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Sunflower seeds: a good source of fiber, protein, vitamin E and more

11/5/2014 - Sunflower seeds are the fruits of the beautiful sunflower plant, which is native to North America and is characterized by its impressive height and light yellow petals. These seeds possess a firm texture and a mildly nutty taste, and were a significant source of food for the American Indians. Sunflower...

Amaranth: a gluten-free grain rich in protein and minerals

10/14/2014 - Amaranth is a broad-leafed plant that is native to the southern half of North America. It is part of the Amaranthaceae family of flowering plants, which also includes beets, Swiss chard, spinach and quinoa, and is characterized by its rapid growing speed and competitive nature. In fact, amaranth is...

Pea protein is one of the best all-round protein supplements

9/21/2014 - Protein supplements can be a great addition to a healthy diet. This is due to their ability to provide essential and branched-chain amino acids in a highly absorbable form. While there are many different protein sources only a few are of high quality. Pure pea protein is one of the best all-round protein...

Protein found in breast milk may protect infants from deadly gastrointestinal disease

9/19/2014 - A potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease that primarily affects premature newborns may be prevented by a protein found in breast milk -- but not in formula -- according to a study conducted by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the University of Iowa and Northwestern University....

The many important roles of protein in the body

8/29/2014 - Proteins are large, complex molecules constructed from a set of 20 amino acids, 8 of which must be obtained through diet and are not produced naturally by the body. Each protein's specific function is determined by its amino acid arrangement, and these arrangements can vary considerably. While most...

Top ten scientific achievements of Natural News and the Health Ranger (so far)

8/15/2014 - We've done a lot of original research here at Natural News, and we've made some extraordinary scientific and humanitarian breakthroughs with the potential to help save millions of lives. Did you know that Natural News is the only independent media organization in the world with its own ICP-MS atomic...

One more good reason to avoid processed dairy: it shockingly contains hidden MSG

8/9/2014 - The risks of flavor enhancing food additive MSG (monosodium glutamate) are well known to many NaturalNews readers. MSG should be avoided, considering the fact that it is a dangerous excitotoxin that kills brain cells in the hypothalamus, promotes obesity and liver disease, and is linked to seizures,...

Soy protein found to deplete testosterone in men

7/17/2014 - The health detriments of soy consumption are reiterated in a new study out of the University of Connecticut that highlights the importance of avoiding soy at all costs. Researchers from the school found that men who consume soy protein rather than whey protein for muscle recovery and growth experience...

Best foods for protein when considering a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle

6/23/2014 - Many people who are considering a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle are often concerned with making sure that they still fuel their body with the proper amounts of protein. Proteins, as most of us know, are the "building blocks" of life responsible for the proper function of organs, cells and tissues (1). The...

Hemp seeds are excellent sources of protein, fiber and fatty acids

5/31/2014 - Few plants have been as revered throughout recorded history as hemp. This green herbaceous plant, which is a high-growing variety of Cannabis sativa, has been cultivated for centuries to make durable clothing fibers, nutritious oils, building material and even paper. Traditional medicine, particularly...

Green peas: Surprisingly good souces of phytonutrients and protein

5/30/2014 - The common green pea, which is the seed of the Pisum sativum plant, has been a staple food across the world for centuries. Indeed, archaeologists have found that peas were regularly consumed as far back as the late neolithic era of modern Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Greece. Immature peas were also a popular...

Heavy metals myth busted: Everyday vegetables and fruits have almost ZERO lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten

5/28/2014 - In response to Natural News releasing accurate, scientifically-validated information about toxic heavy metals found in rice protein products, there has been a sustained disinfo campaign to try to distort the truth by claiming everyday fruits and vegetables contain high levels of toxic heavy metals. "There's...

Top 5 sources of plant protein

5/27/2014 - Good quality sources of protein are widely available, and many of them come from outside the animal kingdom. It's time to identify the top sources of highly digestible plant protein with the most benefits for your health. Chlorella Chlorella is garnering more and more attention as a superlative...

Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adults

5/19/2014 - Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic Research. Whey is a form of protein most commonly found in dairy...

Enjoy the nutritional benefits of garbanzo beans

5/17/2014 - The garbanzo bean resembles, to some degree, the head of a ram. This gave rise to its Latin name, Cicer arietinum, which means "small ram." Another common name for garbanzo beans is chickpeas. These beans come in several different colors, including beige, green, black, brown and red. Garbanzo beans...

Interview with a rice protein industry insider about heavy metals, clean materials and the future of the protein industry

5/16/2014 - There's been a whirlwind of change taking place across the protein industry lately. Companies are scrambling to roll out low heavy metals formulas in the wake of Natural News releasing laboratory results finding high concentrations of lead, cadmium and tungsten in organic rice protein products. To...

Ultra-clean protein breakthrough as companies announce low heavy metals powders based on Sacha Inchi, Pumpkin seed and more

5/14/2014 - On the heels of Natural News spearheading the issue of toxic heavy metals contamination of rice protein products -- and the Doctor Oz Show giving it global attention -- almost every protein manufacturer in the industry is rapidly reformulating to produce cleaner, ultra-low-heavy-metals products. This...

Vegan protein powders with low heavy metals: Health Ranger reveals the cleanest products tested so far

5/13/2014 - When it comes to purchasing protein supplements, buyer beware! As Natural News has now exhaustively documented, rice protein products sold right now across health food stores like Whole Foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals. This story is now going global, with mainstream media now picking...

