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Herbalife Named as Official Nutrition Sponsor for Vietnamese Athletes Bound for Rio 2016, Commits to New Five-Year Partnership with Vietnam Sports

Herbalife, a global nutrition company , announced today that the Vietnam Olympic Committee has named Herbalife Vietnam as the Official Nutrition Sponsor for Vietnamese athletes bound for Rio 2016.

Source: Herbalife Named as Official Nutrition Sponsor for Vietnamese Athletes Bound for Rio 2016, Commits to New Five-Year Partnership with Vietnam Sports



Do You Need To Lose Weight?

This question is a personal one, and ultimately the answer depends upon your health and how you feel. Some things to consider are:

  • Has your doctor recommended that you lose a few pounds for cardiovascular health?
  • Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
  • Are you experiencing any joint pain as a result of carrying excess weight?
  • Are you light-framed or heavy-framed and what is your height?
  • What is your body-mass index (BMI)?


Height and Healthy Weight Chart for Women

(Weight in Pounds)

Height (Feet Inches)Small FrameMedium FrameLarge Frame
4' 10"102-111109-121118-131
4' 11"103-113111-123120-134
5' 0"104-115113-126122-137
5' 1"106-118115-129125-140
5' 2"108-121118-132128-143
5' 3"111-124121-135131-147
5' 4"114-127124-138134-151
5' 5"117-130127-141137-155
5' 6"120-133130-144140-159
5' 7"123-136133-147143-163
5' 8"126-139136-150146-167
5' 9"129-142139-153149-170
5' 10"132-145142-156152-173
5' 11"135-148145-159155-176
6' 0"138-151148-162158-179


Height and Healthy Weight Chart for Men

(Weight in Pounds)

HeightSmall FrameMedium FrameLarge Frame
5' 2"128-134131-141138-150
5' 3"130-136133-143140-153
5' 4"132-138135-145142-156
5' 5"134-140137-148144-160
5' 6"136-142139-151146-164
5' 7"138-145142-154149-168
5' 8"140-148145-157152-172
5' 9"142-151148-160155-176
5' 10"144-154151-163158-180
5' 11"146-157154-166161-184
6' 0"149-160157-170164-188
6' 1"152-164160-174168-192
6' 2"155-168164-178172-197
6' 3"158-172167-182176-202
6' 4"162-176171-187181-207


How to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Your BMI is a value derived from your body weight and height. It is a way of quantifying the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in your body.

  • To calculate your BMI, you will need to know your height (in meters or inches) and your weight (in kilograms or pounds). You will divide your weight by your height.
  • Metric: BMI = Weight (Kg)/Height (m)2
  • American: BMI = Weight (lb)/Height (inches)2 x 703


  • 18.5 or under: Underweight
  • 18.5-24.9: Normal
  • 25-29.9: Overweight
  • 30 or above: Obese

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Raw milk boosts immunity, prevents colds and infections – NaturalNews.com

According to the research, raw milk works a lot like breast milk in providing protective, anti-infective health benefits to children. Compared to highly processed commercial milk, raw milk was found to help lower C-reactive protein levels, which are directly associated with inflammation. Raw milk, in other words, works against inflammation, while processed milk may help promote it due to its altered proteins.

Source: European study finds raw milk boosts immunity, prevents colds and infections – NaturalNews.com

Number of adults with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide, with fastest increases in low and middle income countries — ScienceDaily


“Diabetes has become a defining issue for global public health. An aging population, and rising levels of obesity, mean that the number of people with diabetes has increased dramatically over the past 35 years”

Source: Number of adults with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide, with fastest increases in low and middle income countries — ScienceDaily

Coffee and Fat could help reverse Fatty Liver Disease

coffee_butterAdding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice .




Source: Increase in coffee consumption could provide protective effect in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A daily dose of coffee could improve several key markers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by reducing permeability of the gut — ScienceDaily

Refreshing Spring Tea

This tea will warm up the belly and kick sluggish digestion lingering from winter into gear. To help you reduce sweets, cinnamon also eases a sweet tooth.


• 500ml water
• 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger root
• 1/2 star anise
• 2–3 cloves
• 2–3 black peppercorns
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. Coarsely chop the ginger root, including the skin.

Add the chopped ginger, star anise, cloves, peppercorns, and cinnamon to the water.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes or longer.

Strain into 2 mugs.

Drink with or after meals.


If you experience acid indigestion at times, omit the black pepper. If you have a head or chest cold, add 1/2 tsp cumin seed to the recipe.

Garlic and Heart Health

Much is written about how a Mediterranean diet can be beneficial for the cardiovascular system, and garlic is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine, both cooked and raw. pink_garlic

In a paper published in the Journal of Nutrition, two researchers trawled through all the human studies into garlic that have been published, selecting those with the best methods
(double blind, randomised) and deducing what conclusions could be made from the results.

