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The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine
(By Alexis Black)   One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach...

Vitamin C: There May Be a Modern Chronic Deficiency
(By Leigh Kirk)   Vitamin C. Mmmm . . . maybe you think of a tall glass of Florida orange juice. Or maybe you grab it at the beginning of the cold season. But would you associate it with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer? Maybe you should. According to an article published in October 2007, in the Journal...

The common cold is no match for natural healing therapies: minerals, herbs and foods stave off colds and flus
(By Jessica Smith)   It happens to everyone, sometimes multiple times a year. That's why it's called the common cold, right? But while we're all familiar with the common cold, we may only know of one or two ways to fight it, which usually involve some sort of over-the-counter medication, or the folk remedy, a bowl...

Antioxidant Blends May Offer Protection in Life Threatening Conditions
(By Barbara L. Minton)   A newly released study suggests that providing yourself with a broad spectrum of antioxidants will offer you protection even under such extreme conditions as total body irradiation. As published in the April, 2008 edition of Radiation Research, the purpose of this study was to determine...

Antioxidant Blend May Offer Protection in Life Threatening Conditions
(By Barbara L. Minton)   A newly released study suggests that providing yourself with a broad spectrum of antioxidants will offer you protection even under such extreme conditions as total body irradiation. As published in the April, 2008 edition of Radiation Research, the purpose of this study was to determine...

American Heart Association's Advice on Vitamin E and Antioxidants is Terrible Advice, Highly Distorted, and Prone to Actually Cause Heart Disease
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The American Heart Association, which has for decades fought against vitamins and nutritional supplements, has now found a new reason to recommend that people stop taking vitamins -- and instead start taking cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs like statins. The new evidence? A review of older studies...

Natural Vitamin E Dramatically Reduces Heart Disease
(By Byron Richards)   A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cardiovascular study evaluating natural vitamin E, synthetic vitamin C, and synthetic beta-carotene has shown that natural vitamin E reduced cardiovascular death or serious cardiovascular disease by a statistically significant 13%, the primary end point...

Eating Foods Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce the Risk of Dietary Diseases
(By John M. Yarlott)   Through scientific research it has been discovered that antioxidants may help prevent dietary diseases such as Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, Macular degeneration and may also delay aging. Antioxidants are molecules that are capable...

How to Prevent Premature Aging with Antioxidants
(By Teya Skae)   There is currently a lot of talk in the press on the subject of antioxidants and how effective they are in preventing excessive free-radical damage - or 'oxidative stress', as it is technically known. That being the case, it would be helpful to understand what Free-Radicals and Antioxidants...

Vitamin E death risk scare has some people avoiding nutritional supplements to their own detriment
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   What's most interesting about the recent headlines scaring people away from vitamin E is the fact that not a single article in the mainstream press has yet mentioned these studies were conducted on synthetic vitamin E, not the natural vitamin E provided by whole foods, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and various...

Vitamin C Shown to Preserve Bone Density in Older Men
(By Richard Stacel)   Vitamin C is often called "The king of the anti-oxidants" and for good reason. Vitamin C has shown to be effective in treating over forty-six separate health concerns in either a primary or supporting role. It has been shown to either diminish or totally alleviate the symptoms or conditions...

The Statin Scam Marches On
(By Byron Richards)   Considering that tens of millions of Americans now take statins to lower cholesterol, the following headline was conspicuously absent from the major media this month: "Statins Found To Turn On Gene That Causes Muscle Damage." It's now a fact of science; a new study shows that taking statins...

J.E. Williams Talks About Three Antioxidants You Should Not Do Without
(By Kevin Gianni)   This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at (http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. J.E. Williams shares on how to boost your immune system to fight the flu and avoid diseases. Renegade Water Secrets with Dr. J.E. Williams...

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 5: Superior nutrition for pet health
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The following is part five of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers." Dr. Liers: I feel our animals...

Unraveling the lies about the antioxidant study on vitamins E and C
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A new study published in the August 13, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that vitamins E and C, when taken together, result in a significant reduction in the risk of strokes (31 percent) and heart attacks (22 percent). The study followed 8,171 women who were instructed to...

The Importance of Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   Fall has arrived and with the crisp weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters, as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes...

The Summer Fruits of Good Health - Antioxidants Explained
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   Summer is upon us and with the warm weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes...

What's in Your Multiple Vitamin? Detecting Real Quality, Part 2 – Vitamins
(By Byron Richards)   Multiple vitamins are taken by at least 50% of American adults and 25% of teenagers. It is common knowledge that our food supply is lacking key nutrients that support health. Yet, the quality of multiple vitamins varies dramatically as the majority of the dietary supplement industry falls...

NCI's Flawed SELECT Study Attacks Vitamin E
(By Byron Richards)   The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) SELECT study (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention ­Trial) for prostate cancer in men was halted this week after initial data analysis showed that selenium and vitamin E, taken alone or together for an average of five years, did not prevent prostate...

Major Study Finds Good News About Vitamins E and C
(By Jack Challem)   A new study has found that natural vitamin E and vitamin C can significantly reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. The study was published in the August 13, 2007, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Nancy R. Cook,...

How to Tone Your Blood Vessels and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
(By Jack Challem)   Personal trainers have long praised the health benefits of toning your muscles. Now, medical researchers are looking at a similar approach for toning of your blood vessels. Think of it as getting really buff blood vessels. So, what's blood-vessel tone got to do with your health? The better the...

Desperate Big Pharma Pushing to Double Statin Sales
(By Byron J. Richards)   In the face of overwhelming negative science the statin marketing machine marches on, now suggesting that statins should be given to middle aged men and women even though they don't have elevated cholesterol. Apparently there is a critical mass of Big Pharma backed statin-pushers who have...

Spinning the Truth About the Halted NCI Prostate Cancer Study
(By Tony Isaacs)   The National Cancer Institute has announced a halt to its $114 million study of whether vitamin E and selenium can prevent prostate cancer, saying that they cannot and that they might even cause slightly elevated risks for more prostate cancer and diabetes. However, upon further examination...

A Simple and Natural Facemask with Vitamin C
(By Sheryl Walters)   Vitamin C is an extremely common skin care ingredient, since vitamin C is necessary for healthy skin. Vitamin C has been scientifically validated for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin. Yet many vitamin C products do not work, and may actually cause more harm than good. Camu camu...

In Cancer Scare Story, Medical Researchers Admit Vitamin C Protects Cells from Free Radical Damage
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In headlines around the world, Vitamin C is once again under attack. The vitamin is extremely dangerous, researchers now say, because it might "interfere with the toxic effects of chemotherapy." These mainstream media articles, of course, are attempting to convince cancer patients to stop...

Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries all contain powerful phytochemicals that fight cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol and more
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Here's more good news on how nature can help you prevent and reverse chronic disease. Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally
(By Charmaine D. Mercado)   At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image...

How to Beat and Prevent the Avian Flu and Other Influenzas
(By Tony Isaacs)   Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I...

The truth behind the headlines about antioxidants and vitamins
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   If you've been reading the health headlines in the mainstream media recently, you might have come to the conclusion that vitamins are the most dangerous thing you could possibly consume. Headlines declare antioxidants to be useless, vitamin C to be dangerous and vitamin E to be deadly!...

Different forms of Vitamin E have varied health effects on the human body
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that only one form of Vitamin E -- alpha-tocopherol -- appears to be beneficial in protecting against bladder cancer. Other forms of the popular vitamin, such as gamma-tocopherol (which is consumed in much higher...

Natural Remedies for Treating Arthritis
(By Tony Isaacs)   Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases. One Highly Effective Arthritis Remedy: A good friend of the author's...

Vitamin E scare study used synthetic, not natural vitamin E
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Headlines are once again ablaze with the shocking news that taking vitamin E will kill you. Once again, the entire study was based on people taking synthetic vitamin E, which has the opposite molecular structure of natural vitamin E (the kind of vitamin E found in nuts, seeds and other foods...

Vitamin E Could Reduce Muscle Inflammation, Study Finds
(By Sherry Baker)   It's no wonder muscle aches and pains can be not only uncomfortable but also result in significant impairment. After all, about half of your body mass is made up of skeletal muscles and chronic inflammation of those muscles can be agonizing. But University of Illinois research has demonstrated...

Low Vitamin E Levels Associated With Physical Decline in Elderly
(By Leslee Dru Browning)   Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a low concentration of vitamin E in the blood is linked with physical decline in older persons. The study included 698 people age 65 or older who were randomly selected from the population registry in two municipalities close to Florence...

Sufficient Vitamin E Intake Prevents Physical Decline During Aging
(By David Gutierrez)   Older people with more adequate blood levels of vitamin E appear to experience less physical decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers measured...

More natural "cloudy" apple juice higher in antioxidants than clear juice
(By Jessica Fraser)   Cloudy, less processed apple juice contains up to four times the antioxidants found in highly processed, clear apple juice, according to a new Polish study appearing in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. A team of researchers from the Agricultural University of Wroclaw...

Antioxidants do not interfere with cancer radiation treatments, research finds
(By Ben Kage)   Research by Cancer Treatment Centers of America scientists have found that antioxidants provide nutritional benefits to cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment without interfering with the treatment itself. The study, entitled "Effect of Concomitant Naturopathic Therapies on...

Top Five (Virtually Unknown) Reasons You May Need More Vitamin C
(By Sherry Baker)   Back in the late l950s and l960s, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling turned his attention to studying and documenting how vitamin C could improve health status and help the human body resist and heal from disease. His reward? By the time of his death in l994, he had been branded a "quack"...

Top Five Secret Reasons You May Need More Vitamin C
(By Sherry Baker)   Back in the late l950s and l960s, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling turned his attention to studying and documenting how vitamin C could improve health status and help the human body resist and heal from disease. His reward? By the time of his death in l994, he had been branded a "quack"...

Antioxidants may slow vision loss
(By NaturalNews)   Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully blocked the advance of retinal degeneration in mice with a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by treating them with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals. "Much more work needs to be done to determine if what we did in mice will...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 2)
(By Dr. Ben Kim)   Part one of this series on how to take care of your health in the computer era described the essentials of taking care of your physical health with specific exercises and by being mindful of how you use your body throughout the day. This article takes a close look at how you can best...

A New Understanding of the Effect of Vitamin C on Cancer Cells
(By Helmut Beierbeck)   More than thirty years ago Linus Pauling and coworkers pioneered the therapeutic use of high doses of vitamin C (ascorbate) on terminal cancer patients, with promising results. Attempts by mainstream medicine to confirm Pauling's results failed, largely because patients were given vitamin...

Super blackcurrants with boosted vitamin C
(By NaturalNews)   Scientists are working with the company behind the popular British fruit drink Ribena to boost the vitamin C content of blackcurrants in a move that would be a major benefit to consumers and farmers. Researchers have tracked the production and storage of vitamin C in blackcurrant bushes and are now studying...

How Phytonutrients and Bio-Energy Benefit the Human Body
(By Richard Stacel)   There is much talk about phytonutrients lately. What are phytonutrients and why are they so important? Well simply put, phytonutrients are certain compounds found in plants that evidence has shown to increase overall health and protect against certain diseases including cancer. The term...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood
(By Dani Veracity)   Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog...

The top five nutrients for healthy skin
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation all are signs of poor internal health, often brought on by consuming unhealthful foods and avoiding skin-healthy nutrients. To treat skin problems, most people turn to mainstream topical cosmetics...

New "Juice Feasting" Emerging as Phytonutrient-Rich Disease-Fighting Nutritional System
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is...

Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma
(By NaturalNews)   Children whose mothers had a low intake of vitamin E during pregnancy are more likely to develop wheezing and asthma by age five. This research appears in the first issue for September 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society...

