Study: Boosting selenium intake can help reduce osteoporosis risk

(Natural News) Researchers from China have found that increased selenium intake may reduce a person’s risk for osteoporosis. In their report, experts from Central South University in Changsha recruited over 6,200 participants and measured the bone mineral density in the middle phalanges of the second to fourth fingers of their non-dominant hand. The team then assessed the…

Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

(Natural News) Having a well as a primary or additional source of water on a homestead is important whether you’re a prepper or not. This is because natural disasters may cut off water supplies for days or even weeks. Thus, having a well helps you to become self-sufficient when it comes to your water supply….

The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

(Natural News) Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor…

Soda consumption linked to accelerated aging and increased mortality risk

(Natural News) A recent study by researcher from the University of California, San Francisco says that drinking soda can increase the risk of all-cause mortality and accelerate aging. The findings build on mounting evidence of the adverse effects drinking soda and other sugary beverages have on the body, which include obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, non-alcoholic…

About 50% of lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets contains a dangerous parasite that may cause brain damage

(Natural News) A recent study concluded that lamb mince sold in Australian supermarkets might be contaminated with parasites. In the report, researchers from Flinders University tested lamb meat sold in supermarkets three times a week for six months. After testing, they found that 34 out of 79 samples were contaminated by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is…

Giant tortoises can remember their training even after 10 years – study

(Natural News) Scientists discovered that giant tortoises can remember skills that they learned a decade ago, exceeding their reputation as animals lacking in speed and cognitive ability. In their report, a research team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology studied Galapagos and Seychelles tortoises at zoos in Vienna and Zurich for nine years. For their experiment, they trained…

Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

(Natural News) Chocolate comes in many forms: dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate – even milk chocolate. But if you’re looking for the healthiest chocolate among the bunch, look no further than dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made up of around 50 to 90 percent cocoa solids and no milk solids. This gives dark chocolate the advantage…

Astronomers develop new method to detect mysterious radio bursts from billions of light years away using AI

(Natural News) A doctorate student from Australia developed an automated system to detect fast radio bursts (FRBs), or mysterious and powerful flashes from outer space. In his report, Wael Farah from the Swinburne Institute of Technology discussed how he built the UTMOST FRB search program, an automated system for capturing FRBs using artificial intelligence (AI) at the Molonglo…