They found that garlic supplementation, on average, reduced blood pressure by 7-16 mm Hg (systolic) and 5-9 mm Hg (diastolic), and that it reduced total cholesterol by 7.4-29.8 mg/dL.

They also concluded that the best results were achieved by supplementation of ‘aged’ garlic, which is garlic that has been matured over several years, during which time it loses its garlic odour but develops nutrients and antioxidants that are not present in fresh garlic.


Source: Optimum Nutrition (Spring 2016)

Varshney R, Budoff MJ (2016) Garlic and Heart Disease. J Nutr. 2016 Feb;146(2):416S-21S. doi: 10.3945/jn. 114.202333.

Do McDonalds Burgers Rot?


In 2010, New York photographer Sally Davies put a McDonald’s hamburger and fries in a jar. Five months later, the food still looked edible while KFC fries bought and stored on the same day were white and furry with mould. Marion Nestle, chair of NYU’s food studies program, told Salon that McDonald’s would have to use “a lot of sodium propionate* to prevent bacterial or mold growth.” Davies continues to take photos of the same meal and post them on her website; as of July 2015, it has not noticeably disintegrated.

  • Chemically synthesized sodium propionate is most commonly used as a preservative in the food industry. It prevents the growth of mould and some bacteria, thereby prolonging the shelf life of packaged baked goods. According to the Code of Federal Regulations, sodium propionate is generally recognised as safe when used as a food additive. It is also used to prevent mould growth in packaged and processed cheese products.


So a question: If mould and bacteria don’t want to consume it, why would we feed it to our family?

Mushroom Pizza with Rocket & Pecorino

Makes: 4 servingsWild Mushroom Pizza with Arugula & Pecorino

Serving Size: 1/4 pizza



3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 cups trimmed and sliced mixed mushrooms,

1 pound pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat

2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced

4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced and torn into 1/2-inch pieces

3 cups loosely packed rocket

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon lemon zest)

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons shaved Pecorino or Parmesan cheese



Place a pizza stone or large rimless baking sheet on the bottom rack and preheat oven to the highest temperature, preferably 500°F, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Roll dough on a floured surface into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to a floured pizza peel (or rimless baking sheet). Scatter garlic over the dough then sprinkle with mozzarella and half of the mushrooms (reserve the remaining mushrooms for Step 5). Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over the pizza.

Carefully slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 4 pieces.

Toss rocket with lemon oil and salt. Top the pizza with the rocket, the reserved mushrooms and cheese. Serve immediately.

Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage & Apple

Makes: 4 servingsWarm Lentil Salad with Sausage and Apple



4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3 links hot or sweet turkey sausage, casings removed

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cooked or canned (rinsed) lentils

1 small bulb fennel, finely diced

1 Granny Smith apple, finely diced

2 stalks celery with leaves, finely diced

6 cups rocket



Whisk 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add sausage; cook, stirring often and breaking up, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic; cook 30 seconds more. Stir in lentils and heat through, about 2 minutes.

Stir in 5 tablespoons of the dressing and remove from the heat. Stir in fennel, apple and celery.

Toss greens with the remaining dressing. Serve with the warm lentil mixture on top.

Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Makes: 4 servingsQuick Chicken Tikka Masala



4 teaspoons garam masala

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 pound chicken tenders

4 teaspoons oil, divided

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 large sweet onion, diced

4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained

1/3 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander for garnish



Stir together garam masala, salt and turmeric in a small dish.

Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture and dredge in the flour. (Reserve the remaining spice mix and 1 tablespoon of the remaining flour.)

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the reserved spice mix and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Sprinkle with the reserved 1 tablespoon flour and stir until coated. Add tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring and breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring often, until thickened and the onion is tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in cream. Add the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with coriander.


Moroccan Style Stuffed Peppers

Makes: 4 servingsMoroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers



10 oz cooked brown rice

4 medium-to-large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded

1 pound lean ground beef

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup currants

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable juice, such as V8, divided

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper



Place peppers upside-down in a microwave-safe round casserole dish just large enough to fit them. Add 1/2 inch water to the dish and cover with a lid or inverted dinner plate.

Microwave on High until the peppers are tender but still hold their shape, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain the water and turn the peppers right-side up.

Meanwhile, cook beef and garlic in a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes.

Stir in currants, cumin and cinnamon; cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the rice and cook for 30 seconds more.

Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup vegetable juice, cup mint, orange zest, salt and pepper.

Spoon the beef mixture into the peppers.

Pour the remaining 2 cups vegetable juice into the dish and cover.

Microwave on High until the juice and filling are hot, 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve the peppers with the sauce; garnish with mint, if desired.


Avocado Yoghurt Dip

Makes: 8 servingsyog dip

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.


1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

1/2 cup  plain yogurt

1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Hot sauce to taste, optional



Place avocado, yogurt, cilantro, onion, lime juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with hot sauce, if desired.


Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.