LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 6


 

August 30, 2013

Can Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fats Halt Alzheimer's Plaque Formation?

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness, alternative practitioners understand the etiology has evolved from decades of living an unhealthy lifestyle. Dietary transgressions, exposure to cosmetic and household pollutants, lack of physical activity and long-term nutritional deficiencies all combine to promote Alzheimer's disease development and progression.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 30, 2013

Did You Know That Exercise Reorganizes the Brain?

A discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain has existed: namely, that exercise reduces anxiety while also promoting the growth of new neurons in the ventral hippocampus. Because these young neurons are typically more excitable than their more mature counterparts, exercise should result in more anxiety, not less. Timothy Schoenfeld, from Princeton University, and colleagues have revealed that exercise also strengthens the mechanisms that prevent these brain cells from firing.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 30, 2013

Does Obamacare Punish Healthy Eaters?

(NaturalNews) According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current health insurance rates under Obamacare. Rates for those with chronic disease, however, will be reduced as all the healthy people subsidize their disease lifestyles.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 29, 2013

Simple Steps Help to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Sleep duration is an under recognized factor in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. W.M. Monique Verschuren, from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (The Netherlands), and colleagues analyzed data collected in the MORGEN study, a prospective cohort study involving 8,128 men and 9,759 women, ages 20-65 years, who did not have cardiovascular disease at the study’s start.

Read more about the study here.

 

August 28, 2013

The Power of Cacao Explained

(NaturalNews) For almost 4,000 years, cacao and the chocolate made from it have been a decadent treat. For the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica it was prized as food, medicine, and currency. Considered a gift from their gods, the natives used it in rituals, and extolled its virtues in hieroglyphs, songs, and drawings. The pre-Olmec peoples, the Olmec, the Mayas, and the Aztec all used cacao in their diets and rituals, mostly for their elite. Archeologists have found numerous ceramic and stone vessels with trace amounts of cacao alkaloids dating as far back as 1900 BC.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 28, 2013

Society-Wide Benefits of Anti-Aging Medicine

People are remaining healthy later in life. David Cutler, from Harvard University, and colleagues analyzed data collected between 1991 and 2009 from nearly 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), allowing researchers to link survey responses to participants' Medicare records for the rest of their life – effectively enabling a determination as to exactly how far participants were from death when they answered the survey.

Read more about the survey here.

 

August 27, 2013

Most Gardasil 'Safety' Data Discovered To Be Fraudulent?

(NaturalNews) Every time a new scientific study is published with regards to a vaccine or a dietary supplement, the mainstream media is quick to praise the former and denounce the latter without ever actually reading the study in question, let alone critically analyzing it to get an honest grasp of its true implications. One prominent example of this is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, which mainstream media outlets have repeatedly touted as safe and effective using mounds of fraudulent, misinterpreted, and sometimes never-even-looked-at "safety" data.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 27, 2013

Omega-3s May Lower Breast Cancer Risk


Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), compounds for which a number of studies suggest a range of health effects. Duo Li, from Zhejiang University, and colleagues completed a meta-analysis of 26 studies involving data on nearly 21,000 study subjects, finding that women with the highest intakes of omega-3 PUFAs from marine sources have a 14% reduction in the risk of breast cancer, as compared to women with the lowest intake.

Read more about the study here.

 

August 26, 2013

NSAIDS Impact On Small Intestine

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly prescribed drugs for arthritis, inflammation, and cardiovascular protection. However, they cause gastrointestinal complications.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 21, 2013

Can Whooping Cough Vaccine Cause Brain Damage and Death?

(NaturalNews) In July, the state of Missouri began offering for free a vaccine aimed at preventing, among other ailments, whooping cough. According to officials, the TDap vaccine, which reportedly prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, was necessary because "of the rising incidence of whooping cough is reported to be related to the vaccine wearing off if given more than ten years earlier," says an online report.

Read more about the report here.

 

 

August 21, 2013

Cranberry Juice Reduces Markers of Heart Disease

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. Previously, studies suggest that consumption of cranberries and cranberry juice helps to reduce cardiovascular risk factors. T. Simao, from the Philadelphia University Center (UNIFIL) Londrina (Brazil), and colleagues enrolled 56 men and women with Metabolic Syndrome in a study in which subjects received either a folic-acid enriched cranberry juice, or control beverage, for 60 days.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 21, 2013

Is Guyabano Fruit a Possible Cure for Cancer?

