04 Aug Nutrition News Aug. 2017 – Week 1
My name is Felicia Irons and I am the Social Media Director here at V.E. Irons, Inc. I’m excited to bring you a new blog series, featuring a weekly roundup of our top performing Facebook posts for your educational and reading pleasure which has been carefully curated from around the web. We realize that not everyone has the time or desire to hop on Facebook each day, so this is a great alternative for those who like their Health and Nutrition News in a quick and easy to read format. I’m calling it your “Weekly Health & Nutrition News Roundup“, by V.E. Irons, Inc. Like the sound of that? Thanks! 😉 Let’s get started!
What can I say? This weeks health and nutrition news has been nothing short of ‘interesting’. From people using fish antibiotics because they can’t afford their own, to new research suggesting ‘remarkable and major breakthroughs‘ in finding natural methods to boost the immune system in the form of fasting. Really?! If you’re familiar with V.E. Irons, then you know that we’ve been in the business of dietary fasting and cleansing through the use of our amazing VITRATOX 7-Day Cleanse for over 70 years! If not all that familiar, then we welcome you to join us as we strive to educate you, the consumer, on all matters of nutrition and health. In no apparent order, here are this week’s top 10 posts. Just click on the title to view the article.
From Science Alert: The thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a sweet tooth may turn that smile into a frown – but not for the reasons you think.In a new study, published in Scientific Reports, my colleagues and I found a link between a diet high in sugar and common mental disorders.
From My Science Academy: In this article, author ANIKA KNüPPEL, discusses how “A new study suggests that starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. The researchers said their discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. Elderly people, too, are said to benefit greatly from the study.”
From PaleoHacks: It’s ironic that some of the most beneficial nutrients are found in the parts of food we tend to throw out — especially lemon peels. The peels are where all of the lemon oil is concentrated, and citrus peels have been shown to have more antioxidant vitamins and minerals, and may even have more health benefits than lemons themselves (1).
From Motherboard: Amazon reviews can be enlightening and entertaining, and sometimes—as author Rachel Sharp revealed on Twitter this weekend—concerning. On Sunday, Sharp tweeted some reviews left on Amazon listings for antibiotics intended for pet fish, and they revealed something disturbing: People are buying these antibiotics to take themselves.
From Harvard Health: Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison studied four wrist-worn activity trackers — Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge, and Mio Fuse — to determine the accuracy of their heart rate monitoring in 40 healthy women and men ages 30 to 65. The researchers fitted each participant with four trackers—two on each wrist. Using the trackers as well as an ECG machine, the researchers measured the wearers’ heart rates at one-minute intervals for 10 minutes while they were sitting. They then repeated the measurements while the participants walked on a treadmill for 10 minutes.
From Rodale’s Organic Life: When the heat brings an end to the harvest of lettuce, peas, and many other cool-weather crops, it’s time to compost the sun-scorched remains of those spring edibles to open up garden space for the next round of vegetables.
From Wise Mind and Healthy Body: You need drastic, major lifestyle changes to prevent and/or beat cancer. Sounds difficult, but if you know what to cut out first, it’s actually pretty easy.
From Wellness Mama: Vitamin C is touted as an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream. It’s a natural skin care ingredient that is often found in high-end beauty regimes, and Vitamin C serums, creams and lotions are popping up everywhere. Many of these products also cost an arm and a leg. Thankfully, there is a natural, homemade and inexpensive alternative that seems to work just as well!
Tip: Try crushing up some of our #57 Natural Source Vitamin C and using it for this all-natural facial serum and let us know what you think!
From Kitch: From make-ahead egg bakes and vegan chickpea pitas, to smoothies and a salad made for the morning, here are 10 veggie-packed breakfasts to add to your meal plan.
From Curiosity.com: Anyone who ever got stood up for a date and soothed themselves by eating a whole basket of breadsticks knows how bad a food coma can be. But why does eating make you so sleepy? It’s not exactly a HIIT cardio routine. It’s all about the chemicals — and not just the ones in your pasta alfredo.
There you go, folks! What do you think? Do you like our new Health and Nutrition News series? If so, please feel free to share this blog with your friends and family via email or Facebook, so they too can stay up to date on the very latest news from around the web.
Felicia Irons, V.E. Irons, Inc.