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There are a variety of health benefits associated with eating spinach, including improved blood pressure levels and cognitive function. However, a new study suggests this leafy green may help promote the growth of a certain gut bacteria that causes an undesirable outcome: bad gas.Microbiologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Konstanz discovered that a sulfur-containing sugar called sulfoquinovose, which is found in leafy green vegetables, promotes the growth of an important bacteria in your gut. The study, which was recently published in The ISME Journal, revealed that bacteria in your gut produce a gas called hydrogen sulfide after you consume spinach. Why does this matter? At low concentrations, this gas, which smells like rotten eggs, can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. However, large amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the intestine may be associated with cancer development. So, researchers set out to discover exactly how the gut microbiome, which contains myriad microbial species, metabolizes sulfoquinovose.The gut microbiome plays a large role in how the foods we eat affect our overall health, meaning it impacts the way our body reaps the benefits from nutrients in food. As one of the lead authors of the study points out, many scientists still don't know what substances this collection of microorganisms feed on—or how they even process them.Prior to this study, one of the lead authors and his team of researchers found that the gut microbiome utilizes sulfoquinovose as a nutrient. For this study, the researchers took things one step further and analyzed stool samples to determine exactly how sulfoquinovose affects the microorganisms in the intestines."We have now been able to show that, unlike glucose, for example, which feeds a large number of microorganisms in the gut, sulfoquinovose stimulates the growth of very specific key organisms in the gut microbiome," David Schleheck, study author and microbiologist at the University of Konstanz, said in a statement.More specifically, the sulfosugar promotes the growth of Eubacterium rectale, which is one of the 10 most common gut microbes in healthy individuals."The E. rectale bacteria ferment sulfoquinovose via a metabolic pathway that we have only recently deciphered, producing, among other things, a sulfur compound, dihydroxypropane sulfonate or DHPS for short, which in turn serves as an energy source for other intestinal bacteria such as Bilophila wadsworthia. Bilophila wadsworthia ultimately produces hydrogen sulfide from DHPS via a metabolic pathway that was also only recently discovered," Schleheck said.So, what does all this mean? Essentially hydrogen sulfide is produced by both cells within the body and also by this group of specialized microorganisms in the gut microbiome after eating leafy greens. The researchers describe this discovery as surprising since prior research indicated that sulfate and taurine (which are two substances primarily found in proteins and fats, including meat) were known to be sources of the gas—not vegetables. Now, it's clear that the sulfosugar in spinach can also produce hydrogen sulfide, aka smelly gas.On the contrary, research has also indicated that spinach provides a host of benefits to the gut microbiome, which means you should still eat spinach and leafy greens regularly. The researchers are now curious to see if sulfoquinovose provides any health benefits beyond causing stinky flatulence. In fact, they have suspicions that sulfoquinovose can be used as a prebiotic, which is key for probiotics (good gut bacteria) to flourish. Long story short, continue to eat your spinach but just remember not to overdo it and include vegetables of all colors like sweet potatoes and red and yellow peppers on your plate each week to diversify your gut bacteria and avoid bad gas.For more, be sure to check out The Worst Foods for Gut Health. And to get all the latest food news delivered straight to your inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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In the first episode of “The Talk” since Sharon Osbourne’s exit, the hosts had a frank discussion about race and racism in the workplace. And, according to Sheryl Underwood, the explosive conversation that set everything in motion on March 10 required her to hold back a bit, out of fear of being dubbed an “angry Black woman.” During “The Talk’s” March 10 show, Osbourne came to the defense of longtime friend Piers Morgan after he was criticized for making disparaging comments about Meghan Markle. Some critics, including Underwood, said Morgan’s words were racially motivated (Markle, whose mother is Black, is biracial), leading to an on-air meltdown in which Osbourne said she felt like she was “about to be put in the electric chair” for having a friend they thought was racist. Monday’s conversation was led by Dr. Donald E. Grant, an expert on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, who kicked things off by turning to Underwood. In recounting the events of the March show, the co-host revealed that, in reality, she restrained herself from saying more. Also Read: Sheryl Underwood Denies 'The Talk' Producers 'Set Up' Sharon Osbourne Underwood noted that she didn’t escalate the situation because she didn’t want to be tagged with the “angry Black woman” stereotype. She added that the real reason she teared up while listening to Osbourne’s words was simply that she felt she had to maintain her composure. “I’m not tearing up because you’ve hurt me or I want some sympathy,” Underwood said to Grant. “I’m tearing up because I have to restrain that.” Co-host Elaine Welteroth understood Underwood’s motivations, admitting that she acted similarly for the exact same reason. Welteroth said that if anyone rewatches the March 10 episode, “You will see two Black women walking the same tightrope Black women are walking in the workplace.” Soon after Osbourne’s remarks, CBS launched an internal review into the on-air comments about racism and allegations of racially insensitive behavior behind the scenes at “The Talk.” On March 26, Osbourne exited the show. Underwood noted on Monday that, because of that investigation, she has not communicated with Osbourne since. “I have not spoken to, and do not have any phone calls missed or received, but there were text messages sent to me,” Underwood said. She added that she had not responded to those text messages, as she was unsure if she was even allowed to talk to Osbourne while the investigation was ongoing. That said, Underwood made it clear that if she ran into Osbourne in person, and Osbourne greeted her “warmly and sincerely,” she would return the courtesy because Underwood has considered them friends for years. Read original story ‘The Talk': Sheryl Underwood Feared Being Called ‘Angry Black Woman’ in Sharon Osbourne Blow-Up At TheWrap
