LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2013 Archive 8


 

December 27, 2013

Extract of Exotic Berry Counters Inflammation

Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) has been used for many centuries in traditional Indian Ayurvedic formulations for inflammatory diseases. A team of Japanese researchers conducted cellular and animal study to ascertain the anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties of the extract of the amla fruit (also known as Indian gooseberry).

Read more about the research here.

 

December 27, 2013

Five Tips to Soothe and Relieve Dry Skin During Cold Months

(NaturalNews) Cold weather, low humidity levels and wind are factors that can really dry out and damage your skin, especially when central heaters are used at home. How can one alleviate dryness and help skin stay moist and healthy through the coldest months of the year?


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December 27, 2013

Exercise During Pregnancy Enhances a Newborn’s Brain Development

Exercising during pregnancy for as little as 20 minutes a day, three times a week, appears to enhance a newborn’s brain development, a study suggests.

Researchers at the University of Montreal say newborns whose mothers did at least this much moderate cardiovascular exercise during the last two trimesters of pregnancy seemed to have a cognitive head start, based on EEG testing, compared to infants whose mothers were sedentary.

Read more about the study here.

 

December 26, 2013

Public Isn't Buying Media's Attack on Multivitamins

(NaturalNews) Once again, the lamestream media habit of completely accepting commentary from mainstream medical "authorities" has resurfaced as part of an anti-supplement campaign. Recently, they've take a fistful of press releases from medical mafia agents to attack multivitamins, most other vitamins, herbs and Dr. Linus Pauling.

The smear campaign's major contributors were The Week, Time Magazine, The New York Times and England's The Guardian. Here's the title from The Week: "How the vitamin industrial complex swindled America: Blame money, politics, and a flawed genius named Linus Pauling."

Read more about the report here.

 

December 19, 2013

Long Walks Lower Stroke Risk

Walking is a popular form of physical activity, one that can be conducted by older adults who live independently. Barbara J. Jefferis, from the University College London, and colleagues studied 3,435 healthy men, ages 60 to 80 years, who were enrolled in the British Regional Heart Study. Following the subjects for an average of 10.9 years, the investigators tracked cardiovascular blood markers including C-reactive protein (CRP), D-dimer, and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP).

Read more about the research here.

 

December 19, 2013

Five Lifestyle Behaviors Lower Dementia Risk by 60 Percent, More Than Any Drug or Allopathic Advice 

(NaturalNews) As we approach an epidemic in the number of newly diagnosed cases of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, irrefutable evidence continues to emerge supporting the science behind following simple lifestyle modifications to dramatically lower the risk of developing memory-robbing illnesses and most other chronic diseases as well. Based on the current trend, experts fear that as many as one in three Americans over the age of 65 will suffer from some degree of dementia by the year 2050. Not more than 50 years ago, Alzheimer's disease was virtually unknown to the average person, yet it now threatens to directly or indirectly impact the life of almost every man, woman and child in the US. Fortunately, there are some very simple lifestyle changes that we can adopt to change the current course of this explosion in new dementia cases.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 19, 2013

Important Breakthrough Paves the Way to Lab-Grown Skin

One of the problems major burn victims have is that, using the current protocols for artificial skin, they need to wait various weeks in order for it to be grown, using healthy skin from the own patient. Scientists from the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the University of Granada (Spain), have, for the first time, grown artificial skin from stem cells of umbilical cord.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 17, 2013

Three Popular Spices That Lower Blood Sugar Levels

(NaturalNews) Spices have always been admired for their ability to improve the flavors of rudimentary dishes, and perhaps this will always remain their most loved feature. Despite their largely pragmatic uses in the kitchen, however, emerging studies continue to prove that many popular spices are nutritional powerhouses that possess undeniable medicinal value.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 17, 2013

Stem Cells & Bone Marrow Cells Safe as Cardiomyopathy Therapy

Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition in which the left ventricle – the main heart muscle – pumps blood poorly. Alan W. Heldman, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a study involving 65 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and compared injection of mesenchymal stem cells (n=19) with placebo (n = 11) and bone marrow mononuclear cells (n = 19) with placebo (n = 10), with 1 year of follow-up.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 16, 2013

Tea Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

In a supplement to the issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that covered the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles report their conclusion of a protective effect for tea drinking against stroke.

