Susan Patterson

Susan Patterson

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Scurvy, Depression, Slow Healing – Over 7 Signs You’re Vitamin C Deficient

The body gives several warning signs when vitamin C deficiency has reached dangerous levels. Paying attention to these sings could save your life. Here are over 7 signs of a vitamin C deficiency.

Black Tea Consumption Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

Results of a recent study indicate that the incidence of type 2 diabetes is lower in places where a great deal of black tea is consumed.

Fish Oil Found to Boost Female Libido

Researchers have found that women who are experiencing a low sex drive may find the solution in omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oil.

Obese Mothers Found to Transfer Insufficient Vitamin D Levels to Offspring

The vitamin D and weight loss connection has been found before, but even newer research is drawing a link. According to a new study, obese mothers are passing along extremely low levels of vitamin D to their unborn child. It is possible that vitamin D becomes trapped inside the fat tissue so that there is less available to circulate through the body.

Parasite Found in Kitty Litter may Cause Mental Illness

According to new research out of Sweden, a very common cat litter parasite, known as Toxoplasma gondii, may contribute to mental illness. Between 30-50% of the world population is infected with Toxoplasmosis, caused by exposure to the parasite in question.

Researchers Link Secondhand Smoke with Increased Dementia Risk

A joint international study between researchers in the UK, USA, and China suggests that second-hand smoke could increase the risk of severe dementia. Previous studies have found that environmental smoke can cause lung cancer and coronary heart disease in non smokers, however, this is the first study to show a strong link between passive smoke and syndromes of dementia and cognitive decline.

Blueberries, Strawberries Cut Heart Attack Risk by 1/3

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia found that women could cut their risk of heart attack by almost one-third simply by eating blueberries or strawberries three times per week. Both these berries are loaded with dietary anthocyanins and powerful dietary flavonoids that help keep plaque off of arteries and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

Loneliness Similar to Chronic Stress, Leads to Health Complications

A new study has found that people who are socially isolated have elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and more inflammation proteins in their body as a result of the stress of being alone.

Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth.

Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly

One study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reminds us of how eating slowly can be an extremely simple weight-loss solution.

Improve Immune Function and Blood Sugar Regulation with Zinc

According to study, zinc can counteract the negative effects of diabetes mellitus by improving glycemic control in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Lack of Sleep Shown to Lower Man’s Sex Drive

Lack of adequate sleep causes a number of serious complications including what some studies have noted as poor sex drive in men.

Early Puberty in Girls Linked to BPA, Dangerous Chemicals

Did you know that 3 chemical classes – phthalates, phytoestrogens and phenols – which includes the well-known bisphenol-A, hastens puberty in girls?

Olive Oil Could Help Fight Breast Cancer Naturally

Prized for its culinary and medicinal uses, olive oil is the center of much health research – the oil has even been shown to fight breast cancer naturally.

Popular Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Wheezing in Children

BPA has been linked to numerous health issues. Researchers have even found that early exposure to BPA while pregnant may lead to wheezing in children.

Vitamin E Protects the Lungs from Deadly Diseases Like COPD

There are things one can do to to protect against COPD. One study found that vitamin E may serve as a protectant for the lungs, preventing against COPD.

Sleep is Essential for Academic Success

Sleep is very important, especially for young children who are in school. Adequate sleep is essential for a child’s academic success and overall health.