NaturalNews readers demand retractions from major media outlets over erroneous reporting of antioxidant study
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   When the mainstream media refuses to print the truth about a significant study detailing the health benefits of antioxidants and, instead, parrots the erroneous conclusions of a pro-pharmaceutical medical association, it's time for citizens to take a stand and demand accountability. Today, NaturalNews...

If vitamin C and vitamin E prevent Alzheimer's disease, imagine the good that comes from eating chlorella
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The benefits of vitamin C and vitamin E continue to mount: in this study, these two vitamins, when taken in combination, showed a protective effect against Alzheimer's disease. And if these isolated vitamins have a protective effect, imagine the health benefits of consuming whole fruits and vegetables...

Carrots really do help you see in the dark; beta-carotene-rich foods help prevent a variety of eye ailments
(By Alexis Black)   Your mother always told you eating carrots would help you see better, but did she ever tell you why? No, this wasn't just a trick to get you to eat your vegetables. It turns out carrots really do give your eyes a boost because they contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin...

Surgery found to increase vitamin C requirements
(By Jack Challem)   If you're heading into surgery, you're going to need some extra vitamin C. Andreas Rumelin, MD, of the University of Bonn, Germany, and his colleagues recently investigated how surgery leads to a rapid decrease in vitamin C blood levels and its increased "clearance" from the body. "A reduction of...

Astaxanthin: The Little-Known Miracle Nutrient for Inflammation, Anti-Aging, Athletic Endurance and More
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Every once in a very great while, I discover a natural medicine so astonishing that I feel compelled to share it with you. The verb "discover" is actually not to my credit, by the way; Mother Nature created this natural medicine eons ago, and it's been present in trace amounts in aquatic...

The Vitamin Hoax: Big Pharma Speaks Through Reader's Digest Magazine
(By Carol L. Ohnesorge)   The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader's Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured article entitled The Vitamin Hoax: 10 Not to Take. Written by Reader's Digest Senior Research Editor, Neena Samuel, the article cautions readers not to be duped into purchasing vitamins...

Vitamin E Supplements Reduce Risk of Blood Clots in Women
(By David Gutierrez)   Vitamin E supplements may reduce women's risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots, according to a new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. "The data indicated that, in general, women taking vitamin E were 21 percent less likely...

Potent antioxidant Astaxanthin shows promise as anti-inflammatory for arthritis, joint pain, back pain, muscle soreness and carpal tunnel syndrome
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Let's move on to another product that you also manufacture at your firm called astaxanthin. And this is something that is not yet a household word. Could you give a little background on what this is and where it comes from? Gerry: I certainly can, and you're right -- this is...

Spirulina research shows treatment of breast cancer tumors, HIV virus, and other viruses
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Gerry: Spirulina contains some anti-viral and immune stimulating compounds that we're just learning about. Mike: Can you talk more about that? Do you have some clinical trials on that yet, or what's the science behind that so far? Gerry: We don't have any specific clinical...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels
(By NaturalNews)   Two recent studies offer new evidence suggesting an alternative form of natural vitamin E can be taken by mouth and will reach the blood in humans at levels determined to protect against stroke and other diseases. Vitamin E occurs naturally in eight different forms. The primary vitamin E on drugstore...

Lipoic Acid Leads the Pack of Antioxidants that Protect Youth and Slow Aging
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Evidence abounds that lipoic acid may be protective of every organ in the body. Among the latest findings are that lipoic acid is a powerful protector of the brain. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products...

Antioxidants Are Lifesaving for Diabetics with Cardiovascular Disease
(By Helmut Beierbeck)   Atherosclerosis starts with the deposition of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad cholesterol") in blood vessel walls. However, LDL deposits by themselves do not cause atherosclerosis. LDL lipids have to be oxidatively damaged before cardiovascular disease (CVD) develops (1). Given...

Dietary intake of antioxidants associated with reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration
(By NaturalNews)   A diet with a high intake of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc is associated with a substantially reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration in elderly persons, according to a study in the December 28 issue of JAMA. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disorder...

Raspberries – A Better Source of Antioxidants
(By NaturalNews)   Antioxidants are believed to have substantial health benefits and raspberries in particular are a good source. In fact, raspberries may have 10 times more antioxidants than tomatoes or broccoli. Further, raspberries contain some specific antioxidants that are found almost nowhere else. In a study...

Interview: Greg Kunin from Ola Loa reveals the health secrets of drinkable vitamins
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In this NaturalNews exclusive interview, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) interview Greg Kunin of Ola Loa (www.DrinkYourVitamins.com) about nutrition, quality supplements, disease prevention and much more. Adams received no money to conduct this interview and earns nothing from the sale of Ola Loa products...

A New Discovery Has Been Made About How Antioxidants Attack Cancer Cells
(By Russell Johnston)   There's a new reason, and a big one, to think that we benefit from free-radical-inhibiting antioxidants. We've long thought that by reducing free radicals, antioxidants can help prevent cancer, of course. But a recent experiment at Johns Hopkins and published in the March 14 issue of
Researchers use phytonutrients in spinach to create highly cost-effective solar panels
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   It sounds bizarre, but it's true: researchers are using phytonutrients found in spinach plants to create fascinating new "green" solar panels that covert sunlight into electricity. The idea stems from the realization that spinach plants already turn sunlight into energy -- that's called photosynthesis...

Dietary fats reduce effectiveness of antioxidants like vitamin C
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The anti-cancer benefits of vitamin C can be dramatically reduced by intake of dietary fats, according to a new study conducted at the University of Glasgow. The results of the study, which simulated what happens in the human stomach, were presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the
If You Are a Wine Drinker, Here Are Facts You Should Know
(By Frank Cooper)   Many health-conscious people wonder whether wine is a medicinal tonic that benefits their health, or something that should be avoided at all costs. Nutritionist Frank Cooper spent two years researching the subject of wine and health, and found many answers. He investigates the medicinal...

Follow American Heart Association Advice and Die From Heart Disease
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Newspaper headlines around the world are ablaze with the news that the American Heart Association is recommending people stop taking vitamins for heart health. I know I've covered this in another article on this site, but this news from the AHA is receiving so much attention that it deserves a bit more...

Boku Superfood Launches Enhanced Superfood Formula; Earns Editor's Choice Recommendation
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Since its introduction last year, Boku Superfood has remained at the very top of my list of recommended superfood powder products. The formulation is simply outstanding, the value of the product is unbeatable, and the taste will win you over. It has become the most frequently used superfood...

Antioxidants Relieve Pancreatitis Pain
(By Sherry Baker)   Imagine having excruciating upper abdominal pain that often gets worse when you eat or drink and lasts from hours to days. In fact, the pain may eventually be continuous. According to the National Institutes of Health ( NIH), these are some of the symptoms people experience when they suffer...

Taking a daily multivitamin is not sufficient for good nutrition
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   One common misconception about nutrition is thinking you only have to take one multivitamin a day, and then you're set. People think, "OK, I've covered all my vitamins and minerals for the day because I took this one pill, and that's it." I have to laugh at that, because even though multivitamin pills...

An Ordinary Apple Holds Many Secrets
(By Maryann Marshall)   Apples are an important source of phytonutrients. These plant-derived chemical compounds are associated with positive health effects. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples are strong antioxidants, fighting free radicals. When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant...

Antioxidants, bad science and failure of the press to tell the truth
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Following yesterday's announcement of a new study showing the phenomenal benefits of antioxidants for preventing heart disease in women, the mainstream media rallied behind a blatantly false distortion of the study designed to convince the public that vitamins E and C are somehow useless. The popular...

Antioxidants boost immune function in animal experiments
(By NaturalNews)   A study by researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid and Danone Vitapole found that antioxidant-enriched foods improve immune function and increase lifespan in mice -- and these results may apply to humans too. In the study -- published in the journal Nutrition -- the scientists...

Researchers make vitamin E offshoot a potent cancer killer
(By NaturalNews)   Researchers here have learned how a derivative of vitamin E causes the death of cancer cells. The researchers then used that knowledge to make the agent an even more potent cancer killer. The compound, called vitamin E succinate, or alpha tocopheryl...

Author and Nutritionist David Wolfe Discusses Nutritional Myths
(By Kevin Gianni)   This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on the myths about calcium and life changing MSM. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with David Wolfe, nutrition...

Beating Free Radicals: The Basis for Injury, Illness, and Death
(By Glen Gordon MD)   Free radicals are deadly chemicals formed in your body when stress, illness, or injury causes ischemia or diminished blood supply to tissues. Insidious as excessive eating that squeezes capillaries or as gross as a severed artery, ischemia is scalar as to amount of involvement but the path...

Building and Maintaining Strong Vision for Life
(By Fred Liers)   Building and maintaining excellent vision involves some basic steps anyone can follow. Even if you believe nothing can be done to help your vision, taking these simple steps can go far in preserving it, or even improving it. Establishing core nutrition The foundation...

Antioxidants Important for Optimizing Health and Preventing Parkinson's
(By Russell Johnston)   Research scientists at the Buck Institute have discovered that mice with less of the natural antioxidant glutathione, particularly in their dopamine-producing neurons, become crippled by nerve damage. In fact, the mice developed symptoms that match up very well with Parkinson's disease in...

Antioxidants protect eyes from vision loss
(By NaturalNews)   A study published in the July issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a diet rich in vitamin E and alpha-lipoic acid may slow the development of blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the rods and cones in the retina die off unexpectedly,...

A Little Rosemary Can Go a Long Way in Reducing Acrylamides in Food
(By Leslee Dru Browning)   Several animal tests have shown acrylamide to be a carcinogen, and a recent study conducted by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown a positive association between acrylamide and breast cancer in humans. "Acrylamide is formed during the preparation of...

A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life (Part 2)
(By Tony Isaacs)   In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life. Yes, the good news is...

Lutein boosts eye health, preventing cataracts and macular degeneration
(By Dani Veracity)   Fruits and vegetables have yet another disease-fighting weapon to offer you: Lutein. Studies show this carotenoid prevents and, to some extent, reverses vision loss, immune system problems, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With that in mind, load up your plate with foods high in lutein -- carrots,...

Interview: the Cancer Control Society offers information and answers for cancer patients
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: We're here talking with Frank Cousineau of the Cancer Control Society. What's the web address of your organization? Frank: The web address is very simple, it's cancercontrolsociety.com. Mike: There’s a very unique...

Astaxanthin sources revealed: super antioxidant eases arthritis pain, joint pain, sore muscles and protects against heart disease
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Dear NaturalNews readers: As a service to you, I have negotiated substantial discounts on astaxanthin supplements from the top two suppliers in the world: Mera Pharmaceuticals and Cyanotech. Use these discounts codes, shown below, to save a bundle when ordering astaxanthin supplements. (They're...

Antioxidants may protect against tick-borne illness
(By NaturalNews)   For hikers, campers and others who enjoy the outdoors, summer can bring concerns about tick bites and related illnesses such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Researchers are investigating the role that antioxidants -- alpha-lipoic acid and potentially others like green tea and vitamins C and E, for example...

Top 10 Healthy Foods -- and Why They’re Good for You
(By NaturalNews)   If you could eat foods that were tasty, nutritious and helped reduce your risk of disease, what more could you want? The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource offers its 10 top picks for healthy foods: Apples: Apples are a good source of pectin, a fiber that can lower cholesterol and...

Study Finds Cancer Survivors' Health Greatly Enhanced With Vitamin Supplements
(By Dr. Phil Domenico)   Nutritional support is essential in the battle against cancer. It helps fight fatigue, improve immune defenses, prevent or correct nutritional imbalances and deficiencies, manage weight, prevent hair loss, and maintain muscle. Patients receiving nutritional support fare significantly better...

Truth Publishing Launches "The Secret of Juice Feasting" Audio CD Set
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The Health Ranger has joined forces with David Rain, creator of www.JuiceFeasting.com to create a six-CD audio course introducing the system of "Juice Feasting" to listeners. Juice Feasting is a powerful nutritional protocol for disease prevention and reversal that involves making and drinking...

