LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2016 Archive 2


 

March 31, 2016

Vitamin B3 May Delay Aging

Scientists have enhanced the global antioxidant capacity of cells for the first time, leading to a delay in aging and an increase in longevity.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 31, 2016

Deadly Heart Attacks Affecting Younger People

A recent study found that those who experience the most severe heart attacks in the last 20 years are younger and more obese.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 30, 2016

Can Chocolate Be Good For Pregnant Women?

(NaturalNews) Could that enticing chocolate bar be the key to a healthy pregnancy? A new study out of Canada suggests so, revealing that regular intake of both low- and high-flavonol chocolate may help reduce a woman's risk of preeclampsia, a condition marked by an unusual jump in blood pressure that puts her and her unborn baby's life at risk.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 29, 2016

Gut Bacteria May Help Decrease Stroke

According to a new study, certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke.

Read more about the study here.

 

March 29, 2016

Greater Dietary Antioxidant Capacity Linked With Less Aggressive Prostate Cancers

The journal Nutrition and Cancer published a report that reveals an association between increased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of the diet of prostate cancer patients and less aggressive disease. Total antioxidant capacity quantifies the presence in the diet of compounds that decrease the formation of potentially damaging free radicals. "To our knowledge this is the first study of prostate cancer aggressiveness and TAC in both African American and European Americans," authors Terrence M. Vance of the University of Connecticut and colleagues announce.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 28, 2016

The Latest On Sucralose - Is It Safe?

(Natural News) The Center for Science in the Public Interest is downgrading sucralose, the artificial sweetener better known by the brand name Splenda, in its Chemical Cuisine guide to food additives," the center said in a press release. "The nonprofit food safety watchdog group had long rated sucralose as 'safe,' but is now placing it in the 'caution' category pending a review of an unpublished study by an independent Italian laboratory that found that the sweetener caused leukemia in mice."

Read more about the report here.

 

March 25, 2016

Adult Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in Trial

The U.K. press is reporting promising results for the use of adult stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). "Remarkable" and "miraculous" are descriptive terms used from some of the doctors who treated these patients, made detailed examinations of their progress, and scientifically validated the observations. The results are part of an FDA-approved, ongoing clinical trial, with collaborations between researchers in the U.S., U.K., Sweden and Brazil. The phase 3 trial started in 2006 originally, and has been adding patients and observing results since then.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 24, 2016

An Eggs-ellent Salad

To boost the body’s absorption of carotenoids from salad, enjoy with a cooked whole egg.

Read about recent research here.

 

March 23, 2016

Phthalates Raise BP

New-generation phthalates may pose as great a health risk as the original compounds, especially in children and teens.
Read more about new research here.

 

March 22, 2016

How Pomegranates Can Help Every Inch of Your Body

(NaturalNews) There is hardly a better superfood than pomegranates, and for all the good they do your body, they should be a daily part of your diet.

As reported by Top 10 Home Remedies, pomegranates have been a popular fruit in the Middle East, Asia and India throughout history, but in recent decades they have become more popular in other regions of the world, in large part because of their many health benefits and outstanding nutritional value.

Read more about the report here.

March 21, 2016

Vitamin B3 May Delay Aging

Scientists have enhanced the global antioxidant capacity of cells for the first time, leading to a delay in aging and an increase in longevity.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 18, 2016

Vitamin D – Stroke Link

Low vitamin D levels may not only increase a person’s risk of stroke, but lower their health post-stroke.

Read more about a recent study here.

 

March 18, 2016

Cancer and Lifestyle

(NaturalNews) A study published in the journal Nature reinforces what health-minded people have long-known: lifestyle plays a huge role in whether or not a person develops cancer; it's not solely relegated to their genes. As such, behaviors like eating healthy foods and not smoking are key factors in cancer prevention. In fact, upwards of 90 percent of cases could be "wiped out," by swapping unhealthy lifestyle choices for healthier ones.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 17, 2016

Can bright light at night lead to obesity?

Obesity rates may surge in places where artificial lights blaze all night compared to communities where people tend to live in darkness after the sun goes down, a recent study suggests.

