New research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology found that “ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas.”[i] This is a timely finding, insofar as breast cancer awareness month is only days away, and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept Continue reading
There is plenty of research that indicates that the unnaturally accelerated aging process associated with modern living and/or natural environmental exposures such as excessive ultraviolet radiation (photo-aging) can be slowed. In fact, over 150 natural substances have been indexed on aging in the GreenMedInfo.com project with Continue reading
There is plenty of research that indicates that the unnaturally accelerated aging process associated with modern living and/or natural environmental exposures such as excessive ultraviolet radiation (photo-aging) can be slowed. In fact, over 150 natural substances have been indexed on aging in the GreenMedInfo.com project with demonstrable “anti-aging,” Continue reading
One of surprising benefits of meditation is the connection between emotions and health which is supported by every major health research institution in the country. Even the U.S. Centers Continue reading
You know that old saying that truth is stranger than fiction? Well it turns out that the ingredient labels on some of our favorite foods may be pure fiction — and the strange truth is going to leave you furious. Continue reading
Discovery could lead to therapies for this condition, and a better understanding of how genetic mutations in the nervous system cause movement disorders in other parts of the body with a long term view to encouraging the re-growth of damaged cells
A research team from King’s College London and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified how a genetic mutation acts during the development of nerves responsible for controlling eye muscles, Continue reading
Asthma is one of those health conditions — like diabetes — that have skyrocketed in the last decade. More and more people, especially children, seem to be afflicted with the breathing problems associated with asthma. All sorts of blame is being passed around to account for this sharp rise in the condition. Everything from environmental toxins, Continue reading
Your brain works hard every day, regulating your breathing, controlling your heart rate, helping you shout answers at the TV while “Jeopardy” is on. Isn’t it time you gave it a rest? Sure, you could zone out for a few minutes and take a so-called “brain vacation,” but then you risk making all your other organs jealous. Allow us to give you the incentive Continue reading
The contemporary American diet can greatly benefit from the innumerable centuries of experience that many cultures have in food science. Stretching back through generations of home cooking and healing, many of these dietary choices can claim tenure as part of a health positive diet. The successful proliferation of these ancient cultural groups stands as a testament to Continue reading
New research demonstrates that previous models used to examine cancer may not be complex enough to accurately mimic the true cancer environment. Using oral cancer cells in a three-dimensional model of lab-made tissue that mimics the lining of the oral cavity, the researchers found that the tissue surrounding cancer cells can epigenetically mediate, or temporarily trigger, the expression or suppression of a cell adhesion protein associated with the progression of cancer. These new findings support the notion that drugs that are currently being tested to treat many cancers need to be screened using more complex tissue-like systems, rather than by using conventional petri dish cultures that do not fully manifest features of many cancers.
“Research on cancer progression Continue reading
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” Benjamin Franklin famously said.
Researchers aren’t sure whether an early bedtime will influence intelligence or income, but a new study suggests that it may make a significant difference for children in maintaining a healthy body weight.
A team of scientists at the University of South Australia conducted a study on 2,200 children aged 9 to 16, analyzing their bedtimes, wake times, physical activity levels and body weight. They discovered that while kids who went to bed late and slept in got the same amount of rest as their counterparts who hit the sack early, those who followed Franklin’s advice tended to get Continue reading
Genes are known to put individuals at a higher risk of a number of conditions, like cancer and obesity. One gene in particular, known as 9p21, is thought to increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease.
Researchers at Canada’s McGill and McMaster Universities conducted a study to determine whether lifestyle habits can reverse the ill effects of genetics. They found that in the case of 9p21, a healthy diet may be able to curb heart disease risk.
“Our research suggests there may be an important interplay between genes and diet in Continue reading
Walnuts have long been known to influence the brain and in the natural health world, they’re known as a key brain food. Now, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating walnuts regularly can significantly increase critical thinking and especially what’s called inferential reasoning.
Inferential reasoning is the ability to infer truth from other known truth and it is also the ability to deduce information based on prior experience and context. It’s sometimes thought that there are two fundamental types of reasoning. So dramatically improving one is an enormous step in the right direction, and it’s nice that it can be done by an easy dietary addition. Continue reading
To hear many people in the mainstream media as well as mainstream medicine describe it, dementia is something similar to a curse: you will get it or you won’t, so all you can do as you get older is just wait and see. Fortunately, evidence is mounting that shows this simply isn’t so, and healthy and natural lifestyle choices can protect the brain and may prevent various forms of memory and identity robbing dementia.
For example, as NaturalNews previously reported, scientist William B. Grant, PhD, of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC), is researching a link between a lack of vitamin D and Alzheimer’s disease and other vascular dementias (http://www.naturalnews.com/026392_V…). And now comes word from two new studies that restful sleep and exercise Continue reading