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December 16, 2013

Which Foods Have Anti-inflammatory Properties?

(NaturalNews) Many people frequently eat the typical Western-type diet that includes refined carbs (contained in white flour and sugar), a lot of meat, trans fats and saturated fat, all of which are known to trigger and increase chronic inflammation.

Read more the report here.

 

December 11, 2013

Higher Vitamin C Levels, Intake Linked with Lower Risk of Stroke

The results of a meta-analysis described online in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveal a protective effect for having a high vitamin C level or consuming more of the vitamin against the risk of stroke.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 10, 2013

Omega-3s May Combat Degenerative Vision Condition

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of blindness in individuals ages 50 years and older. Tassos Georgiou, from the Ophthalamos Research & Educational Institute (Cyprus), and colleagues administered 3.4 g of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1.6 g of.docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on a daily basis for 6 months, to patients with dry AMD.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 10, 2013

IV Vitamin C Infusions Reduce Muscle Fatigue Associated with COPD

(NaturalNews) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a rather vague name for a chronic disorder that inhibits breathing and oxygen delivery to the blood. It manifests in decreased lung capacity from various reasons and inhibits breathing. It can get progressively worse, leading to chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

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December 6, 2013

Pomegranate Compounds May Benefit Joint & Skin Health

The over-expression and over-activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), enzymes that degrade collagen, play a key role in skin health as well as joint conditions such as arthritis. Navindra Seeram, from the University of Rhode Island, and colleagues investigated the therapeutic potential of punicalagins – compounds found in the pomegranate fruit.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 5, 2013

Curcumin's Healing Powers Revealed - How this Herb Protects You from Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Curcumin keeps coming on strong as an actual disease preventative and curative for many ailments. Sometimes it works well by itself and sometimes as an adjunct with other herbs or vitamins. Curcumin is the active ingredient of the Indian spice turmeric, which is essential to curry sauces.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 4, 2013

Rosemary Extract Shows Promise for Memory Enhancement

Neuroscience 2013, held recently in San Diego, was the site of a presentation by Susan Farr, PhD of Saint Louis University of a benefit for extracts of rosemary and spearmint in an animal model of memory loss. The extracts contain antioxidants which help reduce aging-associated oxidative stress, which is believed to contribute to cognitive impairment that occurs among the aged.

Read more about the presentation here.

 

December 4, 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Alpha Lipoic Acid Slow Decline in Alzheimer's Disease Patients

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease published the outcome of a recent trial conducted by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland which revealed that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid slowed functional and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease patients.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 3, 2013

Music in Youth Benefits the Brain Later in Life

Declines in nervous system functioning are common with aging, with the human auditory system experiencing timing delays in responding to speech. As a result, many older adults experience difficulty understanding speech, especially in challenging listening environments. Nina Kraus, from Northwestern University, and colleagues studied 44 healthy adults, ages 55 to 76 years, who were asked to listen to a synthesized speech syllable while researchers measured electrical activity in the auditory brainstem, the region of the brain responsible for processing sound and is a central area for sensory information.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 3, 2013

Tomato Compound for Blood Pressure Management

Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease, which is the #1 cause of death in the United States. Xinli Li, from the Medical College of Soochow University (China), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis of data collected from six clinical trials involving lycopene supplementation and blood pressure.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 3, 2013

Thyroid Hormones May Predict Death Risk

Anti-aging specialists pay attention to the complete suite of thyroid hormones and their changes over time, and now similar attention may be warranted in the hospital setting. Among older patients hospitalized for an acute illness, serum levels of free triiodothyronine (FT3) may predict the risk of death, whether as inpatients or within 7 years after discharge. Pedro Iglesias, from Hospital Ramon y Cajal (Spain), and colleagues completed a prospective observational cohort of 404 men and women, average age 85.9 years, who were admitted to hospital for a range of acute conditions and followed for seven years.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 3, 2013

Three Edible Mushrooms with Proven Cancer-Fighting Properties

(NaturalNews) The healing properties of mushrooms have been known for centuries. Traditional Chinese medicine, for instance, has long recommended the consumption of certain edible mushrooms to treat serious conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Likewise, European civilizations have treasured the continent's native mushrooms for their impressive rejuvenating capacities.

