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|1/18/2016 - Obese people who are physically fit are still significantly more likely to die young than people of normal weight who are in poor shape, according to new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
"In recent years, the concept of 'fat but fit' has emerged, implying that high fitness can...|
|11/19/2015 - It has become the new American method of getting out of something that you don't want to do: Go to court and have a judge side with you, even if it's a lousy thing to do to your community and, ultimately, to yourself.
That's what a group of female Colorado Springs police officers who wanted to opt...|
|10/6/2015 11:57:28 AM - If you've been exercising for 30 minutes everyday, satisfied that you've met the American Heart Association's physical activity recommendation, then you're in for a surprise. In a nutshell, a recent study found that a mere 30 minutes is not enough to help reduce the risk of heart problems.
|6/6/2015 - A huge study by the Mayo Clinic looked at over 140,000 patients between 2005 and 2009 to find out why (exactly) people went to see a doctor. Initially, you might think that heart disease and cancer would top the list, but that's not it. Believe it or not, skin disorders were number one – followed...|
|5/20/2015 - Most people who have personally experienced a job loss, or know someone who has, understands the emotional toll the unfortunate event can have. However, not many individuals consider the fact that detrimental changes in physical health and job loss also go hand in hand.
Several studies have made...|
|5/19/2015 - Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service (NHS) in 2010 and 2011 were given a survey in 2013 titled "Living with and Beyond Colorectal Cancer." Over 15,000 respondents gave complete data for the study. The survey was focused on physical activity and questioned...|
|3/17/2015 - It's probably not breaking news that water is good for you. However, you might not be aware of the many dramatic ways it affects your overall health. The advice of "drink several glasses of water per day" is something we all know, but many of us fail to realize the tremendous health benefits of doing...|
|10/18/2014 - Mental well-being is something many of us probably don't think too much about, likely because many of us have it. But for those of us that don't, defining what that means and understanding its impact on our lives is crucial to discovering true happiness, or contentment, which some experts argue is even...|
|7/14/2014 - The age of human delusion is rapidly coming to an end. A civilization that has deluded itself into believing so many of its own lies on pivotal issues -- agriculture, fossil fuels, economics, finance, water supply, food, pharmaceuticals and more -- sooner or later runs headfirst into reality. All the...|
|7/11/2014 - The free energy movement has some truly brilliant people among its members, but as I just recently discovered, it's also a magnet for some real loony-tunes types who can only be accurately described as "bonkers" when it comes to having any connection with reality.
Case in point: In an article posted...|
|6/3/2014 - Much research over the years has shown that a positive emotional state actually has a very strong and profound impact on one's physical health.
Endorphins and the immune system Most people are aware of endorphins, the "feel-good hormones" in the body. Endorphins are a type of natural occurring substance...|
|5/29/2014 - The saying goes that "no man is an island." While the fact that humans are social creatures is well-known and accepted, the effect that social relationships could have on physical, mental and emotional health could well be very much underestimated by most people.
Social relationships influence physical...|
|4/24/2014 4:05:10 PM - A disease is not something you "catch," as is popularly believed, but rather something you develop as a result of nutrient deficiency. This is the philosophy behind orthomolecular medicine, or the application of high-dose nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as the subject of...|
|4/2/2014 - Most people these days understand that chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of most degenerative disease.
But what causes the inflammation? The standard answer is: poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Of course, this is true. But these aren't the only causes of inflammation.
|3/23/2014 - It's not just good for your physical health: regular exercise and physical fitness can dramatically improve your cognitive health as well.
For example, a 2010 study published in the journal Brain Research found that physically fit 9- and 10-year-olds had significantly larger hippocampi (a region...|
|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.
|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....|
|9/28/2013 - The curse of being a critical thinker is that you can't turn it off, I've discovered. So you become a critical thinker about everything you've been told or taught, and as it turns out, most of what we've all been taught about genetics is a lie.
But don't take my word for it. Join me as we take an...|
|8/13/2013 - Alzheimer's disease recently escalated to become the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as five million people presently live with the disease, causing an estimated 210 billion dollars in health care costs each year. Amazingly, one in three people will die with some form of Alzheimer's disease...|
|7/31/2013 - Stroke incidence continues to rise in western cultures, ranking as the third leading cause of death in the US this year. Cerebrovascular disorders, similar to heart disease, cancer and dementia, are largely preventable lifestyle diseases fueled by dietary indiscretions, environmental and household exposure...|
|7/6/2013 - Along with obesity, poor physical fitness may also be a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers and published recently in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.
The study was conducted on 470 European males and 536 females between...|
|5/14/2013 - People have been saying blessings, grace, or prayers of thanksgiving over food from time immemorial, as far back as the first human cultures. Food blessings matter a great deal to many spiritual people. Yet, today, it is possible that food blessings, how they work, and what they accomplish may be threatened...|
|3/29/2013 - Have you ever watched people ruin their own lives and wondered why anyone would simply self-destruct and then revel in misery?
