Author Archives: Dena Schmidt, staff writer

Organic city: Portland, Maine bans toxic pesticides on public and private property

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(NaturalHealth365) At the beginning of 2018, the City Council of Portland, Maine decided in a unanimous vote (9-0) to restrict toxic pesticide use in favor of safer organic methods. The decision applies to all lands and yards in the city, both private and public. (Why can’t other cities do this?) It took two and a half years of intense discussion ... Read More »

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Lower blood sugar: Broccoli sprout nutrient reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, study says

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(NaturalHealth365) A Swedish medical team says they have found a natural way to lower blood sugar and battle type 2 diabetes, and you might have some in your refrigerator right now: broccoli. According to the researchers, broccoli sprouts could be a viable treatment option against this chronic disease condition. The Lund University Diabetes Centre of Sweden oversaw the research, which ... Read More »

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Artificial sweeteners increase risk of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, study reveals

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(NaturalHealth365) Research is now showing that artificial sweeteners in diet soda and other foods and beverages could actually be causing the opposite of their intended effect.  Unfortunately, millions of people remain uninformed about how these so-called ‘diet products’ actually contribute to weight gain and obesity risk as well as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, according to Canadian researchers. ... Read More »

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Higher vitamin D levels linked to reduced breast cancer risk

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(NaturalHealth365) Middle to older age women now have even more reason to spend time in the sun and stay vigilant with vitamin D supplementation. A recent research project called the Sister Study has confirmed a link between higher blood serum vitamin D levels and a lower risk of breast cancer. The Sister Study assessed women with a sister who had ... Read More »

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Beets and beet juice offer 9 wonderful health benefits

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(NaturalHealth365) Beets may not be high on your list of favorite foods, but word about the health benefits of beets and beets nutrition is spreading. A study published in Hypertension journal showed that beet juice is as effective as medications for lowering blood pressure, and (best of all) without negative side effects. In fact, drinking beet juice – as part ... Read More »

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Mother claims: Flu shot caused blindness and multiple sclerosis after being forced to vaccinate by her boss

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(NaturalHealth365) A 34-year-old mother of two was rendered blind in one eye for 10 months and diagnosed with a case of multiple sclerosis following a flu shot vaccination. Jennifer Whitney was forced by her employer to get the shot, then fired for missing work after her health complications arose. Jennifer Whitney of Mukilteo, Washington is suffering from horrible flu vaccine ... Read More »

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The link between gut bacteria, diet and chronic liver inflammation

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(NaturalHealth365) A UC Davis Health study has discovered a compelling relationship between liver health and gut bacteria. The study indicates that probiotics and bile acid receptor agonists could be useful in helping to prevent liver inflammation as well as treat and prevent more serious liver diseases. For the study, mice were fed a typical Western diet that was high in ... Read More »

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Better nutrition promotes speedy recovery and decreased costs for hospital patients, research confirms

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(NaturalHealth365) News Flash: Hospitals have just realized that good nutrition is crucial to healing and shorter hospital stays – imagine that! We need to share this story – far and wide. Putting humor aside, recent research by a major hospital system has confirmed some nutritional information that’s already pretty obvious to most health-aware people. (The fact that research was needed ... Read More »

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Flu vaccine effectiveness is far worse than advertised, according to scientific research

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(NaturalHealth365) At drug stores, on billboards and even in grocery stores, we are inundated with messages encouraging us to get a flu vaccine. However, what isn’t advertised is the potential ineffectiveness of the shot as well as its dangerous side effects. Research is now showing that on average the flu vaccine protects less than 60 percent of those who receive ... Read More »

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Acetaminophen during pregnancy damages the development of normal male and female behaviors

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(NaturalHealth365) Acetaminophen has already been linked with a number of health problems, including liver damage. Now, recent research out of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has found another alarming side effect of acetaminophen – if taken during pregnancy: it can inhibit testosterone production and the development of masculinity in the developing baby. For the study, ... Read More »

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Canola oil in the diet accelerates brain damage and increases the risk of dementia

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(NaturalHealth365) Canola oil is one of the most popular vegetable oils in the world. However, many integrative healthcare providers are sounding the alarm about this seemingly harmless oil. And, as you already know, “popular” doesn’t always mean it’s healthy for us. For example, a new study out of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and published in ... Read More »

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Chemotherapy found to damage brain health and cause memory loss

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(NaturalHealth365) Among the many side effects of chemotherapy, brain damage – including memory loss – can be the most disturbing result from treatment.  In fact, new research is verifying this chemotherapy side effect in men who receive this form of ‘therapy’ for cancer. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Aarhus BSS and Aarhus University Hospital in ... Read More »

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