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Piceatannol aids weight management, helps prevent obesity, found in red grapes and wine

(NaturalNews) Obesity is threatening the health and lives of nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population, and indicators of this epidemic are continuing to affect even more men, women and children and place a significant burden on an already failing health...

Vitamin D hailed in the fight against heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes

(NaturalNews) Scientific research bodies extolling the amazing virtues of the prohormone vitamin D have been published in rapid succession to explain the preventive mechanism shown to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease....

Diabetes and high blood pressure dramatically increase risk of brain damage and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) Millions of people are unaware of the devastating effects posed by elevated blood pressure and diabetes as they progress through middle age and into their senior years. Making matters worse, many of these same individuals are unaware that...

Green tea compound again validated in the fight against cancer development

(NaturalNews) In matters of health and disease prevention, few things strike as much fear for many people as a diagnosis of cancer. This is especially true in the case of pancreatic cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease that has a survival...

Forget the hot dogs and cold cuts - processed meats boost heart failure risk by more than 25 percent

(NaturalNews) Heart failure incidence is escalating at an alarming rate and now affects more than six million men and women in the US, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. It is a problem caused by years of elevated blood pressure...

Inadequate vitamin C levels boost risk of most deadly type of stroke by nearly 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable...

More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

(NaturalNews) It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids...

More bad news for sugar - Research confirms it is a leading cause of heart disease

(NaturalNews) Just in case you needed yet another reason to stay away from added dietary sugar sources, nutritional scientists now confirm that our obsession with consuming sweets is killing us by dramatically increasing risk of death from cardiovascular...

Fruits, veggies and vitamin E combine to slash risk of stroke and premature death

(NaturalNews) Nutrition researchers have written volumes over the past decade to clearly demonstrate how foods eaten in their natural and unprocessed states, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can significantly cut the risk of virtually all chronic...

Enjoy your salad with olive oil and a watermelon snack to naturally lower blood pressure

(NaturalNews) A staggering number of people from all walks of life have little comprehension of how very small increases in resting blood pressure over the course of years and decades promote cardiovascular disease, stroke and an early death. Often referred...

Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease risk by 40 percent as we age

(NaturalNews) It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable...

Could the key to Alzheimer 's disease prevention be as simple as eating strawberries?

(NaturalNews) Two decades of dedicated research has clearly revealed that dementia and specifically the dreaded diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or even halted by making lifestyle modifications toward a natural food diet that excludes...

Seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower all-cause risk of death more than 40 percent

(NaturalNews) Nutrition scientists have been promoting the effects of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables in their natural form for the better part of the last two decades, touting the plethora of protective flavonoids and fiber provided by these...

Dark chocolate demonstrated to improve cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation

(NaturalNews) Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the US and most western cultures, despite the overwhelming volumes of evidence that clearly demonstrate how this killer develops as a result of poor diet, lack of physical...

High-protein diet in middle age doubles risk of early death, quadruples cancer risks

(NaturalNews) There is an abundance of advice from a wide range of nutrition experts, physicians and the American Medical Association that provide guidance on the best diet to prevent almost every chronic disease, aid weight loss and prevent an early...

New risk factor for Alzheimer's disease revealed: Are you getting a good night's sleep?

(NaturalNews) Extensive research over the past twenty years has repeatedly shown that Alzheimer's dementia is largely the result of a variety of lifestyle factors that promote the development of amyloid plaques and tau proteins in the brain that usher...

Well done and overcooked meats greatly raise the risk of developing dementia and diabetes

(NaturalNews) Scientists have known for the better part of the past decade that cooking meats with high heat and grilling or barbequing dramatically increases the risk of developing colon cancer, as the heterocyclic amines that occur with overcooking...

Optimal cholesterol ratios not only good for the heart, but also lower Alzheimer's disease risk

(NaturalNews) Volumes of current research now clearly demonstrate that Alzheimer's disease, though influenced to a small degree by genetic predisposition, is largely caused by a confluence of lifestyle indiscretions over the course of one's early and...

Go nuts to significantly lower risk of obesity and diabetes, and aid your weight management strategy

(NaturalNews) A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally...

Better than any prescription drug: Omega-3 fats slash the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated...

Who knew flavonoids from tea, berries and grapes protect against developing diabetes?

(NaturalNews) Amazingly, among the many thousands of those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each day, very few realize that this disease can shorten normal lifespans by as much as 10 to 15 years when left unchecked and dramatically lower quality...

Omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of mini-strokes and brain abnormalities as we age by 40 percent

(NaturalNews) Strokes, mini-strokes or infarcts and vascular dementia, along with heart disease, account for one in three deaths each year. Expert analysis shows that nearly 200,000 of these deaths are fully preventable by following simple lifestyle...

Eating meat and ignoring tomatoes is shown to have a dramatic effect on cancer incidence

(NaturalNews) If you were to ask the vast majority of young and middle-aged adults if the type of foods they regularly consume had any effect on their risk of developing a host of different forms of cancer, most would indicate a passive ignorance, as...

Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent

(NaturalNews) You may think that scientific validation of daily raw nut consumption lowering your risk of death from all causes by a whopping 20 percent would send a shock wave throughout the medical community and produce headlines on every major network...

Five lifestyle behaviors lower dementia risk by 60 percent, way more than any drug or allopathic advice

(NaturalNews) As we approach an epidemic in the number of newly diagnosed cases of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, irrefutable evidence continues to emerge supporting the science behind following simple lifestyle modifications to dramatically...

You need this super mineral to prevent colon cancer and improve brain health

(NaturalNews) Decline in memory and normal thought processes, as well as increased risk for digestive cancers are ever present on the minds of many aging adults. Degenerative brain health leading to Alzheimer's dementia and a lifetime of poor diet precipitate...

Blueberries not only taste great but dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes

(NaturalNews) New cases of diabetes continue to increase at an exponential rate, as the list of biomarkers collectively known as metabolic syndrome (MetS risk factors include obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and elevated blood pressure...

Here's another way processed meats may increase colon cancer risks

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that is rapidly increasing among those who consume a traditional Western-style diet, which has previously been shown to dramatically raise disease incidence due to a lack of fiber...

Choosing a Mediterranean diet increases odds of living to an old age by more than 40 percent

(NaturalNews) It may come as no big surprise to many followers of natural health practices that eating a diet largely void of sugar, refined and processed carbohydrates and protein sources as well as hydrogenated fats can help to promote a healthy lifestyle...

Little-known form of vitamin D holds key to Alzheimer's disease prevention

(NaturalNews) A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is a significant fear for the vast majority of adults over the age of 50, as this memory-robbing illness continues to strike aging Americans at an ever increasing rate. The cost to care for Alzheimer's...

Grape seed extract provides a natural treatment option for colorectal cancer

(NaturalNews) Colorectal cancer cases continue to grow among men and women in the U.S., largely fueled by a diet of processed convenience foods and a sedentary lifestyle void of regular exercise. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer...

Resveratrol lowers caloric intake to aid weight management and extend natural lifespan

(NaturalNews) Nutritional researchers are continually examining naturally occurring compounds to determine their potential impact on human health. A number of nutrients have been found to provide critical antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support for...

Study shows that walking can lower breast cancer risk in women by at least 14 percent

(NaturalNews) As the incidence of breast cancer in American women continues to escalate at an unacceptable rate, millions of unsuspecting individuals remain fully unaware that they are able to dramatically mitigate the risk of this devastating illness...

Vitamin D prevents arterial plaque in diabetics to lower heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) Diabetics' risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans...

Study finds a high-protein, high-fat breakfast lowers blood sugar and risk of developing diabetes

(NaturalNews) Alternative nutrition researchers and practitioners have postulated that a large breakfast, moderate lunch and small-portion dinner is an important key to weight loss and optimal health maintenance. Excess calories, especially in the form...

Flavonoids from red grapes and blueberries synergistically boost immune response

(NaturalNews) For the past decade, nutrition scientists have known that certain whole foods that are consumed in their natural and unprocessed forms promote vibrant health by stimulating the innate immune response system, while virtually all refined...

Whole fruit consumption is shown to lower risk of developing diabetes by nearly 25 percent

(NaturalNews) The startling statistics show that close to 30 million men, women and children currently suffer the devastating effects of a diabetes diagnosis, as the disease affects nearly ten percent of the US population. Even more sobering, health...

Green tea polyphenols again shown to dramatically lower risk of breast and prostate cancers

(NaturalNews) The scientific evidence in support of the cancer-fighting benefits of consuming green tea and standardized extracts of green tea polyphenols is overwhelming. The ancient Chinese have known the healing properties of sipping green tea for...

Curcumin supplementation is shown to halt the progression of diabetes in pre-diabetics

(NaturalNews) Curcumin, the native Indian spice derived from turmeric has been touted for decades as a powerful tool in the fight against cancer development and progression, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disorders due to its natural antioxidant...

Green tea antioxidants improve memory, cognition and spatial awareness

(NaturalNews) Natural health enthusiasts have known for years that a fresh brewed cup of green tea provides an antioxidant punch that lowers the risk of developing many deadly lines of cancer, lowers the risk of developing dementia and can even boost...

Chocolate may prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's dementia

(NaturalNews) There is little doubt that the gradual decline in memory and cognitive function that can be the first signs of impending dementia and Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious health problems facing millions of aging adults in most...

Mediterranean-style low carb diet lowers diabetes risk by 20 percent

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose circulating in the blood and an inefficiency of insulin to usher the sugar into the cells and muscles where it can be used to fuel metabolic processes or be converted to triglycerides and...

Vitamin D alters genetic expression to shield against bladder cancer

(NaturalNews) New cases of bladder cancer are slowly rising in the U.S., as the disease will be diagnosed in 75,000 new cases this year. Bladder cancer will kill 15,000 people this year, and the incidence is three times more prevalent in men than women....

Another benefit from eating a Mediterranean-style diet: Lowered risk of suffering a devastating stroke

(NaturalNews) In a manner similar to other vascular afflictions, the risk of succumbing to a potentially fatal or disabling stroke is largely dependent on lifestyle factors, most notably, diet. Vascular dysfunction, which sets the stage for a stroke...

Daily multivitamin shown to lower risk of cancer in men

(NaturalNews) The medical profession has vilified the use of supplemental vitamins and minerals for decades, as the American Medical Association prefers administering prescription pharmaceuticals to promoting optimal nutrition to prevent disease. In...

Multi-modal effects of green tea combine to combat disease and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) For centuries, the Chinese have understood the healing nature of green tea. Only recently have we come to understand that the lightly fermented tea leaves used to brew green tea are endowed with a special class of flavonoid known as Epigallocatechin...

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to help prevent skin cancer lines

(NaturalNews) Despite the ridiculous pharmaceutical-sponsored reports that omega-3 fats and fish oils increase the incidence of certain cancers, including those of the breast and prostate, scientifically validated research studies continue to confirm...

Do you consume too much copper? Copper from diet linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Over the past 50 to 100 years, the incidence of new Alzheimer's disease cases have remained relatively low, partly due to poor diagnostic techniques, but to a much larger extent, because the root dietary and lifestyle practices that precipitate...

Bioactive compounds found in green tea and red wine halt Alzheimer's disease progression

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an unnatural accumulation of amyloid plaque aggregates around nerve synapses that block the transmission of electrical and chemical transmitters that allow the brain to retain a high level of cognitive...

Avocado helps mediate the inflammatory effect of grilled meats to lower risk of heart disease

(NaturalNews) Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates and especially grilled meats such as hamburger immediately raises damaging levels of inflammation throughout the body, prompted by the release of the protein Interleukin-6...

Scientists zero in on red meat nutrient that promotes heart disease

(NaturalNews) A scientific finding that red meat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and a heart attack early in life would not normally qualify as breaking news. Researchers have theorized for more than two decades that eating red...

Abdominal fat stores found to be a trigger for heart disease and cancer development

(NaturalNews) There is a well established cause and effect relationship between overweight and obesity, specifically abdominal fat stores and the development of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Recent research studies have shown that...

Moderate and regular physical activity shown better than any drug to lower Alzheimer's disease risk

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease recently escalated to become the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as five million people presently live with the disease, causing an estimated 210 billion dollars in health care costs each year. Amazingly, one...

Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA switches off cellular inflammation to slash chronic disease risk

(NaturalNews) Medical researchers have become increasingly aware that many chronic illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease and cancer to dementia and arthritis are fueled by excess cellular inflammation. Systemic inflammation creates an environment...

