Articles by Leslee Dru Browning:

Mushrooms: The Underestimated Super Food

(NaturalNews) Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by traditional eastern healers but only recently by western healers in advanced medicine. Mushrooms are often classified as a vegetable or an herb, but they are actually fungi. Mushrooms...

Turmeric Shows Promise in Combating Diabetes and Obesity

(NaturalNews) Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain, but can it prevent diabetes? Since inflammation plays a big role in many diseases and is believed to...

The Blue Light Used to Harden Tooth Fillings Stunts Tumor Growth

(NaturalNews) A blue curing light used to harden dental fillings also may stunt tumor growth, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. "The light sends wavelengths of blue-violet light to the composite, which triggers hardening," says Alpesh Patel,...

Celery and Green Peppers Reduce Inflammatory Response in the Brain

(NaturalNews) Researchers at the University of Illinois report that a plant compound found in abundance in celery and green peppers can disrupt a key component of the inflammatory response in the brain. The findings have implications for research on...

Grape Seed Extract May Reduce Cognitive Decline of Alzheimer's Disease

(NaturalNews) A compound found in grape seed extract reduces plaque formation and resulting cognitive impairment in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows. The study appears in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Lead...

Cheap Eats: How to Find Healthy Food During Tough Economic Times

(NaturalNews) Are you having a hard time stretching your grocery dollars during the current economic downturn? You're not alone. But before you stop buying fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and other items often perceived as costing a lot, check out these...

Violet Syrup Recipe for Asthma, Lung, Cancer and More

(NaturalNews) Blue Violet Leaf (Viola odorata), also known as Sweet Violet, has been used medicinally for over two thousand years. As far back as 500 BC, Violet herbs were used in poultice form as a cure for skin cancer. Used over the ages as a lung...

Algae From the Ocean May Offer a Sustainable Energy Source of the Future

(NaturalNews) Research by two Kansas State University scientists could help with the large-scale cultivation and manufacturing of oil-rich algae in oceans for biofuel. K-State's Zhijian "Z.J." Pei, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing...

Study Finds Chinese Red Yeast Rice Good for Your Heart

(NaturalNews) A clinical study on patients who have suffered a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%; revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty),...

Breast Cancer Link: Common Herbicide Disrupts Human Hormone

(NaturalNews) A common weedkiller in the U.S., already suspected of causing sexual abnormalities in frogs and fish, has now been found to alter hormonal signaling in human cells, scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) report. The...

Use of Bright Lighting May Improve Dementia Symptoms

(NaturalNews) The use of daytime bright lighting to improve the circadian rhythm of elderly persons was associated with modest improvement in symptoms of dementia, and the addition of the use of melatonin resulted in improved sleep, according to a study...

Artichoke Leaf Extract Lowers Cholesterol

(NaturalNews) When people think of artichokes, most only think of artichokes sold as a vegetable in grocery stores and aren't aware of the healing properties of the artichoke leaf. Artichoke leaf extract (ALE) is an extract of the leaves at the base...

Probiotics Can Help in the Treatment of Hay Fever

(NaturalNews) With the peak grass pollen season approaching, scientists have revealed that a daily dose of probiotics can change the immune status of people with hay fever. In the first human study of its kind, scientists at the Institute of Food Research...

The Prebiotic Potential of Almonds

(NaturalNews) Almonds, as well as being high in vitamin E and other minerals, are also thought to have other health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol. Recently published work by the Institute of Food Research has identified potential prebiotic properties...

Red Wine’s Resveratrol May Help Battle Obesity

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, reduces the number of fat cells and may one day be used to treat or prevent obesity, according to a new study. The results will be presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual...

Road Pollution Blamed for Higher Allergy Risk in Kids

(NaturalNews) New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer the children live to roads, the higher their risk. "[Children] living...

Licorice Root Extract: New Treatment for Canker Sores

(NaturalNews) What common oral condition appears as shallow ulcers of different sizes, affects one in five Americans, can be caused by food allergies and hormonal changes, and also can cause severe mouth pain? Commonly referred to as "canker sores,"...

Remove Food Additives From Hyperactive Children's Diets, Experts Suggest

(NaturalNews) A properly supervised trial eliminating colours and preservatives from the diet of hyperactive children should be considered a part of the standard treatment, says an editorial in the British Medical Journal. Although a substantial body...

Therapeutic Healing Vest for Children With Autism, ADHD, Anxiety

(NaturalNews) Children with autism and ADHD may soon get anxiety relief from a novel "deep-pressure" vest developed by Brian Mullen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The vest, which can also be used for adults with mental illness, delivers...

Recent Study Finds Plant Foods Preserve Muscle Mass in Aging Adults

(NaturalNews) Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that are key to good health. Now, a newly released study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists suggests plant foods also may help preserve muscle mass...

