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|7/17/2015 - The cult of "science" has a fetish for trying to amalgamate humanity with machine. And its latest endeavor in this pursuit has taken the form of an emerging brain implant technology that would render humans part flesh, part computer.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB),...|
|7/15/2015 - Green tea has held the equivalent of rock star status in the world of natural health and nutrition for years now. This is largely because new research seems to be coming out all the time that finds yet more ways in which the regular consumption of green tea can benefit the body. So far, science has...|
|6/26/2015 - A routine dental procedure suddenly descended into darkness for one Minnesota teen. When 17-year-old Sydney Galleger went in for surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed, she must have been nervous, but nothing could have prepared her for what she was about to face. No one saw it coming.
|6/25/2015 - Few beverages divide the natural health world quite like coffee. For every one expert who proclaims that coffee is one of the healthiest drinks we can consume, there seems to be at least one other expert who proclaims the exact opposite: that quitting coffee is a prerequisite for establishing a healthier...|
|6/13/2015 - Medical professionals everywhere may be stunned by a new discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have recently discovered that lymphatic vessels do in fact go up into the brain, but it is no surprise to those who have studied...|
|6/3/2015 - The colors are coming alive as tired and eager eyes peer out into a field of wildflowers bristling in the wind. Soaking it all in, the eyes transmit nature's beauty to the psyche, repairing strained eyes and mending broken thoughts. Flower tops stand out bold in the field of diversity as if they are...|
|5/27/2015 - A Dutch physician who was convicted of mistreating and neglecting eight of his patients after falsely diagnosing them with medical conditions that they didn't actually have now claims that he committed these crimes because he suffers from brain damage.
The lawyer of former neurologist Ernst Jansen...|
|5/26/2015 - Constantly stressed about something that prevents you from getting a decent night's sleep? Rather watch a late-night movie in bed than snooze? People may want to rethink these habits, as their brain health depends on it. More importantly, those who suffer from health conditions that prevent them from...|
|5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.
According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...|
|5/21/2015 - Vaccine-Induced Brain Damage Syndrome (VIBDS) is the phenomenon of impaired cognitive function caused by the brain-damaging toxic additives found in vaccines. It mirrors the well-documented cognitive impairment caused by chemotherapy, known across the medical establishment as Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive...|
|5/12/2015 - The reality of "chemo brain" has been established by researchers who have discovered clear evidence that patients develop cognitive issues after undergoing chemotherapy. The new studies reveal that chemotherapy can lead to problems with focus and recall with a sense of "brain fog" being described by...|
|5/10/2015 - A new experiment from the University of California, Davis, brings new understanding to how comfort foods work and how sugar functions like "brain crack," ultimately addicting comfort eaters. In the study, sugar was found to be a stress suppressant, limiting the stress hormone cortisol. Like a drug,...|
|5/7/2015 - The next time you feel yourself becoming tense, pause and consider that stress is one of the leading causes of poor health, both mental and physical. Research has shown that when we experience undue pressure and strain in our lives, it actually clouds thinking to such a degree that we become much less...|
|5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging.
New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...|
|5/1/2015 - A promising new therapy that could improve brain function and provide relief for patients with PTSD and other conditions is now being tested on a group of 160 veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness.
Light therapy, also known as LED therapy, is a painless, non-invasive treatment involving the placement...|
|4/20/2015 - The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.
This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists...|
|4/17/2015 - Maniac vaccine fanatic Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children's Hospital, who believes that a newborn child is capable of sustaining 10,000 vaccinations at once, now says that aluminum is an essential metal that plays an important role in the development of a healthy baby.