The Organic Food Bar packs a nutritional punch in portable form
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Today I'm excited to be reviewing a fantastic health food snack bar called "The Organic Food Bar." It's made by a company called Organic Food Bar, Inc., and it has a fantastic combination of healing ingredients put together in a tasty, portable format that makes it convenient to get good nutrition into...

Fruits are Loaded with Nutrients
(By Dr. Phil Domenico)   It’s hard to beat fruits. They provide an abundance of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, essential oils, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory substances. Many are alkaline-forming, so they help counteract the strongly acidic Western diet that eats away at our bones. High levels...

Why organized medicine wants to outlaw nutrition and turn healers into criminals
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...

Q&A: How do I avoid atherosclerosis and improve cardiovascular health? What if I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse?
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In the first part of this question on avoiding atherosclerosis and improving cardiovascular health, we talked about what to avoid so that you don't worsen your situation. Here in the second part, we'll talk about more proactive strategies that you can use for reversing the build up of plaque in your...

Homemade Superfood II: Guacamole and the Science of Salsa
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Vegetables, antioxidants may lower lymphoma risk
(By NaturalNews)   Eating plenty of leafy greens, broccoli and Brussels sprouts may help ward off the blood cancer non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, research findings suggest. In a study of more than 800 U.S. adults with and without non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), researchers found that those who ate the most vegetables had...

Health Benefits of Guacamole and the Science of Salsa
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Vitamins A, C and E Increase Mortality! (and other nonsense from the realm of junk science)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The latest attack on vitamins A, C, E, selenium and beta-carotene comes from the Cochrane Library, a widely-read source of information on conventional health matters. In the paper published yesterday, these antioxidants were linked with a higher risk of mortality ("they'll kill you!"),...

John Hammell of International Advocates for Health Freedom discusses health freedom under siege; Part 1
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Hi, I'm Mike Adams and I am here today with John Hammell of NoCodexGenocide.com to talk about Codex, the supplement industry and why people need to get involved in the fight for health freedom. Give us a little...

Essential oils could replace chemical additives in preserving meat products
(By Ben Kage)   Researchers at the University of Extremadura in Spain have found that the essential oils sage and rosemary could slow oxidative spoilage of meat better than synthetic antioxidants butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT). "The results of my research support the idea...

Natural Sweetener Stevia Loaded With Antioxidants; Protects Against DNA Damage
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Extracts from the leaf of the Stevia plant have been found to be high in antioxidants that prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer, according to a new Indian study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "These results indicate that Stevia rebaudiana may...

Dark "honeydew" honey contains more antioxidants than light honey
(By M. T. Whitney)   The most healthful form of honey does not come from nectar, but rather from honeydew, a new Spanish study says. The darker honey, produced when bees collect honeydew from plants, has more antioxidants than other forms of honey. Jump directly to: conventional...

The big vitamin scare: American Medical Association claims vitamins may kill you (opinion)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The latest round in conventional medicine's ongoing attempts to discredit (and ultimately outlaw) nutritional supplements is found in a highly questionable study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which claims that vitamins actually increase the risk of death...

The aloe vera miracle: A natural medicine for cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation, IBS, and other health conditions
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   I'm truly excited to be bringing you this information today about the miraculous healing abilities of aloe vera. First off, in case you don't know, let me emphasize that I don't sell aloe vera products of any kind, I haven't been paid to write this article, and I don't earn any commissions from the sale...

Pomegranate Extracts Found to Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth
(By David Gutierrez)   A type of antioxidant found in pomegranates may account for the fruit's benefit to prostate health, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers found...

A call to action: how we can beat the European Food Supplements Directive
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   They actually pulled it off. The protectors of drug company profits have managed to engineer a ban on vitamins across the European Union. The European Food Supplements Directive goes live August 1, and it will instantly criminalize retailers who dare to sell products like vitamin C in "illegal" doses...

Pecans found to lower risk of heart disease, reduce LDL oxidation
(By Ben Kage)   A study in California, conducted by Loma Linda University researchers, found that the high vitamin E content of pecans might reduce the risk of heart disease by slowing blood oxidation. The researchers split 23 men and women between the ages of 25 and 55 into two groups. One group...

How to grow your own pharmaceuticals
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   It's very easy to grow powerful medicines that can lower your cholesterol, protect your heart, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance nervous system function, and protect you from diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Every plant is a pharmaceutical factory provided by nature. It's like...

Grape juice as good for the heart as red wine, new research suggests
(By David Gutierrez)   A new study suggests that red grape juice may offer the same protection against heart disease as red wine. "Grape juice can have a similar effect as red wine but without the alcohol," said lead researcher Dr. Valeri Schini-Kerth. According to the FDA, drinking one to two glasses...

Microwaving your veggies destroys 97% of nutrients and antioxidants
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Don't microwave your vegetables: new research shows that microwaving destroys up to 97% of important nutrients like antioxidants. It is, in fact, the healing phytochemicals that are the most important reason to be easing vegetables like broccoli in the first place. These phytochemicals are powerful anti...

Clear or Cloudy - Choosing Which Apple Juice Is Best for Good Health
(By Maryann Marshall)   Fruits and vegetables are a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals -- molecules that can damage body cells and contribute to disease. With an emphasis on eating healthier, people are trying to find ways to consume the recommended five to seven...

Preliminary Clinical Trial Shows Grapeseed Extract in Moxxor Reduces Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A preliminary clinical trial has been completed by Dr. Glenn Vile in conjunction with HortResearch, a New Zealand research institution. Although the number of participants in the trial is small (eleven competitive rowers), the double-blind nature of the trial and the preliminary results...

New research shows blueberries lower LDL cholesterol better than statin drugs
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   New research reveals the exciting fact that blueberries provide an effective way to lower cholesterol without the dangers of statin drugs. In fact, the research shows that a compound in blueberries acts just as effectively as statin drugs to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol in...

Examining the Properties of Chocolate and Cacao for Health
(By Teya Skae)   Are you one of the rare individuals on this planet who does not like nor ever craves chocolate at some point in your life? But, if you are like most of the Western world, have you ever wondered why chocolate can be so addictive, apart from its rich sweet lingering taste? Well, it has to...

JAMA Anti-Vitamins Studies Flawed
(By Sherry Baker)   Scientific research isn't as simple as portrayed in movies or fiction – and the results certainly are rarely as simple as what is reported by the mainstream (and, too often, lazy) media. A case in point: the news that two studies just published in the December 9 edition of the Journal...

Eight Superfoods for Health and Beauty From Your Local Grocery Store
(By Barbara L. Minton)   What you have in your mind when you go to the grocery store will pretty much determine whether you live a long life of vibrant good health with feelings of well being, or a shortened life riddled with obesity and degenerative disease. Will you be a person with energy and enthusiasm for life...

Vitamins are deadly! ...and other nonsense you will hear in the mainstream press
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A new wave of anti-vitamin hysteria is making waves in newspapers, magazines and news networks around the world. You have may have seen some of the headlines that say things like, "Deadly side effects of vitamins," and imply that vitamins will kill you. Many conventional doctors and critics of nutrition...

The top herbs and supplements for wound healing and post-surgical recovery
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Is it any wonder everyone wants to get out of the hospital as soon as they’ve arrived? Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are dangerously common; new viruses surface with frightening regularity. Horror stories of Staph infections and amputations can make the hospital stay after surgery scarier than the procedure...

Food combinations offer powerful cancer prevention; better than isolated foods or phytonutrients
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   New research is revealing exciting discoveries about the power of eating a variety of foods in an effort to stay healthy. Researchers found that a combination of broccoli and tomatoes offered a powerful, synergistic protective effect against cancer that wasn't reproduced by just eating either vegetable...

The A-List: Top Products Recommended By Mike Adams
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here...

Six Important Supplements Everyone Should Take
(By Richard Stacel)   In today's world full of confusion and conflicting information on supplements and supplementation, it`s often very hard to know what to take or even whether we should be taking any supplements at all. You need to know the truth on this subject and to know what is worth your time and money...

Natural Painkillers and Strong Antioxidants Found in Tart Cherries
(By Leslee Dru Browning)   The chemicals that give tart cherries their red color may relieve pain better than aspirin and may provide antioxidant protection comparable to commercially available supplements like vitamin E, according to Michigan State University researchers. The new findings "suggest that the consumption...

The Food Irradiation Plot: Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   There's a new plot underway to sterilize your food and destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The players in this plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical...

Whole food nutritional supplements offer better health benefits than isolated vitamins and minerals
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In the natural health community, what we've learned over the years as scientists and observers of human nature is that the human body is not designed to consume isolated nutrients and use them effectively. It must take in a full spectrum of supporting complementary nutrients as they exist in nature...

Indian Curry Powder: Fine Cuisine and Ayurvedic Medicine
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Smoking out the links between nutrition and oral cancer
(By NaturalNews)   Every year, nearly 300,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with oral cancer. This type of cancer has the highest incidence in people who use tobacco, including cigarettes, but the means by which tobacco promotes the development of oral cancer is unknown. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition...

Grape seed flavonoids demonstrate anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
(By M. T. Whitney)   Natural nutritional elements in grape seeds offer a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-cancer and other benefits, according to the web site PDRHealth.com. A type of mixed flavonoid - proanthocyanidins - extracted from grape seeds are the essential ingredient. Jump directly to: ...

Tyranny in the USA: The true history of FDA raids on healers, vitamin shops and supplement companies
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Here's a brief overview of some of the campaigns of terror the FDA has initiated against natural healers, nutritional supplement companies and other organizations. Many were conducted using armed agents wielding assault rifles and automatic weapons, dressed in body armor. All of them were intended to...

The top five foods for healthy skin
(By Jessica Fraser)   The U.S. cosmetics industry raked in more than $32 billion in 2004, with sales of skin care products bringing in the largest share -- more than $8 billion. Americans are shelling out big bucks for expensive cosmetics to treat skin problems such as acne, wrinkles and dryness, but most consumers are overlooking...

Lung Disease Medication Linked To Cardiac Deaths
(By Sherry Baker)   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a medical term that actually encompasses two lung diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both are characterized by partial obstruction of the airways that allow you to breathe. The result for those with COPD is a feeling of shortness of...

The Importance of Staving Off a Magnesium Deficiency
(By Mark Sircus Ac., OMD)   The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Even more frightening are data from this study showing that 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the government's recommended daily intake of magnesium.(1) This...

Wealth Opportunity: Blue Honeysuckle Berries are Hottest New Superfood
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Blue honeysuckle is proving to be a hot item this year for nutritionists, survivalists, and potential growers. This attractive, arching bush just arrived in the northern hemisphere from Russia, and is making a grand entrance onto the scene because of its abundant production of blue honeysuckle...

Five New Super Foods to Enhance Beauty and Well-Being
(By Sheryl Walters)   The incredible nourishment that the earth provides is incredible. There are so many super foods on the planet that are continuously being discovered and rediscovered. Here are some of the latest nutrient dense super foods for beauty and overall well-being. Jerusalem Artichokes...

Pet health supplements, disease prevention and miracle pet cures: an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Newman, formulator of the Azmira Holistic Pet Care products (part 4 of 4)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Let's talk about supplements for a minute. You have a line of supplements. What is unique and interesting about these supplements? Newman: First of all, we have the most concentrated supplement line on the market. Concentration is very important. A dog or a cat doesn't want...

New Study Shows Fruit Reduces Risk of Esophageal Cancer
(By David Gutierrez)   A diet high in fruits and vegetables may significantly decrease a person's risk of esophageal cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The researchers compared people's...

Scientists Uncover the Mechanism for Antioxidant Prevention of Blindness
(By Tom Mosakowski)   A diet rich in antioxidants is a crucial element in anyone's quest for a long, healthy life. Of the many ailments that antioxidants help prevent, such as heart disease, neurological diseases and a number of cancers, the mechanism by which they prevent age-related blindness has finally been...

