LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2014 Archive 1


April 30, 2014

Never Too Late to Start Exercising
 
Numerous previous studies report that regular physical activity is associated with improved overall health, and mid-life exercise is a key anti-aging component. Mark Hamer. From the University College London, and colleagues assessed data collected on 3454 healthy senior men and women, enrolled in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Subjects reported how much they exercise the start of the study, with researchers following them via regular health surveys for the next eight years.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 30, 2014

Five of Nature's Natural Antibiotics
 
(NaturalNews) Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed "medicines" today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics.

Read more about the report here.
 

April 29, 2014

Caffeine Consumption Could Help to Boost Long-Term Memory
 
By Nathan Gray

Caffeine consumption could have a positive effect on long-term memory, according to new research that suggested the compound can enhance memories for at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed.

Read more about the study here.

 

April 25, 2014

I'll Have What They're Having: Do Social Norms Influence Food Choices?
 
By Nathan Gray

Social norms, including having a knowledge of other people's eating habits, has a distinct influence on our own food choices, according to new data from a new meta-analysis.

Read more about the research here.

 

April 25, 2014

Seven Health Benefits of Ginseng
 
(NaturalNews) It's simply amazing how natural herbs and foods can have multiple, wonderful health benefits! Take for instance ginseng (usually Korean/Asian Red Ginseng, Panax ginseng), it lives up to its cure-all description (Panax means "all-curing/healing" in Greek)! Add another health benefit to the list!

Read more about the report here.

 

March 31, 2014

Daily Multivitamin Supplement May Decrease Cataract Risk in Men

By Nathan Gray

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk by around 9%, according to a new trial of nearly 15,000 men.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 31, 2014

The Underappreciated Role of Muscle in Health and Disease

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Muscle plays a central role in whole-body protein metabolism by serving as the principal reservoir for amino acids to maintain protein synthesis in vital tissues and organs in the absence of amino acid absorption from the gut and by providing hepatic gluconeogenic precursors. Furthermore, altered muscle metabolism plays a key role in the genesis, and therefore the prevention, of many common pathologic conditions and chronic diseases. Nonetheless, the maintenance of adequate muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function has rarely, if ever, been targeted as a relevant endpoint of recommendations for dietary intake. It is therefore imperative that factors directly related to muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function be included in future studies designed to demonstrate optimal lifestyle behaviors throughout the life span, including physical activity and diet.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 27, 2014

High Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer

Previously, a number of studies have suggested a connection between elevated cholesterol and breast cancer risk, but the mechanism for this action has remained unclear. Donald McDonnell, from Duke University School of Medicine, and colleagues studied whether an estrogen-like cholesterol compound, that 27-hydroxycholesterol – or 27HC, exerts a role in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 27, 2014

UK Research Takes Aim at Beneficial Bacteria's Ability to Break Down Carbs
 
By Nathan Gray

New funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could help researchers to better understand how beneficial bacteria break down non-digestible carbohydrate.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 24, 2014

Are Mammograms More Harmful Than We Think?
 
(NaturalNews) Mammograms are widely touted as an effective breast cancer screening tool. But some research and experts suggest that it could be causing more harm than good.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 24, 2014

Folic Acid - The Double-Edge Sword of the Golden Micronutrient

Folic acid is backed to deliver important health benefits in the scientific literature and by regulators, but is over-consumption a real problem?

Read more from Dr. Robert Verkerk.

 

March 14, 2014

In Health and Nutrition, What's Old is Suddenly New Again

(NaturalNews) When it comes to health and nutrition, it seems like everything old is new again. Many foods or health protocols that used to be commonly enjoyed were later attacked and discredited by industry-funded "scientists" trying to sell toxic substitutes like vegetable oil or aspartame.