Whole Foods selling protein products containing toxic heavy metals: new video reveals clean vs. contaminated products

5/12/2014 - A new 3-minute teaser video reveals the truth that Whole Foods is selling vegan protein products which contain alarming levels of toxic heavy metals. Click here to watch the video now on YouTube. Actual laboratory results on the products featured in the video (and purchased at Whole Foods) are...

60 percent of China's drinking water too polluted to drink; this is where many of your herbs, protein powders and superfoods are grown

5/12/2014 - China's longstanding reputation as the world's worst polluting country has once again been affirmed following the release of a new government report on the quality of the nation's drinking water. The Ministry of Land and Resources reportedly notified state media that an overwhelming 60 percent of the...

Action item: Are Whole Foods employees intentionally misleading customers about toxic heavy metals in rice protein products?

5/6/2014 - Go to Whole Foods today, pick a rice protein product off the shelf, and ask the store manager why they are selling rice protein containing toxic heavy metals at such high levels that they often exceed California Prop. 65 limits by over 1,000%! The answer you get may shock you: some Whole Foods employees...

BREAKTHROUGH: Chinese government admits one-fifth of farm lands heavily contaminated with toxic heavy metals like cadmium, arsenic and lead

5/1/2014 - For the past few months, Natural News has been warning the world about toxic heavy metals found in foods, superfoods and dietary supplements grown in China. Our Natural News Forensic Food Lab has produced breakthrough results showing, for example, that rice protein imported from China is significantly...

Caffeine affects Alzheimer's-related protein formation, improves memory

4/25/2014 - Caffeine may slow the development of Alzheimer's symptoms, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany, and the University of Lille, France, and published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The researchers hope that their research may some day lead to a caffeine-based...

Video tour of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab: How I discovered tungsten in rice protein

4/17/2014 - Here's a real treat for Natural News fans: an inside look at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab featuring new scientific instrumentation hardware and a full explanation of how I discovered the heavy metal tungsten in rice protein! Catch it all on this YouTube video that I just posted. In this...

Rice protein and heavy metals: Petition effort a huge success for safer products with less lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten

4/16/2014 - I can now report to you the extraordinary results of our efforts to drastically reduce heavy metals concentrations in rice protein products sold across North America. In a nutshell, we have now received confirmation from nearly every significant manufacturer in the industry that they have agreed to...

Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

4/6/2014 - A close relative of sage, chia (Salvia hispanica) has long been a major food crop of indigenous peoples from modern-day Mexico up through the modern U.S. Southwest. On long-distance runs, some native peoples would consume nothing more than chia seeds mixed with water. If anything deserves the title...

High-protein diet in middle age doubles risk of early death, quadruples cancer risks

4/6/2014 - There is an abundance of advice from a wide range of nutrition experts, physicians and the American Medical Association that provide guidance on the best diet to prevent almost every chronic disease, aid weight loss and prevent an early demise. Most of this information is based on outdated, non-scientific...

Vegan protein consumers rush to low-metals products: Pumpkin Seed Protein the latest to test super clean

3/25/2014 - In the aftermath of the explosive revelation that vegan rice protein products contain significant concentrations of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten, the natural products industry has been scrambling to produce cleaner plant-based proteins that are substantially free of those metals. I am...

Brewer's yeast is rich in protein, B-vitamins and beneficial bacteria

3/16/2014 - Brewer's yeast is a highly nutritious byproduct of the beer-making process. It is obtained during the process of formation from the grain, hop and malt extracts, and absorbs the vitamins and nutrients contained in them throughout the process. Unlike nutritional yeast and baker's yeast, brewer's yeast...

Perfect Fit Plant-Based Protein, Rockin' Wellness and 22 Days Rice Protein heavy metals test results published

3/7/2014 - Unlike whey protein, hemp protein and pea protein, every rice protein product we've tested so far has been found to contain significant levels of lead and cadmium, along with varying levels of the heavy metal tungsten. This has been found true across the product category, regardless of the product packaging...

Heavy metal tungsten linked to leukemia clusters in children

3/4/2014 - "Scientists studying childhood leukemia cases in Arizona and Nevada say their research shows a possible link between tungsten and the disease," reported Fox News in 2009. The article is about the discovery of "childhood leukemia clusters" in Sierra Vista, Arizona and Fallon, Nevada. An industrial...

Why Dr. Oz was right to warn consumers about lead in Shakeology Greenberry protein powder

3/3/2014 - The health industry is suddenly buzzing with more findings about heavy metals in protein products, and Dr. Oz is beginning to warn viewers about lead in some products. This is on top of Natural News finding substantial concentrations of the heavy metal tungsten in organic vegan rice protein products...

VEGA joins Natural News heavy metals limits for protein products; company's blends already test among cleanest in industry

3/2/2014 - Over the last month, Natural News rocked the dietary supplements industry by publishing laboratory research results which found significant levels of the heavy metals lead, cadmium and tungsten in popular rice protein products. The industry immediately responded to consumer concerns, and within days,...

Spirulina - the ultimate ocean protein

2/27/2014 - Is spirulina the best protein on Earth? Honestly, if a health 'expert' tells you that one protein source is better for you than another - be careful. In reality, we all absorb nutrients in a variety of ways due to personal health history, age, food combining, heavy metal toxicity, genetics - the list...

Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

2/20/2014 - The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists -- notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious "lipid hypothesis" -- believed would raise cholesterol and contribute...

Join thousands who have already signed the petition for heavy metals limits in rice protein

2/19/2014 - Do you want clean protein products? Right now, many rice protein products sold across the USA and Canada contain significant concentrations of lead, cadmium and tungsten, all heavy metals. That's why we ask you to join the thousands of other Natural News readers and holistic food advocates who have...

California-grown Lundberg rice shows near-zero heavy metals; case closed on 'naturally occurring' excuse for lead in rice products

2/14/2014 - Immediately after Natural News shocked the natural products industry by revealing significant levels of heavy metals in rice protein products, several of the smaller manufacturers got together to try to figure out how to counter scientific facts with public relations spin. Three nights ago, a secret...

Back-to-back grassroots victories from Food Babe, Health Ranger rock the world of corporate food

2/12/2014 - If Food Babe were an Olympic gymnast, she would have just pulled off a high-speed triple back somersault with a perfect landing and a unanimous "10" score. From the once-humble site known as www.FoodBabe.com, Vani Hari has attracted a massive consumer following, daily mainstream media attention and...

Scientists say high-protein diets increase risk of kidney problems

2/10/2014 - High-protein diets place people at risk of kidney damage, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, and published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria. Diets that emphasize the consumption of protein over carbohydrates, such as the Dukan, Paleo or Atkins...

Vegan protein heavy metals results republished by Natural News in new, improved charts

2/8/2014 - It's been a whirlwind week of activity on heavy metals in rice protein. Over the last week, here's a summary of what happened: • Natural News released exclusive breaking news on tungsten, cadmium and lead in rice protein products. • Over a million grassroots readers and food advocates...

Tungsten in rice protein: Health Ranger releases new chart, petitions all protein manufacturers to commit to reasonable industry standards for heavy metals

2/6/2014 - As Natural News fans and readers already know, we made history yesterday by reaching and publishing terms of an unprecedented agreement with Garden of Life and Sunwarrior to reduce concentrations of heavy metals in protein products, meeting specific targets by July 1, 2015. In consideration of the...

Heavy metals in rice protein products to be strictly limited thanks to history-making agreement

2/5/2014 - A history-making announcement has just been released by Natural News, describing a natural products industry agreement which would strictly limit the level of heavy metals allowable in popular raw vegan superfood protein products. Both Garden of Life and Sunwarrior joined the unprecedented agreement,...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

UPDATE: Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein

2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement: I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...

Exclusive: Lab results of clean vegan proteins now being posted at Natural News Labs

1/27/2014 - Responding to urgent requests from our readers to let them know which vegan proteins we've tested so far are showing the better results, we've begun posting protein product results at Labs.NaturalNews.com. Many readers were overjoyed when we posted our very positive lab results for One World Whey protein...

One World Whey protein sales halted: Serious label error discovered, investigation under way

1/22/2014 - IMPORTANT UPDATE APRIL 18, 2014: Based on a product investigation, Natural News has now been informed that sales of the current production lot of One World Whey Protein will be halted by its manufacturer, Synergistic Nutrition. What we now know for certain is that the label of the product is incorrect....

The negative effects of excess protein

12/26/2013 - Protein is one of the most commonly supplemented macronutrients, because it's relatively cheap, has many health benefits and is commonly propagated as a meal replacement. What most people don't realize though is that too much protein (usually in the form of protein shakes) can actually have adverse...

Scientific proof that drinking soda makes brains hyperactive

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...

What is selenium?

11/16/2013 - Selenium was first used as treatment for dandruff but this essential trace mineral (required only in small amounts by the body) has enjoyed certain breakthroughs connected with its role defining its importance in the overall nutritional schema. When taken together with beta carotene, vitamins E and...

German scientists discover bacteria that make ice, clouds and rain

11/14/2013 - Scientists have discovered that a humble species of bacteria may play a major role in producing planetary climates by "seeding" clouds with ice-producing proteins. Scientists have known for decades that bacterial species such as Pseudomonas syringae produce proteins on their outer membranes that...

Quinoa is a high source of protein with tremendous health benefits

11/7/2013 - You've been told so many contradictory things about meat throughout the years that at some point you probably don't know what to think of it anymore. You may feel the urge to quit eating meat for so many good reasons, but the same question always comes back to haunt you over and over again. Where are...

High protein intake puts extreme dieters at risk for heart attack and stroke

10/27/2013 - A study from Sweden recently found concerning health implications for individuals who follow a high protein diet. After the influence of the Atkins diet reached its peak in the 1990s, many people have come to demonize carbohydrates as a one of the causes of obesity and the many associated health problems....

Women: Chlorella supplementation reduces risk of anemia, edema and proteinuria during pregnancy

10/26/2013 - When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce extra blood for a developing fetus. Pregnant women are advised to supplement with iron, folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy to help with red blood cell count and nutrition levels. Low levels of these vitamins and minerals are what make pregnant...

The best plant-based sources of protein

10/8/2013 - Vegetarians and vegans are often presented with a familiar question: "How do you get enough protein?" The question is understandable, since today's nutritionists place a disproportionate amount of emphasis on meat as a protein source. In reality though, many plants contain protein quantities by mass...

