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July 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Good Eating and Sleep Habits Help Kids Succeed in School



  July 26, 2013 -- Adults often hear what they should be doing to improve their health. But many of these known wellness behaviors are important for kids, too, and two University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) experts say school success depends on making the right choices.     Health habits, such as eating and sleep patterns, are linked to academic success, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Your brain can't work...

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Fish oil and Prostate Cancer Study - Reviewed



Duffy McKay, ND at Counsel for Responsible Nutrition also wrote a good commentary (pasted below) on this study. Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: "The numerous benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from foods (like salmon and sardines) and dietary supplements are well-established for men and women in all stages of life--and this new study does not change those recommendations about the importance of this nutrient. Hundreds of studies over...

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People Who Eat Nuts More Than Three Times a Week Have Reduced Risk of Dying from Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease



  July 16, 2013 -- People who eat nuts, particularly walnuts, are more likely to live longer, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. In a longitudinal study, researchers suggest that those who eat nuts more than three times a week have a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease than non-nut eaters.     The PREDIMED nutrition trial based in Spain looked at the effect on the primary prevention...

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List of Countries That Require Labeling for GMO



Labeling Around the World Currently, 62 countries around the world require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Unlike 15 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China, the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. These countries require labeling: (courtesy of The Center for Food Safety) Australia Austria Belgium Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Cameroon China Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador El Salvador Estonia Ethiopia Finland...

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Men With Prostate Cancer Should Eat Healthy Vegetable Fats,



  June 10, 2013 -- Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found.   By substituting healthy vegetable fats -- such as olive and canola oils, nuts, seeds and avocados -- for animal fats and carbohydrates, men with the disease had a markedly lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer and dying from other causes, according...

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Weight Loss Help



Want to Lose Weight? Here are my top three picks for books that can help guide you to your healthy weight.By Dr. Christine Louden1. Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen RothIf you have tried several diets and lost weight, regained weight or struggled with maintaining a healthy weight, you would likely agree with this book's position that the diet industry has us hooked. Geneen Roth believes that the truth of most eating...

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Naturopathic Heart Care Brings Major Gains in Study of Canadian Postal Workers



A leading research journal publishes study supporting naturopathic care for high-risk heart patients.Out-of-shape Canadian postal workers found a significant drop in their risk of heart disease after receiving care from naturopathic doctors, according to a new clinical trial. The study found that workers who received naturopathic care in addition to typical care lost weight and lowered their blood pressure, compared with a group of workers who received only conventional care. It's the largest randomized...

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Sports Medicine Advice



Sports Medicine AdviceFrom Dr. Christine Louden Question:  Dr. Louden, could you help me with muscle cramps ? I am a runner and have done a few marathons. Each time around the 19th mile I get significant leg cramps. Is there anything I can do to prevent them?   Dr. Louden:  No one knows for sure what causes muscle cramping during exercise. There are three main theories- the dehydration hypothesis, the electrolyte imbalance hypothesis and the...

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Late Bedtimes and Less Sleep May Lead to Weight Gain in Healthy Adults



June 28, 2013 -- A new study suggests that healthy adults with late bedtimes and chronic sleep restriction may be more susceptible to weight gain due to the increased consumption of calories during late-night hours. In the largest, most diverse healthy sample studied to date under controlled laboratory conditions, results show that sleep-restricted subjects who spent only four hours in bed from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for five consecutive nights gained more weight...

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep Is a Nightmare for Many Americans



June 29, 2013 -- Summer means more hours of daylight and for many, it contributes to trouble falling asleep. More than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, resulting in $18 billion in cost to employers due to sleep loss issues."The inability to get a good night's sleep can be a complex issue, and is not as simple to cure as telling people to count sheep," says John Wilson, MD, neurologist at Gottlieb...

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Food Contaminants Worsen Metabolic Problems in Obese Mice



June 27, 2013 -- Certain food contaminants are suspected of triggering metabolic disorders, or of worsening them, particularly when they accompany a high-fat diet. In order to get a better understanding of these effects, researchers from the Inserm cardiovascular, metabolism, diabetology and nutrition unit (U1060 " Laboratoire de recherche en cardiovasculaire, métabolisme, diabétologie et nutrition " Inserm/Inra/Université Lyon 1) introduced a "cocktail" of contaminants mixed with low doses of dioxin, PCB, bisphenol A and...

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