Are You Eating Enough Vegetables a Day?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Only nine percent of Americans are meeting their daily recommended consumption of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This May, National Salad Month, make an extra effort to get your greens and meet the 2016 USDA Dietary Guidelines, which recommend that you consume between two and three cups of vegetables per day.
While this may sound like an impossible feat, it’s easy enough to accomplish with one simple dish, a salad. Not only can you make a dent in your daily consumption of vegetables, but you can also work your way towards achieving some of the other USDA Dietary Guidelines recommendations.
Here’s how:
* Add meats such as steak or chicken and nuts such as pecans, walnuts and almonds to get a protein boost. It is recommended that an adult get anywhere from five to six-and-a-half ounces of lean and varied proteins per day.
* Add fruits such as oranges or strawberries to try and hit the two cups of recommended fruit serving per day.
* Crackers or quinoa can help you reach your allotment of three to four ounces of grains, half of which should be whole grains per day.
* A little cheese can go a long way in helping you to meet the three recommended cups of dairy per day.
* Salad dressings count towards the five to seven teaspoons of oils that you should be consuming each day and the oils in dressings, such as canola and soybean, help your body to absorb nutrients from vegetables.
Salads provide a healthy and easy avenue to gather several of the recommended nutrients. Here’s a simple recipe for Baby Greens with Roasted Pears, Feta and Walnuts to show you how easy it is to make a healthy and delicious salad.
All you need are pears, olive oil, baby greens, feta cheese, toasted walnuts, salt, pepper and your choice of salad dressings.
First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and drizzle four pears, peeled, cored and cut into eighths, with one teaspoon of olive oil. Roast in the oven until the edges turn golden brown.
Once the pears have cooled, toss with eight cups of baby greens and your choice of salad dressings (champagne vinaigrette is one recommendation). Sprinkle half-a-cup of feta and half-a-cup of walnuts over the greens, and season with salt and pepper. Now you’re ready to start enjoying National Salad Month like a pro!
For more recipes and ideas, visit The Association for Dressings and Sauces at www.dressings-sauces.org.

Community Workshops Focus on Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

CrowdfundedWorkshopsAs a parent, you want to prevent your kids from being hurt playing sports. Now you can.

Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) has teamed up with Global Giving — the largest global crowdfunding site for not-for-profits — to help advance one of its key missions: hosting community workshops across the country to better educate young athletes, their parents and advisers on ways to foster “a safer experience” for everyone playing sports at the kindergarten through college levels.

The workshops focus on:
• Concussions
• Nutrition
• Dehydration and heat-related conditions
• Musculoskeletal injuries

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

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When you visit your doctor of chiropractic, feel free to have your insurance card ready.

About 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care annually, and apparently not all of them know their visits are routinely covered by major medical insurance carriers, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and even some Medicaid plans. Part of the increased availability is a result of non-discrimination measures in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the welcome mat to chiropractic care at various government levels, including military bases and Veterans Administration facilities.

Boosting awareness, say experts, could be a game-changer.

What You Don’t Know About Your Chiropractor

Young patient visiting a chiropractor for the first time.

When you see a degree framed on the wall of any professional organization that you’re visiting, there’s no mistaking a sense of comfort.

Well, the next time you consult a doctor of chiropractic, you won’t be disappointed. Get ready to feel comforted.

That’s because his or her degree speaks to the rigorous training —  a minimum of seven years of higher education, including clinical patient management — that doctors of chiropractic must complete. Not everyone, however, realizes just what that education means in terms of better health outcomes for patients.

New Treatment Shows Signs of Curbing Cancer Growth

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A new experimental anti-cancer compound significantly reduced the average tumor weight of pancreatic cancers and ovarian cancers in preliminary studies, based on data released by Propanc Health Group Corporation. In the studies, mice inoculated with tumor cells were treated with injections of PRP, a combination of two proenzymes, trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen.

In a pancreatic cancer study, tumors treated with PRP showed 86 percent inhibition compared with controls at 26 days after treatment. In a separate ovarian cancer study, researchers observed significant reductions in average tumor weight of 54 percent and 48 percent at the highest and lowest effective PRP doses, respectively. Furthermore, several mice in treatment groups of two different dosages appeared to have no tumors on final examination.

Hope For A Cure: Anti-Cancer Compound Looks Promising

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – “You have cancer.”
For the 14 million people who are diagnosed every year with this disease, there are few words more frightening. However, there may be new hope.
According to Propanc Health Group (OTCBB: PPCH), results from a recent study for its lead product, PRP, confirm that its anti-cancer compound has the potential to fight a wide range of cancer types, such as kidney, brain, prostate, liver and lung cancers.
The findings are important because up until recently the trend with cancer treatment has been towards ever-costlier drugs aimed at ever-narrower niches on the cancer spectrum, according to an article in The UK Times last month. But recent advancements in immunotherapy and cancer genome sequencing have opened up the possibility that fewer drugs can be used to help the body fight numerous types of cancers.
PRP is a naturally derived proenzyme formulation that seeks to halt cancer progression and spreading by eradicating cancer stem cells while leaving normal stem cells unaffected.
“I have no doubt PRP represents a new therapeutic drug class with significant potential,” said Dr. Julian Kenyon, Propane’s chief scientific officer.
Dr. Kenyon said there is reason to be cautiously optimistic since his previous experience using a proenzyme treatment in the clinic on terminally ill patients suffering from a broad range of cancers helped them survive longer than anticipated, free from any severe, or serious side effects.
Propanc said it will submit a clinical trial application in the UK later this year, initially targeting patients with advanced solid tumors in Phase I, followed by pancreatic and ovarian cancers in Phase II trials. The trials will allow Propanc to qualify for orphan drug designation, which the company intends to prepare and apply for after its meeting with the Medicines and Healthcare products and Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
“Together with the enhancement of our intellectual property and plans to seek orphan drug designation, we’re at the right time to initiate discussions with potential licensing partners looking to add a new therapeutic drug class to their portfolio,” said James Nathanielsz, Propanc’s chief executive officer.
Nathanielsz added that currently the company is sufficiently capitalized to fund the early stage development of PRP.
According to Global Analyst Reports, the combined world market for pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers is expected to reach more than $12 billion by 2020.
To learn more, please visit www.propanc.com.

