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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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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Nuts are brain food: Study reveals consuming nuts during pregnancy may help improve brain development in children — NaturalNews.com – November 4, 2019

(Natural News) For expecting mothers, eating nuts while pregnant may improve the brain development of the child, a study finds. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that nut consumption in the first trimester of pregnancy was linked to better cognitive function, attention capacity, and long-term working memory in children. They published their findings in the European Journal of Epidemiology. →

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Studies show vitamin D can help reverse diabetes and heart disease — NaturalNews.com – November 1, 2019

(Natural News) Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is important for the health of various organs and plays a role in many biological processes. This essential nutrient can be obtained either through sun exposure or by eating excellent food sources, such as fatty fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Today, vitamin D supplementation is used to prevent various diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s disease, and hypertension. Vitamin D is also used to help eliminate depression symptoms. →

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Consume this superfood – in moderation – to naturally curb your appetite — NaturalNews.com – October 28, 2019

(Natural News) The avocado is a superfood with a rare mix of healthy fats and fibers that nourish and support the body. As long as people don’t overeat the fruit, adding avocado to their diets will help regulate their appetite, thus contributing to weight loss. →

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Oriental herbal medicines found to improve symptoms of nervous system disorders in children — NaturalNews.com – October 4, 2019

(Natural News) In recent years, the use of oriental herbal medicines for the treatment of various conditions has become prevalent in many countries. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), an additional health care system that relies on mind/body practices and natural products, involves the use of these medicinal herbs as well as other forms of natural therapies. CAM is now applied in a wide variety of cases, including pre- or post-conventional cancer treatments, the management or prevention of diabetes and obesity, and when addressing neurological disorders. In an article published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea looked into the potential of oriental herbal medicines to treat pediatric neurological disorders. Their review contains a summary and evaluation of the effects of these herbs, as demonstrated by multiple studies. →

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Researchers: Eat healthily today and enjoy brain-boosting benefits later — NaturalNews.com – October 4, 2019

(Natural News) The food you’re putting in your body can influence your health today and even later in life. A study in Neurology revealed that adhering to a heart-healthy diet – one that’s rich in fruits and vegetables; moderate in nuts, fish, and alcohol; and low in meat and full-fat dairy – is associated with better cognitive performance, including thinking and memory skills, later in life. →

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