LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 5


 

June 28, 2013

GMOs Linked to Blood Dell Disorders, Leukemia

(NaturalNews) Widespread industry claims that the altered traits of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) do not persist in food and are thus harmless to humans have once again been proven to be false. A new study published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases has revealed that GMOs indeed damage and toxify human blood cells, and can consequently lead to the development of deadly blood diseases like anemia and leukemia.

Read more about the report here.

 

June 28, 2013

Barley Compounds May Help Weight Management Goals

Previously, animal models suggest that gut microbial metabolism may affect host metabolism, including appetite regulating hormones. Elin V Johansson, from Lund University (Sweden), and colleagues evaluated the potential effects of a whole grain barley kernel product, rich in intrinsic indigestible carbohydrates (dietary fiber and resistant starch), on markers of metabolism and appetite regulation in healthy men and women.

Read more about the research here.

 

June 28, 2013

Some Forms of Cinnamon Linked to Liver Damage

Researchers at the American Chemical Society have issued a safety warning concerning many kinds of cinnamon, cinnamon-flavored foods and beverages, and food supplements. Ikhlas Khan and colleagues found that many cinnamon-containing foods, beverages and supplements do not contain “true” Ceylon cinnamon, which is derived from the dried inner bark of Cinnamomum verum.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 28, 2013

Protect Yourself From Prostate Cancer by Simply Changing Your Diet

(NaturalNews) A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados, and various other foods rich in healthy fats typically fare better than other men when it comes to prostate health, and are thus much less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 27, 2013

Immune Markers Characterize Exceptional Health in Aging

Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint, and conversely – older adults who have mild impairments bear a distinct immunologic pattern as well. Abbe N. de Vallejo, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues collected blood samples from 140 subjects, ages 78 to 94 years, enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Study for nearly two decades. The team also gathered information about the participants' health and function, medical history and hospitalizations, and self-rated health, and assessed their cognitive and physical function using standard tests.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 27, 2013

Probiotics Again Linked to Fat and Weight Loss: RCT Data

Daily supplements of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 (LG2055) may help weight loss in people with obese tendencies, says a new study from Japan.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 27, 2013

Cholesterol Medications Linked to Major Health Issues

(NaturalNews) Controlling cholesterol is a very misunderstood issue within medicine today. What most of the population doesn't seem to understand is that cholesterol is an extremely vital component for maintaining health on many different levels.

Today, people are so afraid of their cholesterol numbers that they're willing to take very dangerous statin medications in order to better "control" the situation.

Unfortunately, these types of drugs are far from safe, and they should be looked at in an entirely different light if society, as a whole, is to awaken and become healthy once again.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 27, 2013

Magnesium – ‘Sky is the Limit’ for the ‘Hottest Ingredient in the Mineral Category’

Growing consumer awareness of their own deficiencies, its health benefits, and the emergence of innovative forms are making magnesium the ‘the hottest ingredient in the mineral category’.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 26, 2013

Scientists Unveil Potential Treatment for Gray Hair and Skin Condition Vitiligo

Researchers have announced that a treatment for gray hair may well be on the horizon. A team of European researchers have discovered that gray hair occurs when there is massive oxidative stress in the hair follicle caused by a build-up of hydrogen peroxide, which causes the hair to bleach itself from the inside out. The researchers then went out to discover that the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide can be treated with a topical compound containing a UVB-activated pseudocatalase.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 26, 2013

Supercharge Your Brain With Foods That Stimulate Dopamine Production

(NaturalNews) The brain neurotransmitter dopamine activates the metabolism helping the body establish a healthy weight. Additionally, dopamine helps the brain generate sufficient energy to run the body. It stimulates the heart, regulates the flow of information through our brains, controls movement, and allows humans to experience feelings of passion and pleasure, according to the Health News Stand website. Dopamine production is boosted by the consumption of certain foods, especially those containing the amino acid tyrosine. Eating these special foods adds to our ability to respond optimally to our lives both physically and emotionally. All foods eaten should ideally be organic to avoid the effects of pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 26, 2013