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December 2, 2013

Inflammation Reduces Number of Vital, Healthy Years

Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Vishwa Deep Dixit, from Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues have identified a compound, known as Nlrp3, as a trigger of aging-related inflammation.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 2, 2013

Magnesium Modulates Blood Sugar

Metabolic Syndrome is a condition characterized by central obesity, hypertension, and adverse glucose and insulin metabolism, that may progress to type-2 diabetes. Previous research suggests a correlation between dietary magnesium and insulin resistance, though most Americans fail to achieve the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the mineral. Yunsheng Ma, from the Medical School of Yangzhou University (China), and colleagues enrolled 234 men and women with Metabolic Syndrome, in a dietary intervention study.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 2, 2013

Vitamin B12 and Other B Vitamins May Help Alleviate Depression

(NaturalNews) Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements can help lift the blues, especially during stressful periods of life. Many vitamins can be sourced from foods, but some, like vitamin B12, are difficult to source from food, so vitamin supplements are suggested. Winter depression and seasonal affective disorder are not only mental conditions. B vitamins are major contributors to how the brain and nervous system function, so getting proper nutrients in the diet can improve mood.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 26, 2013

Resveratrol May Boost Efficacy of Cancer Therapy

Mounting evidence suggests a diversity of therapeutic roles for resveratrol, an antioxidant compound found abundantly in grape skins and red wine. Previous research by Michael Nicholl, from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and colleagues revealed that resveratrol can be an important adjunctive agent in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 26, 2013

Eating Fat is Good for You? Doctors Change Their Minds.

A DIET packed with fat is the healthy way to prevent heart disease, a leading British expert has claimed.

Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra says the obsession with a low-fat diet has “paradoxically increased” the risk of heart disease.

Other experts have added their voices to his controversial call to end 40 years of advice to cut saturated fat – which has been described as “the greatest medical error of our time”.

They claim the guidance has left millions of people at risk of developing cardiovascular ­disease and “led to the over-medication of millions of people with statins”.

The public could just as effectively protect themselves by eating “real” food such as butter, milk and cheese and adopting the Mediterranean diet.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 26, 2013

Got a Cold? Try Echinacea!

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in America today. This Native American medicinal plant called echinacea is named for the prickly scales in its large conical seed head, which resembles the spines of an angry hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog).

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November 25, 2013

Can the DNA Clock Reveal Anti-Aging Secrets?

A number of scientific efforts aimed at developing therapeutics to counteract the aging process and thereby treat a diversity of aging-related diseases and disorders are underway. Steve Horvath, from the University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA; California, USA) analyzed the DNA of nearly 8,000 samples of 51 different healthy and cancerous cells and tissues. Specifically, he looked at how methylation, a natural process that chemically modifies DNA, varied with age.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 25, 2013

Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics in Farm Animals?

(NaturalNews) It's well known that antibiotics are used heavily on factory farm animals. Their close quarters in CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) are breeding farms for pathogenic bacteria and parasites. In order to curb infectious diseases among farm animals, antibiotics are used widely. So widely that 70% to 80% of all antibiotic use goes into farm animals through feed and injections.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 22, 2013

Omega-3s Protect the Brain

Previously, researchers observed that people who consume broiled or baked fish, as compared to fried fish, have fewer subclinical brain abnormalities. Jyrki Virtanen, from the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 3660 men and women, ages 65 and up, enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Subjects underwent brain scans to detect silent brain infarcts, with scans performed again five years later on 2313 of the participants.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 22, 2013

