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March 19, 2018

Physically Fit Women Can Ward Off Dementia

Women with a high level of physical fitness at middle age were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life when compared with women whose fitness level was labeled moderate according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology.

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March 12, 2018

Targeting Gut Bacteria to Fight Autoimmune Disease

Targeting certain gut bacteria can suppress autoimmune disease according to new research at Yale University.

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March 5, 2018

Chronic Depression Linked to Low Amino Acid Level

Arginine is an amino acid readily found in turkey, chicken, soybeans and peanuts, but it is in low supply in those who are chronically depressed according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland.

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February 26, 2018

Balancing the Immune Response to Tame Allergic Reactions

Food allergies can be a life-threatening situation, but new research shows the danger could be mitigated by changing the body’s immune response.

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February 19, 2018

Better Physical Fitness Linked to Better Mental Fitness

Another study has shown the positive link between physical fitness and brain fitness, leading researchers to believe exercise could be a critical ingredient in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

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February 12, 2018

How Your Smart Phone Can Help Reverse Diabetes

The results of a new study conducted by Virta Health in conjunction with Purdue University and others shows how remote monitoring of participants through the use of a mobile app was instrumental in helping them reverse Type 2 diabetes.

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February 5, 2018

Vitamin D Can Repair a Broken Heart

More evidence is mounting regarding the importance of vitamin D as a new study conducted at Ohio University shows vitamin D3 can restore damage to the cardiovascular system.

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January 29, 2018

You Can Keep Your Brain Sharp if You MIND What You Eat

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that eating foods from the Mediterranean and MIND diets translates to a lower risk of memory troubles in older adults.

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January 22, 2018

Sleep More Weigh Less

The results of a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that increasing the amount of sleep you get can lead to lower sugar intake.

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January 15, 2018

A Sauna Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have found that sauna bathing mimics exercise and can lower your blood pressure.

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January 8, 2018

Vitamin D Can Reduce Arterial Stiffness

Vitamin D in high doses has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness, an independent predictor of cardiovascular-related disease. 

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December 29, 2017

Canola Oil is Bad for the Brain

New research shows canola oil causes memory loss in mice, as well as brain plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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December 18, 2017

Cinnamon May Help Fight Obesity

Cinnamon will spice up your recipes and can even rev up your metabolism. That’s what researchers at the University of Michigan reported in the December issue of the journal Metabolism.

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December 11, 2017

Men Need More Protein to Maintain Muscle as they Age

New research shows as men age they need more protein to maintain their muscle size and strength than is currently prescribed by U.S and international guidelines.

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December 4, 2017

Resveratrol Could Slow the Aging Process

Researchers believe they have discovered a breakthrough in aging tied to a compound found in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries.

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November 27, 2017

Good Gut Bacteria May Help Treat Crohn’s Disease

New research has doctors believing Crohn's disease, thought to be incurable, can successfully be treated by changing the bacterial balance in the gut.

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November 20, 2017

Indigestion Could Lead to Much Worse

The decision to cover up heartburn symptoms could be a bad one as new research shows the medicines commonly taken for indigestion greatly increase the risk of stomach cancer and kidney disease.

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November 13, 2017

Why The Flu Vaccine is Ineffective

The annual flu shot is largely ineffective at preventing recipients from getting the flu and researchers believe they have now found out one reason why.

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Novbember 5, 2017

A Good Diet Can Overcome Bad Genes

Just because your father had high triglycerides and so did his father does not mean you are destined to suffer the same fate, especially if you watch what you eat.

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October 30, 2017

Tattoos May Pose a Long-Term Health Threat

Ink from tattoos could be doing more than coloring your skin, it could be compromising your health. That’s according to a study recently published in Scientific Reports.

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October 23,2017

Avoiding Greens Can Lead to an Enlarged Heart

While a generous person is often described as having a big heart, an actual big heart, the one that pumps your blood, is something to be avoided as it is a sign of inefficient heart function. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition has found a link between vitamin K-1 intake and heart structure in teens.

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October 16, 2017

Probiotics Could Prevent and Treat Colon Cancer

With 135,000 cases being diagnosed every year, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer in the U.S. But that number could be reduced through the use of probiotics according to new research published in The American Journal of Pathology.

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October 9, 2017

Research Shows When You Eat Could Be Making You Fat

New evidence shows that eating too close to bed time could be as big of a concern when it comes to putting on weight as what you are actually eating or how much you are exercising.

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September 27, 2017

Dark Chocolate and Olive Oil Can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Italian researchers have shown the unique combination of dark chocolate and olive oil can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Even more so than dark chocolate combined with Italian Panaia red apples, which are known to contain high levels of polyphenols and antioxidants.

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September 25, 2017

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk More Than First Thought

Previous studies have shown statin users are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  However, researchers at the University of Milan in Italy have discovered that risk to be much greater than the original 9-13 increase percent first thought.

