LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2014 Archive 6


December 30, 2014

Low DHEA Predicts Coronary Heart Disease
The most abundant steroid in the human body, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone.

Read more about a new study here.

 

December 30, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Neuromuscular Diseases
Essential for the absorption of calcium from the intestine and the utilization of calcium and phosphorus, Vitamin D is vital for the health of at least 36 organs, including the bone marrow, colon, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, and skin.

Read more about new research here.

 

December 29, 2014

Cranberry Health Benefits and Natural Remedies - With Raw Food Recipe
(NaturalNews) Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but they do much more - from cardiovascular protection to cancer prevention.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 26, 2014

Is Beetroot Juice The Beverage of Champions?
Previously, studies report that dietary nitrate (NO3−) increases skeletal muscle function during exercise. David Poole, from Kansas State University, and colleagues report that beetroot juice increases blood flow to the skeletal muscles during exercise by 38%, and was preferential to the less-oxygenated, fast-twitch muscles.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 26, 2014

Can Leafy Green Vegetables Improve Heart Function and Reduce Diabetes, Obesity Risk?
(NaturalNews) Three independent studies have linked leafy green vegetables to reduced health risks associated with obesity, diabetes and heart complications, reinforcing the benefits of consuming a diet rich in such foods.

In particular, the scientists involved in these University of Southampton and Cambridge studies point to nitrate as a key factor that makes these vegetables so effective.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 23, 2014

Higher CoQ10 Levels Linked with Reduced Dementia Risk?
The December 2014 issue of the journal Atherosclerosis revealed an association in older men and women between higher levels of the lipid-soluble antioxidant coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and a lower risk of developing dementia.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 22, 2014

Man Eats Sugar-Heavy Diet for 60 days, Receives Shocking Diagnosis
Following in the footsteps of Morgan Spurlock, who ate only McDonald’s food for one month in the film Super Size Me, an Australian man has undergone a sugar-heavy diet for 60 days to explore the ingredient’s impact on his health.

In the upcoming That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau, a filmmaker and TV actor, vows to follow a strict diet of “healthy,” low-fat food with high sugar content, News.com.au reported.

Within three weeks, the formerly healthy Gameau became moody and sluggish. A doctor gave him the shocking diagnosis: He was beginning to develop fatty liver disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most severe outcome for fatty liver disease is liver failure.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 22, 2014

What Are The Best Dietary Sources Of Vitamin D?
(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular conditions, low moods and countless other health conditions.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 19, 2014

Mechanisms for Heart Benefits of Curry Compound Revealed
Known best as the substance in turmeric that gives the curry spice its characteristic yellow color, curcumin has been found by previous studies to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anticancer, and lipid-lowering effects.

Read more about the new research here.

 

December 18, 2014

Does a High-Fiber Diet Improve Lung Health in Smokers?
Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fiber helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 16, 2014

How to Help Your Body Detoxify
(NaturalNews) When you choose to do a cleanse or detox, your goal is to rid the body of as many toxins as possible. Pathogens, parasites, heavy metals, chemicals, and Candida are all targeted for elimination. A really good detox diet helps to cleanse the digestive tract, the kidneys, the liver, and the gallbladder, followed by the rest of the body. So what other actions can you take to help the process?

Read more about the report here.

 

December 15, 2014

The Cost of Malnutrition
According to the Global Nutrition Report malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion a year in both the developing and developed worlds.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 10, 2014

Genes Associated with Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Greater Premature Mortality Risk
A study reported recently in the British Medical Journal has uncovered an association between genetically low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of mortality over follow-up among Danish men and women.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 8, 2014

Can Algae Help Solve Your Health Problems?
(NaturalNews) When assessing the most healing foods on the planet, it is very difficult to compile a list that doesn't contain algae. Health nuts have admired this dark green super food for quite some time, due to its comprehensive benefits to the human body.

So what is it specifically about algae that makes it an important food to help solve your health problems? Turns out, there are two reasons.

Read more about the report here.

 

December 5, 2014

Can CT Scans Expose a Body to Radiation Levels Much Higher Than a Standard X-Ray?


CT (computed tomography) scans are now a well established medical imaging procedure which both the government and the scientific community have confirmed increases cancer risk. CT scanners bombard the human body with radiation levels more than 1000 times greater than a standard x-ray. They damage DNA and create mutations that spur cells to grow into tumors.

Read more about the report here.

 

 Sweet Way to Stave Off Diabetes?
Consuming ample magnesium via dietary sources may reduce a person’s risk of diabetes, especially for those who may be exhibiting metabolic impairments.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 3, 2014

Can Blueberry Phenol Pterostilbene Reduce Body Fat and Lower Diabetes Risk?
(NaturalNews) You may have heard about the miracle antioxidant resveratrol, found in blueberries, grapes and red wine. But did you know that these same foods also contain another phenolic compound, pterostilbene, which may help lower body fat and reduce diabetes risk? That was the finding of a study conducted by researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn) of the Carlos III Institute of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Read more about the research here.

 

December 1, 2014

Can Gut Bacteria Promote Weight Gain?
The presence of a specific gut bacteria coupled with a high-fat diet may promote weight gain. Michael Blaut, PhD, head of the German Institute of Human Nutrition’s Department of Gastrointestinal Microbiology, and colleagues investigated the role of the human gut bacterium Clostridium ramosum in 3 groups of mice.

Read more about the study here.

 

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