Healthy Blueberry Cobbler

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler is a decadent dessert that’s vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and full of flavor. Requiring just 10 minutes of prep time, this is a must-try dish that you’re guaranteed to love! A perfectly delicious healthy dessert If you’ve been looking for a treat so indulgent that it feels like a luxurious dessert, this is it….
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Melatonin For Better Sleep?

This post was originally published on this siteIf you have trouble falling asleep, consider melatonin. This hormone found in the pineal gland of the brain regulates our biological clock. Its secretion is stimulated by the onset of darkness, which initiates our normal sleep cycle. Using melatonin as a sleep aid causes an increase in quality […]

Too Much Salt: Bad For The Immune System

This post was originally published on this siteA recent German study found that people who consumed their normal diet plus an additional six grams of salt per day showed pronounced immune system deficiencies. Six grams is about the amount of salt found in two fast food meals, according to researchers at the University of Bonn. […]

A Daily Bath Could Be Heart Healthy

This post was originally published on this siteAfter asking 61,000 adults between the ages of 45 and 59 to provide details about their bathing habits, exercise, diet, alcohol consumption, weight, sleeping habits, medical history and medications they were taking, researchers tracked them for almost 20 years. The investigators then followed each participant until death or […]

Tofu Cuts Heart Disease Risk

This post was originally published on this siteSignificant heart health benefits were associated with tofu consumption in three studies, especially among younger women and postmenopausal women who weren’t on hormone replacement therapy. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital reached this conclusion after analyzing data from more than 200,000 people who took […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty-One

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty-Two

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, M.D., and Dr. George Tetz

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today I have the opportunity to speak with Dr. George Tetz. His name may sound familiar to many of you as I have interviewed him in the past with regards to […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty-Three

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty-Four

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

Coronavirus Conversations – Day Twenty-Five

This post was originally published on this siteDavid Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Join me on Facebook, for our daily Coronavirus Community Conversation. I’ll share some of the latest news and science, answer your questions, and offer a forum where we can connect in […]

How to Fry Eggs (and Scramble) in EVOO

This post was originally published on this siteYou may know how to fry eggs in butter. But cooking eggs in olive oil gives better results! The fried eggs have perfectly crisp edges, and scrambled eggs have a silky smooth texture. Plus, you’ll also get the health benefits of olive oil. So, it’s a win-win for […]

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Testing

This post was originally published on this siteMultiple times a day, even multiple times an hour, we’re hearing new information about COVID-19. Some of the most common questions I’ve received have to do with testing.  We had […]

Matcha Cookie Dough Cups

Peanut butter cups like you’ve never seen! Creamy dairy-free matcha white chocolate filled with PB chocolate chip cookie dough. Vegan with paleo option!
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What is C Diff

This post was originally published on this siteMy husband was telling me a C Diff story recently. I realized how common of a term it is to me, but it might not be for everyone. Up for today is a conversation around what is C Diff? What is C Diff Click HERE to save this […]

CNN: Singer Duffy Says She Was Drugged, Taken to Another Country and Raped

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time, singer Duffy has opened up with details about a four-week ordeal during which she was drugged in her own home, raped, and taken to a foreign country. The terrifying experience led to her retreating from the spotlight after releasing her second album in 2010. […]

Join Our FREE 30-Day Health Challenge!

This post was originally published on this siteEach day we’ll send you an activity or challenge to keep you healthy and happy in mind, body and soul. Then share your progress online by tagging @GersonInstitute #gerson30 The post Join Our FREE 30-Day Health Challenge! appeared first on Gerson Institute.

5 Reasons COVID-19 Will Impact the Fight to End Extreme Poverty

Why Global Citizen Should Care
The United Nations’ Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty by ensuring everyone has the tools to reach their full potential. Disease outbreaks like COVID-19 coronavirus create a new set of issues to address to protect the world’s most vulnerable people. You can join us and take action on this issue here. 
The extent and severity to which the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will impact the fight to end extreme poverty is still unknown, but it is expected that the crisis will devastate the world’s most vulnerable people.  
The virus is already disproportionately impacting the poor in wealthy countries, where the most known cases are concentrated. Experts are urging the world to prepare to lend extra support to low-income countries to address the pandemic. 
COVID-19 cases are more likely to go undetected or to be under-detected in developing countries that have fewer resources available to tackle a pandemic. Countries with large poor populations including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan have confirmed few cases, but have been slow to respond to the threat, according to NPR.

