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Green tea extract weight loss secrets explained

11/7/2014 - Every year, dozens of less-than-reputable companies seek out new ways to capitalize on Americans' desire to lose weight, and the stakes can be huge: In the U.S. alone, consumers spend about $35 million on weight loss programs and products each year, making it a market ripe for scams. From "miracle...

Spinach extract can naturally reduce appetite & food cravings

9/23/2014 - For those that are looking for a natural way to reduce hunger cravings for "junk" food, one recent option that could be helpful is spinach extract. The extract thylakoids have been found in a recent study to substantially decrease our hunger for things such as sweets or fast foods (commonly referred...

Spinach extract improves weight loss by almost 50%, can eliminate food cravings

9/7/2014 - Growing up and living in 21st century America sometimes feels as if you're being raised in a giant shopping mall. Along the city streets are the colorful pop-up signs of fast food joints. No, you can't push the X button to make the pop-ups go away as if they were ads on the computer screen. The catchy...

Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

9/5/2014 - In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza...

Cadmium is a disease-related avoidable pollutant with manmade causes

7/17/2014 - Cadmium is a heavy metal consumed mainly in rice, cereal, peanuts and shellfish. It builds cumulatively in the kidneys until about age 50 when it begins to damage other organs more. Cadmium contributes to most types of cancer with tobacco smokers having 5x more in their kidneys and 3x more in their...

New organic turmeric liquid extract launched by Natural News Store: Laboratory validated as cleanest turmeric in the marketplace

7/8/2014 - The Natural News Store has just launched an amazing new certified organic turmeric liquid extract that's laboratory validated to be the cleanest turmeric we've ever found in the industry. This turmeric is validated clean in both heavy metals and microbiology tests. This new source is a genuine breakthrough...

Hawthorn berries are very helpful for many heart related conditions

4/9/2014 - The hawthorn plant comes from the Northern hemisphere, more precisely from Europe, North America and certain parts of Asia. The tree produces berries that are filled with important flavonoids known to be vital antioxidants that are capable of effectively removing damaging free radicals. The hawthorn...

Judge allows Arizona boy to be treated with marijuana extract

3/28/2014 - Last Friday, an Ariz. judge made a significant decision that could potentially revolutionize the way Americans utilize medical marijuana. Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County ruled in favor of allowing five-year-old Zander Welton, who was suffering from debilitating epileptic...

Onion extract slows colon cancer growth just as effectively as chemo drug

3/15/2014 - Researchers have just discovered that flavonoids extracted from common onions slow the rate of colon cancer growth in mice just as effectively as a chemotherapy drug. And while the mice on chemo saw their LDL cholesterol go up (a possible side effect of the drug), the mice on onion extract actually...

Black plum leaf extract protects against fatal effects of radiation

1/29/2014 - Gamma radiation and xX-rays are able to travel many meters invisibly through space and penetrate human tissue centimeters at a time. This interference can affect cells in negative ways. In the modern age of medical intervention, it's easy to take "professional" advice and succumb to routine doses...

Blueberry extracts can protect against cadmium toxicity

1/28/2014 - Vaccinium corymbosum is the scientific name for the northern highbush blueberry, a species of blueberry native to eastern North America. These beautiful shrubs of berries can be found growing from the Great Lakes region east to Nova Scotia and south through the Appalachians down to Mississippi. Native...

Onion extract exhibits therapeutic effects against cadmium toxicity

1/25/2014 - One of the most commonly eaten vegetables may help protect the body against heavy metals, according to studies linking onion extracts to reduced damage from cadmium exposure. Cadmium is a widespread and highly toxic heavy metal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists seventh...

Antibiotic era ending - Antimicrobial pecan shell extract can prevent Listeria contamination in organic meats

12/26/2013 - Stats prove that consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality of their meat. In the organic food industry, meat, fish and poultry are the fastest growing sector. Sales for organic meat were up 13% from 2010. On a global scale, organic food sales have increased more than 5 billion per year,...

Olive leaf extract prevents colds and flus

12/7/2013 - The use of olive oil and olive leaves has been renowned for nutrition and health benefits for thousands of years. Olive leaf extract was traditionally used throughout the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions to treat wounds and infections. Olive leaf extract is one of the best ways to destroy dangerous...

