LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 7


 

October 23, 2013

Eleven Amazing Superfoods to Pump Up Your Health

(NaturalNews) Much has been said about superfoods in the past, and people are often confused about which ones are best to include in their daily diets. There are a lot of these foods with varying benefits to improve general health and well-being. Certain illnesses are also known to be prevented by eating these foods. What is common among these foods is that they contain more antioxidants than other kinds of foods. Learning what these foods are, how to eat them in safe amounts and what they can do for the body is the best way for people to start including them in their diets.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 23, 2013

Commonly Prescribed Statin Linked to Memory Impairment

Research suggests that the commonly prescribed statin pravastatin may adversely affect cognitive function. Neil Marrion, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Bristol's School of Physiology and Pharmacology, United Kingdom, and colleagues studied the effect of the commonly prescribed statins pravastatin and atorvostatin on learning and memory in rats.

Read more about the study here.

 

October 22, 2013

Five Simple Strategies to Combat the Common Cold

(NaturalNews) While many people catch a cold on a regular basis, there are others who almost never succumb to this very common virus. These people are often thought of as just lucky, but the truth is that it is probably not so much good luck as it is good management that saves these folks from the misery of the common cold.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 22, 2013

Can Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Telomere Shortening In Cognitively Impaired?

A pilot study described online in the journal Nutrition found a reduction in the shortening of telomere length among men and women with mild cognitive impairment who were given the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Telomeres, which shorten with aging, consist of genetic material that caps and protects the ends of the cells' chromosomes. An increase in telomere shortening has been associated with several aging-associated conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment.

Read more about the study here.

 

October 22, 2013

Research Suggests Chlorella May Have Apoptotic Anticancer Effects

(NaturalNews) First let's be clear with the term apoptotic: It refers to apoptosis, the programmed activity of a cell's self destruction or suicide that is common with normal cells to make way for new replacement cells.

The problem with cancer cells is that they refuse to commit suicide; they're not programmed that way. So they either have to be killed by chemotoxic agents (synthetic or natural) or induced into programmed apoptosis.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 21, 2013

Green Spaces Promote the Anti-Aging Lifestyle

A number of previous studies report that neighborhood parks and gardens promote mental health. Thomas Astell-Burt, from the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and colleagues analyzed data collected in the Australian 45 & Up Study, involving 260.061 Australian men and women, ages 45 and older.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 21, 2013

Grape Seed Extract Provides a Natural Treatment Option for Colorectal Cancer

(NaturalNews) Colorectal cancer cases continue to grow among men and women in the U.S., largely fueled by a diet of processed convenience foods and a sedentary lifestyle void of regular exercise. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, with more than 100,000 new diagnoses and 52,000 deaths attributed to the disease each year. Natural compounds including curcumin and resveratrol have proven effective in the prevention of colon cancer, and now scientists have determined that grape seed extract (GSE) specifically targets damaged cells in the digestive tract to provide an effective treatment for colorectal cancer.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 18, 2013

Do Blueberries Boost Heart Health?

Blueberries are an abundant source of flavonoids – antioxidant compounds that occur in plants. Jeremy Spencer, from the University of Reading (United Kingdom), and colleagues conducted two double-blind crossover trials involving 21 healthy men. The first study assessed the effect of 4 different doses of blueberry flavonoids on flow mediated dilation (FMD) – a marker of blood vessel elasticity, at 5 different timepoints.

Read more about the studies here.

 

October 18, 2013

Cruciferous Vegetable Compound Protects Against Radiation

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article in which researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center report a protective benefit for 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), a compound metabolized from indole-3-carbinol which occurs in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, against damage caused by radiation. The finding could lead to protective therapies for healthy tissue in humans undergoing radiation therapy or otherwise exposed to radiation.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 17, 2013

Mulberry Compound May Modulate Blood Sugar

A staple remedy of folk medicine, mulberry leaf extract is found to contain the compound 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) – found to inhibit the activity of the enzyme involved in carbohydrate digestion.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 17, 2013

Could Vitamin C Be Good for What Ails You?

