Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: Antidepressants, antidepressants and suicide, badhealth, badmedicine, depression, depression causes, mental health, Mental illness, mind body science, natural remedies, nutrition, trans fats (Natural News) Are you or someone you know experiencing a mental health issue? With one out of every four Americans expected to experience a mental health condition during their lifetime, there is a good chance your life will be touched by mental illness. Why are so many people experiencing serious mental problems these days? According to Professor Julia Rucklidge of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, poor modern diets could be playing a surprisingly big role in the epidemic. In her research, she has uncovered a number of longitudinal and association studies illustrating the significant impact that diet can have on mental health. One of the studies she cites is the SUN Project study, which is one of the biggest studies so far to explore … [Read more...] about Mental health issues are often the result of a nutritional deficiency; treating them with prescription drugs can further compromise your well-being
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: antioxidants, carotenoid, fresh fruit, fruits, goodfood, lycopene, lycopene-rich food, natural remedies, nutrients, nutrition, Papayas, phytonutrients, red fruits, tomatoes, vitamin A, watermelons (Natural News) Lycopene, a compound that occurs in a variety of fruits, provides antioxidant carotenoid benefits, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia. The study looked at the lycopene content of various fresh fruits, which included tomatoes, watermelons, jackfruits, bananas, grapes, oranges, and papayas. The researcher from Kalasin University in Thailand extracted lycopene from the fresh fruits with the use of a mixture of hexane, ethanol, and acetone. Results showed that watermelons contained the highest amount of lycopene, followed by tomatoes, papayas, bananas, oranges, grapes, and jackfruits, respectively. The researcher concluded that lycopene is an essential antioxidant … [Read more...] about Lycopene is found in a variety of fruits, offering an array of antioxidant carotenoid benefits
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: amino acid deficiencies, Amino Acids, Arginine, arginine levels, badfood, badhealth, badmedicine, brain health, cardiovascular diseases, depression, major depressive disorder, MDD, mental health, mood disorder, nutrients, nutrition, nutritional deficiencies, Psychology (Natural News) According to a study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels. Arginine is an amino acid that the body needs to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an immune defense and nervous system mediator. Additionally, nitric oxide is necessary for vascular regulation. The global arginine bioavailability ratio (GABR) is used to determine the body’s arginine levels and it was previously used to measure the body’s ability to produce nitric oxide. Decreased arginine bioavailability is also a recognized independent risk … [Read more...] about Could depression be caused by an amino acid deficiency?
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: Air pollution, air quality, atmospheric pollution, Beijing, China, coal, coal-fired power sources, Ecology, environ, particulate matter, polllution, Shanghai, smog (Natural News) The Chinese government’s recent crackdown on air pollution from coal-fired sources has borne fruit as Beijing residents enjoy the sight of cerulean skies for a record amount of time. However, some people are worried that the polluters are just migrating to other cities, The Guardian recently reported. According to state-operated media, Beijing enjoyed a record 226 days of “good” air quality in 2017. Only 23 days saw heavy pollution, compared with 58 days back in 2013. Responses ranged from disbelieving to laudatory. “How did Beijing become one of China’s top cities for air quality?” asked the headline of The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based newspaper. … [Read more...] about The skies are blue again in Beijing as pollution crackdown takes effect, but are polluters just migrating?
