LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 3


 

March 28, 2013

Walking Addresses Lower Back Pain

WorldHealth.net

Lower back pain is a common medical complaint, but many people fail to adhere to the rigorous commitment of countless hours in physical therapy that requires specialized equipment to complete. Michal Katz-Leurer, from Tel Aviv University (Israel), and colleagues enrolled 52 men and women, aged 18 to 65 years, with lower back pain, to participate in a randomized control trial.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 27, 2013

Four Research-Proven Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Ongoing research continues to support the effectiveness of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid supplements in boosting heart health, lowering blood pressure, easing inflammation and decreasing pain in sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

 

March 27, 2013

Luetin, Zeaxanthin Plus Omega-3 Shows Benefits for AMD Sufferers

by Stephen Daniells

A combination of luetin, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may boost the pigment in the retina and help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says new data from Germany.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 27, 2013

PS Supplements Show ADHD Benefits in Children

by Stephen Daniells

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from daily supplements of phosphatidylserine (PS), according to a new study from an international team of researchers.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 27, 2013

Eating More Nuts and Fiber in Adolescence Helps Young Women Avoid Breast Cancer Later In Life

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Teenage girls who eat a diet higher in nuts and fiber may reduce their risk of breast cancer as adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Cancer Causes Control.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 27, 2013

Athletes Beat Bookworms on Brain Test

Perception study reveals information that could eventually help people with cognitive problems.

English Premier League soccer players, NHL hockey players, France's Top 14 club rugby players, and even elite amateur athletes have better developed cognitive functions than the average university student, according to a perception study undertaken by Professor Jocelyn Faubert of the University of Montreal's School of Optometry. The study demonstrates a possible outcome of the increased cortical thickness that has been found in areas of trained athletes' brains. It also offers researchers new avenues for exploring the treatment of people who have issues with attention, such as the elderly.

"Study participants were asked to describe a series of simulated objects moving through three dimensions. Although the context had nothing to do with any specific sport, we found that professional athletes were able to process the visual scenes much better than amateur athletes who were in turn better than the students," Faubert explained. The cognitive requirements for correctly interpreting the abstract moving scenes parallel situations such as driving, crossing the street or, case in point, performing sport. "It would appear that athletes are able to hyper-focus their attention to enhance learning, which is key to their abilities."

Read more about the study here.

 

March 26, 2013

Take Care of Your Liver in Order to Take Care of Your Whole Body

by Mark Towse

(NaturalNews) You liver is a true natural miracle, but many people are unaware of what the liver does and why it is important to your health. The liver is your largest solid organ and has a unique ability to regenerate its entire mass from just 25 percent of its original healthy self. It helps you digest food, absorb nutrients and neutralize and remove toxic compounds from the body. Its overall health is indicative of your overall level of health - which means it's definitely worth taking care of.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 26, 2013

Baby Dies After Receiving Vaccination

VacTruth.com

On February 21, 2013, a one month-old baby girl died after receiving her first vaccinations. Baby Ayushi Gupta died at the Maltibai Hospital, Thane, West Mumbai in India just hours after receiving her vaccinations for Hepatitis B, DPT (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus) and oral pulse polio drops.

Her parents blame her death on the vaccinations and have filed a complaint with the Thane Nagar police station against the hospital for negligence.

Read more about the story here.

 

March 26, 2013

Using Ginseng in the Treatment of Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

PubMed.gov

Ginseng in the treatment of fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot study.

Background: Fatigue is one of the common complaints of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, and its treatment is relatively unclear. Ginseng is one of the herbal medicines possessing antifatigue properties, and its administration in MS for such a purpose has been scarcely evaluated.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 25, 2013

The Hoax at the Bottom of Autism and Alzheimer's

by Jon Rappoport

(NaturalNews) For the medical cartel, Autism and Alzheimer's are big, big business. Profits are soaring.

These two conditions are promoted as specific diseases. That's where all the trouble starts.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 25, 2013

New Study - Power of Vitamin D Supplements to Influence Genes in Healthy People

New research at the Boston University School of Medicine concludes that increasing Vitamin D levels in the blood of healthy adults "will significantly affect expression of genes that have a wide variety of biologic functions of more than 160 pathways linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease with have been associated with vitamin D deficiency. This study reveals for the first time molecular finger prints that help explain the nonskeletal health benefits of vitamin D."