This grim reaper of the vaccine...|
|4/17/2015 - To hospital personnel and even close friends and family members, a physically non-responsive patient, or someone we might dub as "vegetative," may seem to be unconscious and completely unaware of what's happening around them. But new research out of the U.K. reveals signature brain patterns in many...|
|4/10/2015 - There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some things that could do it in a shorter amount of time. These gut disturbing, liver compromising, and brain damaging ingredients have come from the "infinite genius" of man, and have clearly ruined our ability to think...|
|4/3/2015 - Scientists have successfully used ultrasound waves to break up the amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with a form of Alzheimer's disease, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
|3/30/2015 - We often hear that professional football players are in the best shape of their lives. Their level of fitness cannot be denied, but what about their overall health, specifically their brain health? There has been increasing concern over the long-term effects of the concussions football players routinely...|
|3/17/2015 - Gluten is the common protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Gluten is a sticky, storage protein that binds to the small intestinal wall where it often causes digestive and immune system disorders. The most common condition associated with a gluten sensitivity is celiac disease...|
|3/11/2015 - A chemical extracted from milk thistle seeds may function as a non-invasive treatment for a rare hormonal condition caused by a brain tumor, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and published in the journal...|
|3/2/2015 - In our rapidly changing world, trying to process news and other information that's constantly bombarding us, at an ever-increasing rate, is often nothing short of overwhelming. And while it might seem like too much to handle at times, there exist alternate methods of learning that can help you stay...|
|3/2/2015 - Throughout U.S. history, certain selected groups of citizens have been subjected to extreme verbal, judicial and even physical abuse at the hands of bigoted oppressors. The historical abuse of African-Americans -- subjected to generations of abusive language and racism that still lingers today -- was...|
|2/28/2015 - As this author has stated before, science likes to intervene in just about all human activities to give an "authoritative" perspective on whatever all of us do or don't do. Wrong, right or indecisive, most folks need "scientific authority" to grant a stamp of approval or disapproval on almost anything...|
|2/25/2015 - Women who take birth control pills will not be pleased with a recent discovery that suggests a link between taking the contraceptive and brain tumor development.
Danish researchers have discovered that taking a birth control pill for over five years can more than double the risk of developing a rare...|
|2/17/2015 - Common over-the-counter medications with anticholinergic effects, even ones as common as those designed to treat allergies, may seriously harm brain health. In fact, so severe are their consequences that they've been identified as playing a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer's...|
|2/13/2015 - The key to a better memory, less brain fog and improved overall cognitive performance could be as simple as munching on a few tree nuts every day. Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) found that consuming less than a handful of walnuts...|
|2/4/2015 12:49:42 PM -
The concern about MSG and glutamates in the food supply has hit a new all-time high since Codex Alimentarium rules are being enforced. Codex, through the WHO and WTO (World Trade Organization) creates the standards by which foods can be "legally" adulterated.
When I attended meetings in Bonn,...|
|2/4/2015 - Research has now demonstrated that meditation builds brain cells and increases gray matter in the brain. Using magnetic imaging (MRI), Harvard researchers found that meditation produced physiological changes in the brain's gray matter. Some areas in the brains of the study participants thickened after...|
|2/3/2015 - Nature provides an amazing array of resources to improve our health and boost our immunity. Mushrooms are a type of fungus that are enjoyed by people all over the world and renowned for their nutritional benefits. In recent years, scientists have studied the medicinal benefits of the Cordyceps Sinensis...|
|1/31/2015 - The internet did a collective LOL last Thursday when Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, spoke to a packed press conference for 30 solid minutes about his balls - his footballs, that is. How tight they are, squeezing them, their "tack," and how once he chooses them before a game he...|
|1/28/2015 - In order to make plastics pliable and thermal receipt paper printable, certain chemicals have to be added to the mix that a growing body of research shows can damage the human endocrine system and cause other serious health damage. And some of the latest research on this subject warns that a popular...|
|1/27/2015 - A debilitating disease that causes difficulty remembering recent conversations, names or events, Alzheimer's, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.
Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making up two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases....|
|1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...|
|1/7/2015 - Diseases of the brain are rampant in America today, and evidence suggests that a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs may be largely to blame. They're known as statins, and the science behind how they function in the body reveals that these powerful drugs gradually degrade the brain by depriving it...|
|1/7/2015 - Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that the confusion and memory loss often associated with chemotherapy treatment is most likely linked to a chemo drug called topotecan, which affects the brain's ability to function properly. They also believe that...|
|1/6/2015 - For some people, having the discipline just to make it to the gym is half the battle in staying fit. But new research suggests that the simple act of thinking about working out without actually doing it may be enough to tone muscle and even promote muscle growth.
