Author Archives: Lori Alton, staff writer

High cortisol increases the risk of disease and premature death

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(NaturalHealth365) In a stress response, the body prepares to meet a sudden crisis by releasing a burst of cortisol and other adrenal hormones.  This “fight or flight” physical reaction is helpful when it comes to surviving an emergency – but when the stress is chronic and unrelenting, the response itself becomes a threat to your health. The devastating effects of ... Read More »

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Heartburn drugs linked to kidney damage in 50 percent of patients with no warning signs

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(NaturalHealth365) Heartburn drugs like, Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec are being consumed by up to 50 percent of all Americans suffering from acid reflux – and with big pharma pushing these ‘remedies’ – it’s no wonder why these medications have become household names. Currently, over 15 million Americans have prescriptions for these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – which are intended to ... Read More »

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25 powerful breast cancer fighting foods

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(NaturalHealth365) With the odds of developing breast cancer standing at 1 in 8, the disease is currently the leading cancer among women in the United States – claiming the lives of over 40,000 women in 2013 alone. Epidemiologist Dr. Hannah Weir of the CDC predicts that by 2020 breast cancer will be second only to prostate cancer in leading the ... Read More »

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Low fiber diet found to cause irreversible damage to gut bacteria over generations

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(NaturalHealth365) For 95 percent of human evolutionary history, we have been “hunter-gatherers,” consuming copious quantities of plant-based fiber along with meats and fats. But the advent of industrialization – and the primacy of highly processed and “fast” foods – has caused our consumption of fiber to plummet.  Now, an animal study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has disturbing ... Read More »

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7 causes of age-related cognitive decline

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(NaturalHealth365) “Senior moments.” We’ve all heard of them, or even experienced a few ourselves – those small mental glitches that are annoying, but not significant enough to interfere with daily life. Inevitably, normal aging brings some loss in cognitive function – usually involving lapses in memory, a reduced ability to maintain focus, and decreased problem-solving capacity.  But, it’s the more ... Read More »

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How fasting kills cancer cells and improves immune function

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(NaturalHealth365) According to recent research, intermittent fasting – the practice of doing without solid food, often for 20 to 30 hours at a time – has a surprisingly beneficial effect on health. Studies have shown that fasting boosts the immune system, promotes the growth of new neurons, reduces side effects in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, eases autoimmune disorders and even ... Read More »

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Is organic farmed salmon healthier than standard farmed salmon?

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(NaturalHealth365) For people trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the phrase “organic salmon” has an appealing ring to it. Salmon is the darling of nutritionists and physicians, and for good reason – this cold-water fish is packed with high-quality protein, beneficial fatty acids and vitamins.  And, if it’s “organic,” as well?  (Sounds like a health bonanza!) Not so fast. It ... Read More »

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Pharmaceutical drug supply chain a giant mess and threatens millions of lives

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(NaturalHealth365)  Are your pharmaceutical drugs safe?  An astonishing 88 percent of all drug prescriptions in the United States are now dispensed as generic medications – a move that is, for the most part, generally accepted by many American consumers. For over 25 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been assuring the public that cheaper generic drugs are ... Read More »

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12 ways anthocyanins lower risk for chronic disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Anthocyanins are a group of natural plant pigments found in vividly colored fruits and vegetables in the red/orange or purple/blue color spectrum. Produced in plants to protect against harsh temperatures, drought, ultraviolet light and infection, these flavonoids can offer powerful health benefits to humans as well. Researchers are crediting anthocyanins with a laundry list of disease-fighting effects – including ... Read More »

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Sulforaphane stops cancer and promotes detoxification

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(NaturalHealth365) According to Breastcancer.org, an estimated 255,180 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2017 alone. One in 8 women – or 12 percent – will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives. And, cancer of all types constitutes the No.2 leading cause of death in the country – ... Read More »

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Magnesium deficiency increases your risk of dying from any cause

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(NaturalHealth365) It is no secret that magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, is indispensable for many biochemical functions. But it is only recently that researchers are discovering the relationship between a magnesium deficiency and a shorter life. Recent research has shown that higher magnesium is not only linked with decreased risk of death from all causes, ... Read More »

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How high dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

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(NaturalHealth365) Natural health experts have long maintained that vitamin C can fight cancer – if given in sufficiently large doses. But it is sometimes difficult to achieve the high blood concentration that is necessary for it to be effective. Now, a new form of vitamin C is correcting that frustrating problem – and proving to be a game-changer.  Liposomal vitamin ... Read More »

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