(NaturalNews) The guyabano, or otherwise known as the custard apple or sour sop fruit, is deemed as one of the miracle cures for cancer. There have been various websites and claims that say that guyabano, from the tree, to its leaves, bark, and fruit, is capable of killing cancer cells naturally. A research that was conducted back in 1976 says that one chemical found in guyabano is about 10,000 times more powerful and potent than a drug used for chemotherapy called Adriamycin. This is why the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines developed a supplement that is made from the guyabano fruit. Read on to find out more about this plant called guyabano.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 20, 2013

Society-Wide Benefits of Anti-Aging Medicine

People are remaining healthy later in life. David Cutler, from Harvard University, and colleagues analyzed data collected between 1991 and 2009 from nearly 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), allowing researchers to link survey responses to participants' Medicare records for the rest of their life – effectively enabling a determination as to exactly how far participants were from death when they answered the survey.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 20, 2013

Abdominal Fat Stores Found to be a Trigger for Heart Disease and Cancer Development

(NaturalNews) There is a well established cause and effect relationship between overweight and obesity, specifically abdominal fat stores and the development of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Recent research studies have shown that belly fat is not metabolically inert, but actively promotes the secretion of many powerful hormones such as cortisol that not only make it more difficult to lose body weight, but also promote systemic inflammation that raise the risk for heart failure, cardiovascular diseases and DNA aberrations that help cancer cells to grow and metastasize.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 19, 2013

Can Smelling Lavender and Rosemary Essential Oils Protect Cells?

Free radicals/reactive oxygen species are related to many biological phenomena such as inflammation, aging, and carcinogenesis. The body possesses various antioxidative systems (free radical scavenging activity, FRSA) for preventing oxidative stress, and saliva contains such activity. In the present study, we measured the total salivary FRSA induced after the smelling of lavender and rosemary essential oils that are widely used in aromatherapy.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 19, 2013

Blood Metabolites Define Rate of Aging

Scientists have found that key metabolites in blood -- chemical 'fingerprints' left behind as a result of early molecular changes before birth or in infancy -- could provide clues to a person's long-term overall health and rate of aging in later life. Ana M Valdes, from King’s College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues completed metabolomic profiling among twins enrolled in an international study.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 16, 2013

Prominent Psychiatrist Admits He Helped Invent ADHD As A Disease

(NaturalNews) Many vaguely understand that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) keeps making up diseases as they continue developing new issues of their DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Recently, a founding father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), announced a few months before his death that ... "ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease."

Read more about the report here.

 

August 16, 2013

Senior Moment … or Alzheimer’s Disease?

While it has been commonplace for the medical profession to dismiss mild slips of memory as a normal part of aging, advancements in early diagnostics may redefine these occurrences as an early sign of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 16, 2013

Women Who Take Statin Drugs Have 83-143% Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention raises fresh concerns about the safety of statin drugs for high cholesterol, particularly amongst the female population. According to this population-based, case-controlled study, women who take statin drugs appear to have up to a 143 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer compared to women not taking the dangerous drugs.


Read more about the research here.

 

August 15, 2013

B Vitamin Confers DNA Protection

Previous studies link a higher vitamin B status with a lower risk for cancer. To elucidate the exact mechanism by which this may occur, Keisuke Kuwahara, from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (Japan), and colleagues studied 500 subjects (293 men and 207 women), ages 21 to 66 years, employed at two municipal offices in Japan.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 14, 2013

Are Women Receiving Dangerous and Unnecessary Mammograms?

(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 research here.

 

August 14, 2013

Growing a Human Liver

Starting from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), Japanese researchers created human liver buds complete with blood vessels that performed normal metabolic activities, when implanted in mice. Takanori Takebe, from Yokohama City University, and colleagues induced human somatic cell-derived iPSCs to develop into hepatic endoderm cells -- a type of progenitor cell destined to mature into normal liver cells -- and then co-cultured them with human umbilical vein endothelial cells and human mesenchymal stem cells.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 13, 2013

Can Iodine Prevent or Help Cure Breast Cancer?

