Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.

Mothers Who Take Probiotics Have Healthier Babies

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) recently conducted a study on the effects of probiotic supplementation during pregnancy. The team found that mothers who drank probiotic-supplemented milk during their pregnancies cut their children’s risk of developing eczema by 40 percent, compared to women not taking probiotics. The study is part of…

Fishy Treatment for Eye Disease

  People who eat fatty fish at least once a week are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that gradually causes vision impairment and blindness in senior adults. This is the finding of a study that recently appeared in Ophthamology and adds to the growing list of health benefits to be gained…

Being Overweight Affects Brain Function

A recent report published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that overweight people tend to have poor memories compared to people of  healthy weight. Based on the memory test used in the study, every added point a person gained on the body mass index (BMI) led to a one-point drop on the memory test,…

Cranberry Juice Fights Infection at Molecular Level

Important research published in  Molecular Nutrition and Food Research has identified how cranberry juice works at the molecular level to fight virulent E. coli infections in the urinary tract. The team of researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts that conducted the study found that cranberry juice literally stops E. coli cells from attaching…

Ending Our Phytonutrient Deficiency

Most people probably already know that a diet rich in assorted fruits and vegetables is vital to maintain health and prevent disease. Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of colors and flavors that benefit health in different and unique ways, and they also contain a diverse array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. But…

Why People Yawn

  Wondering why people yawn? Contrary to popular belief, yawning is not necessarily an indicator of boredom, restlessness, disinterest or even sleepiness. Yawning is actually an important function of the body that helps the brain both to function better and to maintain an appropriate body temperature. According to researchers from New York University in Binghamton,…

Irradiating Food Linked to Neurological Disease

Irradiating food in the name of food safety is dangerous, according to a recent study published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M). The research revealed a link between irradiated food and severe neurological disorders such as paralysis, movement disabilities, vision problems, cognitive degeneration, intense pain, loss of feeling, and even death. Consumption of irradiated food…

Cause of Obesity Epidemic Identified

Early Americana is remembered in part for its legacy of homesteading and family farming where families grew their own fruits and vegetables, raised their own animals for food, and traded their goods locally with neighbors. Today’s American landscape has changed dramatically; a mere 1-2 percent of all consumed food is locally grown today, and over…