More industrial pollution threatens Native Americans’ sacred land: Mohawk community fights for their home, history

(Natural News) For years now, Akwesasne Mohawks have been fighting to preserve their heritage, facing state and federal governments and the scientific industrial complex amid a crippling environmental degradation issue that threatens to endanger the very nature of their existence. The entire area where the Akwesasne Mohawks live, which is called the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve,…

Take the stairs to balance your hormones, lower blood pressure – no fancy machines or gym memberships required, according to study

(Natural News) A study titled “The effects of stair climbing on arterial stiffness, blood pressure, and leg strength in postmenopausal women with stage 2 hypertension” that was published in a recent issue of the journal Menopause revealed that simply using the stairs could help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, such as high blood pressure and leg muscle weakness….

Signs of smartphone addiction and tips for a “screen detox”

(Natural News) Americans look at their phones 80 times a day on average, which is equivalent to one look very 12 minutes, according to a study by technology insurance provider Asurion released in November 2017. This type of research has caused an increasing amount of concern regarding the issue of smartphone addiction. Smartphones have been…

High blood pressure greatly increases risk of dementia among women in their forties, new study finds

(Natural News) A new study which was published in Neurology – the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology – revealed that women with high blood pressure in their forties have a 73 percent higher risk of dementia. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California followed the lives of 7,238 people from 1964 to 1973 and had their blood pressure monitored…

Prevent negative effects of high-fat diet with inulin: The fermented fiber found to restore gut microbiota, reduce risk of metabolic disease

(Natural News) Research made by American scientists has revealed that a “previously unappreciated” method which may provide the answers as to why eating dietary fiber, particularly fermentable inulin, hinders the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet. Metabolic syndrome is the term associated with a host of related conditions which include increased blood sugar levels,…

Don’t judge a berry by the color of its skin: Conventional production methods may result in firmer, bluer berries but organic methods retain the most nutrients

(Natural News) A study was recently conducted to find out the effect of different production and conservation factors on some properties of blueberries. Among the production factors that were considered in the experiment were cultivar (or a plant variety that has been cultivated via selective breeding, such as duke, bluecrop, and ozark blue) and modes…

Natural soil amendments: Wood ash and crushed rock effectively increase nitrogen bioavailability in soil, acting as a non-chemical fertilizer

(Natural News) In a recent experiment, scientists analyzed whether adding wood ash or crushed rock to a low-fertility soil, as compared with an unamended control, will result in a fertilizer effect. The results showed that the wood ash created the highest accumulated clover biomass over two cuts, followed by the crushed rock. The circular economy…