Researchers from Ohio University...|
|12/31/2014 - For people who received computerized brain-boosting games over the holidays, or who just enjoy turning to them any time of the year, consider yourselves warned: They're not providing the extensive benefits you may think.
So say experts from Loyola University Health System, who maintain that the claims...|
|12/29/2014 - While Big Pharma tries to instill the promise that they have patients' best interests at heart, most people beg to differ. Missing data (remember Merck's Gardasil, an HPV drug tested and approved for both men and women, when in actuality, there was information pertaining only to its impact on male subjects?),...|
|12/26/2014 - Scientists from the University of Rochester say they have made mice significantly smarter by injecting them at a young age with human brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
The researchers used immature glial cells removed from human fetuses that had been donated...|
|12/23/2014 - (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein's blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and...|
|12/12/2014 - In April 2014, the BioInitiative Working Group -- consisting of 29 experts from 10 countries, 10 holding medical degrees, 21 PhDs, and three MsCs, MAs or MPHs -- said there is growing evidence that wireless technology causes brain damage, tumors and a host of chronic health conditions.
Based on a...|
|12/3/2014 - Throughout the day our blood circulates in our bodies carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Waste from the cells' metabolic processes is released into interstitial fluid (the fluid between each cell). The lymphatic system sucks up excessive fluid and the waste, incorporating it into the lymphatic...|
|11/29/2014 - Every year as Black Friday shoppers are trampling each other in a desperate bid to acquire discounted plasma TVs, I find myself in a "peak creativity" mode.
Creativity is the expression of your inner natural genius, and every person has one. Over the years, I've developed little-known methods for...|
|11/24/2014 11:50:13 AM - Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't been prescribed one yet, you are among the lucky few. If you or a loved one are taking psychiatric drugs, there is hope; but you need to understand the dangers and how to minimize the risk.
The following overview focuses...|
|11/17/2014 - Those looking to find ways to stave off dementia as they enter old age have just received a double-dose of good news.
Two recent studies have indicated a couple of methods which offer significant protection for the human brain against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
One of the studies finds...|
|11/17/2014 - For many people, it's difficult to break their pattern of reaching for unhealthy, processed foods that are laden with chemicals and a high sugar and fat content. While they're aware that eating more fruits and vegetables is necessary to fight obesity, diabetes, skin conditions and a slew of other health...|
|11/12/2014 - I'm sure everyone has experienced a foggy brain at some point in their lives. Whether it was caused by lack of sleep, a hangover, or an illness, a brain that refuses to fire on all cylinders can be very annoying. True brain fog is more that an aggravation - it's debilitating and frightening. You feel...|
|11/11/2014 - One of the first things people notice when feeling tired or sleep deprived is a lack of mental clarity. Focus becomes hampered, brain fog sets in, and it's a fight to get anything done that requires any cognitive capacity.
Although this is likely a result of many different factors, there are some...|
|11/6/2014 - Spending more time in the sun to boost your vitamin D levels may help stave off the cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 29.
|11/2/2014 - Maintaining good health through nutritious foods isn't just important for every day well-being but can be crucial when the body needs to repair itself following an injury. Our bodies have miraculous healing capabilities, which can be heightened with a little extra help from nature's vitamins.
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|10/25/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are major problems for many individuals. These are all conditions associated with heightened states of brain inflammation. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. A natural...|
|10/11/2014 - If you're looking for a quick boost to finish a term paper, there are lots of herbs and other things you can do right away to help focus or boost other cognitive skills. If you're looking to increase your cognitive abilities over a long period of time, and enjoy life with a clear head and all the focus...|
|10/5/2014 - As the sensory organs absorb information from their surroundings, the messages are sent through the spinal cord and the nervous system to the cerebellum region of the brain, where the messages are then fine-tuned for motor learning, timing, coordination and fine movement.
Sometimes referred to as...|
|9/27/2014 - Here's an update on what's happening here at Natural News. It's been a remarkable year of growth and expansion, with anywhere from 500 - 1000 new readers joining us every day. Because of this increased support, we've been able to invest in some amazing new projects.
