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Statin drugs versus omega-3 for heart health

April 18, 2014

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Statin drugs versus omega-3 for heart health by Mary Budinger —  A new study published in the journal BMC Medicine sheds light on why the widely publicized fish oil study released late last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed no evidence of cardiovascular disease risk reduction associated with omega-3 intake. In […]

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Basic Supplements

November 28, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function your best, I recommend adding some basic food supplements to your diet. They are trimethylglycine, kelp, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and a powerful digestive enzyme. Other food supplements may be helpful; however, the ones listed above are most crucial. Supplements are needed today […]

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Healthy fall superfoods are at your farmers’ markets

November 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The weather is getting cooler and the farmers’ markets are now displaying wonderful fall choices of fruits and vegetables. These delicious foods are the perfect excuse to try new foods and recipes. Sweet or tart, eaten raw or baked in a delicious dish, apples contain antioxidants and dietary fiber. Brussels […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Help for Alzheimer’s cognitive decline

May 25, 2013

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  Is there anything fresh fish and fish oil cannot do for health? I am beginning to think not, as I read studies like the one in the journal Neurology ( that shows omega-3 fatty acids can lower your risk of dementia and brain deterioration. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more […]

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Eat your way to a healthy heart

March 31, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  It is a fact that the foods we eat can significantly influence our heart health. The problem is that everyday we are bombarded with new information about what constitutes a heart-healthy diet. The following steps offer a simple and practical approach to achieving a heart-healthy lifestyle. • Increase healthy fats […]

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A heart-brain connection

March 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Recent research suggests a connection between the steps adults take to keep their hearts healthy and the preservation of brain health well into old age. General heart-healthy actions are now thought to curtail the natural slowing of brain function, which can lead to dementia and even Alzheimer’s. You, too, can […]

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Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system

September 29, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  A healthy immune system regulates our body’s healing process and protects it against infections and diseases. When stress compromises our immune function, it can result in colds, flu, fatigue, cardiovascular disorders and premature aging — or big trips to the hospital. Stress increases heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cortisol, […]

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Chia seeds: More than a pet

September 23, 2012

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When you hear the word chia, chances are you think of the Chia Pet™ — the little clay character with the sprouted chia seeds covering its body. We laugh at the novelty, but there is nothing comical about the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of this tiny seed. In fact, it is one of nature’s […]

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Sorting fact from “fishy”

September 14, 2012

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by Lynn O’Neill —  If you have read about the health benefits of fish (high in omega-3s and protein, low in fat) but your mind is still roiling about which fish are safe to eat and which are properly eco-harvested, you may think there is something very “fishy” and confusing about the fish world — […]

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Acupuncture helpful in relieving pain of depression

September 1, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  A recent study conducted in Sydney, Australia, has shown that acupuncture can help lift the mood of severely depressed people. Marked improvement was noted in a group of people taking medication for depression who were also treated with acupuncture for a two-month period. Researchers worked with a group of 40 patients […]

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