Author Archives: Lori Alton, staff writer

Alzheimer’s disease projected to bankrupt Medicare

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(NaturalHealth365) By 2050, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 13.8 million Americans will be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. That prediction will have a devastating effect on families and caregivers who will be affected by this growing health crisis.  In fact, one of the biggest problems linked to Alzheimer’s is rarely mentioned in the media. Current costs for Alzheimer’s care and other ... Read More »

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Pomegranates prevent neuroinflammation related to dementia

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(NaturalHealth365) Could something as simple and natural as pomegranates be effective in preventing dementia? Science is showing that a component found in this little red fruit – long prized for its nutritional profile and antioxidant properties – could reduce the risk of dementia. Pomegranates contain an impressive array of fiber, vitamins, minerals and useful plant compounds. But pomegranates are also ... Read More »

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Toxic nail polish chemicals found in women’s bodies, researchers say

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(NaturalHealth365) The nail polish market is booming. The industry estimates that about one-third of the women in the U.S. have at least 25 bottles of nail polish in their homes, and the industry is raking in about $770 million a year in sales with no decline in sight. But few women realize their use of this popular beauty product is ... Read More »

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FDA warns that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause permanent nerve damage

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(NaturalHealth365) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently came out with a stronger warning against a popular class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.  Unfortunately, this warning is too late for patients already suffering from permanent side effects caused by this dangerous category of antibiotics. Sold under the brand names Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox, fluoroquinolone antibiotics are taken by an estimated ... Read More »

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Magnesium lowers risk of type 2 diabetes and sudden cardiac death

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(NaturalHealth365) Taking magnesium can help to reduce the risks of some of the most prevalent – and dangerous – health concerns threatening heart health and longevity. Research reveals that magnesium deficiency has now been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes as well as coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Heart disease remains the number one cause ... Read More »

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Buyer beware: Common laxative has antifreeze chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) A popular laxative continues to be wrongly and widely prescribed, despite a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about its primary ingredient – which has been linked to “neuropsychiatric events.”  At the time it issued the warning a few years ago, the FDA declared no further action was necessary. (truth is stranger than fiction) MiraLAX and its ... Read More »

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Vitamin B3 reduces the risk of skin cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine offers new hope to those at high risk of developing the most common types of skin cancer. The study found that a form of vitamin B3 significantly decreased the chance of high-risk patients developing non-melanoma skin cancer. Nicotinamide, the active form of vitamin B3, was found to reduce the rate ... Read More »

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Silent epidemic: Early onset dementia is on the rise

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s a frightening fact: the number of non-elderly diagnosed with dementia is on the rise. Defined as striking people younger than 65, early onset dementia can take form as a range of brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or brain infections. While devastating at any age, dementia is particularly overwhelming when it strikes those ... Read More »

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Antibiotics can stop the growth of new brain cells and impair memory

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s long been known that antibiotics cause problems in the gut, disrupting the population of healthy microorganisms, increasing vulnerability to a variety of infectious diseases. But evidence is now emerging that antibiotics, with the ability to kill gut bacteria, also have the ability to stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus – the area of the ... Read More »

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Organic strawberries shown to stop cancer cell growth

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(NaturalHealth365) Strawberries are a summertime favorite, prized for their sweet flavor. But research shows these berries may be delivering even more than meets the eye.  It’s worth noting that berries have been studied extensively for their potential cancer-fighting capabilities. Swedish researchers have found that extract from organic strawberries are particularly effective at stopping the growth of cancer cells. The organic ... Read More »

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Consuming too many calories may be damaging your health

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(NaturalHealth365) Ready access to an abundance of food could be accelerating the aging process and shortening your life.  Simply put, eating too many calories per day can trigger premature death.  In truth, the scientific evidence is clear, calorie restriction (CR) is one of the most effective ways to extend life and combat the negative effects of aging. Conservatively speaking, an ... Read More »

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Memory loss protection from algae, says researchers

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(NaturalHealth365) Could a tiny plant truly help to protect brain cells and guard against memory loss? That’s the conclusion emerging as researchers learn more about the benefits of algae and how it can work as a powerful antioxidant, reaching inner depths of the brain. The critical component found in algae – a carotenoid known as astaxanthin – has been shown ... Read More »

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