Astonishing Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are an amazing berry and should be considered a super food. Research presented in just the last year alone on what this little fruit offers is astonishing. The benefits that cranberries offer are far more than previously understood. No longer should cranberries be only relegated to urinary tract infection (UTI) support, a garnish dish at the Thanksgiving dinner table or the high sugar cocktail juice that your grandmother drinks. Amazing health benefits are wrapped up in this little berry.

Cranberry, Candida and Biofilms

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Is Genetically Modified Baker’s Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

Is Genetically Modified Baker's Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

The current contentious GMO debate focuses on the health impacts of foods that have been genetically engineered on purpose for taste/texture, resistance to pests/disease, and other qualities.

It appears, however, that the food supply may already be contaminated by accident with genetically modified microorganisms designed for other purposes. And these “inadvertent” GMOs are associated with a host of metabolic diseases that directly tie to widespread health woes, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory gut and immune/autoimmune problems.

Non-Food Commercial Uses of GM Baker’s Yeast

Genetically modified Baker’s yeast, also known by its scientific name Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is used in numerous commercial applications (and this New York Times article suggests that many new developments in the flavor and fragrance arena are underway). Drug companies use GM Baker’s yeast to make the peptide hormone insulin and other drugs.

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GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.

Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause mortality, in addition to significantly increasing their risk for diabetes-related complications and cancer. Insulin monotherapy resulted in:

  • 2.0 times more myocardial infarctions.
  • 1.7 time more major adverse cardiac events
  • 1.4 time more strokes
  • 3.5 times more renal complications
  • 2.1 time more neuropathy
  • 1.2 times more eye complications
  • 1.4 times more cancer
  • 2.2 times more deaths (more…)

5 Health Problems Linked with Low-Level Pesticide Exposure

Pesticides

Though pesticides are dangerous at high levels, recent studies have also suggested they may cause health problems at low levels of exposure, as well.
For years, we’ve been assured that the small amount of pesticides we ingest from foods won’t harm our health, but recent research is casting doubt on that theory.

It’s true that high levels of exposure are more dangerous, and have been linked with cancer, memory loss, and Parkinson’s disease. But small amounts, such as those that many of us are exposed to on a daily basis, may also increase risk of health problems over time.

Here’s a glimpse at what the science has found, along with steps you can take to protect your family. (more…)

The Link Between Vaccines And Type-1 Diabetes

Every hour, three children in the United States are diagnosed with type-1 diabetes (1). Type-1 diabetes’ incidence was very low in the first half of the twentieth century. However, became more prevalent, especially in young children, during the second half of the twentieth century and really began to surge during the past twenty years (1). Researchers also see a trend in the increased prevalence of other autoimmune disorders. Not only are certain autoimmune disorders increasingly common, but the autoimmune diseases, as a class, seem to be on the rise (2).

Since mass-vaccinating began, we’ve seen much higher numbers of autoimmune diseases in younger children, because–as the research shows–the adjuvants found in vaccines can overcome genetic resistance and cause the immune system to turn against itself. Let us take a closer look how vaccines can cause type-1 diabetes in your child. (more…)

9 Reasons You May Want to Indulge in a Little Dark Chocolate Today

Chocolate

Studies show that a little dark chocolate each day can provide a number of important health benefits.
Have you been avoiding chocolate lately because of a desire to eat a healthy diet, or because you’re trying to shed a few pounds?

There’s no doubt some forms of chocolate are high in calories, but if you choose carefully, you can indulge in that sweet taste and enjoy a number of health benefits, as well.

9 Reasons to Snack on a Little Chocolate

Over the last several years, scientists have discovered that dark chocolate containing at least 60 percent cocoa solids has health promoting antioxidants that may be good for us in many ways. Here’s a glance at the research so far. (more…)

Can Cinnamon Improve Fertility?

About 11% of women in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to full term in the 15-24 year age group.1 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is commonly the cause.

PCOS is a hormonal condition in which women produce excessive amounts of androgens. The ovaries may grow cysts, which can lead to hormone imbalances and difficulties with ovulation.

Symptoms of PCOS may include menstrual irregularities, weight gain, male pattern baldness, and acne.
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Ginseng is a Powerful Herb for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

http://www.diningwithoutlaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ginseng.jpgLooking for a natural weight loss aid?  If so, recent research says ginseng is the herb for you. Ginseng has long been one of the foundations of Chinese medicine, and is probably the world’s best known herb. Its botanical name, panax, means “all curing” in Greek. This 5000 year old healer has traditionally been used as a restorative tonic to increase energy, stamina, and well being. Now Western scientists are documenting its effect in weight loss and diabetes control.

Researchers document the weight loss benefits of ginseng (more…)

Inflammation and Obesity Linked with Lower Probiotic Diversity

Inflammation and Obesity Linked with Lower Probiotic Diversity

Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? New research has discovered the answer relates to the diversity of our gut’s probiotic bacteria.

 

New human clinical research from France has found that the more genetic diversity our gut bacteria have, the lower our tendency for inflammation, obesity and metabolic dysfunction. (more…)

Broccoli-Based Medicine Against Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Allergies and Cardiovascular Protection

Broccoli contains a very powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial called sulforaphane. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables and abundant in broccoli. A daily dose of broccoli might prevent dozens of diseases before they even have a chance to start.

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Ulcers

In one study at Johns Hopkins, researchers and an international team of scientists showed that eating a daily dose of broccoli sprouts reduced by more than 40 percent the level of HpSA, a highly specific measure of the presence of components of H. pylori shed into the stool of infected people. There was no HpSA level change in control subjects who ate alfalfa sprouts. (more…)