The four steps to getting more vitamin D to prevent cancer, osteoporosis, depression and more
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   After years of denying the health benefits of sunlight, conventional researchers are finally starting to recognize the important role that ultraviolet light plays in human health. Getting sunlight on your skin, research now shows, is extremely important for preventing and even reversing chronic diseases...

How to Find Pure Products in a Sea of Supplements
(By Kal Sellers)   Recently, a reader asked for details about what natural health products are pure. This discussion is ongoing and endless because so many interesting and new methods of preparation appear regularly on the market. There are some rules that we can follow that serve us pretty well. To begin...

Eco Lips offers protection from the elements without petroleum and without harming the environment
(By Elizabeth Nancy)   Elizabeth: Hello everyone, this is Elizabeth reporting for the NaturalNews Network, and I'm speaking with Steve Shriver, president and founder of Eco Lips. You know, a lot of different things really attracted me to your product and your company, and I think one of the most important things behind...

Research shows that the entire diet, not just the vitamin, must be considered
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   This is fascinating research about the importance of looking at the big picture when researchers studying nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals. In this study researchers were able to demonstrate that the absorbability of vitamin E was five times greater when this vitamin was supplemented...

Dietary fat is necessary for absorption of vitamins, nutrients and phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A fascinating new study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that dietary fat is necessary for the absorption of nutrients from fruits and vegetables. In the study, people who consumed salads with fat-free salad dressing absorbed far less of the helpful phytonutrients and vitamins...

Orange colored tomatoes better source of lycopene, study finds
(By David Gutierrez)   New research suggests that the human body absorbs lycopene better from orange-colored tomatoes than from the more popular red varieties. Lycopene is an antioxidant commonly found in tomatoes and other red- or pink-colored foods, including watermelon, papaya, rosehips, and pink grapefruit...

Salad eaters show higher levels of carotenoids, antioxidants in their bodies
(By Jerome Douglas)   Salad eaters receive more nutrients daily than those with poorer diets, say Louisiana State University researchers. In this study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, salad consumption was assessed based on study participants' intake of salad, raw vegetables and...

White flour contains diabetes-causing contaminant alloxan
(By Dani Veracity)   You may want to think twice before eating your next sandwich on white bread. Studies show that alloxan, the chemical that makes white flour look "clean" and "beautiful," destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. That's right; you may be devastating your pancreas and putting yourself at risk for diabetes...

Interview: unrefined coconut oil from Quality First International
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Steve: I'm speaking to Michael Goodry. He is a national distributor for Quality First International. Is coconut oil your product? Goodry: Yes, we focus on high-quality products, but this is our premium product. It's called Virgin Oil de Coco Crème. It's a trade name given to this...

Pet nutrition revealed: the Health Ranger interviews Dr. Lisa Newman on pet nutrition and pet food ingredients (part 3 of 4)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Whenever I talk to pet owners, whose pets have joint problems, pain or disease, I hear a distorted line of reasoning -- the same in human medicine -- which is that it's just genetic. I hear that all the time. Newman: Oh, I know. Mike: What's your take on that? ...

Interview with Jon Barron of Baseline Nutritionals on herbal healing, the bird flu and alternative health
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Hello. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Ben Kage and I are joined by Jon Barron. He's the director of the Baseline of Health Foundation. He's on the medical advisory board of the Health Sciences Institute, one of my favorite publications. He's top man at ...

AMA's campaign against salt fails to recognize health benefits of sea salt and trace minerals
(By Jon Barron)   You may have heard the recent news that the AMA has publicly come out against excessive sodium consumption and salt in particular. Suddenly, the alternative health community is engaged in a whirlwind of debate on the...

Phytonutrients in broccoli and soy found to prevent spread of breast cancer, ovarian cancer
(By David Gutierrez)   Naturally occurring chemicals found in broccoli and soy may prevent the spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We think...

Product Review: Fruit and Vegetable Blends Better Than Just Juice
(By John Cole)   Given the choice between a piece of fresh fruit and the juice from that fruit, the juice is often not the better choice. With orange juice, for example, you get a hefty dose of sucrose, fructose, and glucose without the benefit of the fiber found in the white pulp, which slows down the rate...

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Highest In Antioxidants Tests Reveal
(By NaturalNews)   Professor Vermont P. Dia of the University of the Philippines Los Banos recently conducted several tests on samples of Virgin Coconut Oil produced by Mt. Banahaw Health Products Corporation in the Philippines for phenolic acid content. Professor Dia and his students found that the level of phenolic acid...

Foods That Prevent Cancer - An Interview With Mike Adams
(By Craig Pepin-Donat, The Fit Advocate)   The "Health Ranger" and International Health Fitness Symposium panelist, Mike Adams, talks with chairman and host Craig Pepin-Donat, The Fit Advocate about Startling Nutrition Secrets. Every year, the FDA and CDC release frightening statistics: "One in every three men will contract some...

Exploring Metabolic Syndrome X
(By Jo Hartley)   Metabolic Syndrome X may be one of the most common and overlooked diseases to strike Americans. No, this is not a deadly new strain of virus or even cancer. Metabolic Syndrome X is a disease that is caused by the human body's inability to utilize foods that are consumed. Recent projections...

Alpha Lipoic Acid: The Multi-Tasking Supplement
(By Teya Skae)   If there is one highly competent, yet underrated supplement, it would have to be Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). ALA is not to be confused with the alpha-linolenic acid (also called ALA) found in flax, canola oil and walnuts. Lipoic acid, or thioctic acid is slowly being recognized for its ability...

Watermelon Juice: A Thirst Quenching Super Food Juice
(By Sheryl Walters)   Watermelon is a deliciously thirst quenching, healing super food. Juicing watermelon is especially nutritious because you can juice the entire melon…fruit, rind and seeds, all of which offer incredible benefits. In fact, studies show that the most nutrient dense part of the melon is the...

Teen Sleep Problems Lead to Depression, Drug Abuse
(By Byron J. Richards)   Sleep problems in children and teens have reached a crisis level in America. New science shows that these issues are setting the table for obesity, depression, drug abuse, and future cardiovascular disease. Specific biological pathways have now been defined that explain how sleep problems...

Four Inexpensive Whole Food Supplements
(By Barbara L. Minton)   There is no denying that times are tough for everyone. Some people may be considering cutting back on the amount they spend for supplements, thinking that they really aren't seeing any results, so why keep buying them. This may be a good time to find out that all the nutrients needed for...

Roses May Provide Nature's Most Effective Pain Reliever
(By Barbara L. Minton)   A rose is a rose is a rose. Valued through the ages for its beauty and fragrance, subject of poets, symbol of femininity, gift of love... and so much more. Rose hips are a highly concentrated source of natural vitamin C and antioxidants. They are also known for their antimicrobial properties...

Nutritional Authority David Wolfe Discusses Metabolism and Chocolate
(By Kevin Gianni)   This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on foods that speed up metabolism and the truth about chocolate. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with David...

Using Seawater in Agriculture and Its Significance for Human Survival
(By Joanne Waldron)   The general public is slowly becoming aware of some of the health benefits of antioxidants. Health-conscious individuals have known about their many benefits, which include the ability to fight cancer and heart disease, for a long time now. The good news is that according to a new ...

A Natural Approach to Treating Hypertension
(By Jeremiah Smith)   There are many nutrients available to individuals with hypertension who wish to take a more natural approach for addressing their condition. Clearly, improving diet and increasing physical activity are key to achieving normal blood pressure, along with a host of other positive benefits....

Mainstream Studies on Vitamin Efficacy Flawed
(By Tony Isaacs)   Recent headlines from an Oregon State University study asserted "Vitamin E trials fatally flawed" and the following story detailed how most studies on Vitamin E have been flawed to the point of being essentially worthless. Here are some excerpts: CORVALLIS, Ore. – "Generations of studies...

Study Shows High Fat Meals Cause Memory Decline
(By David Gutierrez)   Heating meals high in fat can trigger and worsen the memory decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study on diabetics conducted by researchers from the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit at Baycrest and published in the journal Nutrition Research. It is...

Research Proves Nutrition Plays Critical Role in Optimal Health for Pets
(By Susan Thixton)   A report from the Royal Veterinary College in London, Professor D.L. Chan, points out that veterinarians should begin to look at nutrition to play a larger role in the health of pets. Similar to human doctors, most veterinarians don't write 'prescriptions' of nutritional supplements for...

Orthomolecular Doctors Urge U.S. Government to Raise Nutritional RDAs to Optimum Levels
(By David Gutierrez)   The Independent Vitamin Safety Review Panel has urged world governments to raise the recommended daily intakes of a variety of key nutrients, saying that the current levels are too low. "Government-sponsored nutrient recommendations ... are not keeping pace with recent progress in nutrition...

Indian Herbs Could Replace Synthetic Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Processed Foods
(By David Gutierrez)   Traditional food and medicinal herbs from India have powerful antioxidant properties, and may provide alternatives to synthetic preservatives, according to as study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and published in the journal Food Research International...

Interview with Dr. Ray Strand, author of Death by Prescription and Releasing Fat
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: This is Mike Adams with Truth Publishing welcoming Dr. Ray Strand. He is the author of Death by Prescription and is one of the most courageous doctors to speak out about the health effects of prescription drugs. Welcome, and thank you for joining us, Dr. Strand. Dr....

Interview with Dr. Dennis Goodman on how to naturally lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Welcome everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Dennis Goodman, M.D., joins me today. He's the former Chief of Cardiology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Lajolla, Calif., and one of the formulators of this outstanding formula called the "HDL Booster." We'll get to that in a minute...

In U.S., science is distorted to promote political and corporate agendas
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In the United States today, science is no longer a pure study. The science primarily publicized today is science that supports the interest of business. You see this in many areas, but most notably in medical and environmental science. Let's start with the environment, because the censorship of environmental...

Guide to Better Vitamin Shopping
(By Arc Archer)   When it comes to buying vitamins you must consider some guidelines in order to get the better, if not best, brand available for your particular reasons or condition. As with any product on the marketplace, you'll encounter quality vitamin brands and those that are anything but effective...

The Flavonoid Quercetin Protects Against Macular Degeneration
(By John Cole)   A new study has investigated the protection afforded by the flavonoid quercetin against macular degeneration. The macula is the yellowish, central part of the retina about 1.5 mm in diameter that produces central vision and color vision. Macular degeneration is the gradual, progressive destruction...

Dissecting a Study Disproving Vitamin B's Role in Preventing Heart Disease
(By Dr. Phil Domenico)   A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA 2008;299(17):2027-36] has revealed that supplementation with the B vitamins, folic acid, B6 and B12, did not prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women at risk. Despite lowering homocysteine levels...

A Primer on Free Radicals and Antioxidants
(By Dr. Ben Kim)   Contrary to popular belief, free radicals are not entirely bad for your health. Free radicals, by definition, are reactive elements that want to steal electrons from compounds that they come into contact with. The vast majority of free radicals that exist in your body at any given moment...

The Healing Properties of Purple Corn
(By Sheryl Walters)   Purple corn is a Peruvian super food cultivated in coastal areas, as well as in mountains of almost ten thousand feet. There are very few purple plants found in nature, and so for people who are looking to eat a true rainbow diet, purple corn extract is a fantastic addition. Packed...

Acai berries top the charts for antioxidant potency, but commercial processing may destroy nutritional content
(By Jessica Fraser)   New research appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that although the Amazonian acai berry has the highest antioxidant content of any food, certain commercial processing methods may strip the fruit of much of its nutrition. Two studies led by Alex Schauss...

