Drug Companies – The New Sin Stocks

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By John Carey It is part of the American dream to put a dollar into a company stock today, and get lots of dollars back when you sell. The only modifier to this dream by some is an aversion towards “sin” stocks – avoiding companies that make alcohol, cigarettes, pornography, guns or provide gambling. But… Read more »

Fun Facts…

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Fish Oils and Plant Sterols… Potent Together. The combination of plant sterols and omega 3 fatty acids from fish had a greater triglyceride lowering effect than when either was used alone. The Institute for Progressive Medicine carries multiple high potency, pharmaceutical grade EPA/DHA formulas. Mega Omega is fish oil formula with 420mg EPA and 300mg… Read more »

Can a Root a Day Keep Blood Pressue at Bay?

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Earlier this year, scientists at Barts and the London School of Medicine found that beetroot juice can have as great an effect on blood pressure as conventional drugs. Led by Professor Amrita Ahluwalia of the William Harvey Research Institute – the renowned pharmacology centre that discovered how aspirin can prevent heart attacks and strokes –… Read more »

Use of Vitamin C in Cancer Patients

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By Jerome Burne Medical Health Journalist As featured in Food Matters A Check-up six months ago revealed Denis Vaughan’s prostate cancer was becoming more active. Vaughan, an orchestral conductor and one of the driving forces behind the creation of the National Lottery, has had prostate cancer for 12 years. Because the tumour wasn’t considered aggressive… Read more »

5 Ways to Treat Acid Reflux Symptoms Naturally

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(Source: FOXNews, August 14, 2008) The pain, burning and gassiness that accompany acid reflux can be debilitating to those who suffer from the condition. Lifestyle and dietary changes that include eliminating sugary and fatty food, exercising and quitting smoking can help, as can over-the-counter and prescription medications. But there are several natural remedies that can… Read more »

Autism Walk and Thriiive Lectures

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Don’t forget to participate in this year’s autism walk at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The walk is scheduled for November 16, 2008. CLICK HERE for more information and to register! FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 UNIVERSAL CITY SHERATON HOTEL 8:00AM to TBD Multiple speakers will discuss topics of interest on Autism and Cancer. See Dr. Sosin… Read more »

D-Ribose for Heart and Other Muscles

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D-ribose is a specialized form of sugar that acts as an energy source for the heart and other muscles.  These muscles function through the production of ATP, adenosine triphosphate, the body’s critical metabolic potentiator.   Without ATP, activities cease and muscles weaken. Over the last several years, we have initiated D-ribose supplementation for all patients with… Read more »

Nutritional Fun Facts…

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Since I take my Vitamin D everyday, I hope I don’t outlive my 401K. Low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of death from all causes by 26 per cent, suggests a study with 13,000 initially healthy men and women. In adults, vitamin D deficiency may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness,… Read more »

Overmedication in Acute Care

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Several classes of drugs are commonly abused in the acute care setting. Here are some facts to be aware of. Antibiotics continue to be grossly overutilized by amny health care professionals. According to recent reserach, bronchitis and sinusitis both respond no better to antibiotics than to placebo.  These infections are mainly caused by viruses.  Antibiotics… Read more »

H. pylori, Ulcers & Stomach Cancer

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Helicobacter pylori is the bacterium responsible for most cases of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and stomach cancer.  Antibiotic therapy is always employed for treatment of infection with this organism, but the protocol most physicians follow has become increasingly ineffective. The antibiotics generally prescibed are clarithromycin plus either amoxicillin or an imidazole, given usually with a… Read more »