Read more about the study here.

March 16, 2016

Red Wine Compound Raises Neurogenesis

The hippocampus – the region of the brain responsible for memory, experiences structural changes that are thought to contribute to aging-related memory and mood impairments. Ashok K. Shetty, from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (Texas, USA), and colleagues employed a lab animal model to study the potential effects of resveratrol – an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, as well as in red wine, peanuts and some berries.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 15, 2016

Natural remedies for bacterial infections

(NaturalNews) Antibiotics should really be a last resort when you are feeling unwell, and the misuse of them is leading to more and more bugs becoming resistant to antibiotics. These "superbugs", such as MRSA, are very difficult to treat, and according to Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, "the rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis. It is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world."

Superbugs are already responsible for the death of at least 23,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to Scientific American, with approximately 2 million U.S. citizens developing antibiotic-resistant infections each year. It is therefore crucial that antibiotics are not taken for viral infections and that we avoid taking them unless absolutely necessary. With this in mind, what are the alternatives to taking antibiotics?

Read more in this report.

March 14, 2016

Increased premature mortality risk associated with inflammation-promoting diet may be counteracted by antioxidant supplementation

An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports an association between a higher Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) score and a significantly increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer over a median of 12.4 years.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 11, 2016

Aromatic Antihypertensive

Meta-analysis reports that garlic supplements are a safe and effective approach for blood pressure management.

Read more about the analysis here.

 

March 10, 2016

For Knee Condition, Supplement Shows “Comparable Efficacy” to Drug

Dietary supplementation of glucosamine with chondroitin sulfate may reduce pain, stiffness, and functional limitations

Read more here about a new study.

 

March 9, 2016

Can Gardening Help Your Immune System?

(NaturalNews) One of the best ways to protect your children from a lifetime of allergies and autoimmune disorders is to make sure that they – and you – spend plenty of time outdoors getting dirty, scientists are now saying.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 8, 2016

Can Regular Exercise Rev Up Brain Health?

Women who regularly engage in physical activity have higher oxygen availability in a region of the brain necessary for difficult cognitive tasks.

Read latest about research here.

 

March 7, 2016

Can Lack of Sleep Impact Healthy Aging?

It’s easy to take sleep for granted. We fall asleep at night, we wake up in the morning. What’s the big deal? But talk to anyone with even mild sleep issues, and you will hear a tale of anxiety, frustration, exhaustion and a host of secondary impacts. Chronic sleep deprivation can affect every area of life from health to family and career, and all too often becomes a nagging concern at the center of someone’s life.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 4, 2016

The Power of Dates

(NaturalNews) Though dates might be fairly new to our culture, it's worth becoming familiar with them because just a handful of dates a day provides the human body with immense health benefits, as they help calm down inflammation, digest cholesterol and glucose, all while detoxifying the entire system.

Read more about the report here.

 

March 3, 2016

Two Key Nutrients Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease

Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants improve clearance of amyloid beta protein and reduce inflammation of brain tissue.

Because there is at-present no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, prevention is considered a first-line defense against the mind-robbing disorder. Milan Fiala, from the University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA; California, USA), and colleagues investigated the effects of 4 to 17 months of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in 12 patients with minor cognitive impairment, 2 patients with pre-mild cognitive impairment, and 7 patients with Alzheimer disease.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 2, 2016

Teeth Tell of Toxins

Teeth may serve as an archive of a person’s lifetime exposures to metals.

Read more about recent research.

 

March 2, 2016

Science proves these seven herbs provide powerful protection against liver damage of all kinds

(NaturalNews) More than 10 percent of the world's population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

Read more about the research here.

 

March 1, 2016

Omega-3 supplementation associated with improved memory function in older adults

Results of a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicate a memory-enhancing benefit for omega-3 fatty acids among older men and women.  

The study utilized data from a previously reported double-blind trial involving healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 80 years who received 2,200 milligrams per day long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or a placebo daily for 26 weeks. The 44 subjects included in the current investigation received tests that assessed object location memory before and after the treatment period.

Read more about the study here.


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