October 24, 2014
Majority of Americans Short on Critical Nutrients
A study reported online in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics reveals widespread failure among most U.S. adults to obtain sufficient amounts of important nutrients in their diets.
Ruopeng An of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his colleagues evaluated data from 11,811 men and women enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination surveys 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. Over 4,200 subjects qualified as disabled. Twenty-four hour dietary recall questionnaire responses were analyzed for nutrient in intake from food and supplements.Read more about the study here.
October 22, 2014
Learn if Lentils Lend Longevity
It is estimated that one billion people globally suffer from selenium deficiency due to low dietary intake in countries where soil selenium levels are low. A legume that is low in calories, rich in fiber, and a good source of protein, lentils (Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris) may be an affordable and accessible food to supplement the mineral. Read more about the report here.
October 22, 2014
Relaxation Has Incredible Health Benefits
(NaturalNews) In today's fast-paced, deadline-driven times, relaxation seems more of a fantasy or unnecessary luxury that only the lazy covet. However, research shows that relaxation is far from a way to put off work or disengage from society forever; it's necessary for maintaining physical and mental health. Not relaxing enough has been linked to health complications ranging from increased dementia risks to heart problems.Read more about the report here.
October 21, 2014
Can Vegetables Help Improve Autism Symptoms?
A study described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uncovered a benefit for sulforaphane, a compound derived from broccoli sprouts and other vegetables, in improving social interaction, verbal communication and behavior in autistic young men. According to the authors of the study, the compound upregulates genes that protect aerobic cells from factors observed in autism spectrum disorder, including oxidative stress, inflammation, and DNA-damage.Read more about the study here.
October 15, 2014
Excess Dietary Salt Puts Heart Health at Risk
Clinical guidelines recommend that people with type 2 diabetes reduce their dietary sodium intake. Chika Horikawa, from the University of Niigata Prefecture (Japan), and colleagues examined the role between dietary sodium intake and incidence of diabetic complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Read more about the research here.
October 14, 2014
Kill Internal Parasites Easily with These 8 Herbs
(NaturalNews) Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there's a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many common parasites that we are as of yet unaware of, most of us could be suffering from them. If you want to take it a step further and consider candida a parasite (most don't group them together, but candida does fit the description), then it could be argued that most people in the world suffer from adverse health effects due to parasites.Read more about the report here.
October 14, 2014
Does Magnesium Supplementation Improve Metabolic Profile of MONW Men and Women?
Metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals are those who exhibit such metabolic syndrome components as fasting glucose levels of 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or more, insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides, and/or high blood pressure in the absence of obesity. In a study described in the Archives of Medical Research, Martha Rodríguez-Moran and Fernando Guerrero-Romero of the Mexican Social Security Institute's Biomedical Research Institute sought to determine the effects of magnesium supplementation in 47 MONW men and women with low serum magnesium levels. In a randomized double-blinded trial, participants were divided to receive a 5% magnesium chloride solution that provided 382 mg magnesium or a placebo solution daily for four months. Blood pressure and fasting plasma glucose, serum magnesium, triglycerides and insulin were measured before and after the treatment period.Read more about the research here.
October 13, 2014
Curcumin Quiets Crosstalk in Tumor Cellular Environment
The journal PLOS One published a recent article demonstrating BCM-95® curcumin altered the microenvironment of a colorectal cancer cell culture model, thereby reducing tumor promoting factors and potentially enhancing chemotherapy effectiveness.Read more about the report here.
October 13, 2014
Is Your Thyroid Sluggish? Foods that Benefit the Thyroid
(NaturalNews) Is your hair thinning or falling out? When you look in the mirror, does it seem that the outer edges of your eyebrows have disappeared? Have you gained or lost weight without changing your diet? Are you tired all the time? You may be one of the millions of Americans with undiagnosed thyroid disease.Read more about the report here.
October 10, 2014
Can Vitamin D Supplementation Help Children With Atopic Dermatitis?