But as health awareness has radically increased over the last two decades, many "old" things are new again. In this article, I share my list on many of these "old" things which are suddenly back in vogue.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 14, 2014

Omega-3 Backed for Alzheimer’s Disease Potential

By Nathan Gray

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by stimulating newly identified ‘resolution pathways’, according to research outlining an ‘entirely new’ approach to the condition.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 13, 2014

Chill Down to Burn More Calories

Our homes, offices, and public spaces are cooled and heated primarily to achieve comfort, but doing so may minimize the body’s innate ability to modulate its own temperature – potentially increasing a person’s risk of obesity. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, from Maastricht University Medical Center (The Netherlands), and colleagues observe that frequent exposure to mild cold can effect energy expenditure over time, and nonshivering thermogenesis -- or a cold-induced increase in heat production -- may activate calorie-burning brown fat.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 13, 2014

High Consumption of Omega-3 Fish Oils May Reduce Artery Calcification

By Nathan Gray

An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 12, 2014

High Cost of Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Higher Body Fat in Young Children

By Nathan Gray

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to new research.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 12, 2014

Omega-3 Supplements May Boost Neuropsychological Measures for Kids Who Need Support

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 7, 2014

Magnesium May Protect Against Hip Fractures

By Nathan Gray

Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium may protect against hip fractures, according to results of a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 7, 2014

Fordham University Mumps Outbreak Affecting Only Vaccinated Students

(NaturalNews) One of New York's lesser-known institutions of higher learning is making headlines after 13 confirmed cases, and counting, of mumps emerged on two of its campuses, prompting school officials to impetuously ban all unvaccinated students from attending classes. But these same reports clearly indicate that all affected students had already been vaccinated for mumps, proving once again the utter uselessness of vaccines and the imbecilic tendencies of organizations chained to the vaccine status quo.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 7, 2014

Daily Breakfast Consumption Linked To Lower Obesity Risk In Girls

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Girls who eat breakfast every day are less likely to be overweight than those who skip breakfast, according to a study published in The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 5, 2014

Could Polio or Other Vaccinations Be Behind the New "Polio-Like" Illness Outbreak?

(NaturalNews) According to reports, there are now about 25 or more cases, and counting, of a new "polio-like" outbreak in California children. Disease control officials have yet to determine the cause of the outbreak and they are looking for a new virus. Perhaps one direction they should take a look at is polio and other childhood vaccinations.

Initial reports have indicated that the children being affected by the new disease have all been vaccinated against polio. The scenario of children vaccinated against polio and other illnesses coming down with a "polio-like" illness is all too familiar. Look for example at what happened in India when widespread polio vaccinations were used to reportedly eradicate polio from India.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 5, 2014

Omega-3-Rich Fish Intake During Pregnancy May Boost Birth Weight for Babies

By Stephen Daniells

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 4, 2014

FDA Study Shows Pertussis Vaccination Spreads Pathogenic Bacteria

(NaturalNews) In a failed attempt to explain away why vaccinated individuals seem to be the only ones contracting and spreading whooping cough during major outbreaks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched an inquiry aimed at better understanding how the controversial vaccine works. But what the agency ended up discovering is that the vaccine for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, spreads the very same pathogenic bacteria that causes whopping cough in the first place, which in some people can lead to serious infections.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 28, 2014

Gut Geography: Are Obesity-Linked Gut Bacteria More Prevalent in Northern Areas?

By Nathan Gray,

People living in cold, northern latitudes have a greater proportion of gut bacteria that may predispose them to obesity, according to new meta-analysis data.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 26, 2014

Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour Shows Anti-Obesity Benefits: Hamster Data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Supplementing a high-fat ‘Western’ diet with Chardonnay grape seed flour may significantly reduce cholesterol levels, abdominal fat and weight gain, compared to a high-fat diet alone, says a new study from California.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 26, 2014

Melatonin Could Help Prevent Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors

(NaturalNews) New research from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit suggests that breast cancer rates may be increasing due to lack of melatonin production in today's sleep deprived, light stimulated generation.

Melatonin, produced in the brain's pineal gland, is a hormone that plays a harmonic role in the body, modulating sleep patterns, circadian rhythms, and seasonal functions. Melatonin production is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. With all the gadgets, screens, and lights flashing in the eyes of people today, melatonin production can be restricted. Furthermore, the pineal gland is being calcified by environmental toxins like waste fluoride, which is intentionally added to many of today's water sources.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 25, 2014

Insecticides Pose Neurological Risks

European health authorities issued a warning that two insecticides, including a widely-used chemical made by Bayer, may affect the developing human brain and should be more tightly controlled to limit human exposure. The products - acetamiprid and imidacloprid - belong to a popular class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which have recently been in the spotlight due to links with plunging populations of bees.

Read more about the warning here.

