no problem with GMO food. Why are people getting sick and even dying from it if there is nothing wrong with GMO food? Either GMOs are okay or they are not. Why does this mixed message persist and why do GMO companies resist labeling? Is someone not telling the truth?

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Five Essentials for Maintaining Recovery from Bulimia — Eating Disorder Hope

Five Essentials for Maintaining Recovery from Bulimia — Eating Disorder Hope | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Are you feeling scared about your bulimia recovery? You are not alone, but there are five essential tools to help you maintain your recovery. One of the keys is staying connected to you.

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Strength Train Your Brain

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Tone your mental muscle with these strengthening tricks.
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So what does it mean if you score poorly on a brain-gym test? The answer seems pretty wishy-washy to me.

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Soul Food is a Sacred Recipe for the Mind and Body

Soul Food is a Sacred Recipe for the Mind and Body | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The blessing of soul food comes from cooking together and embracing each taste and morsel.

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Food is something to give thanks for every day. I must admit I take it for granted. One more thing to remedy....
 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:18 PM

This is so true in my opinion.

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Easy Recipe: Mineral-Rich Bone Broth

Easy Recipe: Mineral-Rich Bone Broth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Bone broth is a super-food for so many reasons. And we (the Balanced Bites Team) aren't the only ones who think so. Chris Kresser, the Weston A. Price Foundation's Sally Fallon, Drs Paul and Shou-C...

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:38 PM

Marrow bone broth was used to build up the strenght of the Concentration Camp survivors. It is very powerful medicine or super-food as we like to call them today.

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Fat Loss Methods: Which Is Right For You? - MuscleMag

Fat Loss Methods: Which Is Right For You? - MuscleMag | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
High intensity circuits, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and fasted cardio are all popular fat loss methods. But which strategy is best for you?


Read more: http://www.musclemag.com/nutrition-supplements/fat-loss-methods-which-is-right-for-you/#.Uoa8r_km3N8


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If youy are the athletic type you should read this!

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Resolving Water Problems through Healthy Soil

Resolving Water Problems through Healthy Soil | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Managing increasingly scarce water in the growing of our food supply depends more on healthy soil than we realize. Is "modern" industrial agriculture working in the opposite direction?

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Another challenge for sustainable agriculture. Hope we'll get there sooner than later!

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Creamy Asparagus Soup - Dr. Mark Hyman

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Creamy Asparagus Soup Asparagus, one of my favorite foods, can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This creamy soup is full of folate and antioxidants.

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Robin Thomas's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:13 PM

I love it when my favorite foods are healthy, too.