(NaturalNews) Over 75 years of medical research and clinical practice reveals, overwhelmingly, that vitamin C has the power to ignite the 'self-healing response'. I know what you're thinking - if vitamin C is so good for us - why haven't you been told about this curative nutrient? Well, the answer will soon become painfully obvious.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 16, 2013

Banish Sugary Beverages to Achieve Weight Management Goals

In that the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight is contentious, Harvard University researchers conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence. Vasanti S Malik and colleagues completed a meta-analysis involving 32 original studies involving over 200,000 adults and children.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 16, 2013

Could Your Gluten Intolerance be the Result of a Mineral Deficiency?

(NaturalNews) If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from either gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity, it may be that you are actually deficient in certain trace minerals rather than allergic to wheat. A growing number of doctors with an understanding of the fact that many of today's foods are lacking in vital nutrients are discovering that their gluten-averting patients experience dramatic health improvements when they get their mineral levels back up to par.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 15, 2013

Oregano - One of the Most Beneficial Spices for Health

by KAREN FOSTER

Oregano is widely considered as nature’s antibiotic. It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and is a powerful antihistamine.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 15, 2013

Can Multivitamins Help Reduce Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer Mortality?

The journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment published an article this month which reported a lower risk of mortality from invasive breast cancer among patients who used multivitamin/mineral supplements.

"Our study offers tentative but intriguing evidence that multivitamin/mineral supplements may help older women who develop invasive breast cancer survive their disease," commented lead author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD, who is a distinguished university professor emerita of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Read more about the study results here.

 

October 15, 2013

Sea Cucumber Extract Kills 95 Percent of Breast Cancer Cells and Shrinks Lung Tumors

(NaturalNews) A new study has shown that sea cucumber extract kills up to 95 percent of breast cancer cells, 90 percent of melanoma cells, 95 percent of liver cancer cells and 88 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. The extract also stimulates the immune system against cancer and impedes key processes required for metastasis. While the science behind this is very new to Western medicine, the sea cucumber has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 14, 2013

Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke

Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke, and at least 200,000 of these deaths may be preventable. While the number of preventable deaths by heart disease and stroke, more than half of these happen to people under age 65.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 14, 2013

Study Shows Curcumin Protects Against Mercury Exposure

(NaturalNews) Mercury pollution is extremely high around the world, with coal-burning power plants and nonferrous metal production being the main sources of toxic emission, accounting for 72 percent of total environmental discharge. The United Nations estimates that nearly 2000 tons of mercury was emitted into the globe's atmosphere in 2010 alone.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 11, 2013

Brisk, Albeit Brief, Activity Beneficially Affects Weight

The current physical activity guideline for Americans is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, a week, which can be accumulated in eight to 10 minute periods. Jessie X. Fan, from the University of Utah (Utah, USA), and colleagues enrolled 2,202 women and 2,309 men, ages 18 to 64 years, who were free of impairments that otherwise compromise the ability tp walk, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Read more about the study here.

 

October 11, 2013

Can You Reverse Type 1 Diabetes with a Raw Food Diet?

(NaturalNews) Is it possible to reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes or IDDM) simply by enjoying a raw food diet? According to Dr. Kirt Tyson, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Arizona, eating a diet that primarily consists of raw foods can dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics, perhaps even stopping their insulin dependency.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 11, 2013

Higher Magnesium Intake Associated w/ Reduced Risk of Metabolic Impairment, Diabetes

In an article published online in the journal Diabetes Care, Boston researchers report an association between greater magnesium intake and a lower risk of developing diabetes over a 6.9 year average period.

Read more about the report.

