Author Archives: Dena Schmidt, staff writer

Big pharma scandal: Chinese vaccine maker falsifies data and sells mystery vaccine to children


(NaturalHealth365) Chinese vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co. Ltd. has recently been involved in a shocking big pharma scandal. They are accused of providing false data related to two drugs their company manufactures. The Changsheng Bio-technology company admitted to selling a minimum of 252,600 doses of subpar DPT vaccine to the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. Because of this: over 215,000 ... Read More »

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The ‘Umeboshi Story:’ How Japanese pickled plum has remarkable healing qualities


(NaturalHealth365) Umeboshi plum could be just what you’re searching for. The umeboshi pickled plum brings a myriad of health benefits to offset hangovers, sugar crashes, blood acidity, digestive disorders and even food poisoning. In truth, the umeboshi plum has been characterized as a ‘natural immune system booster’ and used in Japan for centuries.  “Umeboshi” translated in English as, “Japanese salt ... Read More »

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WARNING: Synthetic antidepressants raise the risk of premature death, study reveals


(NaturalHealth365) Antidepressants are supposed to help regulate mood and improve quality of life. However, a relatively new study by a team of researchers led by scientists from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada has found that for some people, antidepressants actually raise the risk of early death. The most common antidepressant drug class is serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. They function ... Read More »

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Horseradish contains powerful cancer-fighting compounds, according to NEW research


(NaturalHealth365) Horseradish is a key flavor in prepared foods such as potato salad, sandwiches and sauces. It can add zest to dips and vegetable dishes. However, research out of the University of Illinois has found eating horseradish can actually help you to inhibit cancer cell growth. How does it work?   This is due to its high content of glucosinolates, which ... Read More »

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Why probiotics are needed for disease prevention as we age


(NaturalHealth365) Evidence of the importance of gut bacteria for immune system health and disease prevention has been presented in study after study, for years! Yet, we see the value of probiotics for gut health often overlooked. Now, research out of University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands is connecting probiotics and ideal gut bacteria balance to healthy aging and disease prevention. ... Read More »

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Zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells, study reveals


(NaturalHealth365) Zinc is the second most prevalent mineral in the human body, second only to iron. It is essential in the production and function of over 300 enzymes and hormones. But, its link to cancer risk is very interesting. For example, research out of the University of Texas at Arlington has found that zinc is integral in cancer prevention, particularly ... Read More »

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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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’


(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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