 

February 25, 2014

Neuroplasticity of the Brain Further Revealed

The white matter microstructure, the communication pathways of the brain, continues to develop/mature as one ages. Studies link age-related differences in white matter microstructure to specific cognitive abilities in childhood and adulthood. Bart Peters, of the Zucker Hillside Hospital at UT Southwestern, and colleagues explored the relationship of age and neurocognitive performance to nine white matter tracts from childhood to late adulthood. 

Read more about the research here.

 

February 21, 2014

The Avocado Advantage

Fresh Hass avocados have 3 grams of total carbohydrate, less than 1 gram of natural sugar per one ounce serving (the least amount of sugar per serving than any other fresh fruit) and contribute 8% of the daily value (DV) for fiber. Each serving of nutrient dense fresh avocado is also a source of naturally good fats. Previously, a number of studies have suggested that avocado consumption may reduce a person's risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, while supporting weight management goals. Joan Sabate, from Loma Linda University, and colleagues asked 26 healthy but overweight adults to incorporate fresh avocado into a lunch – either by replacing other foods or by simply adding it to the meal. 
Read more about the research here.

 

February 21, 2014

Banned Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) was used extensively as an insecticide in the 1940s, but has been banned in the United States since 1972 after scientists linked the compound to wildlife health and environmental concerns. DDT is still used in other countries to combat the spread of malaria. Jason R. Richardson, from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey, USA), and colleagues found elevated levels of the DDT metabolite, DDE, in blood samples of 86 patients with Alzheimer’s disease (average age 74 years), as compared to 79 control patients (average age 70 years), from the University of Texas Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center (Texas, USA) and the Emory University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. 

Read more about the research.

 

February 20, 2014

Whole Grape Extracts Support Cardiovascular Health and Antioxidant Activity

By Stephen Daniells

Daily intake of a whole grape extract may improve antioxidant levels, and improve cholesterol levels, says the first North American study to report such measures.

Read more about the report here

 

February 18, 2014

Overweight Only Accounts for Half of Heart Disease Risk

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose could be just as important as losing weight to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to a new research review.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 17, 2014

The #1 Hidden Health 'Danger' at the Prepared Food Bar

(NaturalNews) Step right up to your favorite food bar, whether at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter or Farm Fresh, and "get you some" potato salad, coleslaw, egg salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, baked goods, or just make your own salad with lots of salad "dressing" and you are most likely getting a few heaping tablespoons of rapeseed oil with each serving, better known these days as canola oil. Now, whether or not there really is any such thing as organic canola oil, well, the jury is still out on that one. Regardless, canola oil is not good for you, and it ALL goes through a "deodorizing" processing stage that removes the "stink" of rapeseed, in case you didn't know.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 17, 2014

Promote Healthy Weight with Probiotics

The human gastrointestinal tract requires “good bacteria” to help the body to absorb and utilize nutrients from food properly. Previous studies demonstrate that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of people of normal weight. Some scientists speculate that this difference may be due to the fact that a diet high in fat and low in fiber promotes certain bacteria at the expense of others. Angelo Tremblay, from Laval University, and colleagues enrolled 125 overweight men and women to undergo a 12-week weight-loss diet, followed by a 12-week period aimed at maintaining body weight.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 13, 2014

Insecticides Pose Neurological Risks

European health authorities issued a warning that two insecticides, including a widely-used chemical made by Bayer, may affect the developing human brain and should be more tightly controlled to limit human exposure. The products - acetamiprid and imidacloprid - belong to a popular class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which have recently been in the spotlight due to links with plunging populations of bees.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 13, 2014

Tree Nuts Reduce Heart Disease & Diabetes Risks

Now known to be a good source of unsaturated (“good”) fat, and high in protein, tree nuts – which include pistachios, cashews, almonds, pecans and walnuts – may help people to manage their weight. Joan Sabate, from Loma Linda University, and colleagues analyzed the dietary habits of 803 adults enrolled in the Adventist Health Study-2. 

Read more about the study here.

 

February 12, 2014

DHA May Reduce Risk of Metabolic Conditions

by Nathan Gray

Omega-3 fatty acids, especially in the form of DHA, may be of "significant value" in reducing the risk of metabolic conditions including fatty liver disease, according to new research. 

Read more about the research here.

 

February 11, 2014

Sleep Shortage May Damage the Brain

Previously, studies have identified blood-based markers of brain injury. Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a glycolytic enzyme that is localized primarily to the neuronal cytoplasm; S-100B is a calcium-binding protein localized to astroglial cells. In adults, CSF and serum concentrations of NSE and S100B have served as markers of neuronal damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Read more about the study here.

