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Vitamin D protects against chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in obese patients

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:54
(Natural News) The link between obesity and increased insulin levels is a well-established indicator of diabetes. Fortunately, there’s still hope: A study that appeared in Nutrire found that vitamin D protects the body from chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in obese individuals. The study, led by researchers from the Federal University of Piauí in Brazil, reviewed studies...

Chaos is a certainty: The lack of preparedness among city people is truly horrifying

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:53
(Natural News) Most people who live in cities are stunningly unprepared for almost any kind of disruption, and the situation has grown far worse in recent years. Although I usually stay out of large cities, I just finished some travel that took me through several cities (and a few suburban areas, too), giving me a...

Probiotics help reduce risk of asthma in children

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:39
(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and...

No more needles: Diabetics can now monitor blood sugar levels through tears or sweat with a new biosensor

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:39
(Natural News) The first step in fighting back against diabetes is checking to see if a patient does indeed have it in the first place. In most cases, this is done through tracking a person’s glucose levels through their blood, which means going with the conventional prick method. This entails performing a slightly invasive and...

Researchers show how a moth's brain is smarter than artificial intelligence

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:30
(Natural News) Insects may be simple, and in terms of intellectual capability, they will never be able to match humans, but they do have brains. They can definitely learn, as moths do when getting acquainted with new scents. But did you know that even moths can be smarter than today’s standard level of artificial intelligence? They are...

Prebiotic fiber containing beta-glucan shows promise for leaky gut sufferers

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:28
(Natural News) A recently-developed prebiotic fiber rich in beta-glucan sugars could help patients who suffer from intestinal permeability. Recently tested by a Swedish team, the yeast-derived natural supplement promises to amend leaky gut, reported a NutraIngredients article. Developed by pharmaceutical company Biothera Inc. and produced by Kerry Group, Wellmune is a prebiotic dietary fiber made from bakers’ yeast. It is rich in beta-glucans,...

Government WASTE: Grant money intended for cleaning up air pollution in Texas was used for lobbying and “social” expenses instead

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:27
(Natural News) It’s hard enough to push for more widespread adoption of clean energy options in the U.S. as it is. Corrupt government officials certainly haven’t made it any easier. Now a recently released report from the Department of Energy (DOE) reveals that several million in funds allocated for a large clean energy project in...

Too much screen time too early damages children for life

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:25
(Natural News) A recent Canadian study proved the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) right about the bad effects of watching excessive television. Toddlers who watch TV for extended periods starting from the age of two turned out to be far more likely to suffer from bad grades and unhealthy diets when they became adolescents. The Université de...

Science confirms that a diet of vegetables, fruit, whole grains is good for body and mind

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:14
(Natural News) Depression is common in older adults, and even more so in people who have memory problems, vascular conditions – such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol – or people who previously have had a stroke. Earlier scientific literature, however, has shown that healthy lifestyle changes are associated with lower depression rates. A study led...

Listening to music and videos while you work out can distract you from how hard you’re working, improving performance

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:13
(Natural News) Listening to music or watching a video while working out can distract you from how tough your routines truly are, according to a report that appeared in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. The study, led by researchers for the University of North Carolina, assessed whether listening to music, watching a video, or a combination...

The security of our food and nutrition supply is compromised by pesticide residues, new science finds

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:21
(Natural News) The world is getting more connected by the minute – and with that comes our dependence on specific regions for certain food items. Take Brazil, for example. Thanks to its climate and geographical diversity, the country has slowly put its place on the map: What was once a country only known for sugar...

TCM medicines confirmed to accelerate cell death of breast cancer tumors

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:17
(Natural News) A team of researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine has uncovered promising breast cancer treatment in two unlikely substances. One is tetrandrine, a natural plant-based alkaloid with health benefits ranging from pain alleviation to tumor growth inhibition, while the other is arsenic trioxide, a traditional Chinese remedy with a history of...

Watch this typical liberal explain why murdering a two-year-old infant is perfectly acceptable to leftists

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:16
(Natural News) Many abortion advocates try to spin their support for murdering unborn babies in the womb by claiming that it’s all about a “woman’s choice.” But the pro-death abortion cult is rapidly shedding even this rhetorical veneer, as evidenced by a recent interview with a college student attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who...

Demand for superfoods continues to increase; Can production keep up?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:13
(Natural News) How many avocados have you eaten in the past week? How about blueberries or kale? When certain foods suddenly get a lot of attention for their nutritional content, it’s not unusual for demand to rise. The question is: Can producers keep up? According to the World Fruit Map 2018 from Rabobank, the avocado...

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft cause increased traffic congestion in cities, research finds

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:11
(Natural News) It’s taken ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft less than a decade to become majorly disruptive market forces. But it looks like the market isn’t the only thing getting disrupted. Executives at either company have long maintained that their services help improve traffic in cities where they are available by virtue of the...

Mental health issues are often the result of a nutritional deficiency; treating them with prescription drugs can further compromise your well-being

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:16
(Natural News) Are you or someone you know experiencing a mental health issue? With one out of every four Americans expected to experience a mental health condition during their lifetime, there is a good chance your life will be touched by mental illness. Why are so many people experiencing serious mental problems these days? According...

Lycopene is found in a variety of fruits, offering an array of antioxidant carotenoid benefits

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:15
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound that occurs in a variety of fruits, provides antioxidant carotenoid benefits, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia. The study looked at the lycopene content of various fresh fruits, which included tomatoes, watermelons, jackfruits, bananas, grapes, oranges, and papayas. The researcher from Kalasin University...

Could depression be caused by an amino acid deficiency?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:13
(Natural News) According to a study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels. Arginine is an amino acid that the body needs to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an immune defense and nervous system mediator. Additionally, nitric oxide is necessary for vascular regulation. The global arginine bioavailability ratio (GABR) is...

The skies are blue again in Beijing as pollution crackdown takes effect, but are polluters just migrating?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:12
(Natural News) The Chinese government’s recent crackdown on air pollution from coal-fired sources has borne fruit as Beijing residents enjoy the sight of cerulean skies for a record amount of time. However, some people are worried that the polluters are just migrating to other cities, The Guardian recently reported. According to state-operated media, Beijing enjoyed a record 226 days of “good”...

The effects of oil pulling, an ancient folk medicine practice, on oral health: A review

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:36
(Natural News) A systematic review on the health benefits of oil pulling adds more evidence to the growing pool of research that the ancient Ayurvedic practice is a safe and effective alternative for good oral hygiene. Nutritionists and medical professionals are noting that complementary and traditional practices work just as well – if not, a...