Silver Rings to Treat Arthritis Symptoms Validated

(NaturalNews) Research by academics at the University of Southampton in collaboration with occupational therapy clinicians into the effectiveness of wearing a particular type of silver ring to alleviate symptoms of arthritis has found some benefits to...

Acupuncture Reduces Pain Associated With Head and Neck Cancer

(NaturalNews) New data from a randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection. The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief...

Laugh Your Way to Wellness With a New Yoga Trend

(NaturalNews) "Ho ho, ha ha ha," students in a fitness class at the University of Michigan Health System chant repeatedly while clapping their hands and walking around the room. They're just getting warmed up; in the next half-hour, they will stretch...

Fast-Food Liver Damage Can Be Reversed

(NaturalNews) Diets high in fast food can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, but that damage can be reversed, says one of the country's leading experts on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, who offers four steps to undo the effects...

Autism Risk Linked to Distance From Power Plants

(NaturalNews) How do mercury emissions affect pregnant mothers, the unborn and toddlers? Do the level of emissions impact autism rates? Does it matter whether a mercury-emitting source is 10 miles away from families versus 20 miles? Is the risk of autism...

Cocoa Officially Lowers Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) More happy justification for chocolate lovers: blood pressure (BP) responds favorably to cocoa, but not tea, a new meta-analysis suggests. Authors of the study say that while both products are rich in polyphenols, the study findings suggest...

Juices May Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

(NaturalNews) In a large epidemiological study, researchers found that people who drank three or more servings of fruit and vegetable juices per week had a 76 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than those who drank juice less than once...

Salad Is Even Healthier Than You Thought

(NaturalNews) Eating just one salad a day provides even greater health benefits than previously thought, according to a study that examined salad consumption by more than 17,000 adults. The study, conducted by the UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana...

Chemicals From Teflon Found in Human Breast Milk

(NaturalNews) Chemicals used to make nonstick (teflon) cookware and stain-resistant (scotchgard) fabrics are spreading around the world and turning up in surprising places, everywhere from wildlife and drinking water supplies to human blood. Now, a team...

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Research carried out by scientists at the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England has found that resveratrol, a compound present naturally in grape skin, can protect against the cellular damage to blood vessels caused by high...

Food Compounds That Kill Test Tube Cancer Cells Analyzed

(NaturalNews) Strawberries, grapes, blueberries and some familiar seasonings like rosemary contain compounds that can -- in test tubes -- kill cells of a childhood cancer. Nutrition-focused research by molecular biologist Susan J. Zunino of the Agricultural...

Gluten-Free Vegan Diet May Protect Arthritis Patients From Heart Attack

(NaturalNews) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who eat a gluten-free vegan diet could be better protected against heart attacks and stroke. RA is a major risk factor for these cardiovascular diseases, but a gluten-free vegan diet was shown to lower...

An Apple Peel a Day Could Keep Cancer at Bay

(NaturalNews) An apple peel a day might help keep cancer at bay, according to Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food science, who has identified a dozen compounds -- triterpenoids -- in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in...

A Ton of Bitter Melon Produces Sweet Results for Diabetes

(NaturalNews) Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Teams from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Shanghai...

A Little Rosemary Can Go a Long Way in Reducing Acrylamides in Food

(NaturalNews) Several animal tests have shown acrylamide to be a carcinogen, and a recent study conducted by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown a positive association between acrylamide and breast cancer in humans. "Acrylamide...

Natural Painkillers and Strong Antioxidants Found in Tart Cherries

(NaturalNews) The chemicals that give tart cherries their red color may relieve pain better than aspirin and may provide antioxidant protection comparable to commercially available supplements like vitamin E, according to Michigan State University researchers....

Flowers' Fragrance Diminished by Air Pollution

(NaturalNews) We have all wondered what was happening to the honey bees. Now, from recent research by the University of Virginia, we have an answer. Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby...

Curcumin Reduces Heart Enlargement and May Prevent Heart Failure

(NaturalNews) Eating curcumin, a natural ingredient in the spice turmeric, may dramatically reduce the chance of developing heart failure, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre of the Toronto General Hospital have discovered. In a study entitled,...

Low Vitamin E Levels Associated With Physical Decline in Elderly

(NaturalNews) Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a low concentration of vitamin E in the blood is linked with physical decline in older persons. The study included 698 people age 65 or older who were randomly selected from the population...

Extract of Broccoli Sprouts May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

(NaturalNews) Broccoli is turning into a Super Food. In 1992, Johns Hopkins scientists found a new and highly concentrated source of sulforaphane, a compound they identified in broccoli that helps mobilize the body's natural cancer-fighting resources...

