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- Drinking Only 2 Sugary Sodas per Week Can Cause Cancer
A large study of 60,000 adults in Singapore financed by the U.S. National Cancer Institute revealed that drinking as few as two sugar-sweetened soft drinks per week raises risks for cancer of the pancreas by 87%. People who consumed natural fruit juices instead of sugary sodas did not show higher cancer risks. The study was published today in the scientific journal "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention"...
- Deficiency Of Vitamin-D3 May Lead To Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, Mental Disorders, Kidney Disease, Obesity And Osteoporosis
New research by Harvard University Researchers indicates that Vitamin D3 deficiency may lead to the development of major degenerative disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and even personality disorders like depression, anxiety or bipolar conditions...
- The Bad Smelling Broccoli-Cauliflower-Like Vegetables May Be the Healthiest
Any parent can tell you that the 4 vegetables that are the most difficult to get kids to eat are broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower... and of course dozens of their cousins listed below. All of these vegetables have one thing in common -- they smell like sulphur when they are cooked. In short, they stink. But now scientists say these stinky veggies may help prevent cancer and improve other diseases...
- Pomegranate Fruit Extracts May Help Prevent or Control Diabetes
Pomegranate juice and juice extracts are being proven helpful for type-2 diabetes around the world. Hundreds of human trials and studies of lab animals show that pomegranate supplements (either the juice or extract concentrates) act in ways that are quite similar to many patented drugs to improve control of blood sugar, as well as improve patient's problems...
- Which Diet is Actually the Best or Healthiest?
Research from around the world supports eating a diet largely based on colorful, high fiber vegetables and fruits, with berries, roots, beans, peas, legumes, whole grains and whole nuts, supplemented by many spices like red pepper, turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and herbal teas. Adults should eat from 9 up to 15 total servings of vegetables or fruits per day, servings of about 3 ounces each. That's from 2 to 3 pounds or a kilogram and a half per day of colorful, high fiber fruit, beans, legumes and vegetables...
- Studies Show Cinnamon May Lower Cholesterol, Lower Hypertension, Reduce Blood Sugar
Results of a USDA study showed that daily cinnamon consumption improve many markers of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, including: Mean improvements in blood glucose ranging from 18 to 29%, reductions in triglycerides, from 23 to 30%, reductions in LDL-cholesterol, from 7 to 27%, reduced total cholesterol, from 12 to 26%...
- Resveratrol Slows Ageing, Reduces Inflammation, Improves Many Disease Symptoms in New Lab Studies
Scientists reported that feeding resveratrol, a common nutrient found in grapes, peanuts and some other plants like Japanese knotweed, to worms in the laboratory tended to lengthen their lives by up to 50%, in a way similar to calorie restriction. This exciting news resulted in an explosion of research around the world. Resveratrol was tested in feedings of many lab animals, such as rats and mice. Over the last few years, hundreds of these studies have been produced demonstrating that resveratrol tends to increase lifetimes of these laboratory animals by 30% to 50%...
- Scientists Report GLA Supplements from Black Currants or Borage Oil Extracts Help Arthritis
Victoria University scientists published a study recently of herbal medications that can help relieve pains and joint stiffness of reumatoid arthritis. Among the dietary supplements studied, they found that taking at least 1,400mg GLA per day (about 5 capsules with 300mg of Gamma Linolenic Acid GLA each) showed moderate to strong relief of the symptoms of RA, rheumatoid arthritis. Smaller doses of gamma linolenic acid did not show relief...
- The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts
Nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, brazilnuts, cashews, and even the common peanut, can significantly improve your health. Long ignored by medicine and the FDA, nuts used to get short shrift in a dietitian's office or medical clinic. In fact, some health authorities used to recommend avoiding nuts due to their high fat and high caloric content. As a result, many unhealthy people suffering from metabolic and insulin resistant diseases like atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer and arthritis -- people who we now know needed nuts more than anyone -- failed to include nuts in their diets...
- Fibromyalgia: History, Symptoms, Causes & Recommendations by Natural Health Oriented Physicians and Practitioners
Fibromyalgia, long ignored by the majority of health care providers, has finally entered the mainstream of medical practice. Help is available to people who suffer from this painful and life changing disease. Many physicians now recognize that the condition relates to inflammation, insulin resistance, obesity, chronic fatigue and depression. And, there is encouraging natural help for those who are interested in improving their condition with fewer side effects than traditional methods might produce...
- Balance Omega-6 & Omega-3 Dietary Fats to Save Your Life
The amount and type of fats you eat control your health. Fats control your inflammation, your blood sugar levels, your insulin levels, and your insulin resistance. For 30 years or more, authorities have been telling us to lower our fats, and to eat more 'heart healthy omega-6 vegetable oil.' However, recent research has shown that we've overdone it. We've been eating entirely too much omega-6...