Eating Peppers and Tomatoes May Reduce Parkinson's Risk

New research suggests that eating nicotine-containing foods from the Solanaceae family, such as peppers and tomatoes, may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Dr Susan Searles Nielsen and colleagues from the University of Washington in Seattle questioned 490 patients newly diagnosed with Parkinson's and 644 individuals without neurological conditions about their lifetime diet. Participants were also questioned about tobacco use as previous research has suggested that cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco (also a plant of the Solanaceae family), may reduce the risk of developing the disease.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 26, 2013

Women Ignoring New Mammogram Recommendations

New guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that while women ages 50-74 should continue to undergo mammograms every 2-years, those between the ages of 40 and 49 without a family history of breast cancer should instead discuss the risks and benefits of routine screening mammography with their physicians. However, results of a study by Lauren D. Block, M.D., M.P.H., a clinical fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and her colleagues has found that women seem to be ignoring the new guidelines.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 26, 2013

Research Links Hypoglycemia To Dementia In Later Life

(NaturalNews) Hypoglycemia may increase the risk of dementia and vice versa, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The study was conducted on people with diabetes, who are who are paradoxically among those most likely to suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar, which can cause cellular damage and produce a wide variety of other health problems over time. For this reason, diabetes treatments focus on lowering blood sugar levels. In some cases, blood sugar can drop too much and hypoglycemia results.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 21, 2013

Resistance Exercise Greatly Stimulates HGH, Lowers Heart Disease and Diabetes

Recently Mayo clinic researchers proposed that a lack of exercise should be defined as a medical problem; no other single factor has been shown to be more effective in preventing heart disease, diabetes, and even depression, cancer, others.

The reason: resistance exercise (much more than aerobic) stimulates HGH release.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 21, 2013

The ‘Health Halo’ Effect: Nutrition Claims May Lead to Bigger Portions

People tend to choose larger portions of foods when they are marketed as ‘healthy’, suggests new research led by a team from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 21, 2013

Can Stem Cells Reverse Aging?

University of Pittsburgh scientists improved the lifespan of mice with an aging disease (progeria) by injecting them with normal stem cells, prolonging their lifespan by two to three times. Importantly, the stem cells, which were derived from the muscle of young, healthy rodents, did not migrate to other tissue in the body and appear to have secreted a growth factor, or protein, that delayed the aging process.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 21, 2013

Diabetes Symptoms Linked to Acute Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency

(NaturalNews) Stuart Lindsay is a PharmD (PhD in pharmacy) who contributed an article to orthomolecular.org entitled "Confessions of a Frustrated Pharmacist."

He wrote of his frustrations of being ostracized from members of the medical community as he became aware of how drugs were not working to cure much of anything.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 19, 2013

Could New Brain Research Help People Live Longer?

The area of the brain that controls growth, reproduction and metabolism also kick-starts aging, according to a study published recently in Nature. The finding could lead to new treatments for age-related illnesses, helping people to live longer.

Read more about the research here?

 

 

June 19, 2013

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

by John Summerly

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 19, 2013

How Does 5-Hour Energy Compare to Plain Water w/Caffeine?

A preliminary study assessing the efficacy of 5-Hour Energy found that the energy shot did not "significantly improve" brain activity and reaction time versus plain water with added caffeine.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 18, 2013

Are You Taking One of the Top 3 Most Dangerous OTC Pain Relievers?

Chances are – when you get a headache, hurt your back, pull a muscle or suffer from menstrual cramps – you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication to help you feel better.

You don’t need a prescription, the cost is reasonable and the relief – though temporary – is fairly immediate. You use them every day without thinking about it for one thing or another.

The fact that these pain relievers are common does not make them safe. On the other hand, the fact that a remedy is uncommon does not make it unsafe.

It is likely that you have taken at least one of these medications – maybe all of them at one time or another – and there may be side effects to your health that you never suspected.