More for Your Money When You Choose Organic
(By Roger Harris)   If you look at your food as sustaining your health as well as the environment, the price of organically grown food seems well worth it. Recent studies have shown organic fruits and vegetables contain more vitamins, and a little soil science explains why. A large, four-year research project...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate
(By Alexis Black)   Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as filler
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The next time you buy soft-gel vitamins, you'd better take a look at what's inside them. Would you be surprised if I told you that vitamin companies are taking one of the most toxic food ingredients known to mankind and putting it in soft gels as a filler? It's absolutely true. You can find it in vitamins...

Breakthrough wellness supplements, part one: Good Cause Wellness
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In the world of nutritional supplements, it's often the smaller, more passionate companies that are the most innovative. In this four-part series, I introduce four little-known wellness supplement companies who are on the cutting edge of modern nutritional science. I've spent many hours talking to the...

Knowing the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Vitamins Is Vital to Good Health
(By Lynn Berry)   Since the Pan-pharmaceutical scare in Australia a few years back, many small natural vitamin businesses went out of business. A glance on the shelves of the vitamin retailers shows a narrower range of choices. More pharmaceutical companies are selling vitamins. However many of the better...

Integrative Medicine journal brings together conventional doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, chiropractors and others in the healing arts: an interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Dr. Pizzorno: Two years ago I became the editor of a new journal called Integrative Medicine, A Clinician's Journal, and what I've done with this journal is create a resource for clinicians, although it can also be read by the educated layperson, and on my board, my editorial board, I have...

Health Benefits of Japanese Cuisine: Vegetarian Superfoods (Part 1)
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Celebrities are Smarter than "Skeptical Scientists" When it Comes to Health Literacy
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The science "skeptics" are at it again, attacking the credibility of celebrities who they say demonstrate astonishing levels of scientific illiteracy. Barack Obama, Oprah, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kate Moss and Julianne Moore have all been labeled scientifically illiterate by the UK non...

Interview with Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 1)
(By Fred Liers)   The following is part one of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his...

Plant-based diet greatly reduces risk of cancer, say studies
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Three new studies published in the journal of the American Medical Association are proving the benefit of a plant-based diet in greatly reducing the risk of cancer. The studies show that high consumption of fruits and vegetables wards off a variety of cancers. (They also show that consuming red meat...

Distorted research claims exercise is bad for you
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   I'm always amazed at simple-minded researchers who can't seem to handle anything more than a single variable equation. The latest comes from a growing collection of researchers and sports science figures who conclude exercise is bad for you. Why do some people reach this conclusion? Because they figured...

Plant extracts are natural preservatives for encapsulated oils
(By David Gutierrez)   A cocktail of plant extracts from rosemary, broccoli sprouts and citrus may function as a natural preservative for vegetable oils and other foods, according to research conducted by scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and published in the Journal of Food...

Almonds Aid Weight Loss and Lower LDL Cholesterol
(By Barbara L. Minton)   If you want to steer clear of the devastating side effects of statin drugs and still get your cholesterol numbers looking good, eating almonds may be just the right choice. Studies have shown that eating a nutritious diet that includes almonds sends LDL numbers plummeting. And there's more...

Product review: LivingFuel Rx Super Greens superfood powder delivers a powerhouse of nutrition with no junk fillers
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The Living Fuel company (www.LivingFuel.com) offers a whole meal superfood powder that's excellent for blending into smoothies, chocolate shakes or just plain water. It contains whole food concentrates, superfoods like spirulina and sea vegetables, enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, herbs...

Study finds that adding milk reduces healthy benefits of black tea
(By Ben Kage)   Previous studies have suggested that black tea's antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and vasodilating effects can help protect against cardiovascular diseases, but researchers from the Charité-Universitätsmediz in Berlin report that adding milk -- even skimmed milk -- may diminish those effects...

Cranberries show remarkable health benefits in studies
(By Ben Kage)   According to researcher Amy Howell of the Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, the cranberry is one of the top foods proven to have health benefits. Previous research has shown that cranberries are rich in antioxidants, which can protect cells from...

The Cause of Heart Disease: High Cholesterol or Excess Calcium?
(By Bill Sardi)   The cholesterol controversy has been waged now for over five decades. Volumes of books, articles, and journals have been written on the subject of the role cholesterol and diet plays in the arterial disease process. Since the 1950's the "Lipid Hypothesis," also known as the "Diet-Heart...

Resveratrol, the phytonutrient in red wine, doubles exercise endurance in animal research
(By Jessica Fraser)   A drug based on resveratrol -- a phytonutrient found in red wine -- may double exercise endurance, fight obesity and prolong life, according to a new study by French researchers. Dr. Johan Auwerx and colleagues from the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in Illkirch...

Loma Linda University research confirms antioxidant-rich pecans protect against unhealthy oxidation
(By NaturalNews)   A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to the pecan's significant...

Multivitamins Explained: Supplementing Can Help You Reach Optimal Health
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   Everyone needs a balanced diet! Everyone requires proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibers, vitamins, minerals and amino acids every day. The right diet can strengthen the muscles and bones as well as improve overall health. Vitamins are vital substances that are required for normal growth...

The Health Ranger Answers Common Questions About Nutritional Supplements (transcript)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There...

Researchers discover new juice extraction technique for heart-healthy sea buckthorn superfruit
(By Jessica Fraser)   Indian researchers have developed a new way to effectively extract the juice of the sea buckthorn berry, which has proven effective at lowering cholesterol and protecting against artery blockages. The researchers' study -- published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture...

A Potent Make-it-Yourself Face Mask for Radiant Skin
(By Sheryl Walters)   Facemasks are a good way to thoroughly cleanse and nourish the skin on a deep level. There are many natural skin care facemasks on the market, but you can easily make your own at home… and you will probably find that it is even more nutrient dense and chemical free than what you can buy...

Four Benefits from Adding Raw Olives into Your Diet
(By Matt Monarch)   Truly raw olives can be a little hard to come by, though the processed and heated kind are found everywhere. This doesn`t help those of us on a raw food diet very much, as the heated kind can wreak havoc on a body that is accustomed to eating raw. So should you make the effort to procure...

Anti-aging medicine promises miraculous results from HGH injections, but here's how to really regain a youthful body and mind
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   If you want to drive your doctor nuts, just tell him that you are visiting an anti-aging medical clinic and will be receiving injections of human growth hormone, or HGH. Most doctors will roll their eyes and throw up their hands in disgust at the very idea that their patients would be visiting anti-aging...

Junk science: negative study on calcium and vitamin D supplements was poorly constructed, yet widely reported
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Based on a new research study published in The Lancet (April, 2005), newspaper headlines around the world are proclaiming that senior citizens should throw away their calcium supplements and turn to prescription drugs as their primary treatment for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Gee, what a convenient...

Study Shows Kiwifruit Ranked Among Highest in Antioxidants
(By David Gutierrez)   The antioxidants found in kiwifruit are absorbed by the body more effectively than those from other antioxidant-rich fruits, according to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center in Little Rock, and published in the...

Product review: AstaFactor Salmon Essentials with salmon oil and astaxanthin
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   I'd like to share the news about Mera Pharmaceuticals' AstaFactor Salmon Essentials, an exciting health product that combines potent antioxidants with heart-healthy oils. Salmon Essentials contains purified salmon oil and Astaxanthin, two ingredients that are, in their own right, potent nutritional healing...

Nutritional Breakthrough New Medical Discovery Baffles Scientific Community
(By NaturalNews)   Life threatening illnesses like Cancer, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Arthritis, High Blood, Pain, Viral and Bacteria Infections, Flu, Heart Ailments, Depression, Weight, Multiple Sclerosis, Skin Ailments and many other serious and debilitating diseases are victimising the entire community at an alarming...

Big Pharma's New Mass-Drugging Agenda Pushes Statin Drugs for Healthy People
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Drug companies used to sell products for the treatment of disease. But it didn't take long for Big Pharma to figure out that the number of diseased people is limited, and therefore so are drug profits. To bypass this problem, they began inventing diseases and marketing them to the...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies
(By NaturalNews)   Portabella and crimini mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, Penn State researchers say. Dr. N. Joy Dubost, who recently earned her doctorate in food science at Penn State, measured the activity of two...

Daidzein from soy found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women
(By NaturalNews)   A study conducted by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz and associates at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles uncovered evidence that daidzein, an estrogen-like compound, is responsible for soy's healthy effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women. The study, which was...

Why Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart
(By Helmut Beierbeck)   Can't live without dessert? Forget about ice cream and cakes, and go for dark chocolate! It′s actually good for you -- in moderation of course. Chocolate and cocoa are made from the cacao bean, one of the richest sources of flavanols, a group of polyphenolic antioxidants. The major...

Get Healthy, Supple Lips With Eco-Lips Lip Balm
(By Aria Milan)   The lips are a very sensual part of the body. When it comes to skin care, many people take this area for granted and don't apply a lip moisturizer until problems, such as chapping, occur. Once this happens, getting the moisture on the lips back into balance is harder than preventing healthy...

Cocoa flavanols found to offer extraordinary cardiovascular protection
(By NaturalNews)   Participants in a study of flavanol-rich cocoa showed improved blood vessel function after consuming a cocoa beverage, researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found. As part of the study -- partially sponsored by a Mars Inc. grant -- 15...

Raw Food Review: Sproutein Powder is Raw Protein Made from Freeze Dried Sprouts
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Continuing our article series on new raw foods, today we take a look at an exciting new raw, sprouted protein product from Sprout Living (www.SproutLiving.com). It's called Sproutein, and it's a (relatively) high-protein powder made almost entirely from freeze-dried sprouts. The...

Interview - Greg Kunin of Ola Loa explains why it's better for you to "drink your vitamins" for optimum nutrition
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Hello everyone. Thanks for joining me again. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here with Greg Kunin of the Ola Loa vitamin company, one of my favorite vitamin companies. You've heard me talking about his company over the last year. "Drink your vitamins" is the slogan. Greg...

Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration with Omega-Three
(By Lynn Berry)   The benefits of Omega-3 for reducing the risk of macular degeneration were revealed in a recent study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology . Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision impairment for people over 55 worldwide, affecting around one...

Mike Adams Shares Secrets on Shopping for Food
(By Kevin Gianni)   This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life Program which can be found at (http://www.thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Mike Adams shares his personal health transformation and an important look at shopping for foods. The Healthiest...

Taking a Closer Look at the Inuit Paradox and Cardiovascular Disease
(By Dr. Gerry Bohemier)   Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is rare in Inuit people who continue to eat their 'traditional' diet. But how can eating a diet predominantly consisting of seal meat, fat and blubber and almost completely void of greens, fruits and fiber be 'preventative' of the very disease which plagues the...

Nutrition Secrets “They” Don't Want You to Know About
(By Richard Stacel)   Today we know more about vitamins, minerals and nutrition in general then ever before, but at the same time there are various elements of the media and medical community that want to keep everyone in the dark about the true role and power that vitamins play in our health and life. As...

The Healing Benefits of Sunlight and Vitamin D
(By Teya Skae)   Whilst avoiding the harsher elements of direct sunlight is not only wise but is necessary, avoiding the sun all together and as the result, not getting enough direct sunlight on our skin, is even more problematic. So, let's examine the benefits of healthy sun exposure without getting burnt...

The Results Are In: Organic Foods More Nutritious Than Conventional Foods
(By Katherine East)   If you have been a supporter and consumer of organic foods because of its better taste and health benefits, then you’ve probably endured the taunts from scoffers and sceptics and labelled a “health nut”, “fanatic” or worse. Even a government body (the FSA...

30-Day Supply of Cherry Concentrate Supplements for Every NaturalNews Reader in the U.S.
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Over the past four years, I've written extensively about the health benefits of cherries, describing the therapeutic effects of the natural medicines found in cherry skins and explaining how cherry products help eliminate arthritis inflammation, reverse gout and can often replace anti-inflammatory...

