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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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3 Unintended Consequences of Digital Health | Patricia Redsicker

3 Unintended Consequences of Digital Health | Patricia Redsicker | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
As the healthcare industry responds to patients expectations for better communication & information by integrating digital technology, some unintended challenges are unfolding.

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The author is mostly concerned about "passive patients" and the poor. I disagree. When "digital healthcare" becomes really easy to understand and use as well as ubiquitous = cheap, both of these issues will disappear.

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Keep Telling Yourself, 'This Workout Feels Good'

Keep Telling Yourself, 'This Workout Feels Good' | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Verbal mantras like “feeling good” and “doing well” can stave off fatigue and improve exercise performance, a new study shows.
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Isn't this supposed to be a well known fact?

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Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs'

Kofi Annan: Stop 'war on drugs' | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Kofi Annan and Fernando Cordoso say the war on drugs is devastating communities worldwide and call on nations to decriminalize drugs and adopt humane policies.

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Just follow Netherland's example....

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The dangerous lemonade diet - Examiner.com

The dangerous lemonade diet - Examiner.com | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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The Lemonade Diet has been around for 50 plus years. Several years ago this Lemonade Diet soared when Beyonce announced she had lost 20 pounds on it to lose weight for the movie 'Dreamgirls'.


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Another completely unbalanced "diet" bites the dust....

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Personalized medicine: The future is now

Personalized medicine: The future is now | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients.

 

Today cancer drugs are increasingly twinned with a diagnostic device that can determine whether a patient will respond to the drug based on their tumor’s genetic characteristics; medical imaging can be used to identify the best implantable device to treat a specific patient with clogged coronary arteries; and progress in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy using a patient’s own cells could lead to the replacement or regeneration of their missing or damaged tissues.

 

Given these trends, the future of medicine is rapidly approaching the promising level of care and cure once imagined by Hollywood in futuristic dramas like Star Trek.

 

 

But these examples are not science fiction. They are very real achievements that demonstrate the era of “personalized medicine” where advances in the science of drug development, the study of genes and their functions, the availability of increasingly powerful computers and other technologies, combined with our greater understanding of the complexity of disease, makes it possible to tailor treatments to the needs of an individual patient.

 

We now know that patients with similar symptoms may have different diseases with different causes. Individual patients who may appear to have the same disease may respond differently (or not at all) to treatments of that disease.

 

Read More at http://www.massdevice.com/blogs/massdevice/personalized-medicine-future-now?page=show

  
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The future is "not now" yet... first we have to survive Obamacare

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Geraline Trossi's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:35 PM

WOW!!

Colt Alan Lee Manseth's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:20 PM

This is really cool and I think this is a giant step for the future of medicine.

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5 Best Post Workout Nutrition Recovery Strategies

5 Best Post Workout Nutrition Recovery Strategies | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Post workout nutrition recovery is a critical part of any training or fitness program because our bodies are extremely responsive to receiving and using the nutrients we provide it at this time, enabling us to successfully recover and progress stronger and improved for future challenges and workouts.


It has been suggested in research that our bodies are up to three times faster at replacing muscle carbohydrate stores in the 60 minutes following exercise as opposed to several hours later, and the sooner after exercise the better, as we are even more responsive at this point. 


Read more: http://bit.ly/1793m59


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I find drinking good old fashioned (organic) milk the most complete and quickest way to recover!

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Lauren McBride's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:52 PM

Post nutrition is vital to proper recovery and future progress. Simple carbs, protein, rehydration, electrolytes & alkalizing foods! I wish they had touched upon antioxidants & glucosamine. 

 

Great article idea for HolisticalyFit.com and SoTru.com 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:23 AM

This is an excellent resource, it not only gives clear suggestions on how to replenish after the workout, it also provides the reasons why these suggestions are so important.  

 

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It has been suggested in research that our bodies are up to three times faster at replacing muscle carbohydrate stores in the 60 minutes following exercise as opposed to several hours later, and the sooner after exercise the better, as we are even more responsive at this point. 

 

Similar research also highlights that consuming protein at this time (immediately after exercise) can significantly improve the effectiveness of muscle fibre repair.

 

 

Despite the significance of carbohydrate and protein replenishment, there are so much more vital nutritional strategies that need attending to during the post workout phase.  There is no time to delay, always be prepared to recover as soon as possible from your workouts. 

 

Follow these five strategies for an optimal post workout nutrtion recoveryexperience:

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Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture' - FOOD Magazine - Australia

Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture' - FOOD Magazine - Australia | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Mexico introduces junk food tax to inspire a 'change of culture'
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Mexico has passed a law that imposes significant new taxes on sugary drinks and junk food.
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What – You Still Believe Cholesterol Causes Heart Attacks? ("time to junk myth; more chicharon pls")

What – You Still Believe Cholesterol Causes Heart Attacks? ("time to junk myth; more chicharon pls") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of studies on heart health and saturated fats concluded there was no association between cardiac issues and saturated fats.

The saturated fat-high cholesterol myth over the last few decades has resulted in many Americans eating and drinking more low and no fat foods and beverages. Yet, heart disease rates have continued to rise along with obesity.

