Fermented Milk Boosts Skin Health

Milk that has been fermented using a probiotic dairy starter may benefit the skin of young healthy women.

There has been much interest in the potential for using probiotic bacteria for treating skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, however few studies have investigated their effect upon healthy skin. Hiromi Kimoto-Nira, PhD, of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS) in Japan, and colleagues  conducted a randomized double-blind trial to evaluate the effects of fermented milk produced using Lactococcus lactis strain H61 as a starter bacterium (H61-fermented milk) on the general health and various skin properties of young women. Twenty-three healthy young women aged 19-21years received either H61-fermented milk or conventional yogurt for 4-weeks. Blood samples were taken before and at the end of the 4-week period, and skin hydration (inner forearms and cheek) and melanin content, elasticity, and sebum content (cheek only) were measured. Results showed that skin hydration was higher in both groups, and sebum content in the cheek rose significantly in the H61-fermented milk group, but not in the conventional yogurt group. The authors concluded: “As skin lipids contribute to maintaining the skin barrier, H61-fermented milk would provide beneficial effects on skin for young women.”

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Kimoto-Nira H, Nagakura Y, Kodama C, Shimizu T, Okuta M, Sasaki K, Koikawa N, Sakuraba K, Suzuki C, Suzuki Y. Effects of ingesting milk fermented by Lactococcus lactis H61 on skin health in young women: a randomized double-blind study. J Dairy Sci. 2014;97:5898-903.

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/fermented-milk-boosts-skin-health/

Pineapples Halt Harmful Gut Bacteria

Enzymes found in roots and stems of pineapples show promise in the war against superbugs.

Scientists working to find new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs have discovered a possibility in the stems and roots of pineapples. A group of three enzymes known as bromelain were initially discovered in the 1930s, but the uncovering of their antibiotic qualities happened only a few decades ago, with Australian scientists now using the enzymes to cure diarrhea in piglets. According to Rob Pike, a biochemist from LaTrobe University located in Melbourne, Australia, since pigs and humans are anatomically and physiologically similar in several ways, the enzyme has the potential to provide an alternative treatment for people. While antibiotics target bacteria, bromelain works with the cells in the gut by making it difficult for the bacteria to stick to the cells. The chance of the bacteria evolving and becoming resistant is also limited by the three enzymes targeting gut cells. Scientists hope this will be the case in humans, so diarrhea will not occur.

It is crucial to find alternative treatments for superbugs, because they are predicted to kill about 10 million people a year by 2050; more than the number of people killed by cancer. Scientists hope the new enzymes from pineapple can be used as another weapon to fight bacteria, as many antibiotics do not work as well as they used to. “The momentum to develop alternatives to antibiotics is there now because people believe antibiotics are on the way out and we need something to replace them.”

Professor Pike and his colleague Lakshmi Wijeyewickrema is presently developing the alternative treatment to antibiotics along with Anatara Life Science, which also conducted the animal trials.

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http://www.parentherald.com/articles/51398/20160627/pineapples-stop-harmful-bacteria-gut.htm

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/pineapples-to-play-key-role-in-global-superbug-battle-20160622-gpp1q6.html

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/pineapples-halt-harmful-gut-bacteria-superbug/

 

Stop Using Canola Oil Immediately!

Stop Using Canola Oil Immediately - Dr.Axe

It’s my hope that you’ll never use canola oil again! Why? Because of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms, see below) and the harmful side effects from the processing of this oil.

You know that olive oil comes from olives, and that sesame seed oil comes from sesame seeds. It would make sense that canola oil comes from canola seeds, right? Well, there’s actually no such thing.

It’s important to know the facts about Canola oil. A genetically modified product, canola oil is a Canadian invention that is backed by their government, cheap to manufacture, and many processed or packaged foods contain it.

Canola oil was first created in the early 1970s as a natural oil, but in 1995, Monsanto created a genetically modified version of canola oil. As of 2005, 87 percent of canola grown in the U.S. was genetically modified and by 2009, 90 percent of the Canadian crop was genetically engineered.

What is Canola Oil Made From?

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The Magical Medicinal Properties Of Cayenne Pepper For Cancer, Digestion, Heart Disease & More

What if there was a common household spice that could rebuild the gut wall to improve digestion, destroy cancer cells, stop a heart attack in its tracks and was useful for weight loss? I’m assuming you’d want to know more about it, right?

The hot fruit of the cayenne plant (“capsicum redannuum”) has been used as a superb culinary spice for centuries and may be the most valuable medicinal herb in the entire plant kingdom for many of the reasons mentioned above !

High in vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium, studies have shown that cayenne can rebuild the tissue in the stomach and the peristaltic action in the intestines. Moreover, cayenne acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs and alternative cancer treatments.

Have you ever gone after the chips and salsa with gusto and then felt flushed while your nose started to run a little bit? Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. If you’ve ever eaten a fresh hot pepper, you know it clears the sinuses and causes sweating.

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Statin Scam and the Cholesterol Myth: Know the Truth

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by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Statin drugs that reduce cholesterol in the body are much more harmful than beneficial, even though they do lower cholesterol readings. There is much clinical evidence that lowering cholesterol is not only unnecessary, but it is seriously damaging to overall health.

This is worth repeating even as much as Health Impact News has covered cholesterol and statin issues in the past. Many others, even alternative health sites and practitioners, still continue to perpetuate the cholesterol myth that promotes the scam of dangerous and highly profitable statin drugs.

The High Cholesterol Heart Disease Scare is False

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