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September 15, 2017

Cutting Calories Shown to Slow Aging

Researchers at Duke University have confirmed the theory that a reduced calorie diet can slow the aging process.

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September 13, 2017

Research Shows Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible

Following up on his groundbreaking Counterbalance Study from a year ago, Professor Roy Taylor from Newcastle University has now revealed more of what he learned and how he demonstrated the reversal of Type 2 diabetes with a low calorie diet.

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September 8, 2017

B Vitamins Could Lower Breast Cancer Risk

The results of a study published in the journal Nutrients shows a higher intake of vitamins B1 (thiamin) and B6 (pyridoxine) correlated to a lower risk of breast cancer among older women. The French study of more than 27,000 women 45-years-old and older took into consideration both dietary B vitamins and supplemental B vitamins.

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September 6, 2017

Eating Greens is Good for Your Brain

It turns our your mom was right when she told you to eat your greens. More evidence has been found that greens are good for the brain and it’s not just for the elderly.

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September 1, 2017

Busting the Myth of Full Course Antibiotics

If your doctor prescribes antibiotics for some malady you are experiencing and tells you to take the full course, even if you feel better, should you do it? Not according to research recently published in the British Medical Journal.

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August 30, 2017

Eating Walnuts is Good for Your Gut

Long thought to decrease the risk of heart disease and cancer, eating walnuts has now been shown to be good for gut health. Researchers at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans have determined that walnut consumption increases beneficial gut bacteria as well as the diversity of bacteria in the gut microbiome.

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August 25, 207

Vitamin C can Help Prevent Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

Vitamin C feeds stem cells that suppress the development of leukaemia, one research group found, and in another study it was determined it also communicates with faulty stem cells in the bone marrow, and stops them from developing and causing blood cancers.

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August 24, 2017

Sugar Increases Mental Health Risk

Eating too much sugar increases the likelihood of common mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Using data gathered for other 30 years, a research team from the University College London have successfully linked a diet high in processed sugar with a higher risk of developing disorders like anxiety and depression. 

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August 22, 2017

Swapping out SODA for WATER can help you lose 14 pounds a year?

(Natural News) Cutting back on soda intake and replacing them with water may lead to significant weight loss within a year, a recent Consumer Reports study revealed.

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August 18, 2017

Resveratrol supplementation improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetics

A randomized, double-blind study reported in the International Heart journal found improvements in arterial stiffness and oxidative stress among type 2 diabetics who were supplemented with resveratrol.

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August 16, 2017

Avoiding Risky Health Behaviors Can Increase Lifespan by 7 Years

Study shows that those who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can live 7 years longer than the general population - spending most of these extra years in good health.

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August 10, 2017

Omega-3 oils found to halt neuroinflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s disease

(Natural News) While Omega 3 has long been linked with brain health, new research shows how dietary essential fatty acids could help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions during their early stages.

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August 7, 2017

Eat foods that fight inflammation

Harvard Health publication proclaims that doctors have learned one of the best remedies for fighting inflammation resides not in a medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.

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August 4, 2017

Green Tea Boosts Memory, Combats Obesity

EGCG , a compound in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose -induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment.

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August 2, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain, Heart Disease and More

Artifical sweeteners may be linked to weight gain, increased obesity risk, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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July 31, 2017

Combination of apple peel, turmeric root and grape skins found to BEAT prostate cancer

(Natural News) Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a combination of natural, everyday foods can help prevent the growth of prostate cancer.

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July 27, 2017

Reason Behind the Sleep - Alzheimer’s Link Discovered

New research sheds light on why inadequate sleep has been associated with the development of dementias such as Alzheimer’s.

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July 26, 2017

Preventing Obesity through Gut Bacteria

Researchers discover potential to combat obesity and insulin resistance by manipulating the microbiome.

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July 24, 2017

Cayenne Pepper .. What's It Good For?

(Natural News) Cayenne pepper, whose color can range from yellow to reddish-brown, has been used by households all over the world to add flavor and a little bit of heat to dishes for a while now – around a thousand years now. But did you know that eating cayenne on a regular basis can help your body fight cancer-causing elements and make it so that there is a steady and healthy flow of blood in your body?

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July 20, 2017

Stronger Muscles for Improved Brain Function

Increasing muscle strength through resistance training improves cognitive function and may prevent dementia.

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July 18, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Are Linked to Weight Gain and Other Health Issues

If you have weight-loss goals in mind but are craving sugar, you may be inclined to pick up a Diet Coke or a low-sugar dessert. But a new study confirms that opting for faux sweets does not do you any favors when it comes to staying slim or maintaining your health.

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July 17, 2017

Strawberry nutrients found to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline

(Natural News)

An animal study published online in the Journals of Gerontology Series A revealed that eating strawberries may well prevent memory decline and subsequent onset of Alzheimer’s disease. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute examined a strain of laboratory mice that were genetically modified to develop premature aging and Alzheimer’s disease. This strain was found to exhibit physical and cognitive decline in as early as 10 months, something that normal mice do not show.