Diet and sweetened drinks increase risk of depression by 30 percent

(NaturalNews) The number of newly diagnosed cases of clinical depression continues to rise at an alarming rate, as the illness results in countless lost work hours and increases risk of early mortality from suicide or violence. The current approach is...

Scientists discover exact mechanism for how broccoli and crucifers fight deadly cancers

(NaturalNews) Scientists have been mounting evidence to support the cancer-fighting abilities associated with consuming broccoli and other members of the crucifer family for more than a decade. Past studies have shown that this super-food family directly...

Mother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for life

(NaturalNews) Researchers are beginning to compile an impressive wealth of scientific evidence to explain how the nutritional status, and specifically the diet of a mother during gestation, plays a critical role in setting the initial gene set or expression...

Moderate and regular physical activity lowers the risk of deadly stroke by twenty percent

(NaturalNews) Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases...

Bitter melon juice may hold the key to prevent and treat pancreatic cancer

(NaturalNews) Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of the disease to diagnose and treat, and prognosis of the illness is extremely poor as it takes the lives of nearly 50,000 men and women in the U.S. each year. The pancreas is responsible...

A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth

(NaturalNews) Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote...

Eating breakfast (meal timing) lowers heart disease risk by more than twenty-five percent

(NaturalNews) The past decade has seen a continual rise in the number of new cardiovascular disease diagnosis, overtaking cancer as the primary cause of mortality in the US each year. Researchers have provided a vast number of studies detailing a host...

Vitamin D may hold the key to aggressive breast cancer prevention and treatment

(NaturalNews) Breast cancer strikes more than one-quarter of a million women in the U.S. each year, taking the lives of nearly 40,000 annually. While age, lifestyle, diet and physical activity all play a significant role in development of the disease,...

Sound sleep habits and healthy lifestyle reduces risk of fatal heart attack by nearly eighty percent

(NaturalNews) Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the...

Excess salt consumption found to be the cause of millions of heart disease deaths worldwide

(NaturalNews) New cases of cardiovascular disease continue to mount in the U.S. and worldwide, making this the leading killer of men, women and children in western cultures. Enlightened, health-conscious individuals now understand that heart disease...

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent

(NaturalNews) Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of nearly three-quarters of all men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can...

Omega-3 supplements provide an effective protective shield against skin cancer

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, walnuts, seeds and supplements have been shown to effectively protect against many forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia, as the long-chain fats are preferentially channeled to form cell wall...

Adopting four lifestyle habits lowers all-cause risk of death by 80 percent

(NaturalNews) If you could dramatically lower your risk of dying from all causes by 80 percent, would it be worth your effort to change a few simple lifestyle habits? Virtually everyone has a concern about chronic disease and mortality, especially as...

Small lifestyle modifications lead to a big reduction in stroke risk

(NaturalNews) Vascular injury, especially the type inflicted as a result of a stroke, can have a devastating effect on the quality of a person's life and place them at significantly increased risk of death. Similar to other chronic illnesses, stroke...

Omega-3 fats from fish found to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Breast cancer is among the most common forms of the disease among women, accounting for 23 percent of total cancer cases and 14 percent of cancer deaths in the US. Many prior peer-reviewed research studies have shown that dietary and lifestyle...

Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates found to significantly increase risk of heart failure

(NaturalNews) Common sense dictates that excess consumption of sugary drinks and foods, along with a regular diet of refined carbohydrates that convert to glucose when broken down by pre-digestive enzymes in the mouth is not only bad for the waistline,...

Higher vitamin D levels help slash risks associated with high blood pressure

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure or hypertension is a primary contributing factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in industrialized countries, yet millions...

Fast-releasing carbohydrates alter brain chemistry and create addiction to junk foods

(NaturalNews) It certainly will come as no surprise that eating processed junk food is detrimental to your health. Few people may realize though that sugary sweet foods and highly processed wheat fortified breads, pasta and sweets actually change brain...

Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer's plaque formation

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there...

Dietary fats found to play a crucial role in the development of Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's dementia have steadily skyrocketed over the past half century, suspiciously coinciding with the rise in meals consumed in fast food restaurants and the marketing of convenience products that consist...

Omega-3 fatty acid compound found to halt cancerous tumor growth and metastasis

(NaturalNews) Mainstream media sources continue to trumpet headlines about the decline in cancer rates leading many to believe that modern medicine has conquered this devastating disease through a systematic regimen of slashing, burning and poisoning....

Regular consumption of red and processed meats boosts diabetes risk by nearly fifty percent

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by a resistance to the effects of insulin to usher sugar into cells and muscles to be used as fuel. As such, diabetes is commonly believed to be...

Fab-4 superfoods: Pomegranate, curcumin, green tea and broccoli help fight prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) Prostate cancer continues to be one of the most prominent forms of the disease, accounting for more than 235,000 diagnoses each year in the U.S. alone, with nearly 30,000 deaths. As with many forms of cancer, prostate cancer is the result...

Vegetarian diet again shown to lower all-cause risk of death, especially in men

(NaturalNews) Extensive research over the past decade continues to show a distinct risk reduction for those following a predominately vegetarian-style diet. In prior research works, scientists have documented the effect of eating a vegetarian diet with...

Scientists explain mechanism how vitamin E helps prevent cancer

(NaturalNews) Past bodies of research have suggested that vitamin E is an important nutrient in the age-old battle against many forms of cancer. A number of poorly constructed studies over the past five years have concluded that supplementation with...

Omega-3 fats from fish oil slash the risk of developing diabetes

(NaturalNews) New and undiagnosed cases of diabetes continue to rise at epidemic rates, with as many as one in three men, women and children projected to be affected by the metabolic disorder by 2025. The high circulating blood sugar levels associated...

Mediterranean diet shown to improve brain aging and help prevent vascular dementia

(NaturalNews) A significant number of people believe that memory loss, inability to learn new concepts and the risk for vascular dementia (mini strokes leading to cognitive impairment) are a natural part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth....

Extra virgin olive oil prevents abnormal brain tangle formation to prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's dementia worldwide currently totals 30 million, with new cases expected to triple by the year 2050. What has changed over the past 50 years to account for such an epidemic rise in this once...

Green tea consumption shown to lower stroke risk by nearly 30 percent

(NaturalNews) Stroke is a devastating medical event that debilitates more than 800,000 Americans each year and kills nearly 150,000. Along with cardiovascular disease, many people continue to think that vascular diseases are a normal part of the aging...

B vitamins help reduce brain shrinkage and may prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical...

Nutrient found in Mediterranean diet shown to promote natural cancer cell death cycle

(NaturalNews) Volumes of well documented scientific studies now provide conclusive evidence that many forms of potentially deadly cancers develop as the result of dietary or lifestyle influences, and can be prevented or even treated with relatively simple...

Air pollution particulates promote hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular disease

(NaturalNews) As heart disease marches on as the leading killer of Americans and those in western societies, researchers isolate yet another factor to be implicated in the advancement of this largely preventable disease. Poor diet, lack of physical activity,...

Job-related stress is a significant risk factor in the development of heart disease

(NaturalNews) Heart disease is a largely preventable chronic illness that is the leading killer of men, women and children in many western societies. Researchers and alternative medical experts have identified a long list of dietary and lifestyle factors...

Fish oil fats protect brain against damage caused by a junk food diet

(NaturalNews) Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body. Neurons in the brain are...

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death - Are you slowly killing yourself?

(NaturalNews) Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and...

Eating walnuts and walnut oils slashes heart disease risk by improving multiple biometrics

(NaturalNews) The impact of eating nuts has been evident for the past decade as repeated scientific studies confirm that the omega-3 fats in this tasty nut promote cardiovascular health as they improve cholesterol biomarkers. Walnuts provide healthy...

Preserve memory and cognitive abilities by following a Mediterranean diet

(NaturalNews) It should come as no great surprise to those following a natural diet and healthy lifestyle that the foods we eat and the environment in which we live directly influence our risk of developing many chronic illnesses, degree of aging and...

Omega-3 fats demonstrate ability to slow or stop breast cancer proliferation

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats have been repeatedly validated in the fight against cardiovascular disease, dementia and many lines of cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to...

Grapes help protect against metabolic syndrome related organ damage and diabetes progression

(NaturalNews) Metabolic syndrome refers to a related group of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease,...

Study finds berries clear amyloid brain tangles to help fight Alzheimer's dementia

(NaturalNews) Positive health benefits abound in the multi-colored flavonoids found in all berries, especially blueberries and strawberries. Nutrition experts and a wealth of scientific reports show that berry consumption lowers levels of dangerous inflammation...

Omega-3 fats found in fish oil boost immune response to help fight inflammation and disease

(NaturalNews) Most people take a healthy immune response for granted, as it typically remains on guard detecting a host of known and as yet unidentified pathogens that may threaten our health. Bacteria and viruses that cause the common cold, flu, digestive...

Consuming omega-3 fats from fish and supplements lowers mortality by one-third

(NaturalNews) Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality. The primary long-chain fats, DHA and EPA have been shown to improve...

Increased dietary fiber consumption dramatically lowers risk of first stroke event

(NaturalNews) Incidence of stroke in the U.S. and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely...

Seven lifestyle habits that dramatically lower both cancer and heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) The incidence and etiology of many forms of cancer and the development of cardiovascular disease run on a parallel course as they are both the result of lifestyle habits that are well within our control. It comes as no big surprise that...

Timing of meals influences weight loss as much as total calories consumed

(NaturalNews) Virtually all western cultures are presently fighting an obesity epidemic, as processed convenience foods dominate total calories consumed. Homemade meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources have become a rare...

Vegetarian diet lowers the risk of heart disease by one-third

(NaturalNews) Common sense dictates that a diet filed with fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes that eliminate excessive red and processed meats, fried foods and sugary sweets will benefit overall health as it naturally extends lifespan....

Green tea catechins block the formation of plaques to help prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) As new cases of Alzheimer's disease are expected to quadruple over the next several decades, Big Pharma researchers are plowing billions of research dollars into finding a synthetic cure for an illness that has its roots deeply seated in...

Risk of early death directly increases with amount of processed meat consumed

(NaturalNews) A number of past studies have pointed to a negative association between eating processed meats and significantly increased risk of developing cancer or heart disease and a shortened lifespan as well. Unfortunately, these research works...

Leafy greens influence gene expression, boosting native immune response to fight disease

(NaturalNews) Our native immune system is truly amazing in its complexity and ability to continually adapt to an ever changing environment of potential pathogens that could easily colonize and highjack our health if not detected and eradicated quickly....

Low magnesium levels predict heart disease risk and increase mortality by 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is a ubiquitous mineral that has been found in abundance in the human diet for countless generations. Over the past half century, this essential nutrient has been systematically weaned from the vast majority of leafy greens and...

Diet high in carotenoids from fruits and vegetables may help prevent or delay the onset of ALS

(NaturalNews) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment...

Zinc helps fight infection and inflammation by boosting the body's immune response

(NaturalNews) Infection from bacterial and viral agents can pose a significant threat to human health, as it fuels the flames of systemic inflammation known to contribute to cancer, heart disease, dementia, diabetes and stroke. Many lifestyle factors,...

Deep fried foods increase risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer by one-third

(NaturalNews) Prostate cancer will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. While many cases of the disease remain localized as a growing number of patients...

High fiber diet halts the progression and spread of prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) The sobering fact is that one in six men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Although many men can live a normal lifespan as long as...

Resveratrol shields against high blood sugar surges to prevent diabetic complications and improve cardiovascular health

(NaturalNews) Allopathic practitioners and the pharmaceutical giants enjoy promoting natural compounds including resveratrol as worthless, akin to snake oil and frequently attempt to convince the public that they are wasting their money by using these...

Flavonoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one-third

(NaturalNews) Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses....

Walking regularly slashes stroke risk in women by nearly 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Physical inactivity continues to be a significant underlying cause of chronic illness and early death in the U.S., as sedentary Americans succumb to the utilitarian comforts of modern technology. Lack of exercise, coupled with a largely...

Vitamin D not only prevents chronic diseases, but also extends natural lifespan

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D has been hailed for its unique ability to dramatically lower the risk of many forms of cancer, and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia. As these chronic diseases combine to be the leading...

Black tea consumption shown to lower risk of developing diabetes

(NaturalNews) New cases of diabetes continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, as millions of unsuspecting children and adults of all ages are affected by the devastating effects of this insidious disease. Diabetes ravages virtually every organ system,...

