LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 4


 

April 30, 2013

Almost No Progress Made in Improving Nutrition of Kids' Menus, Report Finds

by Hank Schultz

Restaurant chains in the US have made little progress in recent years in improving the nutritional profile of their children’s menus according to a new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The report found that 97% of the nearly 3,500 meal possibilities surveyed do not meet CSPI’s nutrition criteria for four- to eight-year-olds.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 30, 2013

Physicians on Fitness

WorldHealth.net

A team from the US Centers from Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that a more physically active physician encourages patients to follow suit. Isabel Garcia de Quevedo and colleagues completed a meta analysis of studies dating from 1979 through 2012 that compared healthcare providers' typically self-reported physical activity habits or fitness to their practice in counseling patients.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 29, 2013

Five Easy Morning Rituals for Instant Energy

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Getting a good, energetic start in the morning starts the night before. Planning your next day and getting organized before you go to bed can be helpful in two ways. That includes everything from a realistic to-do list to making sure your clothes are set aside.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 29, 2013

Mayo Clinic review links L-Carnitine to Multiple Heart Health Benefits

by Oliver Nieburg

A systematic review by the Mayo Clinic has said that L-Carnitine can reduce mortality, abnormal heart rhythms and angina development in patients experiencing a heart attack.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 29, 2013

Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders / Childhood Autism

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Importance Valproate is used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders and may be the only treatment option for women of childbearing potential. However, prenatal exposure to valproate may increase the risk of autism.

Objective To determine whether prenatal exposure to valproate is associated with an increased risk of autism in offspring.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 29, 2013

Bipolar Rates Soar Despite Heavy Use of Psychiatric Drugs, Natural Alternatives May Prove More Effective

by Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) America has one of the highest rates of bipolar disease in the world with a staggering 5.7 million adults diagnosed. Characterized by periods of bone crushing depression swinging to cycles of mania, the disorder can destroy families and finances while shortening lifespan due to high suicide rates. Yet the disease has varying degrees of severity and often goes unrecognized. To make matters worse, the mainstream medical establishment consistently advocates pharmaceutical drugs as a universal panacea. Sadly, these treatments are rife with side-effects. In response, many are beginning to seek alternatives to conventional medicine - and finding success with natural remedies.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 29, 2013

Vitamin E a ‘Potential Weapon’ Against Obesity Related Disease: Study

by Nathan Gray

Consumption of vitamin E could help to battle the symptoms of liver disease brought on by obesity, according to new research.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 26, 2013

Is Population-Wide Salt Reduction Necessary?

FoodNavigator.com

Despite decades of research and debate, there are still questions about the suitability of population-wide salt reduction. Can some people safely consume more salt than others?

Read more about the report here.

 

April 26, 2013

Seven Dangers of Sugary Foods On Young Teenagers' Development

by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) Sugar in its natural and unrefined form does have a lot of benefits. It is responsible for giving young kids the kind of energy they have. However, too much sugary food can affect a young teenager's development. Some of the bad effects of sugar include increasing the risk to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, poor nutrition and high blood pressure. Sugar has also been linked to heart diseases and even cancer development.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 26, 2013

Science Update About Polyphenols and Carotenoids

Establishing some kind of intake recommendations for polyphenols and carotenoids will spur innovation and allow for rational synergies of phytochemicals with specific health outcomes, says Prof Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 26, 2013

Do Green Tea and Red Wine Extracts Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease?

Science Daily

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer's disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 26, 2013

Teen Who Ate Almost Nothing But Ramen Noodles for 13 Years Has Health of 80-year-old

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) Since she was about five years old, Georgi Readman from the Isle of Wight in the U.K. has been eating primarily ramen noodles and nothing more for virtually every meal. And now the 18-year-old girl is suffering the health consequences, as reports indicate that her persistent aversion to fruit and vegetables has rendered her severely malnourished and about as healthy as an average 80-year-old.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 25, 2013

Can Mushroom-Soybean Extract Be Used in Fight Against Cancer?

A natural, nontoxic product called genistein-combined polysaccharide, or GCP, which is commercially available in health stores, could help lengthen the life expectancy of certain prostate cancer patients, UC Davis researchers have found.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 25, 2013

Food Fraud Alert!