Many food and beverage products made with stevia components still contain sugar, report finds

11/10/2013 - Growing consumer demand for a healthy, natural sweetener alternative that does not contain sugar or artificial chemicals has created a booming market for stevia extract and stevia-derived sweetener components, both of which are now added to thousands of consumer products and are even available in single-serving...

Oral consumption of spirulina extract enhances antitumor natural killer cells

11/4/2013 - Researchers have discovered breakthrough advances in antitumor immunotherapy in the wake of an eye-opening study showing how spirulina extract activates natural killer cells to destroy tumors. What are natural killer cells?Natural killer cells are the body's rapid responders when cells are under...

Olive leaf extract prevents cancer and fights infections

10/24/2013 - Olives have long been known for the health benefits they supply to the human body. The olive itself and olive oil especially are useful in healthy cooking. Not to be overlooked, olive leaf extract is beneficial for the natural antiviral and antibacterial properties used to treat many different types...

Mistletoe extract doubles survival time of pancreatic cancer patients in clinical trial

10/22/2013 - Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer doubled their survival time when treated with mistletoe extract in a new European clinical trial - and with very few side effects. In comparison, the standard chemo drugs for treating pancreatic cancer carry such serious side effects that...

Grape seed extract provides a natural treatment option for colorectal cancer

10/19/2013 - 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 death in the United States, with more than 100,000 new diagnoses...

Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors

10/15/2013 - A new study has shown that sea cucumber extract kills up to 95 percent of breast cancer cells, 90 percent of melanoma cells, 95 percent of liver cancer cells and 88 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. The extract also stimulates the immune system against cancer and impedes key processes required...

Health benefits of grape seed extract

10/10/2013 - Grapes have been used by European and Middle Eastern folk healers for years for their powerful medicinal properties. Scientists have found that the grape seed has the most concentrated form of health benefits from the grape. Grape seed extracts have been shown to improve immunity and prevent cancer. Every...

Lifesaving elixir from poison? Discover the exceptional healing benefit of oleander extract

10/8/2013 - In the late 1960s, a Turkish physician by the name of H. Zima Ozel discovered an ancient natural remedy which encourages remarkable healing and longevity in those who use it. Often referred to as "the Desert Rose," oleander is astonishingly effective in treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, asthma,...

The immune boosting power of pine bark extract

9/16/2013 - Pine bark extract has shown extraordinary promise as a therapeutic agent used to help stabilize blood sugar and stimulate immunity. The special group of proanthocyanidin antioxidants in pine bark is responsible for its positive health benefits. Pine bark extract has profound antioxidant potential and...

Health benefits of olive leaf extract

7/27/2013 - The olive tree is the sole source that provides the health benefits of olive leaf extract. Olive oil used in cooking and different food servings is popular among health advocates while the leaf has been utilized in various medical or health applications. The leaf and olive leaf extract are being promoted...

Does Garcinia cambogia extract really help with weight loss?

6/5/2013 - With celeb Dr. Oz advocating its use, Garcinia Cambogia (also known as Malabar tamarind, gambooge and brindleberry), has gained notoriety as a fast-acting and cheap fat buster that both suppresses appetite and prevents fat from being made. For generations, this fruit found in India, Southeast Asia and...

Research: Nigella sativa seed extract reduces hypertension

5/20/2013 - The seed of a traditional Middle Eastern medicinal plant known by the species name Nigella sativa has been shown to help lower blood pressure, among a plethora of other medicinal benefits. Traditionally used as a spice and preservative as well as for its medicinal functions, Nigella sativa is also...

The 10 worst toxins hidden in vitamins, supplements and health foods

3/26/2013 - I'm absolutely shocked at how many people don't investigate what's really in the products they swallow. When something is sold as an herb, vitamin, superfood or supplement, they think it's automatically safe. And while the natural products industry has a truly remarkable safety record -- especially...

Prostate cancer risks are reduced almost 50 percent by grapeseed extract

3/25/2013 - Did you know that a little-publicized 2011 study from the journal Nutrition and Cancer showed that taking grapeseed extract could reduce men's risk of prostate cancer by 40-60 percent? The study was conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and funded by the National...