Scientists reveal how calorie restriction prevents chronic diseases and extends lifespan

(NaturalNews) Since the mid-1930s, scientists have theorized that lowering caloric intake may lower the risk of many potentially deadly diseases such as cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, and cancer. Studies performed on virtually every animal...

Vitamin B-12 deficiency signals cognitive decline and dementia risk in elderly

(NaturalNews) Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's...

New research shows how healthy eating affects health and longevity

(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered how and why certain people seem to appear either younger or much older than their actual chronological age? Certainly genetic inheritance has some impact on aging, development of chronic conditions and longevity,...

Processed snack foods increase colon cancer risk, especially in genetically susceptible individuals

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer continues to be a leading cause of cancer deaths, as the number of newly diagnosed cases continue to grow concurrent with the rate of overweight, obesity and processed food consumption. This may come as no surprise to natural...

Proper diet is the key to prevent a second (and first) heart attack and stroke

(NaturalNews) Although it may not sound like a cutting edge scientific discovery, researchers have confirmed that eating a proper diet and avoiding processed convenience foods can dramatically lower the risk of suffering a second heart attack or stroke....

Feeling stressed? Perceived stress can increase risk of developing heart disease

(NaturalNews) A growing number of recent research studies have come to the conclusion that stress is a significant risk factor for developing an array of potentially deadly chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, dementia and especially cardiovascular...

Natural sulforaphane compound from crucifers found effective to treat common form of leukemia

(NaturalNews) Nutrition scientists have been proclaiming the health benefits of the bioactive compound, sulforaphane found in crucifers such as cauliflower and broccoli for the past 10 years. Prior research studies have concluded that the chemical directly...

Vitamin K intake cuts risk of diabetes in the elderly by 50 percent

(NaturalNews) New cases of diabetes continue to increase exponentially every five to ten years. The toll this disease takes on millions of unsuspecting children and adults places the illness in a class by itself as it is the primary cause of death from...

Daily soft drink serving boosts aggressive prostate cancer risk by 40 percent

(NaturalNews) Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with some stage of prostate cancer this year in the U.S., and many will suffer the unnecessary consequences of invasive treatment techniques that cut, irradiate and poison tumor cells...

Omega-3 fats again vindicated in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses

(NaturalNews) Big Pharma interests have been working overtime to confuse millions of Americans that could benefit from consuming Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) from natural and supplemental sources. Reports have been circulated that are designed to debunk...

Higher vitamin D intake linked with cognitive performance and Alzheimer's disease risk in women

(NaturalNews) Higher blood saturation levels of vitamin D have been conclusively shown to lower the risk for a myriad of chronic illnesses including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. More recent scientific studies are beginning to draw a solid...

Researchers uncover vital details to explain how vitamin D prevents cancer

(NaturalNews) It is an undisputed, scientifically validated fact that vitamin D helps to prevent many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes, stroke and dementia. Some of the most compelling work has shown that the prohormone can cut...

Evidence that physical activity and lifestyle help prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) An overwhelming amount of evidence has been released in scientifically validated, peer reviewed research studies to confirm that many chronic illnesses are not the result of natural aging, but rather years and decades of sub-optimal nutrient...

Resveratrol found to be essential element in the fight against prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) It is estimated that one in five men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Our body normally has a sophisticated array of mechanisms available to fight the aberrant growth of cancerous cells, including...

Green tea shown to block carbohydrate breakdown to prevent blood glucose spikes

(NaturalNews) Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Researchers...

Starchy, processed carbohydrate diet linked with colon cancer recurrence

(NaturalNews) Newly diagnosed cases of colon cancer continue to rise in the U.S., affecting more than 150,000 people each year. Many of these incidences may be avoidable by altering diet and other pertinent lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and...

Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly

(NaturalNews) Incidence of cognitive decline leading to dementia and Alzheimer's disease is rising at unprecedented levels among those aged 65 and older. Many people fear the myriad of memory-robbing forms of dementia more than a diagnosis of cancer....

Crust formed on overcooked foods can triple the risk of heart disease

(NaturalNews) Be careful the next time you order that hamburger and fries cooked on an open grill or over flames. Not only do you have to be especially cautious of hydrogenated and trans fats infused during cooking, but the crust formed on these foods,...

Overweight and obesity are shown to increase cancer risk by up to 50 percent

(NaturalNews) It doesn't take much more than a casual glance around you to know that overweight and obesity rates have risen during the past half century, specifically skyrocketing over the past five to ten years. An overabundance of highly processed,...

Omega-3 fats shown to improve cognition and memory in young adults

(NaturalNews) The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA have been shown to effectively lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack and reduce the occurrence of dementia in aging adults. Omega-3 fats improve systemic inflammation to aid vascular...

Omega-3 supplements again shown to preserve telomeres and extend natural lifespan

(NaturalNews) Despite a continual assault on the health benefits of omega-3 fat supplementation by the mainstream media and Big Pharma drug manufacturers, solid evidence is released by the scientific research community to vindicate the critical importance...

Obesity and lack of sleep boost risk for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

(NaturalNews) There should be no doubt that the skyrocketing rates of overweight and obesity that have become so prevalent over the past half century are damaging the health and lives of millions around the western world. Excess weight typically raises...

Curcumin holds prostate cancer in check by preventing metastasis

(NaturalNews) Cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in America and Western Europe, and prostate cancer will affect one in six men during the course of their lives. Most people with cancer die not because of the primary tumor, but because...

A single junk food meal damages arteries leading to increased risk for heart disease

(NaturalNews) The knowledge that junk foods such as bacon cheeseburgers, fries, shakes, donuts and chips are detrimental to your health is no new revelation. These foods are packed with hydrogenated trans-fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars that boost...

Legume consumption shown to improve blood glucose control and lower heart disease risk

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Plant-based diet helps prevent more than 60 percent of chronic disease deaths

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Sitting for extended periods doubles risks from diabetes, heart disease and early death

(NaturalNews) Health-conscious individuals are well aware that moderate levels of physical activity are essential to promote health, especially when combined with proper diet, supplementation when necessary and lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation...

Zinc deficiency lowers immune response, increasing risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes

(NaturalNews) Many natural defenses slowly begin to decline after we reach our fourth decade of life; due, in large part, to suboptimal nutrition from processed foods, environmental and household pollutants and lack of physical activity. Maintaining...

Sugar and carbs quadruple risk of cognitive impairment in aging adults

(NaturalNews) The fear of losing the ability to think, remember and reason strikes fear in the minds of millions of aging adults around the world. Cognitive impairment leads to a decline in quality of life and is often the first sign of the most insidious...

An apple a day prevents arterial hardening to reduce heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) Heart disease recently surpassed cancer as the leading cause of death in the U.S. and many western societies. The sad part of the story is that heart disease is largely preventable by adopting healthy lifestyle changes including a natural...

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based...

B vitamins bolster immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

(NaturalNews) A vibrant immune response is important to fight viral infections and the common cold, but is also essential to protect against the development and progression of chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Many...

Eating tomatoes is shown to slash stroke risk in half

(NaturalNews) Stroke continues to rank as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., permanently disabling and needlessly taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults every year. Recent studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke can...

Watermelon plays a significant role in lowering heart disease risk and aiding weight management

(NaturalNews) It will come as no surprise to health-minded individuals that compounds from natural fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds directly alter genetic expression to promote health and prevent many chronic diseases. A number of prior studies have...

Vitamin C prevents bone mass loss to protect against osteoporosis

(NaturalNews) Medical science has known for more than a century that vitamin C is essential to prevent scurvy, and more recently has been demonstrated to help prevent deterioration of the delicate inner endothelial lining of the arteries supplying the...

Sweetened beverages linked to genetically increased risk of obesity

(NaturalNews) It is likely no surprise to most health-minded individuals that consuming excess calories from sugary beverages and being overweight or obese are not mutually exclusive and independently lead to a significantly increased risk for metabolic...

Poor sleep increases insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease risk in teens

(NaturalNews) It is not difficult for most people to understand the importance of a good night's sleep to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Less known is the scientific evidence that explains how poor sleep habits are...

Melatonin and moderate exercise team together to help prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's dementia is a devastating disease characterized by loss of normal thought parameters and memory that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half by the time they reach 85. These scary statistics mean that virtually...

Diet high in antioxidants slashes heart disease risk in women

(NaturalNews) Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in men and women alike. A lifetime of processed foods, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle habits and environmental and household pollutants result in hypertension, elevated blood glucose...

Suboptimal vitamin D levels significantly increase cardiovascular disease risk

(NaturalNews) The past decade has seen thousands of studies published that all demonstrate the profound importance of obtaining sufficient amounts of the sunshine vitamin from food, sun exposure and supplementation. No other nutrient has been shown to...

Cutting red and processed meats slashes chronic disease risk by 10 percent

(NaturalNews) Over consumption of any particular food group does not provide a firm pathway to optimal health. In prior bodies of research, excess dietary red and processed meats have been shown to significantly increase the risk of many cancer lines...

Fructose consumption shown to damage liver by altering energy balance

(NaturalNews) Mortality from diseases of the liver has increased over the past half-century to secure a place as one of the top, leading causes of death each year in the United States. One hundred years ago, liver disease was virtually unheard of except...

Regular exercise synergistically improves physical and mental health

(NaturalNews) There is little doubt that we have evolved from a past carved from consumption of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and free-range animal meats, all necessary components in shaping our present genome, muscular strength and intelligence. Similarly,...

Antibiotics infused into processed meats promotes growth of deadly bacteria

(NaturalNews) Health conscious individuals know that processed meats in the form of sausage, bologna and pepperoni contain chemical preservatives called nitrites that have been shown to promote cancer growth, and avoid these manufactured foods entirely....

Stress on the job increases heart disease risk by nearly a quarter

(NaturalNews) It's easy to understand that a diet filled with trans-fat laden fried foods, sugary sweets and hormone and antibiotic laden meats is a recipe for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. These foods subject the body to a plethora...

A daily dose of chocolate is shown to help prevent stroke in men

(NaturalNews) A wealth of scientific evidence continues to demonstrate the powerful health benefits of consuming a wide variety of polyphenols from natural foods. In past studies, resveratrol, curcumin and grape seed extract have been shown to help prevent...

Vitamin C and beta-carotene help protect against Alzheimer's dementia

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's dementia strikes fear in millions of aging individuals, as this memory robbing disease strikes one in eight older Americans and more than half over the age of 80. Pharmaceutical companies have lined up in an attempt to find...

Sufficient sleep is essential to fuel weight loss efforts

(NaturalNews) We all understand the importance of sleeping seven to nine hours each night to allow for adequate cellular housekeeping, as the body metabolizes and synthesizes enzymes and proteins that are critical to our survival. In the past, a sound...

Plant phytonutrients shown to alter genes that halt cancer metastasis

(NaturalNews) Plants contain thousands of natural compounds that science has shown benefit human health and shield us against chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia and cancer. There are still thousands of yet unidentified...

Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats from foods including fish, chicken, nuts, and seeds are preferentially sequestered after consumption and used for critical functions to maintain optimal brain metabolism and function. These long-chain fats are used to form...

Green tea catechins shown to shrink cancerous tumors in humans

(NaturalNews) Natural health advocates have understood and demonstrated the potent antioxidant and anti-cancer properties of green tea consumption for decades. The Chinese have brewed the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant for more than 5,000 years...

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to lower heart attack and stroke risk

(NaturalNews) Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal...

Daily fasting and timing of meals can prevent diabetes and obesity

(NaturalNews) Ancient wisdom posits that calories in equal calories out when trying to lose weight and prevent disease. There is a wealth of new scientific research to suggest that all calories are not the same when metabolized through digestion, and...

Sugar and high fructose diet slows brain and memory functions

(NaturalNews) Health-minded individuals know that consuming a diet rich in sugary foods or laden with high fructose corn syrup increases incidence of heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. We can now add cognitive decline and poor memory retention...

Five healthy lifestyle modifications that lower hypertension risk by two-thirds

(NaturalNews) Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to an estimated 15 percent of all deaths worldwide each year. Excessive blood pressure causes micro-cracks in the inner...

Dietary proteins signal brain satiety to help prevent overeating and obesity

(NaturalNews) It's no secret that overconsumption of calories, especially those from high calorie refined and processed carbohydrate junk foods is making America fat and taking nearly a decade off our natural lifespan. Since the early 1970's, our food...

Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease progression

(NaturalNews) As obesity rates continue to soar among all age groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed that...

