LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2014 Archive 4


October 14, 2014
 
Kill Internal Parasites Easily with These 8 Herbs

(NaturalNews) Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there's a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many common parasites that we are as of yet unaware of, most of us could be suffering from them. If you want to take it a step further and consider candida a parasite (most don't group them together, but candida does fit the description), then it could be argued that most people in the world suffer from adverse health effects due to parasites.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 14, 2014
 
Does Magnesium Supplementation Improve Metabolic Profile of MONW Men and Women?

Metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals are those who exhibit such metabolic syndrome components as fasting glucose levels of 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or more, insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides, and/or high blood pressure in the absence of obesity. In a study described in the Archives of Medical Research, Martha Rodríguez-Moran and Fernando Guerrero-Romero of the Mexican Social Security Institute's Biomedical Research Institute sought to determine the effects of magnesium supplementation in 47 MONW men and women with low serum magnesium levels. In a randomized double-blinded trial, participants were divided to receive a 5% magnesium chloride solution that provided 382 mg magnesium or a placebo solution daily for four months. Blood pressure and fasting plasma glucose, serum magnesium, triglycerides and insulin were measured before and after the treatment period.

Read more about the research here.
 
October 13, 2014
 
Curcumin Quiets Crosstalk in Tumor Cellular Environment

The journal PLOS One published a recent article demonstrating BCM-95® curcumin altered the microenvironment of a colorectal cancer cell culture model, thereby reducing tumor promoting factors and potentially enhancing chemotherapy effectiveness.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 13, 2014
 
Is Your Thyroid Sluggish? Foods that Benefit the Thyroid

(NaturalNews) Is your hair thinning or falling out? When you look in the mirror, does it seem that the outer edges of your eyebrows have disappeared? Have you gained or lost weight without changing your diet? Are you tired all the time? You may be one of the millions of Americans with undiagnosed thyroid disease.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 10, 2014
 
Can Vitamin D Supplementation Help Children With Atopic Dermatitis?

The October 2014 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports the results of a trial of children with winter-related atopic dermatitis which found a benefit for vitamin D supplementation in alleviating the condition.

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October 10, 2014
 
Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

While the inflammatory response is a potent defense mechanism the body mounts to counter infection, the process of inflammation itself can be a powerful negative process in the body. Chronic inflammation is suspected to be an overexpression or lack of control of the body’s normal protective mechanisms, and the condition has been linked to a range of conditions linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's, type-2 diabetes, and arthritis.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 9, 2014
 
Natural Ways To Heal Gum Disease

(NaturalNews) Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, to which there are many degrees. Aggressive periodontitis occurs with people who have gum disease but seem to be otherwise healthy or at least have no other disease that conventional medicine has deemed a cause of periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis includes inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth and bone loss. Necrotizing periodontal disease is a severe infection in the gingival tissues, periodontal ligament, and the bone. And then there's Periodontitis as a manifestation of other disease(s).

Read more about the report here.
 
October 8, 2014
 
Melatonin Improves Mitochondrial Function in Rat Model of Diabetes

The Journal of Pineal Research recently published an article by researchers at the University of Granada, La Paz University Hospital and the University of Texas, that reported a protective effect for melatonin on mitochondrial function in obese rats.

Read more about the research here.
 
October 8, 2014
 
Can A Flavanol-Rich Diet Deter Cancer?

Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and other citrus fruits are a good source of flavanols and related antioxidant compounds for which previous studies have suggested cancer risk reductive effects. Aedín Cassidy, from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and colleagues followed 171,940 women, enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II, to ascertain associations between intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses, on the rsk of ovarian cancer.

Read more about the study here.
 
October 7, 2014
 
Kidney Stones - Natural Remedies, Prevention, and What Really Causes Them

(NaturalNews) More than 12% of men and about 7% of women will have to deal with kidney stones at some point in their lives. Once you have suffered through them, statistics say you're more likely to have them again. Statistics say they've got an 80% chance of recurrence.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 7, 2014
 
Does Work Stress Raise Diabetes Risk?