 

February 11, 2014

Creatine Shows Promise in Huntington Disease

A trial conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital has uncovered a benefit for creatine in delaying the symptoms of the inherited neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington disease in asymptomatic adults. Mutation of a gene that expresses the huntingtin protein interferes with energy production, depleting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and damaging the brain. Creatine, an over-the-counter nutritional supplement, aids in the restoration of ATP and the maintenance of cellular energy. 

Read more about the study here.

 

February 7, 2014

Better Think Twice Before Adding That Spoonful of Sugar

The conclusion of a study described online in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that adding sugar to the diet could significantly increase the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the developed world.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 5, 2014

Melatonin slows estrogen Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Growth

The journal PLoS One published an article online in which researchers from São Paulo, Brazil and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit report that melatonin, a hormone involved in the regulation of the body's sleep cycle, could help reduce the growth of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer tumors.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 4, 2014

Low Dose Iron May Help Reduce Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Pregnant Women

By Stephen Daniells

Daily supplements containing low doses of ferrous bisglycinate (Aminojern, a product containing Albion’s Ferrochel) may help pregnant women avoid iron deficiency and anemia, says a new study from Denmark.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 4, 2014

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease


Rutger's Today

Scientists have known for more than 40 years that the synthetic pesticide DDT is harmful to bird habitats and a threat to the environment.



The pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 but is still being used in other countries throughout the world.

Now researchers at Rutgers University say exposure to DDT – banned in the United States since 1972 but still used as a pesticide in other countries – may also increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease in some people, particularly those over the age of 60.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 4, 2014

New Hazardous Mechanism of Bisphenol A Identified

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic compound commonly found in plastics and the linings of food cans. The chemical has been the focus of recent concerns as data suggests that BPA acts as an endocrine disruptor in the human body, alters the body's hormonal balance by replicating the activity of naturally occurring estrogen.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 3, 2014

Anti-Cancer Effects of Grape Seed Extract

Previously, a number of studies have suggested that grape seed extract may have anti-cancer effects. Chapla Agarwal, from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and colleagues studied the effects of the most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, showing that the compound induces cell death (apoptosis) in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed, in a laboratory model. 

Read more about the study here.

 

February 3, 2014

Omega-3 Fats Slash the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

(NaturalNews) Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil capsule can help lower the risk of sudden death from a heart attack by one-third, as it lowers levels of systemic inflammation, the catalyst for many types of cancer and a primary cause of advanced mortality. Many people have a virtually nonexistent intake of omega-3 fats that leads to a dangerous imbalance with omega-6 fats and a cascade of potentially lethal chronic diseases.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 31, 2014

Probiotics May Benefit Energy Metabolism in Obese People: Human Data

By Stephen DANIELLS, 13-Jan-2014

Daily supplements of probiotics combined with an herbal preparation may improve obesity-related parameters, according to a new study from South Korea.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 31, 2014

The Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

How important are scheduled activities? Natalie D. Dautovich, from the University of Alabama (Alabama, USA), and colleagues sought to examine the extent to which a person’s daily routine affects sleep. The team completed an observational study design involving 14 consecutive days of diaries kept by 100 community-dwelling adults. Fifty subjects between the ages of 18 and 30 years, and another 50 subjects between the ages of 60 and 95 years, recorded their patterns of daily activities and sleep.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 29, 2014

Herbal Antioxidants Improve Learning and Memory, Could Decrease Alzheimer's Risk


(NaturalNews) Susan Farr, PhD, professor of geriatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine, presented her preliminary findings regarding herbs that can reduce cognitive decline at a Society for Neuroscience conference, Neuroscience 2013. The herbs tested were rosemary and spearmint.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 29, 2014

Oranges May Help to Protect Vision

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Previous studies have suggested that oxidative damage of the eye's lens, caused by free radicals, may be a critical aspect in the development of cataract. Antioxidant compounds, which are thought to counteract free radical activity, are present in abundant amounts in foods such as oranges, whole grains, coffee, and tea. Susanne Rautiainen, from the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), and colleagues examined the diets of 30,607 Swedish women, ages 49 to 83 years, enrolled in the Swedish Mammography Cohort study, who were observed for age-related cataract incidence for a mean of 7.7 years.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 27, 2014

