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 AlternativeMedicineTruth.com. Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar… Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk by 47%?

Evidence on the link between sugar consumption and Alzheimer’s disease is mounting. New research shows consuming quantities that most people wouldn’t consider excessive can substantially raise the risk of the disorder.

Common Disinfectant Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

Triclosan and other ingredients found in many anti-bacterial household products, are building up in the environment, causing change to the ecosystem and fueling bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Jujubes Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

New research found jujubes, called red dates, can program cancer cells to self-destruct. According to scientists from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the U.K., the fruit likely causes cancer cell death by stimulating “internal stress” in tumors.

Eating Raspberries May Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A study led by King's College London, which included scientists from Germany and Spain, found raspberries may help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Consumer Alert: Chemicals in Varnish and Paint May Increase MS Risk

Swedish researchers found that organic solvents in varnish, paint and other products can harm the nervous system.

Consumer Alert: Cancer-Causing Toxins in Nonstick Cookware End Up in Water Supply

Some of the conveniences that come with modern life, such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and stain-resistant carpets, come with a downside — the chemicals used to make them are ending up in the water supply.

Compound in Green Tea May Help Treat Metabolic Disease

Research from Israel gives hope to people with inherited metabolic disorders that can cause serious developmental problems.

A Handful of Walnuts a Day Can Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found eating 3 tablespoons of walnuts per day was linked to a 47-percent lower incidence of type 2 diabetes.

4 Cups of Coffee a Day Can Protect Your Heart

Coffee consumption has been linked to a lower risk of some chronic illnesses, including heart disease.

Consumer Alert: Are Your Prescription Drugs Making You Depressed?

A new study finds more than one-third of Americans take a prescription medication that has the potential to cause depression and increase the likelihood of suicide.