Read more about the research here.

 

March 22, 2013

The Truth is Out - These 'Bad' Things are Actually Really Good for You

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) Though it may come as a surprise to some, many of the dietary and lifestyle "villains" that we have all been told to avoid for the sake of our health are actually good for us. However, a constant onslaught of misinformation from regulatory and health authorities on the subject has bred considerable confusion, which is costing many people their lives and livelihoods.

To help clear the air on the matter and perpetuate truth, here are five so-called "bad" things that are actually really good for you.

 

March 22, 2013

Cancer Cases Projected to Skyrocket to One in Two Men in the Future. How Will You Prevent It?

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) This is from a finding for future cancer rates in the UK. Currently, it is just under that risk rate, just under one for every two or 44 percent. It's no surprise that the numbers are almost the same in the U.S. for both men and women.

So what to do about it? Read more about the report here.

 

March 22, 2013

Olive Oil & Nuts Help to Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

WorldHealth.net

Previously, a number of studies have shown that adherence to a Mediterranean diet – rich in olive oil, nuts, as w ell as fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and limited amounts of dairy products, red meat, soda drinks, processed meats, and sweets – inversely associates with cardiovascular risks. Ramon Estruch, from Hospital Clinic (Spain), and colleagues enrolled 7,447 men and women, ages 55 to 80 years, who were free of cardiovascular disease at the study’s start but either had diabetes or at least three cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, high blood pressure, or obesity), to consume either a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a control diet (advice to reduce dietary fat).

Read more about the study here.

 

March 21, 2013

The Ultimate Craving - How Industry Designs Food To Be As Addictive as Narcotics

by Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) It's not surprising that processed foods are designed to foster addictive behavior -- robbing us of our health, serenity and hard-earned cash. Sugar, fat, salt and artificial flavors are manipulated in such a way that after one taste, consumers just cannot help themselves and a vicious cycle begins. Not only ingredients, but texture, shape and 'mouth feel' are all heavily researched and refined to create a highly pleasurable experience as well. Even though the average American does not view junk food as an addiction, researchers have discovered unhealthy food can actually seize the brain in the same way nicotine, cocaine and other drugs do -- leaving us at the mercy of cravings and binges.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 20, 2013

Why Do Some People Get Acne and Others Don't?

Science Daily

The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone's skin, yet one in five people is lucky enough to develop only an occasional pimple over a lifetime. What's their secret?

Read more about the report here.

 

March 19, 2013

The Top Stress-Busting Foods and Natural Remedies

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) A book called Toxemia Explained written in 1926 by an iconoclastic doctor, John Tilden MD, basically put the whole medical industry's efforts to curing disease as a futile practice of chasing shadows, causing many "to sacrifice their lives on the alter of modern medicine."

Dr. Tilden puts the root of all disease as toxemia. Toxemia is result of the body's inability to release toxic metabolic waste. This was 1926, before today's abundant environmental and food toxins were introduced. He was referring to the body's inability to release metabolic waste.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 19, 2013

Can Beetroot Juice Help Lower Blood Pressure?

Nutrition Journal

The consumption of beetroot juice on a low nitrate diet may lower blood pressure (BP) and therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. However, it is unknown if its inclusion as part of a normal diet has a similar effect on BP. The aim of the study was to conduct a randomized controlled trial with free-living adults to investigate if consuming beetroot juice in addition to a normal diet produces a measureable reduction in BP.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 18, 2013

How To Heal Your Gut Using Everyday Spices

By Stacey Colino

There's a reason your mom gave you ginger ale for an upset tummy: For centuries, ginger has been used for its stomach-soothing properties. But it’s not the only culinary spice or herb with such powers.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 18, 2013

Plant-Based Diets: Healthy for People, but What About the Planet?

by Caroline Scott-Thomas

Plant-based diets are generally seen as healthy – but they are not necessarily the healthiest diets for the environment, according to new French research.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 18, 2013

Five Reasons Your Liver is Begging You to Detox

by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Years of poor dietary habits and an influx in the use and ingestion of an increasing amount of harmful chemicals have left tens of millions of people with far too many toxins in their body, a phenomenon which can be especially harmful to the liver.