Protein-enhanced foods: The good, bad and ugly

8/23/2013 - There is a developing trend in the world of nutrition. It seems that protein enhancement of many foods is becoming increasingly popular. Any time that you begin to alter the natural state of food, especially food that is already considered healthy, you run the risk of causing more damage than good. Are...

Dying to be healthy - Many protein powders laced with heavy metals, MSG

8/8/2013 - Commercial protein powders and shakes are a popular choice among fitness crowds as well as busy professionals, moms and pregnant women. On the surface, these expedient snacks and meals appear innocent, but upon closer examination, are fraught with health harming toxins. Whether contaminated with heavy...

Gelatin: A protein rich superfood that conquers food allergies, insomnia, arthritis - plus much more

8/3/2013 - Back in the 1950s, Jello molds were all the rage in the United States and many of us have disturbing memories of these artificial creations. Certainly not consumed for health, Jello actually has a little known secret buried amongst the sugar and toxic dyes: When gelatin is pure, it's actually quite...

Excessive use of protein powder

7/21/2013 - Protein powders are increasingly popular. Fitness enthusiasts use the supplement for weight loss, building lean muscle mass and enhancing athletic performance while others use it as a convenient meal replacement or snack. However, are there undesirable and potentially harmful effects from excessive...

Meat scrap leftovers now being reprocessed into ice cream: The dismal future of food

6/12/2013 - There appears to be no limit to how far the processed food industry will go to maximize its profits, even if it means reprocessing animal meat waste and adding it to completely unrelated foods like ice cream. This is the latest endeavor by industrial food researchers in Italy, Belgium, and elsewhere,...

Wheat contains over 23,000 potentially harmful proteins

5/29/2013 - It is no secret that the number of people with either gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, the latter of which is often diagnosed as Celiac disease, is on the rise all across the world. But what is commonly misunderstood about the difficulty or inability to digest wheat-containing foods is that...

Health basics: The 10 trickiest 'food stuff' products

5/27/2013 - America is the land of the free. You are free to choose to consume any products you want to, whether they are toxic or whether they are organic. Most people, if given the choice, would like to avoid cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease, but how many...

Protein in breast milk fights antibiotic resistant 'superbugs'

5/24/2013 - The key to overcoming antibiotic resistant "superbugs" could be a simple protein found naturally in human breast milk. These are the promising findings of a new study out of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where researchers recently discovered that HAMLET, which is short for Human...

Nutritional yeast is an excellent vegetarian source of protein and B-vitamins

5/20/2013 - Nutritional yeast is a heat-deactivated yeast that is typically sourced from beet molasses and sugarcane. It has a nutty, cheese-like flavor, and can be incorporated into pizzas, creamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, pasta, and various soups and salads. It is loved by vegetarians and vegans because it...

Prostate cancer linked to high intake of protein and calcium from dairy

4/29/2013 - The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPICN) is a multicenter meta-epidemiological (broad statistical survey) study designed to assess cancer risks by investigating past and current relationships between diet, lifestyle, environmental factors and cancer among a large population...

Why you should be concerned about MSG

4/15/2013 - Consumption of MSG causes numerous side effects, including headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, nausea, rashes, anaphylaxis, seizures, depression and heart irregularities. MSG is known to cause damage to the nervous system. In fact, there are whole classes of chemicals that can produce similar damage...

Researchers discover natural protein in fish that inhibits prostate cancer cell spread

3/29/2013 - University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod which appears to inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading -- a process known as metastasis. This is extremely important because people who die from cancer usually...

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...

Six delicious GMO-free breakfast ideas

3/25/2013 - A healthy breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, as it provides fresh fuel for your brain and body, and kick starts your metabolism for sustained energy production throughout the day. But what exactly is a healthy breakfast, and how can you be sure to avoid dangerous toxins like genetically-modified...

Ditch the commercial sports drinks and artificial protein bars - Try economical, nourishing and handmade varieties instead

2/19/2013 1:18:44 AM - In a rather sad and ironic state of affairs, individuals exercising to improve health and fitness often fall into the trap of neon colored sport drinks and sugary protein bars with questionable ingredients -- believing these products support ultimate vitality and strength. Unfortunately, these 'foods'...

Raw Power Protein Superfood the best-tasting raw vegan protein blend we've ever carried

2/12/2013 - I'm always skeptical of protein products because most of the vegan proteins taste bland or chalky. The list of such protein products that actually taste good is very small, and finding one that's certified organic and soy-free is almost like trying to locate four-leaf clovers in your yard. That's why...

MSG: Many Secrets Guarded (opinion)

2/11/2013 9:28:56 PM - By now, most of us are aware of the fact that MSG has two purposes: to give a food that has absolutely no flavor, flavor and to increase the shelf life of a useless product that ultimately will increase the profits of the highly reputable company using it. Actually, there is a third purpose that no...

MSG: More Sure Grief (opinion)

2/10/2013 12:59:21 PM - Before getting into this I would like to call something to your attention. If you are plagued by any of the following, you could be suffering from an MSG reaction. Severe headaches; nausea, diarrhea, vomiting; irregular heart beat or blood pressure; depression or mood change; abdominal pain, cramps...

Warning: Many childhood vaccines contain aborted human fetal protein, DNA

1/29/2013 - The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit vaccine safety group, recently conducted an independent review of the contents of childhood vaccines and found that many of them are tainted with ingredients that would shock most parents. According to the manufacturer-produced package inserts...