Eating Broccoli Reduces Risk of Heart Attack
(By David Gutierrez)   Eating raw or lightly cooked broccoli helps protect the heart against damage and maintain its healthy functioning, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Connecticut and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers fed...

Feeding Your Baby a Rainbow of Nutrition
(By Sheryl Walters)   Have you noticed that your baby gets completely absorbed when looking at bright colors? Vibrant colors stimulate learning and development. Research shows that making your baby's plate of food as colorful as the mobile hung above his/her bed is the best way to ensure your child is getting...

Olive and Grape Extracts Work Better as Food Preservatives than Synthetic Antioxidants
(By David Gutierrez)   Olive and grape extracts derived as byproducts of oil and wine manufacturing proved to be more effective food preservatives than pure antioxidant chemicals in a new study conducted by Portuguese researchers and published in the journal "Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies...

Interview with Steve Adler, Creator of "Sacred Chocolate" from Naturaw.com
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The following is an interview with Steve Adler, creator of Sacred Chocolate. It was conducted at the Raw Spirit Festival, where Steve presents his chocolates each year. Mike: I'm here today with Steve Adler of Naturaw (www.Naturaw.com). Thanks for joining us today Steve. Steve...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet
(By Alexis Black)   Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

Health news from a parallel universe (satire)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Today I'm bringing you something extra special: Health news from an alternate universe! In this alternate universe, logic is reversed, good is bad, and trees grow with their branches stuck in the dirt and their roots stretched high into the air. In this alternate universe -- which we'll call "Allopathia...

FDA Unleashes Mass Irradiation of Spinach, Lettuce and Other Vegetables
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The FDA has announced that beginning today, spinach and lettuce sold across the United States may now be secretly irradiated before it reaches grocery store shelves. What's "secret" about it? The FDA previously decided that irradiation warning stickers would not be required on any food...

Spirulina: trace minerals content, consumer tastes, and green foods
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: You mention that trace minerals are part of the food you provide to the spirulina cultures. Are these the same trace minerals that are found in ocean water, then, and how much are absorbed by the spirulina? Gerry: Well, we actually use something very unique which I don't think...

Make Sure You Buy Your Honey Raw
(By Sheryl Walters)   What if you could find a magic potion that would sweeten your tea, create mind blowing delicious cakes and dramatically improve your health? You may be surprised to find that bees create this amazing elixir in the form of honey. That's right, raw, unadulterated honey is nature's oldest sweetener...

American Heart Association's advice on antioxidant supplements helps people avoid heart disease by dying younger (satire)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   On the heels of a bizarre announcement from the American Heart Association that people should not use antioxidant supplements to prevent heart disease, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has replied with a review of epidemiologic studies that shows strong support for the use of vitamin E and other...

Spices: A Wealth of Health Benefits that Make Food Taste Great
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies...

Bastyr graduates learn integrated medicine, without the influence of Big Pharma: an interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: What about the training of naturopaths? You're a founding president of Bastyr University, and that is widely considered one of the leading universities in naturopathic medicine. What kind of training does a future naturopath receive? Dr. Pizzorno: Well, it's in many ways quite...

Vitamin D and Flavonoids Examined for Impact on Breast and Ovarian Cancer
(By NaturalNews)   While risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers include menopause, obesity, family history and specific genetic mutations, researchers also are looking at the role of diet in the development, as well as the treatment and prevention of these tumors. At the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association...

Mike Adams Speaks Out on Skin Cancer and Antidepressant Drugs
(By Kevin Gianni)   This is an excerpt from Mike Adams' interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummit.com) and (www.RawSummitArchives.com). In this article, Mike discusses...

Yerba Mate: South America's Health Drink
(By Tony Isaacs)   More than a drink, Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America and its use is rapidly spreading to the United State. Its benefits are obvious. In Buenos Aires, where people carry their Mate with them throughout the day, the sight of an...

Interview: Dr. Christine Horner discusses choices women can make to prevent breast cancer
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike:Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, with Christine Horner, M.D. She is a breast cancer expert, book author and nutritional supplement formulator. Thanks for joining us today. You have a book called "Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's...

New Findings Show Astounding Cancer Prevention Effects of Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Olive Leaves and Green Tea
(By David Gutierrez)   Three studies presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research in Philadelphia have demonstrated the powerful cancer-fighting benefits of dark berries, green tea and olive leaves, and suggest that...

A Powerful, Beauty Enhancing Oil from Morocco
(By Sheryl Walters)   The Berber tribal women of Morocco have been lavishing their skin with argan oil for thousands of years. These women are known for their colorful jewelry and makeup, and have been the sole cultivators of this nourishing oil, which is nicknamed "The gold of Morocco." Argan oil is treasured...

Modern Medicine Hilariously Claims Credit for Reduction in Heart Disease Deaths
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The death rates for heart disease and stroke among U.S. citizens has dropped 30 percent between 1999 and 2006, reports the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers are hailing the report as a major success in the effectiveness of conventional medicine. "It's one of...

Genetically modified rice may pack more antioxidants
(By David Gutierrez)   (ConsumerWellness.org) Rice genetically engineered to produce more flavonoids was found to have higher antioxidant activity than unmodified rice, in a joint German-Indian study published in Metabolic Engineering. The rice was specifically engineered for the purposes of the study and has not...

More Good News on the Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
(By Lynn Berry)   We've heard of the benefits of green tea but what about the evidence. The scientific community has shown strong interest in uncovering just what the benefits might be. Some have been cautious and say that there is limited long term evidence that green tea can combat certain diseases (1)...

An inside look at spirulina production: an exclusive interview with Dr. Gerry Cysewski, CEO of Cyanotech Corporation
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with microalgae and spirulina, can you give a brief overview of what we're talking about, and about what role your company plays in the industry? Gerry: Okay, well first of all, I'd like to point out that Cyanotech, the name comes from...

NSI Synergy Multivitamins Earn Coveted "Editor's Choice" Award for Making Quality Nutrition Affordable
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   As the editor of NaturalNews.com, I'm responsible for reviewing nutritional products for more than one million readers who trust our independent, objective product recommendations. NaturalNews readers are always looking for the best quality (and best value) they can find in high-quality...

Product Reviews of Bear Fruit Bar, FruitFast Bar and Organic Food Bar (transcription)
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Welcome to the Health Ranger Show. It is a great day to talk about some new health food bar products. I am going to review them here on this show independently, and objectively. I do not have any financial stake in any of the products that I am going to comment on here. (This document is...

Seven Steps to Gorgeous, Radiant Skin
(By Sheryl Walters)   Botox is the fastest growing treatment for wrinkles. 3,181,592 people were injected with botox in the United States alone last year, and it is becoming incredibly popular in another 75 countries where it has been approved. Yet this is a toxic poison so dangerous that it could actually be...

Grocery Store Key for Future Cancer and Heart Medicine
(By Leslee Dru Browning)   The next cancer drug might come straight from the grocery store, according to new research published in the November 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal. In their study French scientists discovered that polyphenols, a common chemical in red wine, fruits and vegetables, has the ability to affect...

How to slow or reverse hair loss with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements
(By Dani Veracity)   Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement – think David Beckham or Sinead O'Connor – you probably wouldn't be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss – especially male pattern hair loss – is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical...

Three Must-Have Superfoods
(By Matt Monarch)   Much research has been done lately on superfoods. There is a lot of buzz about certain foods, and the truth is that it's very hard to decipher the truth behind the buzz; what foods are actually super? Well, the fact is that there are certain foods out there which have very powerful qualities...

Scientists Develop Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer's Disease
(By Margaret Priddy)   A blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease has been developed by a California biotech company. Scientists there say that the test is about 90% accurate. This blood test can detect Alzheimer's two to six years before the onset of symptoms. The brain sends signals to the body's immune system...

Studies Show Goji Berries Are Among the Most Nutritious Foods on the Planet
(By Sheryl Walters)   People in the valleys of Tibet and Mongolia cherish the Goji Berry. In fact, they honor it in celebrations that last two weeks each year. But it comes as no surprise, as it is believed this berry is what gives them their disease-free lives that often last for more than 100 years. People...

Forget the Headlines - Keep Taking Your Vitamins and Minerals
(By Tony Isaacs)   A "new" study condemning the use of vitamins and classifying them as ineffective and potentially dangerous is generating headlines throughout the mainstream media in the United States and Europe. Apparently generating headlines was the sole intention, as the study is neither new, scientific...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet
(By Alexis Black)   Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

Chicken soup helps heal, shows research
(By Granny Earth)   Down through the ages, homemade chicken soup has been valued and appreciated for its soothing and healing qualities when it comes to colds and the flu. I decided to investigate what it is about chicken soup that makes the ailing patient feel better, so I reviewed several studies, including the pioneering...

Natural Cold Remedies
(By Melanie Grimes)   Man has used natural remedies to relieve symptoms of colds and flu since earliest times. Though there are no cures, natural treatments have been shown to speed healing time. Elderberries have been used in medicine since the Stone Age. Recent research from the University of Jerusalem confirmed...

"Superberry" Aronia Extract to be Available to Consumers
(By David Gutierrez)   Kaden Biochemicals has introduced an extract of the aronia berry, and is marketing the product as high in valuable antioxidants. Aronia, also known as black chokeberry, is a berry native to eastern North America. It has a long history of use as a food and medicinal plant by native peoples...

Health Freedom Candidate Ron Paul Raises $6 Million in Record-Setting Online Boston Tea Party
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Rep. Ron Paul, the only 2008 presidential candidate who supports honest health freedom reforms and the ending of Big Pharma's monopoly over medical free speech, raised more than $6 million in yesterday's record-breaking online "Boston Tea Party" event. Nearly 25,000 of the donors were new...

Oil of Oregano: A Powerhouse for the Alternative Medicine Cabinet
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Oregano is nature's antibiotic. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. Besides making pizza, pasta and salad taste great, the oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and...

The true horrors of pet food revealed: Prepare to be shocked by what goes into dog food and cat food
(By Jessica Smith)   If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you've probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn't always tell the whole truth about what's in your food. The same goes for your pets' food. Behind innocent-sounding words like "meat byproducts" and "meat meal" are horrific manufacturing...

An Immune System Boosting Smoothie
(By Sheryl Walters)   As winter approaches, it is more important than ever to fill our bodies with nutrients that will boost our immune system so that we can make it through the season feeling balanced and well. A smoothie is a fantastic way to start the day because you can pack in plenty of nourishing ingredients...

Pomegranate Extracts Found to Inhibit Inflammation
(By David Gutierrez)   Pomegranate extract may inhibit the chronic inflammation linked with a variety of health problems such as heart disease and arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and published in the Journal of Inflammation. ...

Interview with "Kevala" Karen Parker, master raw foods chef
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: I'm here with Kevala Karen Parker, master raw foods chef and quite an experienced chef at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona. Thanks for joining us today, Kevala. Kevala: Thanks for coming out. Mike: You have an enormous amount of information...

What's in Your Multiple Vitamin? Detecting Real Quality. Part 1 – Minerals
(By Byron Richards)   Junky vitamins are often passed off as quality, and many times are endorsed by a physician or celebrity. There are many tricks that low quality supplement companies use to hide their poor quality, spending more money on marketing than on what is under the hood. As a leading nutritional expert and...

Interview: Medicinal mushroom expert Mark Kaylor discusses maitake and reishi mushrooms, cancer, syndrome X and integrative medicine
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: I'm here today with Mark Kaylor of Maitake Products. Can you tell me about the company and the line of products you represent? Kaylor: I'm here with a company named Maitake Products; maitake is actually the name of a mushroom. It's a Japanese word -- "mi" in Japanese translates...

A 21st Century View of the Benefits of Therapeutic Electromagnetism
(By Glen Gordon MD)   Magnetic fields and specialized "antenna" elements that respond to them have existed since planet Earth locked into orbit, and those responsive elements are perturbed or disturbed by solar activity and lightning in a daily activity called the Schumann Resonance. In combination, these systems...