New York Daily News

by Tracy Miller

Is that really ‘White Tuna’ in your sushi or a less expensive substitute? The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, a nonprofit scientific organization that sets quality standards for food and medicine, warns you may not be getting what’s advertised in certain foods.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 25, 2013

How Effective is Chickenpox Vaccine?

All vaccines only provide temporary immunity. Only recovery from natural chickenpox disease will provide lifelong immunity. When the chickenpox vaccine was licensed for public use in 1995, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimated that it was 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing disease.

A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study reported that "the effectiveness of the vaccine was 44 percent against disease of any severity and 86 percent against moderate or severe disease." Some are suggesting a second dose of chickenpox vaccine may be needed. Another study in 2002 confirmed that adults exposed to natural chickenpox disease were protected from developing shingles and that there is concern that mass vaccination against chickenpox may cause a future epidemic of shingles, affecting more than 50 percent of Americans aged 10 to 44 years.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 24, 2013

HMB May Protect Against Muscle Loss During Bed Rest

Daily supplements containing HMB, a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid leucine, may preserve muscle mass during bed rest, says a new study by Abbott Nutrition.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 24, 2013

Almost 400 Medicines And Vaccines In Development To Fight Infectious Diseases

US public health officials say your child should receive 69 doses of 16 different vaccines before age 18. And, believe it or not, Big Pharma has 145 more vaccines in the pipeline.

Read about it here.

 

 

April 24, 2013

Can 'Working Out' Lower Chances of Breast Cancer Development?

by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) Post-menopausal women who are regularly working out are less likely to develop breast cancer due to the fact that they have lower estrogen levels, based on new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 23, 2013

Do Parents Recognize When Their Children Are Obese?

Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA A recent poll shows a large gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions. According to their parents, 15% of children are a little or very overweight, while national data suggest more than twice as many, or 32% of all children, are overweight or obese. The poll was conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Read more about the report here.

 

April 23, 2013

Do Grape Seed Extract's Blood Pressure Benefits Extend to Beverages?

By Hank Schultz

A study being presented at a conference this week has shown that Polyphenolics MegaNatural BP grape seed extract shows similar blood pressure support effects in a beverage matrix as it does in supplement form.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 23, 2013

Can Doctors "Feel" Their Patients' Pain?

BOSTON – A patient's relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain scans while they believed they were actually treating patients, researchers have provided the first scientific evidence indicating that doctors truly can feel their patients' pain – and can also experience their relief following treatment.

Led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, the new findings, which appear on-line in Molecular Psychiatry, help to illuminate one of the more intangible aspects of health care – the doctor/patient relationship.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 23, 2013

Does Dietary Fiber Fend Off Stroke?

WorldHealth.net

Previously, a number of studies have linked dietary fiber intake to specific stroke risk factors, such as hypertension and high cholesterol. Diane Threapleton, from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis of eight prospective cohort studies from the United States, northern Europe, Australia, and Japan reporting on fiber intake in healthy individuals (defined as not recruited based on history of disease or poor health) and incidence of first ever stroke.

Read more about the studies here.

 

 

April 23, 2013

Girl Without Vaccine Can't Go to School, Despite Doctor's Order

NBC New York

A kindergartner who can't have the chickenpox vaccine because she has an infant sister is being kept out of her Staten Island school, her family says.

Elizabeth Wagner says her older daughter, Frankie, can't attend class at PS 36 because she doesn't have the varicella vaccine.

The girl's pediatrician refuses to vaccinate any child who lives with an infant, Wagner says. Wagner also has a 14-week-old baby girl, Devin Elizabeth.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 22, 2013

Omega-3 Ethyl Esters May Make Blood Vessels More Elastic: Study

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids in the ethyl ester form may reduce the stiffness in arteries and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people, says a new study from Australia.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 22, 2013

Cerebral White Matter Lesions Linked to Reduced Tocopherol Levels

The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging reported the finding of Japanese researchers of an increase in deep white matter lesions, a sign of ischemic damage, in association with decreased levels of gamma-tocopherols in men and delta‑tocopherols in women.