First off, the final testing of...|
|9/26/2014 12:31:33 PM - The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests that the popular ancient Indian spice, turmeric, could help repair the brain following an injury and could also be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
In order to examine the effects of turmeric on brain...|
|9/25/2014 - The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple. In order for our cells to do their job, they need vitamins. Researchers believe...|
|9/20/2014 - Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is one of eight distinct members of the B complex, which helps maintain or improve brain and nervous system functioning and liver health, and resist the effects of stress on the immune system. Thiamine was named B1 simply because it was the first of the B complex series discovered.
|9/6/2014 - Has a bad experience ever made you cringe when thinking about returning to the place where it happened? Or have you had a good experience that perpetually evokes fond memories of a certain smell or taste? These and other positive and negative emotion associations may seem permanently engrained into...|
|8/25/2014 2:04:09 PM - New research conducted by the University of Huddersfield, a public university located in West Yorkshire, England, suggests that a chemical compound found in pomegranates can slow degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia occur when brain...|
|8/21/2014 - Most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid imbalance due to the prevalence of unsaturated omega-6 fatty acids from polyunsaturated processed oils in processed foods.
It should minimally be three to one omega-6 to omega-3, while one to one is considered ideal by experts. But it's estimated...|
|8/17/2014 3:32:47 PM - Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel recently published a cannabis study in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. Their findings indicate that low doses of cannabinoids, in particular ultra-low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), exerts a protective effect against cognitive deficits from brain...|
|8/9/2014 - A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as the original chemical, including hyperactivity and cardiac arrhythmia, according to a pair of studies presented recently at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine...|
|8/5/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. Certain compounds, such as CoQ10, borage oil and phosphatydlcholine have the potential to boost brain function...|
|7/25/2014 - As humans age, brain cells lose some of their volume and the brain shrinks slowly, subtly over time. Brain cells and their connections are scaled back especially when they are not used. This process of atrophy usually begins after age 30 and continues each year. According to a new study spearheaded...|
|7/20/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. These symptoms also signal that the brain is dealing with inflammatory stress and if that stress is not addressed it will lead to neurodegenerative conditions. Natural compounds can dramatically improve brain circulation and cognitive abilities.
|7/19/2014 - When researching why people sleep, researchers from the Mexican Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) have found that chronic sleep loss may cause neurotoxic molecules to be transported into the central nervous system.
Once in the central nervous system, these molecules interfere with the function...|
|7/3/2014 - A cognitive map is a mental map, model or representation that helps code, store, recall and even decode information regarding attributes of everyday phenomena. This includes metaphorical spatial environment. These maps are also mental representations of physical locations, helping humans and animals...|
|6/25/2014 - June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Many foods deservedly stand in the healthy spotlight for their ability to help heal and keep the body functioning at optimal levels, and the artichoke is no different.
Artichoke hearts, which are part of the Cynara genus, provide a host of heath benefits...|
|6/23/2014 - Workers at a large nuclear waste storage facility in south-central Washington are falling gravely ill from exposure to radiation, according to new reports. But a former company insider says they are too afraid to come out about it for fear of losing their jobs.
NBC Right Now in the Tri-Cities reports...|
|6/17/2014 5:30:08 PM - A gluten-free diet may improve cognitive function in people with celiac disease, in addition to its previously proven benefits for intestinal health, according to a recent study conducted by Australian researchers and published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
"The study outcomes...|
|6/14/2014 - If you're uncomfortable with the idea that someone can push a button and completely alter your preferences and choices in life, then it's time to become concerned.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Leuven in Belgium have discovered that, by stimulating the area...|
|6/13/2014 - Workers at the federal government's Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.
In an interview with...|
|6/10/2014 - Dr. Cameron Rink points to a picture of a brain that is currently undergoing a stroke, noting in particular the dark, feathery arteries that branch out across grayish brain tissue. Some of that tissue has faded to black around the vessels which are obstructed, and they very much resemble a city block...|
|6/10/2014 - A healthy mind is a terrible thing to lose, but due to man-made chemicals, the threat of brain function destruction is always present. These are potentially the most offensive perpetrators to the mind, but the good news is that there are easy ways to avoid them.
