LivingFuel HealthAlerts

May 24, 2016

Could Folic Acid Supplementation Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk?

A randomized trial reported online on April 13, 2016 in the Journal of Nutrition found improved folate-related biomarkers of cancer risk among patients who were given folic acid supplements subsequent to colorectal adenoma (polyp) removal. Polyps can be precursors of colorectal cancer and individuals who develop them are considered to be at increased risk of the disease. Polyps and their surrounding mucosa have been observed to have low folate levels compared with normal colonic mucosa.

Read more about the study here.


May 23, 2016

Is Gluten-Free Food Good For You?

(NaturalNews) It seems that everyone is going gluten-free nowadays in a bid to lose weight and get "healthy" by jumping on the latest popular diet. But, just because food is gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean that it is good for you. In fact, according to The Telegraph, if you aren't actually suffering from celiac disease and decide to eat gluten-free food on a regular basis, you could be doing serious damage to your health.

Read more about the report here.

May 20, 2016

How to Live to 100+

50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity.

Read more about the study here.


May 18, 2016

Can Chili Peppers Cheat Death?

People who eat spicy foods daily may reduce their risk of death by as much as 14%.

Read about new research here.


May 17, 2016

Are you eating glyphosate for breakfast?

(NaturalNews) Residues of the toxic herbicide glyphosate can be found on many popular breakfast foods, some of them in levels higher than maximums set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to an analysis conducted by the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA).

Read more about the report here.

May 13, 2016

“E”ssential Vitamin for Brain Health

Vitamin E maintains levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain (zebrafish model).

Read more about new research here.


May 10, 2016

Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

(CNN)You've heard those hospital horror stories where the surgeon removes the wrong body part or operates on the wrong patient or accidentally leaves medical equipment in the person they were operating on.

Even scarier, perhaps, is a new study in the latest edition of BMJ suggesting most medical errors go unobserved, at least in the official record.
In fact, the study, from doctors at Johns Hopkins, suggests medical errors may kill more people than lower respiratory diseases like emphysema and bronchitis do. That would make these medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States. That would place medical errors right behind heart disease and cancer.

Read more about the story here.


May 6, 2016

Can Dark Chocolate Boost Athletic Performance?

New study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training.

Read more about the study here.


May 5, 2015

Could a Weed Help Fight Cancer?

(NaturalNews) A so-called "weed" growing right in your front and back yards could hold the key to being the most effective cancer-fighting compound in the world.

Read more about new research here.


May 3, 2016

High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among type 1 diabetic children

An article appearing in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice revealed a high risk of deficient vitamin D levels in type 1 diabetic adolescents and children.

Read more about the research here.


April 29, 2016

Genetic Cost of Lost Sleep

The genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep.

Read more about the research here.


April 28, 2016

Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates

(NaturalNews) Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in mortality.

Read more about the report here.


April 27, 2016

Decrease Cancer Risk by Increasing Vitamin D: New Study

A new study shows that higher levels of vitamin D - specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D - are associated with a reduced risk of cancer.

Read more about the study  here.

April 15, 2016

Decreased Vitamin C Levels Found in Patients Treated for Hematologic Malignancies

An article appearing in Results in Immunology documents the finding of researchers at Maastricht University in The Netherlands of decreased serum levels of vitamin C in patients with hematologic malignancies that include leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Read more about the research here.


April 14, 2016

What Do Doctors Think About Chemotherapy?

(NaturalNews) You may not know this, but there is an interesting – and disturbing – statistic regarding chemotherapy. When it all comes down to it, you might be surprised to know that 75 percent of doctors surveyed in a 2013 report said they would refuse the treatment for themselves.

Read more about the report here.


April 14, 2016

Anti-Aging Benefits of Walnuts

Recent study explores the benefits of walnuts in regards to age-related health issues.

Read more about the research here.


April 13, 2016

Higher serum magnesium levels associated with decreased coronary artery calcification

Research published in Nutrition Journal found a lower risk of coronary artery calcification among men and women with higher levels of serum magnesium.

Read more about the research here.


April 12, 2016

Look to Nature to Lower Inflammation

“Feel good emotions” triggered by enjoying nature’s great wonders may lower a person’s cytokines.

Read more about a new study here.


April 12, 2016

PMS Solutions - Balancing hormones in 5 steps

(NaturalNews) Three out of every four women of childbearing age suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in some form or another. Approximately 3 to 8 percent of them will experience symptoms so severe, it will destroy their day-to-day routine. But there are steps women can take to naturally lessen the impact of PMS without drugs or invasive treatments, according to Dr. Andrea Maxim.

Read more about the report here.


April 11, 2016

Sleep inducing food

Whether it's owing to stress, our hectic lifestyle, or any other reasons, lack of good sleep wreaks havoc in our lives. Sleeplessness can cause several health issues and tweaking our diet towards sleep inducing foods is sure to make a difference.

Read more about the report here.


April 8, 2016

Can Vitamin D3 Improve Heart Function?

A recent research project, known as VINDICATE, has declared a daily dose of vitamin D3 improves heart function in the people with chronic heart failure.

Dr Klaus Witte, who led the study, said this is a significant breakthrough for the patients.

"It is the first evidence that vitamin D3 can improve heart function of people with heart muscle weakness - known as heart failure. These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients,' he added.

Read more about the study here.


April 7, 2016

What's In Our Bread?

(NaturalNews) Let's face it, we ALL love bread. Well, the large majority of us anyway. But conventionally processed bread can be detrimental to our health for a number of reasons, due to the long list of unhealthy ingredients it contains, including added sugars, chemical preservatives and artificial coloring.

Read more about the report here.


April 6, 2016

Essential fatty acids protect the brain from environmental contaminants

A recent study investigated the lives of 89,000 people living on the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean. The people there consume fish 10 times the amount of populations in Europe and the US. The study followed 1500 mothers and their children. The researchers collected hair samples from the pregnant mothers to determine mercury exposure. The children were then put through several tests at 20 months that looked at motor skills, communication and behavior.

The researchers found out that mercury exposure from fish and other seafood did not affect the children's test scores. Some of the children were followed into their twenties. Still there was no association between fish consumption and neurological dysfunction.

Read more about the study here.

April 5, 2016

Decreased bioavailable and total vitamin D predict greater cardiovascular event risk

Results of a study presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions held in Chicago reveal an association between total vitamin D as well as bioavailable vitamin D levels and a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or cardiovascular death.

Read more about the study here.


April 4, 2016

Leafy Greens Support Memory & Thinking

Previously, studies report that vitamin K, lutein, folate and beta carotene are nutrients that may slow cognitive decline typical of aging.  Martha Clare Morris, from Rush University Medical Center (Illinois, USA), and colleagues studied 954 participants in the Memory and Aging Project, average age 81 years, who reported their daily food and beverage intake by a standard questionnaire.

Read more about the research  here.


April 1, 2016

Organic foods have healthier fats, more nutrients and fewer toxic chemicals than conventional foods

(NaturalNews) We've known for quite some time that there's a huge difference between organic food and conventional products. Organic bashers like Jon Entine might tell you there's nothing to worry about, yet research says otherwise. A recent study performed by England's Newcastle University on ecological agriculture cuts straight to the chase, proving that organic products have healthier fats, more nutrients and fewer toxic chemicals than conventional food.

Read more about the report here.


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