If you frequently use OTC pain medication – there are some things you need to know.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 18, 2013

'Drought Refugees' to Become Reality in USA as Western Half of Nation Dries Up

(NaturalNews) The U.S. intelligence community and scores of scientists at home and abroad have warned that the world's supply of clean, potable water is fast disappearing, due mostly to climate change, overuse and pollution.

And while such water shortages are set to affect mostly poor, third-world countries the hardest, the U.S. itself is certainly not immune to shortages of water, the liquid that sustains every one of the 9 billion lives on planet Earth.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 18, 2013

Black Tea Compounds Beneficial for Blood Pressure

Black tea is green tea that has been fermented. While previous studies suggest that regular consumption of black tea may help to lower blood pressure level, Jonathan M Hodgson, from the University of Western Australia, and colleagues investigated its effects on blood pressure variation.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 18, 2013

Probiotic May Boost Vitamin D Levels - First Human Data

Daily supplements of probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 may boost circulating vitamin D levels in the blood by 25%, say results of a post-hoc analysis of a published randomized controlled trial.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 17, 2013

Omega-3 May Minimize Damaging Effects of Junk Food on Brain

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could help to minimize the debilitating effects that high junk food consumption has on the brain, according to a new review of more than 180 research papers.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 17, 2013

Protect Your Heart with CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 (Research)

(NaturalNews) If you're looking for ways to improve the health of your heart, don't overlook the dramatic impact of two simple nutrients: vitamin B6 and CoQ10.

In a controlled study published in the journal Nutrition Research in October 2012, researchers from Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan measured blood levels of vitamin B6 and CoQ10 in 89 healthy controls and 45 people with coronary artery disease (CAD, defined as at least 50 percent stenosis of one major coronary artery). The researchers found that participants with CAD had significantly lower levels of both chemicals than healthy participants.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 17, 2013

Can Cutting Amount of 'Sitting Time' Cut Diabetes 2 Risk?

Daily Mail

New research suggests people at high risk of developing diabetes may be able to escape the condition by cutting the time they spending sitting down by 90 minutes every day.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 17, 2013

Could Increasing Omega-3 Intake Cut Mortality Risk in Older Adults?

High consumption of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids might be associated with a lower risk of dying among older adults by as much as 27%. That's according to new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 17, 2013

Is Cocoa a True Superfood?

Over the past dozen of years or so, a steady stream of science has emerged, showing that cocoa and the confection made from it (chocolate) possess extraordinary life-imbuing and disease-fighting properties. Most notably, cocoa demonstrates significant benefits for the cardiovascular system, helping to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, reduce the risk of high blood pressure, and even reduce the risk of cancer. Furthermore, cocoa consumption is associated with reduced cognitive decline in old age.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 14, 2013

How to Protect Yourself Against SARS-like virus MERS-CoV

(NaturalNews) Like a ticking time bomb, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns of a deadly new coronavirus known as Middle East Respiratory Symptom Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, that has reared its ugly head killing approximately 50 percent of its known victims thus far. There's no evidence showing from where the virus derives and no information whether it originates in any particular animal, according to WHO.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 14, 2013

Computer Game May Slow Cognitive Decline

Playing certain types of computer games may help to keep the brain sharp and ward off cognitive decline, new research suggests. Professor Frederic Wolinsky of the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and colleagues investigated the effect of a mental agility computer game on the brain of 681 healthy people aged 50 and over.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 13, 2013

Indian Farmers Smash Crop Yield Records Without GMOs

What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? Essentially, that’s the idea in this report from the Guardian about a group of poverty-stricken Indian rice and potato farmers who harvested confirmed world-record yields of rice and potatoes. Best of all: They did it completely sans-GMOs or even chemicals of any kind.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 13, 2013

‘Far-reaching benefits’: DHA Omega-3 May Boost Memory for Healthy Young People

Supplements of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may improve memory and reaction times for healthy young people, says a new study that could ‘translate into far-reaching benefits’.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 13, 2013

Nuts for a Healthy Weight

A number of previous studies suggest an inverse association between the frequency of nut consumption and body mass index (BMI) and risk of obesity. Gemma Flores-Mateo, from the Institut Universitari d'Investigacio en Atencio Primaria Jordi Gol (Spain), and colleagues completed a meta-analysisis of data resulting from 31 worldwide studies.