Seaweed extract outperforms chemo drug in shrinking breast tumors - but without the toxic side effects

3/13/2013 - The extract of an edible red seaweed was found to be 27 percent more effective than standard chemo in shrinking breast tumors in rats while showing much less toxicity to liver and kidneys, and even improving the rats' antioxidant status in both blood and tissues. Eucheuma cottoni - A potential natural...

Mushroom-soybean extract improves prostate cancer survival

3/11/2013 - A natural extract made from soybeans and shiitake mushrooms seems to interfere with prostate cancer's ability to protect itself and may lengthen the life expectancy of patients with the most severe forms of the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis,...

Cancer breakthrough: Grape seed extract kills colorectal cancer cells

2/5/2013 - Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have just published a study in the journal Cancer Letters that shows...

Mistletoe extract more effective than chemotherapy

12/2/2012 - Extracts from a certain species of mistletoe are more effective at treating colon cancer and have fewer negative side effects than chemotherapy, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Both case studies and experimental research have shown that mistletoe...

Exclusive immune boosting liquid Turmeric extract now available at the Natural News Store

10/4/2012 - I'm truly ecstatic to bring you this announcement today, as it's a milestone in the history of Natural News. Turmeric, one of the most celebrated health-supporting herbs in the history of human civilization, is now available as a high-potency non-alcohol liquid extract exclusively at the Natural News...

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals

6/19/2012 - 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 endothelial lining of the blood vessels that must be patched...

Licorice root extract proven to decrease liver enzymes

6/17/2012 - Analysis of a small sample of blood is used for determining the amount of enzyme production of the liver, thus providing a marker for liver health in general. When the liver is distressed, damaged, or diseased, liver cells leak two specific enzymes into the blood stream. The enzymes counted for liver...

Green coffee bean extract is a powerful anti-oxidant

5/18/2012 - While most in society believe that coffee is bad for health this is only a half-truth. Pure green-coffee extract has become one of the top selling weight loss products on the market. Green coffee bean extract has some very good health and performance related benefits. There are two major types of...

Consumer alert: Black mica extract, Adya Clarity still being sold as dietary supplement across USA

4/24/2012 - The Adya Clarity product we exposed last year as being fraudulently marketed as a miracle health supplement has been renamed and is currently being sold across America by over a dozen distributors. (Those distributor names and numbers are listed below). The product is now being offered under names...

Scientists' hopes for yacon leaf as a treatment for diabetes are crushed due to long-term toxicity

4/7/2012 - Yacon leaf (Smallantus sonchifolius) is an herb that has become popular in recent years due to a few controlled medical studies showing the positive effects of yacon leaf on diabetic rats. The herb is used in South America to control blood sugar. Some commercial green superfood formula makers list yacon...

Dandelion gets scientific acceptance as an antioxidant and "novel" cancer therapy

3/31/2012 - Dandelion is the bane of immaculate lawn enthusiasts, but holds healing secrets that few people realize. Dandelion is a delicious super-food to add to salads and soups. It contains substantial vitamins and a host of plant-based minerals, especially potassium. The herb stimulates the flow of bile from...

Vegetarians beware: Starbucks admits to using beetle extract in popular drink coloring

3/30/2012 - For being a multinational corporate food and beverage giant, Starbucks has actually been among the most proactive in ridding its offerings of toxic additives and artificial colors, and switching to natural alternatives. But the company's recent decision to change its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino...

White tea, witch hazel and rose extract are powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging botanicals

2/7/2012 - The ancient wisdom of using white tea, witch hazel and rose to heal and prevent many ailments has been backed by recent scientific research. A team of researchers at Kingston University in London recently collaborated with Neal's Yard Remedies (a British brand) to determine the effects of various natural...

Grape seed extract targets cancer cells by damaging DNA repair pathway

2/7/2012 - 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 worldwide will fall victim to squamous cell carcinoma involving...

Fight cancer with mistletoe

11/19/2011 - The Season to stand under the mistletoe is almost here, so it is fitting that the Fifth International Mistletoe Symposium has just been held in Germany to review the latest findings in mistletoe therapy for cancer. Despite past attempts of the cancer industry to discredit this valuable natural medicine,...