 

October 10, 2013

Ten Foods to Prevent and Stop Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is a disorder wherein the body cannot control its level of blood glucose or sugar. While many of the foods today contain high levels of diabetes-inducing sugar, there are ten amazingly healthy foods that can actually prevent diabetes from developing. Not only do these foods control blood sugar levels, but they are also packed with other nutrients and minerals that even those who do not have diabetes will benefit greatly from.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 10, 2013

High Intake of Red Meat Linked with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A review published in Advances in Nutrition found an association between a high intake of red meat intake and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

Read more about the review here.

 

October 9, 2013

Three Little-Known Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) Medical science still has not figured out the puzzle of Alzheimer's disease, but there are some natural remedies that medical researchers say could offer substantial relief.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 9, 2013

Active Form of Vitamin D Shows Promise in Animal Model of MS

The Journal of Neuroimmunology published an article online which reveals a benefit for calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Read more about the research here.

 

October 9, 2013

Boost Your immunity For Flu Season By Eating These Four Superfoods Regularly

(NaturalNews) Another cold and flu season is upon us and you're probably contemplating whether or not to get that flu shot. Whether your do or not, you should know that there are a couple of "superfoods" you could add to your diet that will substantially reduce your chances of getting sick this season.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 8, 2013

Common Gene Between Aging & Cancer Identified

One of the most common types of blood cancer, myeloma is marked a gene called TERC, which regulates the length of the telomere endcaps present on DNA. In healthy cells, these caps erode over time – causing tissues to age – but some cancer cells seem able to ignore the aging trigger in order to keep on dividing.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 8, 2013

20 Foods for a Flat Stomach

(NaturalNews) A flat stomach is a quest that has remained elusive for many people all over the world. Dieters often shy away from food to keep their slim figures. Food experts, however, have discovered several foods that actually help flatten the stomach.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 8, 2013

How Vitamin D Therapy Can Lower Risk of Mortality Among Kidney Disease Patients

The journal BMC Nephrology recently published the results of a meta-analysis of chronic kidney disease patients which found an association between supplementation with active forms of vitamin D and a lower risk of dying over follow-up.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 8, 2013

Men At Greater Risk for First Heart Attack

In that endogenous estrogens help to prevent an adverse lipid profile (dyslipidemia), it is generally thought that pre-menopausal women are better protected against heart attack. Erik Madssen, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and colleagues studied 23,525 women and 20,725 men, ages 60 years or younger at the study’s start, following subjects for 12 years for a first heart attack.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 7, 2013

Is Your Shampoo Harming Your Health?

(NaturalNews) Most people use a shampoo to wash their hair on a regular basis; however, many of those people aren't aware that this common hair care product may contain ingredients that could be harming their health. For many, their choice of shampoo comes down to cost, brand, perceived effectiveness or even fragrance; however, a growing number of consumers are now reading the ingredients on shampoo bottles and basing their purchasing decisions on safety.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 7, 2013

Beat Arthritis with Broccoli?

Cruciferous vegetables – such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage – are a rich source of sulforaphane, a compound for which previous studies suggest an anti-inflammatory effect. Ian Clark, from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and colleagues have shown that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with painful and often debilitating osteoarthritis.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 4, 2013

Vitamin E Supplementation Helps Prevent Venous Thromboembolism

A report published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association concluded that supplementing with vitamin E may reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among women. The condition occurs when blood clots form in the veins, which subsequently dislodge and travel through the bloodstream, and is life-threatening when the clots block circulation to the brain, heart or lungs. The current treatment is warfarin, a blood thinner which often has side effects.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 4, 2013

Ten Foods to Help Reduce the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity. A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. The rising number of incidences of these mental conditions have triggered efforts to devise preventive measures. According to research specialists, people can modify their lifestyles to decrease the probability of developing dementia and Alzheimer's. These include integrating daily physical and mental exercises and a healthier diet.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 3, 2013

Improved Insulin Sensitivity and Blood Glucose Levels in Overweight Diabetics?