Read more about the results from the studies here.

 

 

June 13, 2013

New Science Says Fish Oil Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

(NaturalNews) The incidence of diabetes in the United States has been rising for years, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health, but promising new research indicates that fish oil can help prevent its occurrence.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 11, 2013

More Magnesium May Slash Heart Disease Risk by 30%: Harvard Meta-Analysis

Increased circulating levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new meta-analysis from Harvard School of Public Health supporting the heart health benefits of the mineral.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 11, 2013

Natural Approaches Negate Cardiovascular Risks

Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature. Dugald Seely, from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and colleagues enrolled 246 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers at 3 study sites (Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton) for a year-long clinical trial to determine whether naturopathic lifestyle counseling helped to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Of the total sample, 207 people completed the study.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 11, 2013

Should Bioethicist Be Liable for Promoting Vaccine Injury and Death?

(NaturalNews) Bioethicist Art Caplan, Ph.D. of New York University has argued that parents of unvaccinated children should be held liable for illness or death allegedly caused by their unvaccinated children. This article rebuts Caplan's position, and explains why liability should fall, if with anyone on this issue, on him, for the deliberate or negligent use of his academic status and authority, supported by false information, to promote a flawed vaccine policy resulting in avoidable vaccine injury and death.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 11, 2013

Vitamin D Promotes Post-Exercise Recovery

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults ages 18 to 64 years should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. As such, recent research seeks to identify effective approaches to promote muscle recovery after intensive exercise.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

June 10, 2013

Green Spaces Promote Well-Being

In that urbanization poses a potential threat to mental health, previously published studies suggest that urban green spaces, such as parks and gardens, may improve well-being. Mathew White, from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 UK residents gathered between 1991 and 2008. The team revealed that people with access to numerous green areas reported less mental distress and higher levels of life satisfaction, as compared to those without such access.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 10, 2013

B Vitamins Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage and May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical signaling. Fortunately, many natural nutrients (curcumin, resveratrol, vitamin D3) have been identified by researchers over the past decade that effectively cross the blood-brain barrier to counteract reduced brain volume and naturally clear protein clumps that threaten memory retention and normal cognitive well being.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 10, 2013

Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery

Many people are frustrated with today's cancer treatments. They are expensive, painful and often just don't work.

However, there is a new cancer treatment that is free, has virtually no side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments.

It involves cutting out carbohydrates, beginning with the worst carb of all - sugar.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 7, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Helps to Preserve Memory

Previously, a number of studies have shown that adherence to a Mediterranean diet – rich in olive oil, nuts, as well as fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and limited amounts of dairy products, red meat, soda drinks, processed meats, and sweets – inversely associates with cardiovascular risks. Georgios Tsivgoulis, from the University of Athens (Greece), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 17,478 African-American and Caucasian men and women, average age 64 years, enrolled in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 7, 2013

Cancer is Cured Safely, in Spite of Widespread Suppression by the "Cancer Industry"

(NaturalNews) Pioneering, dedicated researchers have discovered numerous holistic cancer treatments in this country beginning in 1840. These natural protocols save lives from "incurable" cancer.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 7, 2013

Soda Raises Diabetes Risk

With data collected on US subjects suggesting a link between sugary drink consumption and type-2 diabetes, The InterAct consortium reports similar findings among the European population. Dora Romaguera-Bosch, from Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues at the InterAct consortium, studied associations between consumption of juices, nectars, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, and artificially-sweetened soft drinks with diabetes incidence among 15,374 participants from eight European countries involved in the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)-InterAct study – including 11,684 incident cases of diabetes.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 7, 2013

Chronic Effects of Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) On Human Memory

Abstract

A study is reported on the effects of Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) on human memory. Seventy-six adults aged between 40 and 65 years took part in a double-blind randomized, placebo control study in which various memory functions were tested and levels of anxiety measured.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 6, 2013

Two-Year-Old Emerges From “Vegetative State” After Adult Stem Cell Treatment

Daily Mail

Doctors claim to have successfully treated a child suffering with cerebral palsy with stem cells for the first time.