Is yeast extract (a taste enhancing additive) lurking in your 'natural' foods?

11/7/2011 - "Natural", "organic" and "healthy" are marketing terms to many food manufacturers. Don't let these words, or advertising and package imagery fool you into filling your grocery cart without reading the labels. Even the snack food aisle at the grocery store is now filled with items promising less sodium,...

Grape seed extract emerges as anti-cancer powerhouse thanks to pro-active supplement users

10/3/2011 - The therapeutic potential of grape seed extract as anti-oxidant, anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory is so well established that this natural supplement is now being used in seven on-going clinical trials, only one of which is on cancer (of the breast). But the spotlight may soon shift to grape...

Yeast extract is hidden source of MSG in your food: Here's where its found

9/13/2011 - Just about everyone who visits Natural News knows that MSG should be avoided. But crafty food processing firms have found ways to disguise MSG's most active ingredient -- free glutamate. There are several ingredients and names used. And they all contain some free glutamate. Free glutamate is the active...

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

7/26/2011 - 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 devastating form of dementia is characterized by the accumulation...

Oleander extract for cancer successfully completes phase I FDA trial

6/19/2011 - A recently concluded FDA phase 1 human toxicity trial of a concentrated oral oleander extract has found that it can safely be administered and that it apparently can be effective against a wide number of cancers. The results of the trial were presented at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology...

Use bamboo extract to improve skin and hair health

1/25/2011 - Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edible grass that is eaten by many of the world's animals. It is a rich source of silica, which is an essential nutrient for humans, too. In particular, silica plays a great role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. In fact, daily supplements of...

Blueberries and grape seed extract shown to rejuvenate the aging brain

1/6/2011 - 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 and live in constant fear of whether we will remember our family...

Fight seasonal colds and flu with Olive Leaf Extract

12/9/2010 - A strong immune system means the body will easily be able to combat any seasonal cold or flu virus that comes your way. Olive leaf extract acts to prevent the onset of colds and flu by acting as a powerful immune booster. It fights a range of viruses, bacterial infections and parasites that cause infections...

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

11/2/2010 - 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 lead to insulin resistance. Humans have not evolved to consume a...

Review of Annmarie Gianni organic skin care product line

9/22/2010 - The world of conventional body care products is filled with gimmickry. Products that claim to be "natural" or even "organic" on the front label are often not. And some of the chemical toxins that go into conventional body care products would make your head spin if you really knew what they were. (Yes,...

Cinnamon extract reduces risk of diabetes and heart disease

8/27/2010 - A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease. According to the research, water-soluble cinnamon extract, which is high in antioxidants, helps to decrease glucose levels in the blood as...

Grape Seed Extract Offers Many Benefits

7/19/2010 - Used throughout Europe to prevent and treat a variety of health conditions, grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that can be used to benefit the body in many ways. Grape seed has antioxidant, antiallergenic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties and it can be instrumental...

Plant extract heals ulcerative colitis, may prevent colon cancer

7/17/2010 - Ulcerative colitis is a serious disease that affects about a million people in the U.S., causing inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon that bleed, produce pus and cause frequent diarrhea. Although drugs, especially steroids, can sometimes soothe symptoms, Big Pharma has been...

Chokeberry extract helps maintain proper weight

7/8/2010 - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the results of a study which found that the chokeberry, a Native American fruit also known as Aronia, assists in regulating proper weight and helps balance out blood glucose levels. Native to eastern North America, chokeberry...

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia breakthrough: green tea extract halts cancer progression in majority of patients

6/23/2010 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a form of cancer that causes the number of white blood cells called B lymphocytes, or B cells, to increase abnormally. Eventually, the cancerous cells can move through the blood to the liver, spleen, and other...

Chokeberry extract found to stop weight gain, regulate blood glucose and halt inflammation

5/3/2010 - Native Americans have traditionally used dried chokeberries that grow in eastern deciduous forests of the U.S. to make teas. The plants are also used as landscape plantings throughout much of the country and a variety of birds like to feast on the bright red and dark purple fruits from chokeberry bushes....

