Mangoes Join the Clean 15

The delicious, succulent mango has less pesticides involved in its production than many other fruits and vegetables, and it now has a proud place on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Clean 15, the list of conventionally grown produce that is safe to eat.  Fewer than 10 percent of mangoes, pineapples, and avocados they tested showed detectable pesticide residue, and…

Two Apples A Day Keep the Cardiologist Away

Instead of candy and salty snacks, try giving yourself and your kids treats of the luscious miracle fruits like tangerines, blueberries, and especially apples. Apples have recently become this season’s star celebrity in healthy eating thanks to recent research. The unassuming apple hasn’t generated this much notoriety since Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden…

Pesticides Linked to ADHD

Exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides before birth may be responsible for the increased susceptibility to attention disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  This is the conclusion of new research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective.   These findings add strength to previous research that showed pesticides contributing to ADHD. Exposure to OP compounds may disrupt DNA replication and the growth of nerve…

Cancer Fighting Mechanism of Garlic Revealed

The more garlic people consume, the lower their chances of having cancer, according to researchers at Ohio State University who have designed a urine test that can simultaneously measure both the amount of garlic consumption and the extent of potential carcinogens in the body. The research is all about body processes associated with nitrogen-containing compounds and the reaction…

Teens Suffering Mystery Hearing Loss

U.S. teens show a 31 percent increase in partial hearing loss since last studied 12 years ago.  This was the finding of new research reported in the August 18, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Of the 1,771 teens participating in the study, 1 in 5 now shows partial hearing loss as compared…

High Fructose Corn Syrup Behind Childhood Obesity

High levels of fructose from the high-fructose corn syrup found in bottled drinks, candy and many processed foods may cause specific fat cells in children to multiply quicker.  This may play a key role in childhood obesity and even Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. High levels of fructose have come under fire often for affecting the…

Fish Oil Prevents Psychosis

Those at risk of developing psychosis appear less likely to actually develop a psychotic disorders after taking fish oil, according to a report in the February 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association Archives journals. Omega-3 fatty acids are a promising intervention in persons with schizophrenia, who…

How To End High Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol is a frequent topic in health discussions, and some of these discussions make it seem that if we remove all traces of cholesterol, we would be better off.  Apparently, there is some misunderstanding.  So what is cholesterol and how can we get it right? Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and…