Articles by Mary West

Contributing Writer - Mary West is a natural health enthusiast, as she believes this area can profoundly enhance wellness. She is the creator of a natural healing website where she focuses on solutions to health problems that work without side effects. You can visit her site and learn more at Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies.

Eating Red and Processed Meat Linked to Liver Damage

Israeli scientists have officially found that eating red and processed meats is linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Should Doctors Prescribe “Behaviorceuticals” Instead of Pharmaceuticals For Mental Health?

The recent research from neuroscientist Kelly Lambert indicates that hands-on activities like knitting, painting, woodworking and yard work promote mental health.

Typical American Diet Depletes Artery-Protecting Immune Cells

Researchers found a diet high in fat and cholesterol reduces numbers of artery-protecting immune cells by changing them into inflammatory agents.

Strawberries Top Dirty Dozen List for Pesticide Residues — Again

For the third year in a row, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues.

Poor Dental Health Might Increase Diabetes Risk

Researchers found that people with tooth decay and gum disease may have an increased risk of diabetes.

Recipe: Curried Red Lentil Soup

Recent studies have found that lentils can help diminish high blood pressure and reverse age-related decline in blood vessel health. So here's a simple and delicious lentil soup recipe that's sure to be a hit.

Eating Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Recurrence in Half

Scientists found including nuts in the diet could make a big difference in colon cancer survival — the food halved the risk of recurrence and death.

Lentils Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

According to Canadian researchers, lentils can substantially relieve high blood pressure and reverse the decline in blood vessel health that comes with age.

Extra Fiber Curbs Blood Sugar Woes

Researchers found eating a diet high in diverse types of fiber led to improved blood glucose, better lipid levels and more weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes.

Statins and Allergy Meds Could Be Fueling Antibiotic Resistance

Common pills that people take regularly for a variety of maladies could be fueling antibiotic resistance by changing the bacteria in the gut.