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Harvey Weinstein was indicted on 11 sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, his attorney Norman Effman revealed at an extradition hearing for the former producer in Erie County on Monday. Though still under seal, Effman said the indictment is “very similar to the original felony complaint but not identical” because one of the charges was “changed somewhat, narrowing the time period.” A spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to comment. Also Read: Harvey Weinstein Appeals New York Rape Conviction Weinstein’s extradition to L.A. faced another delay after Effman successfully requested that he be given time to file a writ of habeas corpus due to a missing signature on some paperwork. Effman also argued that Weinstein’s health was a prohibiting factor in extraditing the former producer to L.A. to begin his separate criminal trial there. “He is almost technically blind at this point and is in need of surgery,” Effman said. “We also brought his other medical issues to California’s attention, including his cardiac issues, his back issues, his sleep apnea. The medications he’s on all require intensive medical treatment.” Effman continued, “Look, the reality is that Mr. Weinstein is serving a 23-year term in a maximum-security facility in New York State. We know he’s not going anywhere, we know he’s available for whatever proceedings are necessary in California. This is not a case with a fugitive who can make bail.” Also Read: New Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Accuser: He Told Me to 'Pretend He Was Someone Like Zac Efron' Weinstein’s next extradition hearing is scheduled for April 30. In Los Angeles, he is charged with 11 felony counts, including for rape and sexual battery, for five incidents that took place between 2004 and 2013. If convicted, he faces up to 140 years to life in prison. Read original story Harvey Weinstein Indicted on 11 Sexual Assault Charges in Los Angeles At TheWrap
Over the last several weeks, health officials have been warning of a fourth COVID surge as a result of the more highly transmissible variants quickly spreading across the country. Now, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warns that one state is in such danger due to a surge of infection that they should promptly shut down. Read on to find out where—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.CDC Chief Says Michigan Should "Close Things Down" to Stop SpreadAccording to Dr. Walensky, Michigan, currently experiencing the worst surge in the nation, needs to close up. "The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine," the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a White House news conference, contradicting the guidance of the state's Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is attempting to secure extra vaccine doses. "The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test to the extent that we have available to contact trace."Walensky explained that the reason why vaccines alone are not the answer, is that it would take weeks for full protection against the virus to kick in. Therefore, it would take several weeks for the surge to slow down after successful vaccination efforts. "I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work, to actually have the impact," she said. "Similarly, we need that vaccine in other places. If we vaccinate today, we will have, you know, impact in six weeks, and we don't know where the next place is going to be that is going to surge."Per the New York Times, Michigan is experiencing the highest infection rate increase in the country, with 7,000 cases being added daily—a sevenfold increase since late February. Experts attribute the surge to the B.1.1.7 variant. RELATED: This COVID Vaccine Has the Most Side Effects, Study SaysHow to Stay Safe During This PandemicFollow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Neon has acquired the North American rights to “The Actor,” a film noir from director Duke Johnson and starring Ryan Gosling. Additionally, filmmaker Charlie Kaufman has joined the film as an executive producer. Neon, which was also the distributor of “Parasite,” acquired “The Actor” in a competitive bidding war. The film is based on the bestselling book “Memory” by Donald E. Westlake. Set in the 1950s, “The Actor” stars Gosling as Paul Cole, who has been stranded in Ohio after a brutal attack. As he finds himself suffering from severe memory loss, he struggles to find his way back to his life in New York and reclaim what he has lost. Also Read: Neon Acquires Celine Sciamma's Berlinale Contender 'Petite Maman' Johnson, who directed the stop-motion animated “Anomalisa” along with Kaufman, wrote the script with Stephen Cooney. Gosling is also producing “The Actor” alongside Waypoint Entertainment’s Ken Kao. Johnson will produce with Abigail Spencer under their Innerlight Films production banner. Paul Young is producing through his company, Make Good. Kaufman is executive producing. Gosling and Kao’s partnership follows their recent project announcements of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s “Project Hail Mary” at MGM and Leigh Whannell’s “Wolfman” at Universal. Gosling will also be seen in The Russo Brothers’ “The Gray Man” at Netflix. Also Read: Ryan Gosling to Star in and Produce Thriller 'The Actor' From Director Duke Johnson Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal for Neon with CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content, who are co-repping U.S. rights. Endeavor Content is handling international sales. Neon is also currently in the works on Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Some other recent acquisitions of Neon include the Berlinale contender “Petite Maman” and the Sundance documentary “Ailey.” Deadline first reported the news. Read original story Ryan Gosling’s ‘The Actor’ Lands at Neon, Charlie Kaufman to Exec Produce At TheWrap
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More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but grocery shoppers continue to be impacted by shortages of household staples. And the latest supply chain disruption may throw a wrench in your plans for barbecues and other outdoor gatherings this summer. That's because two seasonal staples—hot dogs and bacon—are going to be more expensive this year, according to experts.Sales, as well as the price of meat, went up last year as more Americans found themselves suddenly cooking dinner at home, and supply chains were upended. Experts told Business Insider that the "after-effects of last year's disruption" will keep both bacon and hot dog prices high through the summer as demand increases amid a low supply. During these disruptions, consumers are also likely to see "fewer discounts." Separately, Bloomberg reports that farmers are now paying 30% more to feed their herds. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts)"The whole supply chain has really been squeezed, and unfortunately it does not look like this is going to be something that improves between here and early summer," Isacc Olvera, a food and agriculture economist at the supply chain company ArrowStream, said.The best way to combat the price increases is to stock up if you do happen to stumble upon a good deal. Meat can easily be frozen and thawed for consumption at a later route. Another route? Trying out meat alternatives—here are our editor's favorites.To get all of the latest grocery store news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
Beloved Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has created new site-specific works for the New York Botanical Garden, with polka dots and fantastical forms aplenty.
