Taking Antibiotics While Pregnant Could Impair Child's Immune System

Taking antibiotics while pregnant—particularly late in the pregnancy—could impact the baby's immune system after birth, leaving the child more vulnerable to life-threatening blood poisoning caused by E. coli, according to new animal research out of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

10 Awesome Crowd-Funded Local Food Projects

Heal the food system, heal the planet. That's been our philosophy at Rodale News ever since we launched five years ago on Earth Day. And while you can do that every day by shopping at your farmer's markets and buying organic food, both of which are better for your health, the planet and society than our current pesticide- and GMO-dependent agriculture system, technology is making it easier for you to help out people who want to do more.

Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings. Seasonal influenza is a serious respiratory disease that causes annual epidemics in humans worldwide, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

Recipe: Almond Milk

This post is sponsored by the Meal Plan Generator, which features over 600 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. Freshly made almond milk is vastly preferable to packaged store bought and the remaining almond pulp can be used to make desserts or savory cheese-like dips. Type of dish: Fundamentals Equipment: Blender, cheesecloth, cloth sprouting bag, or nut milk bag, two 1 quart glass jars Servings: Makes about 2 quarts (2 l/80 fl oz) Ingredients:… Read More


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