LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2015 Archive 7


September 30, 2015

Five health problems turmeric relieves

(NaturalNews) If any reason was needed to go out for curry on Friday night – this is it! Turmeric, the deep golden spice which lends its distinctive color, aroma and taste to curries and other Indian dishes, is not just a delicious flavoring for favorite foods! It is, in fact, probably one of the most studied spices in the world.

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September 30, 2015

Vitamin D and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer: Research

An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals the finding of French researchers of an association between vitamin D supplementation and a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal users of hormone replacement.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 29, 2015

What Can Teeth Tell of Toxins?

Akin to the rings in a tree trunk, teeth provide a chronological record of exposure from their microchemical composition in relation to defined growth lines. Manish Arora, from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed iron deposits in teeth as a method for retrospective determination of exposure to the metal.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 29, 2015

Amazing health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey

(NaturalNews) Fewer natural substances get more positive press from newspapers, magazines and social media sites than apple cider vinegar and honey. Even taken alone, each brings some amazing health benefits to the body. Apple cider vinegar is great for digestive health, for instance, and can be used topically to treat a number of skin conditions as various as burns, dandruff or minor cuts and scrapes. Honey has been widely used since the time of the ancient Egyptians for its medicinal properties, and even today it is an important weapon in the modern fight against difficult-to-heal wounds like severe burns or diabetic ulcers. No natural health website is complete without information on these two amazing substances. However, when apple cider vinegar and honey are used in conjunction with one another, their healing powers are intensified and they can support the health of the body in some truly amazing ways.

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September 28, 2015

Is Low Antioxidant Intake Linked to Childhood Allergies?

Environmental medicine researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institute have confirmed that antioxidant intake among children reduces the risk of allergies.

The researchers studied the diets and allergy rates among 2,422 Swedish children who were eight years old. Blood samples were analyzed together with diets, gathered by way of questionnaires taken by parents of the children.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 28, 2015

Potent Value of Prevention for Heart Disease

Half of heart disease deaths may be due to preventable factors, among US adults ages 45 to 79 years.

Read about recent research here.

 

September 25, 2015

Do Amino Acids Assist Arterial Health?

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins – key components of muscle and tissue throughout the body. Amy Jennings, from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and colleagues studied 1898 female twins, ages 18 to 75 years, surveying eight subjects for their intake of seven amino acids associated with cardioprotective activity.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 23, 2015

Can Eating More Spicy Foods Help You Live Longer?

(NaturalNews) You may want to spice things up in your life, and no, we're not talking about whispering sweet nothings between the sheets. According to an international team of researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, eating spicy foods may be the key to longevity. They found that eating such foods on a regular basis can help prevent people from dying prematurely by 14 percent. While a variety of spicy foods are excellent, one in particular caught their attention.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 22, 2015

How are Vitamin B12 Levels Linked with Increased Risk of Lumbar Osteoporosis?

An article appearing online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported the outcome of a study of older women which found an increased risk of osteoporosis of the lumbar spine among those with higher levels of methylmalonic acid (MMA, which is elevated in up to 98% of those with vitamin B12 deficiency) and the potentially damaging amino acid homocysteine.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 21, 2015

Can Sitting Affect a Woman's Health?

Over the past few decades, time spent sitting has increased due to several factors, including technological advancements, like computers and video games, and changes in transportation. An abundance of published studies suggest that reduced sitting time may be an important and simple approach to improve overall health. In that a number of studies posit that increased physical activity may be effective for cancer prevention, Alpa Patel, from the American Cancer Society Epidemiology Research Program, and colleagues investigated the role of sitting time in the risk of specific cancers.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 18, 2015

How To Treat Depression Naturally

(NaturalNews) Depression. You'd think we all have the same definition for this word, but we don't. Misery, the blues... Many people think a sad emotional state is equivalent to clinical depression. It is not.

The difference between normal experience and a disorder is the constancy, severity, and combination of symptoms.

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September 18, 2015

Can Astaxanthin Reduce Soccer Player Muscle Damage? New Study

The carotenoid astaxanthin can reduce muscle inflammation “induced by rigorous physical training” Serbian researchers have found.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 18, 2015

Are Higher Omega 3 Levels Associated with Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk?

An article published in the European Journal of Nutrition reports an association between higher red blood cell omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels and a lower risk of metabolic syndrome—a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes that include abdominal obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance and abnormal blood lipid levels.

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September 17, 2015

What Is The Brain-Gut Connection For Improving Health?