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The live-action “Gundam” film is a go at Netflix with “Kong: Skull Island” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct and produce the film, Netflix announced on Monday. “Gundam” comes from Legendary and is based on the anime and sci-fi franchise from Sunrise about giant mecha robots engaging in battle as people fight for survival on space colonies and launch a war of independence for the people still living on Earth. Specific plot details are being kept under wraps for the film, but Brian K. Vaughn is attached to write the script. He’s also executive producing the project with Cale Boyter, who is overseeing on behalf of Legendary with the Sunrise creative team. Also Read: 'Godzilla vs Kong' Adds $13.3 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office The “Gundam” brand itself has spun off into 14 TV series in addition to many home video films, manga comics and video games. The franchise inspired Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” and a specific Gundam robot was featured prominently in the climax of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” Gundam continues to dominate Bandai Namco’s earnings almost 40 years after it was first created. Vogt-Roberts previously collaborated with Legendary to direct “Kong: Skull Island,” one of the previous films in the MonsterVerse that just culminated in “Godzilla vs. Kong.” “Skull Island” went on to make more than $566 million at the worldwide box office. Legendary will distribute the film theatrically in China. Read original story ‘Gundam’ Live-Action Film Set at Netflix From ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts At TheWrap
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Newsmax’s Greg Kelly drew extreme ire Monday after he criticized Caron Nazario, the Black Army lieutenant who was pepper sprayed and held at gunpoint during a traffic stop in Virginia last December. Body camera and cell phone footage of the incident went viral this month and one of the two officers involved in the stop has been terminated. “Troublemaker Lt Nazario should be KICKED OUT of the military. His Stupid Actions and unwillingness to comply with very Basic (and legal) instructions from POLICE mean he’s INCAPABLE OF EVER LEADING TROOPS. He’s gonna get people killed unnecessarily. OUT of the @USArmy!” Kelly, whose strange tweets have caused commotions before, fumed. Kelly tweeted about the situation repeatedly on Monday, saying the lieutenant — who was in uniform at the time of the stop — may have had a gun, and reposting articles about the lawsuit brought against officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker by Nazario. Gutierrez has since been fired. Also Read: Nobody Knows How to Take Newsmax Anchor Greg Kelly's Weird as Hell Tweet About Weed Predictably, Kelly, whose 7 p.m. ET show has seen significant ratings declines since the beginning of the year, began trending on Twitter for his comments. Numerous political observers accused him of racism, but some of the attacks came from other conservatives. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, for instance, weighed in on the relevance of whether a driver in the state had a gun, writing, “Virginia is not a ‘must notify officer’ state. They even have the second amendment in Virginia too!” Shermichael Singleton, a Black conservative with his own hefty Twitter following, added, “The Second Amendment exists fo reason [sic], he has EVERY right to keep and bear arms. Do we know if he had a concealed carry license? Also, even if he doesn’t, in the state of Virginia you can legally have a handgun in a private motor vehicle.” Also Read: Newsmax Amateur Hour: Host Chris Salcedo Has Entire Conversation With Sean Spicer on Mute (Video) Body-camera footage of the stop went viral last week. In it, Nazario, who is Black and Latino, says, “I’m honestly afraid to get out.” An officer replies, “Yeah, you should be.” According to Nazario, what was described in an incident report as his attempt to evade cops was actually him driving for about a mile after the stop began in an effort to find a well-lit location. The initial reason for pulling him over, according to the officers, was a lack of license plate, though his lawsuit said it was visible in the back window of his new vehicle when they approached. Read original story Newsmax’s Greg Kelly Called Out for Bashing US Army Lieutenant Pepper Sprayed by Cops At TheWrap
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