Introducing Daniel Vitalis, an interview about water, immunity and SurThrival

4/13/2010 - If you don't yet know who Daniel Vitalis is, you're in for a real treat. Among all the people I've ever interviewed, Daniel is among the very best communicators in the world on cutting-edge topics like wild foods, spring water, medicinal mushrooms and the coming global changes that will restructure...

Researchers discover papaya is effective against breast, pancreas and other cancers

3/30/2010 - Originally native to southern Mexico and now cultivated in many tropical countries (including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam and Sri Lanka), the papaya plant has been touted by traditional healers for centuries as a source of powerful medicine. Not only is papaya fruit delicious and...

Pycnogenol pine bark extract shown to protect diabetics from swelling, circulation and vision problems

1/12/2010 - A research study conducted by G D'Annunzio University in Italy evaluated the benefits of a popular form of pine bark extract in helping diabetics. Published in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, findings revealed that people with diabetes can avoid developing retinopathy and maintain...

Mistletoe Cures Cancer of Woman in England

1/3/2010 - It was the season to be jolly for 53 year old Joan van Holsteijn of England. Her 2009 Christmas gift was the final cure of her cancer by Mistletoe! Actually, she was treated with an extract of mistletoe, a natural medicine first developed in 1922 for cancer by Rudolf Steiner in Europe. It is rarely...

Fight Candida and Yeast with Natural Olive Leaf Extract

11/24/2009 - The battle against candida is familiar to many. Some struggle for years with fatigue, weight gain and recurring infections, only to be told by doctors that it's "all in your head." The luckier ones realize the cause behind their symptoms early on, only to be handed endless prescriptions for drugs that...

Making Mouths Smile: Green Tea may Help Prevent Oral Cancer, Researchers Say

11/20/2009 - Green tea lovers like to grab a steaming hot cup of the stuff because it tastes so good in their mouth; now, they can grab it because it's so good for their mouth. According to a study recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, people with precancerous oral lesions were able to slow...

Pomegranate Extracts Treat Diseases of Inflammation

11/6/2009 - Emerging research continues to strengthen the evidence that pomegranate extracts can be used to treat chronic inflammation, and the diseases that go along with it. Short-term inflammation is a normal immune response, but chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases including heart...

Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake can help fight cancer

10/23/2009 - The cure for cancer already exists. But it wasn't created in a lab, and it wasn't funded by pink-ribbon products or walkathons. It was created for free by Mother Nature, and it exists as a collection of literally thousands of powerful anti-cancer phytonutrients found in medicinal mushrooms. Medicinal...

Learn How Banaba Leaf Extract Can Promote Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

7/20/2009 - Diabetes and insulin resistance have swept the nation - and with them, a growing list of pharmaceutical drugs that cause as many problems as they solve, if not more. Many diabetes drugs now carry warning labels about their dangerous side effects, which can include an increased risk of heart failure....

Big Pharma: The Somali Pirates of Healthcare Who Hijack Your Health to Extract Profits

4/22/2009 - As the world's attention is now fixated on the Somali pirates who hijacked the Maersk Alabama ship in their quest for profits, it's fascinating to watch the circus of the American justice system attempt to enforce U.S. laws in a lawless region off the coast of Somalia. Abduwali Muse, the lone surviving...

Miracle Cure for Gout and Arthritis Pain? Six Cherries a Day

4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Laboratory

2/4/2009 - Grape seed extract comes from the seed of grapes. Studies have shown that grape seed extract is high in antioxidants that are able to counteract cell damage in the body that is caused by free radicals. Free radicals are active molecules that can cause cell damage as they roam about and multiply in the...

Preliminary Clinical Trial Shows Grapeseed Extract in Moxxor Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

1/6/2009 - A preliminary clinical trial has been completed by Dr. Glenn Vile in conjunction with HortResearch, a New Zealand research institution. Although the number of participants in the trial is small (eleven competitive rowers), the double-blind nature of the trial and the preliminary results indicate that...