The good news is there are ways to essentially "detoxify" your liver, and in doing so, greatly enhance your overall health, as well as the functioning capacity of the liver itself.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 15, 2013

Do Children with Autism Have Higher Levels of Toxic Metals in Their Blood?

Science Daily

In a recently published study in the journal Biological Trace Element Research, Arizona State University researchers report that children with autism had higher levels of several toxic metals in their blood and urine compared to typical children. The study involved 55 children with autism ages 5-16 years compared to 44 controls of similar age and gender.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 14, 2013

Three Reasons Why I Don’t Vaccinate My Children … Why Vaccine Supporters Shouldn’t Care

By Shane Ellison, MS

Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are often chastised and stereotyped for putting their own kids at risk. But what is even stranger than this assault on individual freedom and informed choice, is that these concerned parents are attacked for putting vaccinated children at risk.

These attacks are based on the theory of “herd immunity.” This hypothesis was plucked out of an old college textbook. It states that the more people are immune to an infectious agent, the less likely an immune-compromised individual is to come in contact with it. In other words herd immunity serves as a human shield – a type of immunity – for “at-risk” individuals. But remember, it’s only a hypothesis.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 14, 2013

Sugar is the Main Cause of Type II Diabetes, Not Other Factors

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) The precise connection between sugar intake, obesity, and Type II diabetes has been a hotly-debated point of contention in the scientific community for many years. But new research published in the open-access journal PLoS One appears to have made a significant breakthrough on the subject, as it pinpoints sugar intake as a primary cause of Type II diabetes, independent of other factors such as obesity and being overweight.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 13, 2013

Scientists Make Human Hearts Built From Adult Stem Cells

LifeNews.com

Opponents of unethical stem cell research have always believed that scientists would be able to develop a robust regenerative medical sector without needing to create and/or destroy nascent human lives. And indeed, we have seen the invention of induced pluripotent stem cells–made from normal human tissues–that are already being used in ways that advocates once said would require human cloning to accomplish. We see thousands of human trials using adult stem cells throughout the world. Embryonic, not so much.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 13, 2013

Studies from Telomeres and Telomerase Group Update Current Data on Ribonucleoproteins

NewsRx.com

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Genomics & Genetics Weekly

Current study results on Proteins have been published. According to news reporting from Madrid, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Caloric restriction (CR), a reduction of food intake while avoiding malnutrition, can delay the onset of cancer and age-related diseases in several species, including mice. In addition, depending of the genetic background, CR can also increase or decrease mouse longevity."

Read more about the report here.

 

March 13, 2013

School-Based Kitchen Gardens Are Getting an A+: New Study Highlights Benefits

ScienceDaily

Grow it, try it, and you just might like it is a motto many schools are embracing to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Through community-based kitchen garden programs, particularly those with dedicated cooking components, schools are successfully introducing students to healthier foods. In a new study released in the March/April 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers found that growing and then cooking the foods that kids grew increased their willingness to try new foods.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 12, 2013

Processed Meat Linked to Premature Death, Large Study Finds

Science Daily

In a huge study of half a million men and women, research in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates an association between processed meat and cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 11, 2013

Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously

by Rob Stein

NPR

Hoping to reduce unnecessary antibiotics use, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new guidelines for how doctors should diagnose and treat ear infections.

Every year, millions of parents take their children to the pediatrician for ear infections, and most of them end up going home with antibiotics. In fact, ear infections are one of the most common reasons kids see doctors and the leading reason kids get antibiotics.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 11, 2013

GMO Cows Pushed as Frankensolution to Milk Allergies

by Eric L. Zielinski

(NaturalNews) Milk from dairy cows contains the protein s-lactoglobulin (BLG) which is not present in human milk. As it is a major milk allergen, an attempt at decreasing BLG by genetically modifying cows has gained much attention recently. According to researchers in a recent study, "analysis of hormonally induced milk from [these calves] demonstrated absence of BLG and a concurrent increase of all casein milk proteins." It is believed that if bred in sufficient numbers, this type of genetically modified cow could one day provide milk for allergic infants and adults.