The decision to add fluoride...|
|6/5/2014 - The health effects of mercury exposure have been further expounded by a new study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers from the College of William and Mary (CWM) in Virginia found that songbirds exposed to sub-lethal and even trace amounts of mercury left over from industrial manufacturing...|
|6/5/2014 - The amount of chemicals and internal disturbances that are wreaking havoc on brain function are limitless. Whether it is fluoride, GMOs, heavy metals or severe intestinal issues, there is no shortage of things causing our noggin problems. Aside from cleaning up your lifestyle, here are four herbs that...|
|6/4/2014 - Antidepressant medications like SSRIs detach users from reality by modifying neurotransmitter levels of serotonin. According to a new study, if these brain chemistry manipulators are taken during pregnancy, they may also detach offspring from reality, inviting newborns into a new age of autism spectrum...|
|5/31/2014 - Is it possible to predict a mood swing or control psychological outcomes? The Pentagon is betting that, someday soon, it will possess the technology to do so, and with it develop the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and all of the other symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress...|
|5/17/2014 - Questions continue to arise about cell phones and their contribution to certain cancers. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has raised some concern about extensive cell phone use. The NCI explains that cell phones emit radio frequency energy in the form of non-ionizing radiation. In other words,...|
|5/13/2014 - A variety of vitamin E may prevent brain damage caused by stroke and may even be able to prevent strokes from occurring in the first place, two new studies have indicated.
Animal studies by researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that, if the blood vessels surrounding...|
|5/6/2014 - Dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. today, and experts say the next generation could see twice as many people suffering from it, particularly in old age. But avoiding the brain-deteriorating disease could be as simple as remembering to exercise just a few times a week, according...|
|5/5/2014 1:21:56 PM - In unrelated studies all published on May 4, researchers from two separate universities have shown that infusions of blood from younger mice may actually reverse the effects of aging in older mice. Older mice who received "young blood" exhibited increases in muscle strength and endurance; their brains...|
|5/1/2014 - Researchers from the University of Liege, Belgium, have discovered that a high-tech brain scan may be able to predict which brain-injured patients who appear to be in a vegetative state have the best chance of eventually regaining consciousness, according to a study published in The Lancet on April...|
|4/18/2014 - Individuals who are more concerned about justice are influenced more by reason than by emotion, according to a new brain scan study from the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
Researchers have discovered that some individuals tend to...|
|4/16/2014 3:47:07 PM - Millions of Americans who claim to be opposed to drug use are actually heavy drug users themselves, according to a new study out of France. Researchers from the University of Paris' Functional and Adaptive Biology laboratory recently found that triglycerides, a type of fat often found in junk foods,...|
|4/15/2014 - People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia -- are the product of toxic environments,...|
|4/9/2014 8:23:18 PM - The neurodegenerative effects of fluoride are well documented in the scientific literature, and yet this toxic byproduct of industrial manufacturing continues to get dumped into the water supplies of almost every major city in the U.S. without consent. And while it may take a little more time before...|
|4/4/2014 - Children diagnosed with the most common type of pediatric brain tumor are significantly more likely to die from radiation treatment than from the tumor itself, according to the first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of long-term survival in such patients.
The study into 20-year survival rates...|
|4/1/2014 - Both CT (computerized tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resolution imagery) tend to be overused for headache sufferers to get good images of what's not right in the brain. They both do that well, but they both have their dangers. And they are both very expensive.
From 2007 to 2010, there were...|
|3/27/2014 5:59:09 PM - 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 they are hypertensive or hyperglycemic, compounding the negative...|
|3/19/2014 - First comes a guy curing his stage 4 prostate cancer with baking soda. Next a woman cures her cancer with carrot juice while some time ago a UK farmer cured his cancer with wheat grass juice. Now there's an obscure study proving garlic kills brain cancer cells without side effects.