Smaller developing countries where health care systems are weak rely on support from the international community and cannot combat the virus alone. The United States pledged additional foreign aid to help at-risk countries address COVID-19, but put a hold on sending them supplies on April 1, raising concerns.
Dr. Natalia Linos, executive director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, said the world needs to have a social conversation around how COVID-19 impacts inequality and poverty. If not, it will be challenging to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals by 2030. 
“Unless governments do something explicitly to focus on the poor, we would be silly to think that that wouldn’t impact achieving goal one — solidarity and global commitment to fight poverty — which I think already is going to require a lot,” Linos told Global Citizen. “Now there’s this additional challenge.”
“For high income and middle-income countries, where the health care systems are strong enough, then you need explicit pro-poor policies,” she added.
Linos points out five ways that poverty and COVID-19 intersect as the world celebrates World Health Day on Tuesday.
1. Lower-income people are more at risk of disease.
 
“What we know from many diseases, not just this one, is that poverty increases your risk of exposure,” Linos said.
Preventative care and health education are less accessible to low-income people who are more likely to have pre-existing conditions, catch COVID-19, and die from it. People living in poverty are also more likely to hold insecure jobs and cannot afford to stay home sick from work.
Countries are enforcing lockdowns to promote social distancing and contain the virus, but such precautions are more challenging in developing countries, like India, with crowded cities and slums. People living in small, confined spaces with multiple people are not able to isolate themselves as easily to help contain the virus. 
“If you’re telling people who live in slums that they need to wash their hands, but you don’t have running water — they don’t have soap — then you’re really not doing something,” Linos said. “The response isn’t poverty sensitive. It’s not understanding what the limitations are.”

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Coronavirus: Australia Develops Immunity Test and Begins Pre-Clinical Vaccine Trials

Why Global Citizens Should Care
Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 3 for good health and well-being for all. Join the movement and take action on this issue and more here.

Australia has made major strides this week in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers from Melbourne’s Monash University and Victoria’s Alfred Health announced Monday they had produced a test that can tell whether individuals are immune to coronavirus and whether or not they are currently infectious despite recovering or showing no symptoms.
The test can also tell whether someone is likely to develop the disease and the severity of the virus should they be infected. 

The breakthrough test — which involves a patient blood sample — is similar to that of influenza or allergy testing, and works by examining the immune system cells that create antibodies to fight off viruses.
“It is important that we now move from needing a test that simply tells whether someone is infected — which is the priority now — to needing a test that can determine who is infectious, who is immune, who is going to get a serious case of the disease and who will only develop a mild case of upper airway infection,” said lead researcher Associate Professor Menno van Zelm, according to SBS. 
Cell samples will arrive next week from across Melbourne and hard-hit coronavirus hubs in Italy, China and New York. 
The test is anticipated to be ready for widespread use in the coming months. 
Well done @MonashUni and @AlfredHealth for creating an immunity test for #covid19 – another example of ground breaking work undertaken by Victoria’s world class medical researchers https://t.co/VbpVN8SRir— InvestVictoria (@InvestVictoria) April 6, 2020

Last week, Australia made another key breakthrough.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Csiro), Australia’s national science agency, began the initial stage of pre-clinical testing for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The first phase of testing — which will take around three months — will examine the ideal method of vaccine administration, whether that be an injection or nasal spray. 
A human trial of one of the two vaccine candidates currently being tested is expected to begin as soon as late April or early May. 
“We’re still sticking to the optimistic 18 months for delivery of a vaccine to the general consumers,” Csiro director of health Rob Grenfell told Reuters, before adding that the pace the scientists were working at was “remarkable.” 
Csiro joins facilities like Moderna Inc and companies like Johnson & Johnson in leading coronavirus vaccine research.

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