LivingFuel HealthAlerts - 2016 Archive 4

June 17, 2016

Watermelon Helps Soothe Aching Muscles

Abundant in the amino acid, l-Citrulline, watermelon juice can relieve sore muscles.

Read more about the report here.


June 15, 2016

The Power of Turmeric

(NaturalNews) Though it may be unfamiliar to many people, those who know about turmeric are well aware of its health benefits. In fact, they know that just one teaspoon per day of this "Queen of all spices," which has been prevalent in natural medicine for some 4,000 years, will help keep inflammation, pain, toxins and even some cancers at bay.

Here are seven ways that just a spoonful of turmeric a day can help.

June 14, 2016

New Health Benefit of Resveratrol Identified

Resveratrol supplemention found to counteract the negative impact of a high fat/high sugar diet.

Read more about the report here.

June 14, 2016

H Pylori Infection Plus Deficient Vitamin D Levels Double Metabolic Syndrome Risk

A recent issue of the journal Medicine reports the finding of a two times greater risk of metabolic syndrome among vitamin D deficient men and women who tested positive for the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) compared to those with neither condition.

Read more about the report here


June 13, 2016

Can Sugar Multiply the Spread of Cancer in Your Body?

(NaturalNews) In 2016, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S., and more than 595,690 Americans will die from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. 

Read more about the report here.


June 13, 2016

Fiber Intake Linked to Successful Aging

It is well known that a diet with adequate fiber assists in keeping people “regular.” Increased dietary fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes and has been shown to lower blood pressure. There is now evidence of a surprising additional benefit, discovered by the Australian researchers from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath, PhD, from the Institute's Centre for Vision Research compiled data from the Blue Mountains Eye Study, a benchmark population-based study that examined a group of more than 1,600 adults, ages 50 years and older, for systemic diseases and long-term sensory loss risk factors.

Read more about the research findings here.


June 10, 2016

The Brain-Gut Connection

Previously, some studies suggest a link between fat and sugar on cognitive function and behavior, positing that such problems may be linked to alteration of the microbiome -- a complex mixture in the digestive system of about 100 trillion microorganisms.  Kathy Magnusson, from Oregon State University (Oregon, USA), and colleagues completed a study with laboratory mice that consumed different diets and then faced a variety of tests, such as water maze testing, to monitor changes.

Read more about the research here.


June 9, 2016

Cancer from coloring? Scientific research group claims food dye may be carcinogenic and promote allergies

(NaturalNews) An eye-opening report, published by The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), brings forth new evidence on the toxicity of nine synthetic dyes commonly used to color food and beverage products. The report, "Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks", details how food dyes contribute to allergies and hyperactivity in children, while increasing cancer risks. The CSPI is now calling for an outright ban on the dyes, and pressuring the U.S. FDA to do their job and protect the American public from these poisons.

Read more about the report here.


June 7, 2016

Insights on Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is a biological process that is emerging as a major factor in both diseases and aging itself.  Environmental influences such air pollution, smoking, and UV radiation can release free radicals into the body, submitting it to oxidative stress that can in-turn weaken the immune system. Mai Matsushita, from ETH Zurich's Institute of Molecular Health Sciences (Switzerland), and colleagues have revealed that the immune response fails to work if significant oxidative stress is damaging T-cell immune cells. 

Read more about the research here.


June 1, 2016

Vitamin D3 supplementation increases telomerase activity in type 2 diabetics

Findings from a study reported at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting held in San Diego reveal an association between daily vitamin D supplementation and improved telomerase activity in Hispanic type 2 diabetics with vitamin D insufficiency. Telomerase is an enzyme involved in the maintenance of telomeres: DNA sequences that cap and protect the ends of chromosomes. Low telomerase activity is linked with shorter telomeres, which are associated with type 2 diabetes and premature mortality. The findings were published in a supplement to the April 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal.

Read more about the study here.


May 27, 2016

Deadly combination: How type 2 diabetes may increase your chances of contracting liver disease

(NaturalNews) Type 2 diabetes is known to carry a risk of many serious complications, including cardiovascular disease, nerve damage (leading to eye and foot damage), kidney damage and even Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new and severe condition may be added to that list, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh, and published in the Journal of Hepatology: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Read more about the study here.

May 26, 2016

Scientists Warn Hay Fever And Sleeping Drugs Shrink Brain And Raise Dementia Risk

By Amando Flavio

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have published a new research paper warning that taking hay fever and sleeping drugs could shrink the brain and raise dementia risk.

Read more about the report here.


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.


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