The results of a double-blinded trial published in the Singapore Medical Journal show positive effects for the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in overweight type 2 diabetics.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 2, 2013

10 Superfoods to Consume During the Fall Season

(NaturalNews) There are superfoods that deserve the name. These special edibles can battle various illnesses like cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other evil diseases that beset man. Blueberries, for instance, can easily knock off free radicals in the body with the powerful antioxidants that they possess.

Read more about the report here.

 

October 1, 2013

Plant Compounds Benefit GI Health

In that gastrointestinal (GI) health is linked to health of the body’s numerous other systems – from cardiovascular to neurological, Netherlands researchers investigated the role of polyphenols from dietary sources on the ecosystem of the gut.

Read more about the research here.

 

October 1, 2013

Higher Vitamin K Levels Associated with Improved Verbal Episodic Memory

The December, 2013 issue of the journal Neurobiology of Aging describes a study conducted by researchers at the University of Montréal which uncovered an association between higher serum phylloquinone (vitamin K1) levels and better verbal episodic memory in older adults.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 30, 2013

Foods That Are Most Alkaline

(NaturalNews) An alkaline diet maximizes people's vitality, since the tissues become supple and inflammation is lessened. There are many people who suffer from inflammations these days because of a non-alkaline diet. These inflammations cause diseases such as arthritis, cancer, irritable bowel disorders and fibromyalgia. When the body is alkaline, the bones become stronger, preventing osteoporosis.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 27, 2013

Trial Finds Benefit for Lycopene and Lutein in Adults with Subclinical Atherosclerosis

The results of a trial reported online in the British Journal of Nutrition reveal an association between supplementation with the carotenoids lycopene and lutein and a reduction in carotid intima-media thickness (CAIMT), which is a measure of atherosclerotic plaque.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 27, 2013

Interval Training Boosts Women’s Health

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. Whereas numerous interval training studies have focused primarily on men, C. Matthew Laurent, of Bowling Green University, and colleagues compared the exercise modality to ascertain differences in benefits between men and women.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 26, 2013

Toxin That Caused Gulf War Syndrome Now Being Added to Flu Vaccines?

(NaturalNews) Compulsory vaccination has long been a requirement to serve in the U.S. armed forces, and it is well documented that many of the vaccines administered to servicemen over the years have been experimental in nature, meaning they contained untested adjuvants and other questionable additives. But it has recently come to our attention that the highly toxic vaccine adjuvant squalene MF59, which was first given to servicemen back during the first Gulf War and later linked to causing Gulf War syndrome, is now being added to some civilian flu vaccines.


Read more about the report here.

 

September 25, 2013

Lower Diabetes Risk Found In Men With Higher Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Level

An article published online in the journal Diabetes Care reports an association between higher serum levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland's Institute of Public Health in Kuopio evaluated data from 2,212 men who participated in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 25, 2013

Legal Beer Additives Include Fish Bladder, MSG, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Insect Dye

(NaturalNews) Summertime breeds it; so, too, does NFL Sunday. In fact, to scores of Americans, there just isn't a bad time to have a nice, cold beer.

You've seen the commercials. You've heard how each beer company touts its "fresh" ingredients, "only the best barley and hops," "crisp spring water," etc. But if beer companies were required to list every ingredient many of them include in their brews, chances are that sales would be far less than what they currently are.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 24, 2013

Positive Lifestyle Changes Associated With Longer Telomeres

The results of a pilot study described online in The Lancet Oncology reveals that improvements in diet, exercise, stress management and social support are associated with longer telomeres: DNA-protein complexes at the end of chromosomes which shorten with cellular aging.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 24, 2013

Red Wine and Blueberries Could Boost Immune System

By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent

Researchers examined the effects of 446 different chemical compounds on the immune system and identified two which had a significant impact.

The two compounds appeared to work with vitamin D to increase the activity of a gene known as CAMP which helps boost the body's ability to fight disease.