There's no money...|
|3/19/2014 - Renowned medical doctor and neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock holds nothing back when it comes to telling it like it is, even when "it" goes against the prevailing schools of thought within his profession. And one of his latest Blaylock Wellness Reports is no exception, shining light on the very real...|
|3/10/2014 - Mention the word, "fasting" and it's bound to raise eyebrows. Some say it's a great way to recharge our system and put our bodies on track while others are adamant that it's harmful, suggesting that it throws our bodies out of whack. Where do researchers at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore...|
|3/10/2014 - Eating highly processed carbohydrates can have a similar effect on brain chemistry as addictive substances according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Stimulating regions of the brain involved with reward and craving, refined carbohydrates were found to cause excess hunger and overeating,...|
|3/8/2014 - Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to intense explosions caused largely by IEDs -- improvised explosive devices planted along roadways to target military vehicles -- may have suffered brain injuries without demonstrating any symptoms.
That is the finding of...|
|3/8/2014 - Brain damage or neurodegeneration can commonly be diagnosed by examining the levels of specific protein biomarkers. It turns out that these same biomarkers can be used to diagnose and assess the severity of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular...|
|3/7/2014 - Dogs have been called man's (and woman's) best friend, and a new brain-imaging study of dogs indicates one reason why: There are striking similarities in how dogs and humans -- and, perhaps, a number of other mammals -- process voice and emotion.
According to Wired, dogs, like humans, may have brain...|
|3/7/2014 - Can an abundance of fish oils in the diet keep your brain from shrinking? A new study published in the January 2014 issue of Neurology says yes.
A natural indicator of normal aging (but also a sign of Alzheimer's disease), reduced brain size can foreshadow problems involving mental health, clarity...|
|2/28/2014 - The medical is big on theorizing about your chemicals and adding more into the mix. Traditionally trained doctors, however, give little thought into what causes deficiencies in the first place, especially when those causes are psychological.
This is why research into the effects of chronic stress...|
|2/22/2014 - New research findings suggest that chronic stress over time creates changes in the brain, which might be helpful in explaining how long-term high stress levels can make sufferers more prone to mood disorders and anxiety later in life.
Daniela Kaufer, a UC Berkeley associate professor of integrative...|
|2/21/2014 - Most people associate Alzheimer's disease with older individuals, and indeed, being diagnosed with the affliction generally does not happen until later in life.
But a new study, which was published recently in the medical journal Neurology, has found that people who are currently dementia-free but...|
|2/20/2014 - After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.
Based on what I am seeing via...|
|2/20/2014 - Is it possible that the simple act of drinking green tea can help protect your brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease? A multitude of studies have looked into the effects that the tea has on neurological health -- and the results are promising.
Shielding brain cells from the ravages of...|
|2/18/2014 - Few tropical fruits are as versatile as coconuts. These unique, round drupes, whose name likely derives from the 16th-century Spanish word for "head" or "skull," are processed around the world to make coconut milk, flour, sugar and butter, countless soap and cosmetic products, and, of course, coconut...|
|2/17/2014 - A new study published by JAMA Psychiatry suggests that participating in regular spiritual and religious practice may help protect against depression. Researchers believe this may be due to a thickening of the brain cortex that occurs with regular meditation or other religious and spiritual practices.
|2/17/2014 - "This is your brain . . . and this is your brain on the couch," is Dr. Patrick Mueller, associate professor of physiology at Wayne State University's approach to highlighting the detrimental effects that inactivity has on our brains and hearts.
A recent study published in the Journal of Comparative...|
|2/17/2014 - One of the unfortunate realities of growing older is that, over time, cognitive acuity tends to fade as a result of oxidative stress and inflammation, two of the most significant factors associated with early aging and chronic disease. But new research out of Florida has found that the aging process...|
|2/13/2014 - Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. These benefits include better brain health, which is why so many manufacturers of infant milk substitutes rushed to add both DHA and omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids found in high quantities in fish,...|
|2/7/2014 - Technology is advancing at an alarming pace - perhaps faster now than at any time in our history - and the major technology companies are leading the charge.
One such firm is search and media giant Google, but the tech company isn't just interested in finding new and better ways to deliver ads and...|
|2/5/2014 - Spirulina is a type of green algae that grows in fresh water bodies. It is a survivor plant which, unlike most flora, is able to withstand considerable temperature variations and still thrive. It is cultivated worldwide and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years.
|2/3/2014 - 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 that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil...|
|2/3/2014 - Scientists have linked copper to the development of numerous brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, prion conditions such as mad cow disease, and Wilson's disease. Although it remains unclear exactly what role copper plays in such brain damage, at least one study suggests that the mineral's...|
|2/1/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may slow the brain shrinkage associated with aging and dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls and published in the journal Neurology.
