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(NaturalHealth365) Yes, you’ve probably heard it before. And, no (as dietary advice goes), it’s not a trendy, attention-grabbing, or innovative concept. A just-published, massive population review conducted by the American Heart Association and involving 2 million adults around the globe definitively confirms that consuming healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables helps prevent deadly ailments such as heart disease and cancer, thereby lengthening lives. (This is a compelling finding when you think about it!)
(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) Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body’s supply of insulin is insufficient to control blood sugar, affects over 30 million Americans. In addition to raising the risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes can cause nerve damage and kidney disease. And, while Western medicine attempts to control diabetes with medications such as metformin, these can cause toxic side effects, including kidney damage. Clearly, there is a pressing need for safer treatments – and research shows that broccoli sprouts just might fill the bill.
(NaturalHealth365) Threats to health – including exposure to environmental toxins, heavy metals, EMF radiation, bacteria and viruses – seem to be everywhere these days, highlighting the need for a strong, efficient immune system. And, with 80 percent of the immune system located in the gut, it’s easy to see that immune health and gut health are closely connected.
(Natural News) Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient.
Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts are concentrated sources of plant proteins. Therefore, if someone is eating a balanced diet that includes these foods, it is almost impossible to become protein-deficient, he adds.
(NaturalHealth365)According to the National Health Council, a troubling 50 percent of American adults suffer greatly with their health. Thankfully, recent research has shown that a pair of natural substances – glutathione and vitamin C – can help to increase the body’s natural antioxidant defense system. This, in turn, helps to reduce the risk of excess oxidative stress – which leads to a diminished quality of life.
Researchers have found that these natural compounds work in concert, with each helping to replenish and recycle the other. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits that are obtained by taking these two natural substances together. →
(NaturalHealth365)Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when your liver becomes “marbled” with fat. In some cases, this occurs due to unhealthy and improper eating habits, such as consuming too many sugars and “toxic” fats. Unfortunately, if fatty liver isn’t addressed properly, it can lead to serious forms of liver disease like liver cancer or cirrhosis. And, while a variety of different factors may contribute to NAFLD, it’s significantly more common in obese individuals. Today, we’ll focus on why eating cruciferous vegetables are so important. →
(Natural News) Cancer has been on the rise in recent years, with statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating a grand total of more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in the US. Researchers from the ACS found that at least 42 percent of these newly diagnosed cancer cases – about 740,000 – are avoidable. This includes the 19 percent of cancers caused by smoking and the 18 percent caused by a combination of excess body weight, high alcohol intake, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Certain lifestyle changes help reduce the risk of cancer, but nature can also bring some surprising cancer-fighting benefits that will help you stay healthy and cancer-free. →
(Natural News) Each year, a million people are diagnosed with colon cancer globally and half a million die from it. It’s a startling statistic, but there is a silver lining here: It also happens to be one type of cancer where diet can play a huge role in both prevention and treatment. While diet can contribute to anywhere from 20 to 42 percent of all cancers in humans, that range rises to 50 to 90 percent when you look at colon cancer specifically. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the unhealthy Western diet that is largely behind this effect. →
(Natural News)Patients with a candida infection need to eat as many anti-fungal foods as possible. These healthy foods kill the yeast by starving them of sugar and breaking down candida’s cellular walls. One of the best anti-fungal foods is coconut oil. It contains caprylic acid and lauric acid which support the immune system. →