Category : Health Studies

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Evidence Shows This Common Beverage Can Help Fight Cancer

What you may or may not know is what you drink can have a pretty significant affect on your health.

What researchers have found is there’s a particular drink, an ancient beverage, that’s quite adept at helping improve health in a really big way.

The beverage in question is green tea.

The reason green tea is receiving so much love from researchers is because of a group of flavonoids called catechins.

In particular is the catechin known as Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is an antioxidant, and as you know antioxidants have the extraordinary power to fight free radicals and resist cancer.

Now in terms of antioxidant power it’s believed that EGCG is anywhere from 25 to 100 times more powerful than other antioxidants like Vitamins C and E.

And what makes green tea so special is it has some of the highest concentrations of EGCG in the world.

Which makes green tea of one of the most potent natural cancer fighters known to man.

Dr. Mercola writes:

In a study examining the effects of green tea or green tea components on the prevention and progression of ovarian cancer cells, scientists found “significant associations” between green tea consumption and decreased incidences of ovarian cancer, as well as more positive prognoses due to green tea’s potential to generate the effects of cisplatin, a chemotherapeutic agent.1 Another study reported its potential to protect against breast cancer.2

Scientists reported that the known chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties in green tea was prompting further investigation, due to the evidence of possible preventive biological effects of tea polyphenols on human cancer cells.3

One interesting study showed a notable link between green tea consumption and an improvement in bladder dysfunction due to hormone deficiency in post-menopausal women.4 The research attributed this to the catechin content, with its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

And the truth is there’s quite more evidence to show how good green-tea is for fighting cancer.

For instance one study was able to show that women who drank green tea on a regular basis were up to 22% less likely to develop the most common cancer known to women, breast cancer.

And another study indicated when men drank green tea they had a 48% reduction in the likelihood they would develop the most prevalent  mens’ cancer, prostate cancer. That’s a remarkable reduction of nearly half.

More astonishing? In a study of 69,710 Chinese it was shown that green tea consumption has helped to reduce colo-rectal cancers by as much a 57%!

These numbers are nothing to sneeze at.

And more amazing is how EGCG doesn’t just stop there.

In fact the antioxidants is believed to help with:

  • Weight loss
  • Brain function improvement
  • Cardiovascular disease reduction
  • Impeding the development of Type-II diabetes

And much more.

The few caveats to green tea consumption is it should always be consumed separate from added sugar. And, the higher quality the better, as lower quality green tea has high e=levels of dangerous fluoride.

If you are going to add green tea to your diet one of the first things you should do is make sure you have a healthy gut.

A healthy gut allows you to experience the best of health, as well as extract the nutrients from green tea.

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The Hidden and Deadly Dangers of America’s Most Common Pain Killer

Odds are you have some of this in a medicine cabinet at this very moment.

And whether you realize it or not, every dose you take, or hand out to loved ones, could be potentially life threatening.

The drug in question is acetaminophen.

You might know it by its brand name of Tylenol.

Whatever you call it, this drug is one of the most problematic in the world. Mainly because of its pervasiveness as well as the wealth of misinformation surrounding it.

The reason acetaminophen is so dangerous is because it can quickly cause liver failure. Even small amounts are enough to cause immense amounts of harm.

PBS notes:

“Taken over several days, as little as 25 percent above the maximum daily dose – or just two additional extra strength pills a day – has been reported to cause liver damage, according to the [Food and Drug Administration]. Taken all at once, a little less than four times the maximum daily dose can cause death…

Warnings on liver damage were added to the drug’s label in 2009 by the FDA, 32 years after an expert panel convened by the agency advised it was ‘obligatory’ to do so. The recommendation was a part of a broader safety review of acetaminophen, which the report says has not yet been completed.”

 

A large number of the people who die from liver failure as a result of acetaminophen poisoning do so in what’s known as a “staged overdose.”

Staged overdoses are often more deadly than a single time overdose because the consumer has used acetaminophen for so long that it has virtually destroyed the livers ability to function any longer.

That’s why part of the problem is balanced on the shoulders of the consumer.

Here’s how a staged overdose happens.

Many consumers will take more than one acetaminophen containing drug at a time, despite the significant danger.

Frequently they’ll be taking one medication for one ailment, and another for a different ailment.

Over time the use of the drug will have adverse effects on the liver as the organ is subjected to a constant overload of acetaminophen which will eventually cause severe liver damage.

And that damage can eventually result in death.

Despite the FDA’s knowledge of the harm associated with acetaminophen, very little has been done to help keep people safe from this drug.