(NaturalNews) If you or a woman close to you were advised to have a double mastectomy performed in order to prevent breast cancer, shouldn't another option be available? Medical mutilations have been performed lately on women told they are genetically predisposed to getting breast cancer.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 13, 2013

Boost Physical Activity to Shed Fat

Previously, researchers from Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital report that increasing physical activity -- without caloric restriction -- is effective in reducing total, fat, visceral obesity, and liver fat in obese adolescent boys. SoJung Lee and colleagues engaged in a similar study to ascertain insights for teenage girls.

Read more about that study here.

 

August 12, 2013

America in hormonal decline: One in four men now have low testosterone

(NaturalNews) There is a war being waged against men, and the weapons of this foray are hitting us below the belt where it truly counts: our hormones. According to the latest data, as many as one in four men now suffers from low testosterone, also known as Low T, a condition that robs men of their drive, their vitality, their manly characteristics, and ultimately their health -- and the problem is worsening.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 12, 2013

Brain Addiction To Fast Carbs Is Real, Imaging Study Shows

Highly processed carbohydrates can trigger the same brain mechanism associated with substance addiction, researchers from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (June 26th, 2013 issue).

Read more about the report here.

 

August 9, 2013

More Positive Findings for EPA

An article that appeared online in the journal Carcinogenesis reports an inhibitory effect for long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which naturally occur in fish and fish oil, against squamous cell carcinoma, a type of oral and skin cancer. Squamous cells occur in the outermost layers of the skin, as well as in the lining of the digestive tract and other areas. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer as well as an oral cancer that is difficult to treat.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 9, 2013

Can Chinese Herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine Cure Gout?

(NaturalNews) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, and other lesser-known modalities to treat a wide variety of diseases including gout. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old, and well-respected worldwide as an alternative to conventional Western medicine. According to acupuncturist and TCM practitioner Simon Becker, a clinical study conducted by Zhang Ming and Tiao Rong [in China] comparing the efficacy of Western gout treatments with Chinese herbs for gout indicated the outcomes of "...both treatment groups receiving Chinese medicinals and the control group receiving standard Western medicines was essentially equal (94.2 percent vs. 94 percent) The only notable difference between the two groups was that the control group which received the Western medicine suffered from many side effects, whereas the treatment group did not". According to Becker, Chinese herbs are free of dangerous side effects when used under proper supervision by a knowledgeable natural health care practitioner.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 9, 2013

Multivitamin May Improve Mood & Wellbeing

The most commonly used supplement in the developed world, multivitamins are formulated with a composition that mimics a diverse assortment of healthy fruit and vegetable compounds. David Camfield, from Swinburne University (Australia), and colleagues studied 138 healthy adults, ages 20 to 50 years, to whom a multivitamin was administered for 16 weeks.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 9, 2013

Banish and Prevent Your Migraines Simply by Taking Magnesium

(NaturalNews) Although migraines usually involve severe headaches, migraine attacks are not just headaches. There are two basic types of migraines: With aura and without aura. Both types often produce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 8, 2013

Leafy Greens May Boost Gut Immunity: Study

Immune cells that play an essential role in protecting intestinal health and could be boosted by consuming leafy greens, say researchers.

Read more about the study here.

 

August 8, 2013

Six Reasons Probiotics Will Give You Radiant Health and Beauty

(NaturalNews) Humans have more than 10 times the number of bacteria in their body than they have cells - about 100 trillion, representing more than 500 different species. When in proper balance, a delicate and precise ratio of 85 percent friendly bacteria to 15 percent "unfriendly" bacteria, the human organism quite naturally heals itself. But when something upsets that delicate balance, be it general lack of nutrition, exposure to certain or numerous toxins (depending on the individual) or a medically prescribed course of antibiotics, problems can arise. Under these desperate conditions, the body shifts into survival mode (sympathetic nervous system), bringing its own innate healing abilities (parasympathetic nervous state) to a slow or full stop.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 8, 2013

If Dr. Offit Had His Way, Vitamins Would Be Treated as Drugs

Alliance for Natural Health USA

The New York Times has published another shameful op-ed bashing nutritional supplements. Here’s our response.