Amazon Herb Company review: John Easterling, rainforest herbs and more
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In this report, I'm going to share with you why I'm so excited about the Amazon Herb Company and what it means for you, your health, our community, and our planet. Recently I had the honor of attending a live presentation by Amazon John, also known as John Easterling, the founder of the Amazon Herb Company...

Natural Cellular Defense and zeolite - is it the next big thing in nutritional therapies for cancer and chronic disease?
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   You may not believe what you're about to read. Early indications are that this could be a significant breakthrough in nutritional medicine, cancer treatments and heavy metals detoxification. If early reports are to be believed, it far surpasses even the most miraculous cancer drugs from the world of...

Bizarre! Government of Denmark tells Kellogg's to take vitamins out of their breakfast cereals
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   In a move that can only be described as bizarre, the government of Denmark has banned the sale of fortified breakfast cereals made by Kellogg's. These include Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and Special K. Why were they banned? Because they are fortified with vitamins like vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, iron...

Study Shows Acai Berries May Kill Cancer Cells
(By Sheryl Walters)   Acai has only recently become an internationally popular super food. Yet it has been cherished by the native people of the Amazon for hundreds of years as a healing fruit. Modern Brazilians eat the acai berry because it tastes nice and is highly nutritious. The famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family...

Milk Destroys Antioxidant Benefits in Blueberries
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Not much is better than a bowl of fresh blueberries. Bursting with flavor and sweetness, low in calories, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants, these tiny fruits are anti-aging superstars. There is however one word of caution. Blueberries lose their power when eaten with milk. ...

Breakthrough Food Technology Process Protects Foods With Thin Film Made From Natural Ingredients; Replaces Plastic Wrap
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Every once in a while, new technology emerges in the field of food manufacturing that offers the potential for a real breakthrough in the delivery of fresh, nutritious food products to consumers. Such is the case with a new edible food film that has been developed by researchers from the Oregon State...

Natural Help for Ovarian Cancer
(By Tony Isaacs)   Ovarian cancer is a nonspecific term for a variety of cancers that originate in the ovary. There are about 20 microscopically distinct types. Though difficult to detect in the very early stages, once diagnosed ovarian cancer is often easy to treat in the beginning. The difficulty comes with...

The Right Type of Fats for Health and Longevity
(By Teya Skae)   If there is one supplement that we can all benefit from, it would have to be Omega-3 fatty acids. Eskimo people have proven this over the ages with their diet comprising of over 50% of their total calorie intake from fish and fish oil - which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin...

How to Quit Smoking Naturally
(By Jo Hartley)   In the US today, cigarette smoking causes one-third of all cancer fatalities and one-fourth of all fatal heart attacks. In addition to this, there are many illnesses and diseases that are a direct result of cigarette smoking. This includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, assorted respiratory...

Looking for organic vitamins? Grocery store foods are fast becoming a poor source of nutrition
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   It's becoming inreasingly clear that even if you eat right -- choosing fruits and vegetables at your local grocery store -- you won't be getting adequate supplies of organic vitamins and minerals. ("Organic" means vitamins in their natural form rather than synthetic.) A report published by the...

Vitamin makers sell candy multivitamins to children
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   How do you get a child to take their vitamins? Hide them in a sugary lollipop or gummi bear. As we're seeing in today's marketplace, more and more candy vitamin products are becoming available for children, and their sales are skyrocketing. But is it good nutrition? To answer that question, you have...

Fruit Rich in Polyphenols Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Decline
(By David Gutierrez)   Fruits rich in polyphenols may help protect against the oxidative stress that has been linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from three Korean universities and published in the Journal of Food Science. "Our study demonstrated...

The Candida and Fungus Among Us
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   It is estimated that one in every two people will be affected by Candidiasis in their lifetime but many will not be aware of it or may even think that the symptoms are all in their head. The unfortunate reality is that many people who seek medical advice from their health care providers...

Brussels Sprouts Defend against All Types of Cancer
(By Sheryl Walters)   Plant phytonutrients found in Brussels sprouts boost the body`s natural defense systems to protect against cancer and other diseases. Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables disarm cancer causing chemicals and encourage the body`s detoxification enzymes. Evidence in the Netherlands...

A brief history of nutritional deficiencies and chronic disease
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   There is a long history of discovering relationships between nutritional deficiencies and chronic disease. One of the most well known is probably scurvy -- a disease where your bones lose their rigidity due to a deficiency of vitamin C. The historical accounts of this mostly involve sailors who, on long...

Bee Pollen - A Budget Friendly Food for Health and Healing
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food. Pollen harvested from a diverse selection of geographic areas contains all the essential components of life in a good tasting, chewable, easily digested, and highly bio-available form that can be consumed by anyone from young...

Antioxidant-Rich Capers Could Protect Consumers from Cancer Effects of Meat Consumption
(By David Gutierrez)   Capers are high in antioxidants, and may help counteract the harmful health effects of meats when used as a seasoning, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Palermo, Italy, and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers...

Homemade Superfood III: Old Fashioned Chicken Soup
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Boku Super Food: An Astonishing New Premium Superfood Product Reviewed by the Health Ranger
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Let me say emphasize right from the start that NaturalNews has absolutely no financial ties to the product or company I'm about to introduce to you. I've been paid nothing to review this product, and I don't earn a dime off its sale. Nevertheless, I'm incredibly excited to reveal this organic...

Five Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Using One Great Fruit
(By Frank Mangano)   Have you had your lycopene today? If you ate a green salad with fresh chopped tomatoes, then you not only got a healthy dose of this powerful antioxidant, but you have also taken significant action toward lowering your blood pressure. A 2006 double-blind study conducted in Israel has confirmed...

No Such Thing as Bad Cholesterol: Dispelling the Marketing Myth
(By Al G Smith)   Cholesterol seems to be one of those things that strikes fear into the hearts of many, so to speak. But is the reputation that this oily substance has acquired truly deserved? What is certain is that the 'little knowledge' that the media often imparts means many folks assume cholesterol...

Review: The Best Tasting Green Superfood Powder Products
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   There's increasing awareness today about the health benefits of drinking superfood powders. Anyone who has been reading NaturalNews for very long knows that cruciferous vegetables prevent cancer, berries protect the nervous system and prevent heart disease, chlorella cleanses the liver...

Women's Multivitamin Study Seriously Flawed, As Usual
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine claims that multivitamins are useless at preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease in women. The mainstream media has predictably picked up on this story, gleefully running it as "proof" that nutrition is worthless and...

Sea Buckthorn Berries Could Replace Chemical Additives in Meat Products
(By David Gutierrez)   An extract from sea buckthorn berries functions as a preservative in meat and may provide an alternative to synthetic antioxidants, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and published in the journal Food Chemistry. Researchers...

Mullein and Coltsfoot: The Best Herbs for Cough Relief
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Vitamin D myths, facts and statistics
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Fifteen facts you probably never knew about vitamin D and sunlight exposure. (Compiled by Mike Adams, based on an interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author, The UV Advantage) Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression...

The Dangers of Sugars and 'Bad Fats' Explained
(By Mike Donkers)   By far the chief wreckers of our health today are sugars and bad fats. So which are the good ones and which ones are bad? My aim is to enable you to make better food choices for you and your family. Sugars Sugars are more than just the white grains you put in your coffee or...

Word of the Year Describes Eco-Friendly Eaters
(By Laura Weldon)   Ever hear the word "locavore?" This was the New Oxford American Dictionary word of the year for 2007. A locavore is a person who chooses to eat food that has been grown and produced locally. The word was coined in 2005 by "concerned culinary adventurers" in the San Francisco area. They...

Price Comparison of Foods Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids
(By John M. Yarlott)   It is becoming common knowledge that eating foods containing omega-3 fatty acids (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid) can contribute to heart and vascular health. The FDA now has a program where food suppliers may label their products as such if approved. Sources of omega-3...

New Study Finds Olive Oil Effective against HER-2 Breast Cancer
(By Barbara L. Minton)   Olive oil, that magical elixir from the Mediterranean, has long been known to confer many health benefits. It is one reason people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long, healthy and happy lives. Researchers are busy scientifically documenting these benefits including recent reports...

Irish Voters Reject Lisbon Treaty in a Victory for Democracy in Europe
(By Gabriel Donohoe)   On June 12th, 2008, Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty by a large majority of 53.4% to 46.6%. This result is all the more incredible when one considers that all the main political parties, business groups, trade unions, and a national farming association presented a united front to...

New red wine antioxidant supplement captures health benefits of red wine in a pill
(By David Gutierrez)   The health, nutrition and beauty supplement company NFI Consumer Products has released Resvinatrol Complete, which it bills as a healthy "red wine alternative." "Resvinatrol Complete provides today's health-conscious consumers with an exciting combination of powerful antioxidants found...

The Healing Power of Enzymes for Treating Disease
(By Charmaine D. Mercado)   Enzymes may not share the superstar status of certain vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and other miracle nutrients in the world of conventional health and nutrition, yet a growing number of studies suggest that enzymes very much deserve a standing ovation when it comes to improving overall...

Four Health Factors to Live a much Longer Life
(By S.A Ramratan)   Not long ago I had a friend say something along these lines, "I don't smoke or drink – I won't live longer, it will just seem that way!" This got me thinking. How do these factors combined affect health? I just so happened to read a great study in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) not...

The End of Antibiotics and the Rise of Iodine as an Effective Alternative
(By Mark Sircus Ac., OMD)   Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal...

Celery Works Great for Inflammation, Gout, Cancer, and High Blood Pressure
(By Barbara L. Minton)   A nutrient found in celery has been shown highly effective against inflammation and cancer. Luteolin is a bioflavonoid also found in smaller amounts in peppers, parsley, thyme, basil and peppermint. And like all bioflavonoids, luteolin has high antioxidant properties, producing a dose-dependent...

The Top 12 Products You Can Replace With Lemons
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The top ten consumer questions about superfruit juices: Pomegranate, blueberry, acai and cherry
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   This Q&A report is a follow up from our hugely popular Pomegranate and Blueberry Juice Consumer Shopping Guide, which exposes dishonest juice products sold in grocery stores. Many readers are asking great questions about these...

Cardiac Patients Recover Better With Heart Surgery Nutrition
(By Jo Hartley)   It is called heart surgery nutrition and this is an easy way that cardiac patients can do something effective to improve their medical outcomes. Recent medical research is now showing that heart surgery nutrition is a very important way to protect a patient from damage that can be caused...

Interview: Amazing Grass' Brandon Burt talks about Kidz SuperFood and nutrition for children
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams the Health Ranger, here with Brandon Burt of the Amazing Grass Company. They have an outstanding new product called "Kidz SuperFood." We're going to talk about this and why it's important for the nutrition of children, and how this product tastes fantastic...

Niacin and Fruit Effective in Controlling Cholesterol
(By Ella Andersen)   High blood cholesterol is an unfavorable imbalance between HDL (so-called 'good' cholesterol) and LDL ('bad' cholesterol), where there is more LDL to HDL. LDL cholesterol builds up on artery walls, causing clogging, narrowing and hardening of the arteries. This disorder presents no symptoms...

Free Radicals are Exacerbated by Poor Eating Habits, Infections and Pollutants -- 95% of the People Who Have Indigestion Problems Don't Know It
(By NaturalNews)   Emma Sanford, AAS, RN, CLNC -- Wellness Consultant and CEO of Good Health -- Good Scents, attacks the most dangerous and abundant free radical, Superoxide, on the spot. Ms Sanford's Nursing Career spans over thirty years of experience about how our body functions. She advocates "The Wellness Revolution...

Study shows the public is turning to alternative medicine and away from dangerous prescription drugs
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   A study published in April 2005 revealed that more than 70 percent of adults aged 50 or older are now using some form of alternative therapy. This includes medicinal herbs, meditation and chiropractic care. The fact that these people are adopting alternative medicine and using it in their own lives is...