Do you throw your hands up in frustration at self-sabotaging behavior? My father used to rant about his horrible eating habits. "It's what I put in my own mouth, for crying...|
|3/21/2013 - Join Mike Bundrant and Christiane Northrup, MD on Mental Health Exposed this week - the March 20, 2013 episode.
Dr. Christiane Northrup is known around the world for her leadership in women's health. As a medical doctor, she is paving the way to greater self-awareness in all areas, mind body and...|
|12/14/2012 - Middle school students who are more physically fit get better grades and perform better on standardized tests, according to a study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
According to lead researcher Dawn...|
|12/13/2012 - Neuro-plasticity refers to the capacity of the nervous system to change its structure and function over a lifetime.
Most people understand that if a right-handed person loses the ability to use his right arm, he will soon adapt and come to depend on his left. The process of learning will take place...|
|11/30/2012 - An overwhelming amount of evidence has been released in scientifically validated, peer reviewed research studies to confirm that many chronic illnesses are not the result of natural aging, but rather years and decades of sub-optimal nutrient intake, consumption of processed and synthetic foods and exposure...|
|11/14/2012 - The response to my recent review of the book Proof of Heaven has been unexpectedly huge. There is apparently a real hunger for knowledge about life after death, the true nature of consciousness, the fabric of reality, redemption, Heaven and Hell and other related topics. In the last two days, I've heard...|
|9/27/2012 - There is little doubt that we have evolved from a past carved from consumption of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and free-range animal meats, all necessary components in shaping our present genome, muscular strength and intelligence. Similarly, we are products of regular exercise, as our ancestors...|
|8/30/2012 - Would you like to be great? I think most people would say "yes" - but still find it difficult to achieve greatness for one reason or another. But, with a little effort, you can use the tips below to enjoy the life of your dreams!
By the way, our next guest on the NaturalNews Talk Hour - Paul Chek...|
|7/16/2012 - Few activities can rival dancing's multifaceted benefits that encompass every area of health - physical, mental, emotional and social. While some activities are good mental stimulators and others are effective muscle toners, dancing is rather unique in its multidimensional advantages that address the...|
|7/10/2012 - The recent discovery of the Higgs particle -- the "God" particle -- will go down in the history of science as one of the greatest discoveries ever made. But what was discovered, exactly? Was it a discovery of a "particle" that grants mass to other elements of matter, or was it the discovery that thousands...|
|6/29/2012 - Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies have suggested that regular exercise may reduce the risk of certain...|
|5/5/2012 - Scientific studies have previously demonstrated that many lifestyle factors as well as diet can have a major impact on genetic expression that either promotes or inhibits the development of Alzheimer's dementia. Recent studies have demonstrated that insulin signaling and resistance in the brain result...|
|1/16/2012 - Though I have spent the last 10 years writing about and defining Natural Allopathic Medicine twenty-five years ago I created Biogenic Medicine, which on a diagnostic level, combines many levels of perception into a holistic framework that amplifies medicine's ability to pinpoint the specific challenges,...|
|11/9/2011 - In Part I we discussed how some of the energy of a moving car is transferred to the persons in the vehicle after a crash. Thus, we can conceptualize whiplash, for example, as more than just physical trauma since it also manifests as a result of energy becoming locked, so to speak, in the neck muscles...|
|8/25/2011 - The months of August and September frequently bring about an increased work and activity load for many students, adults and parents. Energy levels and mental concentration may lag during this time. People from all walks of life can benefit from the energy boost that various herbs, amino acids and other...|
|8/18/2011 - Would you be willing to make six simple lifestyle changes if you knew you could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by 50%? Researchers publishing the result of a study in the journal Lancet Neurology found that the exploding incidence of this horrific form of dementia is due in large...|
|7/13/2011 - No one likes breathing polluted air. Exhaust fumes and particulate matter hanging in the air can make you cough and give you a headache. As NaturalNews has reported previously, it can harm your health in ways that aren't so obvious, as well. For example, Ohio
State University researchers have found...|
|7/9/2011 - Taking just the right amount of a substance found in "magic mushrooms" can help to positively improve attitude, mood, behavior, and happiness levels, according to new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore,...|
|10/12/2010 - Want to raise healthy and smart children? Then don't allow them to be couch potatoes. Exercise, it turns out, does more than benefit the body and overall health -- physical fitness builds smarter brains in youngsters, too.
That's the news from a study just published in the journal Brain Research....|
|7/22/2010 - Have you ever wondered if it is possible to capture and reuse some of the energy you exert when engaging in physical exercise? Well, thanks to new technology developed by Tremont Electric, an alternative energy company, you now can. The nPower PEG is a new device created by the company that utilizes...|
|4/17/2010 - Young men who have better cardiovascular fitness also have higher cognitive function and perform better in educational settings, according to a study conducted by researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden.
