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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.
As the weather warms and trees and grasses begin to bloom, the challenges of seasonal allergies also rise. The condition is called allergic rhinitis or hay fever and affects 19.2 million U.S. adults and 5.2 million children.1 Many doctors lean heavily on prescription drugs to alleviate symptoms.
(NaturalHealth365) Today’s food contains non-food ingredients that your grandmother and great-grandmother wouldn’t have recognized as food. In fact, according to journalist and food writer Mark Bittman in his new book Animal, Vegetable, Junk, close to 50% of the food that’s available today is in the form of ultra-processed junk food. While there’s a well-established relationship between diet and physical health, the associations between diet and mental health remain largely a gray area – within the “conventional” world, and it’s one that’s being increasingly looked at by scientists and researchers.
(NaturalHealth365) The U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) now reports that a stunning two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. In addition to causing a host of serious health problems, obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease – which is currently the leading cause of death in the United States. Obviously, more effective methods of weight control are needed.
(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) A recent study shows strong evidence of a link between lack of vitamin D and poor cardiovascular health. The study results show that low vitamin D levels have been linked with a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure, among other health issues.
(NaturalHealth365) Magnesium is an important mineral that offers some impressive health benefits and is involved in hundreds of functions within the body. Without it, humans are at risk of a range of physical and even mental problems.
The challenging thing is, several magnesium supplements exist. Which is the best supplement for your health needs? Let’s look to the research to help guide us in the right direction.
(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!)