Dyslexic chef Jamie Oliver has finished reading a book for the first time


Data-driven health practice MDRevolution launches web-based employee wellness service


Back in April, I wrote about MDRevolution and its effort to build a next-generation health practice that combines cardiology, nutrition science and genetics with new mobile health technology. Now, the San Diego-based company is trying to take its program national.

On Wednesday, at the Digital Health Summit in New York, the company announced the launch of RevUp, a subscription-based online service for employers, health systems and physician groups. It aggregates a wide range of patient information – from fitness trackers and other devices to genetic and other health data – and provides each patient with a customized health plan. Through the service, patients can log their progress and receive personalized feedback and coaching, and it lets employers and physicians monitor progress as well.

RevUpSince 2012, MDRevolution has run a San Diego facility that blends the clinical mindset of a doctor’s office with the research focus of a lab. It…

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The application that tells us how we feel…

The application that tells us how we feel with our health issues, the problem is that we believe too much of what people tells us! The results can eventually be skewed in favour drug companies, should they want to put #profitb4people


Company behind ‘digital pill’ with embedded chip raises $62.5M

Here is the previous article about the company behind the last post “Proteus Digital Health ” this is worrying and can lead to companies putting #ProfitB4People and this will eventually lead to corporations earning billions more out of our want to be healthy! When in fact it will lead to us being self-reliant on their drugs!


Forgetting whether you took your meds will be a thing of the past if Proteus Digital Health has its way.  Last year, the Redwood, Calif. company received FDA clearance for a “digital pill” that tracks whether patients are taking their medication and how their bodies are responding to it. On Wednesday, Proteus said it had raised an additional $62.5 million to help bring its product to market.

The company said the second closing of its Series F round (it closed the first round in December) included new investor, database giant Oracle(s orcl), as well as previous investors Otsuko, Novartis, Sino Portfolio and others.

Proteus declined to comment on the new funding but, in a statement, CEO Andrew Thompson said the company is looking to its strategic partners to help accelerate its mission by embedding Proteus into already established products and services.

Since launching in 2003, the company has raised north of $100…

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When your body becomes your password

When our health and well-being becomes controlled by the scientists and drug companies! Thus destroying our bodies from the inside out!


In a post over the weekend, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton touched on a startling concept: in the age of ingestible computing and wearable technology, are our bodies going to serve as passwords for next-generation technology?

Of course, one way for people to become passwords is to eat technology. Ingestible biosensors, like the ones advanced by Proteus Digital Health. While these pills are specifically meant to serve as biosensors that help with diagnose medical problems — like a patient’s failure to take medication — and communicate results via smartphone, this technology could eventually become a way to identify a person and communicate that to gadgets.

Bilton outlines the implications: “Once that pill is in your body, you could pick up your smartphone and not have to type in a password. Instead, you are the password. Sit in the car, and it will start. Touch the handle to your home…

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Traditional Chicken Enchiladas Recipe (Jamie Oliver)

Another Jamie first #Chef CJ




12 corn tortillas

3 cooked chicken breast halves, no bones or skin, shredded

½ cup chopped green onions

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup sour cream

¾ cup minced onion

12 oz shredded cheddar cheese

4 oz chopped green chilies

¼ cup butter

¼ cup all purpose flour

Vegetable oil for frying


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat, and then fry the tortillas on 5 seconds per side until they are pliable. Do them individually and add more oil as required. Drain the tortillas on paper towels and keep them warm.

Divide the chicken, onion (not green onion) and 10 oz of the cheese between the tortillas. Roll them up and place in a greased baking pan, seam side down. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium…

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Food Nation and Jamie’s Ministry of Food

Well done Jamie! Chef CJ x

The North Eats

Those of you who have been following my blog since my first post (hi Mum!) will know a bit about my plan when I started writing The North Eats. The blog is about food, of course – street food, places to eat, great produce and the like. But I want it to be more than that. I want it to be about people and their relationship with the food we eat.

It’s with that in mind that I ended up in Byker last Wednesday night, as a Food Nation volunteer. Food Nation is a social enterprise based in the North East that runs a range of projects and services related to food, nutrition and health.

Jamie's Ministry of Food mug

Food Nation runs Jamie’s Ministry of Food cookery courses. Jamie Oliver (chef, writer, food campaigner and excessive user of coriander) set out to give people basic skills and some recipes to cook from scratch so…

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Cleveland VegFest shows plant-based diet growing

This is one that must have me by looks great and real fun! CJ

Of Course Vegan

This month’s Cleveland, Ohio VegFest has shown that even in traditionally non-vegan friendly cities, the plant-based diet is gaining steam. There was a VegFest in Cleveland last Saturday, but it didn’t involve relaxing; it was all about the vegan lifestyle.

The first VegFest event was held at Cleveland State University.

There were authors, speakers and an all-day food court where people could try out different vegan food options from all over the world.

Organizers said there’s a growing number of people in Cleveland choosing to cut meat, fish and chicken out of their diets. They wanted a fun way to showcase what they say are the benefits of veganism.

“To not only animals, but to the environment, to our health and for social justice,” said Sunny Simon, of the Cleveland Vegan Society. “There are so many meaningful reasons for people to go vegan or learn about veganism. We think this…

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