Read more about the story here.

 

September 24, 2013

Ginger May Protect The Brain From MSG Toxicity, Says Fascinating Research

(NaturalNews) For thousands of years, ginger has been hailed as a superfood for its healing properties that aid every system of the body. The oils that ginger contains are antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and ginger has even been found to inhibit cancer growth. Now a study has actually proven that ginger can reverse the damage done by monosodium glutamate, or MSG, a known harmful excitotoxin.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 23, 2013

Eating Whole Fruits Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA — Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. Greater consumption of fruit juices was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The study is the first to look at the effects of individual fruits on diabetes risk.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 20, 2013

GMO Foes Blast Scientific American Editorial Decrying Labeling Laws

In the growing battle over GMO foods, science is being used as a weapon.

GMO labeling activists are decrying an editorial in Scientific American that takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods as “unscientific.”

In its Sept. 6 issue, the editors of Scientific American came out against the labeling laws that are currently being considered in 20 U.S. states, and have recently been passed by the legislatures of Connecticut and Maine, because they would give consumers the false impression that GMO’s are unsafe.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 20, 2013

Exercise Enhancement

Exercise is a proven life extender. Thousands of clinical trials have documented the benefits of a regular exercise program. It has been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the leading killer in the United States. Exercise is effective in preventing obesity and depression, and helps people of all ages maintain flexibility, strength, and independence.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 20, 2013

Could Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Causes Kidney Failure?

(NaturalNews) Men who undergo conventional hormone therapy treatments for prostate cancer could be setting themselves up for another potential health problem later on in life: renal failure. This was the shocking finding of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which found that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which suppresses testosterone, may lead to a rapid reduction in kidney function, and thus induce kidney failure.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 20, 2013

Does Volunteering Boost Happiness?

Adding to a growing body of evidence suggesting that volunteering may benefit mental health and longevity, Suzanne H Richards, from the University of Exeter Medical School, and colleagues analyzed data from 40 published papers and found that volunteers were at a 20% lower risk of death, as compared to non-volunteers.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 19, 2013

Can It Be That Almost Everything You've Been Told About Prostate Cancer Is Wrong?

(NaturalNews) Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you think these are the facts about prostate cancer, it's time to learn the real truth.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 19, 2013

Celery Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive cancer, with few early symptoms; it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths, with a five-year survival rate of only 6%. Elvira de Mejia, from the University of Illinois, and colleagues have identified celery, artichokes, and the herb Mexican oregano to contain abundant levels of two flavonoid compounds – apigenin and luteolin, In a lab model of pancreatic cancer, the researchers observed that apigenin inhibited glycogen synthase kinase-3[beta] (GSK-3[beta]), which led to a decrease in the production of anti-apoptotic genes in the pancreatic cancer cells.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 19, 2013

Bottled Water Found to Contain Over 24,000 Chemicals, Including Endocrine Disruptors

(NaturalNews) Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured. But a new study out of Germany has found that thousands of other potentially harmful chemicals are still leeching from plastic products into food and beverages, including an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) known as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate, or DEHF, that is completely unregulated.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 18, 2013

Green Tea and Vitamin E Enhance Exercise Benefits in Older Men and Women

In an article published this year in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Israeli researchers report that drinking green tea and supplementing with vitamin E was associated with a reduction in waist circumference and fasting glucose levels among older adults who participated in a twelve-week exercise program. Those who consumed green tea and vitamin E also experienced a reduction in oxidative stress and an increase in catalase, an antioxidant enzyme.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 18, 2013

Sugar and the Immune System

About 200 years ago it was common to ingest about 8 grams of fructose (sugars coming from fruit or honey). As sucrose or table sugar became more readily available, the intake rose to about 75 grams per day. The typical intake of sugar today is 150 pounds per person per year.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 17, 2013

Almost All Conventional Chicken Meat is Intentionally Contaminated With Arsenic?

