Articles by Lynn Berry:

Weight Problems Influenced by How We Eat

(NaturalNews) Being overweight or obese can be influenced by how we eat as opposed to what we eat. These are the findings of recent research into eating habits. Many of us eat with other things going on at the same time, for example, working or playing...

Impact of Food on Mood

(NaturalNews) Research has found that certain foods trigger particular brain chemicals which impact on our emotions for as long as two to three hours. Thus our diet can contribute to feeling positive or negative. Knowing what foods trigger which brain...

Talcum powder as dangerous as asbestos

(NaturalNews) Back in 1973 the evidence about the dangers of talc prompted the FDA to think about steps to reduce the level of the asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic talc. The dangers are that talc is related to asbestos – a known carcinogen – and that...

The Subtle Cues that Influence Overeating

(NaturalNews) In a recent book called Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Professor Brian Wansink outlines factors that influence us to overeat. While we may think we are resilient to food packaging, or to the size of food items, Wansink's...

Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration with Omega-Three

(NaturalNews) The benefits of Omega-3 for reducing the risk of macular degeneration were revealed in a recent study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology . Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision impairment for...

Solutions to Mineral-Depleted Soils and Our Health

(NaturalNews) Many individuals are experimenting with, and producing, viable solutions to soil depletion. As discussed in a previous article (see www.naturalnews.com/024581.html), soil depletion is a serious problem for the world's population because...

Knowing the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Vitamins Is Vital to Good Health

(NaturalNews) Since the Pan-pharmaceutical scare in Australia a few years back, many small natural vitamin businesses went out of business. A glance on the shelves of the vitamin retailers shows a narrower range of choices. More pharmaceutical companies...

Ancient Seeds: The Key to Feeding the World

(NaturalNews) All over the world, crops are failing because they are unable to cope with more frequent extreme weather changes. One day there could be a snap frost, while another day, it could be extremely hot. In these conditions, our modern day seeds...

Why We Need Action on Soil Depletion

(NaturalNews) Soil scientists have known for many years about the decline in soil fertility. To address the problem, farmers, agricultural companies and governments have advocated a number of solutions which, however, have not ensured that our food is...

Be Aware of Sustainable Food Issues

(NaturalNews) We need to consider the issues of producing sustainable food, so that we are aware of what we are buying and eating, and in the long run, help the environment. As natural resources are in demand and under pressure, now is the time to start...

How organochlorine pollutants end up in whales

(NaturalNews) Some chemicals, such as DDT, that were banned many years ago persist in the environment even in places where there are no human inhabitants or no known chemical use. They are contaminating what used to be considered pristine environments,...

Television May Be Doing Your Thinking

(NaturalNews) The world's biggest leisure activity is watching television. Not walking or reading, not playing games with our children, not engaging with others in outdoor activities. Most of us like to think that television has absolutely no effect...

Consequences of sleep deprivation for teenagers

(NaturalNews) Many teenagers miss out on a full night's sleep during the school week which impacts on school performance, attention, memory, and has been identified as a cause of weight gain in children. The study led by Professor Olds (University...

Is your poor body image being mirrored by your child?

(NaturalNews) Recent findings of a study of preschoolers found that issues around self esteem manifest as parents worry about their own looks, their own weight and fitness. According to Marita McCabe, a professor of psychology at Deakin University who...

The Health Benefits of Omega-3 in Flaxseeds

(NaturalNews) There are a number of sources of Omega-3. The most well known are cold water fish and flaxseed oil. Interestingly both these sources differ as to the amount of Omega-3 they contain and how the Omega-3 is processed in the body. Unrefined...

Chinese Milk Formula Leads to Hospitalization

(NaturalNews) A milk product contaminated with melamine has been recalled in China according to the China Daily (1). Sanlu, a producer of baby milk food, has recalled its product after a child diagnosed with kidney stones died. The product was found...

Class Action Against Therapeutic Goods Administration for Unfair Targeting of Natural Supplements

(NaturalNews) Five years ago the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) took drastic action against Pan Pharmaceuticals because of the hospitalisation of 19 people who took Travacalm (a travel sickness drug). TGA stripped the company of its licence and...

