The role of DHEA in bone density; Vitamin B-1 and blindness

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The role of DHEA in bone density Taking a DHEA supplement combined with vitamin D and calcium can significantly improve spinal bone density in older women, according to a new study. “The results of our study are very promising. Similar studies have demonstrated much smaller benefits for bone than we found. However, calcium and vitamin… Read more »

Broccoli Soup Benefits; Fish Oil and Tumor Reduction

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Broccoli soup anyone?* Daily consumption of broccoli sprouts may cut Helicobacter pylori infections, and offer protection against stomach ulcers, and maybe cancer, says a new study. Japanese men and women with H. pylori infections who consumed 70 grams a day of fresh broccoli sprouts had lower levels of the bacteria after eight weeks than men… Read more »

Benefits of less processed foods; Lipoic acid lowers triglyceride levels

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Less Processed Foods and Refined Carbs Means Better Memory According to a recent study, a Mediterranean diet may significantly decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. “We know from previous research that a healthy diet like this is protective for cardiovascular risk factors like cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes,” said researcher Nikolaos… Read more »

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Muscle Loss A randomized controlled trial showed omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oils, given as part of an oral nutritional supplement resulted in the preservation of muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer, a procedure normally associated with significant weight loss and quality of… Read more »

Scar Away Your Pain? Some Docs Back Prolotherapy

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In college Barry Taft could bench-press a maximum of 225 pounds. But over time the strain of weight lifting led Taft to severely injure the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. “Boy, it just really hurt after that,” Taft said. “For weeks and weeks it would not get any better.” Taft could no longer take… Read more »

Another Reason to Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks

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Sports drinks can rehydrate you after a workout, but they also may wreak havoc on your teeth. Prolonged consumption of these types of beverages could lead to erosive tooth wear, according to a study presented at the International Association for Dental Research in Miami on Friday.

Mothers Act Fuels Multibillion Dollar Industry

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Help Safeguard Patient’s Rights and Informed Consent. If new legislation known as the Mother’s Act becomes law, dangerous and unnecessary drugging of infants through pregnant and nursing mothers will no doubt increase. CLICK HERE to read a very thorough and informative article on the Mother’s Act. CLICK HERE to donate to the campaign against this… Read more »

The latest on Swine Flu

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Swine flu has been prevalent in the news media, and it is likely that the media hype is somewhat overblown. As of May 1st, 2009, there has been only one death attributed to swine flu in the United states. In contrast, the CDC reports that approximately 5% to 20% of U.S. residents get what people… Read more »

15-year rematch changes life

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Whether they work to improve stamina in a sport or be more active at family gatherings, patients are often more successful and realize quicker results when they have a purpose to improve their health. Watch this video to see great success in using lifestyle factors to improve weight and cardiovascular risk factors, all while getting… Read more »