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December 19, 2014
Mechanisms for Heart Benefits of Curry Compound Revealed

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.

Read more about the new research here.
December 18, 2014
Does a High-Fiber Diet Improve Lung Health in Smokers?

Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fiber helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers.

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December 16, 2014
How to Help Your Body Detoxify

(NaturalNews) When you choose to do a cleanse or detox, your goal is to rid the body of as many toxins as possible. Pathogens, parasites, heavy metals, chemicals, and Candida are all targeted for elimination. A really good detox diet helps to cleanse the digestive tract, the kidneys, the liver, and the gallbladder, followed by the rest of the body. So what other actions can you take to help the process?

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December 15, 2014
The Cost of Malnutrition

According to the Global Nutrition Report malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion a year in both the developing and developed worlds.

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December 10, 2014
Genes Associated with Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Greater Premature Mortality Risk

A study reported recently in the British Medical Journal has uncovered an association between genetically low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of mortality over follow-up among Danish men and women.

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December 8, 2014
Can Algae Help Solve Your Health Problems?

(NaturalNews) When assessing the most healing foods on the planet, it is very difficult to compile a list that doesn't contain algae. Health nuts have admired this dark green super food for quite some time, due to its comprehensive benefits to the human body.

So what is it specifically about algae that makes it an important food to help solve your health problems? Turns out, there are two reasons.

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December 5, 2014
Can CT Scans Expose a Body to Radiation Levels Much Higher Than a Standard X-Ray?

CT (computed tomography) scans are now a well established medical imaging procedure which both the government and the scientific community have confirmed increases cancer risk. CT scanners bombard the human body with radiation levels more than 1000 times greater than a standard x-ray. They damage DNA and create mutations that spur cells to grow into tumors.

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 Sweet Way to Stave Off Diabetes?

Consuming ample magnesium via dietary sources may reduce a person’s risk of diabetes, especially for those who may be exhibiting metabolic impairments.

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December 3, 2014
Can Blueberry Phenol Pterostilbene Reduce Body Fat and Lower Diabetes Risk?

(NaturalNews) You may have heard about the miracle antioxidant resveratrol, found in blueberries, grapes and red wine. But did you know that these same foods also contain another phenolic compound, pterostilbene, which may help lower body fat and reduce diabetes risk? That was the finding of a study conducted by researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn) of the Carlos III Institute of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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December 1, 2014
Can Gut Bacteria Promote Weight Gain?

The presence of a specific gut bacteria coupled with a high-fat diet may promote weight gain. Michael Blaut, PhD, head of the German Institute of Human Nutrition’s Department of Gastrointestinal Microbiology, and colleagues investigated the role of the human gut bacterium Clostridium ramosum in 3 groups of mice.

Read more about the study here.
November 26, 2014
Honey Compounds as Antibiotic Alternative

Natural products such as honey have been applied against human infections and are a staple of folk medicine. Today, interest in honey as an alternative to antibiotics is peaking in both developing countries – where fresh honey is easily available, as well as Western countries – where antibiotic resistance is seriously increasing.

You can read more about the report here.
November 25, 2014
 Can the Flu Shot Paralyze Healthy Children?

(NaturalNews) Sure, vaccines are safe -- except when they randomly trigger extreme brain inflammation that leads to vision loss, paralysis and an inability to speak. This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely debilitated with a serious brain disease known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.

Read more about the story here.
November 21, 2014
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.

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November 19, 2014
Higher DHEA Levels May Protect Against Coronary Events

A recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published the findings of researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg of an association between higher levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease events in men. DHEA, which is produced by the adrenal glands, is considered a prohormone, and declines during aging.

Read more about the study here.
November 18, 2014
A Simple Guide To Evaluating Your Drinking Water Options

(NaturalNews) When you start to become healthy, one of the easiest things to incorporate into your routine is increased water consumption. It doesn't cost much, involves no real preparation, and doesn't offend the taste buds. However, due to the pollution of the public water system and our waterways, finding clean and nourishing water has become quite a task.

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November 17, 2014
Negative Fish Oil Review Retracted After Suspicions Raised About Author

A peer-reviewed journal has pulled a panning review of omega-3 benefits as concerns about its author's conflicts of interest and credentials were flagged.

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November 14, 2014
Increased Protein Intake Could Boost Metabolism and Lean Muscle Mass

Consumption of a diet rich in protein could boost metabolism over the short term, and increase lean muscle mass by up to 45%, suggest researchers.

