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In search of healing in the Amazon Rainforest

February 14, 2013

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by Nick Polizzi —  What we did could be seen as extremely risky and careless, perhaps even criminal. At least that is what I was told for about four months before I transported eight very sick patients down to a remote region of the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles away from the creature comforts of […]

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Easing Inflammation

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Inflammation is usually a normal process whereby the body responds to stress by sending more blood and macrophages to an area and secreting certain chemicals, such as histamine, that irritate the tissues to a degree. This is part of the normal response to stress. — However, problems can develop if […]

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Sodas may increase heart attacks, stroke, cancer

August 12, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that people who drink diet soda every day are 44 percent more likely than non-drinkers to suffer a heart attack or stroke. Researchers said the study tried to account for the possibility that people who drink diet sodas also […]

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Our eyes can predict disease

April 12, 2012

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The eyes are unique windows into health and the only place in the body where, without surgery, doctors can look in and see veins, arteries and the optic nerve. This transparency explains why common eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration can be detected early with regular eye exams. It is also why […]

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Seven hidden benefits of weight loss

April 12, 2012

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by Alan Christianson —  You incorporate protein in every meal, provide your body optimal nutrients, combine burst training with weight resistance four times each week, and turn down numerous late-night dates with your girlfriends in order to meet your eight-hour nightly sleep quota. Your herculean efforts have paid off. You are finally able to get […]

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Gum disease — the silent killer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Gum disease is literally a silent killer. The oral systemic connection has been clearly established, and additional scientific findings are being regularly published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the British journal, Lancet. Many of […]

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U.S. health care is the most expensive in the world

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part article on our health care crisis. Part two will cover solutions to the problems. The current cost of health care in the United States is the most expensive in the world. The U.S. health care system has been rated as the […]

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Toxic store register receipts

March 1, 2012

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Where are you most likely to encounter BPA (bisphenol A)? Water bottles? No. Think cash register receipts. Thermal paper receipts are coated with BPA to get the ink from the receipt printer to develop on the paper. The problem is that BPA does not stay on the receipt; instead, it is absorbed by anyone handling […]

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Health updates: White tea and blueberries

February 29, 2012

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The following is new information regarding white tea and obesity, and how blueberries can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. White tea fights obesity, scientists report German scientists say that drinking white tea may be a natural way to battle the bulge. The tea contains compounds that appear to break down existing […]

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Sweet ‘N Dangerous

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Refined sugar is probably the single most important food to avoid, especially for children. It is harmful for everyone, addictive and probably the greatest cause of ill health in America and the world today. Why is sugar a problem food? • Provokes a fight-or-flight response. Sugars pass easily from the […]

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Health updates: Canned soups and antioxidants

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding canned soups and antioxidants, a key to preventing flu. Canned soups can be dangerous to your health The food processing world is reeling from a shocking new series of tests released by Consumer Reports, revealing that many leading brands of canned foods contain Bisphenol A (BPA) — a toxic […]

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Stem cells: Hype or hope?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Hayle Aldren —  From pundits to politicians, everyone seems to be an instant expert on stem cells these days. Stem cells, the body’s renewable resource for making new cells, are touted as quick fixes for everything from cancer to diabetes, and even as a cure for an impending shortage of doctors. But how […]

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Health updates: cold temperatures and fructose

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information on temperatures and sleeping, and fructose and human metabolism. Do cold temperatures improve sleep? A growing number of studies are finding that temperature regulation plays a role in many cases of chronic insomnia. Studies have found that, in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to […]

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