Study: Consuming yogurt can help lower the risk of precancerous growths in men by 19 percent — NaturalNews.com – January 29, 2020

(Natural News) Colorectal cancer, as the name implies, is a type of cancer that begins in the colon or the rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, with an estimated total of 148,040 cases yearly. The society also notes that men have a 4.4 percent of men and 4.1 percent of women will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. While there are a wide variety of factors that contribute to a person’s risk of developing this cancer, one of the main culprits is poor diet. In the same vein, recent research suggests that following a healthy diet, particularly ones with gut-healthy foods, can help prevent the development of this type of cancer. →

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Study: Consuming more strawberries can help prevent Alzheimer’s in the elderly — NaturalNews.com – January 29, 2020

(Natural News) Do you love snacking on sweet and juicy strawberries? Well, keep at it: A recent study suggests that they can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).

In a study published in Current Developments in Nutrition and funded by the California Strawberry Commission, researchers from Rush University found that elderly people who consumed high amounts of strawberries were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. →

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Researchers look at the impact of medical foods in Alzheimer’s patients — NaturalNews.com – December 25, 2019

(Natural News) The connection between diet and neurodegenerative diseases has long been the subject of scientific investigations. Today, although much remains to be understood, researchers and clinicians acknowledge the importance of diet in preventing, delaying, or improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent cause of dementia around the world. This debilitating disease is still without a cure. Hence, scientists continue to search for viable treatments that can stop and reverse its progression. →

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3 Little-known cancer-fighting foods to add to your diet — NaturalNews.com – December 15, 2019

(Natural News) Feeding the body with nutrients that support healthy cellular function is essential to fighting cancer and can help people recover from this deadly disease. A great way to do nourish the body is through the consumption of superfoods rich in anticancer compounds. Of these foods, there are three lesser-known ones that can give the body the nutrients needed to stay strong against cancer’s onslaught: cacao, broccoli sprouts and tiger nuts. Here are some fast facts about these superfoods. →

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Cancer prevention: 6 Ways nature helps you fight cancer — NaturalNews.com – December 7, 2019

(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. →

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Good health comes in tiny packages: 6 health benefits of pumpkin seeds — NaturalNews.com – November 28, 2019

(Natural News) Pumpkin seeds might look small, but they’re packed with nutritional benefits, such as zinc, iron and magnesium. While these seeds are readily available in stores, you can also harvest them fresh – especially after Halloween. More than its nutritional value, however, pumpkin seeds can give you the following health benefits. →

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Microorganisms in the gut boost the immune system’s ability to fight a herpes virus that can cause fatal brain inflammation – NaturalNews.com – November 24, 2019

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(Natural News) A recent study from the Beckman Research Institute in California revealed a surprising link between gut bacteria and inflammation. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Communications, identified an envelope molecule from Bacteroides fragilis to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the researchers, the molecule – which they called capsular polysaccharide A (PSA) – promotes protective and anti-inflammatory responses during a viral infection. In particular, it can be used to protect the body against herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE), a severe form of brain inflammation with a 70 percent mortality rate without treatment. →

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Health benefits of detox drinks and green smoothies – NaturalNews.com – November 11, 2019

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(Natural News) As its name suggests, detox drinks help purge toxins from the body. They also help in improving health and losing weight. A green smoothie made from whole food and natural plant-based ingredients will prove a very healthful addition to any diet. →

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Prebiotics and probiotics offer a one-two punch for keeping cancer at bay – NaturalNews.com – November 4, 2019

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(Natural News) There is now an even better reason for you to add prebiotics and probiotics to your diet. According to a new study in Cell Reports, the combination of these two — termed “synbiotics” — can be used to modulate the human gut microbiota and treat serious diseases like colorectal cancer. Prebiotics and probiotics: sources and health benefits →

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The antifungal properties of coconut oil extend even to opportunistic pathogens: Study — NaturalNews.com – October 31, 2019

(Natural News) Coconut is a popular health-promoting and versatile medicinal food that provides a variety of  benefits, including boosting heart health, reducing stress, and preventing brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, recent research suggests that coconut, specifically coconut oil, has antifungal properties as well. A study published in the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mSphere found that coconut oil can control the overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of pathogenic yeast, in mice. This suggests that coconut oil can be used as an alternative to antifungal drugs to reduce the risk of contracting infections caused by this pathogen. →

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