LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2016 Archive 1


February 29, 2016

Role of Inflammation in Lifespan

A major contributor in the process of aging is lifelong accumulation of molecular damage resultant from inflammation and free radical damage.  In that the CD33rSiglec family of proteins are known to help protect our cells from becoming inflammatory collateral damage, a team from the University of California/San Diego School of Medicine (California, USA) investigated the role of CD33rSiglecs in lifespan extension. 

Read more about the research here.

 

February 26, 2016

Natural Ginger More Effective Than Chemotherapy?

(NaturalNews) Ginger naturally contains a compound that is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at killing the cancer stem cells that make malignant tumors so dangerous, according to a study published in the journal PLoS.

Read more about the study here.

February 26, 2016

Vitamin D Is A Cardiovascular Key

Low vitamin D levels in childhood may raise risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood.

Recently published studies report that vitamin D is important for cardiovascular health, with low levels linked to increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Markus Juonala, from the University of Turku (Finland), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 2,148 subjects enrolled in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, ages 3 to 18 years at the study’s start; subjects were re-examined at ages 30 to 45 years.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 25, 2016

Probiotics increase iron absorption from fortified drink by 50%: Study
By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Probiotics may help increase iron absorption from iron-fortified foods, say Swedish researchers.

Read more about the study here.

 

February 24, 2016

Turmeric able to 'smart kill' cancer cells?

(NaturalNews) Turmeric has long been one of the most prized spices from the East, but its benefits extend far beyond the wonderful flavor and color it lends to many recipes. The health-promoting properties of turmeric have been known for millennia, but only recently has it been discovered that the bright orange spice is also a powerful ally in preventing and curing cancer.

Read more about the report here.

February 23, 2016

Zinc supplementation may help improve immune response in older individuals

An article published ahead of print in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports the outcome of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial which found a positive effect for zinc supplementation on indicators of immune function in older nursing home residents.

Boston researchers randomized 53 nursing home residents aged 65 and older who had low serum zinc levels to receive 30 milligrams (mg) zinc or a placebo that contained 5 mg zinc for three months. Blood samples collected before and after treatment were analyzed for serum zinc levels and immune response markers.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 22, 2016

Daily Dose of Coconut Oil Generates Powerful Health Benefits

Coconut oil has previously been thought of as a “bad fat”, as it contains saturated fatty acids. Recent studies have shown that natural sources of saturated fats are actually not only not "bad", but are beneficial, particularly for the brain. A new study, conducted at the Postgraduate Program in Cardiology at the School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, evaluated the health effects of extra virgin coconut oil

Read more about the study here.

 

February 19, 2016

Learn how raw honey can improve digestion, relieve burns and improve your health

(NaturalNews) Honey, referred to by some as "Mother Earth's Liquid Gold," has been around for centuries. It has been part of many traditional medicines, including Ayurvedic treatments. And in ancient Greece, Hippocrates used it in nearly all his medicinal formulations.

Raw honey owes its remarkable benefits to a special cocktail of natural sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.

Read more about the report here

 

February 18, 2016

Probiotics for Skin Health

Skin is the largest organ in the human body, and as such, is an indicator of the overall level of health and wellbeing in individuals. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are beneficial to health, especially the digestive system. Bacteria is often thought of as something that causes disease. However, bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often referred to as "good" or "helpful" bacteria, because they help keep the gut healthy. They contribute to total wellness, including skin health.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 17, 2016

Pomegranate extract supplementation associated with improved markers of inflammation and other factors

The February 2016 issue of the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice published the findings of a randomized, double-blind trial which revealed a reduction in markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and other factors in overweight and obese adults given a pomegranate extract supplement.

The trial included 48 participants assigned to receive 1000 milligrams pomegranate extract or a placebo daily for 30 days. Plasma malondialdehyde (MDA, a marker of lipid peroxidation), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 (inflammation markers), serum lipid and glucose levels, and insulin resistance were evaluated at the beginning and end of the trial.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 17, 2016

Try these five simple strategies to stop overeating and maintain a healthy weight

(NaturalNews) It's no secret that the United States is filled with obese people; it's estimated that over one-third of adults are obese, as are approximately 17 percent of the country's youth. That's a lot of folks walking around with stomachs spilling over their waistbands, tired just from climbing the stairs.(1)

Still, many of these same people continue with their junk food diets, demonstrating a preference for all things processed, sugary and filled with chemicals.

Of course, anyone who's ever struggled to reach a healthier weight, knows that it's not an easy process.

Read more about the report here.


