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(NaturalHealth365) Every 40 seconds – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is how often someone in America has a stroke. At least 80 percent of these strokes are ischemic, which means an area of the brain dies after circulation of blood and oxygen to that area becomes blocked, either due to a clot or narrowing of blood vessels.
(NaturalHealth365) Vision loss becomes a serious concern as you grow older, and macular degeneration – the top cause of poor eyesight in aging adults – primarily occurs due to aging. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over three million Americans over the age of 40 deal with age-related vision loss, and millions more are at risk for developing this disease. →
(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 →
(NaturalHealth365) Whether you are fat or thin may be a family trait, but not just through the inheritance of poor eating habits and a tradition of second helpings. But, before you jump to conclusions, this is not your typical story about genetics and if you want to avoid degenerative disease – I suggest you carefully read this story. →
(NaturalHealth365) Despite their high fat content, it’s long been understood that nuts can still have their place in a healthy diet. In fact, we now know that the ‘carb-craze’ of the last few decades had it all wrong. Healthy fats, like those found in walnuts, are essential for brain and heart function plus improved nutrient absorption. →
You may have heard that taking extra vitamins can improve your memory, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, or help you ace that test. Are “brain vitamins” really a thing? In reality, a debate exists over whether vitamins can boost your brain health. You may see wild claims that one vitamin or another may make you smarter, wiser, or delay aging. Others say they do not actually improve your brain’s functioning and make you smarter but do support an already-healthy brain. →
(Natural News) Garlic is a common cooking ingredient, famous around the world for its pungent flavor. Used for seasoning food and as a condiment, garlic is also known for its health benefits. In ancient times, garlic was used mainly for its medicinal properties. Garlic can help prevent heart disease, control cholesterol and blood pressure, and even lower the risk of certain cancers, such as prostate, brain, and lung cancer. In a study published in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, garlic was also found to be an effective treatment against lead poisoning.
(NaturalHealth365) We often hear that ‘cancer kills’ – but so does stress! While most of us know that cancer is one of the leading killers in the United States, few of us fully realize that chronic stress is strongly linked to millions of deaths, as well.
The prevailing theory is that (chronic – unwanted) stress triggers chronic inflammation in the body. This can damage cells and tissues and ultimately lead to widespread damaging effects and health consequences, including cancer. Now, new research points to some promising data.
It turns out that something as affordable and safe as vitamin C could suppress cancer growth.
According to the 2019 Bloomberg healthiest country index, Spain has now surpassed Italy to become the healthiest country in the world. Partly thanks to their mediterranean diet of an abundance of olive oil, fish and legumes, these types of food lowers the risk of heart disease. In the healthiest country index published in 2017, Spain was ranked 6th, making them go up 5 spots higher in only two years.