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July 11, 2017

Study: Vegetable Oils Contribute to Fatty Liver Disease – Saturated Fats Do Not

(Health Impact News) 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming an international epidemic. The mainstream medical mantra for its underlying cause is “fat consumption.”

However, “fat” is a very general term and does not distinguish between traditional healthy fats and unhealthy modern processed fats and oils. The common belief is that saturated fat is the culprit in fatty liver disease, but a new studypublished in the European Journal of Nutrition comes to a different conclusion.

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July 6, 2017

More on the AHA's Questionable Advice About Coconut Oil

Two weeks ago we published a rebuttal to the American Hearth Association's advisory on saturated fats in which that organization recommended people avoid coconut oil. Since then, numerous articles and commentaries from other natural health resources have been published pointing out flaws in the study methodology that led to the AHA's decision and referencing research data that supports the consumption of coconut oil. 


We believe strongly in the use of coconut oil. It is a healthy, plant-based fat that provides numerous health benefits. If you would like to read more about the subject, this article from The Alliance for Natural Health is a succinct overview of the topic with links to multiple resources that may be of interest.


July 5, 2017

Low-Glycemic Diet for Macular Degeneration

Researchers find that switching from a high to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease by arresting damage to the retina.

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July 3, 2017


Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps.

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June 30, 2017

Resveratrol compound in grapes found to kill cancer stem cells

(Natural News) The answer to preventing colon cancer could be literally dangling in front of you. That is, if you’re in a vineyard. Scientists have recently discovered that grapes could hold the answer to killing colon cancer stem cells.

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June 29, 2017

Increased intake of B vitamins associated with lower breast cancer risk

A study reported in the journal Nutrients revealed an association between a higher intake of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1) and a lower risk of breast cancer among older women. The study also found a decreased risk of the disease in association with greater supplemental intake of thiamin and pyridoxine, as well as with riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), folate and cobalamin (vitamin B12) among women with low or no alcohol intake.

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June 26, 2017

Cooked vs. Raw - How to Slow and Reverse the Aging Process

Incorporating the right foods into your diet and preparing them in a manner that maintains the nutrients can help aid the aging process.

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June 19, 2017

Powerful anti-cancer compound in red onions found to “destroy” cancer tumors

(Natural News) A study published in Food Research International revealed that red onions contain powerful antioxidants that effectively kill cancer cells. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, examined five varieties of onions and tested their anti-cancer compounds against lab-grown colon cancer cells. The health experts found that red onions effectively eliminated colon cancer cells. The team also noted that the “Ruby Ring” was the most potent onion variety to kill the malignant cells.

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June 14, 2017

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.

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June 13, 2017

Low-fat milk raises Parkinson’s risk

Another nail in the coffin of the low-fat foods industry: topping up your tea or coffee with skimmed or low-fat milk increases your chances of developing Parkinson's disease, but using the full-fat variety doesn't have the same health risk.

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June 13, 2017

Prostate cancer test may be doing more harm than good

Men should wait until after the age of 55 before starting PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening for prostate cancer if at all, a new study has concluded.

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June 13, 2017

Elderly are not getting enough quality protein, warns scientific review

(Natural News) The current recommendations on daily protein intake may not be enough for the elderly and critically-ill adults, an analysis in the Frontiers in Nutrition revealed. According to researchers at the McMaster University in Canada, people can find the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) on the nutrition labels of all processed food products.

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June 12, 2017

Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is not only one of the most delicious spices, it also is one of the healthiest.

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June 9, 2017

Study: Manuka Honey Kills More Bacteria Than All Available Antibiotics

 Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics.

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June 8, 2017

Stop taking aspirin to prevent heart disease—it doesn't work

Aspirin is the world's most common just-in-case pill that is supposed to help prevent heart disease—but unless you've already suffered a heart attack, it's not going to have any benefit, new research has discovered.

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June 8, 2017

Pesticides can cause brain damage and organic food is the future, EU report says

Eating food with high levels of pesticides has an adverse effect on the brain, according to a review of existing scientific evidence commissioned by the European Parliament. The MEPs wanted to know whether organic food was healthier than conventionally grown crops and asked experts to look at the relevant research.

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June 7, 2017

Greater vitamin K1 intake associated with decreased cataract risk

A Brief Report appearing in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed a lower risk of cataracts among men and women with a high intake of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone).

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June 6, 2017

Preventing Osteoarthritis by Alerting Metabolism

A new expert review reveals that osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with exercise and a healthy diet.

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June 5, 2017

Can Eating Foods High in Omega 3s Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

(Natural News) A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids — such as salmon, sardines and mackerel — may help keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay by promoting blood flow in brain regions that regulate memory and learning. As part of the study, a team of researchers examined brain scans from 166 people from a psychiatric referral clinic.

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