Grapeseed Extract Kills 76% of Leukemia Cancer Cells in 24 Hours

1/6/2009 - A new study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, found that leukemia cancer cells exposed to grapeseed extract (GSE) were rapidly killed through a process of cell suicide known as "apoptosis." In these laboratory studies,...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells

1/6/2009 - Grapes, grape juice and wine made from grapes have been in the news for the last few years -- making headlines for their potential heart protective benefits. Now there's another reason to appreciate the healthy phytochemicals contained in grapes. Researchers from the University of Kentucky have found...

Plants from the Mint Family Found Highly Effective Against HIV and Herpes

11/24/2008 - Herbs from the Lamiaceae family, also known as the mint family have been shown to drastically reduce the infectivity of HIV-1 virions, single infective viral particles. A research team from the University of Heidelberg has found that extracts of lemon balm, sage and peppermint work rapidly to produce...

Study Shows Grape Seed Extract (GSE) May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

10/30/2008 - Supplementation grape seed extract can prevent the buildup of brain plaques that are associated with cell death and the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Alzheimer's Association, Constellation Brands' polyphenolics division, the Department of...

Kitchen Appliance Review: Breville Juice Extractors Put to the Test

10/23/2008 - It is rare to discover kitchen appliances of such remarkable design, quality and performance that they transform juicing and food prep into sheer joy. The Breville product line, however, has achieved what once seemed impossible: Creating a line of juice extractors, citrus juicers, blenders and other...

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Beneficial in Cancer Therapy

10/14/2008 - Wheat germ is the most nutritious part of the wheat kernel. In fact, it is one of the most nutritionally dense foods available. When subjected to yeast fermentation, wheat germ becomes a source of two biologically active substances: 2-methoxy-benzoquinone and 2,6-dimethoxy-benzoquinone. Following fermentation,...

Licorice Heals Ulcers, Inflammation, and Skin Conditions

10/9/2008 - Most of us have fond memories of those black and red licorice whips we ate as kids. Now we are finding out that licorice is a lot more than a treat for the sweet tooth. Licorice root has recently been shown effective against allergies, hepatitis, inflammation and swelling, hypertension, excessive potassium...

Interview with Sergei Zimin About Modifilan brown seaweed extract

10/3/2008 - Mike: Many of you reading this may have heard about some of the benefits of plants from the ocean and, in particular, brown seaweed. You may have seen some of the recent news stories about the specific constituents of brown seaweed helping get rid of excess body fat, or you may have read about them...

Yerba Mate: South America's Health Drink

9/22/2008 - More than a drink, Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an obese person...

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

9/10/2008 - 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 study author Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai School...

Pine Nut Oil Extract Found to Reduce Appetite, Caloric Intake at Meals

8/18/2008 - In addition to reducing appetite and increasing the feeling of being satiated, pine nut oil extract also reduces overall calorie intake, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. Prior research has...

Artichoke Leaf Extract Lowers Cholesterol

8/9/2008 - 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 of the stem of the globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). Artichoke...

Natural Sweetener Stevia Loaded With Antioxidants; Protects Against DNA Damage

7/30/2008 - Extracts from the leaf of the Stevia plant have been found to be high in antioxidants that prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer, according to a new Indian study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "These results indicate that Stevia rebaudiana may be useful as a potential...

Review: Zyflamend Supplement for Inflammation; Tips on Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Herbs

7/22/2008 - Sales of anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet as we've learned with the Vioxx fiasco and all the tens of thousands of deaths surrounding that drug, anti-inflammatory medications can be extremely dangerous. Sure, it stops the pain, but sometimes it also stops your...

Olive and Grape Extracts Work Better as Food Preservatives than Synthetic Antioxidants

5/30/2008 - Olive and grape extracts derived as byproducts of oil and wine manufacturing proved to be more effective food preservatives than pure antioxidant chemicals in a new study conducted by Portuguese researchers and published in the journal "Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies." "We can...

Brown Algae Extract Prevents Hardening of the Arteries

5/18/2008 - A French nutraceuticals company has announced the launch of an algae extract product intended to reduce the hardening of arteries. Diana Naturals' HealSea is an extract of Fucus vesiculosus, a brown algae. According to the company, the extract has been shown in clinical trials to increase the body's...

Recent Study: Tropical Mushroom Extract Fights Cancer

5/16/2008 - An April press release from Cancer Research UK reports that an extract of the mushroom Phellinus linteus has been found to halt the growth of breast cancer cells in vitro. Previous studies have also shown the species to be effective against prostate, skin, and lung cancer cells, but up until now nobody...

