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(NaturalHealth365) Chronic cellular inflammation is one of our biggest enemies – in terms of achieving optimal health. In fact, many health experts say that inflammation is the root cause of disease. In addition, the psychological (and emotional) stress of living in modern society can actually lower our ability to regulate the inflammatory response.
Naturally, the question we ought to ask ourselves is, “what causes inflammation?” And, the obvious answer is poor nutrition and too many toxins – which creates an overly-acidic condition in the body. So, which foods create an acidic environment in the body?
(NaturalHealth365)With over 25 percent of American adults over age 40 currently taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol, it’s clear to see that these medications are capable of yielding astronomical profits for Big Pharma. In 2019 alone, for example, Lipitor (atorvastatin) generated a stunning $2 billion dollars in revenue for its manufacturer, Pfizer.
While statin medications are lavishly endorsed and prescribed by Western medicine, natural health experts have long cautioned of toxic side effects – and clinical research exists to back them up. Let’s take a look at ten unwanted adverse effects from statin drugs, along with some nutrients that can help manage cholesterol naturally. →
(NaturalHealth365)The ever-increasing prevalence of obesity nationwide has given rise to a disturbing new statistic. According to the American Heart Association, “metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 23 percent of adults.” This health crisis represents a constellation of unhealthy conditions that significantly raises the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how eating tree nuts can reduce your risk of harm. →
(NaturalHealth365)Chronic kidney disease (CKD), a serious condition in which damaged kidneys can’t properly filter toxins from the blood, is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide. Over a third of diabetics are estimated to have chronic kidney disease – and type 2 diabetes is now the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States.
A new observational study identifies the shocking failure of many primary care physicians to diagnose chronic kidney disease in their diabetic patients. But, the “silver lining” is that the research is triggering a new awareness of the need for early detection of kidney disease in diabetic patients – along with the need for more kidney-supportive therapies. →
(NaturalHealth365)Metabolic syndrome is a lifestyle-related illness that has a massive negative impact on our healthcare system and individuals. But is rarely talked about. In fact, this condition contributes greatly to 70% of deaths worldwide, according to the WHO.
Simply put, metabolic syndrome is the prevalence of a combination of lifestyle-related diseases. You’ll know if it affects you if you have at least three of the following; a large waist size (40″ in men, 35″ in women), higher than 150mg/dL cholesterol, low good cholesterol HDL levels (lower than 40mg/dL in men, and 50mg/dL in women), blood pressure higher than 130/85 mm Hg, or a high blood sugar level of over 100mg/DL. Taking blood pressure or cholesterol medication are also indicators of metabolic syndrome. →
(NaturalHealth365)Can we really prevent life-shattering illnesses such as dementia with natural health strategies? Breaking new science says that we can!
It’s estimated there are 5.8 million American’s living with Alzheimer’s, a debilitating illness that strips a person of their cognitive function and independence. Families suffer as they watch their loved ones slowly forget who they are.
According to the pharmaceutical industry and the media, ‘there is no cure.’ But, we now know that to be untrue. And, for those in doubt, just look up the work of Dale E. Bredesen, MD. But, there are many other physicians doing fantastic work in the area of neurodegenerative disease. →
(NaturalHealth365). Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is an herb with shocking nutritional content. Boasting over 92 vitamins and minerals and a whopping 46 antioxidants, and 7 essential amino acids, this cancer-preventing, blood-sugar lowering herb has along list of health benefitsyou’ll want to know about.
Packed with nutrition: Many studies have evaluated the nutritional content of Moringa’s leaves, pods, and seeds. In fact, moringa’s leaves have proven to be rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and manganese, as well as phytonutrients such the flavanols luteolin, kaempferol, quercetin, and apigenin – which are all potent antioxidants that help us fight off illness and infection, as well as avoid debilitating diseases such as diabetes and cancer. →
(NaturalHealth365) You’ve long heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Turns out, there’s a lot of truth to what your grandma was saying when she offered you an apple instead of junk food. And, while apples are one of the most widely-consumed fruits in America, they’re often underrated nutritionally. →
(NaturalHealth365)Far too many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, an important nutrient that offers “whole body protection.” For example, adequate levels of vitamin D can help to maintain calcium levels and promote the growth and maintenance of bone.
Vitamin D does much more than simply help to maintain a strong skeleton – research supports its ability to protect against a variety of serious diseases. But, here’s a disturbing fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6 out of every 10 Americans currently suffer from some sort ofchronic degenerative disease, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
(NaturalHealth365) Head to the seafood counter at your local grocery store and you’re faced with a big choice: farm raised fish or wild caught fish.
You already know that certain types of fish, such as salmon, offer many health benefits. But, there are also the stories of health risks and contaminants that surround certain types of fish. And, while eating fish is often considered a healthy option, that’s not always true – especially if you don’t pay attention to the type of fish you take home from the store. →