Vitamin D Beneficial for Bone Health, MS, Cancer and Winter Depression

(NaturalNews) It sounds too good to be true... a little inexpensive pill that could block the development of some cancers, strengthen bones, prevent multiple sclerosis and alleviate winter depression. But it's not science fiction. The "new aspirin"...

Using High Efficiency Particle Air Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

(NaturalNews) One day doctors may recommend using high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters along with weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise to improve cardiovascular health, according to researchers in Denmark. In a recent study, they found...

Review Finds the Herb Hawthorn Can Boost Heart Health

(NaturalNews) Historically, herbalists have used the herb hawthorn as a cardiac tonic and considered it valuable for improvement of cardiac weakness, an enlarged heart, angina, arrhythmias, edema, hardening of the arteries, heart palpitations, heart...

A Daily Dose of Beetroot Juice Can Beat High Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) Researchers at Barts and The London School of Medicine have discovered that drinking just 500ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce blood pressure. The study, published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension,...

Scientific Evidence Proves Significant Anti-Cancer Effect of Milk Thistle

(NaturalNews) Milk Thistle has been used in the treatment of liver diseases including liver cancer for years. It heals the liver by lowering enzyme levels and assisting the liver in its process of detoxifying the body. Herbalists and Chinese Physicians...

Scientists Find How Bacteria in Cows' Milk May Cause Crohn's Disease

(NaturalNews) Cow's Milk has been implicated in many health problems including, but not limited to: allergies, asthma, bone and joint diseases, constipation, type-1 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, nervous system disorders, and skin rashes. Now...

Lymph Health - An Herbal Recipe for Breast Cancer and Lymphomas

(NaturalNews) Everyone needs to cleanse their lymph system of all the wastes that have built up over a lifetime. Cleansing the lymph helps the body to cleanse every organ and system you have. The waste from each cell must be removed or the body will...

Herbal Rhodiola Extract Found to Increase Lifespan

(NaturalNews) Rhodiola rosea is now, according to recent research, becoming more widely accepted in the U.S. as a powerful anti-aging, anti-stress formula. In today's culture with stress coming from every direction, this comes as good news and a possible...

Magnolia Tree Bark Extract Fights Bad Breath, Tooth Decay, Stress

(NaturalNews) Magnolia Bark has been used in Chinese Medicine since the year 100 A.D. Magnolia Bark was primarily selected as a safe treatment for low energy, anxiety, stress and depression. Recently, after hundreds of years of herbal use, scientific...

Simple Recipes for Children’s Cough, Cold and Flu Syrups

(NaturalNews) Children's cough syrups are easy to make and much safer and more effective than over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that were just removed from store shelves. Coughs in children are quite common. Sometimes they are caused by colds...

Grocery Store Key for Future Cancer and Heart Medicine

(NaturalNews) The next cancer drug might come straight from the grocery store, according to new research published in the November 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal. In their study French scientists discovered that polyphenols, a common chemical in red...

Super Immunity Tonic Recipe for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

(NaturalNews) The body's immune system kills germs and impurities that typically cause fevers and infections.  By improving the body's natural resistance it increases the body's capacity to withstand bacterial and/or viral invasion.  Fevers and illnesses...

Herbal Tonic Recipe for Prostate Cancer and Prevention

(NaturalNews) Nearly a quarter-million American men each year are diagnosed with prostate cancer and many more are diagnosed with BPH or Prostatitis; an inflammation of the prostate. Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) used to be diseases...

Herbal Tonic for Energy, Shingles, Herpes and More

(NaturalNews) The adrenal glands often become 'depleted' as a result of the constant demands placed upon them. They are the “fight or flight” glands that can become exhausted by too much stress. An individual with adrenal exhaustion will...

8 More Deaths Caused by Gardasil Bringing Total Number to 11

(NaturalNews) Why inject young girls and boys with a dangerous and life threatening vaccine when the herb Pau d' Arco has been proven to both prevent and cure HPV?   On October 8, 2007, Judicial Watch Released Analysis Of FDA Data Claiming Gardasil...

Is Gluten From Grains Making You Sick?

(NaturalNews) Gluten Intolerance, also known as Celiac Disease, was once thought to be a rare genetic disorder until 2003 when it was discovered that it is, indeed, quite common. Where once gluten intolerance was thought to affect 1 in 4000...

Traditional Herbal Blood Tonic Recipe Revealed by Medical Herbalist

(NaturalNews) Blood tonics today are used for cancer prevention; cancer treatment; liver health, viral and bacterial infections. In the days of old blood tonics were called Spring Tonics and farmers would religiously take them come Spring Time after...

For Successful Healing, Cancer Must Be Treated as a Multi-System Disease

(NaturalNews) You have just been diagnosed with cancer.  Your oncologist is pushing you to begin chemotherapy immediately.  You know that chemotherapy will make you sick, your hair fall out and leave you completely debilitated and dependent on someone...
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