Cocoa compounds lower blood pressure to improve cardiovascular health

(NaturalNews) Cocoa, most commonly found highly concentrated in certain formulations of dark chocolate, has been on the radar of nutrition scientists for more than a decade. Catechins derived from this natural dietary source provide a cascade of benefits...

Get more sleep and significantly lower your risk of stroke and heart disease

(NaturalNews) A rapidly growing number of health-minded individuals understand that vascular disorders including stroke and heart are largely the result of preventable lifestyle practices that combine to dramatically increase risk of disease. Most people...

Frying red meat boosts risk of prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent

(NaturalNews) Prior research studies have implicated overcooking meats, especially red meat, due to the formation of carbon-based amines that greatly increase the risk of digestive cancers over many years of consumption. These studies have suggested...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate halt memory decline during aging

(NaturalNews) Extensive research over the past decade has demonstrated the critical importance of natural compounds known as flavanols from foods including blueberries, grapes, green tea, apples, onions, broccoli and dark chocolate. Flavanols support...

Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil prevents bone loss and lowers cardiovascular risk

(NaturalNews) Past research studies have confirmed the healthy benefits of consuming a traditional Mediterranean style diet. Researchers have demonstrated that this type of diet consisting of healthy quantities of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds,...

Spinach influences gene expression to cut colon cancer risk in half

(NaturalNews) Colorectal cancers represent the fourth most prevalent form of the disease with more than 150,000 cases diagnosed each year and more than 50,000 deaths. Forward-thinking nutrition researchers understand that this particular form of the...

Low vitamin D raises risk of mortality by 30 percent in the elderly

(NaturalNews) Enlightened health followers have heard about the importance of taking vitamin D and maintaining optimal blood levels of the prohormone to prevent chronic disease for more than a decade now. Despite the countless research studies that all...

Eating grapes significantly improves heart health in men with metabolic syndrome

(NaturalNews) In past research studies, scientists have vindicated the health promoting benefits of eating grapes to lower the risk of chronic diseases ranging from cancer to dementia and diabetes. Grapes of all varieties contain potent natural compounds...

Strong immune system found to be key defense against Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) As the number of people suffering from the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, continues to rise at a staggering pace, researchers increasingly look at natural compounds and lifestyle changes to halt the progression of this...

Excessive red meat consumption found to increase risk of stroke

(NaturalNews) Very few dietary topics spark more controversy than consumption of red meat and risk of diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease and diabetes. Most nutrition scientists indicate a high protein diet is essential to promote vibrant health,...

Synthetic artificial butter flavoring chemical promotes development of Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) We are exposed to dangerous chemical compounds every day from a variety of household and environmental sources as well as from most processed foods. Extensive research has shown that these synthetic compounds promote the development and...

Antioxidant cocktail slashes pancreatic cancer risk by up to two thirds

(NaturalNews) Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that takes the lives of nearly 40,000 people in the US each year. Mortality rates for pancreatic cancer are high (five year survival rate is less than three percent) as the...

Low vitamin D coupled with obesity dramatically raises diabetes risk

(NaturalNews) It is no surprise to most people that the current obesity epidemic is placing millions of unsuspecting individuals at grave risk of early death, in part by dramatically increasing the incidence of diabetes. Excess body weight damages metabolic...

Personal care products found to increase diabetes risk by 60 percent in women

(NaturalNews) Would you continue to liberally apply personal care products including moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes if you knew that your risk of developing diabetes was dramatically increased? Many healthy-minded individuals...

High levels of anxiety and stress can shorten lifespan by up to six years

(NaturalNews) Scientists have placed increasing emphasis on the science of telomeres over the past decade, as they continue to uncover how these zipper-like structures that bind our genetic destiny can prematurely shorten in response to environmental...

Strawberries again vindicated in the fight against heart disease, diabetes and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) Flavonoids from many fruits have been associated with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help prevent a host of diseases ranging from cardiovascular ailments and metabolic disorders to dementia and cognitive decline....

The jury is in - Olive oil lowers mortality by a quarter and heart disease by nearly one-half

(NaturalNews) Followers of the popular Mediterranean diet have known for years that eating fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and plenty of extra virgin olive oil is beneficial to health. Recent studies have continued to bolster this eating pattern,...

Vitamin E found to significantly lower risk of developing liver cancer

(NaturalNews) Worldwide cases of liver cancer are on the rise, as the third most common form of cancer takes the lives of millions around the globe each year. The liver is charged with performing more than 300 critical functions in the body; from cholesterol...

Less time sitting can add two healthy years to your life

(NaturalNews) Many people believe they must engage in strenuous physical activity to achieve optimal fitness and prevent illness. While exercise is certainly important to health, new research provides a different perspective about the negative effects...

Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis and risk of pancreatic cancer

(NaturalNews) Few people give much thought to their pancreas, the small digestive organ that is located behind the stomach and functions to release digestive enzymes to break down food. Acute pancreatitis is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease...

Vitamin B6 deficit promotes inflammation, heart disease and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) As cardiovascular disease continues to take the lives of millions of unsuspecting individuals worldwide, a continual stream of scientific evidence is emerging to show that many who suffer from this illness could be spared by relatively...

Who knew? Compound in apples fights obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease

(NaturalNews) Overweight and obesity continue to plague a majority of men, women and children alike, placing them at considerable risk for heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease as a result of chronic metabolic dysfunction. Alternative health...

High protein, low carbohydrate diet increases heart disease risk in women

(NaturalNews) Very few topics elicit more controversy and differing points of view than those pertaining to dietary ratios of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and how they pertain to optimal health. Nutrition science indicates that the answer to this...

Monounsaturated fats are essential to unlock nutrients from vegetables

(NaturalNews) Everybody knows that a diet filled with fresh, raw vegetables and greens are essential to vibrant health and prevention of chronic diseases, but few understand how the fats they consume along with these foods help to unlock the nutrient...

Physical activity lowers breast cancer risk by nearly 30 percent

(NaturalNews) Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies...

Here's a great idea: Restrict calories and take 20 years off the age of your heart

(NaturalNews) Nutrition scientists have been closely following the health modifying and life extension benefits of calorie restriction (CR) for decades, as reducing caloric intake by 25 to 40 percent each day is shown to dramatically improve quality...

Mediterranean diet not only prevents heart disease and diabetes and improves quality of life

(NaturalNews) Countless studies have conclusively demonstrated that a Mediterranean diet significantly lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and many forms of dementia. Nutrition scientists explain that the diet provides...

Folic acid supplementation improves arterial elasticity to lower heart attack risk

(NaturalNews) A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to...

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals

(NaturalNews) Heart disease and stroke continue to be the leading cause of death in the US, as vascular deterioration and dysfunction result in hypertension and ultimately, an early demise. Elevated blood pressure results in micro-cracks to the delicate...

Vitamin D protects against colds, flu and viral infections

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is an essential cofactor in the prevention of a host of conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes, dementia and cardiovascular disease. The sunshine vitamin is a critical part of our evolution as it has been circulating in our...

B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

(NaturalNews) Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or...

Dark chocolate shown to protect against heart attack and stroke in at-risk individuals

(NaturalNews) Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from...

Cheap calcium supplements can raise risk of a heart attack twofold: Are you at risk?

(NaturalNews) During the course of several decades, medical professionals have extolled the virtues of taking enough calcium to support bone health and avoid osteoporosis. For many aging adults (especially women) this meant supplementing with one of...

Rutin flavonoids lower blood clot risk to help prevent stroke and heart attack

(NaturalNews) The risk of thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot, can represent a significant threat to overall health and quality of life. Clots that form and become unstable can break away, blocking blood flow to the brain or the heart muscle....

Ancient curry spice boosts innate immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

(NaturalNews) The ancient curry spice known as turmeric and its bioactive component, curcumin have been revered in the world of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2500 years. The flavorful, orange-yellow spice has been theorized to help prevent digestive...

Black tea lowers deadly triglyceride levels by forty percent to slash heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) Health-conscious individuals have known the importance of tea consumption for decades, opting for the pleasant tasting beverage over sugary carbonated soft drinks to help prevent metabolic imbalances such as insulin resistance and diabetes....

Carnosine provide broad-range cellular protection to fight vascular injury and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) Most allopathic medical practitioners would argue that the process of aging is nothing more than a normal process whereby cells deteriorate at a predetermined rate controlled by genetically determined commands and heredity. Standing in...

Researchers vindicate omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of inflammatory chronic diseases

(NaturalNews) Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions...

Resveratrol may be the missing link to prevent and even treat Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Incidence of Alzheimer's disease cases continue to explode at an unprecedented rate as processed food diets, overweight and obesity become the norm for middle and senior aged adults in the US and most western societies. By the year 2050,...

Soda consumption dramatically increases risk of stroke and vascular disease

(NaturalNews) Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have...

Resveratrol vindicated for anti-aging benefits and prevention of heart disease

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol has been a popular buzz word around the alternative health community for more than a decade, touted for its anti-aging properties and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions at the cellular level. Found in high concentrations...

Vitamin E from diet shown to protect against many forms of cancer

(NaturalNews) Cancer is a leading cause of death in many western cultures, second only to heart disease. A wide array of research bodies exist to provide solid evidence that this killer disease is largely promoted by poor lifestyle habits, especially...

Regular physical activity and active lifestyle lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Scientific studies have previously demonstrated that many lifestyle factors as well as diet can have a major impact on genetic expression that either promotes or inhibits the development of Alzheimer's dementia. Recent studies have demonstrated...

Fast food diet increases risk of depression by more than fifty percent

(NaturalNews) Providing more evidence to the motif 'you are what you eat', scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for...

Flavonoids from blueberries and other fruits dramatically lower risk of diabetes

(NaturalNews) Nearly one in ten people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes and one in three are pre-diabetic, a strong indicator they will progress to full-blown diabetes in the near future without dietary intervention. Experts indicate that...

Avocado oil is a key component in the fight against free-radical aging and cancer proliferation

(NaturalNews) Oxygen has been a critical component in the evolution of life on earth, and humans are no exception as the gas has enabled nutrients to be used more efficiently, in turn allowing for the essential generation of energy required for development...

High vitamin D level essential to prevent chronic inflammatory diseases

(NaturalNews) The connection between cellular saturation of the prohormone vitamin D and development of chronic conditions ranging from cancer, dementia, stroke and heart disease have been well documented among forward-thinking scientists for at least...

Heart disease risks lowered by five lifestyle modifications during youth

(NaturalNews) Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of adults in all Western cultures. Many people believe their fate has been sealed through the inheritance of 'bad' genes, and no degree of healthy living will have any effect on their risk of...

Green tea extract coupled with quercetin kills cancer tumor cells

(NaturalNews) Green tea catechins such as EGCG have effectively been shown to increase metabolism as an aid to weight loss and have demonstrated a long history as a potent tool to fight many different types of cancer. Compounds in green tea act as powerful...

Chronic stress increases protein brain tangles and Alzheimer's disease risk

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an initial loss of short term memory and the ability to form rational and permanent thoughts. Protein tangles known as tau aggregates strangle neural synapses, blocking the vital flow of neurotransmitter...

Flavonoids from berries shown to protect men against Parkinson's disease

(NaturalNews) Past research bodies have confirmed the health-protective effect of a natural diet rich in flavonoids to protect against a wide range of diseases including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers, and dementia. Researchers from Harvard...

Tree nut consumption lowers chronic disease risks and assists successful weight loss

(NaturalNews) Consumption of nuts has been largely maligned by mainstream health professionals and the media for decades due to the high calorie and fat content. As we enter an era of enlightened understanding about the role of dietary fats and macronutrients...

Red meat consumption increases risk of death from heart disease and cancer up to twenty percent

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have published the results of a twenty-two year study on red meat consumption in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. The scientists found that red meat consumption is associated...

Berries enhance brain signaling to prevent neurodegeneration and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) Berry fruits including blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are not only refreshing and tasty, but they also provide a wide variety of phytonutrients that cross the blood-brain barrier to enhance neural communications and prevent...

Sleep duration directly linked to heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) A startling number of people take a good night sleep for granted, despite the mounting body of evidence to support a restful sleep between six and eight hours every evening. In the past, studies have made a loose correlation between the...

Omega-3 fats lower systemic inflammation to slash cancer and heart disease risks

(NaturalNews) It is a commonly accepted fact within the medical research community that systemic inflammation is a primary cause of many forms of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases that take the lives of millions well before their time....

