Author Archives: Dena Schmidt, staff writer

Depression, anxiety, and PTSD get reduced by spending time in nature


(NaturalHealth365) Everyone knows how good it feels to be in a natural environment. Now scientific research is proving the strong relationship between spending (more) time in nature and feeling less depression and anxiety. This is particularly important for those suffering with PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. A study by the Institute for European environmental Policy (IEEP) found that persons living close ... Read More »

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Air freshener gases causes car to explode


(NaturalHealth365) Gases from a car air freshener recently caused a car to explode in the UK. The automobile, a Ford Focus hatchback, was parked in a B&Q car park in Essex at the time. This unexpected explosion reportedly blew off the doors and roof of the car, injuring one person. While the person’s injuries were said to be minor, this ... Read More »

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Eating citrus fruits lowers risk of dementia by 23 percent, study finds


(NaturalHealth365) New research is indicating that eating more oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits could help to offset the effects of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia. The research was conducted by scientists at Tohuku University in Japan. Keep in mind (no pun intended), that these benefits of eating citrus fruits were found to be substantial. In fact, there was as ... Read More »

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Mild exercise found to trigger anti-inflammatory cellular response


(NaturalHealth365) Most people are already aware of the many benefits of exercise. It’s essential for bone, muscle and heart health. It helps with weight control, boosts mood and contributes to immune system functioning and longevity. But, is ‘mild exercise’ good enough? New research is showing that mild (easy-to-do) exercise benefits also include positive anti-inflammatory effects. These findings have exciting implications ... Read More »

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Best essential oils for a toothache or gum disease


(NaturalHealth365) Studies have established that oral health is foundational to overall health. But, unfortunately, most conventionally-trained dentist (and the general public) remain uninformed about how essential oils can help. You see, bacteria and decay in the mouth, left unaddressed, can stress out the immune system and lead to serious health problems within the heart, liver, kidneys and other vital organs. ... Read More »

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BPA free substitute bisphenol S INCREASES the growth of breast cancer cells


(NaturalHealth365) Bisphenol A (BPA) is a component of the strong, clear plastics used in the food packaging industry. However, the majority of over 1,000 studies of the chemical show its link to numerous health problems including increased risk of cancer, impaired brain development and cardiovascular issues. BPA can also contribute to obesity, depressed immune system functioning and mood disorders. It ... Read More »

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7 safe and natural anti-inflammatory supplements


(NaturalHealth365) To overcome inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint and muscle conditions demands that we eventually adapt healthy dietary changes and the addition of anti-inflammatory supplements (as needed) to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms.  And, while millions of people tend to merely take drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – they are often linked to unwanted side effects. ... Read More »

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New study: 10 portions of fruits and vegetables dramatically lower risk of disease and premature death


(NaturalHealth365) When it comes to the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, we all sense that “more is better.” However, new research is confirming that we should be eating double the current recommended dietary guidelines in order to reap the benefits of antioxidants. Higher amounts also increase the body’s ability to fight and prevent disease. Scientists from the Imperial College ... Read More »

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Flu ALERT: Excess sugar depresses immunity and fuels viral replication


(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that eating certain kinds of sugar can raise your risk of catching the influenza virus? Chances are, you’ll never hear this information from a conventionally-trained physician. (But, it’s true) Most people are aware of the health risks of sugar and simple carbohydrates. The rise in glucose levels can lead to diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, and ... Read More »

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Protect your liver health naturally with probiotics


(NaturalHealth365) An imbalance of gut bacteria in the digestive system contributes to numerous ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, cognitive issues, immune system suppression and even cancer. But, that’s not all: recent research is now showing that a gut imbalance can also have a negative impact on liver health. The presence of certain bacteria and ... Read More »

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Artificial sweeteners linked to the accumulation of fat and obesity


(NaturalHealth365) Many people seek out products with artificial sweeteners such as diet soda to help cut calories and maintain ideal weight. Unfortunately, it turns out that artificially sweetened products can have quite the opposite effect. Despite their intent, one of the main disturbing artificial sweetener side effects is the accumulation of fat and unwanted weight gain. Consumption of large amounts ... Read More »

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Chronic disease linked to the use of everyday plastic products


(NaturalHealth365) A new study has added to the mounting pile of evidence that phthalates in plastic food packaging can cause chronic disease. Researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the University of Adelaide have further substantiated these findings. In this recent study, about 1,500 male participants were assessed for phthalates in their systems. Urine samples revealed ... Read More »

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