Top 25 healthy muscle building foods

1/16/2013 - So many of us are concerned with staying trim and fit by eating right and doing cardiovascular workouts that we overlook the importance of building and maintaining muscle mass through diet and exercise. Having a lean and muscular physique provides many benefits. One of the most important is that muscle...

Heart disease: Causes and cures

1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...

Burn body fat and sculpt your core with these simple exercises and dietary adjustments

12/12/2012 - Most people don't have the time to prepare every meal from scratch, nor do they have the time every day for an hour long workout. Still, most personal trainers and fitness websites will ask you to dedicate a considerable amount of your time and other resources to build the lean, athletic physique most...

Dealing with allergies

11/29/2012 2:38:55 PM - Allergies can do just about anything to almost any part of the body. Common symptoms are runny nose, watery eyes, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, asthma, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, cramps, colitis, gas, constipation, menstrual disorders, hypoglycemia, emotional disturbances,...

Research uncovers whole foods method of defending against protein loss from a hard workout

9/8/2012 - There is a widespread perception that since it is muscle that is being challenged during a workout, and muscle is made of protein, protein is what muscle needs to repair and protect itself. A recent research study investigated the efficacy of green leaf vegetables as a buffer against the damage, replacing...

Going Paleo? Here's how to avoid over-consuming animal protein on your low-carb diet

9/5/2012 - The Paleo Diet or hunter-gatherer diet's theoretical basis stems from the fact that man started farming and using domestic animal husbandry around 10,000 years ago. Up until then, humans hunted and gathered wild animals, plants, nuts, and berries. That was the Paleolithic or prehistoric period. Evidently,...

Dietary proteins signal brain satiety to help prevent overeating and obesity

9/4/2012 - It's no secret that overconsumption of calories, especially those from high calorie refined and processed carbohydrate junk foods is making America fat and taking nearly a decade off our natural lifespan. Since the early 1970's, our food supply has been infused with synthesized sweeteners such as high...

Everything you need to know about protein

8/17/2012 - For certain people, getting protein is serious business. Bodybuilders wanting that perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger build, vegetarians looking for that perfect source of protein or health buffs searching for the best kind of protein to ensure their health. Chemically speaking, a protein is composed...

High protein, low carbohydrate diet increases heart disease risk in women

6/30/2012 8:53:18 PM - Very few topics elicit more controversy and differing points of view than those pertaining to dietary ratios of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and how they pertain to optimal health. Nutrition science indicates that the answer to this dilemma is far from clear, and is most likely determined by individual...

Top seven vegan sources of protein

6/23/2012 - Like most people who have a higher health conscious, most vegans and vegetarians have a story about how they came to the decision to live their particular lifestyle. No matter your reasons, one of the challenges for non-meat eaters is making sure they get enough protein every day. But its not as big...

Chronic stress increases protein brain tangles and Alzheimer's disease risk

4/20/2012 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an initial loss of short term memory and the ability to form rational and permanent thoughts. Protein tangles known as tau aggregates strangle neural synapses, blocking the vital flow of neurotransmitter and electrical signals necessary to form memories and personality....

Superfood flavor breakthrough? Independent review of Rejuvenate Strawberry-Peach Protein Plus

4/12/2012 - One of my top, all-time favorite superfood products is called Rejuvenate Plus!, formulated by Dr. Hank Liers. This is a nutrient-dense, high-protein and high-RNA superfood made with freeze-dried organic berries and achieving a very high ORAC value (antioxidants) while delivering superb taste. Yeah,...

Curcumin found to prevent brain degenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

3/28/2012 - Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in the Indian curry spice turmeric and commonly referred to as 'holy powder', has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Today researchers are using the power of the evolving science of epigenetics to reveal...

Nutrition 101: Part 4 - Vitamins (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:11:27 PM - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use. Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat! Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...

Nutrition 101: Part 3 - Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:08:51 PM - An easily burnable form of energy comes to us in the form of sugar or starch. Carbohydrates have a very bad public image in that they are generally thought of as fattening. This is because most of the carbohydrate consumed in this country has been processed or refined, leaving an empty calorie. In...

Whey protein and lactose intolerance

3/14/2012 - Many people are interested in shedding fat and building lean muscle essentially sculpting their bodies into works of art or maybe looking for a slimmed down version of their current selves. The benefits of being a little leaner these days help with many conditions such has diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular...

Dulse is a clinically proven antioxidant, protein source, and plant-based source of iodine and potassium

1/17/2012 - Red or purple in color, dulse is considered a superfood because of its high iodine and potassium content, plus a long list of micro-nutrients and phytochemicals. Many herbalists prefer dulse over kelp in green superfood recipes because of its bland flavor. Found primarily in cold waters off the Atlantic...

Proteins, not sugar, increase energy expenditure

12/20/2011 2:38:24 PM - A study published in the November issue of the science journal Neuron subverts the commonly held belief that consuming sugar can make you feel more energetic. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that protein is responsible for activating cells that keep us awake and help us burn more calories,...

Veggie burgers often contain hidden MSG

12/2/2011 - Whether you're a strict vegetarian or simply an omnivore seeking to lower your intake of animal protein, you may find vegetarian convenience foods, such as veggie burgers, a tempting addition to your grocery cart. Beware, however, as many of the most readily available brands of veggie burgers betray...

mTOR - Discover the key protein behind muscle building and rejuvenation

10/24/2011 - The latest science has proven that a special protein called mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) holds the key to muscle building and rejuvenation. Dysregulation in mTOR pathway leads to accelerated aging and early mortality. Certain natural lifestyle interventions modulate and stabilize this powerful...

Quality protein is critical for muscle fiber growth and rejuvenation (Opinion)

10/21/2011 - Healthy lean body tissue depends upon an adequate supply of high quality protein. The protein acts to repair damaged muscle tissue and provide growth factors that improve muscle fiber growth and rejuvenation. It is significantly more important to value the quality of the protein source than the quantity...

Eating TVP? Textured Vegetable Protein may contain trace levels of toxic chemical solvent

9/29/2011 - Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is an ingredient often listed on a wide spectrum of "healthy" products including many energy bars and veggie burgers. Some novice vegetarians, as well as people seeking a protein source with a lower price tag than meat, may purchase bulk TVP as a meat substitute for...

Spirulina - Packed with protein, B12 and iron

9/27/2011 - Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is a superfood by any definition. It has been used since the 16th century by the Aztecs and North Africans. It was later rediscovered by the French, who later opened the first Spirulina processing plant in 1969, and soon after in Japan, Thailand, California, and Hawaii....

Fermented whey protein is a superfood (Opinion)

9/1/2011 - Whey protein is one of the two major proteins found in dairy. Certain forms of whey protein are being studied for their ability to have a positive effect on nitrogen balance and inflammatory levels within the body. Fermented non-denatured whey produces the most bioactive form of this incredible super...

Brown rice protein powder - Increase muscle mass and stabilize weight

8/1/2011 - Protein powder is a supplement that has been used by bodybuilders and people simply looking to stay in shape; it is used to maximize the effects of their workouts and to build the muscle that they need to burn excess calories and to maintain a steady weight. Many protein powder products are on the market,...

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...

Optimize dietary protein to stave off osteoporosis

7/21/2011 - Decades of research have generated a better understanding of the bone remodeling process, and this improved understanding has paved the way for new mechanism based therapies. One such approach to slow bone degeneration is to prop up the anabolic side of the bone remodeling process through increased...

Hexane may be lurking in the soy protein found in popular food bars

6/30/2011 - Protein bars, breakfast bars, really anything in bar form just makes sense in our dine while dashing society. The question is, what is it you're really eating? Most of these bars claim to offer healthy, wholesome energy, but what you may not have realized is that the process to create "soy protein isolate,"...

Your protein powder may be inflaming you

4/7/2011 - One of the most popular supplements in our society today is protein powder. These powders come from a variety of different sources and a number of unique manufacturing processes. Unfortunately, 95% of commercial protein powders have toxic ingredients that could be slowly inflaming your body and depleting...

Heart Disease - Stop this preventable disease

3/10/2011 - Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Scientists are now saying that 95% of these heart disease related deaths are caused by cellular inflammation. Today's technology allows us to analyze our level of cardiovascular inflammation and use specific healthy lifestyle...

Whey protein fights fatty liver disease and heart disease

3/10/2011 - New research just published in the journal Clinical Nutrition concludes supplementing the diet with whey protein could be a powerful natural way to reduce the risk of both fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. After just four weeks of adding whey protein to meals, key markers of blood fats...

Water secrets

2/25/2011 - This essay takes us to the door to the secrets of life, secrets to water, and secrets of light, color, and perception. Water plays a leading role in living processes, as everyone knows, but what is secret is the fact that water mediates the interaction between radiant energy and physical existence by...

Eggs - Consume this natural protein source (Opinion)

2/24/2011 - The past 20 years have unfortunately seen eggs getting a bad rap for contributing to high cholesterol levels in people. But after scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health decided to do extensive research and follow the diet of 117 000 nurses over an eight to 14 year period, they discovered...

The top four nutritional super food bars you won't find in stores

1/30/2011 - Browsing through the food bar section of a local health food store the other day, I found myself extremely disappointed in the selection. Most of the food bars available at retail fall into either the "energy" category (made with excessive sweeteners), or the "protein" category (made with soy protein)....

Protein deficiency may cause hair loss

1/18/2011 - Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency may lead to hair loss. According to Harvard University, most Americans take in adequate protein; however, a deficiency can result from poor absorption. Pregnant women and those who are building muscle with weight training may need additional protein...

Improve total physical health with the essential building blocks of life

1/2/2011 - One very important factor in the addition of lean muscle is the consumption of quality protein. Best consumed after a workout, protein helps to replenish your body quickly and effectively through speedy digestion. Whey protein in particular has been shown to aid in muscle growth to a great degree. It...

Protein found key in resolving obesity and depression (Opinion)

12/19/2010 - We've long known that protein is essential to a healthy diet, but this deserves a new exclamation point. A high protein diet is essential to a slimmer, happier and healthier society. Increase protein, lose pounds Referred to as the world's largest diet study, a team of Danish researchers utilized...

The top 10 superfoods I'm eating every day

11/22/2010 - In case you're curious, here's what I'm buying and using right now from the realm of superfood supplements. But before I get to that list, please note that my No. 1 source for superfood is actually my local grocery store where I buy fresh, organic blueberries, raspberries, celery, lettuce greens, yams,...

