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7 Unexpected Benefits of Beer That You Should Always Consider ... →… I must tell you that there are quite a few unexpected benefits of beer that you should consider because this beverage isn’t just “a crowd pleaser for all tastes and seasons”; your favorite beer might be healthier than you think. I must admit that it does have a high calorie content, ranging from 100 calories in light beers to even 220 calories per serving. That’s why it’s best to drink it with moderation, so you’ll avoid that unwanted beer belly. So, here are a few pretty amazing benefits of beer that will turn it into one of your favorite beverages: 1. It’s Rich in B Vitamins One of the most unexpected health benefits of beer that will give you a good reason to drink it is the fact that it’s extremely rich in B vitamins. Read also: This is Why Beer is Actually Good for You ... <ol><li><b>7 Unexpected Benefits of Beer That You Should Always Consider ... 2.

This was quite a big surprise for me too, but apparently beer will help your kidneys stay healthy. 3. Beer really is high in fiber. 4. Unfiltered beer: would you drink a cloudy pint? Ask most real ale drinkers, particularly northern ones, what the perfect pint should look like and you will get a clear answer – literally. Said pint should be transparent, sparkling, a crystal-clear beer topped with a tight white head as smooth as virgin snow on a bowling green. I'm getting thirsty just typing that. Yet drinkers at this weekend's Spring Haze festival (free, 23-26 May) would scoff at such tradition. Held at the Gun pub in Docklands, London, SHF will showcase 30 "natural and unfined beers" from cutting-edge breweries such as Kernel and Brew By Numbers.

Far from clear, these beers are opaque on a spectrum from hazy to weak, milky tea. On the continent, none of this would be an issue. However, for drinkers who grew up believing that cloudy beer was suspect – badly kept, too warm or the dog-end of the barrel that was going to make you sick – the idea of drinking soupy ale is proving divisive. So why is it becoming such a "thing"? Me? Revolution Pig - WHO Response: A Plea For Science. WHO Response: A Plea For Science Introduction So I’ve been building these pig forts. I’m making them out of saplings in the hedgerows. They’re cheap to build and the pigs seem to like them.

It’s a lot of work but winter is coming and the herd is growing. This actually turned out to be a pretty good article. I don’t get much into the difference between pasture raised meats and industrial meats in this article because the WHO report painted all meat with a broad brush and so I’m just talking about meat in general. One more note. Junk “Science” If economics is the dismal science then nutrition is the abysmal science. Last week’s report from the World Health Organization is generating headlines around the world. Peer review is one of the bedrock principles of modern science. Twenty two “scientists” spent untold amounts of money to fly into Lyon, stay at a fancy hotel, wining and dining themselves while they googled old studies. Observational studies are designed to generate hypotheses. Three Ways To Stop Salami From Murdering Your Very Soul. Three Ways To Stop Salami From Murdering Your Very Soul By now, the entire internet is furiously discussing the announcement by the IARC that processed meat raises the risk of colorectal cancer, and that red meat … well, ‘might’.

The outrage and surprise is silly, because pretty much the same evidence appears in the WCRF Food and Cancer Report in 1997. (Huge PDF warning!) Oh, and a similar body of experts and serious people said essentially the same thing in 2007. And there was quite a good meta-analysis published in 2011 which said essentially the same thing.

The evidence behind all four of these statements has been established and argued about and re-established for many years. If you pay even cursory attention to public health literature, this is very well trodden ground. That doesn’t mean that the relationship between meat and colorectal cancer is a settled question. So, everyone has lined up to have them. Vegans, naturally, are delighted. (I’m not linking to this snide gibberish. Ed Yong. Companies ‘hide’ HPP due to consumer fears. “Right now almost all companies that HPP their products do not advertise this process,” said Gerald Ludwick, CEO, All Natural Freshness in Michigan.