- Counting Calories is Not Necessary in Healthy Diets
We don't suggest, recommend or require counting calories. The type of diet we recommend is the same as followed by all animals in the natural environment. Animals in the wild, real-world environment are never "fat" -- even though they may be surrounded by tons of food. None of these creatures find it necessary to count calories... of course! They eat a natural diet of the food that is available to them. They eat all they want. And, they're never fat. Did you ever wonder about that? The only fat animals and people are those who are caged, limited in their ability to move around their world, and who are also fed an artificial diet? When we return to natural foods that we would eat if we were living in the forest, on the coasts, or on the high plains, guess what -- we become thin again, just like the wild animals...
- Can Watermelon Really Prevent or Treat Erectile Dysfunction
New research on watermelon shows that it contains large amounts of citrulline, which is an amino acid that breaks down into arginine. Arginine releases nitric oxide gas, which relaxes the walls of arteries around the body and lowers blood pressure. This is the primary action of Viagra. The difference between arginine from foods and the little blue pill is that the pill concentrates the nitric oxide around sexual organ tissues, while food-borne arginine simply does the same thing throughout the body. So, if you get enough watermelon all at once, then you may experience some of the same effects as Viagra. But, don't expect miracles. It may take up to 6 cups or more of the juicy summertime treat to produce the desired effects. Your mileage may vary...
- FDA Diabetes Panel Votes 14-to-2 for Heart Disease Risk Testing for New Diabetes Drugs
An impressive panel of health experts voted overwhelmingly on July 2nd to have all new diabetes drugs tested to see if they increase risks of heart attacks. In making this landmark decision, FDA advisors demonstrated an almost unanimous conviction that there may well be increased risks for heart disease, strokes or heart attacks that would be associated with taking drugs for diabetes. Last year Avandia was associated with 43% increased risks for death from heart attacks, and 64% increased deaths from all-cause cardiovascular diseases. New tests for each diabetic drug, if the FDA follows the panel's advice, may take 5 years or more and cost many millions of dollars ...
- FDA Rethinks Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approval Rules, May Require Heart Disease Risk Assessments
When the FDA approves a drug for type 2 diabetes, should risks of heart disease be added to judgements about a drug's ability to help control blood sugar and A1C levels? For the first time in history, an impressive panel of experts will meet in Washington, D.C. beginning July 1st to vote on this important question. What they conclude may decide the fate of many thousands of diabetics throughout the USA for decades to come. If you're a diabetic, your own life may hang in the balance ...
- FDA Cracks Down on Cancer Quacks
This week the FDA sent out official warning letters to 25 companies who sell so-called "natural" treatments for cancer that they are violating the law. The FDA called the letters "Fake cancer cures warning letters"... Can We Still Buy and Consume the Basic Ingredients Anyway? The true natural ingredients themselves have not been banned presently by the FDA. For example some of the products above contained curcumin, which is an extract from the yellow curry spice called commonly turmeric. Can we still buy turmeric or supplements containing the concentrated curcumin extract? So far, yes we can. However the manufacturers cannot make claims about curcumin or turmeric being a cure for cancer (or any other disease). ...
- Which Diet is Best? Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig...
Hundreds of books and programs claim the title of the best diet in one way or another. In view of all of this confusion, lets just drop back and try to get a bit of perspective about what it actually takes to BE HEALTHY, instead of merely just losing weight. Here are 8 lifestyle changes to get and stay healthy, then lose weight...
- Getting Healthy Is Simpler Than You (and Your Doctor) Think
Making only a few changes in your diet and getting a little exercise everyday can lengthen your life, reverse most diseases, reduce aches and pains, improve your mood, help you sleep, and fill you will joy. Reading this little health essay can save your life, and give you more of it...
- Magic Bullet Medicine: How One Man Focused Medicine on Disease Instead of Health
Around 1908, Dr. Paul Erlich changed medical practice by focusing on drug delivery systems for diseases, which he called "magic bullets." This won him the Noble Prize. Medicine has never been the same. Today doctors tend to ignore important lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, focusing their diagnostic approaches to therapies involving primarily only patented medicines. This is because their medical training, medical school curriculae, and their insurance and governmental compensation is centered on prescriptive drug therapies instead of health counseling. Unfortunately, merely counseling is not what a doctor is trained in, and is certainly not what doctors are being paid for by government programs and insurance policies. Lifestyle, exercise and diet counseling? No. Drugs? Yes...
- Bitter Melon: A Powerful Anti-Diabetic Vegetable
Here's an inexpensive naturaly remedy for diabetes that tends to lower blood sugar, lower LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol, eventually helps reduce blood pressure, helps burn fats and lower triglycerides. The only problem is you have to take large doses of it and, like more expensive prescription drugs, it won't completely eliminate diabetic problems. Research demonstrates that patients taking enough Bitter Melon in their diet may expect at least a few percent improvement, and up to 30% in some cases...
- Coffee and Tea Do Not Cause Breast Cancer
Harvard report says caffeine may help cause Fibrocystic Breast Disease, but does not contribute to risks for breast cancer...
- Red Pepper Extract May Cure Type-1 Diabetes
Toronto scientists report injections of capsaicin into pancreas cures diabetes in mice. Are humans next?