Previously, some studies suggest a link between fat and sugar on cognitive function and behavior, positing that such problems may be linked to alteration of the microbiome -- a complex mixture in the digestive system of about 100 trillion microorganisms. Kathy Magnusson, from Oregon State University, and colleagues completed a study with laboratory mice that consumed different diets and then faced a variety of tests, such as water maze testing, to monitor changes.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 16, 2015

Could Broccoli Extract Be Helpful For Improving Autism Symptoms?

(NaturalNews) A powerful anti-cancer nutrient found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower could help significantly improve health outcomes in autistic men and boys. Research published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that sulforaphane, an antioxidant compound, is capable of reversing many of the most common symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Learn more about the research here.

 

September 16, 2015

Here's a Simple Way to Stabilize Blood Sugar

30 grams of protein at breakfast may help reduce glucose spikes, among type-2 diabetic adults.

Read more about recent research at the University of Missouri.

 

September 15, 2015

Omega-3 Supplementation Could Offer MCI Benefits: Pilot Study

Supplementation with a drink containing 2000 mg of omega-3 and mixed botanicals could have ‘significant’ immune and biochemical effects in people that have minor cognitive impairment (MCI), new research suggests.

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September 14, 2015

Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer?

(NaturalNews) Researchers at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea are currently testing green tea's ability to lower colon cancer risk. Nearly 200 patients who had benign growths removed will be given either the equivalent of nine cups of green tea in the form of an extract pill or no such treatment at all.

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September 11, 2015

Krill and Fish Oil Supplements Equally Effective at Boosting Omega-3 Levels, Says DSM Study

There are no differences in blood levels of omega-3 after consuming equal doses of fish oil or krill oil, says a new study from scientists at DSM.

Results of the double-blind, randomized, three-treatment, multi-dose, parallel study indicated that there were no significant differences in bioavailability of EPA and DHA between fish oil with omega-3s in the triglyceride or ethyl ester forms, and krill oil with omega-3s in the phospholipid form.

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September 11, 2015

Can Increasing Magnesium Intake Help Lower Diabetes Risk?

A study reported in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science concludes an association between higher magnesium intake and improved diabetes outcomes and metabolic syndrome risk.

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September 10, 2015

Could Eating Four Eggs a Week Lower the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Men?

Middle aged and older men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 38% lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) than those who only ate approximately one egg per week, said the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The association persisted even after factors such as physical exercise, body mass index, smoking and the consumption of fruits and vegetables were taken into consideration.

The research, which examined the eating habits of 2,332 men, aged between 42 and 60, also found a connection between egg consumption and lowered blood sugar levels.

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September 9, 2015

What's So Great About Garlic?

(NaturalNews) Most know about garlic's antimicrobial properties. A healthy diet rich in raw garlic is the best defense against fungal, bacterial, viral, and parasitical infections. Garlic may also be used topically to treat vaginal yeast infections and athlete's foot.

WWI soldiers used crushed garlic on infected wounds suffered in battle. Hippocrates, considered by many to be the "Father of Medicine," also used garlic to heal cancerous tumors. Garlic's history is as rich and plentiful as its benefits. It is a truly amazing herb and one that many naturally minded healthcare practitioners will tell you is one of nature's most incredible plants.

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September 8, 2015

Can Fish Oil Help Minimize Disorders for Those at Risk of Schizophrenia?

As long as seven years after getting a 12-week course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, new research has found that young people at very high risk of developing schizophrenia were much less likely than those who did not get the supplements to develop full-blown psychosis, or to manifest a range of psychiatric disorders that commonly afflict such young adults.

The new research is the first to document rigorously the impact of fish oil supplements as a means of preventing severe psychiatric disease. The apparent effects of a brief regimen of fish oil capsules were both lasting and far-ranging in a population of young adults whose mental health is fragile.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 2, 2015

Does Aspirin Keep Cancer Away?

The commonly used pain reliever appears to affect cancer stem cells. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is widely used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Sushanta Banerjee, from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues completed cell culture and lab animal studies that suggest that daily aspirin may block the growth of breast cancer and other cancers, by affecting cancer stem cells.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 2, 2015

Is Nature an Effective Treatment for Depression and Negativity?

(Natural News) Nature is healing in all its diversity and color. The way everything cooperates is solace to the mind. The way everything is interconnected brings peace to the soul. Researchers are now aiming to harness these mystical qualities of nature to help rehabilitate those who are struggling with depression and cognitive decline.

Read more about the research here.

 

September 1, 2015

Does Fructose Feed Fat?

The simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight.

Read more about recent research here.

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