LivingFuel HealthAlerts

June 30, 2015

Can Sleep Disorders Raise Risk of Cognitive Decline?

A result of ventilation obstruction during sleep, sleep disordered breathing such as heavy snoring and sleep apnea are common in aging. Ricardo S. Osorio, from New York University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the medical histories of 2,470 people, ages 55 to 90 years.

Read more about the research here.


June 29, 2015

Can Kimchi Help Combat Obesity?

Emerging evidence suggests a link between the gut microflora and metabolic factors in obesity. As such, there is increasing interest in food-based approaches to favorably alter the bacteria composition of the GI tract to modulate specific metabolic pathways. Seoul National University (Korea) researchers studied kimchi – a mixture of cabbage and other vegetables with chili peppers the fermented version not only has concentrated flavor, but improved digestibility, as it is a good source of lactobacilli, a “friendly” GI bacteria.

Read more about the research here.


June 19, 2015

The Power of Plants for Human Health

(NaturalNews) Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants responsible for absorbing the light necessary for photosynthesis. It is often considered to be the "blood" of plants, since it comprises the basic physiology of the plant and is required for their basic metabolic functions, such as growth and respiration. While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some degree, those with the deepest green colors contain the greatest concentrations of it.

Read more about the report here.


June 17, 2015

Grapefruit flavanones linked to better arterial health: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Consuming flavanone-rich grapefruit juice may improve arterial function, compared to a flavanone-free drink, says a new study from France.

Read more about the study here.


June 15, 2015

Can Curry Help Curb Anxiety?

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. Curcumin may also help with mental health concerns, notably – anxiety.

Read more about the research here.


June 12, 2015

What Are Some Natural Ways To Lower Blood Pressure?

(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in three American adults suffers from high blood pressure. This is a problem of great concern, since this condition puts people at higher risk for even more serious health issues like heart attacks and strokes and is considered the number one risk factor for fatal heart attacks. While there are a number of prescription medications available to help treat high blood pressure, they all come with unwanted side effects ranging from the mild (dizziness when standing) to the severe (permanent kidney damage).

There are however, more natural options that people with high blood pressure have to treat this condition. Extract of certain plants, for instance, have been found to be extremely beneficial to normalize blood pressure levels. Read on to find out more about how these extracts can improve cardiac health.

Read more about the report here.


June 11, 2015

Fructose or Glucose: Which is Worse for Weight Gain?

When compared to the same amount of glucose, consuming fructose could cause ‘significant’ weight gain, physical inactivity, and body fat deposition, say researchers. The mouse-data findings, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, suggest that consumption fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity, and body fat deposition compared to a calorie-matched amount of glucose.

Read more about the research here.


June 10, 2015

Can an Omega-7 Fatty Acid Help Reduce Inflammation?

A randomized trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found lower inflammation, triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in men and women given the omega-7 fatty acid palmitoleic acid in comparison with a placebo. "Our objective was to conduct the first randomized controlled trial of purified palmitoleic acid supplementation in humans," write authors Adam M. Bernstein, MD, ScD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, along with Luis Martinez, MD, MPH, of Xyrion Medical Institute. "We hypothesized that supplementation would improve serum lipids and decrease inflammation."

Read more about the study here.


June 10, 2015

How to Avoid Foods that Cause Inflammation

(NaturalNews) Foods that feed Candida cause inflammation by feeding Candida, but these and many other foods cause inflammation in other ways, too. Some foods have natural, and naturally beneficial inflammatory properties, like many omega 6 fats. But these fats are not "bad," they promote the healing process. These days, most people know about sugar and its inflammatory properties (at least those who read these types of articles), but that's not just restricted to white sugar.

Read more about the report here.


June 3, 2015

More Health Benefits of the Amazing Blueberry!

Smoothies containing blueberry powder may improve endothelial function in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study. Data published in Nutrients indicated 73% of participants in the blueberry powder group experienced improvements in endothelial function, while 61% of the placebo displayed a decrease in endothelial function.

Read more about the new study here.


June 2, 2015

What Can Omega 3 Do For Your Muscles?

Findings from a clinical trial reported online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveal improvements in muscle mass and function in adults supplemented with omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in comparison with a placebo group.

Read more about the research here.


May 29, 2015

Would You Like To Have Happier, Healthier Kids?

(NaturalNews) Gathering around the family table for dinner together is becoming a rare event in this high-tech, crazy-busy world of ours.

However, it is something that families should try to make happen as often as possible. According to the scientific journal New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, a study showed that "...your child may be 35% less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24% more likely to eat healthier foods and 12% less likely to be overweight (Hammons & Fiese, 2011). All three of these statistics are attached to one family ritual--shared mealtimes."

Read more about the report here.


May 28, 2015

How Can Inflammation Affect How Long You Will Live?

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 investigated the role of CD33rSiglecs in lifespan extension.

Read more about the results of the research here.


May 27, 2015

Can Coffee Help Protect People Against MS?

A presentation at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting held recently in Washington, DC, revealed a protective effect for coffee drinking against the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease of the nervous system.

Read more about the presentation here.


May 26, 2015

Should You Count Calories or Chemicals?

(NaturalNews) Over the past decade, we have been on a calorie-counting mission to improve our health and weight. We have been so obsessed with the number of calories on the label that we have actually forgotten what really matters.

Read more about the report here.


May 26, 2015

Can Magnesium Improve Metabolic Markers?

Magnesium is a mineral with a major role in the metabolism of glucose, the production of cellular energy, and the manufacture of protein. A research team led by Yanni Papanikolaou (France), and colleagues assessed data collected on subjects, ages 20 years and older, enrolled in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2001-2010.

Read about research results here.


May 20, 2015

What's So Good About Magnesium Supplementation?

The journal Diabetes & Metabolism reported the outcome of a trial of men and women with low magnesium levels and prediabetes which found an improvement in glycemic status among those who received magnesium.

Read more about the report here.


May 19, 2015

How To Use Turmeric To Fight Disease

(Natural News) Turmeric, with its active ingredient, curcumin, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with numerous medicinal uses.

Read more about the report here.


May 18, 2015

What Vitamins Could Help Against Effects of Air Pollution?

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported the findings of researchers from King's College London and the University of Nottingham of a greater decline in vitamin E levels among individuals whose lung function was impacted by air pollution.

Read more about the research here.


May 14, 2015

Researchers Find 'Brain Housekeeping' That May Help Address Aging

“Brain housekeeping” mechanism may be essential approach to address aging-related neurodegenerative diseases.

Read more about the research here.


May 13, 2015

Can High Colon Cancer Risk Caused by Western Junk Food be Reversed?

(NaturalNews) Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications. Colon is the second most common cause of cancer death in wealthy countries.

Read more about the research here.


May 12, 2015

Association Between Higher Vitamin E Intake and Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk Affirmed

The result of a meta-analysis published in the Medical Science Monitor indicates a protective effect for a greater intake of vitamin E against the risk of pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

Read more about the research here.


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