LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2015 Archive 2

Feb. 27, 2015

Is There a GI - Brain Link?

The gut microbiome – comprised of several trillion bacteria living in the digestive tract, is gaining recognition as a contributing factor to diseases not only of the GI system, but cardiovascular, immune, and neurological. Leo Galland, from the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, reports on the relationship between the proteins produced by intestinal bacteria and the human central nervous system.

Read more about the report here.


Feb. 26, 2015

Go Green for Exercise

Green tea (Camelia sinensis) is an abundant source of antioxidants – notably, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Justin D Roberts, from the University of Anglia (United Kingdom), and colleagues enrolled 14 active men, average age 21 years, to receive a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement (400 mg of EGCG/day) or placebo, who cycled for 1 hour 3 times a week, for four weeks.

Read more about research results here.


Feb. 25, 2015

Three Proven Ways to Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

(NaturalNews) Everyone knows that being overweight can increase our risk of serious health problems. However, most people don't realize that not all fat distribution is equal. Accumulating fat under our arms and thighs, for instance, is more of a cosmetic concern than a cause for significant medical alarm. Yes, we are better off without it and should endeavor to remove it, but fat in these areas is more likely to make us feel bloated rather than send us to the emergency room in the immediate future.

Read more about the report here.


Feb. 24, 2015

Can Vitamin E Supplementation Help Fight Inflammation?

Results of a meta-analysis published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reaffirm an association between a reduction in inflammation and supplementation with vitamin E.

Read more about the results of the study here.


Feb. 23, 2015

Can Eating Almonds Reduce Heart Disease Risks, Belly Fat?

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association provided strong evidence that incorporating almonds as snacks instead of pastries in an otherwise healthy diet provides protection against heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes.

Read more about the study results here.


Feb. 20, 2015

Does A Happy Childhood Promote Heart Health?

Previous studies have identified a number of family-based psychosocial factors that can impact health – namely, emotional stability, behavior management, and financial security. Laura Pulkki-Raback, from the University of Helsinki (Finland), and colleagues studied data collected on 3,577 children, ages 3 to 18 years.

Read about results from the research here.


Feb. 19, 2015

Can Calorie Restriction Reduce Inflammation?

In the journal Nature Medicine, Yale researchers report that a compound produced during calorie restriction may act to reduce inflammation such as occurs in type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and atherosclerosis.

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 18, 2015

Do Your Genes Have The Final Word On Your Health?

(NaturalNews) We have learned a lot over the years when it comes to genetics and how they affect our health. The previous dogma that still holds strong is that we have but little opportunity to express our genes in a different way, so we are bound to our history and will suffer the consequences if we are genetically inferior.

However, recent research is showing that genetics play a much smaller factor in our health than previously believed and are simply a predisposition to particular illnesses, not our fate.

Read more about the report here.


Feb. 17, 2015

Can Nordic-Type Diet Curb Obesity Trigger?

The Nordic-type diet, enjoyed by residents of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, is abundant in berries, vegetables, whole grains, and oily fish. Marjukka Kolehmainen, from the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues assessed a group of obese adults with features of the metabolic syndrome who participated in an 18- to 24-week randomized intervention study comparing the a Nordic diet (consisting of whole grain products, vegetables, root vegetables, berries, fruit, low-fat dairy products, rapeseed oil and three servings of fish per week) with a control diet (low-fiber grain products, butter-based spreads, and limited intake of fish).

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 14, 2015

Can Higher Folate Levels Improve Survival in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients?

In a recent article published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, researchers from California State University, the University of California, and the CDC in Atlanta report better survival among postmenopausal breast cancer patients with higher plasma levels of the B vitamin folate.

Read more about the study here.


Feb. 13, 2015

Can Walnuts Improve Brain Performance?

(NaturalNews) The key to a better memory, less brain fog and improved overall cognitive performance could be as simple as munching on a few tree nuts every day. Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) found that consuming less than a handful of walnuts daily, or about 13 grams, helped people of virtually all ages perform better on a series of six cognitive tests that looked at brain function.

Read more about the report here.


Feb. 13, 2015

Can Feeling Younger Keep You Alive Longer?

A large-scale study confirms the notion that feeling younger than your chronological age reduces the chances of dying. Andrew Steptoe, from the University College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on over 6,000 adults, ages 52 years and older.

Read more about the study here.


Feb. 9, 2015

Can Resveratrol Help Maintain Memory?

In an article published recently in Scientific Reports, researchers at Texas A&M University describe a benefit for resveratrol in the maintenance of cognitive function in older rats.

Ashok K. Shetty, PhD, and his associates divided 23-month-old rats to receive resveratrol or a placebo for four weeks. Learning ability and memory were evaluated prior to treatment and at approximately 25 months of age.

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 9, 2015

GMO, MSG and Weight Gain

(NaturalNews) People want that fast track to "fit," but there's a price to pay for tricking your body into losing weight, since tricks sometimes involve losing water weight and just postponing bad food habits. There is no fast track to losing weight, but there is a permanent way to achieve and maintain your ideal body weight. The first and most important step involves eliminating three major poisons that are commonly found in today's "Big Food" industry -- yes it's your turn to turn the tables on Big Food and perhaps your big gut or "chunky" thighs, or maybe you've just got some "junk in the trunk" that you want to drop off. Let's talk about the top three realms of FDA-approved carcinogens and why they drive so many people into obesity and compounded health misery.

Read more about the report here.


Feb. 6, 2015

Can Citrus Essential Oils Help Prevent Liver Cancer?

Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analyzed the process of the main component of essential oils, terpenes, in liver cancer cells in detail. They shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer cells stop growing, following the application of (-)-citronellal, and they proved that the olfactory receptor OR1A2 is the crucial molecule for that purpose. In future, the olfactory receptor could serve as target for liver cancer diagnosis and therapy. The researchers report their findings in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 4, 2015

Does Green Tea Show Promise as Oral Cancer Therapy?

An article published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reveals a potential benefit for epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea for the treatment of oral cancer.

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 4, 2015

Can Low DHEA Predict Coronary Heart Disease?

The most abundant steroid in the human body, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and corticosterone. Claes Ohlsson, from Sahlgrenska Academy, and colleagues monitored 2,614 men, ages 69 to 80 years, who resided in 3 Swedish communities, for five years, during which DHEA levels were assessed.

Read more about the research here.


Feb. 3, 2015

Can vitamin D help prevent and treat colon cancer?

(NaturalNews) More details on the cancer-preventive benefits of vitamin D have been revealed in a new study published in the journal Gut. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that vitamin D plays a critical role in supporting immune system function, including in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer.

Read more about the research here.


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