Dr. Davis explains the cause of most heart attacks and coronary problems is atherosclerotic plaque from inflammation and calcium deposits, which can build up and rupture or clog the arteries. He and noted cardiologists Stephen Sinatra and Dwight Lundell have expressed the same viewpoint.

While there can be some cholesterol in the plaque, cholesterol itself is waxy and pliable. Cholesterol is important for brain matter, nerves and all other cellular structural components. Calcium deposits (calcification) in artery interiors are much worse components of plaque.

Calcium belongs in your bones and not in your arteries. Vitamin K2, magnesium, and vitamin D help transport calcium out of your blood and into your bones. Dr. Davis recommends avoiding cholesterol panels for heart health concerns and opting for a measure of coronary atherosclerotic plaque.

Use plain whole milk yogurts, unsweetened, and add healthy honey instead. Get away from processed foods of all types, eliminate hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, and decrease sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) intake while completely avoiding synthetic sugar substitutes.

Incorporate organic cold pressed olive oils, avacodo oil, coconut oil, and real butter into your diet. Eat lots of avocados while you’re at it. Very healthy. If you eat meat, use grass fed meats that are antibiotic and hormone injection free.


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My parents' heart attacks were due to atherosclerotic plaque from inflammation and calcium deposits, not saturated fats or cholesterol.... 

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Fast Food Facts 2013 -Measuring Progress in the Nutritional Quality and Marketing of Fast Food to Children and Teens

Fast Food Facts 2013 -Measuring Progress in the Nutritional Quality and Marketing of Fast Food to Children and Teens | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Fast food restaurants’ nutritional quality and marketing to children and teens has improved, but more work is needed.

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"The nutritional quality of fast-food meals, and how those meals are marketed to children and teens, has improved, but more work is needed."  

 

Actually, eating less -much less - of it is needed

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Age Is Just a Number, Not an Excuse -- Fitness Motivation Over 40

Workout Program Over 40 - http://tinyurl.com/Workout-Over40 So here is an inspirational video of old people that look amazing! They are all over 60, yet they...

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I can't beat them... so I'll join them!

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Body-Buildin.com's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:47 PM

A very inspirational video!

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How Can You Treat Depression Naturally? | eCellulitis

How Can You Treat Depression Naturally? | eCellulitis | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Depression, in its early phase, is a result of a long-lasting dissatisfaction with our personal, social, or professional aspects of life.

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We're eating less but still getting fatter

We're eating less but still getting fatter | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
While the recession has lead to people buying less food, the quality of the food has also dropped meaning more obese Britons as lazy lifestyles make the problem worse.

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And the true culprits are:  People spending less on fruit and vegetables and filling up on processed - read lots of junk - foods. 

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:46 AM

I'm going to admit to feeling a bit glib after realizing the Brits are facing the same issues we are.  Quick reality check and a moment later there's that sinking feeling that we're all in this together.  Food alone isn't the answer.

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Vitamins And Minerals That Fight Cancer

Vitamins And Minerals That Fight Cancer | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The argument continues about the usefulness of vitamins and mineral supplements to fight cancer. A lab test in Saudi Arabia weighs in on the benefits: In this study, a combination of vitamins and m...

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U.S. FDA moves to ban trans fats, citing health risks

U.S. FDA moves to ban trans fats, citing health risks | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fat in processed food, a move that was welcomed by public health advocates but which rattled vegetable oil markets and pushed prices down sharply.

 

The FDA said reducing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the American diet could prevent 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

 

If its proposal becomes final, the oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat, would be considered food additives and could not be used in food unless authorized.

 

 


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About time - actually way past time!

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Diabetic? Try One of These Healthy Eats: Flash

Diabetic? Try One of These Healthy Eats: Flash | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Ever wonder exactly what a diabetic needs to eat to stay healthy and feel good? (In case you guys didn’t know, today is World Diabetes Day.) So did I, so I chatted with my friend and colleague, Jill Weisenberger, MS,...

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Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees

Agroforestry: The Art of Farming With Trees | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry techniques to create more varied productive, profitable, healthy, and sustainable approaches to land use.

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Looks like an interesting, and hopefully profitable way to strike a balance between conservation and production.

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Blackberry juice stops pathogen growth

Blackberry juice stops pathogen growth | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

6 November 2013, Beverage Daily, Joe Whitworth -- "Diluted blackberry juice can be used as a natural antimicrobial to prevent the growth of foodborne pathogens. ..."


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The Ultimate Lean and Healthy Shopping List

The Ultimate Lean and Healthy Shopping List | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what you should be eating to achieve a lean, strong and healthy body? Which foods help to best burn fat?  Which foods provide the most nutrition?  Which foods lead to improve...
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A very comprehensive list, that makes it easy to whittle it down to what's available in your favorite neighborhood food stores or markets.

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Producing food sustainably - Sustainable food production, facts and figures

Producing food sustainably - Sustainable food production, facts and figures | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in food production since the mid-twentieth century. Global agriculture has grown 2.5-3 times over the last 50 years.

 

This has let food production keep pace with human population growth so that, overall, there are enough calories produced per capita. However, progress toward reducing hunger is variable across the world...

