Could vitamin D deficiency explain adolescent aggression? Researchers say yes

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine” vitamin, is most recognized for its role in bone formation and calcium absorption. But recent studies on this essential micronutrient are starting to shed light on its potential role in mental health. In a recent article published in the Journal of Nutrition, a team of scientists from the University of Michigan and the University of La … Continue reading Could vitamin D deficiency explain adolescent aggression? Researchers say yes

Research shows hemin, lithium can mitigate cadmium-induced testicular damage

An environmental toxicant and endocrine disruptor in humans, the heavy metal cadmium is said to be among the leading causes of declining fertility in men, as it tends to reduce sperm counts and inhibit healthy reproductive function. But two major studies published in prominent journals reveal that cadmium-induced testicular damage can be mitigated through the … Continue reading Research shows hemin, lithium can mitigate cadmium-induced testicular damage

Selenium deficiency tied to deadly viruses

Selenium, an essential trace mineral, is now recognized as indispensable for maintaining great health. Less well known, perhaps, are the frightening implications of a selenium deficiency. Now, groundbreaking research has demonstrated that shortages of this mineral may play a role in the emergence of new and dangerous viral strains – and could even trigger epidemics. With well … Continue reading Selenium deficiency tied to deadly viruses

Resveratrol Found to Halt Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Recent research suggests that the antioxidant resveratrol, which naturally occurs in grape skins, can weaken pancreatic cancer cells and increase their vulnerability to chemotherapy. "Resveratrol seems to have a therapeutic gain by making tumor cells more sensitive to radiation and making normal tissue less sensitive," said lead researcher Paul Okunieff, chief of radiation oncology at … Continue reading Resveratrol Found to Halt Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Four amazing research-proven reasons you should be consuming resveratrol

Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in some plants, including the skins of dark colored grapes, the source of resveratrol in red wine. Resveratrol is also found in cranberries or cranberry juice, cacao or dark chocolate and peanuts. But the best source of resveratrol is Japanese or Chinese knotweed, used in supplements. [1] The knotweed … Continue reading Four amazing research-proven reasons you should be consuming resveratrol

Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabetics

Having a cup of tea involves a lot more than meets the eye -- and the taste buds. It turns out that many varieties of teas contain phytochemicals loaded with a host of health benefits. For example, as previously reported, green tea in particular may help prevent and treat osteoporosis (Green Tea could Naturally Prevent and … Continue reading Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabetics

If you grow food in cinder blocks, you may be poisoning yourself with heavy metals

Cinder blocks are a common building material for raised garden beds, as they are inexpensive, durable and easy to build with. Yet, what many people don't realize is that cinder blocks are made with a toxic byproduct of coal combustion that may contain high levels of heavy metals – metals that might leach into the soil of any … Continue reading If you grow food in cinder blocks, you may be poisoning yourself with heavy metals

7 surprising things you’re not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the 7 most important things you need to know … Continue reading 7 surprising things you’re not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

Source: 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health by Dr. Edward Group With over 25 million sufferers, sleep apnea is on the rise in the U.S. [1] The disease can put you at risk for many health issues, so it’s crucial you keep it in check. Some people who suffer from sleep apnea don’t even know they have … Continue reading 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Source: Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease by Dr. Edward Group Adding chlorine to drinking water is a practice that began in the late 1800s, and by 1904 this was the standard in water treatment. For the most part, this process is still implemented today. Unfortunately, chlorine isn’t used because it’s the safest or most effective means … Continue reading Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease