(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.
(Natural News) Nordic people are the happiest people on the planet. They consistently take the top spots in global rankings when it comes to happiness and life satisfaction. And in case you’re wondering, the term Nordic refers to anything that belongs to Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, or Sweden. These Northern European countries are known not only for their cold climates but also for their progressive and wellness-oriented way of life. In fact, these countries practice philosophies such as “hygge,” which means fostering a sense of contentment, “lagom” or doing things in just the right amount, and “friluftsliv” or spending time in nature.
(Natural News) With toxins seemingly everywhere these days, from the food we eat to the air we breathe and the water we drink, you might feel like there’s nothing you can do to avoid being exposed to dangerous substances. However, one study shows that you have a lot more control over it than you might think as switching to organic food for just one week can bring about a dramatic decrease in your toxin levels.
(NaturalHealth365) Anyone who’s ever researched how to improve their health has almost certainly heard of the Mediterranean diet. Originally considered the “poor man’s diet” back in places like traditional Greece, Italy, and Morocco, this heart healthy diet is a popular modern day option for people looking to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease – the consequences of which include a heart attack and stroke.
(Natural News) French researchers can give you a scientifically backed reason for why you should switch to an organic diet. In an epidemiological study, they found that participants who ate plenty of organic foods are less likely to develop certain types of cancers, especially when compared to those who eat little or no organic foods.
In particular, the chances of developing breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and other lyphomas went down. The researchers surmised a connection between this and the reduced amount of synthetic pesticides in the diet of people.
April 6th, 2019 By Marco Torres Guest writer for Wake Up World
Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today?
If you’re buying fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States, 70 percent of it will carry pesticide residues on it even after you’ve washed it, according to a new study from a widely-respected health advocacy group.
The Environmental Working Group’s annual analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture data offers grim evidence of the over-saturation of pesticides and toxic chemicals in conventional agriculture in the United States, with top crops such as spinach and strawberries counting among the most contaminated produce.
The group hopes the report will inform shoppers of the risks inherent in buying and consuming conventionally-grown produce versus organic fruits and vegetables.