Read more about report here.

 

March 11, 2013

Researchers Grow Functioning Human Ear with 3D Printer

Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear -- using 3-D printing and injectable molds -- that looks and acts like a natural ear, giving new hope to thousands of children born with a congenital deformity called microtia.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 11, 2013

Higher Vitamin D Levels Strongly Associated with Reduced Death From All Causes

Recent findings from Germany's ESTHER study (an ongoing population-based cohort study) reveal a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease or any cause in men and women with higher serum levels of vitamin D.

Reporting online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Ben Schöttker and his colleagues at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg describe the results of their study of 9,949 subjects between the ages of 50 to 74 upon enrollment in ESTHER. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels were measured upon enrollment and at a five year follow-up visit. The subjects were followed for a median of 9.5 years, during which 1,083 deaths occurred.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 8, 2013

Green Tea EGCG May Help Prevent Plaque Formation in Alzheimer's Disease

Extracts from green tea may block the formation of beta-amyloid plaques that have been linked to the onset ofAlzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, according to new laboratory data.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 7, 2013

Study: One-Third of All Seafood Sold in the U.S. is Mislabeled

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) If you frequent sushi bars every now and again or purchase seafood from the grocery store, chances are you have been a victim of seafood labeling fraud at least once without even knowing it. A new study released by the environmental advocacy and research group Oceana reveals that more than 30 percent of all seafood sold at supermarkets and restaurants in the U.S. is mislabeled, and some of it may even be dangerous.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 7, 2013

The Amazing Cassava Root: Vegan Tapioca Recipe Included

by Eric L. Zielinski

(NaturalNews) Cassava or yucca is a nutty flavored, starchy tuber of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from the South-American origin. This sweet, crunchy underground tuber has been a popular edible root for centuries in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America; it is an indispensable part of the carbohydrate diet of millions of inhabitants living in these regions.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 6, 2013

Getting Enough Sleep a More Potent Painkiller Than Codeine

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Getting a couple more hours of sleep each night is more effective than codeine at reducing the body's sensitivity to pain, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP.

The study was the first to examine the pain-related effects of getting extra sleep, although other studies have shown that sleep deprivation can lead to decreased pain tolerance.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 5, 2013

Flu Shots During Pregnancy Lead to Increase in Fetal Deaths

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has maintained that the combined influenza vaccine, which was first administered during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu season, is perfectly safe and actually encouraged for pregnant women. But a new study published in the journal Human and Environmental Toxicology (HET) reveals that, following the mass administration of the untested dual vaccine, which contains the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal, miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women who received it skyrocketed by an astounding 4,250 percent.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 5, 2013

Diet High in Carotenoids From Fruits and Vegetables May Slow ALS Onset

by John Phillip

(NaturalNews) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment for the illness, which is believed to be the result of oxidative stress caused by decades of poor diet, stress, environmental toxins and poor physical conditioning. Researchers have now discovered that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the onset of ALS.

 

March 5, 2013

Reclaim Your Brain - Naturally!

by Mark Towse

(NaturalNews) Our Brains are under siege from all angles. From the dumbing down of the education system, toxins and hormones in food and water, the covert reduction of people's attention spans and information saturation, to endless stimulant induced peaks and troughs - times are hard for your grey matter. Over stimulated, under nourished minds can lead to stress, mental problems and a lower overall quality of life. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to nourish your nous, feed your thoughts and realign your mind.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 4, 2013

BPA is Deadly to the Developing Brains of Babies in Utero, New Study Shows

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) Scientists from Duke University in North Carolina have identified yet another major threat to human health posed by the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). According to new research, babies exposed to BPA in utero, or during their developmental stages in the womb, could experience inhibited central nervous system development, which in turn could set them up for future stricken with neurodevelopmental problems.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 4, 2013

Six Crucial Things to Watch Out for When Buying Vitamins and Supplements

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) Not all vitamins and dietary supplements are the same. Many popular supplement brands, in fact, contain artificial additives, synthetic flow agents, chemical colorings, and even imitation vitamin compounds that your body does not recognize and cannot fully process. So how can you know whether or not the vitamins and supplements you buy are safe and effective?