February 16, 2016

Recently Vaccinated Kids Are Spreading Pertussis

by Barbara Loe Fisher
The Vaccine Reaction

There was fuss in the media last month about a little study of 26 vaccinated Florida pre-schoolers, who got sick with B. pertussiswhooping cough or had pertussis-like symptoms during a five-month period in 2013.1 All of the children, aged one to five years attending the Tallahassee preschool, had received three to four doses of pertussis vaccine (DtaP) according to the CDC recommended schedule. Nervous doctors and media pundits selling vaccine orthodoxy warned that vaccine critics would make a big deal out of it

Read more about the report here.

February 15, 2016

Higher serum lycopene levels linked to lower mortality risk over a decade

The journal Nutrition Research published an article online that revealed a significantly lower risk of dying over follow-up among metabolic syndrome patients who had high levels of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives such food as tomatoes and watermelon their red color. The compound has been associated with a number of health benefits in recent research.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 12, 2016

Higher vitamin D levels linked with improved prostate cancer survival

In an article published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland document an association between higher serum vitamin D levels and an increased chance of surviving prostate cancer.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 11, 2016

Walnuts inhibit cancer development, slow its growth, and kill cancer cells

(NaturalNews) If you're nuts about walnuts, you could be doing your health a huge favor. Several research studies have revealed that the benefits of walnuts include the ability to inhibit cancer development and even initiate the death of cancer cells.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 9, 2016

Increased fish and omega-3 fatty acid intake linked with improved survival following breast cancer diagnosis

The results of an investigation of breast cancer patients found a lower risk of mortality from all causes over a median period of 14.7 years among women with a higher intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and fish.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 8, 2016

Mineral Mitigates Migraines

Folate, abundant in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, may reduce migraine frequency.

A debilitating neurovascular disorder, migraine raises a person’s risks of cardiovascular disease and endothelial dysfunction.  Lyn R. Griffiths, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and colleagues studied 41 women who suffered from migraine with aura, to investigate their intake of dietary folate in relation to migraine symptoms.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 3, 2016

Huge New Study Proves That Eating Berries Promotes Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Middle-age-spread is a real issue for both men and women who step into their 40s. As the metabolism slows down with age, and the muscle mass is reduced as well, it's increasingly difficult for the body to burn fat and stay fit. Although some handle it better than others, middle age is far from a breezy walk through the park for most people. Under these stressful circumstances, some people find comfort in food or alcohol, both of which also tend to show around the waist.

But it's not all hopeless for those trying to fight the dreaded middle-age-spread. According to a new study of large proportions published in the journal BMJ, a minor change in diet can actually help you stay slim throughout your 40s.

Read more about the report here.

 

February 2, 2016

Antioxidant Intake from Dietary and Supplemental Sources Associated with Improved Atherogenic Blood Profile

A study reported in the journal Nutrients found an association between total antioxidant capacity (TAC, a measure of antioxidants present in the diet) and reduced cardiovascular risk factors in adults residing in the U.S.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut analyzed data from 4,039 men and women enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2012. Total antioxidant intake from food and dietary supplements was calculated from subject responses to two 24-hour dietary recall questionnaires.

Read more about the research here.

 

February 2, 2016

Researchers Explore Role of Vitamin D in Remyelination

Research reported in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals a role for vitamin D in remyelination of the central nervous system.

"Remyelination involves the generation of new myelin sheath–forming oligodendrocytes after primary demyelination in the central nervous system," explain Robin J. M. Franklin of the University of Cambridge and colleagues. "In common with other regenerative processes, remyelination efficiency declines with aging, with the result that in chronic demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), remyelination becomes ineffective."

Read more about the research here.

 

February 2, 2016

Obesity Leads to Early Death Regardless of Physical Exercise Ability, Researchers Find

(NaturalNews) Obese people who are physically fit are still significantly more likely to die young than people of normal weight who are in poor shape, according to new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

"In recent years, the concept of 'fat but fit' has emerged, implying that high fitness can compensate for obesity," the researchers write.

The new findings add to a growing body of evidence increasingly refuting this idea.

Read more about the research here.

February 1, 2016

Increased Brain Oxidation, Cognitive Dysfunction Associated with Vitamin E Deficiency

An article appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology reports the outcome of a study conducted at Japan's Shibaura Institute of Technology of an increase in cognitive dysfunction in vitamin E deficient mice. Animals that experienced long term deficiency exhibited an increase in brain lipid peroxidation, indicating that a continual lack of vitamin E, a well-known antioxidant, may accelerate brain oxidation.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 29, 2016

Sugar Triggers Memory Problems and Neuroinflammation

Results of a study conducted at the University of Southern California (USC) has shown that adolescent rats that freely consumed large quantities of liquid solutions containing sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in concentrations comparable to popular sugar-sweetened beverages experienced memory problems and brain inflammation, and became pre-diabetic. Scott Kanoski, an assistant professor at USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and colleagues investigated the effects of sugar and HFCS on 76 rats.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 29, 2016

Grass-fed Butter Increasingly Seen as a Nourishing, Healthy Food

(NaturalNews) Mention the word, "butter" to most people, and they're likely to say they avoid it like the plague. After all, it's long-been considered a no-no – the antithesis of "healthy." If you want to lose weight, keep your cholesterol in check and just stay in overall good shape, you shouldn't even think about butter.

