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July 2010 Archives



Natural Health News

Link Between High Fat Diet and Risk of Prostate Cancer



Mechanism for Link Between High Fat Diet and Risk of Prostate Cancer and Disorders UnveiledScienceDaily (July 16, 2010) -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men with an estimated 192,280 new cases diagnosed in the US in 2009. Diet is considered one of the most important controllable risk factors for inflammation and prostate diseases including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer.Sanjay Gupta, MS, PhD, Carter Kissell associate professor...

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Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppresses Inflammation, Free Radicals in Humans



Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppresses Inflammation, Free Radicals in HumansScienceDaily (July 29, 2010) -- Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.Results of the study appear as a rapid electronic publication on the Journal of Clinical...

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Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple Sclerosis



Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple SclerosisScienceDaily (July 20, 2010) -- Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS) -- an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord -- and gut bacteria. The work -- led by Sarkis K. Mazmanian, an assistant professor of biology at Caltech, and postdoctoral scholar Yun Kyung Lee -- appears online the week of July 19-23 in the...

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Gut-Residing Bacteria Trigger Arthritis in Genetically Susceptible Individuals



ScienceDaily (June 18, 2010) -- A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut is able to trigger a cascade of immune responses that can ultimately result in the development of arthritis. Our gut, like that of most mammals, is filled with thousands of species of bacteria, many of which are helpful and aid in the development of a normal, healthy immune system. Gut-residing bacteria can also play a role in disorders of the...

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Watermelon and Feta Salad



Watermelon and Feta Salad   Ingredients Serves 4   3 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon (rind removed), cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/2 cup fresh basil leaves,  If you can find purple basil try this if not regular basil will work fine- cut into thin stripsCoarse salt and ground pepper4 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces (about 1 cup)     DirectionsIn a large bowl, combine watermelon, lime juice, and half...

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grilling pizza



  Grilling- PIZZA- by Dr. Michael Kane   Yes you can grill pizza-   this simple meal can be quick and nutritious especially with good topping choices and a salad to acompany it. For those with gluten sensitivity- you can find gluten free pizza dough as a substitute.   to start- spray the grill with a olive oil spray--   Prepare your dough- I buy a whole grain dough from whole foods but Trader Joe's...

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Hydration-   keeping up with those fluids.......   by Dr. Michael Kane   The importance of hydration is certainly a year round issue.  But most people tend to be conscious of the need for hydration in the summer time when the temperature climbs.   Quality and quantity are two of the most important factors in choosing a hydration beverage.    The hydration beverage of choice is water of good quality.  There are times when something other then...

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summer and your skin



  Summer and your skin--     Poison Ivy   Having a wet spring has created a bumper crop of poison ivy.  If you are sensitive beware. The reaction for those on the more sensitive side can be significant and may require prescription medication like steroids.   our suggestions- Make sure you wash all clothes and items that may have come into contact with the plants oils.  If you think your pets might be the carrier...

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Curing diabetes-



Curing diabetes- The vegetarian way. By Dr. Michael Kane  There is accumulating evidence that blood sugar control can be greatly improved if type 2 diabetics can adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet.  Diets that focus on eating foods that are lower in the glycemic index and low in saturated fats help do a number of things that are important for those with blood sugar issues.  1. increase of insulin sensitivity 2.  lower lipid/cholesterol3. reverses arteriosclerosis in...

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Anti-Cancer Effects of Broccoli Ingredient Explained



Anti-Cancer Effects of Broccoli Ingredient Explained ScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -- Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with...

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Honey as an Antibiotic



Honey as an Antibiotic: Scientists Identify a Secret Ingredient in Honey That Kills BacteriaScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -- Sweet news for those looking for new antibiotics: A new research published in the July 2010 print edition of the FASEB Journal explains for the first time how honey kills bacteria. Specifically, the research shows that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could one day be used to treat burns...

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Antioxidants Do Help Arteries Stay Healthy



Antioxidants Do Help Arteries Stay Healthy ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) -- Long-term supplementation with dietary antioxidants has beneficial effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism report these positive results in a randomized controlled trial of combined vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium capsules. Reuven Zimlichman worked with a team of researchers...

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Chronic Resistant Ear Infections



Bacterial Communication Encourages Chronic, Resistant Ear Infections ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) -- Ear infections caused by more than one species of bacteria could be more persistent and antibiotic-resistant because one pathogen may be communicating with the other, encouraging it to bolster its defenses. Interrupting or removing that communication could be key to curing these infections. Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center publish their findings in mBio™, the online open-access journal of the American...

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Link Between Anti-Cholesterol Statin Drugs and Depression



New Insights Into Link Between Anti-Cholesterol Statin Drugs and DepressionScienceDaily (June 30, 2010) -- Scientists are reporting a possible explanation for the symptoms of anxiety and depression that occur in some patients taking the popular statin family of anti-cholesterol drugs, and reported by some individuals on low-cholesterol diets. These symptoms could result from long-term, low levels of cholesterol in the brain, the report suggests. The research appears in the American Chemical Society's weekly journal Biochemistry....

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