3 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Chiropractors

(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – There’s probably more than three, but the biggie may be this: It takes a minimum of seven years of higher education — including clinical patient management -; to become a doctor of chiropractic. And as the not-for-profit ( notes, the required coursework includes everything from spinal analysis to nutrition to basic sciences like neurology. And, yes, ethics too. See full-sized image here. 

What You Don’t Know About Chiropractors May Surprise You

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – You know how comforting it is to see a degree framed on the wall when you visit some professional’s office?
Well, next time you consult a doctor of chiropractic, get ready to feel very, very comforted.
That’s because his or her degree attests to the rigorous training — a minimum of seven years of higher education, including clinical patient management — that doctors of chiropractic must complete. Not everyone, though, apparently realizes what that means in terms of better health outcomes for patients.
“Doctors of chiropractic are not only trained in problems dealing with the spine, but are formally educated in clinical examination and diagnosis — with a focus on conservative health care interventions for the well-being of the whole person,” explains Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
Among the required coursework:
* Basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, neurology, biomechanics, microbiology and pathology.
* Ethics and integrity.
* Clinical sciences, including nutrition, rehabilitation and therapeutic procedures.
* Research methodology.
The importance of quality education for chiropractors was recognized as early as 1935, when the National Chiropractic Association created a Committee on Educational Standards. That ultimately led to the formation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for schools’ educational and clinical programs leading to the award of a doctor of chiropractic degree.
“They must also serve a rigorous clinical internship,”explains Dr. McAllister.
Learn more at F4CP.com.

April Fools’ Fake Out: How to Sneak Healthy Twists Into Kids’ Favorites

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Getting kids to eat healthy foods is a constant battle for many parents, but it’s easy to pack nutrition into some everyday favorites without little ones being any the wiser. With April Fools’ Day around the corner, follow these few easy tips to put a health-conscious spin on sweets, snacks and more without sacrificing the taste kids love.
* Deceptively Delicious Desserts: If it was up to kids, dessert would be the only meal on the menu. Give your little chocolate fans an extra boost of protein and fiber along with their post-dinner treat by serving up double chocolate brownies made with black beans. Kids won’t be able to taste the secret ingredient, and you can feel good about the extra fiber. If your little ones are cookie fans, slip a serving of chickpeas into your next homemade batch for some added plant-based protein.
* Masked Mac & Cheese: Mac & cheese is a kid favorite, but traditional recipes can often be low in protein, fiber and nutrients. Give your mac & cheese game an upgrade with a few simple swaps that pack in protein and veggies without an ounce of detection by even the pickiest eater. For a boost of beta-carotene and vitamin A, grate carrots and squash and blend right in with the cheesy goodness.
To pump up protein while eliminating unhealthy fillers and fat, swap hot dog slices in your next batch for naturally smoked sausages made with high quality cuts of meat. Simply Savory Sausages from Land O’Frost pack in the same flavor youngsters love with 35 percent less fat, at least 9 grams of protein, and no artificial colors, flavors, MSG or fillers.
* Saturday Morning Stacks: Give Saturday morning cartoons a fun, healthy breakfast to go alongside with detoxifying beets. Mix blended beets into your pancake batter to create cakes with a fun red color that kids will love with the added boost of folate, potassium and iron you want. Drizzle with your favorite maple syrup or fresh berries, honey and yogurt for a complete breakfast.
With these April Fools’ Day-inspired tricks, you’ll be able to put a fun and healthy twist on your kid’s favorite dishes. For coupons and more information about Simply Savory products from Land O’Frost, visit www.landomoms.com.

Crowdfunding’s Latest Effort: Preventing Youth Sports Injuries

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – A Los Angeles family visiting the British capital was left amazed when they came face-to-face with actor James Phelps (aka Fred Weasley), who then took them on a one-off VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter.
Phelps, who played one-half of the Weasley brothers in the blockbuster movies, met the Johnson family as they visited the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter. The actor then took them on a very special tour of the studio.
The family, consisting of mum Sam, Victoria (14), Daniel (13) and Adam (11) knew the trip involved a Harry Potter theme, but had no idea they would be embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime tour with one of the stars of the movie series.
The Johnson family, which runs a successful LA-based charity that helps local children overcome bullying, were picked by the city’s official tourism body, Visitlondon.com, for a special trip as part of the Fans of London tourism drive for the capital.
Speaking about his day with the Johnsons, Phelps said: “I had such a great time with Adam, Victoria and Daniel, showing them around the film sets, telling them stories about when we shot the films and even teaching them a few magic tricks…London is one of my favourite places in the world and fans of Harry Potter can still enjoy so much of its magic across the city.”
“My mum used to read the books to me and my brother and sister even before we were born,” said Harry Potter ‘super fan’, Adam Johnson. “When I think of Harry Potter I always think of London. Our trip was so much fun, especially meeting James Phelps, and I really wish I had a real-life Firebolt broomstick so that I could fly back to London whenever I want!”
Fans of London celebrating the blockbuster events across London this year, such as The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy and the world’s first exhibition on the Rolling Stones, EXHIBITIONISM. For the chance to win a trip to London, go to www.visitlondon.com/fans.