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(NaturalHealth365) Daily, we are bombarded with a succession of eye-catching, clever, well-edited advertisements for a seemingly endless variety of sugary sodas and energy drinks. Meanwhile, an abundance of scientific studies has confirmed that excessive sugar consumption has been associated with deadly diseases – such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes – later in life.
(NaturalHealth365) Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States with one person dying every 36 seconds from this avoidable health condition. No doubt, issues like obesity and high blood pressure fuel this ongoing crisis. Yet, Western medicine remains clueless about the heart protective value of natural foods like, watermelon. (The science is amazing!)
(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.
(NaturalHealth365)Glutathione – a powerful antioxidant that’s found within every cell of the body – is made up of amino acids. This antioxidant contributes to a variety of important bodily functions, including vitamin regeneration, breaking down free radicals, immune system support, helping the liver to handle fats, making DNA, and even the creation of sperm cells. But, unlike many other antioxidants, the body is actually able to make this substance in your liver. →
(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. →
(Era of Light) Far worse than the biologic damage caused by refined sugar is the molecular havoc caused by processed vegetable oils. Soybean oil in particular has a questionable safety profile for several reasons, and processed foods are positively loaded with it.
Whether partially hydrogenated, organic or genetically modified to be low in linoleic acid, soybean oil can cause dysfunction at a cellular level. Unfortunately, many health authorities have insisted omega-6-rich vegetable oils like soybean oil are healthier than saturated animal fats such as butter and lard, and this myth has been a tough one to dismantle, despite the evidence against it. ⇲
(NaturalHealth365) Ideally, the entire human body ought to work together, as a harmonious system, keeping us safe from harm and pain-free – all the days of our life. Naturally, if one part of the body doesn’t work well, it will affect other areas of the body. Having said that, oddly enough, most people have no idea how a simple vitamin D deficiency can influence liverand kidney function, in a negative way. →
(Collective-Evolution) Scientists and health professionals have been raising concerns about pesticides for decades. The idea that these products were ever approved as safe by our federal health regulatory agencies is truly mind blowing, given the fact that their toxicity and danger seem to be unquestionable. In 2012, the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) stated that “Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” → Read more
(NaturalHealth365) The use of refined sugar has skyrocketed in America – and its overconsumption has placed an enormous burden on the immune system. Yet, the news you’re about to read is never mentioned in the lamestream media.
Historically speaking, in the early 1800s, the average American’s sugar consumption hovered at a modest few pounds over the course of an entire year. But, now, yearly sugar intake has soared to 155 pounds! There’s no doubt: this increase is directly connected to horrible health outcomes.
(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of the American population over the age of 40 is currently obese – with potentially life-threatening consequences. Yet, to this day, we still don’t hear enough from physicians about the value of a better diet – including the consumption of……Read more