Top Twelve Natural Stomach Pain Killers

(NaturalNews) It has been noted that one of the most popular requests in wellness stores is for products to help ease stomach pain naturally. People, from cancer patients to parents of babies suffering from colic, try to look for the safest and most effective way of dealing with stomach pain. There is actually no natural cure that will aid all types of stomach pain, but if the pain has been persisting for some time, you need the help of a doctor. For simple pains due to menstrual cramps or the ingestion of food that is already spoiled, there are many natural alternatives to make the stomach calm down.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 21, 2013

Probiotics Slash Cold Risk

Probiotics, microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines, have become of greater interest as certain studies suggest their utility in a number of gastrointestinal conditions. Allan W. Cripps, from Griffith University (Australia), and colleagues enrolled 465 healthy men and women, average age 36 years, to one of three groups: the first group received a dietary supplement containing 2 billion colony forming units (CFUs) of Bifidobacterium lactis subsp lactis B1-04; the second group received a combination probiotic consisting of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis B1-07; and the third group received a placebo. The participants took their designated pill for 150 days.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 20, 2013

Can Resveratrol Help Protect Against Hearing Loss?

In an article published online in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Michael D. Seidman of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his associates report that resveratrol, a compound that occurs in grapes, could help protect against hearing loss. "Our latest study focuses on resveratrol and its effect on bioinflammation, the body's response to injury and something that is believed to be the cause of many health problems including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, aging and hearing loss," Dr Seidman stated.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 20, 2013

Is There Scientific Proof That Drinking Soda Makes Brains Hyperactive?

(NaturalNews) Soda pop consumption is on the rise. Before 1950, the standard soft drink was 6.5 ounces. By 1960, the average serving size jumped to a 12 oz can, and today, 20 oz bottles have become the norm. It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged at almost every restaurant.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 19, 2013

Vegetable Protein May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer: Study

Increased consumption of vegetable protein may be associated with increased survival among people with kidney disease, according to new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 19, 2013

Are Elevated C-reactive Protein Levels Associated with Increased Coronary Events?

An article published in the December 2013 issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology reports findings from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Norfolk cohort of an association between high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and a greater risk of fatal as well as nonfatal coronary artery disease (CAD) events, including heart attack and angina.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 19, 2013

Does Turmeric Improve and Protect Skin from Damage and Aging?

(NaturalNews) The Holy Powder of India, turmeric, is spreading its healing influence around the world, blessing the open mind with its plethora of health benefits. (It is a great brain-boosting, mood-enhancing antidepressant). Used extensively in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine, turmeric cures hepatic disorders and conditions caused by inflammation in the body. In topical applications, turmeric is supreme, proven to heal skin infections and treat boils efficiently.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 18, 2013

Can a Protein-Rich Breakfast Curb Appetite Throughout the Morning?

Consuming a protein-rich breakfast can help to stop hunger throughout the morning when compared to a low protein breakfast, say researchers.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 15, 2013

Lose Weight and Stay Healthy with Pine Nuts?

(NaturalNews) Despite the name, pine nuts are actually not nuts at all but the seeds of the pine cone. They have been a popular source of nutrition since Paleolithic times and are used to add delicious flavor and texture to pesto sauce.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 15, 2013

Will Probiotics Help Lower Cold Risk?

Probiotics, microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines, have become of greater interest as certain studies suggest their utility in a number of gastrointestinal conditions. Allan W. Cripps, from Griffith University (Australia), and colleagues enrolled 465 healthy men and women, average age 36 years, to one of three groups.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 15, 2013

Can Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C and Magnesium Help Lower Risk of Hearing Loss?

An article published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition describes the finding of a protective effect for vitamin C, beta-carotene and magnesium against hearing loss, which frequently occurs during aging and affects approximately 17% of U.S. adults.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 14, 2013

Can Blueberries Help Lower the Risk of Developing Heart Disease and Diabetes?

