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As GMOs fail, Mozambique farmers turn to natural sweet potatoes to improve nutrition, yields and income

12/23/2014 - In an attempt to curb vitamin A deficiencies, Mozambican researchers have worked tirelessly to create a non-genetically modified (GM), vitamin-enriched sweet potato that comes in multiple varieties suitable for the climates in which they'll grow, according to a new report by SciDev.net. Dubbed the...

Corn can be bred to be rich in vitamin A naturally, without the use of questionable GMO technology

10/15/2014 - Amazing news came from Purdue University this week regarding the discovery of a certain set of genes that can help makes us all healthier, while still enjoying one of the world's most favored foods: corn. The individuals who volunteered to be the first test subjects to eat genetically modified (GM)...

Dangerous effects of vitamin A deficiency and what foods to eat to prevent it

7/28/2014 - Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which plays numerous important roles in the human body, most notably in eye health, proper growth and immune function. This vitamin was discovered sometime in 1913 by two groups of researchers, who found that young animals which consumed a diet lacking in natural...

Maintaining vision, boosting immunity: the best natural sources of vitamin A

6/24/2014 - Vitamin A is the name given to a group of fat-soluble antioxidant compounds. It is considered an essential vitamin, and performs a large number of roles in the body including maintaining vision, supporting the immune system and aiding gene transcription. Unfortunately, vitamin A deficiencies are becoming...

Breastfeeding and food diversity, not Golden Rice, is the answer to vitamin A deficiency

5/29/2014 - As the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its many global partners continue to push for the approval and commercial release of genetically-modified (GM) "Golden Rice," a controversial "frankenfood" that contains added vitamin A, opponents say the answers to vitamin A deficiency in the...

Vitamin A derivative helps turn precancerous cells back into healthy ones

4/5/2014 - One of the chemicals that the body produces from vitamin A can turn precancerous cells back into healthy cells, even on a genetic level, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and published in March 2014 in the International Journal of Oncology. The research...

Golden rice exposed as fraud: Genetically engineered crop nothing more than biotech battering ram to crush GMO regulations

9/27/2013 - Everywhere you turn in the media, GMO propagandists are invoking so-called "Golden rice" as part of a false narrative that claims GMOs will save the world. Golden rice will save a million lives, blared the cover of TIME Magazine. Golden rice will give poor people critical nutrition and end suffering,...

Bring on the sun - Discover safe and natural skin protective solutions this summer

7/7/2013 - With summer in full force, many are embracing commercial sunscreens in a misguided effort to minimize burning and reduce skin cancer risk. Unfortunately, most sun care creams, sprays and gels are filled with photocarcinogenic ingredients and other harmful chemicals that actually encourage DNA damage....

New research: "smart" vitamin A plays multiple roles in the immune system, depending on the body's needs

3/20/2011 10:48:46 AM - It's been known for a long time that a lack of vitamin A can make you susceptible to infections. On the other hand, some research has shown vitamin A can suppress the immune system. What gives? Now researchers think they know. It turns out vitamin A is a remarkably 'smart' vitamin. It integrates...

Vitamin supplements could save children from measles and diarrhea deaths

1/6/2011 - According to UNICEF, about two million children die each year from diarrhea. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 200,000 people -- mostly children -- also die annually from measles. But there's an effective way to reduce childhood sickness and death from these diseases. A new...

Vitamins Prevent Hair Loss: Vitamin A, B, C, D, and Vitamin E

6/18/2010 - Many nutrients have been shown to prevent hair loss and grow hair. Hair loss can be caused by vitamin deficiency, or by other causes such as aging, drug use, or infections. Adding vitamins to the diet grows hair by improving circulation, reducing stress, and adjusting hormones, all of which are known...

Home Remedies Remove Warts: Banana Peel, Vitamin A and Homeopathy

6/17/2010 - Warts are caused by viruses that infect the top layer of the skin, and herbs and homeopathic remedies can be used to treat them. Most warts do not cause any pain, but they can become sore or itchy. They can appear on most areas of the body, including the feet, hands, lips, or genitals. The types of...

Vitamin A Supplements may Negate Benefits of Vitamin D

4/21/2010 - Most of you are well aware that vitamin D has a legion of health benefits crucial to every one of us. What is alarming is the latest research in the British Medical Journal, which appears to confirm: that a form of vitamin A in surprisingly small doses may negate many of the beneficial health effects...

Superfood Profile: Discover the Many Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

11/9/2009 - Certain superfoods - like cod liver oil - are so powerful they were recognized for their incredible healing abilities throughout many traditional societies around the world. This ancient wisdom was passed down to preserve the health and longevity of each new generation. Yet in recent decades we have...

Breast Cancer Discovery: Vitamin A Derivative Normalizes Cell Growth

8/23/2009 - What if a substance was found that normalizes out-of-control cell growth? The result could be a way to treat and prevent cancer. And a new study offers hope that discovery may have already been made. Scientists from the University of Chicago have just published groundbreaking research in the journal...

Breast Cancer Discovery: Vitamin A Derivative Normalizes Cell Growth

7/28/2009 - What if a substance was found that normalizes out-of-control cell growth? The result could be a way to treat and prevent cancer. And a new study offers hope that discovery may have already been made. Scientists from the University of Chicago have just published groundbreaking research in the journal...

Vitamin A could be Clue to Future Breast Cancer Treatment

7/3/2009 - A special form of vitamin A could be the key to the future of breast cancer prevention and treatment, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. A team of scientists, headed by Professor Kevin Brown of the University's Institute for Genomics and System Biology, investigated the link between...

Vitamin A and Zinc Provide Resistance to Malaria

6/10/2008 - Malaria currently kills more people daily than AIDS, and kills more than one million children yearly. However, very little attention is paid to malaria since it is not a disease prevalent in the developed countries. Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which are introduced...

Carrots really do help you see in the dark; beta-carotene-rich foods help prevent a variety of eye ailments

9/8/2006 - Your mother always told you eating carrots would help you see better, but did she ever tell you why? No, this wasn't just a trick to get you to eat your vegetables. It turns out carrots really do give your eyes a boost because they contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin...

Vitamin A deficiency linked to earlier gut surgery (press release)

8/31/2006 - Patients with a remote history of major intestinal surgery may have an increased risk of developing vitamin A deficiency, according to a case series reported by two researchers. Vitamin A is essential for the healthy working of the photosensitive pigment and superficial tissues of the eye," the...

Vitamin A Deficiency Linked to Major Intestinal Surgery (press release)

8/9/2006 - Major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency, suggests a small study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The researchers base their findings on three patients with increasingly poor eyesight...

Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood

2/7/2006 - Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Vitamin A produces astonishing leukemia cure rate, even without chemotherapy

6/10/2004 9:40:23 AM - New research conducted at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center shows that vitamin A cures as many as 33% of patients with a rare form of leukemia -- without using chemotherapy. In the study, the vitamin A was being delivered inside "bubbles of fat" to enhance bioavailability....

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