"Our data demonstrate that cardiovascular fitness and cognitive performance at age 18...|
|1/7/2010 - Published online November 30th 2009, in advance of the print edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, a new study by Dr. Edward McAuley, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Champaign, has found that physical activity may reduce depression and fatigue by increasing...|
|12/17/2009 - Telomeres, regions of DNA which protect the ends of chromosomes from destruction, have made big news in 2009. In fact, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded this year to researchers who investigated the nature of telomeres. Why all the interest? It appears telomeres hold the key to why...|
|10/31/2009 - Exercise is a very important aspect of overall health. Times have changed in the past 100 years making daily chores easy and requiring little physical exertion. The average person no longer has to grow their own food, wash clothes by hand, or build their own house. Transportation now relies heavily...|
|7/7/2009 - Currently 3 million people are diagnosed with depression in the UK, which affects most people to varying degrees, during their lifetime. Depression can be a common phase people can go through after major life events. It can be incredibly strong or relatively mild. Either way, it is uncomfortable and...|
|5/26/2009 - People living in areas with more parks, trees and grass live longer and happier lives, with less violence and improved mental and physical health, according to research presented at the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago.
"Humans are evolved organisms...|
|4/11/2009 - Natural healers and even segments of the conventional medical community recognize the crucial role which emotional wellbeing and positive inter-personal relationships play in the balance between good health and disease. In fact, some even believe that toxic relationships and emotional patterns could...|
|3/25/2009 - A Swedish study recently published in the British Medical Journal has given those who have reached or passed middle age hope and encouragement to begin a new healthy lifestyle, having discovered that starting a solid exercise regime after the age of 50 can raise one's level of longevity to that of those...|
|2/8/2009 - Yoga is an effective way to enhance both physical and mental well-being. While yoga is becoming more popular in recent years, it is actually an ancient activity that focuses on connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit by performing specific poses, breathing, and meditation. The practice of yoga...|
|2/2/2009 - Every day there is news of jobs lost and businesses closing. These lost jobs and closed businesses are not being replaced by new jobs and businesses. Unemployment is increasing. Only two years ago our situation was not like this. What has changed? Why are we heading steadily into a depression? What...|
|12/1/2008 - Why is it that so many people are feeling tired, overwhelmed and unfulfilled in their ever increasingly busy lives? Or why do so many people crave more time and more energy? It is because in our current fast paced western world, people are chasing deadlines, running out of time and crave more time in...|
|10/30/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Rick Wilkes shares on EFT and listening to your body.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Rick Wilkes, EFT specialist and founder of thrivingnow.com.
|10/24/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone shares on treating the symptoms of back pain versus fixing the problem.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone co-founder...|
|9/29/2008 - Are people with fat parents destined to be obese? Not necessarily. According to a press release by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, high levels of physical activity can supersede a gene that typically causes people to gain weight. Researchers examined gene variants and activity levels...|
|9/8/2008 - Being injured or ill is not usually very fun. As such, the quickest and safest recovery is desired to help one get through these tough times. Health care or healthcare as defined by wikipedia is defined as: "the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical...|
|8/31/2008 - Being injured or ill is not usually very fun. As such, the quickest and safest recovery is desired to help one get through these tough times. Health care or healthcare as defined by wikipedia is defined as: "the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical...|
|8/25/2008 - In 1992, the "Back to Sleep" campaign led by the American Academy of Pediatrics was aimed at preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to their statistics, the program seems to have been successful. However, what appears to have been ignored until recently is a new epidemic of developmentally...|
|8/12/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone shares on treating the symptoms of back pain versus fixing the problem.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone co-founder...|
|7/25/2008 - Being inactive increases the risk of developing depression or dementia, according to studies presented at a conference of the British Nutrition Foundation.
According to Nannette Mutrie of the University of Strathclyde, researchers are coming to understand how important physical activity is for psychological...|
|6/16/2008 - Older people with more adequate blood levels of vitamin E appear to experience less physical decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers measured vitamin E blood levels...|
|4/3/2008 - Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a low concentration of vitamin E in the blood is linked with physical decline in older persons. The study included 698 people age 65 or older who were randomly selected from the population registry in two municipalities close to Florence, Italy....|
|2/1/2008 - What you are about to read may rock or even dismantle the very foundation of your beliefs about your body, health and healing. The title, Cancer Is Not a Disease, may be unsettling for many, provocative to some, but encouraging for all. This book will serve as a life-altering revelation for those who...|
|1/2/2008 - The tradition of the annual physical exam may be a waste of both time and money, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
According to researchers, annual checkups in the United States are directly responsible for up to $350 million worth of unnecessary medical tests....|
|9/24/2007 - Most of the time when we think of our health, we think in terms of quality of life – being able to play with our kids, do the things we want to do, live a long life with our loved ones. Another important aspect of our quality of life depends on our financial resources, and our physical health plays...|
|11/20/2006 - Approximately one-third of boys and girls age 12 to 19 in the United States do not meet standards for physical fitness, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
The more physically fit a young person, the less likely...|
|10/3/2006 - A study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that as many as one-third of American children are out of shape.