(NaturalNews) New cases of diabetes continue to increase at an exponential rate, as the list of biomarkers collectively known as metabolic syndrome (MetS risk factors include obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and elevated blood pressure and blood glucose) are known to triple the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack. Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in most western societies, it is also largely preventable through dietary modification, increased physical activity and attention to mitigating lifestyle factors.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 14, 2013

Do Airports Raise Cardiovascular Disease Risk?

A number of previous studies have identified links between aircraft noise and a range of health concerns, including disturbed sleep, sleep-disordered breathing, nervousness, annoyance, and hypertension. Francesca Dominici from the Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues analyzed data collected on more than 6 million Medicare beneficiaries living near US airports combined with information on aircraft noise provided by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 13, 2013

What are the Top Alkaline Foods to Include in Your Diet?

(NaturalNews) Many of the foods that comprise today's modernized diet plans are acidic. Consumerism and marketing plans have had a hand in destroying our eating habits. This can have a damaging effect on our health when we choose too many foods that are unhealthy. The foods that we eat are either acidic or alkaline. Eating foods that contain too much acid can be very harmful to our digestive systems. Therefore, it is important to have a good balance of both acidic and alkaline foods in our everyday meal plans.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 12, 2013

Are Almonds a Smart Snack for Weight Goals?

Snacking is a nearly universal behavior in the United States, as an estimated 97% of Americans consume at least one snack per day. In light of the rising obesity rate in the US, it is becoming increasingly necessary to identify healthful snacks that pose little risk for weight gain while providing nutritional value. Richard Mattes, from Purdue University (Indiana, USA), and colleagues studied 137 adult men and women at increased risk for type-2 diabetes.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 12, 2013

How Important is Chlorella to a Healthy Diet?

(NaturalNews) In addition to its disease-fighting and nutritional benefits, research shows that chlorella is a powerful antioxidant that even boosts immune system function in healthy people.

Chlorella, a variety of single-celled cyanobacteria, has long been consumed as a nutritional supplement in Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and Taiwan, and has recently become popular in the United States as well. It is high in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants, and it is 60 percent protein by weight. Studies have shown that it can alleviate high cholesterol, abnormal blood fat levels, high blood pressure and abnormal blood sugar.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 12, 2013

How Does Magnesium Intake Impact Insulin Resistance?

A recent issue of the journal Nutrients published the finding of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School of an association between greater magnesium intake and reduced insulin resistance in adults with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the presence of several cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors that include increased waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and disordered lipids. Previous research findings suggest that supplementation with magnesium could improve insulin sensitivity or insulin resistance in diabetics; however, there are few longitudinal studies that have investigated the protective effects of magnesium in nondiabetics with metabolic syndrome.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 11, 2013

ATP Supplementation Enhances Muscle Strength and Performance in Men

The journal Nutrition and Metabolism published an article which reported a benefit for adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP) supplementation in men engaged in a resistance-training program. Adenosine-5′-triphosphate is the primary intracellular energy source in the body, which also has extracellular functions that include modification of muscle excitability.

You can read more about the report here.

 

November 11, 2013

Nine Healthy Winter Foods to Include in Your Diet

(NaturalNews) Several foods give the body nutrients that actually help to promote wellness, and this is very important during the winter months when many illnesses circulate through the population. Being able to get fresh fruits and vegetables, even in the dead of winter, is a great advantage in today's world. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available year round, and these are the foods that are most likely to ensure health and wellness, as they impart vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances to the body. A healthy diet should include all food groups, including fruits and vegetables.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 11, 2013

A Mediterranean Diet Benefits Anti-Aging

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower the risk of age-associated diseases – most notably, heart disease. Iliana Lourida, from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), and colleagues completed a meta-review of 12 clinical studies that involved the Mediterranean diet.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 8, 2013

Is High-Fat, High-Calorie Diet Linked to Pancreatic Cancer?

Researchers have found a link between cancer of the pancreas, one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet. Dr. Guido Eibl, a member of the Jonsson Cancer Center and a professor in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and colleagues investigated the effects of diet-induced obesity on mice that have the same genetic mutation as that found in humans with the disease.

