NR supplementation shows an improvement of body composition in clinical trial

NR supplementation shows an improvement of body composition in clinical trial

The six-week trial, published on April 22 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that NR increased markers for skeletal muscle NAD+ metabolism, affected skeletal muscle metabolism, induced body composition change and raised the sleeping metabolic rate.

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

Press Release: The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Urges Physicians and Hospitals to Utilize IV Vitamin C to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Whole grains uniquely benefit your liver and lower risk of liver cancer, researchers find

Whole grains uniquely benefit your liver and lower risk of liver cancer, researchers find

Following a diet rich in whole grains and dietary fiber may lower your risk of liver cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Improve your balance with tai chi

Improve your balance with tai chi

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that tai chi is an effective practice to improve balance, reducing the risk of falls in at-risk and frail individuals.

Mystical Experiences in Psilocybin Trial Appear to Ease Alcohol Use, Cravings

Mystical Experiences in Psilocybin Trial Appear to Ease Alcohol Use, Cravings

SAN FRANCISCO—Alcohol use and cravings decreased in participants with higher scores on the Mystical Experience Questionnaire in a controlled study assessing psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol dependence, according to preliminary study results presented during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

With data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers looked at four age groups: children 5 to 11; adolescents 12 to 19; adults 20 to 64; and adults 65 and older.

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia, found that consuming extremely hot tea may be associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 50,045 men and women living in northeastern Iran.

Pan-Fried Fish With Fiery Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe

Pan-Fried Fish With Fiery Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe

In particular, fish and seafood dishes are popular because of the countries’ proximity to the Amazon River and the Caribbean Sea.1 If you want to try a South American-inspired dish, look no further than this Mouthwatering Pan-Fried Fish With Fiery Pico de Gallo Salsa recipe. Mouthwatering Pan-Fried Fish With Fiery Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe.

Cough Medicine Is Ineffective and May Be Dangerous

Cough Medicine Is Ineffective and May Be Dangerous

The American Academy of Pediatrics18 says cold and cough medicines should not be recommended, prescribed or used for respiratory illnesses in young children, as research demonstrates very little benefit and potentially serious side effects.

New study concludes the usefulness of caffeine in reducing the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease

New study concludes the usefulness of caffeine in reducing the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease

The results of this study suggest that caffeine is beneficial for people with chronic kidney disease and with more than 14 percent of Americans suffering from this disease and 89 percent consuming caffeine, this compound exhibits great potential in improving the lives of many patients.

Exercise More! CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations

Exercise More! CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations

CDC Doubles its Weekly Exercise Recommendations In a major update of its previous exercise guidelines, the CDC has released the second volume of its Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans publication and the takeaway is rather straightforward—we need to exercise much more.

Eating Organic Significantly Reduces Health Risks

Eating Organic Significantly Reduces Health Risks

From a population health point of view there are some real concerns." Advertisement New Lawsuit Focuses on Roundup's Effect on Gut Bacteria Even if you're not exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides via application (which is the case with most who claim glyphosate exposure caused their NHL), your health is still at risk, as most foods (processed foods in particular) are contaminated with this chemical, and more than 70 percent of Americans have detectable levels of glyphosate in their body.

How Potassium Can Help Your High Blood Pressure

How Potassium Can Help Your High Blood Pressure

Among them is balancing your potassium level, as this electrolyte has a significant effect on muscle contraction and arterial wall relaxation, but most Americans barely get half of the recommended daily allowance.

Weekly Health Quiz: Toothpaste, Protein and Sunburn

Weekly Health Quiz: Toothpaste, Protein and Sunburn

Vitamin A Astaxanthin Curcumin 2 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Children and the American Dental Association recommend children younger than 3 use the following amount of toothpaste when brushing their teeth: Enough to cover half the length of the toothbrush A rice-grain sized amount The CDC and ADA recommend using no more than a pea-sized amount for children between the ages of 3 and 6.

Nearly Half of American Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease

Nearly Half of American Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease

Research has shown that eliminating high blood pressure could have a larger impact on CVD deaths than the elimination of all other risk factors among women and all except smoking among men." Cholesterol Is Not a Culprit in CVD While I agree with four of the AHA's suggestions, high cholesterol has been repeatedly found to not be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and higher cholesterol may actually be healthier than lower levels .

Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams

The plight of rural residents dependent on groundwater without city water options was recently covered by the Wall Street Journal, which reported that 6 "One in seven Americans drinks from private wells, which are being polluted by contaminants from manure and fertilizer." Groundwater Contamination Rising Across America The high levels of productivity in America's food system supply has taken a significant toll on the environment.

Just a Little Less Sitting Can Extend Your Life

Just a Little Less Sitting Can Extend Your Life

The study, which took place at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, found that replacing 30 minutes of sitting with even very light activity is associated with an increase in lifespan.1 These results are based on information collected on 7,999 American men and women, all of whom were over the age of 45.

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

“As more Americans discover the risks involved with opioid medication, natural medicine is quickly becoming a first line of treatment.” Other major organizations that have advocated for complementary and alternative medicine as a potential solution to the addictive pharmaceuticals crisis include the American College of Physicians; the Journal of the American Medical Association; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the National Institutes of Health; and others, reported NUHS.

Stroke Survivors’ Unhealthy Choices

Stroke Survivors’ Unhealthy Choices

The researchers used seven criteria outlined by the American Heart Association to reduce the risk of stroke: not smoking; exercising regularly; sustaining a normal weight; managing blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; and consuming a nutritious diet based on fruits, vegetables, and lean sources of protein.

7 Scientifically Backed Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin

7 Scientifically Backed Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin

2. Ward OffCancer In addition to boosting your body’s energy levels and immunity, multivitamins may be particularly useful in the quest to ward off the “Big C.” According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association , taking a daily multivitamin may be a powerful method to reduce your cancer risk.

Top 5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Top 5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

Definition of Vitamin D Deficiency According to research 1 published in June, 2018, an estimated 40 percent of Americans are profoundly vitamin D deficient, defined as having a serum (blood) level of vitamin D below 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L).

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

The absence of grocery stores is, in turn, a direct result of a history of racial discrimination by banks that have been less likely to lend to African American entrepreneurs and by supermarket chains that have tended to bypass black neighborhoods." How a near-total diet of ultra-processed food affects health and longevity can be seen in the city's mortality statistics.

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

The initial decline in 2015 was primarily attributed to a rise in several categories of preventable deaths,8 including opioid overdoses, highlighting the failure of the American health care system to properly address the root causes of chronic disease and rein in the burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic.

Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Creating a Shingles Epidemic?

Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Creating a Shingles Epidemic?

As noted by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), "Today, after chickenpox vaccine has been widely used by children … and has interrupted natural circulation of the varicella zoster virus in the U.S. population, experts believe that half of Americans reaching 85 years of age will experience shingles at some point in their lifetime."3

Crock-Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Crock-Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

According to Purdue University’s Avian Sciences Club, Americans consume roughly 8 billion chickens annually.1 This isn’t surprising at all, given that chicken is a versatile entree that pairs well with various ingredients, and can be cooked in different ways.

Evidence-Based Homeopathic Family Medicine

Evidence-Based Homeopathic Family Medicine

A 2012 study published in the journal Langmuir, published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), tested six homeopathic medicines — gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc and platinum — at three different dilutions:

Consumer Reports takes wide, mostly critical view of 'natural cures'

Consumer Reports takes wide, mostly critical view of 'natural cures'

·       The writers point to American Health Association research finding that omega-3s “might” help people with a history of heart disease, but also state that “there wasn’t enough evidence to show whether they improved cardiac health in people without existing heart problems.” No mention is made of the fact that upwards of 80 percent of American’s don’t eat the AHA-recommended two servings a week of fish, a primary omega-3 source.

Animal Waste From Factory Farms Poses Risk to Public Health

Animal Waste From Factory Farms Poses Risk to Public Health

A recent report25 published by the Environmental Integrity Project found that 3 in 4 American meat processing plants that discharge nitrogen waste into local waterways have violated the pollution limits of their federal Clean Water Act permits at least once between January 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018.

Taking Care of Your Heart May Help You Avoid Dementia

Taking Care of Your Heart May Help You Avoid Dementia

The study, which was conducted at the University of Bordeaux in France, found that following a list of crucial, behavior-related risk factors for heart disease may slash the risk of developing dementia as well.1 The results are based on an investigation that included 6,626 French men and women 65 and older, putting the categories of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 to work for brain protection rather than a focus on the heart.

Study: Half of Americans Trying to Lose Weight

Study: Half of Americans Trying to Lose Weight

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 2013 through 2016, found that 49.1 percent of Americans aged 20 and older had tried to lose weight in the last 12 months.

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