The researchers assessed the physical fitness of 3,287 children aged 12 to 19 who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination...|
|10/3/2006 - Middle school students who perform more vigorous physical activity than their more sedentary counterparts tend to do better in school, according to a study published today by researchers from Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University.
The research is published in the August issue...|
|9/28/2006 - A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less active they were, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues report.
The findings of television's effects on physical activity are the first to be based on objective...|
|9/26/2006 - More physical activity in midlife translates to more physical mobility in old age, researchers conclude in a new study of older adults living in the Chianti region of Italy.
“Previous studies have shown that physical activity in midlife can help prevent a variety of chronic diseases,” said lead investigator...|
|9/20/2006 - Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that exercise decreases pain and helps breast cancer survivors feel healthier and increase participation in daily activities.
The Active for Life after Breast Cancer Study, published Friday in the journal, Patient Education...|
|9/5/2006 - Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who are physically active have death rates less than one third those in PAD patients who are inactive, according to research reported in the July issue of the journal Circulation.
"We found that there is a survival benefit for patients with PAD who are...|
|8/28/2006 - Training your mind might be just as effective as working your muscles to treat chronic lower back pain. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows that therapy that helps chronic back pain sufferers overcome the psychological challenges associated with the...|
|8/11/2006 - Individuals with physical disabilities who participate in regular physical activity benefit emotionally from exercise, according to a University of Florida study.
Led by Peter Giacobbi, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human...|
|8/2/2006 - One of the most important things parents can give to their children is a physical education or involvement in organized sports activity. Physical education has slipped in priority over the last few years, especially in our public schools. Some schools don't even have recess anymore. They're producing...|
|7/20/2006 - Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics...|
|7/20/2006 - Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several studies highlighted the importance of exercise in children and adolescents for building peak bone mass...|
|7/3/2006 - A groundbreaking new treatment for fibromyalgia is successful because it addresses the emotional and physical trauma that is believed to be at the root of this chronic illness. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Many people associate the development of fibromyalgia with a physically or...|
|9/28/2005 - You have the power in your hands to change the world. This change ripples out from you in concentric circles, and it all starts with decisions you make at the grocery store because what you choose to buy and consume impacts the world in many powerful ways that you may have never been aware of. Every...|
|7/25/2005 - I know from experience that a lot of people become intellectual experts on health, nutrition, physical exercise and disease prevention, among other topics, without really integrating much of that information into their lives. We often find it easy to agree on the principles of health, but difficult...|
|4/28/2005 - We know from a vast library of research that physical exercise prevents heart disease, lowers high blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol, improves digestion, speeds food transit through your large intestine, oxygenates internal organs, improves joint flexibility, enhances mental function, prevents...|
|7/31/2004 - Millions of Americans have osteoporosis but don't know it, according to a new study authored by Stanford University School of Medicine. It says that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis right now, and 4 million more are at risk, but many people don't notice that they have the condition until they...|
|7/28/2004 - Following a sedentary lifestyle is more dangerous for your health than smoking, says a new study reported in the South China Morning Post, and carried out by the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health. In the study, researchers looked at the level of physical activity in people who died...|
|7/27/2004 - Here's good news for diabetics: new research shows that moderate exercise, such as walking, cycling, or jogging, can significantly reduce the risk of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. This study followed over 3,300 people and correlated their level of physical exercise with mortality to find that...|
|7/14/2004 - Vibrational medicine is a promising area of "technology" (it's difficult to call it that) that covers a variety of pioneering healing modalities now known to be far more powerful than drugs and surgery in improving the lives of patients. These modalities include:
Phototherapy: harnessing the healing...|
|5/18/2004 7:30:25 PM - A new study reveals that physical exercises is more than just good for
your heart and body weight: it also prevents endometrial cancer and
breast cancer according to a study involving 850 women. The more the
study subjects exercised, the less their odds of being diagnosed with
cancer, even if...|
|5/10/2004 4:30:25 PM - Most people considering cosmetic surgery don't want to radically alter
their appearance, says a new study by the American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery. Instead, they just want to enhance their appearance
with natural-looking improvements. In other words: they don't want a
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|5/7/2004 8:00:25 AM - A new study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism
reveals that the combination of weight loss through diet and physical
fitness through exercise helps the most for people suffering from knee
arthritis. Neither diet nor exercise worked very well without the other,
the study found. Knee...|
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