Who Is Responsible for the Surge in Food and Fuel Prices?

(NaturalNews) The impact of the green revolution into biofuels is impacting more than anyone could have guessed on the availability, and thus the cost, of food. From 2002 until February this year the cost of a basket of food rose by 140% according to...

The Cause of Bacteria in Lettuce and Spinach

(NaturalNews) Many supermarkets and food stores stock packaged, trimmed or cut lettuce and spinach as well as other green leaves. It is these minimally processed types of lettuce and spinach that attract food-borne pathogens such as listeria monocytogenes...

Do You Want Happiness, Improved Intelligence and Better Memory?

(NaturalNews) We've all heard about the benefits of exercise for our hearts and to reduce cholesterol, but what about for happiness, improving intelligence and memory as well as for alleviating addiction, stress and aggression. These are the findings...

A2 Milk: the Solution to Lactose Intolerance, Allergies and Other Illness?

(NaturalNews) People with assumed lactose intolerance are able to tolerate A2 milk with research suggesting that intolerance is due to the type of milk protein present in the milk given that A2 milk contains lactose. Milk contains two main types of proteins...

More Good News on the Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

(NaturalNews) We've heard of the benefits of green tea but what about the evidence. The scientific community has shown strong interest in uncovering just what the benefits might be. Some have been cautious and say that there is limited long term evidence...

Taking Steps to Prevent Dementia in Old Age Is an Important Consideration

(NaturalNews) Research has found that high cholesterol levels in your 40's or younger increases the risk of dementia which includes Alzheimer's disease. Dementia is a syndrome which describes a disorder of memory, thinking and behaviour. It is caused...

Australian Government Develops Strategy for Combating Alcohol Abuse

(NaturalNews) The Federal Government in Australia is developing a strategy for combating excessive alcohol consumption, spending $53.5 million dollars on a national strategy. This comes after concern about binge drinking amongst young people, a rise...

The Harmful Chemical, Formaldehyde, Needs Worldwide Regulation

(NaturalNews) Recent research reveals that regular exposure to formaldehyde leads to a 34% chance of developing Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou Gehrig's disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a neurodegenerative disease affecting...

Serious Safety Issues for Female Veterinarians

(NaturalNews) X-rays, anaesthetic gases and pesticides contribute to a high level of miscarriage in female veterinarians. In fact, researchers found that they were twice as likely to miscarry as reported in an article published in the Journal of Occupational...

Health Benefits of Yoga – Spirituality, Physically, Mentally

(NaturalNews) Yoga has overtaken Aussie rules football (1) – more people are doing yoga – making it the 13th most popular physical activity in Australia. Even football players are doing yoga as part of their physical training every week. A survey...

Cough and Cold Syrups: Why Bother?

(NaturalNews) Parents in Australia will now need a prescription to buy cough and cold syrups for any child under two. This is because of findings that the syrups are of little benefit in soothing coughs and of the potential harm. As a result, the National...

Fat or Skinny, Exercise Keeps You Healthy

(NaturalNews) We often assume that if you're skinny you don't need to worry too much about exercise. However according to Professor Dick Telford of the Australian National University, findings show that a lack of fitness has an effect on death rates...

Did You Participate in Earth Hour?

(NaturalNews) On Saturday, the 29th of March, cities around the world turned off their lights for an hour as part of a global movement to stop climate change. The event started in Sydney by the World Wild Fund for Nature last year and has now spread...

Shoes From China: Bad for the Buyer, Bad for the Maker

(NaturalNews) Walk into a shoe shop today and typically you'll be overwhelmed, not by the wonderful smell of leather, but of plastics, glues and other chemicals. You'll notice that shoes don't last as long, the thin leather wearing easily away, the soles...

The Dangers of Using Skin Lightening Creams

(NaturalNews) Doctors in the UK were confused by symptoms presented by a woman when no reason for her weight gain, stretch or stripe marks and inability to conceive could be found. It was only after further questioning that she admitted to using a skin...

Bamboo: An Eco-friendly and Versatile Product

(NaturalNews) Bamboo clothing is breaking into prestigious department stores. Legwear, underwear, socks and bodywear are now on sale there. One company producing these claims that the clothing is made with organic cotton and bamboo fibres and that the...