(NaturalNews) Following the release of a groundbreaking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report back in 2011 indicting roxarsone, the infamous Pfizer-produced arsenical drug, as a high-level contaminant in conventional chicken meat, the drug's manufacturer voluntarily agreed to pull it off the market, leading many health-conscious individuals to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But a new study recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reveals that inorganic arsenic is still prevalent in virtually all conventional chicken meat, as an arsenical drug similar in composition to roxarsone is still being widely used and fed to conventional chickens.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 16, 2013

Garlic May Protect Against Lung Cancer

A number of previous studies report a protective effect of garlic, in both in vitro and in vivo experimental studies of cancer. Zi-Yi Jin, from the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues interviewed 1,424 lung cancer patients, as well as 4,543 healthy control subjects, to ascertain lifestyle behaviors (particularly, if they smoked) and dietary habits (particularly, how much garlic they ate).

Read more about the research here.

 

September 16, 2013

Having A Family Dog Helps Children Build Immunity Against Allergies

(NaturalNews) Children who grow up in families that include a dog, or to a lesser extent a cat, are less likely to suffer infections, allergies, asthma, and other common childhood ailments, according to a new study. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the new research highlights the importance of early exposure among children to germs, dirt, and other forms of "uncleanliness" for the purpose of building strong immunity.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 16, 2013

Printable Micro-Electronics – The Next Bionics Advancement?

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) depend on micro- and nano-sized components, such as membranes, converting electrical signals into movement. For years, MEMS membranes and MEMS components, were primarily fabricated from silicon using a set of processes borrowed from the semiconductor industry.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 13, 2013

Most Conventional Chicken Meat Intentionally Contaminated With Arsenic?

(NaturalNews) Following the release of a groundbreaking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report back in 2011 indicting roxarsone, the infamous Pfizer-produced arsenical drug, as a high-level contaminant in conventional chicken meat, the drug's manufacturer voluntarily agreed to pull it off the market, leading many health-conscious individuals to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But a new study recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reveals that inorganic arsenic is still prevalent in virtually all conventional chicken meat, as an arsenical drug similar in composition to roxarsone is still being widely used and fed to conventional chickens.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 13, 2013

Many Diseases Linked to High Insulin – The Longer Story

by Suzy Cohen

Dear Pharmacist

Insulin Testing and Dietary Supplements to Help You Reduce Insulin, Lose Weight & Feel Better

Read more here.

 

September 13, 2013

Hot Cocoa Promotes Brain Health

Blood flow in the brain affects thinking and memory, and different areas of the brain have different energy requirements and blood flow to complete their tasks – an effect known as neurovascular coupling. Farzaneh A. Sorond, from Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues studied 60 older men and women, average age 72.9 years, who did not have dementia at the study’s start; however, 18 subjects had impaired blood flow at the start of the study.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 12, 2013

New Use For Soybean Oil To Make Tires

(NaturalNews) Partially hydrogenated soybean oil is pervasive in the standard American diet. Foods like fried chicken, French fries, doughnuts, cookies and crackers are made with partially hydrogenated soybean oil, which is loaded with trans fatty acids known to clog arteries.

These trans fats not only increase blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) but also destroy good high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, welcoming heart conditions and type 2 diabetes.

Researchers working with Goodyear have found a way to use soybean oil in the manufacture of their tires, effectively reducing petroleum consumption.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 12, 2013

T'ai Chi Linked to Longevity

A form of mind-body exercise that originated in ancient China, tai chi combines slow motion exercise and mind concentration to focus on movement. Xianglan Zhang, from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee, USA), and colleagues studied data collected on over 61,000 middle-aged and elderly men in Shanghai, China.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 12, 2013

Gardasil: One Young Woman's Horrifying Story

(NaturalNews) The "skeptics" are always quick to denounce any evidence pointing to harm caused by vaccinations, especially when such evidence is inaccurately perceived to be limited or anecdotal. But the side effects associated with vaccines are very real for many people, including for 27-year-old Brittney Fiste, whose daily struggles post-vaccination with Gardasil, the infamous human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, have left this previously vibrant and healthy young woman bedridden and seizure-stricken.

