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An algal photoenzyme converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons
Although many organisms capture or respond to sunlight, few enzymes are known to be driven by light. Among these are DNA photolyases and the photosynthetic reaction centers. Here, we show that the microalga Chlorella variabilis NC64A harbors a photoenzyme that acts in lipid metabolism. This enzyme belongs to an algae-specific clade of the glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family and catalyzes the decarboxylation of free fatty acids to n-alkanes or -alkenes in response to blue light. Crystal structure of the protein reveals a fatty acid–binding site in a hydrophobic tunnel leading to the light-capturing flavin a...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sorigue, D., Legeret, B., Cuine, S., Blangy, S., Moulin, S., Billon, E., Richaud, P., Brugiere, S., Coute, Y., Nurizzo, D., Müller, P., Brettel, K., Pignol, D., Arnoux, P., Li-Beisson, Y., Peltier, G., Beisson, F. Tags: Biochemistry, Botany r-articles Source Type: news

Powerful nutrients in microalgae like chlorella found to save lives by restoring heart function after a heart attack
(Natural News) The vast majority of heart attacks are caused by heart disease, which is known as the “silent killer.” The Heart Foundation reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, and causes someone to have a heart attack every 34 seconds. All told, about 720,000... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Reasons to add Chlorella superfood to your diet
(Natural News) Like spirulina, chlorella is a green alga with a host of health benefits. Though it has been around forever, this single-celled alga remained well hidden in freshwater ponds in the Far East until the end of the 19th century. While the Japanese were among the first to bring it to the market, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy in an Increasingly Toxic World
For me, being a mother has been the most rewarding, demanding, exhilarating, and beautiful experience of my life. Of all that I have accomplished, I am most proud of my three children. And like any good mother, I am fiercely protective of my brood, which has included doing whatever I can to make sure their environment is as toxic free as possible - including preparing my body for pregnancy. So when Greenopia's General Manager and my Life Manager Charli and her husband decided they were ready to start trying to get pregnant, and she asked me for guidance, I was eager to share with her what I had learned from my own experi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine
Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, smoothie and recipe books, and all over Pinterest. The reason these are everywhere is because they offer so many benefits to your health, not to mention they are super easy to make, buy or order for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Quit Smoking Naturally
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. But I’m concerned that people trying to quit — and you may be one of them — are using electronic cigarettes. First of all, it won’t work. E-cigarettes do their job by heating liquid nicotine, and turning it into a vapor you inhale. Nicotine is a nitrogen-containing chemical which is made of several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. But nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there — no matter where you’re getting it from. And secondly, you’re simply replacing one evil with another. Jus...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Electronic Cigarettes Smoking Source Type: news

I Got Mercury Poisoning from Sushi in LA
This study was one more confirmation of what I’ve known for a long time: Mercury can give you cardiovascular disease.iii Although mainstream medicine likes to blame cholesterol for heart disease, science has known for a long time the underlying culprit is inflammation. And the inflammatory effect of mercury on your cardiovascular system can be devastating. Most mainstream doctors believe that heavy metals are naturally removed from your body through your kidneys and liver. But this is far from true. Heavy metals remain in your body for years. Follow these guidelines to keep your mercury levels low: Avoid eating sha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health heart disease mercury sushi Source Type: news

Could this ALGAE called chlorella stop your hangover before it hits?
When taken two hours before drinking chlorella, a a freshwater algae, floods the body of the nutrients that are robbed from it by alcohol, New York nutritionist Nikki Ostrower told Daily Mail Online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Tried The 'Food Of The Future.' We Don't Want To Live There.
About three years ago, entrepreneur and “serial optimist” Simo Suoheimo got together with a group of friends with a goal in mind. All of them were passionate about food and all of them wanted to create a new form of sustenance -- something particularly geared toward the busiest among us who are also trying to eat as healthily, and sustainably, as possible. The result of those early conversations with his friends-turned-co-founders is Ambronite, a shake mix powder that aims to pack a nourishing punch through 18 fully organic ingredients like oats, coconut and wild berries that, when combined with cold water, kee...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet
How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a dramatic change of events? Is it because you just want a change in your life? You could be doing it purely for health reasons, or perhaps you've become so fond of animals that you are no longer interested in participating in the collective manslaughter of cows, chickens, pigs and other animals we see on our dinner dishes almost every single night. I found that in my case, it was a little bit of all of the above. I do think that my meditation practice had made me more compassi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn oil, reishi, chlorella: Top five superfoods you'll be eating in 2015
FROM lowering your blood pressure to improving immunity and detoxifying the liver, these superfoods promise to keep you healthy in 2015 (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorella for Chronic Fatigue?
I've read that chlorella helps with chronic fatigue. Do you know of any studies that back up this claim? If not, are there other herbs or foods that might help with being tired all the time? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds that spirulina can help treat pancreatic cancer
(NaturalNews) Along with the single-celled green algae chlorella, spirulina is one of the most widely studied foods on the planet. In fact, studies in the last decade alone have shown that the regular consumption of spirulina can enhance brain function, improve white blood cell count... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A step-by-step guide to removing heavy metals from the body using chlorella
(NaturalNews) Along with radiation poisoning, heavy metal toxicity is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Our environment is absolutely saturated with mercury, aluminum, lead and other metals that constantly enter our bodies through the food we eat, the skies we pollute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 sources of plant protein
(NaturalNews) Good quality sources of protein are widely available, and many of them come from outside the animal kingdom. It's time to identify the top sources of highly digestible plant protein with the most benefits for your health.Chlorella Chlorella is garnering more and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorella protects against toxic effects of heavy metal cadmium
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Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top chlorella brands confirmed to capture dietary mercury, uranium and aluminum: Another laboratory breakthrough by the Health Ranger
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How contaminated are your food supplements?
ANH-Intl investigates particular concerns over contamination of certain products with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - February 19, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: algae aluminium Aristolochia arsenic Ayurveda botanicals cadmium carcinogenic Chinese medicine Chlorella cigarette smoking contamination cyanobacteria EFSA europe European Food Safety Authority food supplements forest fir Source Type: news

Numerous studies validate chlorella's 'superfood' status
Chlorella is a genus of single-celled, green algae that grow in the sunniest parts of freshwater bodies. According to Dr. Beth M. Ley, author of the book Chlorella: The Ultimate Green Food, it is one of the earth's oldest living organisms and has been harvested as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural News releases Certificate of Analysis for Clean Chlorella, including radiation test results
Here at Natural News, we are spearheading a campaign of total transparency for superfoods and nutritional supplements, including publicly posting our Certificate of Analysis for Clean Chlorella and Clean Chlorella SL. You can view these documents yourself by opening... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research proven: Chlorella protects and detoxifies your liver
Apparently, few are paying attention to the data on chlorella. Despite articles on chlorella's nutrient and detoxification capacities, health conscious folks are not rushing the shelves of physical or online stores to make sure they get their daily doses of chlorella... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleanest sources for chlorella revealed: Natural News publishes metals contamination test results for world's most famous superfood
What you are about to read is 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and it all started in September of 2012 when we were in the process of launching the Natural News Store and receiving organic certification from the USDA. I knew we wanted to offer chlorella under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news