Numerous Studies Validate Chlorella's 'Superfood' Status

(NaturalNews) Chlorella is a genus of single-celled, green algae that grow in the sunniest parts of freshwater bodies. According to Dr. Beth M. Ley, author of the book Chlorella: The Ultimate Green Food, it is one of the earth's oldest living organisms and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years. However, a true understanding of chlorella's nutritional value only emerged in the 20th century, when Western scientists began to study its chemical composition. By the beginning of the 21st century, chlorella had earned "superfood" status. This article contains a list of studies proving that this status is well-deserved.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 24, 2014

Adequate Sleep Is An Anti-Aging Essential

While most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to feel their best the next day, it is estimated that as many as 30% of American adults may fail to get sufficient sleep. Jae-Hyun Kim, from Yonsei University (South Korea), and colleagues examined the relationship between sleep duration and self-rated health in Korean adults.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 24, 2014

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Raise Bone Risks

While most commonly associated with postmenopausal women, bone fractures can occur in older men. Catharina Lewerin, from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and colleagues assessed vitamin B12 levels in 1000 Swedish men, average age 75 years.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 24, 2014

Diet Sodas Are Losing Popularity As More People Switch To Water, Juicing

(NaturalNews) After decades of popularity, diet soda sales have been on a decline for the past five years, losing around 6.8% in sales by the end of 2013. Buyers have spent 7.8% less on lemon- and lime-flavored drinks and 7.2% less on diet cola. To prevent further decline, the $61 billion a year industry is considering replacing artificial sweeteners like aspartame and saccharine with stevia. However, as the trend toward eating more naturally increases in popularity, a lot of consumers report that concerns over the chemicals that diet drinks contain led them to switch to water or go with juicing instead.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 22, 2014

Can an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor (and Statins) Away?


By Nathan Gray, 18-Dec-2013

The old proverb may stand the test of time, according to new research that suggests consuming an apple a day has the same benefits as statin drugs for people over 50.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 22, 2014

Stem Cells Offer Breakthrough for Leukemia & Lymphoma

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Patrick Stiff, from Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois, USA), and colleagues report that growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before transplanting them into patients significantly improves survival. The study examined a new technology called StemEx(R), which grows cord blood stem cells in an outside laboratory.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 21, 2014

Berry Compound Linked to Longevity

Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant that is found abundantly in blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Cristina Andres-Lacueva, from the University of Barcelona (Spain), and colleagues analyzed data from 807 men and women, ages 65 and older, enrolled in the Invecchiare in Chianti study.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 20, 2014

Scientist Exposes Flu Shot Lies

(NaturalNews) The mainstream media has utterly abandoned science in the push for more flu shot propaganda, entirely failing to mention any of the risks associated with vaccines. According to nearly every story published in the mainstream media, flu shot vaccines offer almost certain protection against the flu while carrying absolute zero risk (risk is never mentioned).

Read more about this report and watch video here.

 

January 17, 2014

Diet and Exercise May Impact Your Kidney Stone Risk

By Dr. Mercola
Kidney stones will impact one in 10 people at some point during their lives, and this incidence is steadily increasing.

Each year, more than half a million people go to emergency rooms due to kidney stones, as, even though they most often pass without damage, they can quickly cause extreme pain.

What is becoming increasingly clear is that kidney stones are closely linked to lifestyle choices.

Read more here.

 

January 17, 2014

Junk Food May Compromise Brain Functions

A plethora of previous studies suggest deleterious effects of routine consumption of fat-or sugar-laden foods. Margaret J. Morris, from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and colleagues studied the impact of a diet high in fat and sugar on laboratory rats.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 15, 2014

Roundup Ready GM Soybeans Accumulate Poison More Than Non-GM Soybeans

(NaturalNews) Biotech proponents are fond of proclaiming how little difference there is between typical crops and their genetically engineered varieties - but fresh findings show that not everything is created equal after all.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 15, 2014

GI Nutrient May Influence Depression

The human gastrointestinal (GI) is home to millions of bacteria, and previous studies have suggested that supplementation of "good" bacteria in the form of probiotics – can help to support key functions of the body including immune and nervous systems. Timothy Dinan, from the University College Cork (Ireland), and colleagues have further developed the possible impact of probiotics on behavior.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 15, 2014

Cranberry Modulates Inflammation

Most widely known for its effects in reducing the risk of urinary tract infections, the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a rich source of polyphenols – a potent type of antioxidant.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 14, 2014

Healthy Gut Bacteria Help Body Regrow Intestinal Cells

(NaturalNews) It is becoming common knowledge that the human intestinal system is dependent upon a diverse and populous mix of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain strong immunity and to function as designed. But new research out of Georgia has shown, perhaps for the first time, that natural gut bacteria is also necessary to repair and maintain a healthy intestinal cellular system and that gut microbes are fully capable of regrowing damaged or compromised tissue.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 14, 2014

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 study here.

