LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2014 Archive 3


August 28, 2014
 
Can You Rejuvenate Aging Immune Cells?

ENP Newswire

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of aging.

The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity to disease through dietary intervention and help make existing immune system therapies more effective. As we age our immune systems decline. Older people suffer from increased incidence and severity of both infections and cancer. In addition, vaccination becomes less efficient with age.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 28, 2014
 
How to Restore Healthy Intestinal Flora After Taking Antibiotics

(NaturalNews) Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters, and more. Antibiotics are indiscriminate killers. They do not just target the one pathogen that is causing an infection in our body; they kill off the good bacteria in our gut as well.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 27, 2014
 
FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin

By Dr. Mercola

If you haven't had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle... If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Read more about the report here.
 
August 25, 2014
 
Meta-Analysis Associates Vitamin C Treatment with Improved Endothelial Function

The journal Atherosclerosis recently published a review and meta-analysis conducted by researchers at England's Newcastle University which affirms an association between vitamin C supplementation and improved endothelial function.

"To our knowledge, this is the first systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effect of supplemental vitamin C on endothelial function in human adults," authors Ammar W. Ashor and colleagues announce.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 25, 2014
 
Could Brushing Your Teeth Be Harmful To Your Health?

(NaturalNews) If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s to deliberately withhold safety data on triclosan, a dangerous biocidal chemical that is used exclusively in Colgate's Total toothpaste brand.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 22, 2014
 
Exercise Rx for Longevity

Queensland University of Technology (Australia) researchers urge that women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine. Debra Anderson and colleagues completed a systematic literature review to reveal that moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.

Read more about the research here.
 
August 21, 2014
 
Omega-3 Foods Linked to Lou Gehrig Disease Risk Reduction

Eating foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 20, 2014
 
How Can We Avoid GMOs in Our Foods?

(NaturalNews) (Natural News) The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.

Read more about this report here.
 
August 20, 2014
 
Omega-3 Uptake Higher in Women?

A study aiming to determine the effect of taking multivitamin and fish oil supplements together on the update of omega-3s into the blood cells found that gender contributes to uptake levels, with higher LCn-3 PUFA uptake in women.

 
August 19, 2014
 
Is Seaweed an Effective Alternative for Iodine Supplementation?

A study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that seaweed supplementation can be an effective alternative for boosting the levels of iodine in women deficient in this vital nutrient.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 19, 2014
 
 Are Sports and Energy Drinks Essentially Sodas Without Carbonation?

(NaturalNews) Professional athletes who rely on popular sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are really doing themselves a disservice, impairing their performance potential. Once in the body, these dye-filled "Kool-Aid-like" drinks actually acidify the cellular environment, restricting oxygenation of cells while limiting ATP energy production from the mitochondria. Still, drinks like these are promoted by athletes and marketed as replenishing sports beverages that enhance athletic performance.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 18, 2014
 
Curcumin Ingredient Beats Placebo in Treating Depression

A recent study on a curcumin formulation branded as BCM-95 has shown the botanical to be more effective than a placebo in treating symptoms of major depression.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 15, 2014
 
Lycopene Supplementation Aids Blood Vessel Function in Heart Disease Patients

The journal PLOS One reported a benefit for lycopene, an antioxidant that occurs in tomatoes, watermelon and other red fruits, in improving endothelial function in cardiovascular disease patients.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 13, 2014
 
Is Curcumin as Effective as Drugs in Treating Depression?

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research shows that curcumin, the main polyphenol in turmeric, is as at least as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating depression.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 13, 2014
 
What is the Role of Lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease?

With estimates projecting that by 2050, over 106 million people will be living with Alzheimer's Disease, researchers are focusing efforts to discover lifestyle factors that may contribute to the disease. Deborah Barnes from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF; California, USA), and colleagues have identified seven key risk factors for which there is consistent evidence of an association with the disease, namely: diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking, and low educational attainment.

Read more about the research here.
 
August 13, 2014
 
Can Melatonin Supplementation Improve Bone Quality?

In an article published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, scientists at the University of Madrid report a bone benefit for melatonin in elderly rats.

“Previous studies have shown that melatonin, an antioxidant molecule secreted from the pineal gland, is a positive regulator of bone mass,” write Faleh Tamini and colleagues in their introduction. “However, melatonin’s potential effects on bone mass have never been investigated in old population yet.”

Read more about the research here.
 
August 12, 2014
 
Easy Way to Halve Heart Disease Risk: Run Just 7 Minutes a Day

(NaturalNews) Pharmaceutical advertisements have bombarded radio, magazine and television in the last decade like never before. Eyes and ears absorbing the propaganda send the messages to the brain, storing thoughts that could eventually turn into misleading beliefs.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 12, 2014
 
Does Coffee Consumption Lower Tinnitus in Women?

Caffeine intake may be associated with lower incidence of ear ringing in women, an American study has found.

Read more about the research here.
 
August 11, 2014
 
Chlorella Improves Cardiovascular Markers

Chlorella is a type of single-cell green algae, and was among the first of all algae to be cultivated into dietary supplements. Abundant in antioxidant vitamins, some studies suggest that chlorella is a potent detoxifier. Korean researchers administered a chlorella supplement (5 gms/day) or placebo, to 63 men and women with mildly elevated cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia), for 4 weeks.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 11, 2014
 
Top 6 Herbs and Spices for Losing Weight

(NaturalNews) Herbs and spices have long been used to enhance the taste of foods. It is only within the past few years that researchers have discovered that these popular components of everyday life can also aid in the weight loss battle that so many people wage. Below are six of the most potent herbs and spices that have been shown to have positive effects on weight loss.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 8, 2014
 
Don’t Fall Victim to Frailty

By William Davis, MD

Frailty is an age-related deterioration in physical strength and overall performance. We see it in the hunched-over elderly man or woman weakened by fatigue, brittle bones, muscle wasting, and limited mobility.

Frailty is a preeminently preventable condition.

Read more about the article here.
 
August 8, 2014
 
Chemotherapy Accelerates Molecular Aging

Oncologists from the University of North Carolina (UNC) have directly measured the impact of chemotherapy treatment on biological aging. Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH, assistant professor with the UNC School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues measured the level of p16, a protein that causes cellular aging, in the blood of 33 women (aged >50) who had undergone chemotherapy for curable breast cancer.

Read more about the study here.
 
August 8, 2014
 
Five Natural Antibiotics That Fight Illness and Promote Health

(NaturalNews) There are many herbs and foods that can treat and prevent a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Many people are beginning to use natural antibiotics and remedies for these illnesses rather than relying on traditional Western medicine with risks and side effects.

Read more about the report here.
 
August 7, 2014
 
Magnesium Supplementation Improves Physical Performance in Older Women

An article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported findings from a trial involving healthy older women which associated improvements in physical performance with magnesium supplementation.

Read more about the report here.
 
 
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