Cerebral white matter lesions, which can be visualized via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), consist of periventricular hyperintensities and deep (subcortical) white matter lesions. The current study used deep white matter lesions as an early marker of intracranial arteriosclerosis, which increases the risk of stroke.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 22, 2013

Seven Natural Solutions for Chronic Constipation

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine considers three bowel movements occurring less than three times per week a sign of chronic constipation. Mainstream medicine also considers one bowel movement per day more than adequate.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 22, 2013

11 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally (Without Drugs!)

by Maria Rodale

The other day I saw a report that said that one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 take antidepressants. That seems so sad to me. But what was truly shocking was that less than a third of the people taking these drugs have seen a mental health professional in the last year--and most people who take these drugs don't need them.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 19, 2013

Is Childhood Obesity a Gateway to Other Chronic Diseases?

While a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition's immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been supposed.

Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children had a 1.3 times higher risk.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 19, 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Reduces Depression in Elderly

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-month trial involving 46 elderly depressed females (aged 66-95 years), treatment with omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (2.5 g/d, containing 1.67 g EPA and 0.83 g DHA) was found to significantly reduce scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale and significantly improve physical and mental components of the SF-36, after a period of 2 months, in the intervention group alone.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 19, 2013

What is the Mystery Meat in Lamb Curry?

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) If you thought the possibility of horse meat in your fast food hamburger was bad, then you will be utterly horrified at what was recently discovered as part of an in-depth BBC investigation into fast food. As reported by the U.K.'s Mirror recently, samples of "lamb" meat taken from several Indian, Asian, and other take-out restaurants in London may have been composed entirely of either cat or dog, or both.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 19, 2013

Anti-Aging Lifestyle Reduces Cardiovascular & Cancer Risks

WorldHealth.net

The anti-aging lifestyle includes behaviors such as not smoking, achieving a healthy blood sugar and blood pressure, engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining healthy total cholesterol and body mass index (BMI), and eating a healthy diet. These seven tenets are also reflected by the American Heart Association (AHA) as ideal cardiovascular health metrics.

Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and colleagues assessed data collected on 13,253 participants, mean age 54 years at baseline, from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study which included nearly 20 years of follow-up.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 18, 2013

What Effect Do Eggs Have On Heart Health?

WorldHealth.net

Conflicting studies in recent years report that egg consumption both may, and may not be, a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Liegang Liu, from Huazhong University (China), and colleagues Shari get completed a meta-analysis of eight studies that included 263,938 study subjects for coronary heart disease and 210,404 participants for stroke.

Read more about the studies here.

 

 

April 18, 2013

Is Krill Oil a Good Alternative to Fish Oil?

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

•*Krill oil was recently promoted by Dr. Oz as an alternative to fish oils as a source of Omega-3s. Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans. Promoters say that krill oil provides similar cardiac benefits as fish oil, but with fewer capsules and no fishy taste. Krill oil supplements contain less of the omega-3s EPA and DHA than fish oil supplements, but manufacturers claim krill oil is better absorbed because the omega-3s are in a phospholipid form. Preliminary evidence shows that a specific krill oil product can lower cholesterol and triglycerides. But overall there's much better evidence that fish oil can lower triglycerides and cardiovascular risk.


Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 17, 2013

Is Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies?

Science Daily

Maternal nutrition is important to a developing embryo and to the health of the child later in life. Supplementing the diet with specific vitamins is known to increase health of the fetus for example folic acid (vitamin B9) reduces the risk of spina bifida. However not everything an adult might consume is beneficial to a developing baby. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that caffeine is linked to low birth weight babies and that caffeine from coffee in linked to increasing length of pregnancy.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 17, 2013

Some Unconventional Ways to Detox Your Liver

by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Many of us face growing weight problems these days, especially as we age and our metabolism slows considerably. And while there are a number of ways to help shed pounds - diet and exercise are among the most effective - the one thing you need in order to keep the weight off is a healthy liver.

Read more about the story here.

 

 

April 17, 2013

Vitamin D Fends Off Disease

WorldHealth.net

A growing body of evidence suggests the importance of Vitamin D in maintaining bone health, to the health of the cardiovascular and immune systems. Arash Hossein-nezhad, from Boston University School of Medicine and colleagues completed a randomized trial involving 8 healthy men and women, average age 27 years, all of whom were vitamin D deficient/insufficient at the study’s start.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 16, 2013

Could Cranberry Compounds Be a Future Therapy to Control Blood Sugar Levels?