Curcumin found to prevent brain degenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

(NaturalNews) Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in the Indian curry spice turmeric and commonly referred to as 'holy powder', has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Today researchers...

Consuming a variety of berries can prevent memory loss and improve cognition

(NaturalNews) Cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age is rapidly approaching epidemic proportions. Poor diet and lifestyle choices have taken a toll after we subject our body to years and decades of abuse...

Vitamin D3 and curcumin synergistically clear brain tangles to help prevent Alzheimer's dementia

(NaturalNews) New diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions...

Vitamin E tocotrienols work through multiple pathways to delay disease onset and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) The result of several new research bodies that have been published all point to the powerful effect of vitamin E tocotrienols to prevent stomach cancer, reduce fatty liver disease incidences and prevent disease mechanisms that can extend...

Vitamin D3 inhibits systemic inflammation to improve heart health markers

(NaturalNews) Thousands of research studies have demonstrated the powerful health-promoting properties of the prohormone compound, vitamin D3. Researchers publishing in The Journal of Immunology explain the specific molecular and signaling events by...

Sweetened drinks increase risk of heart disease in men by twenty percent

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing the results of a study in the prestigious American Heart Association journal Circulation have found that men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage a day had a 20 percent higher risk of heart disease compared...

Low circulating omega-3 fatty acids lead to accelerated brain aging and dementia

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid...

Just a few minutes of daily exercise alters DNA to help prevent chronic disease

(NaturalNews) Many people think the genes they inherited at birth are static and predetermine their fate for the remainder of their life. Extensive research into the science of epigenetics is providing startling evidence that this thought process is...

Coenzyme Q10 can prevent and treat heart disease by attacking multiple metabolic pathways

(NaturalNews) Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is well known as a critical compound required by the body to facilitate normal breakdown of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within cells into energy we need for metabolism and life itself. It should come as no surprise...

Broccoli delivers a one-two punch to prevent cancer development and progression

(NaturalNews) Broccoli is a super star member of the cruciferous family, well known and documented as an immune boosting food that supports the healthy clearance of aberrant cancer cells before they multiply and develop into detectable tumors. Researchers...

Carnosine and lifestyle changes inhibit telomere shortening to lower heart attack risk and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) Scientists have understood the basic mechanism of telomeres, the small zipper-like capsules that bind our DNA genetic material and enable precise cellular reproduction, for more than a decade now. As each cell replicates, the telomere shortens...

Toxic compounds from fried foods cause cancer and deteriorate brain health

(NaturalNews) Many health-minded individuals understand that eating fried or overcooked foods is unhealthy due to the chemical transition of normally stable fats to trans fats that have been shown to dramatically increase heart attack risk. Researchers...

Curcumin is a potent tool in the war against prostate cancer and dementia

(NaturalNews) Curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory compound found in the Indian spice tumeric, has gained an impressive reputation in the fight against many deadly forms of cancer. New evidence released in the journal Cancer Research finds that the...

Overeating doubles risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age

(NaturalNews) Compelling research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting to explain how overeating may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 and older. Cognitive...

A sound sleep may be a solid defense against memory loss and Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease presently ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as the number of new cases is projected to triple by the year 2050 and affect as many as sixteen million people. The result of a new study presented at the...

Fructose is found to increase cardiovascular and diabetes risk in adolescents

(NaturalNews) Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University have published evidence that cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood fractions of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a...

Sugar sweetened drinks increase heart disease and diabetes risk in women

(NaturalNews) The result of a research study released by the American Heart Association's (AHA) Scientific Sessions provides evidence that women drinking two or more sugary drinks a day may increase waistline size and risk of heart disease, even if they...

Study finds grapes can prevent blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

(NaturalNews) Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition, leading to the deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula. It is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. The result of a study published in the journal...

Green tea helps maintain functional ability and prevent cognitive decline as we age

(NaturalNews) Green tea has long been hailed as a cardio-protective beverage due to its ability to lower levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol, an established heart disease risk factor. It has also been shown to promote brain health because the active compound,...

Dietary flavonoids lower heart disease and stroke risk by nearly twenty percent

(NaturalNews) Heart disease and stroke will account for more than a third of all deaths annually, a number that continues to rise as dietary and lifestyle factors that contribute to these illnesses are made worse through a never ending barrage of advertising...

Regular vitamin and mineral supplementation lowers colon cancer risk more than eighty percent

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%....

Grape seed extract targets cancer cells by damaging DNA repair pathway

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Colorado Cancer Center reporting in the prestigious journal Carcinogenesis explain the unique mechanism exerted by grape seed extract to destroy cancer cells that target the head and neck. More than half a million people...

Cocoa from dark chocolate lowers risk from colon cancer

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths annually, a statistic that remains constant despite increased awareness of the deadly disease. Researchers from the Science and Technology Institute of Food and Nutrition in Spain...

Luteolin blocks cellular signaling pathway to lower colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) The result of a body of research published in the journal BMC Gastroenterology has found that consumption of the plant flavonoid luteolin is able to inhibit the activity of cell signaling pathways (known as IGF and PI3K) important for the...

Omega-3 foods essential to treat nerve damage after traumatic injury

(NaturalNews) People that have suffered a traumatic injury face an uphill battle as they attempt to regain their health and fight the risk of depression as a long term consequence of the event. British researchers from Queen Mary at the University of...

Statins increase diabetes in postmenopausal women by seventy percent

(NaturalNews) The result of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that statin use in postmenopausal women significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. In spite of this damning evidence, researchers do not recommend...

High fiber, low carbohydrate diet dramatically lowers inflammatory disease risk

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have published the result of a study showing that a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly...

Optimum vitamin D blood saturation reduces all-cause mortality by nearly thirty percent

(NaturalNews) The importance of vitamin D for human health has been the topic of extensive research over the past decade. Suboptimal levels of the prohormone are known to compromise immunity, cardiovascular health, bone health and normal metabolism....

Diet and specific nutrients prevent brain shrinkage and lower Alzheimer's disease risk

(NaturalNews) Researchers reporting in the prestigious journal, Neurology have found that proper diet and specific nutrients can lower the risk of brain shrinkage by nearly forty percent. Other lifestyle factors including degree of education and elevated...

Researchers detail lifestyle changes that lower cancer risk by forty percent

(NaturalNews) It may come as no surprise to many natural health disciplinarians that cancer is largely an avoidable disease that develops and advances due to poor lifestyle habits adopted over the course of a lifetime. Researchers from Britain have found...

Omega-3 fat in fish oil could provide a cure for leukemia

(NaturalNews) Scientists from the medical sciences division at Penn State University have discovered that a compound in fish oil appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease. The compound is a natural extract from EPA,...

Mediterranean diet and reduced calorie intake promote brain health and longevity

(NaturalNews) Researchers have long theorized that a Mediterranean diet full of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds and olive oil can help promote good health. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden reporting in the European journal AGE provide...

Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical...

Prostate cancer risk linked to a diet high in red and processed meats

(NaturalNews) Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and second most common cause of cancer related death in men in the United States. Nearly one in five men will develop the disease during their lifetime. New research demonstrates that increased...

Fisetin from fruits and vegetables protects the aging brain and helps fight cancer

(NaturalNews) Fisetin is a unique flavonoid compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries and the skin of cucumbers. A wealth of scientific research now explains how a diet packed with raw fruits and vegetables...

Targeted nutrients naturally extend telomere length and provide anti-aging effect

(NaturalNews) Many factors are known to contribute to human lifespan. Many natural health followers carefully control their diet to include organic choices of fruits and vegetables in their natural, uncooked state, while remaining physically active and...

Resveratrol and nuts team to protect the brain and boost cognitive function

(NaturalNews) Nuts, especially walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, combined with the potent polyphenol resveratrol team, together improve mood and protect the aging brain, thus helping to maintain memory and cognition. Researchers reporting in the New England...

Regular fish consumption lowers risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and lowering their risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease....

Low vitamin D in children behind current explosion of new diabetes cases

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism have found that children with low vitamin D levels, especially when overweight and obese, are at much higher risk for developing insulin resistance that progresses...

Resveratrol and pterostilbene team together to improve mental function

(NaturalNews) The potent phenolic compound resveratrol and its close cousin, pterostilbene, have long been touted for their anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-lowering health benefits. Information published in the prestigious journal publications,...

Green tea consumption linked to improvements in total and LDL cholesterol

(NaturalNews) Numerous studies have confirmed the health-supportive benefits of green tea consumption, as the ancient Chinese drink helps to prevent many forms of cancer and lowers the risk from cognitive decline and dementia. The result of a systematic...

Low body weight in later life associated with increased Alzheimer's disease risk

(NaturalNews) Many lifestyle factors are associated with the development of the memory-robbing form of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease. Smoking, diet, lack of exercise and poor B-vitamin status all contribute to the sixth most prevalent cause of...

Milk thistle extract shown to halt lung cancer progression in its tracks

(NaturalNews) Lung cancer is a devastating disease with a traditionally poor survival rate of less than ten percent after five years from diagnosis. There are a number of well documented triggers that cause tissue damage that eventually results in DNA...

Arginine lowers total body inflammation to help fight brain cancer

(NaturalNews) A diagnosis of cancer, especially the most prevalent form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma, can be devastating, with a dismal prognosis for this particularly fast moving form of the disease. Many cancer lines develop and progress due...

High fiber diet significantly lowers colorectal cancer risk (Opinion)

(NaturalNews) Researchers from Britain and The Netherlands provide conclusive evidence that a high fiber diet can have a dramatic effect on colon cancer incidence. Reporting in the British Medical Journal, scientists performing a meta-analysis of twenty...

Magnesium improves brain plasticity to ease anxiety and boost cognition

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is an essential mineral required to perform more than 300 critical biochemical enzymatic reactions within the human body. Optimal circulating magnesium levels are well known to promote cardiovascular health. Emerging evidence...

Omega-3 fats reduce systemic inflammation and lower feelings of anxiety

(NaturalNews) The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA continue to garner well deserved attention as essential components of human health. Researchers publishing in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity show that the long-chain fat duo significantly lowers...

Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA improve insulin resistance and boost cardiovascular health

(NaturalNews) Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to...

Blood pressure control is essential to minimize stroke risk and avert memory decline

(NaturalNews) Researchers reporting in the journal Neurology have found that elevated blood pressure as we age contributes to stroke risk and memory loss associated with cognitive decline. Stroke is the fourth leading killer of adults in the US, and...

Green tea confirmed as a weight loss nutrient and heart health antioxidant

(NaturalNews) Green tea (and its less refined cousin, white tea) has been a part of the ancient Chinese tradition for countless generations, in large part due to its rich endowment of bioactive catechins. Many studies over the past decade have shown...

Watermelons lower abdominal fat accumulation and reduce heart-clogging arterial plaque

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated that consuming watermelon juice can have a significant impact on artery-clogging plaque deposition by modifying blood lipids and lowering dangerous belly fat accumulation. Heart...

Raw nuts lower elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure to fight metabolic syndrome

(NaturalNews) Metabolic syndrome is a well studied and documented group of biomarkers and physical observations that are known to preclude many chronic and potentially life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Researchers...

Chocolate consumption lowers stroke risk and heart disease incidence by a third

(NaturalNews) Everybody likes chocolate, a fact supported by the annual increase in consumption documented by chocolate manufacturers around the globe. This may be good news for many chocolate consumers, but caution is advised to carefully monitor the...

B vitamins and omega fat ratio are critical to prevent Alzheimer's disease

(NaturalNews) Proper nutritional status, attained by consuming a healthy diet teamed with natural vitamins and minerals along with optimization of omega fat lipid ratios, can help to prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...

Omega-3 fats from fish oil and supplements prevent and slow arthritis progression

(NaturalNews) Humans have been consuming omega-3 fats from natural fish, nut and seed sources for countless generations. Our core genetic structure depends on a regular supply of the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA to form cell wall structures and...

Green vegetable consumption stimulates immune system signaling to support optimal health

(NaturalNews) We all know that our immune system is the first line of defense against a wide array of potentially deadly pathogens, bacteria and viruses. Yet many people take this crucial defense barrier for granted and do little to ensure that they...

Ginger root reduces digestive inflammation markers to lower colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Since ancient times, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant...

Green tea inhibits extra weight gain and can help prevent obesity

(NaturalNews) Reporting in the research journal Obesity, researchers continue to mount crucial evidence to support green tea as an agent in the war against overweight and obesity. Green tea (and its less refined cousin, white tea) is shown to slow weight...

