CoQ10 benefits in pregnant women; Vitamin K2 may reduce risk of prostate cancer

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CoQ10 may help lower the incidence of pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure) in pregnant women. Women receiving 200 mg of CoQ10 a day had a 10 per cent lower risk of developing pre-eclampsia than women on placebo, according to results of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Commenting on the potential mechanism, the researchers noted that the… Read more »

Heavy metals and behavior; Vitamin D and bone density

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Heavy Metals and Behavior At a recent conference, Dr. Neil Ward, professor of chemistry at the UK’s University of Surrey, who has studied the relation of trace elements to human disorders for over 25 years, briefly discussed how some trace elements can contribute to aggressive or anti-social behavior. These elements can impede the absorption of… Read more »

One gram less of salt per person per day could save 200,000 lives by 2019

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Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco conducted a study to determine the impact that reducing salt intake could have on reducing heart disease and resulting deaths. Using a computer simulation called the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model, the scientists found that a single gram of salt removed from people’s diet could result in… Read more »

“Bioidenticals” – a safe, proven alternative to synthetic replacement-hormone therapy

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For many years, older women with symptoms associated with menopause – a health condition that affects 65 million people in the U.S. – have gone to their doctors for relief. For the most part, physicians have prescribed synthetic hormone-replacement therapy. And over time, FDA-approved synthetic hormones, specifically Premarin, Provera and Prempro (a combination of the… Read more »

Studies suggest Chinese herbal medicines can relieve eczema

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Researcher Dr. Julia Wisniewski of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and her colleagues studied 14 childen who had persistent eczema. Each child was treated with Chinese medicine at the Ming Qi Natural Health Center in Manhattan between August 2006 and May 2008. Treatments included consuming Erka Shizheng Herbal Tea twice a day. In addition,… Read more »

Study launched to learn about factors that contribute to longevity

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The National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, is conducting the first study of its kind to uncover what factors, including genetic and environmental, contribute to keeping the “oldest old” families relatively healthy and to discover if families with many long-lived individuals share common characteristics or habits that help… Read more »

Nutrition fun facts..

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Protect your eyes when using Computers Supplements of lutein, long-reported to have benefits for eye health, may protect against the detrimental effects of long-term computer display light exposure, say’s a new study. Visual function in healthy subjects who received lutein supplementation improved, especially in contrast sensitivity, suggesting that a higher intake of lutein may have… Read more »

Protect Your Human Rights: Stop Mental Health Screening

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Please see the following video at the link below: http://www.fightforkids.org/video/mental_health_screening.html Take action to prevent unnecessary medication of millions of Americans by sharing this video with your friends and family. Contact the members of congress for your state and let them know you support human rights.

Fun Facts…

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Exercise Reduces Fatigue in Cancer A meta-analysis of 28 studies of cancer related fatigue found that exercise is more effective at combating fatigue than the usual care provided to patients. “I believe, in the future, exercise in oncology can play a role, as much a role as exercise plays in cardiac rehab, but we need… Read more »

Vitamin C and D Facts

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Vitamin C Rich Foods and Cardiovascular Disease Increased intake of vitamin C-rich foods may reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries, and ultimately protect against heart disease, says a new study. Increased intake of vitamin C and fruit and berries seemed to contribute to the lesser progression of the carotid intima media thickness in… Read more »