Evidence exists to suggest that a potential approach to controlling blood sugar is to inhibit the action of specific enzymes which are involved in carbohydrate digestion. Ann Barrett, from the US Army Natick Soldier Research Center and colleagues tested tannin compounds from cranberry, pomegranate, grape, and cocoa for their ability to bind to the digestive enzymes alpha-amylase and glucoamylase.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 16, 2013

Study Links Hunger, Autoimmune Diseases

BY Dan Weiner

Yale researchers have helped uncover the cellular mechanism that explains how changes in our diet may have led to increasing rates of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Using genetically modified mice, the researchers showed that altering hypothalamic neurons to simulate satiety increased inflammation of body tissue. The finding helps explain how immune system-triggered inflammation often occurs after eating and carries implications for developing new treatments for autoimmune disorders, said senior author and comparative medicine professor Tamas Horvath of the Yale School of Medicine. The paper was published online on March 25 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 16, 2013

Do Treatments for Prostate Cancer Affect Sexual Functions in Men?

 

United Press International

Almost all men who had surgery or radiation for prostate cancer had side-effects including erectile dysfunction 15 year later, U.S. researchers say.

First author Dr. Matthew Resnick of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues tracked 1,655 men ages 55-74, of whom 70 percent had undergone prostatectomy -- prostate removal -- while 30 percent had undergone radiotherapy.

After five years both groups had a gradual decline in sexual function. At 15 years, erectile dysfunction was nearly universal, with 87 percent in the prostatectomy group and 93.9 percent in the radiotherapy group reporting sexual difficulties, Resnick said.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 16, 2013

Can You Lower Your Blood Pressure with Hibiscus Tea?

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as pharmaceutical drugs, numerous studies have shown.

Read more about the studies here.

 

 

April 15, 2013

Could Coenzyme Q10 Be Useful in Treating Diabetic Neuropathy?

VitaSearch

A randomized controlled study involving 56 mice with streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes and 20 normal mice, found that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) reduced proinflammatory factors in the peripheral and central nervous system.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 15, 2013

Judge Rules Secret Behind US 'Pink Slime' Must Remain Under Wraps

You’re not likely to have heard of Beef Products Inc. before, but the leading maker of “lean finely textured beef” - or what is now referred to as “pink slime” - was successful in blocking the release of its processing techniques to prying eyes.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 12, 2013

The Kitchen is the Heart of a Home

by Sherry L. Ackerman

(NaturalNews) The kitchen is the heart of my home. It's the hub of the domestic wheel. Since it's where the woodstove is, this time of year, it's where everyone gathers. And, everything of any importance takes place there: meals get prepared, recipes shared, bills paid, horse grains mixed, tinctures made, messages exchanged; kombucha brewed, coffee sipped and books read.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 12, 2013

Can Probiotics Improve Bone Density?

Probiotics -- the "good" bacteria found in fermented foods like yogurt -- could do the bones some good, according to a new study in mice.

While the findings have yet to be replicated in humans, Michigan State University researchers said they are hopeful their finding that probiotics seems to improve bone density could have implications for future osteoporosis medications -- especially since some current drugs come with less-than-desired side effects.

"We know that inflammation in the gut can cause bone loss, though it's unclear exactly why," study researcher Laura McCabe, a professor at Michigan State University, said in a statement. "The neat thing we found is that a probiotic can enhance bone density."

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 11, 2013

Electromagnetic Radiation – Some of the Science, Healthy Aging in the Digital Age

Posted by Kerry Crofton, PhD

Whether you are a clinician working in this field or a potential parent, you should know that the findings from hundreds of published studies indicate we should be concerned - even before conception - about a range of environmental health hazards, including the radiation from all things wired and wireless.

First, here is a brief report of a 2011 conference where prominent scientists in this field, including Devra Davis, PhD, MPH Founder and President of Environmental Health Trust, raised concerns about microwave radiation.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 11, 2013

Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data, Study Finds

New York Times
by John Markoff

Using data drawn from queries entered into Google, Microsoft and Yahoo search engines, scientists at Microsoft, Stanford and Columbia University have for the first time been able to detect evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the Food and Drug Administration’s warning system.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 11, 2013

Weird Food Allergy Stresses Moms, Baffles Doctors

ABC News
By Susan Donaldson James

Peanuts and dairy products are notorious offenders for children with food allergies, but few parents and doctors are aware of a much more insidious food allergy that many in the pediatric community have never heard of.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 10, 2013

What Do We Need To Know About Eating Oils?