In a piece posted by HormonesMatter.com back in May, Brittney's mother, Roxie, recalls how her daughter's health quickly deteriorated after being jabbed with Gardasil back in 2007. The story is all too familiar -- a young woman full of energy and ambition is reduced to near-vegetable status, struggling just to get out of bed in the morning and function without collapsing or suffering a serious seizure in the process. This is the harrowing life that Brittney and thousands of other young women like her must now live with as a result of Gardasil.

Read more about Brittney's story here.

 

September 12, 2013

Weight Gain Linked to Poor Gut Bacteria

An article published online on in the journal Nature reports the MetaHIT consortium's finding of an association between gut bacterial "richness" and protection against obesity. The consortium is made up of researchers from the University of Copenhagen, China's BGI and a number of other institutes, and is coordinated by coordinated by Professor S. Dusko Ehrlich at France's Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 11, 2013

Consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar May Accelerate Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. It is said that taking a few teaspoons of vinegar before meals can reduce appetite and cravings while stimulating metabolism. What about apple cider vinegar? Without healthy eating and enough physical activity, apple cider vinegar can not perform any miracles. But the consumption of apple cider vinegar may help to reduce body weight and fat mass, while giving lots of other health benefits.

Read more about the report here.

 

September 10, 2013

Exercise Helps to Lessen Alzheimer’s Effects

Population-wide surveys routinely identify memory loss leading to Alzheimer’s Disease as one of the greatest fears among aging Americans. While some memory loss is normal and to be expected as we age, a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) signals more substantial memory loss and a greater risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. J. Carson Smith, from the University of Maryland, and colleagues studied two groups of physically inactive older adults (ages 60 to 88 years), who were put on a 12-week exercise program that focused on regular treadmill walking and was guided by a personal trainer, meeting the WHO Guidelines of a weekly total of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise.

Read more about the study here.

 

September 10, 2013

Six Food-Based Medicines That May Save Your Life

(NaturalNews) The famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates states, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." And this timeless adage still holds incredible truth today, as the most effective way to protect the body against disease is to feed it the nutrients it needs to build strong immunity and a healthy digestive tract, which is where the bulk of immunity resides. Here are six food-based medicines that could end up saving your life from chronic disease and early death:

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September 9, 2013

Adherence to Cancer-Preventive Guidelines Lowers Risk of Dying Over 12.8 Year Period

The results of a study described online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that following guidelines established by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) could significantly reduce the risk of dying prematurely.

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September 9, 2013

Modern Living Disrupts Body’s Internal Clock

With the advent of electric lighting – as well as other conveniences of modern living – the human body receives fewer natural cues that otherwise signal the circadian rhythm, the body’s “internal clock,” to wakefulness and sleep. Kenneth P. Wright Jr., from the University of Colorado/Boulder, and colleagues monitored eight participants for one week as they went about their normal daily lives.

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September 9, 2013

Breast Cancer 600% Higher in Women With Low Vitamin D

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of breast cancer among women, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study, authored by a team of scientists from various organizations, reports that women in Saudi Arabia who have low vitamin D levels have six times the risk of having breast cancer than women with higher levels. Researchers urge others to increase vitamin D intake for a myriad of life-saving health benefits.

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September 9, 2013

Omega-3s Aid in Cancer Battle

Previously, a number of studies suggest that long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), inhibit cancer formation in vivo but their mechanism of action is unclear. Zacharoula Nikolakopoulou, from the University of London, and colleagues studied squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC), one of the major forms of skin cancer. In that squamous cells also occur in the lining of the digestive tract, lungs, and other areas of the body, oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) are the sixth most common cancer worldwide.

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