Dr. Paul A. Offit, chief of the infectious diseases division of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (and author of a forthcoming book called, hilariously enough, Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine), wrote a piece for the New York Times called “Don’t Take Your Vitamins.”

Read more about the report here.

 

August 7, 2013

Total Exercise Time Trumps Frequency

Whereas previous physical activity guidelines recommended that adults be active on most or all days of the week, the current guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend that adults accumulate 150 minutes or more per week, of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, with no recommendation for frequency. Ian Janssen, from Queens University, and colleagues studied 2,324 adults from across Canada, with subjects wearing accelerometers on their waists.

Read more about the study here.

 

August 7, 2013

Generic Drug Companies Granted Total Immunity Against All Lawsuits From Patients Harmed By Side Effects

(NaturalNews) You may want to think twice before taking any more generic copies of brand-name pharmaceutical drugs, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively eliminates manufacturer liability in injury cases resulting from negative side effects. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court recently overturned a $21 million judgment awarded to a New Hampshire woman injured by a generic pain drug, declaring in the process that generic drug manufacturers cannot be sued when the drugs they produce injure patients.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 7, 2013

What Can We Learn From India's Rice Revolution?

The Guardian/Observer

In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM, and no herbicide. Is this one solution to world food shortages?

Read more about the report here.

 

August 6, 2013

Exercise Reduces Fat Deposits

While exercise is commonly recommended for people with type-2 diabetes, its effects on fat deposits in the body have been unclear. Hildo J. Lamb, from Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands), and colleagues assessed the effects of moderate-intensity exercise on organ-specific fat accumulation and cardiac function in 12 type 2 diabetes patients, average age 46 years, independent of any other lifestyle or dietary changes.

Read more about the research here.

 

August 6, 2013

Wheat Contains Over 23,000 Potentially Harmful Proteins

(NaturalNews) It is no secret that the number of people with either gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, the latter of which is often diagnosed as Celiac disease, is on the rise all across the world. But what is commonly misunderstood about the difficulty or inability to digest wheat-containing foods is that "wheat gluten" literally represents a conglomerate of tens of thousands of potentially deadly proteins that are all capable of wreaking havoc on the body.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 6, 2013

Nerve Cells Regrown?

Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Clinic have found a way to reconnect severed spinal cords in rats, allowing them to regain bladder control. A combined approach involving surgery and two chemicals, chondroitinase and FGF, that appear to encourage continued nerve cell regrowth.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 5, 2013

Treat Hot Flashes the Natural Way

(NaturalNews) Eighty five percent of women suffer from hot flushes (or flashes) during the menopausal transition, making it the most commonly reported symptom during this change of life. The severity of the symptoms depends to a large degree on a woman's dietary and lifestyle history. Approximately fifty per cent of the women, who do endure hot flashes, will experience them, to one degree or another, for five to ten years after the cessation of the period.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 5, 2013

Fruit & Veggie Shortfall Shortens Lifespan

In that few large-scale studies have assessed the effects of eating fruit and vegetables on the risks of dying early, scientists from the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) analyzed data collected on 71,706 participants (38,221 men and 33,485 women), ages 45-83 years. The team surveyed the subjects about their diets, reporting the consumption patterns of fruits -- including oranges, apples, bananas and berries -- and vegetables, such as carrots, beets, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes and pea soup. Of those who had reported eating no fruit or vegetables at the start of the study, the researchers observed these subjects were 53% more likely to die during the 13-year follow-up period, as compared to those who consumed five daily servings.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 2, 2013

How to Spot Signs of Liver Damage

(NaturalNews) We've become far too reliant on western medicine's invasive practices to provide feedback to us on how our body is feeling. Instead of looking to medical professionals to tell us how our body is faring, we should pay attention to our body and determine ourselves what it is telling us. An important place to start is the liver, and it always provides unquestionable signs when we are doing it damage.

Read more about the study here.