The October 2014 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports the results of a trial of children with winter-related atopic dermatitis which found a benefit for vitamin D supplementation in alleviating the condition.Read more about the report.
October 10, 2014
Ways To Alleviate Arthritis
While the inflammatory response is a potent defense mechanism the body mounts to counter infection, the process of inflammation itself can be a powerful negative process in the body. Chronic inflammation is suspected to be an overexpression or lack of control of the body’s normal protective mechanisms, and the condition has been linked to a range of conditions linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's, type-2 diabetes, and arthritis.Read more about the report here
October 9, 2014
Natural Ways To Heal Gum Disease
(NaturalNews) Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, to which there are many degrees. Aggressive periodontitis occurs with people who have gum disease but seem to be otherwise healthy or at least have no other disease that conventional medicine has deemed a cause of periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis includes inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth and bone loss. Necrotizing periodontal disease is a severe infection in the gingival tissues, periodontal ligament, and the bone. And then there's Periodontitis as a manifestation of other disease(s).Read more about the report here.
October 8, 2014
Melatonin Improves Mitochondrial Function in Rat Model of Diabetes
The Journal of Pineal Research recently published an article by researchers at the University of Granada, La Paz University Hospital and the University of Texas, that reported a protective effect for melatonin on mitochondrial function in obese rats.Read more about the research here.
October 8, 2014
Can A Flavanol-Rich Diet Deter Cancer?
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and other citrus fruits are a good source of flavanols and related antioxidant compounds for which previous studies have suggested cancer risk reductive effects. Aedín Cassidy, from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), and colleagues followed 171,940 women, enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II, to ascertain associations between intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses, on the rsk of ovarian cancer.Read more about the study here.
October 7, 2014
Kidney Stones - Natural Remedies, Prevention, and What Really Causes Them
(NaturalNews) More than 12% of men and about 7% of women will have to deal with kidney stones at some point in their lives. Once you have suffered through them, statistics say you're more likely to have them again. Statistics say they've got an 80% chance of recurrence.Read more about the report here.
October 7, 2014
Does Work Stress Raise Diabetes Risk?
Previously, studies report that workplace stress can have a range of adverse health effects, especially raising the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cornelia Huth, from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (Germany), and colleagues examined data prospectively collected from more than 5,300 employed individuals, ages 29 to 66 years, enrolled in the MONICA/ Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region (KORA) study.Read more about the study here.
October 6, 2014
Probiotic Foods Impact Gut Microbes to Reduce Number of Unhealthy Bacteria
(NaturalNews) Eating fermented foods high in probiotics may change the composition of gut bacteria in ways that may prevent or alleviate digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Danone Nutricia Research, and published in the journal Scientific Reports on September 11.Read more about the report here.
October 6, 2014
Omega-3s Enhance Brain Cell Structure
A growing number of studies suggest that consuming oils with high polyunsaturated fatty acid content, in particular those containing omega-3 fatty acids, exerts beneficial health effects. CNRS (France) researchers investigated the effect of lipids bearing polyunsaturated chains when they are integrated into cell membranes. Read more about the study here.
October 3, 2014
Can Breast Milk Improve Child Intelligence More Than Income And Education Spending?
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), campus and the University of Pittsburgh combined their efforts to demonstrate that breast milk fed to infants increases IQ and improves school test scores.
They published their results of their study in the online journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, which compared fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two-dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests, and even compared those statistics to national incomes and education system funding.Read more about the study here.
October 2, 2014
Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Improved Exercise Economy
Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance, says a new study from Japan. Read more about the study here.
October 1, 2014
Turmeric Compound Stimulates Brain Cell Regeneration
An article published online in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy reveals an ability for aromatic (ar-) turmerone, a compound found in turmeric, to increase brain stem cell proliferation and differentiation in cell cultures, and to encourage the growth of neuron-generating areas of the brains of animals that received it. The spice turmeric is the source of another compound, curcumin, which has also been found to have neuroprotective properties.Read more about the article here.
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