2019 Health News Articles:
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May 24, 2019
The Best Dried Fruit for Osteoporosis
“We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. There can be no doubt about that.” Ten million Americans have it, and one in three older women will get it. “We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health throughout the life cycle and to prevent osteoporosis in later life.” Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention?
May 7, 2019
What to Feed Your Gut Bacteria
For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was just to absorb water and dispose of waste, but nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body, and that organ runs primarily on fiber.
April 23, 2019
Sugar Industry Attempts to Manipulate the Science
“Corporations are legally required to maximise shareholder profits and therefore have to oppose public health policies that could threaten profits.”
April 11, 2019
Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain
While there is no surefire way to guarantee that we won’t experience cognitive decline in our later years, there are steps we can take that will reduce its likelihood. New research now suggests that one potential form of brain protection could come from something you might already enjoy eating—mushrooms.
April 9, 2019
Low-Dose Aspirin Is Now Out of Favor with the Medical Establishment
If you've never had a heart issue before, studies are now overwhelmingly showing there is no benefit to taking daily, low-dose aspirin.
April 3, 2019
Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart
Legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, beans and split peas may reduce cholesterol so much that consumers may be able to get off their cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and also profoundly alter heart disease risk we may have to more profoundly alter our diet.
March 20, 2019
The Worst Food for Tooth Decay
Nearly a half century ago at a Senate hearing on nutrition, a Dr. Nizel from Tufts suggested that sugary breakfast cereals “should be banned in the best interest for all concerned, particularly children”—perhaps not surprisingly, since he was a professor of dental medicine.
March 18, 2019
The Flu Season: It’s Not Over
We're now into March, only a couple of days away from Spring. So, the flu season is pretty much over, right? Not exactly and, as it turns out, especially not this year.
March 14, 2019
The Purported Benefits of Eating Fish
Researchers found that excessive seafood intake elevates mercury levels and causes cognitive dysfunction, resulting in about a 5 percent drop in cognitive performance.
March 12, 2019
From Adequate Nutrition to Optimum Nutrition
Research in human nutrition over the past four decades has led to many discoveries as well as a comprehensive understanding of the exact mechanisms behind how food nutrients affect our bodies.
March 8, 2019
Eating the Way Nature Intended
The Paleolithic period, also known as the Stone Age, only goes back about two million years. Humans and other great apes have been evolving for the last 20 million years, starting back in the Miocene era.
February 26, 2019
Frailty Raises Dementia Risk
As we get older, our bodies often become gradually weaker over time. We may lose muscle mass and our bones are not as strong as they once were. If left unchecked, this kind of slow decline can leave the body in a frail state by the time a person reaches their 70s or 80s.
February 21, 2019
Just a Little Less Sitting Can Extend Your Life
We all know that sitting all day long is bad for your health. But to counter the damage done by that sedentary behavior, you may not need to spend hours exerting yourself.
February 11, 2019
One Heartbeat per Second to Beat the Clock
The number of heartbeats per lifetime is remarkably similar whether you’re a hamster all the way up to a whale. The slower your beat, the longer you live.
February 5, 2019
Loss of Income Hurts Your Heart
The majority of us face some monetary worries at some point in our lives. It’s an extremely common problem with less than 30 percent of Americans considered financially healthy...
February 4, 2019
Heart of Gold – Turmeric vs. Exercise
Laid end-to-end, the endothelial cells from a single human would wrap more than four times around the world. And it’s not just like an inert layer; it’s highly metabolically active.
January 29, 2019
Gout. What is it?
When someone gets a gout diagnosis, it should be a diagnosis of a liver condition
January 28, 2019
Honey That Isn't Honey
In natural healing circles, honey long has been used for its multiple benefits. However, it may be that your honey isn't actually honey.
January 21, 2019
The Remarkable Healing Powers of Celery Juice
If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous superfood. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.
January 16, 2019
Oxidized Cholesterol 27HC May Explain 3 Breast Cancer Mysteries
Oxidized cholesterol (concentrated in products containing eggs, processed meat, and parmesan cheese) has cancer-fueling estrogenic effects on human breast cancer.
January 7, 2019
22 High-Fiber Foods You Should Eat
Most Americans are profoundly deficient in dietary fiber which can lead to numerous health problems. Learn some of the best sources of dietary fiber.
January 3, 2019
Don't Be a Member of the "Clean Plate Club"
Were you taught as a child to always clean your plate? Did your parents reference starving children in Africa, the importance of not being wasteful, or eating every bit of your dinner before being allowed a snack?