Read more about the research here.

 

November 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues with These Tips

(NaturalNews) With shorter days and fewer hours of sunlight available in autumn and winter, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) rears its unpleasant head in up to 20 percent of the American population. Characterized by moodiness, depression, cravings for simple carbohydrates, weight gain, fatigue and melancholy, the condition can range from simple "wintertime blues" to full blown incapacitation. The affliction tends to be more prominent in young people and women.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 8, 2013

Can Supplements Reduce Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation?

The results of a trial reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reveal a reduction in postoperative atrial fibrillation in men and women given omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins C and E. Atrial fibrillation is a type of heart arrhythmia that is a major risk factor for illness and mortality when it occurs following cardiac surgery. Evidence suggests that oxidative stress may play a role in the development of this condition.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 8, 2013

Omega-3 s May Reduce Biological Age

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

Read more about the study here.

 

November 7, 2013

Dietary Astaxanthin Decreases Oxidative Stress, Enhances Immune Response in Humans

(NaturalNews) It might not seem like much, gently gracing the cellular structures of certain marine life and perking them up with that familiar pink hue seen in wild-caught seafood. But astaxanthin is one of the most powerful "superfoods" in existence, helping to mitigate oxidative stress, enhance immune response, quell damaging inflammation and even inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 7, 2013

Pomegranate Shows Promise for the Prevention of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

The journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine recently published the results of a pilot study which found a protective effect for pomegranate against postoperative cognitive dysfunction in heart surgery patients. The phenomenon of postoperative cognitive dysfunction subsequent to cardiac surgery has been suggested to be the result of global ischemia, which leads to reduced oxygen and glucose levels in the brain, or could be caused by other factors related to general anesthesia, particularly the aggregation of beta amyloid. Both amyloid aggregation and brain ischemia lead to an increase in reactive oxygen species, which in turn increase neuronal cell death and inflammation. Polyphenols such as those occurring in pomegranate have been shown to have a neuroprotective effect in experimental models in addition to being associated with other health benefits.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 6, 2013

Studies Show Chlorella Could Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

(NaturalNews) There have been studies under the radar of public awareness or mainstream media disclosure demonstrating chlorella's ability to improve diabetic symptoms. It's certain that very few MDs know of these studies.

It seems that the wonders of this single-cell microalgae superfood continue to surface. Chlorella has demonstrated several immune system benefits, detoxification benefits, liver health enhancement, and even anticancer activities.

Now it looks like diabetes 2 and prediabetic or metabolic disorder individuals can address those issues directly with chlorella while enjoying all the other benefits this centuries-old, fresh water, green microalgae can offer.

Read more about the report here.

 

November 5, 2013

Is Resveratrol Effective Against Cancer After Metabolism?

Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, is known to have anticancer properties; however, scientists had thought that it was metabolized so quickly by the body that it would be ineffective in clinical trials. Nevertheless, researchers at the University of Leicester's Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine in the United Kingdom have found that this is not the case. Professor Karen Brown and colleagues found that resveratrol can still be taken into cells after it has been metabolised into resveratrol sulfates. Once in the cell, enzymes then break down the sulfate metabolite, converting it back to resveratrol again.

Read more about the study here.

 

November 5, 2013

Top 16 Chilling Food Additives

(NaturalNews) The FDA keeps a list of over 700 food additives that are generally recognized as safe, or GRAS. These additives serve quite a variety of purposes, including preserving food, adding sweetness, color, texture or flavor, controlling pH, anticaking, stabling, leveling and firming, and the list goes on. The FDA does not, however, advertise the fact that many of these additive have never been tested. To make matters worse, the agency allows the use of substances that are known to be harmful. How is this possible?

Read more about the report here.

 

November 5, 2013

Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer

Results of a large new study by researchers at the American Cancer Society have added to mounting evidence suggesting that physical activity reduces breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Alpa Patel, Ph.D., and colleagues compared exercise and breast cancer status in 73,615 postmenopausal women taking part in in the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort study.

Read more about the study here.


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