Previously, studies report that workplace stress can have a range of adverse health effects, especially raising the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cornelia Huth, from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (Germany), and colleagues examined data prospectively collected from more than 5,300 employed individuals, ages 29 to 66 years, enrolled in the MONICA/ Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region (KORA) study.

Read more about the study here.
 
October 6, 2014
 
Probiotic Foods Impact Gut Microbes to Reduce Number of Unhealthy Bacteria

(NaturalNews) Eating fermented foods high in probiotics may change the composition of gut bacteria in ways that may prevent or alleviate digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Danone Nutricia Research, and published in the journal Scientific Reports on September 11.

Read more about the report here.
 
October 6, 2014
 
Omega-3s Enhance Brain Cell Structure

A growing number of studies suggest that consuming oils with high polyunsaturated fatty acid content, in particular those containing omega-3 fatty acids, exerts beneficial health effects. CNRS (France) researchers investigated the effect of lipids bearing polyunsaturated chains when they are integrated into cell membranes.

Read more about the study here.
 
October 3, 2014
 
Can Breast Milk Improve Child Intelligence More Than Income And Education Spending?

(Natural News) Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), campus and the University of Pittsburgh combined their efforts to demonstrate that breast milk fed to infants increases IQ and improves school test scores.

They published their results of their study in the online journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, which compared fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two-dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests, and even compared those statistics to national incomes and education system funding.

Read more about the study here.
 
October 2, 2014
 
Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Improved Exercise Economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance, says a new study from Japan.

Read more about the study here.
 
October 1, 2014
 
Turmeric Compound Stimulates Brain Cell Regeneration

An article published online in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy reveals an ability for aromatic (ar-) turmerone, a compound found in turmeric, to increase brain stem cell proliferation and differentiation in cell cultures, and to encourage the growth of neuron-generating areas of the brains of animals that received it. The spice turmeric is the source of another compound, curcumin, which has also been found to have neuroprotective properties.

Read more about the article here.
 
September 30, 2014
 
Can You Bullet Proof Your Immune System?

(NaturalNews) You don't have to catch the next flu. With the right combination of supplements, in most cases, you can knock out, or radically lesson the severity of an infection. If an illness is caught early enough, even people who eat a lousy diet can treat it with the right supplements before they feel really sick.

Read more about the story here.
 
September 29, 2014
 
Is Low Vitamin D Linked to Dementia?

Vitamin deficiencies are common in the older population. David J. Llewellyn, from the University of Exeter Medical School (United Kingdom), and colleagues reanalyzed data from the US Cardiovascular Health Study involving 1,658 elderly adults. When the study began in 1993, none of the participants had dementia, heart disease or stroke, and all gave blood samples for analysis.

Read more about the study here.
 
September 26, 2014
 
Vitamin E, Critical for Brain Health, is Lacking in 90% of Adults

(NaturalNews) The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple. In order for our cells to do their job, they need vitamins. Researchers believe that the body requires at least 13 different vitamins to be healthy, according to a report at HowStuffWorks.

Maintaining the recommended daily intake of all 13 vitamins can be challenging, with some falling lower on the priority list than others. A recent study by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University found that nearly everyone is suffering from vitamin E deficiency, with the exception of those who work diligently to meet the recommended daily intake levels.

Read more about the story here.
 
September 25, 2014
 
The Need to Feed Your Eyes

Recent studies have identified the importance of lutein – a carotenoid, in maintaining eye health as we age. Vallikannan Baskaran, from the Central Food Technological Research Institute (India), and colleagues studied the role of dietary fats to promote the bioavailability of lutein.

Read more about the study here.
 
September 24, 2014
 
N-acetylcysteine Protects Transplanted Livers

A recent issue of the journal Liver Transplantation reports the finding of researchers in Padua, Italy of a benefit for the amino acid N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in transplanted livers. The organs undergo damage following restoration of blood flow after transplantation, which affects their viability in transplant recipients.