- Search 81,710 Studies on Diabetes, by Year
Read latest findings from researchers around the world; newest insights into diabetes; year by year. Just change the year as you wish.
- Green Tea May Help Kill Cancer Cells
Scientists report EGCG active ingredient aids chemotherapy, causes tumor cell death (apoptis), no harm to normal cells.
- Are You at Level 1 Health?
Learn what makes you fat and causes heart disease, cancer, diabetes―what you can do about it.
- Dangers of Fruit Juice for Kids
Drinking 12+ ounces/day of fruit juice makes kids short, fat & causes personality problems.
- How Inflammation Made You Sick
Inflammation-associated diseases are killing up to 73% of all Americans; are you next?
- High Fructose Corn Syrup: The High Cholesterol Connection
Research shows fructose, common in sodas & snacks becomes VLDL cholesterol & triglycerides in minutes, leadng to metabolic syndrome & diabetes.
- Simple Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Cancer
Scientists reveal simple diet & moderate exercise lowers cancer risks.
- Reverse Diabetes in 3 Weeks
UCLA scientists stop type-2 diabetes with daily walking and high-fiber, low-sat-fat diet.
- Vitamin-C Benefits
Recycles vitamin-e up to 20 times, competes with Lp(a) to lower atherosclerotic plaque, fights inflammation & more...
- Vitamin-E Benefits
Gamma & alpha tocopherol lowers risks for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cataracts & more...
- Acetaminophen & Paracetamol Explained
Our comprehensive guide to understanding the way Tylenol® works to reduce pain.
- Bird Flu Research Studies
Read latest scientific studies about H5N1 asian influenza.
- Acne Action Guide
What causes acne & what to do to eliminate pimples.
- Get the Skinny on Fat
New obesity & weight loss info―our overview of weight loss and obesity; the whys and hows.
- Coconut & Palm Oil: Good Saturated Fats
Why medium-chain saturated triglycerides are healthy.
- Vitamin-A Health Benefits
Vitamin-A or beta carotene, boosts immune system, fights infection.
- Vitamin-B6 Health Benefits
Vitamin-B6 or pyridoxine, aids in sleep, anti-inflammation cofactor.
- Vitamin-D Health Benefits
Vitamin-D monitors DNA in cell growth, reduces risks of cancer & osteoporosis...
- Bird Flu Protection
Bird flu prevention―our look at asian influenza H5N1 for 2007.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil Declared Healthiest Cooking Oil...
Better than oils from corn, safflower, sunflower, peanuts, soybeans, linseed, cottonseed and ...
- Acai Berry: The Super Food
Brazil's delicious purple palm fruit is the king of antioxidants.
- Read 27,464 Weight Loss Studies, by Year
Scientific reports about losing weight, obesity and related health problems; year by year.
- Magnesium: Simple But Powerful Health Tool
Studies show magnesium supports 300+ health issues; diabetes, cardio vascular, Alzheimer's, cancer.
- Exercise: How Much is Enough?
Is running better than walking to lose weight? How long?
- Are You Insulin Resistant?
Insulin resistance is behind most cancer, heart disease, strokes, obesity and diabetes. Here's how to reverse it.
- Why Fish Oil Beats Flax Oil
Researchers discover many cannot convert flax oil into EPA due to delta-6 enzyme deficiency.
- Weight Loss: The Big Picture
Fad diets & treatments ignore root causes of weight gain & miss obvious, simple solutions.
- The Silent Revolution in Weight Loss
Help your doctor keep up with the big changes happening in natural health!
- Borage Oil: What it is & Why You Need it
Like fish oil, borage gets around your delta-6 enzyme deficiency & lowers inflammation.
- Lose 85 Pounds, No Calorie Counting
Don't count or measure. Foods to avoid & eat to lose weight, without food cravings.
- Desease Finder: 4,000 Research Links
Quick list of your health issues, conditions, concerns; linked to our large online database of recent peer-reviewed scientific studies.
- Just Say "No" to Noni
Noni may be the last thing you want to add to your diet.
- ADHD, Symptoms & Controversy
Information on causes and possible help for attention deficit hyperactivity dissorder.
- Avoiding Osteoporosis, Naturally
Foods to eat, supplements to take, foods to avoid.
- Guide to Insulin & Diabetes
Our guide to understanding insulin & its role in diabetes.
- Guide to Insulin Resistance & Diabetes
Our guide to understanding diabetes, the metabolic syndrome & some ways to reduce dangerous diabetic symptoms.
- Folic Acid Supplements and Foods
High folate foods & folic acid supplements.
- 250 Natural Health Issues
Our big one-page survey of most up-to-date health concerns.
- Is Bitter Orange Safe for Weight Loss?
The seville orange that flavors Grand Marnier® may help you lose weight, but at what price?
- Deadly Oils: How Trans Fatty Acids Are Killing You
New laws limit the amount of trans fats in your food. Do they go far enough? Read the details...
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