The researchers found that people who consumed the most omega-3s had brains...|
|1/30/2014 - Aluminum's role in causing neurotoxicity and contributing to a number of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, has been widely discussed and is supported by a number of studies, though the exact mechanism remains inconclusive.
Now, scientists have reached a better understanding of...|
|1/30/2014 - The blood brain barrier prevents dangerous substances and infections from entering the brain. If the barrier is compromised, the brain is susceptible to any toxin or bacteria circulating in the bloodstream. Toxic detergents contained within vaccines can destroy the blood brain barrier and then proceed...|
|1/29/2014 - The EPA publicly states that cadmium toxicity through inhalation and oral exposure can cause developmental effects, such as low fetal weight, skeletal malformations, interference with fetal metabolism and impaired neurological development.
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology in...|
|1/28/2014 - If there is one area that keeps bombarding humanity with new and interesting discoveries, then it is the field of human health. The latest news is the discovery that fish oil has the capacity to cure brain damage. This is based on the case of a teenager who was knocked out by a hit-and-run car. He went...|
|1/27/2014 - When John Virgin and his son Bryce heard sirens just outside of their neighborhood in Palm Desert, California, they ventured out to see what was up.
Pulling up to the scene of the accident, John gestured for an emergency medical technician. Knowing that his older son Grant (16) had gone on a walk...|
|1/25/2014 - Although many things remain unknown about the roles that zinc and aluminum play in the human brain, one thing is certain: high aluminum concentrations lead to brain damage.
Because aluminum is ubiquitous as both an environmental and industrial chemical, it is impossible to avoid some exposure to...|
|1/23/2014 - Watching too much television can actually cause harmful changes to a child's brain structure, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan and published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The more television watched, the more severe the changes.
"TV viewing is directly...|
|1/20/2014 - The naturally occurring metal copper plays an essential role for certain functions of the body; however, underutilized copper can accumulate in the soft tissues of the body and actually be toxic.
Too much copper can roam freely and accumulate in the liver and the brain, eroding necessary cellular...|
|1/16/2014 - A 10-year-old New Zealand boy, Ethan Wyman, died recently after an 11-month long battle with brain cancer. He attended Te Horo junior school along the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand. His death prompted his parents to petition the school that Ethan attended to disable their Wi-Fi system because of their...|
|1/14/2014 - 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 modification steps that dramatically lower the risk of being added...|
|1/5/2014 - When I gave and supervised shock treatment or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during my psychiatric training, patients expressed these desperate words to me - "Please, no more shock treatments!" After two or three of the treatments, they would stop expressing anything, and their shock "therapy" would...|
|1/3/2014 - The importance of sleep in relation to physical health is well known. Too little sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. It is recommended that adults sleep seven to nine hours per night, but 30% of the United States population...|
|1/2/2014 - People who spend their lives in a vegetative state alternate between being awake and asleep, breathe on their own and otherwise engage in normative functions, with notable exceptions, of course.
They do not interact with or respond to things that are happening around them. They don't really exhibit...|
|12/12/2013 - If you live in the real world, you're going to encounter bad news and negativity every single day.
For many of us, it's a lot to cope with. However, research has revealed a counter-intuitive little trick that puts your brain the best possible position to deal with reality.
In fact, your brain...|
|12/12/2013 - They're technically illegal in all 50 states. But so-called "magic mushrooms," or what street dealers and those in the know refer to as "shrooms," are a highly medicinal reparative food that scientific research put out by the University of South Florida suggests could be used to improve cognitive function....|
|12/11/2013 - Recent research published by the journal Biological Psychiatry has shown that psychotherapy techniques do much more than reduce the symptoms of certain psychological disorders.
Psychotherapeutic intervention also affects underlying biology, including the physical structure of the brain.
|12/5/2013 - Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) were banned in the US about three decades ago, but the negative effects of these chemical compounds continue to show up in seniors.