Just weeks after being given an intravenous stem cell treatment from umbilical cord blood, the symptoms of a boy who had been left in a vegetative state after a heart attack improved considerably. Within months he could talk and move.

The German doctors who carried out the treatment say the results of the treatment dispel 'long-held doubts' surrounding the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 6, 2013

Advocating the Avocado

Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) dietary fiber, essential nutrients and phytochemicals. An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008 data, involving 17,567 U.S. adults ages 19 years and older, reveals that people who consume avocados more closely adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans than those who did not eat avocados, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI).

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 6, 2013

12 Ayurvedic Herbs That Significantly Slow Down Aging

by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) Herbal anti-aging treatment is now being accepted by scientific communities with Ayurvedic treatment being the most well-known. Ayurvedic treatments concentrate on three areas of a person - Vata, Kapha and Pitta. According to Ayurvedic treatment experts, maintaining a perfect balance among these three aspects is the secret to staying young-looking and healthy.

Read more about the report here.

 

June 4, 2013

“Beet” Blood Pressure

In the human body, nitric oxide widens blood vessels and aids blood flow. Beetroot is rich in nitrates, which the body converts to nitrite and then to nitric oxide. Amrita Ahluwalia, from The London Medical School, and colleagues enrolled 8 women and 7 men with a systolic blood pressure between 140 to 159 mm Hg, who did not have other medical complications and were not taking blood pressure medication.

Read more about the study here.

 

June 4, 2013

‘Vast Majority’ of Collegiate Athletes Taking Energy Drinks & Supplements

Over 80% of US collegiate athletes are consuming energy drinks, supplements or prescription medications to enhance their athletic performance, says a new survey.

Read more about the survey here.

 

 

June 4, 2013

CDC Data Reveals One-Third of Americans Now Have an STD

(NaturalNews) New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds fresh light on the exponential rate at which America is now plunging towards complete moral bankruptcy. Compared to the number of new college graduates being produced every year, the overall number of new sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) is growing 1,300 percent faster annually -- and in the year evaluated, 2008, the country actually lost about three million jobs, while creating nearly 20 million new STD infections.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 4, 2013

McDonald's CEO Responds to 9-Year-Old Girl Who Claims Kids Are Being Tricked

ABC News

Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald's Corp., found himself on the grill after a 9-year-old girl accused the fast food giant of trying to "trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them."

Hannah Robertson, 9, flew in with her mom from Kelowna, British Columbia, to attend McDonald's annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Oak Brook, Ill., the company's headquarters.

"Something that I don't think is fair is when big companies try to trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them by using toys and cartoon characters," Robertson read during the question and answer part of the meeting. "If parents haven't taught their kids about healthy eating then the kids probably believe that junk food is good for them because it might taste good."

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 3, 2013

Grape Compounds Protect Heart, Liver, Kidneys

Characterized by central obesity, hypertension, and adverse glucose and insulin metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome is a condition associated with increased risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. E. Mitchell Seymour, from the University of Michigan Health System, and colleagues studied the effects of a high fat, American-style diet both with added grapes and without grapes (the control diet) on the heart, liver, kidneys, and fat tissue in obesity-prone rats.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

June 3, 2013

Probiotics May Reduce the Risk of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Consuming supplements and food containing probiotics may reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, according to a systematic review from the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

June 3, 2013

Beating Gluten Intolerance

by Hesh Goldstein

(NaturalNews) Gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, is the bummer of all bummers. The gluten intolerance creates a chronic malabsorption syndrome that is the worst of the worst.

Gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, can manifest itself very dramatically, causing malnutrition and wasting, or else it many act insidiously to downgrade general health and vitality over a number of years.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

May 31, 2013

Lack of Sleep? Keep Away from the Buffet

New research from Uppsala University shows that sleep-deprived people select greater portion sizes of energy-dense snacks and meals than they do after one night of normal sleep. Poor sleep habits can therefore affect people's risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Read more about the research here.

 

 

May 31, 2013

Supplement Use Cuts Length and Cost of Hospital Stays, Study Finds

A large scale statistical study has concluded that the use of oral nutritional supplements can cut the length of hospital stays, cut costs, and reduce the chance of readmissions.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 31, 2013

Combination of Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin B6 May Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Vitasearch

A controlled study examining plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 in 134 coronary patients and healthy controls found that coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B-6 may inhibit coronary artery disease (CAD).

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 30, 2013

Fitness Regimen Helps to Lower Blood Pressure

Nondrug approaches to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) are popular but data as to their efficacy has been inconsistent. The American Heart Association issued a Scientific Statement in which it summarizes the blood pressure-lowering efficacy of several nondrug approaches and to provide a class of recommendation for their implementation in clinical practice.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

May 30, 2013

Obesity During Pregnancy Poses Lifetime Health Risk for Babies

A woman’s diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, and her baby’s diet in early life, can affect the infant’s risk of succumbing to disease later on and this will have important implications for the food industry, a new scientific report has concluded.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 30, 2013

Attorney Refutes Dr. Offit on Vaccine Religious Exemptions

by Alan Phillips, J.D.

(NaturalNews) Pediatrician and pro-vaccine advocate Dr. Paul Offit has spoken out repeatedly against vaccine religious exemptions. For example, in one speech he implies that since the Old and New Testaments and the Qur'an predate vaccines, these religions can't be opposed to vaccines.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

May 29, 2013

Magnesium L-Threonate May Boost Memory, Ease Anxiety

Supplementing the diet of lab animals with magnesium L-threonate may boost the memory lead to the consolidation and retention of conditioned taste aversion (CTA), says a new study that adds to the science behind the ingredient.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 29, 2013

Modern-Day Conveniences May Promote Obesity

A longitudinal study assessing 45-year trends in time-use, household management (food preparation, dish-washing, laundry, and general housework) and energy expenditure in women finds that a “decrement in [household management energy expenditures] may have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity in women during the last five decades.” Edward Archer, from the University of South Carolina (South Carolina, and colleagues assessed data on time allocation from the American Heritage Time Use Study (AHTUS), involving 55,000 women, ranging in age from 19–65 years. The team assessed how women spent their time – paid work, household management (unpaid housework and family care), personal care, and free time (such as watching television or exercise).

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 29, 2013

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Skyrocketing

(NaturalNews) The studies just keep rolling on in with more and more evidence showing that the breast cancer screening ritual known as mammography is not everything that it is cracked up to be. One of the latest studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), for instance, analyzed more than 30 years' worth of data on mammography and found that nearly 1.5 million women have been needlessly treated for cancers that were not at all harmful or that technically did not even exist.

Read more about the studies here.

 

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May 29, 2013

Higher Blood Omega-3s Associated With Lower Risk of Premature Death In 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.

 

 

May 29, 2013

Physical Activity in Youth Lowers Fracture Risks Later in Life

School-age children who get regular daily exercise improve their health – both now and in the future. Bjorn Rosengren, from Skane University Hospital (Sweden), and colleagues conducted a population-based controlled exercise intervention for six years in children ages 7 to 9 years in Malmo, Sweden. In the intervention group, 362 girls and 446 boys received 40 minutes of daily physical education at school. The control group of 780 girls and 807 boys received 60 minutes of physical education per week. Researchers registered incident fractures in all participants and followed skeletal development annually.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 28, 2013

Why Nightly Snacks Are Unhealthy

(NaturalNews) It might seem harmless if you grab a bowl of cereal at night, but the fact is that it is better off if you eat that in the morning. New studies have shown that the human body is inclined to convert food consumed at night into fat and then converting it into energy during the daytime.