Or should you?


Read more about the report here.


January 28, 2016

Meta-analysis Associates Increased Magnesium Intake With Reduction In Diabetes Risk

The results of a meta-analysis reported in the July 2015 issue of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences add more evidence in support of a relationship between higher magnesium intake and a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at China's Nantong University selected 15 articles that reported the results of 19 prospective studies examining the effect of dietary or dietary plus supplemental magnesium on type 2 diabetes incidence among a total of 539,735 men and women. Type 2 diabetes developed in 25,252 subjects over follow-up periods that ranged from four to twenty years.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 27, 2016

High C Improves Immune Function

Dietary supplementation of Vitamin C may counter aging-related immune cell loss, suggests an animal model.

A potent antioxidant that protects against free radical cellular damage, Vitamin C is essential for the formation and maintenance of collagen and other structural materials in bones, teeth, and capillaries.

Read more about the research here.

 

January 26, 2016

CT Scans Can Increase Your Risk of Cancer by 35 Percent

(NaturalNews) Medical imaging technology has provided physicians with a nonsurgical method for discovering, diagnosing and monitoring injuries and diseases. Rather than a hospital stay and invasive procedure, patients can undergo a CT scan with little discomfort or down time.

But now research is starting to reveal that those very diagnostic tools that helped patients avoid the risks of surgery are bringing with them an even greater health risk. Studies have found that CT scans, also known as CAT scans, exposes the human body to dangerous ionizing radiation, increasing the lifetime risk for developing cancer by as much as 24 per percent. (but, as much as 35% in the short term – keep reading)

Read more about the research here.

 

January 14, 2016

Can Pomegranate Help With Neuroinflammation?

New study shows that compound derivatives of punicalagin may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 13, 2016

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Improve PMS Symptoms in Young Women?

An article appearing online in the Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology reveals a benefit for supplementation with vitamin D among young women and adolescents with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Read more about the report here.

 

January 8, 2016

Can Pesticides and Chemical Pollution Cause Early Loss of Fertility in Women?

(NaturalNews) A study published in the journal PLOS ONE in January 2015 investigated the links between known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that continue to wreak havoc on health even after they've been banned, with a focus on early menopause in women that may also lead to fertility issues.

Learn more about the study here.

January 8, 2016

Does Vitamin E Delay Progression of Cellular Senescence?

An article appearing in BioMed Research International reveals new findings concerning the antiaging properties of vitamin E. In an experiment involving two types of human cells, treatment with vitamin E resulted in a delay in cellular senescence in comparison with untreated cells.

Read more about the report here.

 

January 7, 2016

Can Tomato Juice Target a Trim Waist?

By modulating a key marker of inflammation, a daily glass of tomato juice may reduce waist size, among healthy women.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 6, 2016

Can Pesticides and Chemical Pollution Cause Early Loss of Fertility in Women?

(NaturalNews) A study published in the journal PLOS ONEinvestigated the links between known endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that continue to wreak havoc on health even after they've been banned, with a focus on early menopause in women that may also lead to fertility issues.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 5, 2016

What Does Vitamin E Deficiency Have To Do With Increased Brain Oxidation and Cognitive Dysfunction?

An article appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology in 2015 reports the outcome of a study conducted at Japan's Shibaura Institute of Technology of an increase in cognitive dysfunction in vitamin E deficient mice. Animals that experienced long term deficiency exhibited an increase in brain lipid peroxidation, indicating that a continual lack of vitamin E, a well-known antioxidant, may accelerate brain oxidation.

Read more about the study here.

 

January 5, 2016

Does Salt Restriction Increases Heart Disease Deaths and Hospitalizations?

A recent study (Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.  Vol. 4, No. 1, January, 2016) sought to evaluate the impact of sodium restriction on heart failure outcomes.  The authors enrolled 902 patients with heart failure and followed them for 36 months.  Based on the sodium intake, the subjects were classified into sodium restricted (<2,500 mg/d) and unrestricted (>2,500 mg/d) groups.  The primary outcome was death or hospitalization from heart failure.

Read more about the study here.

 

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