"Liver transplantation is the standard treatment for end-stage liver disease," lead author Francesco D'Amico of Padova University noted. "Antioxidants such as NAC could potentially reduce damage to deceased donor livers, improving graft function."

Read more about the findings here.
 
September 23, 2014
 
Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

(NaturalNews) Chances are, you have Candida overgrowth. We all have Candida, just like we all have bacteria. And like the microbes in our gut and the rest of our body, it's all about balance. The problem is that in this day and age, our modern sugar laden, refined, and processed diet feeds Candida.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 23, 2014
 
Dietary Restriction is an Effective Strategy for Weight Loss in Obese Individuals

Dietary restriction is an effective strategy for weight loss in obese individuals. The most common form of dietary restriction implemented is daily calorie restriction (CR), which involves reducing energy by 15-60% of usual caloric intake every day. Another form of dietary restriction employed is intermittent CR, which involves 24 h of ad libitum food consumption alternated with 24 h of complete or partial food restriction.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 23, 2014
 
Physicians Recommend Cardiovascular Safety Data Requirement for Blood Pressure Drugs

Writing in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, and Imran H. Iftikhar, MD, FCCP, point out the danger in failing to obtain cardiovascular safety data prior to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of drugs that elevate blood pressure.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 22, 2014
 
What Can Vitamin C Do For You?

(NaturalNews) If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) -- a biomarker which suggests heart disease risk.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 15, 2014
 
Vitamin D Deficiency More Common in Arteriogenic ED Patients

An article published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports the finding of researchers from Milan, Italy, of an association between reduced vitamin D levels and a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by arterial factors.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 15, 2014
 
Resveratrol Reduces High Fat Diet's Effect on Mitochondrial Function

An article published in the Journal of Food Science reports the finding of a beneficial effect for resveratrol in preventing the adverse effects of a high fat diet on mitochondrial function and other factors.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 12, 2014
 
Can the Color of Food Help Us Eat Healthier?

(NaturalNews) An increasing number of studies are showing links between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain forms of cancer. Moreover, research has found that colorful fresh foods which tend to be high in immune-boosting phytochemicals, are particularly adept at this. Below is a discussion of the different dietary changes that can be made to make sure these phytochemicals are part of the daily diet.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 9, 2014
 
Do High Carbohydrate Diets Prevent Weight Maintenance?

Conclusions from a recent study found that both higher GI and higher carbohydrate content affect substrate oxidation and thus the regain in body weight in healthy men. These results argue in favor of a lower glycemic load diet for weight maintenance after weight loss.

Read more about the study here.
 
September 8, 2014
 
Higher Magnesium Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke

Findings derived from the Nurses’ Health Study suggest a protective effect for magnesium against the risk of ischemic stroke in women.

The study, described online in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, included 459 Nurses’ Health Study participants who experienced an ischemic stroke prior to June 2006 and an equal number of control subjects matched for age, ethnicity and other factors. Blood samples collected between 1989 and 1990 were analyzed for plasma magnesium.

Read more about the report here.
 
September 5, 2014
 
Can You Improve Your Dental Health Naturally?

(NaturalNews) The truth is, the most important action you can take to maintain oral health is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid all artificial additives (flavors, colors, preservatives), GMOs, pasteurized dairy, and refined sugars. Do not consume foods laden with herbicides and preservatives (especially the "dirty dozen") or animal protein (meat or dairy) from factory raised animals or farm raised fish. The healthiest diet consists of whole unadulterated foods, 80% of which are raw, organic vegetables and fruits (and eat more vegetables than fruit).

Read more about the report here.
 
September 2, 2014
 
Cinnamon in the Fight Against Foodborne Illnesses


Escherichia coli (E. coli) are a large and diverse group of bacteria, most of which are benign but certain strains are capable of causing diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.

Meijun Zhu, from Washington State University (Washington, USA), and colleagues observed that Cinnamomum cassia oil was capable of killing several strains of non-O157 STECs, and was effective in low concentrations and quick-acting.

Read more about the report here.

 

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