Lower Type 2 diabetes risk by following a plant-based diet and eating less meat

(Natural News) A review published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that plant-based diets can help lower a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent. This result was associated not only with vegetarian and vegan diets, but also with more lenient eating patterns that allow the consumption of small amounts of animal-based foods. According to…

Sleep is healing: Getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep if you have chronic illness increases risk of cancer, early death

(Natural News) Sleep is an important component of good health. It promotes healing and prepares the body for the next day, among other functions. That said, there are adverse consequences to lack of sleep, and a recent study shows just how grave they can be. A group of researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that people with diabetes,…

A dose of toxic synthetic chemicals: Researchers detect “forever chemicals” in California’s drinking water

(Natural News) Drinking water sources serving 7.5 million Californians are contaminated with toxic synthetic chemicals, according to a study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization specializing in environmental research. These chemicals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are commonly called “forever chemicals,” as they are extremely resistant to degradation once they get released to the…

Legal doesn’t mean safe: Contaminants in tap water may be linked to more than 100,000 cases of cancer in America

(Natural News) Satisfying water quality standards is not a guarantee that your tap water is safe for drinking. A recent study published in Heliyon links more than 100,000 future cancer cases in the U.S. to chemical pollutants in thousands of community water systems. The concentration of these pollutants in water systems is in the range considered legal, according…

Study: Vitamin C improves sepsis survival rates

(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal JAMA suggests that vitamin C may be beneficial for people with sepsis. Researchers examined the effect of vitamin C on organ failure, a common complication of sepsis that often leads to death. They found that it lowered mortality rates among patients with sepsis and reduced how long they stayed in the hospital. While…

Stunning NASA discoveries suggest Ceres is an ocean world percolating with briny waters from its interior

(Natural News) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has unveiled what it discovered about Ceres in a recent mission, shedding new light on the evolution of the dwarf planet and opening new curiosities. In 2016, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft went into an extended mission to probe Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt and the only dwarf planet in the inner…

Banana plantations buried in ash in Ecuador as volcano erupts

(Natural News) Several banana plantations are covered in a blanket of ash after Sangay volcano erupted on Sept. 20. The strong eruption sent massive ash clouds into the sky, temporarily darkening the skies above the province of Chimborazo in central Ecuador. Ecuador is the top banana exporter in the world, and before the eruption, it was posting export…