Author Archives: Dena Schmidt, staff writer

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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Daily tomato consumption helps to LOWER the risk of skin cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) In an item that belongs in the “eat more fruits and vegetables” file, researchers have recently found that daily tomato consumption can help to reduce skin cancer risk and tumor growth. This is likely due to the lycopene content of tomatoes, say scientists from Ohio State University. The researchers fed one group of mice a diet consisting of 10 ... Read More »

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MSG in food shown to threaten liver health

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(NaturalHealth365) MSG, short for monosodium glutamate, is a food additive known for its ability to ‘enhance’ flavor. But, at what cost to our health? Recent research is clearly telling us that MSG can be quite dangerous to liver health, contributing to both obesity and liver dysfunction. While many people only associate MSG with Asian restaurant food, the truth is that ... Read More »

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Chronic disease caused by undiagnosed oral infections

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(NaturalHealth365) For about a century now, prominent researchers have been attesting to the fact that an alarming number of incidents of chronic disease are the result of periodontal disease, dental infections and other oral health problems. These researchers have included such esteemed names as Westin Price, DDS, Charles Mayo, MD and Martin Fischer, MD. Truth be told: oral infections, particularly ... Read More »

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Kidney stones can be avoided by drinking lemonade

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(NaturalHealth365) The pain of passing a kidney stone has been described as on par with natural childbirth. However, urologists are increasingly prescribing an accessible natural remedy for kidney stones: lemonade. Citric acid-rich lemon juice in the form of lemonade has proven highly effective in preventing kidney stones or slowing their formation substantially. Medical professionals like Roger L. Sur, MD, director ... Read More »

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Loneliness shown to damage the heart muscle and cause premature death

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(NaturalHealth365) A Danish study completed this past May found that nearly half of Americans feel alone – this despite technological innovations ‘connecting us’ like never before in history. To make matters even more disturbing: these feelings of loneliness are being linked to an increased risk of heart problems and premature death. For the research, the scientists from Denmark assessed 13,463 ... Read More »

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Exercise linked to brain cell growth and improved memory

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(NaturalHealth365) In addition to all the other health benefits of exercise, it could also help to give you a better memory. New research out of the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland has shown that exercise helps with preserving brain cells and preventing loss of memory, cognitive issues and general memory problems. In the Finnish study, aerobic activity in particular was ... Read More »

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