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(NaturalHealth365) Given the relentless pace and pressures of modern life, it’s not surprising that conditions such as anxiety and insomnia are at near epidemic levels. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that between 50 and 70 million American adults currently suffer from sleep disorders.
(NaturalHealth365) Most of us are aware that antibiotics are powerful drugs that fight bacteria-related infections with harmful side effects. Unfortunately, in today’s society of pill taking, we use too many antibiotics with the increasing danger of antibiotic resistance. The problem is further compounded with antibiotics found in factory foods like dairy and meat products.
According to the CDDEP (The Center of Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy), the United States is one of the highest users of antibiotics – ranking fifth in the world.
(NaturalHealth365) Papaya is a wonderful tropical fruit that is so deliciously versatile. Chop it up with some mango and sweet onion to serve over grilled (pasture raised) chicken, or drop some in the blender with coconut water, pineapple, and mango for a healthy smoothie. Of course, you can always enjoy it on its own, ice cold and juicy.
(NaturalHealth365) Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a nutrient found in many foods and occurs in the body naturally. It is a powerful antioxidant that works to prevent cell damage, but it also has several cardiovascular advantages. It is also a major component of metabolism.
Several studies show how CoQ10 helps cardiovascular function and its multitude of benefits throughout the body. While most healthy people do get enough of the nutrient naturally through their diet, some do choose to take supplements to address specific health conditions such as heart or inflammation.
There’s more, though. This incredible nutrient is so beneficial to the body. Here are 10 health benefits of CoQ10.
(NaturalHealth365) Every year, at least 2.8 million Americans develop an antibiotic-resistant infection – and more than 35,000 of them lose their lives. Scientists warn that certain bacteria have become resistant to existing antimicrobial treatments, causing common infections to become difficult – or even impossible – to treat. This frightening situation has led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to label antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time – and has triggered a scramble among researchers to develop alternative antimicrobial strategies.
(NaturalHealth365) It might be a little disturbing to learn that trillions of bacteria live inside us – to the extent that they comprise an astounding 90 percent of our bodies (compared to a mere 10 percent human cells). But the fact is: this massive microbial community, also known as the microbiome, is indispensable to the immune system – and can even affect cognition and mood. Now, new research from Swiss and Italian scientists has revealed the relationship between the microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease.
(NaturalHealth365) If you’re one of those individuals who craves a cup of coffee or tea before starting your day, great news: your morning brew just got a lot healthier. At least, that’s what scientists at the National University of Singapore are hoping to accomplish – with the help of some friendly microbes.
(NaturalHealth365) Who would have thought that the zany cartoons we grew up with could contain accurate nutritional information? Viewers of a certain age might remember “Popeye the Sailor Man,” who gobbled cans of spinach whenever he needed a boost of muscular power to fight the villainous Bluto. As it turns out, Popeye’s strategy was surprisingly sound.
(NaturalHealth365) Never has improving gut health, the immune system, and other aspects of our well-being been more important. And while some powers-that-be would rather us focus all our efforts on vaccines and disinfectants, many people naturally think that protecting our health has to start with eating healthier foods – like kimchi, for instance.
(NaturalHealth365) Asthma has become one of the biggest health problems for kids and adults. And, although conventional treatment options may provide temporary relief of some symptoms, there is increasing evidence that these asthma medications actually increase the risk of future attacks. Let’s be honest, these drugs never get to the true cause of any respiratory problems.