There have been hundreds of food product recalls in the last few years for everything from tomatoes to peanuts. But consumers don’t always heed the news. According to a survey released by Rutgers University in New Jersey, only 60 percent of Americans check for recalled foods in their home.
William Hallman, professor of human ecology and lead researcher, said he hopes to get more consumers not only to pay attention to the recalls, but to take active steps to rid the products from their homes. Currently, Hallman said only about 25 percent of those surveyed threw out food after hearing about a recall.
When you’re all achy and stuffy with a cold, take your mom’s advice: Sip some soothing, hot chicken soup. A recent online report indicates that chicken soup may help battle a cold in multiple ways.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural miracle worker. It works as a digestive aid, pain reliever and will help relax restless legs. Now add to your list its work as a weight-loss agent.
For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been a prized folk remedy for weight loss woes. Historical facts point out that even ancient Egyptians used vinegar to lose weight. And in his book Folk Medicine, D.C Jarvis, M.D., indicated that taking 2 teaspoons of the vinegar mixed in water at every meal provides a gradual but permanent weight loss. A Japanese study proves it works.
The combination of essential vitamins and minerals contained in multivitamins may mirror healthier dietary patterns such as fruit and vegetable intake resulting in a modest decrease in cancer risk for those who take them.
When motion sickness hits you, it can literally knock you off your feet. Some signs and symptoms associated with this condition include nausea, cold sweats, vomiting, dizziness, headache and fatigue.
But you can fight back. To help relieve your queasy feelings while traveling in a car, plane or boat, try a tonic made with ginger and honey mixed with your choice of liquid. There are some products with a ginger supplement available in the form of a powder or extract that easily dissolve in sparkling soda, water or hot tea. It is also available as a capsule or tablet.
Michelle Dunaj made one last trip before she enters hospice on Oct. 17. The Michigan native who is facing death as a result of leukemia flew to Hawaii. But the Transportation Security Administration put a damper on the vacation.
Americans are nutritionally starved. As I told you last week, they are suffering from full-belly starvation.
A study of the accompanying chart shows clearly that the standard American diet (the lowest numbers) has very low nutrient density. Another very important point is that the low nutrient-density foods are the highest in calories.
On Monday, health officials throughout the United States were working to identify victims of a rare form of meningitis spread to unsuspecting patients throughout the Nation by contaminated steroid injections.
It is well-known that tanning beds have been linked to melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. But now, a new study finds that indoor tanning can also lead to other types of skin cancers.
America has a big problem. A new study suggests that the number of people in the Nation that are 100 pounds or more overweight is growing rapidly, and much faster than the number of people who are described as being only moderately overweight.