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Health & Nutrition. A Healthful Dose of Bacteria — Yogurt Is the Best Probiotic Source, but Clients Do Have Other Options. October 2011 Issue A Healthful Dose of Bacteria — Yogurt Is the Best Probiotic Source, but Clients Do Have Other Options By Lindsey Getz Today’s Dietitian Vol. 13 No. 10 P. 46 There’s a good chance most of your clients have heard of probiotics.

A Healthful Dose of Bacteria — Yogurt Is the Best Probiotic Source, but Clients Do Have Other Options

And because of television commercials, print ads, and other media sources, they probably associate these “good” or “friendly” bacteria with yogurt. That’s not a bad thing since yogurt is a great addition to any healthful diet and one of the best sources for probiotics. But it’s not the only source. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines probiotics as live microorganisms—usually bacteria, but they also can include microbes such as yeast—that people can ingest to increase the population of desirable bacteria in the gut.

Probiotic Sources Yogurt is by far the most commonly known and widely available probiotic food in the United States. Ayurveda, Genomics and Big Data: Future of Predictive Medicine. So this other day, the very insightful Sramana Mitra asked me to answer this question on Quora.

Ayurveda, Genomics and Big Data: Future of Predictive Medicine

I will reproduce that answer here verbatim for greater visibility! I'd attribute the lack of product entrepreneurship to the culture that schooling has imparted to the current generation Indians. Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk: on education really struck a chord in me and probably many other Indians who were educated similarly. The school expected you to do THE RIGHT THING (TM) almost as if there is one such thing. Faculty Candidate Talk: Transforming Healthcare through Big Data Analytics: The Role of Natural Language Processing.

Palmer Commons, Fourth Floor, Great Lakes room VG Vinod Vydiswaran, PhD, is a Research Fellow and Research Investigator at the School of Information.

Faculty Candidate Talk: Transforming Healthcare through Big Data Analytics: The Role of Natural Language Processing

His primary research interests are information trustworthiness, large-scale text retrieval and analysis, and natural language processing. Below is an abstract of his talk. Actionable medical knowledge is often hidden in plain, unstructured text formats that are difficult for health systems to comprehend. Converting such textual data to knowledge is a critical step in transforming healthcare infrastructures into self-learning systems. The Kitchari Cleanse: An Ancient Detox Diet : Savvy Tokyo. Kitchari (kitch-ah-ree), a comfort food originating from India, is made with a lentils or “dal” (typically mung beans) combined with basmati rice, spices, various vegetables, lime and cilantro leaves.

The Kitchari Cleanse: An Ancient Detox Diet : Savvy Tokyo

The word “kitchari” actually means mess, referring to the porridge type nature of the dish. It is a warm, delicious and satisfying dish, but beyond taste it is packed with protein and nutrition that can sufficiently nourish your body for long periods of time. India’s ancient Ayurveda is the oldest known medical practice in the world. The kitchari cleanse is an Ayurvedic home remedy or mono-diet for detoxifying the digestive system. A mono-diet is defined as a limited diversity in food consumed for a number of days. Day 1 After a delightful two-hour yoga practice, I rush home to make my first pot of kitchari. School of Biological Sciences - Research - Division of Agricultural and Food and Nutritional Science. The Science of the Endocannabinoid System: How THC Affects the Brain and the Body. After several decades of research, scientists studying the effects of marijuana made several important discoveries.

The Science of the Endocannabinoid System: How THC Affects the Brain and the Body

Not only did they identify the active ingredient in marijuana, they also discovered where and how it works in the brain—via a new system they called the endocannabinoid (EC) system. The EC system—named after the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa and its active ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—is a unique communications system in the brain and body that affects many important functions, including how a person feels, moves, and reacts. The natural chemicals produced by the body that interact within the EC system are called cannabinoids, and like THC, they interact with receptors to regulate these important body functions. So what makes the EC system unique and how does THC’s impact on this system affect a person’s memory, risk for accidents, and even addiction? Can Tech Innovation Help End Cancer? Christopher Hansen, Pres., American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network By Christopher W.

Can Tech Innovation Help End Cancer?

Graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/health/Topol. The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol. The Future of Medicine. Eric Topol, MD, has written a book about the convergence of the digital revolution and medicine.

The Future of Medicine

It is full of fascinating information and prognostication, but I wish he had given it a better title. He called it The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. Medicine will not and cannot be “destroyed.” It will be improved and transformed, perhaps, but not destroyed. And any new developments will have to be evaluated for safety and effectiveness by the good old time-tested methods of science. Subscribe to the Society. Why Fatty Almonds Are the Ultimate Healthy Snack. By Dr.

Why Fatty Almonds Are the Ultimate Healthy Snack

K.J. McLaughlin Almonds are a tree nut grown throughout many parts of the world. These nuts are extremely nutritious and contain high amounts of protein, fiber, and healthy fat. Almonds also contain generous concentrations of B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and high amounts of beneficial antioxidants. Now, although almonds are approximately 72% fat by weight—a one-cup serving of whole almonds contains approximately 800 calories, with almost 600 of those calories being fat—the fat that almonds contain is considered to be quite healthy. The fat breakdown of almonds (one cup of whole almonds) is as follows:Saturated fat: 5.3 gramsMonounsaturated fat: 44 gramsPolyunsaturated fat: 17 gramsTrans fat: 0Total Omega 3: 8.6 milligramsTotal Omega 6: 17.3 grams Although almonds are high in fat content, it is mostly of the monounsaturated omega-9 variety.

Why Fatty Almonds Are the Ultimate Healthy Snack.