By Samantha Sutherland

Oil. It's a slippery topic.

There are so many different types of oils, some are good for us, some are better for us, some are bad for us, and some of them have a maximum temperature before they turn from good to bad.

Read more about the report here.

 

April 10, 2013

Can Folic Acid Prevent Autism?

By Catherine Winters

Women who take folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant, as well as early in pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study.

Researchers followed 85,176 babies born between 2002 and 2008 for three to 10 years to determine whether their mother's use of folic acid supplements influenced the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. The researchers focused on women who had taken folic acid supplements for 4 weeks before they became pregnant until 8 weeks after the start of the pregnancy.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 10, 2013

USDA Caves to Food Industry Pressures, Approves Three New Toxic Meat Preservatives

by Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) After intense lobbying by Kraft Foods Global Inc. and Kemin Food Technologies, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has agreed to reverse existing regulations that prohibit the use of three toxic meat preservatives.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 10, 2013

Higher Blood Omega-3s Associated with Lower Risk of Premature Death Among Older Adults

Harvard School of Public Health

Older adults who have higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids—found almost exclusively in fatty fish and seafood—may be able to lower their overall mortality risk by as much as 27% and their mortality risk from heart disease by about 35%, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington. Researchers found that older adults who had the highest blood levels of the fatty acids found in fish lived, on average, 2.2 years longer than those with lower levels.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 9, 2013

Olive Oil Nourishes Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau proteins in the brain. Oleocanthal is a phenolic component found abundantly in extra-virgin olive oil; some previous studies suggest that the compound may exert neuroprotective effects.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 9, 2013

The Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil for Brain Function and Cognitive Performance

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) It's amazing how coconut oil has recently been acknowledged for the healthy oil that it is after having been vilified for decades as a heart attack oil. Now it's been discovered to boost even brain health.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 9, 2013

5 Reasons to Take Astaxanthin Every Day

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Astaxanthin (pronounced "asta-ZAN-thin") is a naturally-occurring carotenoid found in algae, shrimp, lobster, crab and salmon. Carotenoids are pigment colors that occur in nature and support good health. Beta carotene, for example, is orange. Astaxanthin, dubbed the "king of the carotenoids" is red, and is responsible for turning salmon, crab, lobster and shrimp flesh pink. In the animal kingdom, astaxanthin is found in the highest concentration in the muscles of salmon. Scientists theorize astaxanthin helps provide the endurance these remarkable animals need to swim upstream. For humans, astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant with broad health implications and unlike other antioxidants, such as beta carotene, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, C, D and selenium, astaxanthin never becomes pro-oxidant in the body.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 9, 2013

The Merits of Movement

With evidence mounting that suggests that the more a person sits, the greater his/her risk of chronic diseases, two studies reaffirm the merits of moving about. Emma S George, University of Western Sydney (Australia), and colleagues, reported on their analysis of data from subjects enrolled in Australia’s 45 and Up Study, involving more than 267,000 people and for which a subset of 63,048 men, ages 45 t0 65 years, was selected. The team found that, compared with those who reported sitting four hours or less per day, those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 9, 2013

Omega-3 Backed to Boost Immune Response, Not Just Battle Inflammation

By Nathan Gray

Long chain omega-3 fatty acids may help to boost the immune system by enhancing the functioning of immune cells, according to new research.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 8, 2013

Effective Natural Remedies to Cure Spring Allergies

by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) Spring allergy is commonly used to refer to hay fever, a seasonal allergic rhinitis attack experienced by more than 35 million Americans every year as the season changes and many allergens start to blossom - during springtime. As pollens scatter and travel through air, people as far as hundreds of miles away unknowingly sniff them, triggering allergic reactions, such as sneezing, coughing, eye and nose irritation and runny nose.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 8, 2013

Telomeres Tell Longevity

WorldHealth.Net

Telomeres are the end caps of chromosomes, protecting the DNA complexes from deterioration during cell division. Telomere shortening is considered a marker of cellular aging, and prematurely shortened telomeres have been linked to increased risk of cancers, heart disease, dementia and death.