 

January 14, 2014

Eating More Tree Nuts Lowers The Risk Of All-Cause Death By Up To 20 Percent

(NaturalNews) You may think that scientific validation of daily raw nut consumption lowering your risk of death from all causes by a whopping 20 percent would send a shock wave throughout the medical community and produce headlines on every major network TV channel and online information portal. Reports of this finding barely scratched the surface of the news bubble, though this important information could easily affect the lives of every man, woman and child around the globe and extend the natural lifespan of millions each year.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 13, 2014

Consistent Sleep Habits Promote Healthier Weight

Establishing and maintaining a pattern of going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day has been shown by previous studies to beneficially impact patterns of hormones, food consumption, and physical activity. Bruce W. Bailey, from Brigham Young University (Utah, USA), and colleagues enrolled 330 university-aged women, in a study to ascertain sleep patterns and their effect on weight. At the study's start, the subjects were first assessed for body composition and given an activity tracker to record their movements during the day and the sleep patterns at night.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 13, 2014

A Short-term Diet of Junk Food Can Irreversibly Damage Memory, Study Finds

(NaturalNews) According to a new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, eating food that is loaded with sugar and fat for just one week can have a detrimental effect on the brain's cognitive ability. More worrying still, preliminary data suggests that this effect is permanent, indicating that junk food is even more toxic than we can possibly imagine.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 10, 2014

Eating an apple a day could cut 8,500 deaths

By Mike Stones, 20-Dec-2013

Eating one apple a day could prevent 8,500 deaths a year from heart attacks and strokes in the over 50s age group, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Read more about the report here.

 

January 9, 2014

Peppermint provides surprising results for digestive problems, physical performance

(NaturalNews) Peppermint has long been added to various products, such as candies, ice creams, gum, cakes and toothpaste, because of its refreshing and pleasing taste and smell. The sugar and invasive chemicals aside, peppermint on its own has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its ability to treat numerous abdominal problems such as cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and gallbladder disease. While most of its known benefits deal with stomach and digestive issues, some of the latest research now suggests that it may also be of assistance to curb cravings, ease tension headaches, boost concentration and even enhance exercise performance.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 8, 2014

Do Coffee Compounds Assist Heart Health?

The cells that line blood vessels, known as the endothelium, perform many functions including to maintain elasticity of blood vessels and regulate the activity of immune cells. Endothelial function is measured by detecting transient increases in blood flow, a marker known as the reactive hyperemia index (RHI). Japanese researchers enrolled a group of healthy, non-diabetic men in a study in which each was randomly assigned to consume = a 75 g glucose load either with or without green coffee bean polyphenols.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 7, 2014

Can Tomatoes Help Prevent Cancer?

(NaturalNews) A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly lower rates, particularly cancers of the breast and prostate.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 7, 2014

Does Diet Influence Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among men in the United States. University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA; California, USA) researchers have previously found that a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed the growth of cancer cells in human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet.

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January 6, 2014

Studies Show That Chia Seeds Can Treat Diabetes, Boost Energy and More

(NaturalNews) Chia is a species of flowering plant that bears oval-shaped, multicolored seeds. These seeds, which have a neutral taste and crunchy texture, have been cultivated for centuries as a survival food in their native Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds had only just begun to enjoy recognition in the United States, however, when the eccentric Californian gadget company, Joseph Enterprises, began to market them in the 1980s as "Chia Pets," which are terracotta figurines that sprouted chia.


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January 6, 2014

Chelation Therapy Reduces Heart Attacks & Death

Chelation is a chemical process in which a substance is delivered intravenously, to bind and subsequently remove specific atoms of metals and minerals. Use of chelation therapy to treat heart disease and other health problems rose in the United States between 2002 and 2007 by nearly 68%, according to the 2008 National Health Statistics Report.

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