Here are six helpful tips on what to watch out for when buying vitamins and supplements.

 

March 4, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk by 30%

A "landmark" study provides compelling evidence that it's the type, not the level of fat, that counts for cardio health.

People following an energy unrestricted plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce their risk of a major cardiovascular event by 30% compared with people following a purely low-fat diet.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 4, 2013

How Autism is Connected to Mercury Toxicity - and What to Do About It

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the Polish journal Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis raises new and pertinent questions about the intensifying link between mercury toxicity and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Far from being the definitively debunked hoax that the mainstream media and so-called "skeptics" have arrogantly declared it to be, the purported connection between mercury exposure, particularly in vaccines, and autism is becoming nearly undeniable, as evidence continues to emerge showing that the official story on the matter is complete bunk.

Read more about the study.

 

March 1, 2013

Curcumin vs. Cancer - The scientific evidence continues to flow in

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) There is definitely no shortage of scientific evidence these days to show that curcumin, the believed-to-be primary active ingredient in the spice turmeric, holds incredible therapeutic value, and just might be the most advisable medicinal spice of our day. And a prominent medical oncologist from Johns Hopkins University seems to agree, having recently held a large seminar highlighting the incredible ability of curcumin to fight diabetes, inflammation, and even cancer without causing any harmful side effects.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 1, 2013

Nutrition, Rhythm and Metabolism

By Marc David

One of the lesser understood but clinically useful nutrition strategies when it comes to weight, energy, mood and appetite regulation is the little known field of bio-circadian nutrition. Simply put, when we eat is often as important as what we eat. Like all aspects of nutrition science, there’s a very elegant continuum of possibilities that exists from person to person. In other words, we’re all nutritionally different, so the only true hard and fast rules are the ones that apply to your unique nutritional experience. I’d love to share with you some clinical, real world observations, along with some of the simple science behind eating rhythm. See if any of this might apply to you.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 1, 2013

Tyson, Cargill Among Others Drugging Meat with Merck's New Zilmax?

by Lance Johnson

(NaturalNews) Merck scientists have introduced a new drug to the meat industry - Zilmax. This drug bulks up cattle in the last few weeks of their lives, bringing in more revenue for feedlot owners. Four major meat companies now use Zilmax, including Tyson Foods, JBS SA, Cargill, and National Beef Packing Co. Reportedly, Cargill resisted Zilmax for years, but finally got on board to keep up with the market.

Read more about the study.

 

March 1, 2013

Dietary Changes Prompt Swift Improvements in Inflammation

In the inflammation is a primary trigger for a number of chronic diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer, Alzheimer's disease to arthritis, a number of researchers are pursuing the role of changes in diet to reduce the inflammation response.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 1, 2013

Zinc, Infections and Immune Responses

Cell Reports

The innate immune system constitutes the front line of host defense by triggering inflammation, a primordial response designed to protect the host against pathogen invasion (Takeuchi and Akira, 2010).

Zinc, an essential trace element, facilitates the coordination of innate and adaptive immunity (Rink and Haase, 2007).

Read more about the study here.

 

March 1, 2013

White Matter Hyperintensities and Alzheimer's Disease

NewsRx.com

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System Week

New findings by Columbia researchers suggest that along with amyloid deposits, white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) may be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Most current approaches to Alzheimer's disease focus on the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain. The researchers at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, led by Adam M. Brickman, PhD, assistant professor of neuropsychology, examined the additional contribution of small-vessel cerebrovascular disease, which they visualized as white matter hyperintensities (WMHs).

Read more about the research here.

 

March 1, 2013

How to Overcome Insomnia Without Prescription Drugs

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) Are the worries of life keeping you up at night? Do you have trouble unwinding at the end of the day, and end up staring at the television or ceiling for hours trying to fall asleep? If getting normal rest is troublesome for you, there is hope apart from having to pop a sleeping pill every night just to get some shut-eye.

Here are some helpful tips for overcoming insomnia without the use of prescription drugs.

 

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