Study shows negative mindset dramatically increases risk of dementia

(NaturalNews) Loss of cognitive function, most commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease, instills feelings of fear and insecurity more than any other chronic condition, including a cancer diagnosis. Researchers publishing in the journal Neurology,...

Vitamin E tocotrienols protect the heart and prevent metabolic syndrome

(NaturalNews) Few people pay attention to the importance of vitamin E, much less to the multi-fractioned mirror image versions of the vitamin known as isomers (consisting of tocotrienols and tocopherols). Vitamin E has long been known as a nutrient that...

Resveratrol lowers breast cancer risk by blocking estrogen growth factor

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Calabria in Italy publishing in The FASEB Journal report that resveratrol blocks the effect of estrogen and can help to prevent the malignant growth of breast cancer in women....

Poor vitamin B-12 status leads to reduced brain volume and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) Many people are aware that vitamin B12 status declines during aging, as millions of seniors fall prey to a decline in this critical nutrient. Vitamin B12 circulating in the blood declines in the elderly due to absorption problems in the...

Fruit and vegetable consumption effectively lowers colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American...

Omega-3 fats DHA and EPA lower risk of premature death by more than eighty percent

(NaturalNews) Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the...

Zinc found critical within the brain to improve memory and cognition

(NaturalNews) Zinc is an essential mineral known to improve skin tone, aid wound healing, fight cancer and shorten the length of the common cold. Researchers publishing in the journal Neuron now identify the crucial role this super-nutrient plays in...

Olive oil and nuts in diet control heart disease better than dangerous drug therapies

(NaturalNews) More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study...

White fleshed fruit and vegetable consumption slashes stroke risk in half

(NaturalNews) Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption...

Green tea alters gene expression to improve cholesterol metabolism

(NaturalNews) Green tea consumption has been shown to benefit many health issues ranging from help with weight management to cancer prevention and treatment. New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition explains that the natural extract...

Increased vitamin D in blood adds years to life and helps prevent colon cancer

(NaturalNews) Just in case you needed more proof that low blood levels of vitamin D represent a significant health concern, researchers publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that small increases in the sunshine vitamin...

Resveratrol and vitamin D synergistically team to boost metabolism and prevent obesity

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol has been on the nutritional radar of researchers because of its proven ability to mimic some of the life-extending characteristics provided by calorie restriction as seen in animals and humans alike. Scientists publishing in...

Omega-3 DHA fat dampens brain inflammation to lower stroke risk, improves cognitive function

(NaturalNews) Several recently published articles highlight the critical importance of Omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal Stroke demonstrate that the active DHA Omega-3 fat component...

A handful of walnuts each day significantly lowers breast cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Researchers from Marshall University in West Virginia report in the journal Nutrition and Cancer that small amounts of walnuts eaten daily can significantly lower the risk of breast cancer in women. Walnuts are a naturally great tasting...

Carnosine improves cellular antioxidant reserves to battle stress and improve cognitive function

(NaturalNews) Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant and metal-chelating nutrient that is shown to minimize the damaging effects of stress on cellular function. Research presented in the PLoS One journal explains that carnosine can help to drastically...

Milk thistle provides a protective shield to the liver, heart and brain

(NaturalNews) The liver is one of the most critical organs essential to human health. It serves more than 300 functions in the body to detoxify against chemical and environmental intrusions, and it promotes metabolic function as well. Silymarin is commonly...

Chocolate and cocoa polyphenols vindicated in the war against heart disease

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England have finally published solid evidence to demonstrate the consumption of chocolate is associated with improved heart and vascular health. Writing in the prestigious BMJ (British Medical...

Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

(NaturalNews) Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of...

Processed red meat consumption doubles the risk of developing diabetes

(NaturalNews) Health-minded adults have been wary of excessive red meat consumption, and most avoid any type of processed meats due to the highly carcinogenic nitrite content. Additives used to add taste, cure and prolong shelf life of classic foods...

Understand the importance of vitamin D and essential nutrients to prevent chronic disease

(NaturalNews) Prominent research studies continue to extol the virtues of maintaining proper levels of critical nutrients such as vitamin D throughout life to prevent most diseases that plaque western cultures. Publishing in the European Journal of Clinical...

Alpha lipoic acid prevents mitochondrial aging and boosts energy levels

(NaturalNews) Mitochondria are the small powerhouse organelles that control the energy output for each of the trillions of cells that function synergistically within the human body. Every cell houses dozens to hundreds of mitochondria, depending on the...

Physical activity and lifestyle changes cut Alzheimer`s dementia risk in half

(NaturalNews) Would you be willing to make six simple lifestyle changes if you knew you could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by 50%? Researchers publishing the result of a study in the journal Lancet Neurology found that the exploding...

Carnitine and lipoic acid shown to prevent diabetes and improve cognitive function

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is a devastating disease that results from an inability to properly metabolize glucose resulting from poor insulin function. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition found that the naturally occurring...

Lutein lowers oxidized LDL cholesterol levels and can prevent atherosclerosis

(NaturalNews) Lutein has long been known as a powerful nutritional agent useful for protecting vision in aging adults and for protecting against the sight-robbing condition known as macular degeneration. New research published in The Journal of Nutrition...

Poor lifestyle habits in middle age cause brain shrinkage and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) The result of a new study published in the journal Neurology (the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology) has found that poor lifestyle habits and related health disorders such as smoking, overweight and obesity, diabetes...

Vitamin K is the missing link to prevent arterial hardening and cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) Vitamin K is a critical nutrient widely known for its ability to promote normal blood clotting. A wealth of new information demonstrates that this vitamin in its multiple forms can provide a powerful anti-inflammatory shield to protect...

Cinnamon may hold the key to Alzheimer`s disease prevention and treatment

(NaturalNews) Researchers from Tel Aviv University report in the PLoS ONE journal that the common spice cinnamon found in many kitchen pantries around the world may hold a crucial key to preventing Alzheimer`s disease. Alzheimer`s disease cases are growing...

Natural coffee compound can prevent Alzheimer`s disease progression

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in the Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease have discovered that a natural chemical compound found in coffee combines with caffeine to create a protective shield against the development and progression of Alzheimer`s disease....

Vitamin E tocotrienols improve metabolic markers to prevent vascular and cancer risks

(NaturalNews) Very few people realize that there are eight different fractions of vitamin E known as tocotrienols that are essential to optimal health and protect against vascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Tocotrienols are so critical...

Grape and grape extract compounds help protect against Alzheimer`s disease development

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing the result of a study in the Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease found that eating grapes and supplementing with grape seed extract compounds help to prevent the development and progression of Alzheimer`s dementia. This...

Reduce refined dietary carbs to lower body fat and risk of chronic disease

(NaturalNews) Many health-conscious individuals understand that the key to optimal health and well-maintained body weight is achieved by adherence to a reduced carbohydrate diet. Extensive scientific evidence now exists to show that elimination of refined...

A handful of nuts each day may prevent diabetes and associated complications

(NaturalNews) Research published in the prestigious journal Diabetes Care (published by the American Diabetes Association) suggests that two ounces of nuts consumed daily when substituted for refined carbohydrate foods can prevent diabetes and the deadly...

Astaxanthin prevents heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's dementia

(NaturalNews) There`s a new kid on the block in the world of natural nutrients that promotes optimal health and has a significant impact in preventing chronic disease development. Astaxanthin is a red-orange carotenoid pigment derived from microalgae,...

Vitamin D influences brain proteins to protect against Alzheimer`s disease

(NaturalNews) Advanced age and the build-up of amyloid beta protein clumps on brain structures are the clinical manifestation leading to the devastating form of dementia known as Alzheimer`s disease. Breaking research published in the journal Fluids...

Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells

(NaturalNews) Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical...

This digestive enzyme is a powerful agent in the fight against cancer

(NaturalNews) Bromelain is a natural digestive enzyme extracted from pineapples. The nutrient is rapidly taking its place aside many of the most powerful natural agents in the war on cancer and other chronic conditions that take the lives of millions...

Regular olive oil consumption lowers stroke risk by forty percent

(NaturalNews) Critical research released in the industry publication journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology provides evidence that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of stroke. The study examined individuals over...

Strawberries boost blood antioxidant levels and prevent chronic diseases

(NaturalNews) Strawberries are shown to be a potent source of antioxidants in a body of research published in the journal Food Chemistry. In vivo studies confirm that regular consumption of the flavorful fruit raises antioxidant blood saturation levels....

Green tea and cocoa epicatechin flavonoids lower diabetes risk and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) New research published in the Journal of Nutrition provides evidence that potent epicatechin flavonoids from extracts of green tea and cocoa lower the destructive effects of high blood sugar. This can effectively prevent damage that ravages...

Green tea polyphenols shown to prevent fatal autoimmune diseases

(NaturalNews) The Chinese have known the healing power of green tea for generations. Many believe that the unprocessed tea leaves can help to prevent or even cure many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and dementia. Volumes of scientific...

Omega-3 fats hold the key to curing depression in the elderly

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly. Neural...

Vitamin E tocotrienols significantly lower disease-promoting triglycerides

(NaturalNews) Extensive Big Pharma propaganda has most allopathic physicians and their patients focused on blood cholesterol levels as a critical factor in cardiovascular disease development, as this is a number they can easily manipulate with dangerous...

Cocoa flavanols from dark chocolate improve vision and cognitive function

(NaturalNews) Potent cacao flavanols from dark chocolate have proven effective in lowering the risk from heart disease and sudden heart attack in recent studies. Writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, researchers demonstrate that antioxidants...

Blueberries, resveratrol and cocoa flavanols aid weight management goals

(NaturalNews) A wealth of new scientific evidence shines a critical light on the importance of natural foods and nutritional compounds in the fight against overweight, obesity and weight maintenance. Virtually all alternative health experts agree, the...

Grape seed, resveratrol and pomegranate provide potent blood pressure lowering effect

(NaturalNews) Adults aged 55 and older face a risk of developing elevated blood pressure greater than 90%, accounting for more than 40 million doctor visits each year and taxing an already overburdened healthcare system. Uncontrolled blood pressure slowly...

Proper potassium balance essential to healthy blood pressure and reduced heart attack risk

(NaturalNews) Increasing incidence of high blood pressure continues to be the most significant factor in death from a heart attack and advancing cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure readings cause thickening of the coronary arteries as micro-cracks...

Omega-3 fatty acids lower heart disease and dementia risk markers

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in the journal Nutrition show that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and natural foods including nuts and seeds can lower levels of dangerous homocysteine, an amino acid linked with increased risk of cardiovascular...

Abdominal fat linked to increased risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer`s disease

(NaturalNews) Researchers from the American Academy of Neurology publishing in the journal Neurology have released the result of a study showing that being overweight or obese in midlife significantly increases the risk of developing certain forms of...

Melatonin effectively controls weight gain, obesity and associated heart disease

(NaturalNews) Melatonin is a powerful natural hormone that is well known for its association with circadian rhythms that promote a healthful sleep cycle. Researchers from the University of Granada reporting in the Journal of Pineal Research have found...

Natural nutrients and diet lower risk of disease and extend healthy lifespan

(NaturalNews) Would you adopt a nutrient-rich calorie restricted diet if it meant you could experience a three-fold reduction in mortality from age-related diseases and possibly add 5 to 10 healthy years onto your life? Calorie Restriction is the most...

Nutrients in blueberries may hold the key to fat cell formation and natural weight loss

(NaturalNews) Multiple nutritional studies have demonstrated that blueberries exert a powerful cardio-protective effect due to the high concentration of polyphenols found in the berry. Researchers from the Texas Woman`s University examined the role this...

Resveratrol and grape seed polyphenols combine to prevent diabetes

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing the results of two independent studies in the British Journal of Nutrition have demonstrated that polyphenol antioxidants found naturally in red grapes can prevent the buildup of fat in muscle tissue that is a precursor...

Curcumin Naturally Fights Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimer`s Disease and Obesity

(NaturalNews) Curcumin is one of a small number of super nutrients which has the demonstrated ability to dramatically lower the risk from cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer`s disease and has been shown to influence the storage of body fat by altering...

Potent antiviral nutrients are critical to disease prevention and longevity

(NaturalNews) Humans have relied on natural extracts and powerful nutrients to prevent disease and maintain health for countless generations. The typical diet consists mostly of foods that have been heavily processed so that most of the vitamins and...

