Diet sodas increase type 2 diabetes by altering the gut microbiome, study warns | NaturalHealth365

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by: Edit Lang, staff writer | December 21, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) When the first diet sodas appeared on the U.S. market back in the 1950s, for many people, it was love at first sight. The low-calorie, zero-sugar beverages quickly captured the hearts of millions. Diet sodas offered an escape from their sugar-loaded counterparts.  Today, about 20% of the U.S. population consumes diet drinks daily.

Yet, sadly, the majority of them never realize that the zero calories come with a high risk to their health.

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The prebiotic fiber inulin offers 3 AMAZING health benefits | NaturalHealth365

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By: Lori Alton – November 18, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) Probiotics and prebiotics – substances that encourage and nourish the presence of beneficial bacteria in the body – have grown in popularity as science reveals their many health benefits.  One prebiotic in particular, inulin, is currently enjoying a lot of “buzz” – due to recent research showing that it may improve digestive health and combat obesity.

Inulin, a soluble dietary fiber found in plants, can’t be broken down by the body. While this may sound like a drawback, it is actually a huge “plus.”  To learn why – and to discover the surprising disease-fighting benefits of inulin – keep reading via https://www.naturalhealth365.com/benefits-of-inulin-3629.html

Broccoli sprout extracts may help treat type 2 diabetes | NaturalHealth365

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By: Lori Alton – November 16, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body’s supply of insulin is insufficient to control blood sugar, affects over 30 million Americans. In addition to raising the risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes can cause nerve damage and kidney disease.  And, while Western medicine attempts to control diabetes with medications such as metformin, these can cause toxic side effects, including kidney damage. Clearly, there is a pressing need for safer treatments – and research shows that broccoli sprouts just might fill the bill.

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4 surprising reasons to eat chickpeas | NaturalHealth365

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By: Lori Alton – November 11, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) Chickpeas, a familiar staple at salad bars, are customarily used to accent and complement a bowl of mixed greens. But these plump, beige little legumes shouldn’t be thought of as merely a garnish to be tossed into salads.

Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are gaining credibility as a true “superfood” – with research revealing that they are packed with disease-fighting micronutrients.

In fact, the diversity and power of the health benefits of chickpeas may surprise you. Here are four reasons to give chickpeas a regular place on your plate.

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Why improving gut health should be a NUMBER ONE priority | NaturalHealth365

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by: Lori Alton – October 5, 2020

(NaturalHealth365) We sometimes use the words “gut instinct” to refer to a deeply held belief or powerful impulse – without fully realizing just how appropriate that phrase is.  Researchers are beginning to recognize the immense power of the gut microbiome (the community of bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tract) to protect against disease, regulate metabolism and even influence mood and outlook.

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How environmental toxins INCREASE your risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms | NaturalHealth365 – Sept 20, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) It’s time to talk about one thing many health-conscious consumers have wondered throughout the coronavirus pandemic: why aren’t government officials and the media talking about the impact of common chemicals (environmental toxins) on COVID-19?

We won’t speculate why officials aren’t championing healthier lifestyles as much as they’re enforcing coronavirus regulations under threat of fines, or worse!  But needless to say, the idea that a face mask, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, or flu shot is all we need to stay healthy this winter is deeply misguided – especially in light of decades of evidence showing how environmental pollutants can increase a person’s risk of chronic disease, which is a known risk factor for a severe COVID-19 infection.

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How glutathione recycling helps support a strong immune system | NaturalHealth365 – Sept 5, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Threats to health – including exposure to environmental toxins, heavy metals, EMF radiation, bacteria and viruses – seem to be everywhere these days, highlighting the need for a strong, efficient immune system. And, with 80 percent of the immune system located in the gut, it’s easy to see that immune health and gut health are closely connected.

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What are the health risks of low glutathione levels | NaturalHealth365 – Aug 18, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, chronic disease continues to exert a lethal toll in the United States. Close to 650,000 Americans die from heart disease every year, while the CDC reports that cancer is expected to claim over 600,000 lives in 2020 alone. In addition, 5.7 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the number one form of dementia among older adults (and the sixth leading cause of death). Now, peer-reviewed research reveals a common thread connecting these illnesses – virtually all people suffering from these health issues exhibit low levels of glutathione.

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