Nutrition News

How taurine deficiency can cause brain shrinkage, anxiety and depression

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(NaturalHealth365) Although you may not have heard of taurine, a lack of this important amino acid could result in a whole host of serious health problems. Taurine has been linked to brain function, heart and kidney function, and mental wellness, among other health conditions. Because symptoms are so broad, it’s possible to suffer from a taurine deficiency and not even ... Read More »

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The true connection between soy products and breast cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) Soy has been a highly controversial food among the health community for many years, primarily because of its estrogen-like effects in the body. Some tout it for its health benefits, including high protein and fiber content, as well as a slew of essential amino acids. However, soy also contains isoflavones, which are used by some women as a natural ... Read More »

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Research shows direct link between poor nutrition and behavioral disorders

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(NaturalHealth365) Numerous studies have shown that behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior are directly linked with poor nutrition. While junk food seems to foster behavioral issues in both children and adults, good nutrition consistently leads to a more balanced mood and increased overall wellbeing. For example, ‘something radical’ happened to students at Appleton Central High School in Wisconsin, when they made ... Read More »

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Gut bacteria linked to cognitive function

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(NaturalHealth365) Everyone has experienced memory lag from time to time, but many people report feeling ‘brain fog’ on a near chronic basis. The problem used to be a complaint commonly associated with age or lifestyle factors like stress or sleep deprivation. However, a study from UCLA found that even young people are affected by poor memory, with approximately 1 in ... Read More »

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Calorie restriction can slash your risk of disease by half

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people are aware of the benefits of calorie restriction and an anti-aging diet, but did you know that taking these steps can actually stimulate and activate your longevity gene? A startling number of Americans are eating too many calories, and it isn’t just visibly overweight persons. Even people who look lean and otherwise healthy may be eating more ... Read More »

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Bone density alert: Are calcium supplements increasing your breast cancer risk?

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(NaturalHealth365)  Most people think that calcium supplementation will help to improve bone density and reduce the risk of disease.  But, quite frankly, the opposite is true.  In fact, this ‘therapy’ for poor bone density increases the risk of cancer. Did you know that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women, second only to cardiovascular issues, such ... Read More »

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Zinc protects prostate cells by acting as a tumor suppressor

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Prevent Cancer by increasing your zinc intake! (NaturalHealth365) According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is currently the most common cancer in America (not accounting for skin cancers). Unfortunately, it is also the leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the U.S. In fact, 1 in every 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point ... Read More »

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Cholesterol: An unjustified bad rap

(NaturalHealth365) For years, cholesterol in general – and “bad,” or LDL cholesterol in particular – has gotten a bad rap in the media, taking much of the blame for American’s current heart disease epidemic. But not all scientists agree that cholesterol deserves its reputation; in fact, multiple studies indicate that the links between cholesterol and heart disease may be exaggerated, ... Read More »

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6 probiotic foods to improve digestion and immunity

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(NaturalHealth365) Probiotics are foods that help build the population of healthy bacteria in the gut. Why is this so important to human health? Because poor digestive health leads to a wide range of health issues from allergies to many forms of cancer. Antibiotics kill healthy bacteria. As a healthy adult, we are supposed to carry around 3 – 4 pounds ... Read More »

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