Bullet point health news

Bullet point health news presents different health issues in a concentrated form that enables readers to learn about and follow up on important factors that affect our health and well-being. * Mormon farmer focuses on hemp Farmer Trevor Hill, father of five and owner of Santa Cruz Hemp Company, is one of nine industrial hemp licensees in Oregon. […]

Vitally important missing issues among U.S. presidential candidates

Maybe the public hasn’t noticed, but there are vitally important missing issues among U.S. presidential candidates in their endless debates about war, more war and scandals about each other. The issues that should be discussed include: The Pacific Ocean, which is now nearly a dead zone with built-up garbage, and especially Fukushima spewing radiation into the air, […]

Essential Fatty Acid foods and supplements aid weight loss

In case you haven’t heard the big news, after 40 years of advocating cuts in fat intake the mainstream medical profession has done an about face. The vast majority of medical professionals now acknowledge that fat intake—admittedly the right kind of fat—is critical to losing weight and for maintaining a healthy weight. This shouldn’t come […]

Obesity horror stories

British firefighters are telling obesity horror stories that are becoming almost epidemic: Having to rescue obese patients or fire victims by literally cutting them free from their apartments or houses by using crowbars, electric saws, animal harnesses, shovels and lifting and hydraulic equipment to rescue horrendously obese individuals trapped inside their homes. Last year it took a seven-hour operation involving […]

No quick fix: weight loss the natural way

There is no quick fix for weight loss the natural way. It involves work and discipline. It involves doing your homework to find out what is causing the weight problems that affect many more modern populations, including children, than occurred a couple of decades ago. “Overweight and Undernourished” is a term much used by natural health […]

Vitamin C ‘as effective as exercise’ for supporting vascular health of overweight people

A new study has demonstrated that vitamin C may mimic some of the effects of exercise in overweight and obese individuals. The small study was conducted on 35 participants and focused on how vitamin C affects constriction of blood vessels. The protein endothelin-1 (ET-1) has a constricting action on small blood vessels. This activity is […]

Love those beneficial belly bugs!

Great advances have been made in understanding the important role of gut bacteria, probiotics and prebiotics in human health and disease prevention. A team of North American and European researchers have made several presentations discussing the current scientific evidence accumulated in this area between 2000 and 2010. The organizations involved were the American Gastroenterological Association, International Scientific […]

Standard American Diet (SAD) changing DNA

Our modern processed diets are leading to  poor immune function and increasing the risk of inflammatory conditions, paving the way for multiple current health conditions. These conditions include allergies, obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and auto-immune diseases. So says researchers at Yale University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. The urgent new […]

Vitamin E significantly improves liver function for fatty liver disease patients

Due to the drastic increase in global obesity, the prevalence of a related liver condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) is skyrocketing. Not surprisingly, experts are referring to the increased rates of NAFLD as one of the most important global public health issues of the 21st century. Fortunately there is hope. Though it […]

Obesity stalks the land, attacks military

A report released last week by a group of retired military leaders (Military.com), found that one in three young adults in the United States is too overweight to join the military. This sad fact is causing recruitment concerns at the Pentagon. Potential male recruits under the age of 27 must have a body-fat percentage below 26 percent, and females […]