Could a pint of cider help keep the doctor away?
(By NaturalNews)   The saying goes that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but now scientists at the University of Glasgow are looking into whether a pint of cider could have the same effect. Researchers have discovered that English cider apples have high levels of phenolics – antioxidants linked to protection against...

Published research on POMx shows similar health benefits to pomegranate juice
(By NaturalNews)   Three years after introducing consumers to the health benefits and delicious taste of the world's first refrigerated, super-premium pomegranate juice, POM Wonderful® announced today that it has developed a concentrated form of pomegranate antioxidants known as POMx. POMx, already being noted by medical...

The Dangers of Dehydration (Part II)
(By Andreas Moritz)   The kidneys truly are the body's "master chemists." They not only remove waste products and excess fluids from the body via the urine, but they also maintain a critical balance of salt, potassium and acid -- not a small feat for such relatively small organs. The kidneys produce a hormone...

Bee Propolis: Nature's Healing Balm With Immune Boosting Properties
(By Katherine East)   Bee propolis is a remarkable natural substance collected and produced by honeybees. It is often referred to as a natural antibiotic and has many diverse uses. I love it when nature clearly has the upper hand over the frailty of our human science. Bee propolis is one such substance and has...

The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth
(By Kevin Gianni)   This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jonny Bowden shares information from his book The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth. The Healthiest Year of Your...

Interview: Zach Adelman and Navitas Naturals discuss maca, cacao, Incan berries and goji berries
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Hi, everyone. Let me introduce Zach Adelman from Navitas Naturals Company. Navitas Naturals offers maca powder, cacao powder, golden power Incan berries and Goji berries, which are all some of the best superfoods available in the world today. Zach Adelman with Navitas Naturals is going...

Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of your food
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   The rise of widespread nutritional deficiencies in the western world correlates almost perfectly with the introduction of the microwave oven. This is no coincidence. Microwave ovens heat food through a process of creating molecular friction, but this same molecular friction quickly destroys the delicate...

Review: Zyflamend Supplement for Inflammation; Tips on Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Herbs
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Sales of anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet as we've learned with the Vioxx fiasco and all the tens of thousands of deaths surrounding that drug, anti-inflammatory medications can be extremely dangerous. Sure, it stops the pain, but sometimes it also...

Study: Bamboo leaf extract could block acrylamide production in cooked foods
(By Ben Kage)   A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that the formation of acrylamides in foods like potato chips and french fries may be reduced by an antioxidant-rich bamboo leaf extract. Acrylamides are chemical compounds that are thought to be carcinogenic...

Non-Toxic Split Pea and Ham Soup Explained
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If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Here's an important tip for those of you who are either currently engaged in an exercise program or are considering beginning one. It's a simple tip, but one that many people, unfortunately, forget. When we exercise, we use up more nutrients than if we were to avoid exercise. (Simply sweating, for example...

Eating watercress found to kill cancer cells
(By David Gutierrez)   A study conducted by researchers at Ulster University and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating 85 grams of watercress per day significantly reduced cancer damage to white blood cells and increased the body's levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants...

The Nutritional Origin of the Term "Red Neck" and Other Fascinating Historical Facts About Vitamin Deficiencies
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   There is a long and fascinating history of relationships between nutritional deficiencies and chronic disease. One of the most well known is probably scurvy -- a disease where your bones lose their rigidity due to a deficiency in vitamin C. The historical accounts of this condition mostly...

Olive leaf juice functions as natural antioxidant to help preserve foods, frying oils
(By M. T. Whitney)   The juice of olive leaves could make an effective antioxidant to help frying oils last longer, new research from Cairo University states. It works by reducing the production of peroxides in the oil, thereby slowing the oxidation of the oil and making it healthier to consume. Jump directly to: ...

Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find
(By NaturalNews)   Are sunscreens always beneficial, or can they be detrimental to users? A research team led by UC Riverside chemists reports that unless people out in the sun apply sunscreen often, the sunscreen itself can become harmful to the skin. When skin is exposed to sunlight, ultraviolet radiation (UV...

Orange, grapefruit juice for breakfast builds bones in rats
(By NaturalNews)   It may sound like Saturday cartoons: a strong-boned rat that can't be broken. But a couple of Texas researchers say the real hero is citrus juice. Orange and grapefruit juice regularly given to lab rats prevented osteoporosis, long considered an unavoidable...

The Mushroom Master: An Interview with George Vaughan (Part 1)
(By Adam Miller)   Welcome to part one of my exclusive interview with George Vaughan, M.S. George is a botanist specializing in mycology and the founder of Mushroom Harvest (www.mushroomharvest.com), a company offering certified organic whole medicinal mushroom powders in bulk powder and capsule form. Working...

Exclusive report on Camu Camu berries reveals astonishing health benefits of this Amazon superfruit
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Today we're publishing a new special report covering a rising star in the world of superfruits: Camu Camu berries. Grown in the rainforests of the Amazon, this amazing superfood contains the highest natural vitamin C content of any plant in the world. This special report by Mike Adams the...

Super Healthy Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   If you're giving gifts to friends, relatives or coworkers this holiday season, be sure to consider the nature of the gift itself: Does it promote health? Was it sustainably created? When it is disposed of or consumed, what kind of impact will it have on the environment? Was it created with honest labor...

How to build a pharmaceutical factory in your back yard and grow your medicine for free
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   I have just completed construction on a massive pharmaceutical factory in my own back yard. I'm not making this up. This is absolutely true. Right now, this factory is turning out pharmaceuticals that prevent prostate cancer, nervous system degeneration, birth defects and Alzheimer's disease. There is...

Moringa Oleifera: The Miracle Tree
(By Patty Donovan)   Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet all your nutritional needs, take care of you medicinally, and purify your water for you. This tree actually exists. For centuries, the natives of northern India and many parts of Africa have known of the many benefits of Moringa...

Enhancing health with a multivitamin
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then, you also need a banana, an orange, a pear, a handful of carrots, some avocado, a head of lettuce, some tomatoes ... the list goes on. Did you make sure to get your five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables today? How about yesterday and the day before...

8 ways to avoid the flu naturally
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   Couple the recent media predictions of a pandemic-proportion flu season with talk of more vaccination shortages, and the spread of panic isn’t far behind. However, the flu does not have to be inevitable for you or your family and can be avoided naturally by strengthening your immune system.
8 ways to avoid the flu naturally
(By Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.)   Couple the recent media predictions of a pandemic-proportion flu season with talk of more vaccination shortages, and the spread of panic isn’t far behind. However, the flu does not have to be inevitable for you or your family and can be avoided naturally by strengthening your immune system.
Shady Sunscreen Lies Exposed! The little-known truth about healthy sunlight exposure (preview)
(By Alexis Black)   Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you've heard the warnings: "Stay out of the sun, cover up your skin and coat yourself with sunscreen or you will get skin cancer! Don't go outdoors unless absolutely necessary because the sun could kill you!" Of course, if you've been...

Sunscreen found to generate harmful compounds that promote skin cancer
(By NaturalNews)   A team of researchers from the University of California has found that sunscreen can do more harm than good once it soaks into the skin, where it actually promotes the harmful compounds it is meant to protect against. The research team found that three commonly used ultraviolet (UV...

Interview: Emerald Balance provides excellent superfoods nutrition without the "greeny" taste
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   Mike: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I'm joined by Jan Lovejoy, the founder of Emerald Balance -- one of the most potent nutritional superfood powder products available on the market today. I love the taste of this product, I love the ingredient list...

Natural Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
(By Sheryl Walters)   While their may be a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's Disease, it is a primarily preventable disease. An unhealthy diet high in sugar and Trans fats, lack of both mental and physical exercise, and a highly stressful life is generally at the root of the problem. Here are some of...

Pets Can’t Lie, but Pet Food Manufacturers Legally Can
(By Susan Thixton)   You come home from work and notice your dog or cat peeping at you from around the corner, you immediately know something's up. Regardless whether you discover a 'present' left on the living room rug or a broken vase from the cabinet they aren't supposed to be up on, pets can't lie -- they...

Herb Officially Recognized In England as A Cure for Colds
(By Sherry Baker)   There is no cure for the common cold, right? Wrong. The Zulus of Africa have insisted for centuries that there's a remedy created from geraniums that zaps colds and flu, halting sniffles and coughs almost immediately. Now 21st century research has backed up these claims -- just in time for...

Kids Thrive on Full Fat Organic Milk
(By Dr. Phil Domenico)   If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity...

Colloidal Silver Has Mainstream Medicine Singing the Blues
(By Tony Isaacs)   The recent widespread mainstream media coverage of the "blue man" Paul Karason and his rare skin condition known as Argyria is the latest in a series of largely misleading and sensationalized scare stories about the dangers of colloidal silver turning a person's skin blue. Although this...

The Abraham Cherrix cancer story the media won't print: Harry Hoxsey's cancer cures and the US government campaign to destroy them
(By Jessica Fraser)   The idea of health freedom is one Americans likely never consider. Certain freedoms in this country are taken for granted -- like the freedoms of speech and religion -- so freedom to choose a method of health care seems a given. Unfortunately, recent cases have brought to the public's attention the startling...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Full-Fat Organic Milk Is Good for Kids
(By Dr. Phil Domenico)   If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity...

Over-the-counter vitamin D tester would be a boon to public health, cancer prevention
(By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews)   There's a piece of technology we really need in the world that could vastly improve the health of people living not only in wealthy nations, but also Third World nations. This is a piece of technology that does not exist today, but could conceivably be invented and mass-produced in the next decade or...

The Nature of Energy-Depleting Thyroid Problems
(By Byron Richards)   Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of energy-depleting thyroid problem. You may be one of the many whose sluggish thyroid problem did not show up on a lab test. This is partly because thyroid lab tests do not accurately measure the activity of thyroid hormone inside cells. Testing...

Super Goji Berry: Choosing the Best Source Among the Marketing Hype
(By Teya Skae)   When walking down the aisles of health food shelves, leading supermarkets and shopping centre stalls you may notice an array of Goji juice bottles flying at you with amazing health claims, ranging from a cure for chronic fatigue, diabetes, even cancer! The hype of the Goji juice was probably...

Snack Your Way to Good Health and Weight Loss with Organic Dried Fruit
(By Barbara L. Minton)   What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that...

Drinking tea healthier than drinking water, say researchers
(By NaturalNews)   New research in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that drinking tea is as good for your health -- or better -- than just drinking water. A team of researchers from King's College London examined previously-published studies in search of the health benefits of tea...

The Principles and Practices of Transdermal Therapy
(By Mark Sircus Ac., OMD)   Transdermal medicine delivers medications to the exact site of injury/pain. Transdermal medicine is ideal for pain management as well as sports and pediatric medicine. In fact it is one of the best ways of administering medicines quickly and effectively. Transdermal methods of delivery are...

Goji berries: What You Need to Know About This Superfood
(By John Cole)    Goji berries, goji juice, and snack bars and other products containing goji berries have become increasing popular over the past two years or so. Part of this is because some celebrities are reportedly consuming (and raving about) them, and part is due to their legendary health-promoting...

Interview With Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 2)
(By Fred Liers)   The following is part two of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his...

Purple GMO Tomato Inferior to Nature's Offerings
(By Ethan Huff)   In what appears to be an attempt at softening the public`s attitude toward genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), British scientists have engineered a purple tomato, rich in antioxidants, by splicing certain genes from the snapdragon flower with those of a tomato in order to create a "super...

The Baobab Tree or the Tree of Life
(By NaturalNews)   A Canadian based company BaobabTek has recently been appointed to manage and develop the North American market for Baobab Fruit Company of Senegal (BFCS) in Africa. In 1999 BFCS began by designing specific equipment capable of extracting raw materials from the Baobab Tree. They are now the single largest...

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