High-fiber diet significantly lowers risk of future heart disease

(NaturalNews) Nutrition researchers from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago report that a diet naturally high in fiber provides critical protection from heart disease in a study of adults aged 20 to 59 years. Results presented to the American Heart Association`s...

Walnuts rank as top nut, providing highest level of quality antioxidants

(NaturalNews) The result of a new study presented to the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society found that the noble walnut packed the highest level of quality antioxidants of any nut species. Not only do walnuts provide plenty...

Drinking green tea lowers body weight and reduces fat accumulation

(NaturalNews) Compelling evidence presented in the journal Nutrition Research makes the irrefutable connection among green tea consumption, lowered body weight and reduced levels of dangerous belly fat. Drinking between 5 and 8 cups of green tea each...

Optimal vitamin D levels and acai fight arterial plaque, lower heart disease risk

(NaturalNews) Critical research into the importance of vitamin D on vascular health was carried out at the Emory University School of Medicine and reported to the American College of Cardiology. Researchers provided evidence that increasing levels of...

Slash colon cancer risk with natural lifestyle and diet

(NaturalNews) You are what you eat. We`ve all heard the saying many times before. Perhaps a more fitting way of coining the phrase would be `the foods you eat daily determine the diseases you will develop in later life`. It`s amazing how many people...

Multi-Vitamins - Slash heart attack risk by 41% and boost immune function

(NaturalNews) A continual supply of quality nutrients are required every day to fuel our metabolic machinery. Natural diet and whole food based multi-vitamins are the best source of the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. Millions of people continue...

Green tea fights cancer, free radical damage, aging and obesity

(NaturalNews) Would you drink a beverage that has repeatedly been shown to fight cancer initiation and proliferation, prevent damaging genetic mutations and negate the effects of free radicals that cause the outward signs of aging? Green tea and members...

Black raspberries and anthocyanins demonstrate powerful cancer fighting power

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. This devastating disease is on the rise as our typical diet of processed foods continues to kill. A diet void of essential nutrients is the driving force behind this largely preventable...

Selenium deficiency increases heart disease and cancer incidence

(NaturalNews) Researchers reporting in the FASEB Journal found that selenium deficiency in the American diet may be a significant foundation for the rampant proliferation of heart disease and cancer over the past several decades. By analyzing data from...

CoQ10 improves hypertension and can prevent congestive heart failure

(NaturalNews) Reporting in the journal Biofactors, researchers found that patients with congestive heart failure that were supplemented with the active form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) improved ejection fraction by 39%. Ejection fraction is a critical...

Potent natural nutrients provide ultimate protection against colon and digestive cancers

(NaturalNews) Pterostilbene is garnering much attention as a powerful nutrient found naturally in the skin of many berries and fruit varieties. According to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the compound is more potent...

Natural fruits of the olive tree effectively lower blood pressure

(NaturalNews) The impact of high blood pressure places millions of Americans at significantly increased risk from cardiovascular disease and sudden death from a heart attack. Big Pharma and modern medicine are quick to prescribe a vast assortment of...

This powerful berry should be part of your anti-aging diet

(NaturalNews) Many health-minded individuals understand the importance of functional foods and especially members of the berry family in chronic disease risk reduction and in free radical scavenging antioxidant ability. Aronia berries, more commonly...

Pecans - Their antioxidants prevent heart disease and lower deadly LDL cholesterol levels

(NaturalNews) The result of a study published in The Journal of Nutrition provides important evidence that the noble pecan is a powerful functional food providing essential antioxidant nutrients to support cardiovascular health. Pecans contain bioactive...

Think red and take advantage of this functional food to lower heart disease and cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Tomatoes are one of the most popular food items in the typical American diet, yet few realize the powerful health-promoting benefits of this bright red fruit. Tomatoes yield a high concentration of the antioxidant lycopene, known to dramatically...

Super Omega-3 fat protects the heart and arteries and can prevent blindness

(NaturalNews) As the population of American baby boomers continues to swell, age related afflictions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complications such as blindness are growing at a similar pace. The number of people aged 65 or older will...

Powerful mineral duo lowers blood pressure and improves heart health

(NaturalNews) Potassium and magnesium are two essential minerals that provide a powerful shield against age-related arterial stiffness and elevated blood pressure readings. Despite our best dietary efforts to eat plenty of fresh vegetables, nuts and...

Lifestyle therapies prove highly effective in the fight against chronic disease

(NaturalNews) Lifestyle therapies that include proper nutrition, stress management, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy body weight are key elements in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer,...

Gamma E tocopherols provide protection against atherosclerosis, cancer and Alzheimer`s disease

(NaturalNews) Health conscious individuals would cite vitamin E as an essential antioxidant necessary for cardiovascular health and protection from cancer. There are a number of different tocopherol forms of vitamin E known as isomers, and it`s important...

Higher vitamin D levels required to protect against cancer and chronic diseases

(NaturalNews) The correlation between serum blood levels of circulating vitamin D and lower risk from many cancer lines has been well documented over the past two decades. Scientists have revealed the mechanism used by this powerful pro-hormone to guide...

This Indian spice packs a powerful anti-cancer punch

(NaturalNews) Known as a staple in the Indian diet, turmeric and its powerful derivative compound curcumin have rapidly gained attention as a potent antioxidant compound that is used to prevent and treat many forms of cancer. Curcumin is taking its rightful...

Bulk up on dietary fiber to lower all-cause risk of death

(NaturalNews) We`ve been told that a diet high in fiber is good for our health as it improves digestion and lowers biomarkers associated with chronic disease. Researchers publishing in the Archives of Internal Medicine provide important evidence to show...

This B vitamin lowers risk of stroke by twenty-five percent

(NaturalNews) Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America each year with 700,000 people suffering needlessly from this debilitating illness. Stroke attacks with virtually no warning and can leave its victims unable to walk or perform the simplest...

Science shows this sweetener makes you fat and damages health

(NaturalNews) Fructose has been implicated as a driving force behind a number of chronic illnesses including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Scientists have theorized that the fruit-based sweetener derived most commonly from...

Deficiency in this essential Omega-6 fat increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

(NaturalNews) Health-conscious individuals understand the importance of Omega-3 fats for cardiovascular and brain health. Conversely, Omega-6 fatty acids are known to lead to systemic inflammation and free radical proliferation when consumed in an unbalanced...

Low fat diet missing essential brain nutrients and leads to cognitive decline

(NaturalNews) It`s estimated that between 10 and 20% of people over the age of 65 suffer from mild cognitive impairment or have been diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease. By the age of 80 more than half have some loss of memory or functional decline and...

Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer

(NaturalNews) Both vitamin D and exposure to sunshine are known to provide protection against many forms of potentially deadly cancer lines. The combination of both supplemental vitamin D and moderate sunlight provide a synergistic effect that is shown...

This amazing nutrient reduces Alzheimer`s plaque formation by ninety percent

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer`s disease is a devastating condition that is characterized by the formation of protein amyloid plaques that attack the neural synapses and prevent normal chemical and electrical signaling activity in the brain. Medical researchers...

Protect yourself with this vitamin to dramatically lower colon cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Evidence in support of the health-promoting properties of vitamin D continues to mount as new research shows a direct link between blood levels of the super-nutrient and the risk of developing colon cancer. The National Cancer Institute...

Poor childhood diet lowers intelligence in later life

(NaturalNews) Most people understand the importance of a well balanced diet, including the minimum daily requirements of vitamins and minerals, to prevent chronic disease. These critical cofactors of life are repeatedly shown to promote health and prevent...

This rapidly emerging nutrient can slow the aging clock and prevent cancer

(NaturalNews) It`s likely you have never heard of pterostilbene. This natural compound is most commonly found in blueberries and grapes and is a cousin to the well-known anti-aging nutrient, resveratrol. Similar in chemical structure, the two nutrients...

Follow this ancient Chinese tradition to prevent chronic disease

(NaturalNews) The healing capacity of green tea has been understood and cultivated by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years. Western medicine has been very slow to embrace the many health benefits attributed to drinking green tea, as it has been with...

Eight servings a day of fruits and vegetables keep the doctor away

(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in the European Heart Journal have released the result of a study examining the diet of more than 300,000 men and women from eight European countries. They found that those individuals eating the most fruits and vegetable...

Super nutrient sacrifices itself to prevent cellular damage and disease

(NaturalNews) The reddish and purple pigments that give many fruits, vegetables and berries their appealing color continue to shine as super functional nutrients that help prevent disease. The journal Molecular Cancer found that a special anthocyanin...

Avoid these fats and lower risk of depression

(NaturalNews) Our diet can have a significant impact on our well being and is shown to influence our mental health and risk of depression. Reporting the results of the SUN Project in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers have linked consumption of synthetic...

Rejuvenate your energy levels with this powerful nutritional agent

(NaturalNews) Nearly 95% of the energy required to fuel our daily activities is provided by the tiny cellular powerhouse structures known as mitochondria. By the time we reach the age of 70, more than half of these critical energy-producing bodies have...

Olive oil and raw green diet lower systemic inflammation and improve cardiovascular health

(NaturalNews) Systemic inflammation is a significant factor known to accelerate the aging process and is an underlying mechanism behind most chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Low grade inflammation increases body...

Resveratrol, curcumin and berries assist cellular housekeeping and slow aging

(NaturalNews) Every cell in our body generates waste that must be removed to preserve normal function. This process is called autophagy and is known to decline in efficiency as we age. When excess cellular debris is allowed to accumulate in our cells,...

Melatonin is a powerful agent in the fight against cancer, dementia and premature aging

(NaturalNews) Free radical production plays a pivotal role in the development of systemic inflammation that fuels the aging process. Free radicals are formed as a result of essential metabolic processes such as breathing, walking and eating. Over the...

Call it vegetable or fruit - This functional food prevents heart disease

(NaturalNews) Who knew that the ubiquitous tomato, actually a super fruit, is good for your heart? The tomato is enjoyed as a tasty compliment in many traditional dishes or eaten a la carte, and scientists from Japan have now discovered that the tomato...

Shut off the light at night to reduce cancer risk

(NaturalNews) A wealth of research is pointing to an ever increasing problem that is shown to increase our risk of cancer. The problem is with light sources in the bedroom at night when most people are asleep. Many of the critical biological functions...

Control blood sugar to prevent diabetes and extend lifespan

(NaturalNews) Our body did not evolve to metabolize the large amount of carbohydrate calories consumed by many individuals today. High levels of blood glucose are a significant underlying factor that leads to the development and proliferation of many...

Almonds shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease

(NaturalNews) It`s hard to imagine that a natural food that tastes as good as an almond can have such a profound beneficial effect on health. Regular almond consumption is shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease in part...

Silymarin from milk thistle protects against liver damage and brain aging

(NaturalNews) The liver and brain are two metabolically active organs that are under constant attack from disease promoting free radicals. Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels combined with blood glucose abnormalities and obesity cause damage...

Resveratrol and quercetin tame inflammation and prevent insulin resistance

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol is a natural nutrient found most notably in the skin of red grapes, and quercetin is a prominent compound in apples and onions. Research continues to mount providing evidence that these protective nutrients can help squelch...

Blueberries and grape seed extract shown to rejuvenate the aging brain

(NaturalNews) Cognitive decline is unnatural. Millions of aging adults consider an impaired capacity to think, reason and form new memories as the inevitable course of declining health. By accepting brain aging as normal, we condemn our senior years...

Lipoic acid and antioxidants lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk

(NaturalNews) Slowly rising blood pressure as we age places millions of Americans at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Medical practitioners and Big Pharma think the answer is to prescribe a host of different pharmaceuticals until a magical...

Take advantage of the full spectrum of vitamin E for maximum disease protection

(NaturalNews) Health conscious people understand the importance of a diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals to avoid chronic illness as we age. Vitamin E is known to confer many health benefits including support for the heart and...

Beetroot juice lowers risk of Alzheimer`s disease and dementia

(NaturalNews) The results of a new study published in the journal Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry shows the impact of beetroot juice on brain health. Researchers already know that beetroot juice is beneficial to heart health as it effectively lowers...

Change diet and lower risk of heart disease by over eighty percent

(NaturalNews) Nearly one million people fall victim to heart disease every year. The vast majority of these people are unaware that this devastating condition can be prevented with a natural approach to diet. Researchers from the European EPIC (European...

Obesity rate surges - Mediterranean diet essential to natural weight loss efforts

(NaturalNews) Overweight and obesity are known to dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Excess body fat fuels the fire of systemic inflammation and the release of dangerous chemical messengers or cytokines...