Broccoli Juice Proven to Protect Skin Better than Sunscreen

5/15/2008 - An extract made from broccoli sprouts boosts the body's natural ability to defend against the ultraviolet solar rays that cause skin cancer, reveals a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If a product...

"Superberry" Aronia Extract to be Available to Consumers

5/5/2008 - Kaden Biochemicals has introduced an extract of the aronia berry, and is marketing the product as high in valuable antioxidants. Aronia, also known as black chokeberry, is a berry native to eastern North America. It has a long history of use as a food and medicinal plant by native peoples, and has been...

Olive Extract Protects Against Neurodegenerative Disorders

5/1/2008 - An extract derived from olives may provide protection against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry." Researchers examined the effect of an antioxidant chemical known as hydroxytyrosol, which has previously been...

An Amazing Discovery in Turkey - Part 1 of the Oleander Series

4/6/2008 - My search for a possible cancer cure began in late 2004 when I found out that my cousin, lifelong friend and running buddy, Jeff Johnson, had been diagnosed as having stage-three melanoma. The cancer had appeared out of nowhere and so it was quite a shock to my cousin and everyone close to him. As luck...

Extract of Broccoli Sprouts May Protect Against Bladder Cancer

4/2/2008 - 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 and reduces risk of developing cancer. It has long been know that...

How to Find Pure Products in a Sea of Supplements

2/14/2008 - Recently, a reader asked for details about what natural health products are pure. This discussion is ongoing and endless because so many interesting and new methods of preparation appear regularly on the market. There are some rules that we can follow that serve us pretty well. To begin with, an...

Rhodiola Herbal Extract Found to Fight Off Depression

2/6/2008 - A new clinical trial has found that an extract of the herb Rhodiola could be a useful treatment for cases of mild to moderate depression. The study, published in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, involved 80 participants, aged between 18 and 70, who were divided into three groups. The first received...

Herbal Rhodiola Extract Found to Increase Lifespan

1/30/2008 - 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 natural stress-relief treatment. The herbal extract of a...

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

1/8/2008 - 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 research discovered that magnolia bark is rich in two biphenol...

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 5: Superior nutrition for pet health

12/30/2007 - The following is part five of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers." Dr. Liers: I feel our animals...

Pomegranate leaf extract shows promise as appetite suppressant in animal experiments

3/19/2007 - (ConsumerWellness.org) In an experiment on mice, pomegranate leaf extract was found to reduce fat absorption and suppress appetite in obese mice, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity. The extract did not affect the appetites of non-obese mice. Jump directly to: conventional...

Amy's Kitchen responds to concerns about yeast extract with possible product reformulations

3/6/2007 - A recent NaturalNews article on Amy's Kitchen (a well-known producer of organic food products) resulted in a groundswell of customer comments being sent to the Amy's Kitchen company requesting they stop using yeast extract in their products. The large number of requests garnered the attention of Amy's...

How I got blindsided by yeast extract in Amy's Kitchen organic foods (opinion)

2/27/2007 - I must offer an apology to NaturalNews readers. For more than a year now, I've been recommending Amy's Kitchen as a source of quality, organic frozen foods made without yeast extract. As you may recall, yeast extract is a natural-sounding additive that food companies use as a flavor enhancer replacement...

Food firms propose replacing MSG, salt with yeast extract that contains free glutamate

1/29/2007 - Dutch ingredients manufacturer DSM Food Specialties recently announced the release of its Maxarome Select product, which promises to replace the flavor-enhancing chemical MSG (monosodium glutamate) in manufactured foods, but opponents say DSM's new product is still a yeast extract that contains harmful...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Potato protein extract may be new leader in weight loss and appetite control

1/24/2007 - The average American will consume 130 pounds of potatoes and potato products in a year. Fifty percent of our national potato crop production is shipped directly to companies that manufacture french-fries, potato chips, and other less healthy potato-based treats. But a recently developed protein extract...