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: alternative practices, alternative therapies, Ayurvedic medicine, healing arts, oil pulling, oral health, oral hygiene (Natural News) A systematic review on the health benefits of oil pulling adds more evidence to the growing pool of research that the ancient Ayurvedic practice is a safe and effective alternative for good oral hygiene. Nutritionists and medical professionals are noting that complementary and traditional practices work just as well – if not, a little bit better – than modern medicines while offering no side effects associated with synthetic and/or chemical treatments. Oil pulling is a traditional folk remedy practiced by Indian healers. It involves swishing oil (normally coconut or extra virgin olive oil) around the mouth for 20 minutes. The oil “pulls” harmful bacteria from the teeth and gums. Because it uses only natural ingredients, oil pulling does not harm teeth. Individuals who … [Read more...] about The effects of oil pulling, an ancient folk medicine practice, on oral health: A review
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: aerial vehicle, crops, drone, farming, farms, food supply, future of food production, future tech, hands-free crops, robotics (Natural News) Although they first became known for their use as seemingly toy-like novelty gadgets, drones have now found a niche as small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a bunch of random tasks. Most recently, a group of researchers from the U.K. have begun using drones to complement a new system of hands-free farming, and they are reporting that it has been a huge success. The researchers claim to have successfully grown the world’s first crop of barley without any humans stepping foot in the entire land area covered by the crop. They managed to do all the seeding, spraying, monitoring, and even harvesting with nothing but drones and robot tractors, which means that the entire process was done with fully-autonomous vehicles and machinery. Prior to starting this project, the researchers … [Read more...] about Human agriculture laborers soon OBSOLETE: U.K. researchers grow the world’s first crops using nothing but drones and robots
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Jessica Dolores Tags: cancer, Emotions, failures, Fear, healing, healthy habits positive thinking, Hope, hopeful, messages of hope, optimism, optimistic, success (Natural News) The saying that hope springs eternal is a paean to positive thinking. The idea that things will work out well, no matter how gloomy everything seems to be, has made champions out of losers; billionaires out of college dropouts. It’s the magic ingredient that kept Thomas Edison going until he finally invented the light bulb after 1,001 attempts to get things right. Walt Disney never lost hope in building his animation empire even if his editor at Kansas City Star fired him because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” The list could go on and on. Hope vs. fear Science itself came up with solid evidence on the power of hope to get things going, as opposed to instilling fear. Two Penn State studies on hope and self-efficacy – or the conviction … [Read more...] about Hope proves better than fear for inspiring better outcomes: Studies prove empowering people to change is good for their health
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: Arkansas, Clean Energy, goodclimate, green energy, Oklahoma, renewable energy, Walmart, Wind Catcher Energy Connection, wind energy, wind farm, wind power, wind turbine (Natural News) The largest wind farm in the United States is coming soon to Oklahoma, reported EcoWatch, now that the Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has reached an arrangement with Walmart and Arkansas state agencies to guarantee the project. The state’s famously-shaped and windy panhandle region will be hosting the Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. A huge wind farm with hundreds of individual wind turbines, the project was developed by Invenergy LLC and will be built by SWEPCO. “After a series of negotiation sessions with the [Arkansas Public Service Commission] General Staff, the Arkansas Attorney General, and other parties, SWEPCO agreed to provide a number of guarantees,” read the SWEPCO press release. Some … [Read more...] about Oklahoma will soon be home to the largest wind farm in America
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: Algorithm, Athletes, biomarkers, blood tests, diet, fitness, goodhealth, healthcare professionals, nutrients, nutrition, personalized nutrition, professional sports, sports nutrition (Natural News) From hobbyists to Olympic athletes to coaches, more and more members of the sports and fitness community are embracing personalized nutrition, reported a NutraIngredients article. Companies like Nestlé and Campbell’s Soup are investing millions of dollars into the rapidly-expanding sector. Olympians, professional sports players and coaches, Spartan racers, and serious amateur athletes are among the growing list of paying customers. “Athletic active individuals understand their body because they genuinely listen to it. They also have established explicit goals and internalized that you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” explained Rony Sellam, CEO of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Segterra. … [Read more...] about Personalized nutrition on the rise in the sports and fitness community
Courtesy of Justine Traver By Justine Traver as told to Danielle Page Mar 16, 2018 BEFORE: 190I wasn't overweight growing up. I would drink and eat whatever I wanted, and I never once thought about calorie intake. Exercising was something I had zero interest in.I was on the curvy side in college, but I never felt uncomfortable with my size. Then, a year after I graduated college, I moved from my hometown in upstate New York to New York City to be with a guy I was dating—and that's when I really started to gain weight. The relationship became toxic, and I started using food to cope.I started feeling noticeably worse. I was constantly tired, my back hurt, and simple things like getting off the couch became a struggle. I was overweight, extremely anxious, and depressed, and I had no idea how I was going to pull myself out of this hole I felt like I'd dug for myself.Then, after a particularly scary outburst from my ex, I left him. It was 2015, and I had gained around … [Read more...] about ‘I Ended My Toxic Relationship, Overhauled My Diet, And Lost 65 Pounds’