Read more about the studies here.

 

May 28, 2013

Stand Tall to Live Independently

A number of published studies suggest that healthy spinal posture is important in aging men and women who wish to independence in everyday life. Yuji Nishiwaki, from Toho University (Japan), and colleagues assessed spinal posture in 338 men and 466 women, ages 65 to 94 years, who were independent in activities of daily living (ADL; tasks such as bathing, feeding, dressing, etc.), at the study’s start.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 28, 2013

Dark Chocolate Enhances Mood But Not Cognition, Say Researchers

Cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate may keep you calmer and content but no link has been established with enhanced cognitive performance, according to a study funded by Barry Callebaut.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 28, 2013

Probiotics for Weight Loss?

Probiotics, the “good” bacteria have demonstrated tremendous health benefits, especially in supporting digestive and immune system health. As scientists continue to discover the many benefits of probiotics, they are now finding that probiotics are demonstrating to be an important part of a successful weight loss plan.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 24, 2013

Berries Counteract Starchy Foods

White wheat bread contains starches that can induce post-consumption spikes in glucose and insulin responses. For rye bread, the glucose response is similar, whereas the insulin response is lower.

A number of previous studies suggest that polyphenol-rich berries may reduce digestion and absorption of starch and thereby suppress postprandial glycemia.

Riitta Torronen, from the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), and colleagues enrolled a 13 to 20 healthy women to participate in three randomized, controlled, crossover, two-hour long meal studies.

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May 24, 2013

Best Foods to Halt Chronic Arthritis Pain

(NaturalNews) Using pharmaceutical drugs, whether prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC), for reducing chronic arthritic pain may seem like the only solution at first. But over time, health damaging side effects accrue even if unnoticed at first.

There are foods that reduce inflammatory pain in addition to a plethora of natural herbal remedies.

Read more about the report here.

 

May 24, 2013

Mango Modulates Blood Sugar

A fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae, the mango is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, and contains an enzyme that can act as a digestive aid. Edralin Lucas, from Oklahoma State University, and colleagues examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects (body mass index [BMI] at/above 30kg/m2). Twenty adults (11 males and 9 females) participated in the study, which included daily dietary supplementation with 10 grams of freeze dried mango (equivalent to approximately 100 grams of fresh mango, for 12 weeks.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 23, 2013

What Health Problems Could We Suffer From Eating Sprayed Oranges and Lemons?

(NaturalNews) Pesticides and fungicides are sprayed onto orange and lemon shipments to so that they don't rot during long shipping and storage periods. The citrus exposed to these pesticides are marked on the boxes with a message something like this:

"Treated to maintain freshness in transit with one or more of the following: Imazalil, Orthophenylphenate, Thiabendazole. Coated with food-grade vegetable-, petroleum-, beeswax-, or shellac-based wax or resin, to maintain freshness."

What is Imazalil?

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May 23, 2013

Combined Exercise & Diet Is Best Approach for Longevity

To achieve and maintain health, most of us consider exercise “or” eating right. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers submit that changing exercise and diet at the same time gives a bigger boost than tackling them sequentially. They also found that focusing on changing diet first — an approach that many weight-loss programs advocate — may actually interfere with establishing a consistent exercise routine.

Read more about the study here.

 

 

May 22, 2013

PS Plus Caffeine Ease Fatigue and Boost Mood After Exercise

A combination supplement containing phosphatidylserine (PS) and caffeine may improve mood scores and reduce the perception of fatigue after exercise, suggests new research.

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May 22, 2013

Benefits of Eating Garlic and Onion Every Day

(NaturalNews) Garlic and onions, two of the most popular flavoring accompaniments in American cooking today, not only serve a culinary purpose to make foods taste more flavorful. These two popular parts of the American diet actually contain a plethora of health benefits within.

Read more about the report here.

 

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