A recent recommendation was made to have all manufacturer’s to reduce the amount contained in “extra-strength” to 325mg, down from 500 mg.

It’s not mandatory and less than 50% of manufacturer’s have complied.

The real responsibility lies on health practitioners to inform their patients of the dangers associated with acetaminophen.

And many have.

They have stressed that people should begin to shy away from using acetaminophen for every ache and pain. And many have told their patients matter of factly if they would change their diet and their lifestyle, they wouldn’t need to worry about the aches and pains they always deal with anyways.

If that sounds like something you could benefit from the link below might be of some use to you.

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Buyer Beware! Supplements from Well-Known Stores Found to be Fake!

Copyright_elenathewise_123RFStockPhotoThe New York Attorney General has sent “cease-and-desist” letters to GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart, demanding that they remove certain herbal supplements from NY stores. The letters cite independent tests that showed the supplements do not contain the plant materials that are listed on their labels.

According to the tests, only 21% of the tested material contained DNA from plants matching the labels. The products contained, instead, worthless or potentially harmful contaminants, such as rice powder and house plant DNA.

The AG hired Dr. James A. Schulte II of Clarkson University, an expert in DNA barcoding, to examine the contents of herbal supplements labeled as Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto, and Valerian Root.

According to the AG press release, the tests confirmed their suspicions:

“The DNA test results seem to confirm long-standing questions about the herbal supplement industry. Mislabeling, contamination, and false advertising are illegal. They also pose unacceptable risks to New York families—especially those with allergies to hidden ingredients.”

Of all the tests, only 21% confirmed DNA barcodes from the plants on the labels. Plants that were not on the labels were found in 35% of the products tested and a significant number showed no plant matter of any kind. Some of the filler and contaminants identified were rice, beans, pine, citrus, asparagus, primrose, wheat, wild carrot, and various houseplants.

Consumers in the U.S. spend an estimated $61 billion dollars on dietary supplements annually.

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How Does Your Diet Rank? Best and Worst of 2015

Copyright_lightkeeper_123RFStockPhotoU.S. News and World Report has ranked 34 of the most popular diets with help from experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes, and heart disease.

The report urges readers to choose the best diet for themselves based on their own weight goals, their ability to follow diets in the past, budget, personality, and interest in exercise, but the information in this list can help you find the best diet for each.

The experts ranked each diet on a scale from 1-5 in 7 areas:

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How Did You Sleep Last Night? Poor Sleep Linked to Dementia

Copyright: garyphoto / 123RF Stock PhotoTwo new studies now link poor sleep to changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The first study comes from Uppsala University. Results from the study that followed patients for 40 years have finally just been released.

They report that elderly men who, late in life, begin to have difficulty sleeping are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men who do not say they have trouble sleeping.

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Diabetes? Make Sure You Drink the Right Tea!

Copyright: volff / 123RF Stock PhotoA recent analysis of several studies that documented both tea consumption and the incidence of Type 2 diabetes in European countries has found good news. There appears to be an “inverse correlation” between the amount of tea people drink and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

In other words, countries that consume more tea see fewer people developing adult diabetes.

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You Know Yoga’s Good, But Did You Know This? (New Study)

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If you’ve ever tried yoga, you know that the gentle movements and meditative breathing can be surprisingly energizing, but you probably still feel you need to walk briskly or bike or swim, to get your heart rate up. A recently released analysis of 37 randomized controlled trials says you may not need to after all.

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Science Says Fasting May Keep You Young

Copyright: daizuoxin-123RF Stock PhotoA new study from University of Southern California reports findings that periodic fasting may be able to trigger “stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system.”

Fasting for periods of two to four days at a time over the course of six months was shown to lower white blood cell counts in both mice and humans, and, in the mice, it seemed to have “flipped a regenerative switch.”

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Simple Test May Help You Prevent Stroke

Copyright: -bunyos-123RF Stock PhotoStroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted: either by being blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.

A stroke is a medical emergency, but a new study may have found a way to help prevent stroke by identifying those at risk before they show any symptoms.

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Is Your “Weird” Sleep Normal? History Says Yes.

public domain - Teodoro S GruhlAccording to the National Institute of Health, sufficient sleep is required to keep your brain working well and to protect your physical health. It’s when you are asleep that the brain is forming new pathways to help you learn and remember. It’s also when your body is most involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Chronic sleep deficiency is tied to heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. It even increases the likelihood that you will become obese.

We’ve long known that between 7 and 8 hours of sleep seems to be ideal. Most of us assume that means we need about 8 uninterrupted hours if we’re going to feel our best, but at least one researcher is saying we may be wrong.

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