 

August 2, 2013

Big Benefits of Bicycling

Public health experts embrace the notion of increasing modes of “active travel” – namely, walking, bicycling, and public transport, to increase physical activity and reduce the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally. Indeed, commuting to and from work via bicycling is gaining popularity in streets around the world.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 2, 2013

Tell Your Senators to Oppose Sen. Durbin's Dietary Supplement Labeling Act

The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill targets nutritional supplements and supplement manufacturers in an effort to pass unnecessary new regulations and give the FDA vast new powers.
This bill requires that the FDA, together with the Institute of Medicine, compile a list of dietary ingredients (supplements) that could lead to adverse events or are otherwise deemed risky in some way. But creating lists of “bad” ingredients or “bad” doses based on completely arbitrary or non-existent standards is a slippery slope. Please do not be misled. This is not a minor change to DSHEA. It will give the FDA major new powers to curtail supplement sales. It will lead inexorably to pre-approval for supplements—and that will cost so much that most supplements will disappear.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 1, 2013

The Bitter Truth About MSG

(NaturalNews) A bite of that flavored two-minute noodles can be tasty, yet what seems like a harmless quick eat might be anything but that. Monosodium glutamate, known in common parlance as MSG is a flavor enhancing food additive with a dubious reputation for causing many illnesses when eaten regularly. Obesity, hypertension, migraine, asthma to name but a few, are conditions consumers are more than likely to come into contact with. According to studies, an estimated 50 percent of the general population cannot tolerate MSG.

Read more about the report here.

 

August 1, 2013

Prostate Cancer Hormonal Therapy Tied to Kidney Risks

(Reuters Health) - Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests.

The treatment, known as androgen deprivation therapy, lowers the risk of death among men with advanced, aggressive prostate cancer.

However, researchers said it's increasingly being used to treat possible recurrences among men with less advanced disease - for whom the benefits are less clear, and the risks more worrisome.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 31, 2013

Excess Vitamin E Intake Not a Health Concern

Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Despite concerns that have been expressed about possible health risks from high intake of vitamin E, a new review concludes that biological mechanisms exist to routinely eliminate excess levels of the vitamin, and they make it almost impossible to take a harmful amount.

No level of vitamin E in the diet or from any normal use of supplements should be a concern, according to an expert from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. The review was just published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 31, 2013

Exercise Reduces Fat Deposits

While exercise is commonly recommended for people with type-2 diabetes, its effects on fat deposits in the body have been unclear. Hildo J. Lamb, from Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands), and colleagues assessed the effects of moderate-intensity exercise on organ-specific fat accumulation and cardiac function in 12 type 2 diabetes patients, average age 46 years, independent of any other lifestyle or dietary changes. The subjects underwent MRI examinations before and after six months of moderate-intensity exercise totaling between 3.5 and six hours per week and featuring two endurance and two resistance training sessions.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 31, 2013

Rooibos: African Red Bush Tea is Even Better Than Green Tea

(NaturalNews) Green tea has competition, and not just of the light kind. The word "rooibos" (roo-ee-bosh) means red bush and is a native South African herb, so rich in antioxidants, it supposedly puts green tea on the run. There is enough research and evidence to show the range of health benefits attributable to rooibos tea including reducing the risk of heart disease and inhibiting aging.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 31, 2013

Natural Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

by Chris Kilham

Green is good, right? Yes, for the most part. But beware of poison ivy, oak and sumac – three green plants that will make you itch like crazy. These plants all cause contact dermatitis, producing redness and rash. The ingredient in these plants that causes such discomfort is called urushiol. This nasty compound is so toxic, an amount required to sit on the head of a pin will cause a rash in 500 people.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 30, 2013

Trees Cleanse City Air

Fine particulate air pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5) has serious health effects, including premature mortality, pulmonary inflammation, accelerated atherosclerosis, and altered cardiac functions. David Nowak, from the US Forest Service, and colleagues have estimated how much fine particulate matter is removed by trees in 10 cities - Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Syracuse, NY; their impact on PM2.5 concentrations; and associated values and impacts on human health.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 30, 2013

Bitter Melon Juice May Hold the Key to Prevent and Treat Pancreatic Cancer

(NaturalNews) Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of the disease to diagnose and treat, and prognosis of the illness is extremely poor as it takes the lives of nearly 50,000 men and women in the U.S. each year. The pancreas is responsible for releasing digestive enzymes to aid the breakdown of food and stimulates the production of insulin to move sugar from the blood to the cells for fuel. The disease is on the rise along with the epidemic increase in new diabetes cases and obesity rates over the past half century, and most notably during the last few years.