Stilnox/Ambien/Imovane: The Sleep Drugs That Can Kill

(NaturalNews) Last year a young woman died after jumping off Sydney Harbour Bridge. Security footage shows her walking in a zig-zag fashion along the cycleway before climbing onto a ledge. Officials and family believe it wasn't suicide. According...

Conventionally Grown Garlic Contaminated With Chemicals

(NaturalNews) Garlic is recognised as a valuable ingredient in maintaining a healthy life and combating disease. However what looks to be perfectly natural could in fact be treated with chemicals. So the question is where is your garlic from and how...

Chlorine: A Toxic Solution for the Production of White Paper

(NaturalNews) Many commonly used paper products contain by-products of chlorine, the most serious being dioxin, a chemical that has been rated by the FDA as 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT. Dioxin is a name for a family of toxic...

A School Program for Kids in the Garden and Kitchen

(NaturalNews) An initiative to encourage healthy food choices and at the same time educate children about growing and cooking foods has the endorsement of the Australian Federal Government for a rollout of the program to schools around Australia. The...

Obesity Linked to Increased Health Risks and Birth Defects

(NaturalNews) Obesity rates are increasing in Australia with over half of Australian adults overweight (Australian Bureau of Statistics). More disturbing are studies finding that overweight women giving birth are more likely to have children that become...

Class Action Brought Against Makers of Parkinson’s Drugs

(NaturalNews) A class action by a law firm in Melbourne (Australia) is about to be taken against two pharmaceutical companies that produce drugs for treating Parkinson's disease. The action is being taken due to side effects caused by the drugs and the...

Advocate Group Urges Ban on Junk Food Marketing to Children

(NaturalNews) The Consumers International Congress (CI) was held in Sydney at the end of October with the theme 'holding corporations to account'. Two areas of the Congress that attracted media attention were 'Obesity and Food Marketing', and 'The Ethics...

The True Cost of Drinking Bottled Water

(NaturalNews) People all around the world are drinking more and more bottled water. Growing at a rate of 10% a year, it's the most popular beverage (1). A report by the Earth Policy Institute (in Washington) reports that in 2004, people were drinking...

Suffering From Hair Colouring - A Chemical Overdose

(NaturalNews) Recently a young woman in the U.K. suffered a severe reaction to a hair dye with chemical burns to her skin around her face, neck and scalp and a rash over her body (1). This is in line with reports of an increase in hair dye allergies....

Japanese Whaling – An Unnecessary Slaughter

(NaturalNews) If you thought the days of spearing an animal were over, think again. The Japanese whaling fleet left Japan at the end of November on what they call a scientific expedition. The aim: to kill nearly 1000 minke and fin whales, and had planned...

Consumers Advocate Group Urges Ban on Marketing to Children

(NaturalNews) The Consumers International Congress (CI) was held in Sydney at the end of October with the theme 'holding corporations to account'. Two areas of the Congress that attracted media attention were 'Obesity and Food Marketing', and 'The Ethics...

Spotlighting Asbestos: The Death of a Compensation Campaigner

(NaturalNews) Bernie Banton, an Australian noted for his persistent effort in getting compensation for sufferers of asbestos related disease, died on the 27th of November of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure...

Knocking Out Superbugs With Antimicrobial UMF Honey

(NaturalNews) Recent articles on NaturalNews by Stephanie Whited and Celina Cook discuss bacteria infections that are resistant to drugs, see (http://www.NaturalNews.com/022276.html) and (http://www.NaturalNews.com/022281.html) respectively. Whited points...

Maximizing Your Health With Wine: The Amount Vs. Type

(NaturalNews) There are a number of studies showing the benefits of including wine in a healthy diet. The most recent is one conducted by the Karolinska Institute on 25,000 women in Sweden. This study looked at women that consumed fresh fruits and vegetables,...

Beyond Non-Toxic Toothpaste: Tips for Healthy Teeth

(NaturalNews) Fluoride and triclosan are toxic ingredients that are contained in most commonly used toothpastes (http://www.NaturalNews.com/017804.html). If we want to avoid these products, what toothpastes help protect our teeth from cavities and are...
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