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November 13, 2014
Can Drinking Processed Cow's Milk Cause Early Death?

(NaturalNews) The idea that consuming calcium-containing milk products is required to sustain healthy bones is quickly fading, as new research continues to unravel one of the food market's biggest myths.

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November 12, 2014
Gulf War Illness Symptoms Reduced by CoQ10?

A recent issue of the journal Neural Computation published the results of a double-blinded trial which uncovered a benefit for supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in relieving symptoms experienced by veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War.

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November 11, 2014
Can the Mediterranean Diet Really Do All This?

(NaturalNews) The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes.

The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus in Reus, Spain.

Read more about the study here.
November 6, 2014
Fish Consumption Preserves Hearing

An often disabling chronic health condition, acquired hearing loss may be preventable. Sharon G. Curhan, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues analyzed data collected on 65,215 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II.
November 5, 2014
Mediterranean Diet Lowers Kidney Disease Risk

A study scheduled for publication in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with a lower risk of chronic kidney disease, a progressive disease affecting over 20 million adults in the US. The diet is characterized by a high intake of vegetables, fruit, legumes, fish and healthy fats, and lower amounts of red meat, processed foods and sugar.

Read more about the research here.
November 5, 2014
Mangos Moderate Blood Sugar

Abundant in the antioxidant vitamins C and A, and folate, mangos are a good source of fiber, copper, and vitamin B6. Edralin Lucas, from Oklahoma State University, and colleagues completed a 12-week study involving 20 adults, ages 20 to 50 years, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 45 kg/m2.

Read more about the study here.
November 4, 2014
Vitamin D Deficiency Decreases Brain Function, Can Affect Mortality

(Natural News) While science has already unlocked many benefits of vitamin D, this latest bit of research unveils yet another remarkable revelation: Healthy vitamin D levels help the brain recover and function better following a heart attack.

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November 4, 2014
Physical Activity Keeps White Matter in Shape

White matter tracts enable communication between areas of the brain, but like the rest of the body, they decline with age. However, research suggests that staying active may help to preserve the integrity of these tracts.

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November 3, 2014
Soda Intake Linked to Telomere Length Reduction

The American Journal of Public Health published an article recently that revealed an association between drinking sugar-sweetened sodas and the presence of shorter telomeres.

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October 31, 2014
How to Optimize the Immune System Naturally

(NaturalNews) In the search for the cure to multiple diseases, we find ourselves running, singing, and eating for charities that are committed to throwing a dump truck full of money at scientists who then have the monumental task of creating a "nuclear" weapon that can single-handedly destroy the disease in question.

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October 31, 2014
Lower risk of mortality over thirteen year period with higher levels of Vitamin D

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published an article that revealed a lower risk of dying over a 13 year average follow-up period among those whose serum vitamin D levels were highest in comparison with those whose were lowest.

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October 30, 2014
Spice Compound Boosts Brain Stem Cells

Aromatic (ar-) turmerone, a bioactive compound found in the curry spice turmeric, has been shown to promote stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain.

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October 29, 2014
Antiviral Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals

(NaturalNews) Flu season is upon us. Prevention is the key, but if a virus threatens your health, quick action with natural vitamins, supplements, and herbs can stop that virus in its tracks. How many of these herbs, vitamins, and anti-virals are on hand if you need them?

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October 28, 2014
Vitamin D Sufficiency Could Have Neuroprotective Effect in Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 meeting held recently in Geneva was the site of a presentation by Dr Jin Wi of a protective effect for sufficient vitamin D levels against diminished brain function or death following sudden cardiac arrest.

Read more about the presentation here.
October 27, 2014
“ACE” Your Heart Health

Arterial stiffness occurs as a consequence of age and arteriosclerosis. It indicates the reduced capability of an artery to expand and contract in response to pressure changes. Ammar Ashor, from Newcastle University (United Kingdom), and colleagues pooled data from 20 randomized clinical trials studying the effects of antioxidant vitamins (Vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene) and arterial stiffness.

Read more about the study here.
October 27, 2014
What Are Some Herbal Remedies for Candida Overgrowth?

(NaturalNews) The first step in eliminating an overgrowth of candida is to stop feeding it. Sugar is your worst enemy. This means eliminating all forms of sugar including simple carbohydrates that the body turns into sugar as well as yeast and moldy foods. Also, avoid all allergens. You need your immune system focused on the task at hand, so don't challenge it with any foods or environmental substances that have caused you problems in the past.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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