John Carlquist, from the University of Utah, and colleagues tested DNA samples from over 3,500 heart attack and stroke patients.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 5, 2013

Eat These Foods to Boost Your Levels of Vitamin B

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Researchers at Tuft University in Boston, Massachusetts, conducted a study entitled "Association of vitamin B-6 status with inflammation, oxidative stress, and chronic inflammatory conditions: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study."

It was called the Boston Puerto Rican study because the researchers used 1,205 ethnic Puerto Rican elders living in the Boston area who exhibit a higher rate of depression and cognitive impairment as well as hypertension, obesity, and Type II diabetes than non-Hispanic or Hispanic groups.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 5, 2013

"D"fend Your Muscles

Previously, research suggests that Vitamin D may assist in reducing muscle and joint pain in cancer patients, as well as improve muscle performance in overweight people. Among 12 men and women with Vitamin DS deficiency, Sinha Akash, from Newcastle University (United Kingdom), and colleagues investigated phosphocreatine recovery, a marker of muscle fatigue, both priot to and after Vitamin D supplementation.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 5, 2013

Omega-3s May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a major public health concern, and the majority of cases are caused by solar ultraviolet radiation exposure, which suppresses skin immunity.

In that animal studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids exert a protective effect against photoimmunosuppression and skin cancer, Lesley Rhodes, from The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), and colleagues enrolled 79 men and women, ages 22 to 60 years, to consume either a supplement containing 5 g of omega-3 fatty acids (70% eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and 10% docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]), or a control pill, daily for three months.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 5, 2013

Antibiotic Resistance Poses 'Catastrophic Threat' to Mankind Over Next 20 Years

by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) The growing resistance to the world's supply of antibiotics is becoming a "catastrophic threat" that will manifest itself over the next 20 years, according to a new report from the British government.

Dame Sally Davies, Britain's Chief Medical Officer, called for global action in her first annual report to combat spreading antimicrobial resistance, which she said could cause tens of millions of patients to die following even minor surgery within two decades.

Davies said the problem is growing so large and serious that the British government should rank it alongside terrorism and climate change as one of the country's biggest threats.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 4, 2013

Omega-3 Backed to Boost Immune Response, Not Just Battle Inflammation

By Nathan Gray

Long chain omega-3 fatty acids may help to boost the immune system by enhancing the functioning of immune cells, according to new research.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 3, 2013

Every Mass Shooting Over Last 20 Years Has One Thing in Common... and It's Not Guns

By Dan Roberts

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 3, 2013

Does Carnosic Acid Protect the Eyes?

The journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science reported that carnosic acid, a compound occurring in the herb rosemary, helped protect the eyes' retina from degeneration and hydrogen peroxide-induced toxicity.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

April 3, 2013

Can More Fiber in the Diet Lower the Risk of Stroke?

American Heart/Stroke Association

Greater dietary fiber intake is significantly associated with lower risk of first stroke. Overall, findings support dietary recommendations to increase intake of total dietary fiber.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

April 2, 2013

The BPA Challenge - Reduce Exposure and Detoxify in Five Days or Fewer

by Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it's impossible to completely avoid. And the general public is poisoned by BPA on a daily basis, completely unaware a powerful contaminant is lurking in their food. Yet, health risks can be reduced with basic lifestyle adjustments along with simple detoxification practices.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

April 2, 2013

Fish Oil Supplements Show Heart Rate Benefits

by Stephen Daniells

The heart health benefits of omega-3-rich fish oil may be linked to its ability to favorably influence the variability in heart rates, says a meta-analysis of 15 studies.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 1, 2013

Apple Extract Kills Colon Cancer Cells Better Than Chemo Drug in Latest Study

by Ethan Evers

(NaturalNews) Oligosaccharides from apples killed up to 46 percent of human colon cancer cells in vitro, and outperformed the most commonly used chemo drug by a wide margin at every dose level tested. And unlike toxic chemo drugs, oligosaccharides are natural, health-promoting compounds widely present in fruits and vegetables.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 1, 2013

Abdominal Fat and What to Do About It

Harvard Medical School

Though the term might sound dated, “middle-age spread” is a greater concern than ever. As people go through their middle years, their proportion of fat to body weight tends to increase — more so in women than men. Extra pounds tend to park themselves around the midsection.

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