Author Archives: Dena Schmidt, staff writer

Stunning study: Processed foods destroy gut bacteria and diversity, leading to tragic results

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(NaturalHealth365) While most people are aware of the health hazards of eating too many processed foods, conventional ‘wisdom’ would have us believe that the connection between our diet and disease is more “complex,” than it really is. For example, an experiment has made a clear connection between processed foods and their impact on gut bacteria levels. Keep in mind, we ... Read More »

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Eating lentils can lower blood sugar levels by more than 20 percent and prevent cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) Replacing starchy carbohydrates like rice and potatoes with lentils could have a significantly positive effect on your health. A recent study out of the University of Guelph has found incredible benefits – in terms of balancing blood sugar levels, and other studies have shown lentils can help to prevent cancer. Even swapping out half of a portion of typical ... Read More »

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Overlooked source of toxic BPA enters the human body within seconds

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(NaturalHealth365) Many health conscious consumers do everything possible to avoid the use of food containers and plastic bottles that contain the endocrine disruptor – bisphenol, or BPA.  However, often overlooked, if you accept a receipt from the cashier – while you’re shopping or dining out – you’re still being exposed to BPA. (and the effect may surprise you!) A recent ... Read More »

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Premature gray hair linked to nutritional deficiencies

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(NaturalHealth365) Most everyone expects they will get gray hair in their later years. However, some individuals see their first gray hairs well before middle age – in their 20s and 30s. Some have even found gray hairs while still in high school.  So, the question remains: what does research tell us about the connection between dietary issues and gray hair? ... Read More »

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Exercise alone can improve gut bacteria and decrease the risk of bowel cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) Science has established the importance of an ideal balance of gut bacteria for numerous aspects of health, including ideal digestion and nutrition as well as immune system health. Now, two studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found that the simple act of exercise can change the composition of the ... Read More »

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Conventional apples are drenched with a TOXIC chemical to keep them looking ‘fresh’

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(NaturalHealth365) Non-organic apples are almost always at the top of Environmental Working Group “dirty dozen” list due to their alarmingly high content of pesticides. On average, they have 4.4 detectable residues of pesticides, and in some cases at very high concentrations. However, at least one of these chemicals is entirely unnecessary and the reason of its usage is shocking! Most ... Read More »

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Obesity makes breast cancer cells more aggressive

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(NaturalHealth365) We already know that obesity diminishes health in a number of ways. Now the increased spread of breast cancer can be added to that list. Research out of Heidelberg University Hospital and Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) has yielded some enlightening discoveries. During their research, the European scientists found that obesity causes cytokines to be released into ... Read More »

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Milk thistle extract demonstrates potent activity against liver cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) The compound silibinin, a flavonoid in milk thistle, has shown extremely promising activity against human liver cancer, according to University of California, Irvine researchers. Both silibinin and silymarin are highly bioactive milk thistle compounds that are already linked with offering protection for the liver against damage from alcohol and drug use. Now silibinin is showing promise in protecting against ... Read More »

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High blood sugar levels linked to progression of Alzheimer’s disease

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(NaturalHealth365) A “tipping point” at a molecular level has been found connecting Alzheimer’s disease and high blood sugar levels. Researchers from the University of Bath and Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, King’s College London have determined excess glucose due to overindulging in processed sugars can damage a vital enzyme related to inflammation in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. ... Read More »

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Breast milk offers natural protection from bacterial infections

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(NaturalHealth365) A new study out of Vanderbilt University has determined a complex mixture of proteins, sugars and fats in breast milk offers effective protection against a range of bacterial infections in nursing babies. The researchers found the benefits of breastfeeding to be remarkable including, the delivery of antibacterial substances – which are not present in infant formula and other alternatives ... Read More »

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Healthy diet lowers risk of cancer patient death up to 65 percent, new research finally figures it out

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(NaturalHealth365) What most people have known their whole lives is now being verified by formal research. A healthy diet loaded with plenty of organic (chemical free) fruits and vegetables can make all the difference in the world, according to University of Florida researchers. And, in terms of lowering the risk of cancer, nothing could be more powerful – on a ... Read More »

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49 toxic pesticides found on popular fruit, sample testing reveals

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(NaturalHealth365) Testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed levels of pesticides and toxic chemicals on non-organic food such as pears have increased at an alarming rate in recent years.  This has put pears on to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) “Dirty Dozen” of the types of produce that are the most contaminated with toxic chemicals and pesticide residue. ... Read More »

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