Maryse Bouchard, a researcher from the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, has made a significant association between...|
|12/4/2013 - Healthy circulation to the brain region is a must for ultimate health and well-being. Studies have shown that brain nourishment along with healthy circulation has a direct impact on the performance of your brain. It's well known that brain functions tend to decline as we mature into our later years....|
|11/27/2013 - Swedish researchers have made a fascinating discovery with regard to short wavelength blue light that suggests that it could be used as a natural therapy to help improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. In a test comparing the effects of blue light to caffeine and several other modalities,...|
|11/20/2013 - Soda pop consumption is on the rise. Before 1950, the standard soft drink was 6.5 ounces. By 1960, the average serving size jumped to a 12 oz can, and today, 20 oz bottles have become the norm. It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged...|
|11/16/2013 - If you're blue, can't seem to shed those extra pounds or suffer from malaise, you may be lacking adequate dopamine. As a powerful brain neurotransmitter, dopamine regulates movement, feelings of pleasure, cognitive ability and appetite. When levels are low, zest for life plummets and we become prone...|
|11/14/2013 - Do you feel depressed, yet skeptical of conventional treatment?
As you pursue natural remedies for depression, it is important to understand that depression has both physical and psychological components.
To be happy, healthy and enthused about life, you must get both your mind and body balanced....|
|11/13/2013 - New, detailed brain measuring research suggests that patients in a vegetative state may actually be fully aware and paying attention, even though they cannot move or speak. Scientists at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit from the University of Cambridge brought forth their...|
|11/11/2013 - 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 increased risk for colon cancer, both chronic conditions...|
|10/30/2013 - A healthy brain requires plenty of restful sleep, not only to support proper memory retention but also for physical maintenance and detoxification purposes. And new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health further reinforces these latter points, having found that getting a good night's...|
|10/16/2013 - The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store behind a woman who stacked up three 12-packs of diet soda on the conveyor belt, including Dr. Pepper, Diet Pepsi and one other brand. I bet you money that, if you hid this woman's soda from her after she got home, she would have a panic attack...|
|10/4/2013 - The incidences of dementia and Alzheimer's in the United States are anticipated to increase along with people's longevity. A study indicated that the direct and indirect medical costs in the country may be expected to double by the year 2040. The rising number of incidences of these mental conditions...|
|10/3/2013 - A Swedish study on the use of wireless phones, including cell phones and cordless phones, has uncovered a link between electromagnetic radiation exposures and the risk of malignant and non-malignant brain tumors.
Cell phones and cordless phones emit a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation,...|
|10/1/2013 - It's hard to believe that the healthy and radiant 17-year-old Megan Sherow was facing a terminal cancer diagnosis just a few years ago. "Uh, I guess sometimes it can happen..." was the bewildered response Megan received from her doctors when they discovered that her cancer had gone into full remission.
|9/17/2013 - Ginger root is a well-recognized health marvel, mending everything from inflammation to cancer to diabetes. But did you know that it can also improve brain function? In our demanding world, acute cognitive ability is essential. Fortunately, ginger is an outstanding ally in the quest for enhanced memory...|
|9/11/2013 10:32:58 AM - For thousands of years, ginger has been hailed as a superfood for its healing properties that aid every system of the body. The oils that ginger contains are antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and ginger has even been found to inhibit cancer growth. Now a study has actually proven that ginger...|
|9/6/2013 - Bad news for migraine sufferers who don't take preventative measures to decrease migraine frequency and severity. A meta-analysis of six population-based (epidemiological) studies and 13 clinic-based studies was conducted at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
The study author, Messoud Ashina,...|
|8/27/2013 - An Australian family is seeking compensation from a large pharmaceutical company after their daughter became severely disabled following the administration of the flu vaccine, Fluvax, in 2010.
According to reports, shortly after receiving the vaccine in April 2010, little Saba Button began suffering...|
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|8/22/2013 - Much of modern science remains stuck in an endless inward spiral of false paradigms. That's why "scientific" medicine, for example, offers no real answers to the really big diseases: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and so on.
More importantly, modern medicine will never solve these...|
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