A group of scientists working at the Colorado University Cancer Center in Denver have released the results of a study in the journal Carcinogenesis, demonstrating how bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them. In the past, researchers have shown that bitter melon juice kills breast cancer cells in a petri dish culture medium.

Read more about the study here.

 

July 26, 2013

Cranberry Juice Reduces Markers of Heart Disease

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. Previously, studies suggest that consumption of cranberries and cranberry juice helps to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 26, 2013

98 Million Americans were Given Polio Vaccine Contaminated with Cancer-Causing Virus

(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again been caught removing pertinent but indicting information about vaccines from its website. This time it involves the infamous polio vaccine, up to 98 million doses of which have been exposed as containing a cancer-causing virus that is now believed to be responsible for causing millions of cancers in America, according to the CDC.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 25, 2013

Exercise Your Brain

Mild cognitive impairment (cognitive decline that is more than normal for someone of a specific age) affects 10%-25% of people over age 70. The annual rate of decline to dementia (which is cognitive decline in several areas along with some functional ability) is about 10%. With an aging population, it is estimated that the prevalence of dementia worldwide will escalate sharply.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 23, 2013

Beating Insomnia: Eight Surprisingly Simple Tips

(NaturalNews) Insomnia is one of the leading causes of unnecessary stress. Because it limits a person's ability to get good-quality rest, it can lead to some really detrimental effects on a person's well-being. Some of the leading causes of this condition are depression and - somewhat surprisingly - stress. What are you going to do if you are suffering from insomnia? Here are some of the things you can do to counter insomnia.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 23, 2013

Fiber Improves Metabolic & Cardiovascular Markers

While a diet rich in fiber seems to protect against the Metabolic Syndrome, there is scarce information about the role of fiber intake in patients who have these conditions. Valesca Dall'Alba, from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and colleagues enrolled 44 type-2 diabetics, average age 62 years, and randomly assigned each subject to one of two groups: an intervention group – who consumed a usual diet supplemented with an additional 10 grams per day of guar gum; or a control group who consumed a usual diet only.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 23, 2013

How do You Stop Smoking Cigarettes Without Drugs?

(NaturalNews) Did you know that one half of all the smokers in the world want to quit right now but don't know how? What's worse is that 95 percent of smokers who quit smoking without some form of help will return to the cancer-causing habit within six months. These are dismal statistics, and there is more than one good reason for the massive failure of programs to help smokers quit and stay smoke-free for life. Let's delve into the pros and cons of all stop smoking choices, including acupuncture, hypnosis, "cold turkey," e-cigs or electronic cigarettes, Chantix and Zyban medications, scare tactics like commercials, problems with the patch and nicotine gum, lack of nutrition advice, and finally organic tobacco as a means of weaning off nicotine.

Read more about the report here.

 

July 22, 2013

Fruits & Veggies Help to Prevent Heart Failure

Colorful fruits and vegetables are abundant in antioxidants, compounds that may protect against cardiovascular disease by preventing lipid oxidation and endothelial damage – both of which can lead to atherosclerosis, and by preserving the nitric oxide pool – which helps to reduce blood pressure. Susanne Rautiainen, from Harvard Medical School, and colleagues analyzed data collected from 33,713 women enrolled in the Swedish Mammography Cohort, ages 49 to 83 years. The team surveyed dietary intakes and calculated the dietary total antioxidant capacity for each participant.

Read more about the study here.

 

July 22, 2013

Fish Oil Reduces Breast Cancer Risk: Research

(NaturalNews) Women who consistently take fish oil supplements are significantly less likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not take fish oil, according to a 2010 study conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Read more about the research here.

 

July 19, 2013

Study Finds Fast-Food Ice Dirtier Than Toilet Water

Florida student Jasmine Roberts, 12, has secured the top science prize at her science fair . . . and the disgust (and gratitude) of every adult. Roberts decided to test the cleanliness of ice at fast food restaurants and compared those findings with the toilet water in the same restaurant. She found the toilet water was cleaner.

Read more about the study here.

 

July 19, 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 research here.

