Health Fun Facts…

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Why you must watch what you eat… According to Loyola nutritionist Amy Luke, Ph.D., “Decreased physical activity may not be the primary driver of the obesity epidemic.” Physical activity has many proven benefits but research suggests that weight control might not be among the main benefits. “People burn more calories when they exercise. But they… Read more »

Probiotics and inflammation; Sun exposure and macular degeneration

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Probiotics may be nature’s little fire extinguishers. A recent study investigated the immunomodulatory effects of probiotics bacteria in healthy adults. It was found that probiotics have an anti-inflammatory potential seen as a decrease in serum CRP levels and as a reduction in bacteria-induced production of proinflammatory cytokines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. IPM carries several… Read more »

IPM Recommended in Suzanne Somers’ Newest Book

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Dr. Sosin and the Institute for Progressive Medicine are recommended in Suzanne Somers’ newest book on total health: Breakthrough, Eight Steps to Wellness. CLICK HERE to order this book from Amazon.com.

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Activity levels affected by perceived health Recent study results have shown that people who perceive themselves to be in poor health walk less than people who perceive themselves as fit and healthy. James Talkowski and colleagues studied 2,269 seniors with an average age of 79.2 years to investigate whether perception of health and balance had… Read more »

Nutritional Fun Facts…

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Acidic blood could mean lower bone density According to a January 2009 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism titled “ Treatment with Potassium Bicarbonate Lowers Calcium Excretion and Bone Resorption in Older Men and Women”, diets that are high in protein and cereal grains produce an excess of acid in the… Read more »

Can A Mediterranean Diet Help Reduce Chronic Disease?

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Sticking to a full Mediterranean diet provides substantial protection against major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published on the British Medical Journal website. A ‘score’ based on adherence to the Mediterranean diet could be used as an effective preventive tool for reducing the risk of… Read more »

Vitamins and Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Parkinson’s

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Does your multi-vitamin contain enough selenium? An increased intake of selenium may decrease risk factors for metabolic syndrome and inflammation, suggests a new study from Spain. Researchers from the University of Navarra in Pamplona report that selenium status appears to be linked with serum complement factor 3 (C3), which has been reported to be a… Read more »