“They hide the fact that they HPP the product for fear of consumer backlash for fear of understanding.” HPP is a technique which kills microorganisms and enzymes using extremely high pressure. Machines surround food with cold water and pressurize it for about 15 minutes at forces up to 87,000 lbs per square inch. The process kills yeast, mold and bacteria, preserving food for longer. HPP’s advocates claim the technique keeps products stable without losing taste or nutrition associated with traditional sterilization methods. The technique can “double or triple the existing shelf life” added Ludwick. Consumers “throw away” HPP meat Ludwick believes the extra shelf life of pressure-processed foods could differentiate brands in a fierce market, but consumers need more education on how it affects products. Making rare hamburgers “safe” Breast cancer to rise 50 percent by 2030? Hey, not so fast! The following is a guest blog post from Kathlyn Stone, who is an Associate Editor for

That means she’s the one who wakes up every morning and finds the news stories that are eligible for review by our team of reviewers. We recently saw many headlines claiming that the incidence of breast cancer in the United States would rise 50 percent over the next 15 years. The major stories all hit within 24 hours after National Cancer Institute researchers released their study at the American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting.

The 600-some word news release, headlined “U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Expected to Increase by as Much as 50 Percent by 2030,” explained that the projection was based on national surveillance data, census bureau data and mathematical models. However, the projections are based on the continuance of intense screening through mammography, which, the researchers noted, has “been well-accepted in the United States.” New study says 30 minutes of exercise a day is not enough. You should double or quadruple that. (iStock) If you're among of the millions of Americans who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the idea that you're doing all you can for your heart, you're in for some disappointing news.

A new analysis published Monday in the journal Circulation finds that that amount of activity may not be good enough. For the paper, researchers reviewed 12 studies involving 370,460 men and women with varying levels of physical activity. Over a mean follow-up time of 15 years, this group experienced 20,203 heart failure events. Each of the participants self-reported their daily activities, allowing the team to estimate the amount of exercise they were doing. [Scientists: Why running makes you so happy] They found that those following the 30-minutes-a-day guidelines issued by the American Heart Association had “modest reductions” in heart failure risk compared to those who did not work out at all.

Jarett D. This post has been updated. Researchers create self-propelled powder to stop bleeding. UBC researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care. "Bleeding is the number one killer of young people, and maternal death from postpartum hemorrhage can be as high as one in 50 births in low resource settings so these are extreme problems," explains Christian Kastrup, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. Traditional methods of halting severe bleeding are not very effective when the blood loss originates inside the body like the uterus, sinus or abdomen.

"People have developed hundreds of agents that can clot blood but the issue is that it's hard to push these therapies against severe blood flow, especially far enough upstream to reach the leaking vessels. Error loading skin: Error loading file. Calcium Not as Great for Bones as Once Thought. Calcium has long been touted as a bone-boosting mineral, but the latest evidence confims that consuming more of it may not have the effects experts once thought, according to two new reports from New Zealand.

The reports, both published today (Sept. 29) in the journal BMJ, looked at the effects of calcium intake on bone density and risk of fracture in adults over age 50. In the first report, researchers analyzed the results of 59 previous randomized controlled trials of calcium involving more than 12,000 people. The investigators found that increasing calcium intake — either through diet or by taking supplements — increased people's bone-mineral density by up to 2 percent.

However, the researchers concluded that this increase was not enough to meaningfully reduce a person's risk of fracture. [9 Healthy Habits You Can Do in 1 Minute (Or Less)] These are not the first studies to suggest that consuming extra calcium may not improve bone health. A 2013 report from the U.S. Did the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affect dietary intake of low-income individuals?

A Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, United Statesb Department of Economics Hunter College, CUNY, United Statesc National Center for Health Statistics, United States Received 19 March 2015, Revised 7 August 2015, Accepted 24 August 2015, Available online 29 August 2015 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2015.08.006 Get rights and content Highlights The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

SNAP benefit increases were not associated with overall changes in diet quality for the full sample of those eligible for the program. Among those eligible for SNAP with a high school or lower education, diet quality declined among some who already had poor diet quality. Abstract Keywords Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program; Diet quality. There have been reports of extraordinary life spans in some individuals, notably in inhabitants of the island of Sardinia where, it is believed, a larger proportion of men than anywhere else in the world survive to 100-plus.

According to recent studies, Sardinia is the best place for grandfather! Our Guinness Record is to have more then 135 ultra-centenarian per million inhabitants and this is an underestimation. There, surprisingly, the men and women longevity ratio is 1:1 while all over the world it's 1:7. The great strength of this beautiful island is the almost pollution free environment and the natural food for a balanced diet. In the village of Tiana in the Sardinian mountains Antonio Todde celebrated his 112th birthday on January 22 this year. Antonio is a shepherd living high in the mountains, where he has welcomed hundreds of pilgrims wishing to congratulate him on his extraordinary longevity.