Boku Super Food releases first ever nutrition food bar created by healthy people

11/9/2010 - The Boku Super Food company (www.BokuSuperfood.com) has released the world's first nutrition bar designed by health-conscious people. More specifically, this bar was designed by NaturalNews readers! Here's the amazing story... Back in 2008, after realizing there wasn't a really good nutrition bar...

Eating animal protein raises risk of IBD

10/11/2010 - A diet high in protein increases women's risk of the cluster of conditions known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicetre in Paris an published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. IBD...

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Successful low-carb dieting requires the right type of protein

9/8/2010 - Getting protein from the right sources is the key to healthy, low-carbohydrate diet programs, suggests a new Nurses' Health study. According to 20 years of research into what makes low-carbohydrate diets work, researchers found that people who consume plant-based proteins--rather than animal-based proteins--tend...

Vegan diets are not always healthy

8/7/2010 - Vegetarian or vegan diets are often touted as being healthier than conventional diets, but unless you make a concerted effort to get all your necessary proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, you could be hurting yourself more than you are helping yourself. The Los Angeles Times recently...

Lentils are the Ideal Superfood for Those on a Budget

8/6/2010 - Though hardly used in Western diets, lentils are perfect for high nutritional yields on a budget. They are so high in protein and energy producing nutrients that a Canadian firm is working on putting a lentil sports energy bar together. Canadian studies on athletes proved they performed better with...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Quinoa Gives the Perfect Protein Source to Vegetarians and Vegans

6/15/2010 - Quinoa is perhaps one of the most perfect non-animal sources of protein on the planet. What makes quinoa (pronounce keen-wah) unique is that it is the only plant based source of complete protein. "Complete" means that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that are crucial to human function...

Protein Powders and Drinks Contain High Amounts of Heavy Metals

6/11/2010 - Many common brands of protein powders and protein drinks contain high levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury according to the most recent issue of Consumer Reports magazine. All fifteen different powders and drinks tested contained measurable amounts, some quite high. Consumer Reports also argued...

Top soy-free protein bars

6/4/2010 - When it comes to finding the right protein bar to supplement a healthy lifestyle, it can be difficult to find one that is soy-free. Many health-conscious individuals have decided to skip the soy because, in its unfermented state, it mimics estrogen in the body. Excessive amounts of it, especially in...

Review of new brown rice protein products: Boku Super Protein, SunWarrior, Jay Robb, Growing Naturals

4/6/2010 - For those who enjoy high-quality plant-based proteins for your smoothies or protein shakes, there are some remarkable new products you'll want to know about. In this article, I reveal three new organic sprouted brown rice protein products that represent the best of the best in the plant-based protein...

Find Enough Protein in a Vegetarian Diet (Opinion)

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Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) recall leaves food consumers wondering: What is this stuff?

3/8/2010 - Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is one of most common soy-based food "fillers" used to make literally thousands of processed food products. It's found in veggie burgers, gravy mixes, soups and many other grocery products. Last Thursday, one of the largest producers of HVP in the United States, Las...

Product review: Rejuvenate Berries and Herbs superfood is rich in RNA, plant proteins

2/24/2010 - It's rare that I discover a new superfood product that truly impresses me. SunWarrior (www.SunWarrior.com) has a new green superfood product that I still plan to review shortly, and I'm always a fan of LivingFuel (www.LivingFuel.com), Boku Superfood (www.BokuSuperfood.com), Delicious Greens (www.Greens8000.com),...

C-Reactive Protein Screening Found Virtually Useless

12/11/2009 - Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have added to the evidence that the C-reactive protein test provides little benefit to doctors seeking to assess their patients' risk of cardiovascular disease. "The evidence does not support routine screening of people for...

Hemp Protein: Eat the Nutrients

12/9/2009 - Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away caused by the disease. With a protein structure...

Scientists create protein to help probiotics work more effectively

12/4/2009 - Researchers from the Institute of Food Research (IFR), part of the Institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council, have materialized a protein that works with probiotic bacteria to help bind them to the gastrointestinal tract. This breakthrough research will help to further the viability...

Founders of SunWarrior protein and Living Fuel.com featured on NaturalNews Talk Hour - Exclusive discounts for listeners

12/2/2009 - Through the month of December, the NaturalNews Talk Hour presents a holiday showcase with exclusive offers by some of the most celebrated nutritional companies on NaturalNews.com. Our first show for this month, "Super Foods and Optimal Health" begins this Thursday evening at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern,...

Delicious and Healthy: Try Hemp Protein and Coconut Oil Shake Recipe

11/30/2009 - This shake is a delicious addition to a healthy diet and also makes for an excellent source of protein for those looking to shed a few points. Both hemp and coconut provide some of the most essential nutrients on the planet. Researchers are now saying that these two foods may be the answer to the world`s...

High Protein Diets may Lead to Brain Shrinkage

11/1/2009 - For muscle heads, diets high in protein may be just what the doctor ordered, but a growing bicep may come with a cost: a shrinking brain. According to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, when compared to three other diets, high protein diets were the ones that caused...

Ani Phyo, Part II: Going Nuts, More Protein, Less Fat and Making Your Own Raw Chips

9/24/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Health Inner Circle, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeHealth.com. In this excerpt, Ani Phyo shares on soaking nuts, getting more protein with less fat and how to make your own raw chips. Renegade Health Inner Circle with Ani Phyo....