 

July 19, 2013

New MRI Research Reveals Cancer Cells Thrive on Processed Sugar

(NaturalNews) Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, your dietary habits could be significantly adding to your risk of developing cancer. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the growth and spread of cancer tumors, so much so that the future of cancer screening could rely on scanning the body for sugar accumulation.

Read more about the research here.

 

July 18, 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.

 

July 17, 2013

Cancer, The Avoidable Epidemic

(NaturalNews) Cancer strikes every other man and every third woman in the United States, and roughly 50 percent survive it. The cure, we are told by the mainstream media and doctors, is under way, but prevention is already nearly 100 percent proofed. Who knew? How could you take certain steps to preserve your cells, your DNA, and protect your body from the silent killer which has a thousand causes "they" won't tell you about?

Read more about the report here.

 

July 17, 2013

One Can Of Soda A Day Raises Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer

Drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study from Europe suggests.

In the study, people who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soda daily were 18 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes over a 16-year period compared with those who did not consume soda. And people who drank two sodas daily were 18 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who drank one; those who drank three sodas daily saw the same risk increase compared with those who drank two, and so on.

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July 16, 2013

BPA May Cause 'Low T' and Other Male Reproductive Health Problems

(NaturalNews) According to a recent animal trial in the Journal of Biomedical Research, low doses of bisphenol A (BPA) may cause reduced testosterone production. After two weeks of regular oral BPA administration, adult male rats were found to have significantly lower sperm counts than controls. The BPA also appeared to reduce the production of important sex hormones, such as FSH.


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July 16, 2013

Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Regular aerobic exercise may reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer by altering estrogen metabolism. Mindy S Kurzer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul, and colleagues studied 391 sedentary, healthy, young, premenopausal women. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 age-matched, body mass index-matched groups: a control group of 179 women and an intervention group of 212 women.

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July 16, 2013

Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry

By Michael Downey

On October 17, 2005, the FDA sent out warning letters to cherry growers insisting that they cease making substantiated health claims that specific chemicals found in cherries could reduce pain and inflammation.

The FDA wanted cherry growers to stop citing published scientific studies showing that cherries are packed with unique anthocyanins and other compounds that naturally mediate the inflammatory process. These compounds deliver comparable anti-inflammatory activity to ibuprofen (Advil®) and naproxen (Aleve®)—but without the significant side effects!

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July 16, 2013

Higher Vitamin D Levels Help Slash Risks Associated with High Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure or hypertension is a primary contributing factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in industrialized countries, yet millions have no idea they have elevated blood pressure readings that place them at increased risk of illness and an early demise. Nutrition researchers have identified a wide array of natural compounds and nutrients that benefit heart health, but only one stands out above all the others: Vitamin D.

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July 15, 2013

Hormone Reverses Symptoms of Heart Failure

New research has shed light on the underlying causes of age-related heart failure and may lead to the development of new treatment strategies for this extremely debilitating condition. A team of researchers led by Richard Lee and Amy Wagers of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute found that levels of a hormone known as growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) were significantly lower in old mice than they were in younger mice. The researchers treated the old mice with GDF11 injections in order to restore the hormone to youthful levels.

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July 15, 2013

New Study Finds Sunlight Boosts Nitric Oxide Production

By Dr. Mercola
By now, you are probably aware I am a strong proponent of sun exposure and its many health benefits. Most of those benefits come from the boost in vitamin D, but a new UK study suggests sunlight’s benefits extend far beyond vitamin D.

In fact, exposure to the sun may be one of the most important steps you can take in preventing heart disease and stroke. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh discovered that when sunlight touches your skin, nitric oxide is released into your bloodstream, and nitric oxide is a powerful blood pressure lowering compound.

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July 12, 2013

Are Some Vitamin Studies Faked?

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they're targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer.

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July 12, 2013

Feet home to more than 100 fungi

Fungi live all over the human body, but their favourite spots are the heel, under toenails and between the toes, according to a US study.

A new map of the body's fungal diversity could help combat skin conditions such as athlete's foot, researchers report in Nature journal.

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July 12, 2013

Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Pneumonia Risk

Results of a recent study have shown that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. Alex Aregbesola and colleagues at the University of Eastern Finland studied data from 723 men and 698 women aged 53–73 years.

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