Johanna Kandel speaks at the first Mothers and Others March on Capitol Hill on Sept. 30. Kandel is president of the board of directors for the Eating Disorder Coalition for Research, Policy and Action and the founder and CEO of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Photo by Rachel Rifkin.
A new tool lights up cancer cells before they can develop into a tumor. Northwestern University scientists are developing NanoFlare technology that illuminates and isolates cancerous cells in the bloodstream.
Illinois’ first community-funded public mental health center, the Kedzie Center, will open next Wednesday at 4137 N Kedzie Ave. The center plans to provide a variety of outpatient therapies to residents in Albany Park, Irving Park, North Park and part of Forest Glen, funded by tax revenues approved by a neighborhood referendum.
Service will be provided on a case-by-case basis when community residents cannot afford to pay for care.
It’s hard to resist the smell of hot gooey cinnamon rolls and syrupy holiday coffee. It hits your taste buds and releases dopamine, lighting up the brain’s reward system.
“Food labels now don’t distinguish between added sugar and natural sugar. Milk might have 12 grams of sugar but that is different from the added sugar in a candy bar,” said Isabel Maples, a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Including the amount of added sugars on nutrition facts labels is one change the FDA is assessing. The FDA is still reviewing whether they will make changes proposed in February, according to FDA representative Theresa Eisenman.
The raw food diet promotes fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds but rules out fish, a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Juicing helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently but the fiber from fruit and vegetable skin, essential for a balanced diet, is lost.
There are conflicting claims that coffee may pose an increased risk of cancer and red wine may help prevent it. The amount of information can be overwhelming especially when many experts disagree on the advice.