Study: Bamboo leaf extract could block acrylamide production in cooked foods

1/23/2007 - A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that the formation of acrylamides in foods like potato chips and french fries may be reduced by an antioxidant-rich bamboo leaf extract. Acrylamides are chemical compounds that are thought to be carcinogenic, and form in foods...

Turmeric extract shows strong anti-inflammatory effect in new study

10/31/2006 - Turmeric -- a spice most often found in curry dishes -- may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a study by University of Arizona researchers. In a previous study, the researchers found that joint inflammation in rats was reduced by turmeric, and the latest study, published...

Cinnamon extract shown to reduce oxidative stress of metabolic syndrome

10/19/2006 - A new study from U.S. researchers has found that daily supplementation with a cinnamon extract may boost the body's antioxidants, which can lessen the oxidative stress associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects roughly 32 percent of U.S. adults, and is characterized by obesity...

Grape seed extract halts colorectal cancer

10/18/2006 - A study of grape seed extract found that it inhibits the growth of colorectal tumors in cell cultures and mice, reported researchers in the Oct. 18 issue of Clinical Cancer Research. The scientists administered the grape seed extract to two different human colon carcinoma cells and recorded an inhibition...

A Mushroom Extract May Impact the Body’s Immune System (press release)

10/9/2006 - Can the extract of a mushroom that is commonly found in the woods of North America, Asia and Europe have a beneficial impact on the human immune system? A small study using “Turkey Tail” mushroom (Trametes versicolor) extract, has found that it may. The “Turkey Tail” mushroom is too tough to eat,...

Pine bark extract Pycnogenol found to significantly increase blood flow for diabetic microangiopathy sufferers

10/9/2006 - New Italian research has found that daily supplementation with Pycnogenol -- an extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree -- may improve poor blood flow in diabetics by as much as 68 percent. A study by researchers at Chieti-Pescara University in Italy recently examined Pycnogenol's...

Tomato extract helps reverse "sticky" blood, improves heart health

9/28/2006 - Tomato extracts can boost heart health by deleting the accumulation of platelets that eventually lead to blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, according to two complimentary studies from British researchers. They say the aggregation of platelets is one of the three major components of heart disease. This...

Many "natural" foods contain questionable taste additives like yeast extract

9/14/2006 - The food industry is always trying to come up with a new way to add chemical taste enhancers to their foods without alerting the consumers. They used to rely heavily on MSG (monosodium glutamate), but when the public began to learn about the dangers of MSG and how it causes extreme headaches, reproductive...

New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children (press release)

8/17/2006 - A new study to be published in the June 17 edition of the journal of European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry shows a significant reduction of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children after supplementing with Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the...

Grape Seed Extract May be Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure (press release)

8/14/2006 - Grape seed extract lowered the blood pressure of patients who participated in a UC Davis study of the benefits of the supplement on people with high blood pressure. Conducted by UC Davis cardiovascular researchers, the study was the first human clinical trial to assess the effect of grape seed extract...

Seaweed extract blocks HPV cervical cancer virus, scientists discover

7/14/2006 - A new study by the National Cancer Institute has revealed that a seaweed extract called carrageenan can prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) -- a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical cancer -- from entering human cells. Researchers found that carrageenan -- derived from red algae -- strongly...

Citrus peel extract shown to reduce insulin resistance; may help diabetics, says research

6/20/2006 - New research indicates that citrus peel extract containing polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) may help prevent diabetes. In a study published in the journal of "Life Sciences" (Vol. 79, pp. 365-373), lead author Rachel Li reports that the extract significantly reduced serum triglycerides (TG) and cholesterol...

Unsafe snacks? New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract

4/19/2006 - Frito-Lay has launched a new "Natural Doritos" product that doesn't have the usual monosodium glutamate (an excitotoxin) and artificial colors found in its flagship product, but it does contain another offensive ingredient: yeast extract. It's listed right on the package of the new Natural Doritos products. Yeast...

Many "healthy" and vegetarian foods contain MSG in the form of yeast extract

7/27/2004 - There's a great deal of deception in the labeling of food products found at your local grocery store and even at many health food stores. A disturbing trend I've noticed is that many vegetarian products and grocery items billed as "healthy" or "natural" are using chemical additive taste enhancers found...

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