(Natural News) An animal study published in the journal Cell Reports has revealed that examining the chemical signatures present in gut bacteria and passed on to the urine may hold clues on how the body reacts to poor food choices. The scientific community has long established that various species of bacteria and other gut microbes work with the body’s own…….Read more
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(Natural News) Research has found that chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) possesses anti-depressive properties, which makes it a promising treatment for depression. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, aimed to determine the antidepressant potential of methanol fruit extract of chili pepper in mice. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria used three….Read more
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(Natural News) Cancer remains one of the trickiest medical conditions to treat, with no clear solution or completely effective treatment. Because it strikes so many people, it has also been the subject of countless studies. In this huge body of research, some foods have been repeatedly identified as being effective at killing cancer stem cells.
This is critical because the fact that chemotherapy doesn’t eradicate cancer stem cells is believed to be the reason that people experience recurrences and metastasis. These cells, sometimes called “mother cells”, only make up a small portion of the cells in tumors but continuously self-renew and resist chemotherapy. They can also split off to create new colonies of tumors, which is why destroying them is the key to effectively treating cancer in the long term. Drugs don’t specifically target these cells, but researchers have found lots of natural substances that do address them. Here’s a look at some of the best cancer cell killers nature has to offer.
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(Natural News) Did you know that blueberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease? According to a study by researchers from Florida State University, eating blueberries daily could lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For the study, researchers conducted a double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. The researchers observed 48 post-menopausal women diagnosed with pre-hypertension (stage one…Read more
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(Natural News) Kimchi, the spicy, salted and fermented vegetables staple in Korean cuisine, is so much more than a side dish. In a comprehensive review of 130 studies, researchers in Korea looked at its health benefits as a probiotic. Probiotics in general are the good bacteria populating the gut. The human gut has more than…Read more
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(Natural News) Switching to a plant-based diet is easier said than done, making it attractive for only a few people, according to an expert in plant-based nutrition. In the recent Nutrition in Medicine Conference, plant-based nutrition expert John Allman explained what hinders people from getting on board with the diet, as well as strategies to overcome…Read more
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