(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. →
(Natural News) Each year, a million people are diagnosed with colon cancer globally and half a million die from it. It’s a startling statistic, but there is a silver lining here: It also happens to be one type of cancer where diet can play a huge role in both prevention and treatment. While diet can contribute to anywhere from 20 to 42 percent of all cancers in humans, that range rises to 50 to 90 percent when you look at colon cancer specifically. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the unhealthy Western diet that is largely behind this effect. →
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(Natural News) Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, has a crucial role in many of the body’s daily functions. But the body does not make vitamin C on its own. You will have to consume it from food, such as fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the health benefits of vitamin C and the 20 best foods to get it from below. (h/t to MedicalNewsToday.com) →
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September 21, 2019 by: Edsel Cook
(Natural News) Heavy metals are everywhere nowadays. They contaminate air, drinking water, food, and personal care products. Fortunately, eating plenty of detox foods will help the body purge itself of the toxic chemicals.
Start with cilantro. The popular herb helps remove mercury and other toxins that affect the nervous system. It goes well with salads, salad dressings, and detox drinks. →
March 11, 2019 by: Isabelle Z.
(Natural News) Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we can now add addressing all-too-common conditions like depression and anxiety to its list of accomplishments.
(Natural News) Even though we’ve made tremendous advances in science in recent years, some of the best medicine you can find today comes from plants and trees. Case in point: broccoli. It’s always been considered a health food, but now, a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that this cruciferous vegetable has the power to protect against liver cancer.
It’s an important finding as obesity – which has been linked to liver cancer – is skyrocketing in the U.S., due largely to the poor American diet. This unhealthy way of eating sees more sugar and saturated fat stored in the liver and converted to body fat, placing people at risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which leads to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Obesity places men at a five times higher likelihood of developing this deadly cancer….Read more