Viktoras Kulvinskas Part III: Learning Longevity and Nutrition from Cultures around the World

9/18/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Viktoras Kulvinskas shares on what we can learn about longevity and living nutrition from other cultures around the world. Rawkathon with Viktoras Kulvinskas. Viktoras Kulvininskas...

C-Reactive Protein Test for Heart Disease Found Useless - Researchers

8/4/2009 - When scientific studies found possible biomarkers for cardiovascular disease in recent years, it didn't take long for the medical industry to start manufacturing and promoting blood tests for them, especially the main, supposedly new risk factor for heart disease and stroke known as C-reactive protein...

A Protein Drink in Morning is Complete Meal for a Balanced Start to the Day

8/2/2009 - Having a protein drink in the morning is probably the best way to create sustainable energy throughout the day. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon hunger pangs and energy dips can disappear altogether. A protein shake in the morning is a filling and complete breakfast which contains protein, fats and carbohydrate,...

Milk Protein Linked to Autism, Schizophrenia, Diabetes and Heart Disease

7/24/2009 - Knowing about the health benefits of raw milk is not enough. In his book The Devil in the Milk, Dr. Kevin Woodford says we have one more lesson to learn: there is a link between the type of milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism and schizophrenia....

Colostrum Functions Like Human Growth Hormone to Reverse the Aging Process

7/14/2009 - Colostrum has been called the promise of life. It is the first food, in which all the immune and growth factors that insure health and vitality are transferred from the mother to the newborn. Research has shown that colostrum is the one supplement that can bring help to everyone that uses it, largely...

Metabolic Typing Explains Why Different People Need Different Diets

6/16/2009 - Ever wonder why the diet and supplements your friend is taking works wonders for him/her, but not for you? Ever wonder which experts are right: those who promote high protein, high fat, low carbohydrate diets or those who promote high carbohydrate, low fat diets? Ever wonder how one bestselling book...

Yellow Pea Protein Found to Lower Blood Pressure

6/7/2009 - Extracts from yellow peas may lower blood pressure and relieve other symptoms in those with kidney disease, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and presented at the conference of the American Chemical Society. "What we seem to have here is sort...

Dr. Doug Graham Part II: No Need to Take Notes on the 80/10/10 Diet

6/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares on the 80/10/10 lifestyle and why you'll never have to take notes or do math to follow this lifestyle. Rawkathon with Dr. Doug Graham. Dr. Doug Graham...

Papaya is Tasty Way to Fight Cancer and Poor Digestion

6/3/2009 - Sweet and succulent with a satiny consistency, papaya was referred to as the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus. Slice open a papaya and see hundreds of shiny black seeds that all need to get their start in life from the nutrition found in the fruit. This implies that fruit must be power-packed....

Algae Protein Could Stop Deadly SARS Infection

5/29/2009 - One reason the emergence of H1N1, also called swine flu, has caused so much concern -- and near hysteria in some cases -- is the memory of the painful and often fatal outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in 2003. Over several months, this devastating viral respiratory illness, caused...

Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane

5/20/2009 - Virtually all "protein bars" on the market today are made with soy protein. Many infant formula products are also made with soy protein, and thousands of vegetarian products (veggie burgers, veggie cheese, "natural" food bars, etc.) are made with soy protein. That soy protein is almost always described...

Increase Complete Protein and Lose Weight

3/25/2009 - All the rave reviews of fruits and vegetables lately have captured our attention. Many people have made significant changes in their diets to accommodate seven to nine serving of these healing superstars. Some have had difficulty fitting all these servings into their diets, and have cut back on primary...

Quinoa: Use this Complete Protein to Create Healthful Vegetarian Dishes

3/19/2009 - Quinoa is one of the most impressive foods to hit the grocer's shelves in many years. It is the live seed of a dark green leafy plant that has the taste, texture and versatility of grain. Quinoa (pronounced keen wa) is both nutritious and delicious. It is the only grain-like food that offers a complete...

Fresh Vegetable Salads Provide Maximum Nutrition for Each Food Dollar Spent

2/25/2009 - It looks like food prices will continue to creep steadily higher throughout 2009, even in the face of an economic crisis that has reduced the purchasing power of most Americans. This makes it more important that ever to get the best nutritional value for every food dollar spent. When it is time for...

For Digestive Bliss Eat Foods that Don't Fight

2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...

Breast Cancer Saliva Test to Make Dangerous Mammograms Obsolete

1/19/2009 - Researchers are working to develop a saliva test for breast cancer that could vastly reduce the use of dangerous and invasive breast cancer screening techniques such as mammograms. "This will be a noninvasive, quick means of detection," said lead researcher Charles Streckfus, a professor of diagnostic...

Low-Carb Diets Do Not Have to be Stressful or Boring

1/3/2009 - In a study comparing an Atkins-type diet with a reduced-calorie regime, Tufts University scientists reported that low-carb diets may impair cognitive performance (D'Anci 2009). Since glucose is the brain's primary fuel, the need for it may not be met when restricting carbohydrates. Granted, some...

Review of the Best Plant Protein Powders - Nutribody, SunWarrior, LivingFuel, Nutribiotic

12/12/2008 - It's challenging to get quality proteins into your diet if you eat a mostly plant-based diet. And thanks to all the scary chemicals in many of the conventional meat products available today, most health-conscious consumers are actively seeking to limit their meat consumption or eliminate it altogether. What...

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