Magnesium slashes risk of sudden heart failure in women

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required to sustain healthy blood vessels, generate cellular energy, and maintain healthy nerve and muscle function. Required to perform more than 300 critical biochemical reactions throughout the...

Natural diet lowers disease risk after just thirty days, study finds

(NaturalNews) Naturally sourced foods provide considerable protection against many of the leading chronic diseases that take the lives of millions worldwide each year. Researchers are able to demonstrate the influence of food on our genome as a single...

Think purple and prevent Alzheimer`s Disease, Parkinson`s and Multiple Sclerosis

(NaturalNews) The world of natural science is rapidly painting a clear picture that helps us better understand the underlying mechanism behind devastating diseases including Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers are revealing that...

Diet and lifestyle strategies reduce risk of stroke by eighty percent

(NaturalNews) Stroke is a debilitating and often deadly condition that strikes more than 800,000 people each year and ranks as the third leading cause of death. A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain from either a clot or blood vessel...

Super nutrient duo carnosine and carnitine attacks disease

(NaturalNews) Arterial stiffness caused by glycation is one of the key underlying causes of aging and has been shown to contribute to increased risk of heart disease, dementia, DNA damage and metabolic dysfunction. The aging process accelerates as blood...

Pomegranate juice and extracts lower inflammation, oxidative stress and free radical damage

(NaturalNews) The pomegranate is a gift from nature that provides powerful multi-modal health benefits. Extracts and the juice from this super fruit are shown to lower the damaging effects from systemic inflammation that are now associated with the development...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cognitive decline, increased risk of Alzheimer`s disease

(NaturalNews) Health conscious individuals understand the importance of maintaining proper vitamin D blood levels to dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer and many autoimmune conditions. Researchers have now made an...

Carnitine, Curcumin and DHA - Nutrient trio boosts brain health and cognition

(NaturalNews) Cognitive decline and memory loss are considered a normal function of aging by millions of people. A `senior moment` is the term coined to describe momentary forgetfulness that some people experience from time to time. Lapses in memory...

Avoid colds and flu by eliminating sugar and enlisting the natural duo

(NaturalNews) When given the opportunity our body has the amazing capacity to thwart many diseases and illnesses including the common cold and influenza. When we provide our immune system with the necessary tools to fight bacteria and viruses, vibrant...

Study shows alpha-carotene from vegetables and fruit dramatically lowers risk of death

(NaturalNews) It will come as no surprise to many health minded individuals that a natural diet high in vegetables and fruits promotes health and extends lifespan. Foods saturated with synthetic chemicals, hydrogenated fats, salt and sugar stress our...

Almonds, cinnamon and chromium naturally regulate blood sugar to prevent chronic disease

(NaturalNews) Many people don`t give a second thought to their blood glucose levels until a physician indicates a problem with sugar regulation or there is a diagnosis of diabetes. At this point, a cascade of metabolically mediated events is taking place...

Walking, vitamin E and diet modifications thwart Alzheimer`s disease

(NaturalNews) Medical researchers continue to demonstrate that the development and progression of one of the most feared conditions of our generation is not an inevitable occurrence. Alzheimer`s disease affects 1 in 10 people by age 65 and nearly half...

Revitalize cellular energy and slow aging with super nutrients PQQ and CoQ10

(NaturalNews) One of the hallmarks of aging is a rapid decline in cellular energy. Energy is produced by a complex of small powerhouses inside each cell known as mitochondria. Mitochondria are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of free radicals and...

Natural flavonoids from fruits and vegetables dramatically lower cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Natural compounds commonly found in many fruits and vegetables are among the most powerful agents we have in our dietary arsenal to combat many forms of cancer. Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins have evolved as a protective mechanism for...

Red meat consumption linked to increase in esophageal cancer

(NaturalNews) Many researchers have made the connection between red meat consumption and a variety of different digestive cancers. The results of a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology makes a clear link between red meat consumption...

Obtain your natural weight with Vitamin D

(NaturalNews) Excess body weight and abdominal obesity represent an astounding threat to the health of millions of men, women and children worldwide. Over the past century obesity has been relatively rare, affecting less than 1% of the population at...

Diet rich in antioxidants found to lower risk of diabetes

(NaturalNews) Pharmaceuticals are not the answer to cure or treat diabetes. Avandia is the latest drug to be questioned for its efficacy, and its side effects increase the risk of heart attack by 43%. The Commission on Human Medicines in Great Britain...

Chocolate shown to lower blood pressure better than drugs

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure is a critical concern as it significantly raises the incidence of vascular disease and stroke. As a result of stress, poor diet and lifestyle, enzymes in our body produce a substance known as angiotensin II that causes...

Milk thistle, vitamin E and fish oil fats can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease

(NaturalNews) As many as 1 in 3 Americans are living with a ticking bomb known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The condition is virtually symptomless until the liver becomes inflamed or scarred from decades of dietary abuse. The vast majority...

The Powerhouse of Nature: Nutrients and Diet Effectively Lower Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) High blood pressure is known as the silent killer: it has no symptoms and leads to a shortened life as micro cracks in the tiny blood vessels and arteries throughout the body become infiltrated with deadly plaque. When blood pressure remains...

Acai and the Berry Family Fight Free Radical Aging and Provide Disease Protection

(NaturalNews) Each day our cells are bombarded with negatively charged ions known as free radicals that cause damage leading to accelerated aging and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. It`s estimated that each of our trillion or so...

Prevent and Treat Heart Disease by Optimizing Omega-3 Fats

(NaturalNews) Humans have evolved to consume Omega-3 fatty acids and rely on this essential fat for the construction of cell wall membranes and to ensure cardiac health. Our ancient ancestors ate a diet high in fish, nuts and seeds to yield an abundance...

Optimize Vitamin K to Protect Against Arterial Plaque, Cancer and Aging

(NaturalNews) Few people realize the essential role that Vitamin K plays to prevent and reverse coronary artery calcification. This powerful nutrient has been shown to be the missing link in the development of a natural solution to keep calcium from...

B Vitamins shown to lower risk of Alzheimer`s Disease

(NaturalNews) Alzheimer`s disease cases are growing at an unprecedented rate with new cases expected to double by the year 2030. A news release from Alzheimer`s Disease International considers this the single most significant health and social crisis...

Super nutrient shown to stop cancer in its tracks

(NaturalNews) The second leading cause of death in the US is a preventable disease caused by a damaging diet of processed foods and poor lifestyle choices. Having seen family members and friends succumb to the disease, many people view cancer as inevitable...

Natural nutritional approach lowers blood pressure, no drugs necessary

(NaturalNews) Elevated blood pressure exerts a health threatening effect on every organ in the body as it slowly acts to cause our veins and arteries to deteriorate. Small cracks develop as a result and must be patched quickly to avert disaster. In an...

Resveratrol and grape seed extract fight against heart disease, dementia and aging

(NaturalNews) It`s important to understand that many of the top 10 killer diseases have one metabolic factor in common. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer`s disease and the process of aging are all accelerated by wild blood sugar swings that...

Magnesium slashes risk of sudden cardiac death and naturally lowers blood sugar

(NaturalNews) Magnesium is one of the most common elemental minerals in the human body, yet experts believe that more than 90% of adults are deficient, placing them at extreme risk of sudden death from a heart attack and of developing diabetes. Hundreds...

Omega-3 Fat DHA: Harness the Power and Slash Risk of Diabetes and Brain Aging

(NaturalNews) Human genetics have evolved by harnessing the power of a wide variety of nutrients which have been available in our food supply for countless generations. Over the past half century many of these natural nutrients which are so essential...

Coenzyme Q10 Boosts Energy, Promotes Heart Health and Assists Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Coenzyme Q10 is an amazing chemical cofactor which is required by every cell in the body to produce the energy we need to live. It`s been shown to increase the level of energy to all muscles and is especially important to cardiac function...

Control Blood Sugar to Extend Lifespan and Assist Natural Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Extreme blood sugar swings and insulin resistance are not only detrimental to your health, but they are also rapidly becoming biomarkers of aging and longevity which can be monitored and charted to determine the rate of aging and risk of...

Achieve Vibrant Health with Natural Diet and Lifestyle

(NaturalNews) Our diet has changed radically over the past century and has become a significant cause of disease and illness as animal based foods account for a quarter of our calories. Processed foods, which didn`t exist 100 years ago, make up more...

Eat Almonds and Walnuts to Promote Heart Health and Prevent Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Man has evolved to eat almonds and walnuts in their natural form and extensive research confirms the benefits to our health. It`s no coincidence that the ratio of fats and other essential nutrients are in perfect balance with our own nutritional...

Natural Lifestyle Changes Cut Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Assist Weight Loss Goals

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US as new cases continue to be diagnosed at a rate of 4000 per day. This sobering statistic places millions of people at greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and...

Follow Natural Steps to Protect Yourself from Dementia

(NaturalNews) Many people believe occasional lapses in memory are normal and part of getting old, but medical research shows us that `senior moments` should not be viewed as normal aging and are cause for concern. Cognitive decline and loss of short...

Vitamin C and Pomegranate Effectively Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

(NaturalNews) Heart disease claims the lives of nearly 900,000 Americans each year, caused largely by a diet of processed junk food, excess calories, obesity and smoking. Many people are under the false impression that heart disease is inevitable and...

Super Nutrients Stimulate Longevity Genes and Promote Health

(NaturalNews) The benefits of calorie restriction have been known for the past 75 years and provide an important means to increase lifespan. Scientists continue to uncover the evolved biological mechanisms that have been shown to extend life and improve...

Lowering Triglycerides Assists Weight Loss and Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Triglycerides are a type of blood fat which evolved as an essential means of transporting and storing energy for use at times when food is scarce. This served us well during our evolutionary past when the next meal could be several days...

Prevent Cancer and Lose Weight Naturally by Limiting Fructose

(NaturalNews) The link between fructose consumption and many forms of cancer are quite evident, as this form of sugar derived from fruit provides fuel to cancer cells, causing them to divide and proliferate. Fructose is an inexpensive sweetener used...

Calorie Restriction Extends Lifespan and Promotes Natural Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) There`s little doubt that the vast majority of children and adults alike eat considerably more calories than required to maintain an ideal weight. Many people are amazed to find out they`re nutritionally deficient despite the quantity of...

Vitamin D Cuts Cancer and Heart Disease Risk by Up to Fifty Percent

(NaturalNews) Health conscious individuals have been closely following Vitamin D research for the past decade as volumes of scientific evidence prove this prohormone has been selected through our evolution to provide critical protection against many...

Green Tea and DHA: Nutrients Promote Health and Assist Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Green tea and the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA combine to provide a powerful natural shield against certain forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia while assisting weight loss and maintenance. Both of these nutrients directly target...

Prevent Alzheimer's Disease with Natural Diet and Lifestyle Strategy

(NaturalNews) Can Alzheimer`s disease be prevented, or is there anything which can be done to delay its inevitable progression? That was the question posed in a mock court run by the National Institutes of Health which reviewed a variety of factors including...

Resveratrol Prevents Brain and Heart Damage While Assisting Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol is the protective bioactive nutrient most commonly found in the skin of red grapes, peanuts and cacao. Resveratrol provides a protective barrier against disease and fungus in plants which is also beneficial to human health....

Control Your Appetite Hormones to Achieve Permanent Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) Our body has evolved to use a very efficient pair of hormones which signal the brain when it`s time to eat, or when we`ve had enough food. Leptin and ghrelin are the hormonal messengers responsible for our desire to eat, our craving for...

Natural Supplements Reduce Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

(NaturalNews) Diabetes is an insidious disease which greatly increases the risk of developing coronary artery disease, a condition characterized by the buildup of deadly plaque within the interior wall of arteries supplying the heart with blood. A study...

Natural Diet and Lifestyle Reverse the Effects of Aging

(NaturalNews) Medical researchers have made great strides over the past decade toward understanding the intricate process we know as aging. In an article published in U.S. News and World Report, nutritionist Dr. Jonny Bowden identifies the four main...

Slash Diabetes Risk with More Green Leafy Vegetables and Natural Diet

(NaturalNews) Diabetes continues to grow at a staggering rate with 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed each year in the US. The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million children and adults are either pre-diabetic or have progressed...

Cholesterol Level Predicts Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults

(NaturalNews) The results of a 20 year study bring to light the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle from an early age. Elevated cholesterol levels in young adults in their 20's and 30's were predictive of the development of coronary artery calcium...
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