Soybean Oil Linked to Genetic and Neurological Damage

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  • Whether partially hydrogenated, organic or genetically modified to be low in linoleic acid, soybean oil can cause dysfunction at a cellular level
  • Recent research warns soybean oil can cause neurological and metabolic changes associated with autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, obesity, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease
  • The animal study compared the health effects of diets high in conventional soybean oil, GE soybean oil low in linoleic acid and coconut oil. Both types of soybean oil had pronounced effects on the brain
  • The soybean diets caused dysfunction in about 100 different genes in the hypothalamus, including one that is responsible for producing oxytocin, which has beneficial effects on your heart
  • Potential health hazards of soybean oil include the harmful health effects of unfermented soy, the potential hazards of GE soy, the harm associated with glyphosate-contaminated food, and high amounts of processed omega-6 skewing your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio

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How memories form and fade

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Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven’t seen in years yet easily forget the name of a person you just met a moment ago? In other words, why are some memories stable over decades, while others fade within minutes?

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The Many Reasons Why You Need Sleep

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Based on studies investigating how much sleep people need to maintain their health, an expert panel concluded that most adults need right around eight hours per night Continue reading

Documentary Discusses Challenges in the Legalization of Marijuana

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta makes the case for across the board legalization of medical marijuana in “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution” Continue reading

Coffee and Tea for Health

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Coffee and tea are rich in beneficial antioxidants and other plant compounds that may boost your health

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Alzheimer’s — A Disease Fed by Sugar

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Mounting research suggests Alzheimer’s disease is intricately connected to insulin resistance; even mild elevation of blood sugar is associated with an elevated risk for dementia Continue reading

Are Sleep Problems Making Your Health Problems Worse?

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40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived; many get less than five hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including pain, heart disease, and cancer Continue reading

Scientists Find Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System

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Researchers uncovered a direct link between the brain and the immune system, via lymphatic vessels that were not previously known to exist

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Global Health Problems Reflect Our Disconnection from the Earth

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The film “Origins” shows how our modern lifestyle has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in so many of our global problems from environmental destruction to hunger and disease Continue reading

New Science Website Reveals the Truth About Sugar

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Story at-a-glance  A recent analysis concluded that studies with industrial ties were five times more likely to present a conclusion of “no positive association” between sugar and obesity Excess sugar is a primary dietary factor in countless chronic disease states, Continue reading

Key Dietary Strategies to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

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Your diet has major implications for your Alzheimer’s risk. Diets high in carbohydrates, and diets low in healthful fats, lead to Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading

MCT Fats Found In Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function in Only One Dose

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Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the primary type of fat found within coconut oil, have been found to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s — and not after months or even days of treatment, but after a single 40 ml dose! Continue reading

Research: Foods/Spices Slow, Perhaps Reverse Alzheimer’s

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Did you know that so-called “incurable” neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed, if not also partially reversed? Regeneration, after all, is the default state of the human body.

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Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

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If you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading

Curcumin

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Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. Curcuminoids are polyphenolic compounds that give turmeric its yellow color; curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric.

The results of phase I clinical trials in colorectal cancer patients suggest that biologically active levels Continue reading