 

Hunger and malnutrition affect every aspect of human development and persist for various reasons including unequal access to land, to sufficient and nutritious food, and to other productive resources.

 

Adequate food production is necessary but insufficient to ensure national nutritional security. In India, for example, millions of households suffer from chronic undernourishment and malnutrition despite the fact that favourable years produce more than enough grain, and there is a public distribution system designed to supply poor households with subsidised grain.

 

Agricultural production needs to increase to address this unequal access to food and resources, and to meet the needs of a growing world population. It may need to increase by an estimated 70 per cent globally and by 100 per cent in developing countries by 2050 in order to keep pace with population growth and shifting diets.

 

Reformed agrifood systems will also need to navigate complex resource limits imposed, in part, by environmental degradation to which modern agriculture has contributed.

 

So the challenge for agriculture is three-fold: to increase agricultural production, especially of nutrient-rich foods, to do so in ways which reduce inequality, and to reverse and prevent resource degradation.

S&T can play a vital role in meeting these challenges - for example, by developing innovations that smallholders with limited resources can afford and use...


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Sweden's new national dietary recommendations: Low-carb, low-glycemic foods

Sweden's new national dietary recommendations: Low-carb, low-glycemic foods | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Sweden has become the first western nation to recommend a lower-carbohydrate higher-fat, diet as part of an effort to reduce the national prevalence of obesity

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And the prevalence of obesity is nothing like what we have here in the US! Congratulations are due to those common sense Swedes!

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Food companies fear even one state GMO label law - CBS News

Food companies fear even one state GMO label law - CBS News | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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It's not the first time there's been a public push to require food companies to label products if they contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:54 PM

We'll know by the end of the day how Washington state will treat GMO labeling.  This should give us a pulse of the nation which seems to unanimously want labeling, or at least can't figure our why not?

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Men Suffer Eating Disorders Silently: Nearly 1 In 5 Boys Obsessive About Weight

Men Suffer Eating Disorders Silently: Nearly 1 In 5 Boys Obsessive About Weight | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Nearly one in five American adolescent boys reports "high concern" about weight and appearance, a new study shows.
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Real men are batmen? So says this article. Since when? What's real about a cartoon character?

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psu2a9's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:32 PM

one of the best articles i have read in a while, showing the statistics of boys who are concerned with there image and their idea of the 'perfect' body

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Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others?

Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Sodium is a necessary nutrient, but most people overdo it on salt. The daily recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day (less if you suffer from high blood pressure). Given our love of the kitchen staple, it’s not surprising that more and more salt choices are appearing on store shelves. Besides standbys like table salt and kosher salt, you may have come across fancier options like pink Hawaiian or fleur de sel. But no matter which salt you choose, it’s best to keep the portions in check. Here’s how several salts differ in sodium content, flavor and culinary uses.


Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2013/11/03/are-some-salts-healthier-than-others/?oc=linkback


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An interesting comaprison, especially if you are into gourmet salts.

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World Food Prize panel serves up ideas to end global hunger

World Food Prize panel serves up ideas to end global hunger | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Julie Borlaug says her grandfather would want “less rhetoric and more action” in efforts to end world hunger, during a panel discussion at the World Food Prize symposium in downtown Des Moines.

 

Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Prize winner whose plant research is credited with saving millions of lives, would like us “to diversify … who we reach out to,” said Julie Borlaug, who works at the institute for international agriculture at Texas A&M named for her grandfather...


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More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop

More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

The number of scientists who have signed onto a statement challenging the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has climbed to more than 230 today.

 

The list is expected to continue growing as more scientists are given the opportunity to weigh in on the safety of the organisms, which were quietly introduced into the US food supply in the late 1990s with no labeling requirement.

 

One new signature on the list in particular stands out: Dr. Belinda Martineau, a former member of the Michelmore Lab at the University of California Davis Genome Center, who helped commercialize the world’s first GMO whole food, the Flavr Savr tomato.

 

Dr. Martineau issued a statement along with her signature:

 

"I wholeheartedly support this thorough, thoughtful and professional statement describing the lack of scientific consensus on the safety of genetically engineered (GM/GE) crops and other GM/GE organisms (also referred to as GMOs). Society's debate over how best to utilize the powerful technology of genetic engineering is clearly not over. For its supporters to assume it is, is little more than wishful thinking.”


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It it's true that from the hundreds of GM crops already approved for human and animal consumption somewhere in the world only few have been thoroughly safety tested, we are in a much worse shape than what I've thought.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:51 AM

How many scientists does it take to show that the science on a new technology isn't settled, that we don't know whether we should be using it or not. 

 

Government officials who support unlabeled and untested GMOs in our foods better find a different occupation. They aren't worthy to hold a job that gives them responsibility for public health!

WalkerKyleForrest's comment, November 8, 2013 9:15 AM
The fact that a couple hundred scientist discovered there is a toxin in the GMO food that destroys red blood cells is terrifying. With that in mind i really am not for GMOS. Maybe if they were developed not to harm us and they could work out the crinkles that would be more ideal to me. KYLE.C