Everything here lasts. " Dr. Dr. "You mean he has the arteries of a 50-year-old? " Doctor's Review | The long and short of bimodal sleep. Our not-so-distant ancestors had no trouble getting to sleep at night. In fact, they did it more than once. "Bimodal sleep," as it's called now, may have been their answer to not only sweet dreams, but to a deeper overall sense of peace. How did we sleep before we began to sleep the way most of us do today? What can we learn from sleeps past? Sleep historian Roger Ekrich knew he was onto something when he started keeping track of references to "two sleeps" in old books, diaries, medical papers and hundreds of other documents, including the Bible.

First or "deep" or "dead" sleep, as it was sometimes called, often seems to have taken place shortly after sunset, or at least before 10 in the evening. Ekrich was struck by the ordinariness of the mention of first and second sleeps, as though it were a practice so commonplace as to be truly unworthy of explanation. One thing was clear: the absolute darkness and silence of the hour made it a perfect time for prayer. Loss of wathfullness. My Natural Sweeteners of Choice. In the past, I’ve railed against agave nectar, truvia and splenda. I’ve even dogged on natural sweeteners because — let’s face it — on a metabolic level too much sugar is bad for you. “I get it. I really do. But I still want to know which natural sweeteners you use. What do you think about maple syrup? Or raw honey? How about stevia?” What is A Natural Sweetener? This may seem obvious, but as more and more dubious products hit the market claiming to be “natural” sweeteners, I think it’s time to set the record straight.

Agave Nectar? Are you starting to get the idea? Stevia Stevia is an herb that tastes sweet on the tongue without any actual sugar molecules to send your metabolism into a tailspin. That said, the green-leaf stevia is a plant that I have actually grown on my own patio. (Where to buy stevia.) Coconut Sugar and/or Sucanat/Muscovado I use these in baked goods or other recipes that call for granulated sugar. (Where to buy coconut palm sugar.) Raw Honey Maple Syrup Sorghum Syrup. CBD Oil — That’s All You Need, Right?

Since Governor Nixon signed Missouri’s House Bill 2238 a few weeks ago, many people have been asking questions about the first law to allow cannabis in our state since WWII. Suddenly, soccer moms everywhere are hearing about this amazing new substance from the marijuana plant that saves the lives of toddlers and doesn’t get anyone “high.” Seemingly, there is a way for legalization’s opponents to address all of this marijuana business in one fell swoop without anyone putting smoke in their lungs or falling into a senseless fit of horrid, cannabis-induced giggles. It’s easy to understand getting swept up in the bright lights of cannabis once you see them. A moment of crystallization occurs when someone really understands for the first time that cannabis saves lives, and the possibility of a plant-based panacea suddenly seems real.

But cannabis is not everything you want it to be. What I mean is that we are still learning. But CBD isn’t just good for seizures. Not exactly. Dr. Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids. Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic component of cannabis, attenuates vomiting and nausea-like behaviour via indirect agonism of 5-HT(1A) somatodendrit...

Cannabidiol (CBD): Fighting Inflammation & Cancers. Cannabis contains at least 60 known chemicals called cannabinoids, which activate naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main component responsible for the psychoactive effects, or “high,” cannabis is known for. While THC is known to have some medicinal value, there has been recent investigation into a new cannabinoid that is rumored to have more medicinal benefits than any single pharmaceutical drug on the market. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? This cannabinoid is known as Cannabidiol (CBD), and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. Research done by G.W. While it was originally believed that THC is a breakdown product of CBD, it is now known that both THC and CBD are actually metabolites of their decarboxylated acidic forms, THCa and CBDa.

Cannabidiol is even known to counteract some of the effects of THC like the “munchies.” There is one exception to the theory that CBD suppresses appetite, but it is a blessing as well. Treatment of rectal cancer by stage. Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Cannabis and Cannabinoids. What's new in colorectal cancer research and treatment? Clinical trials for colorectal cancer.