Monthly Archives: August 2013

Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 08/30/13

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Gum disease horrors

Keep up with those pearly whites and gums. Especially if you are preggo – or want to be. New research mentioned by the CDC indicates that women with periodontal disease up their risk for pre-term or low-birth weight babies, causing … Continue reading

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Why go gluten free

Gluten intolerance, sensitivity and Celiac disease is much more prevalent than you might guess. I’m not just saying this as a nutritionist on an anti-gluten agenda. In a hot new study of over 2500 people, researchers found more than half … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 08/29/13

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E-cigarettes: A “healthy cigarrette”?

E-cigarette markets have been booming and last year topped over $1 billion in sales with projections for annual sales of $10 billion within the next five years. But are e-cigarettes safer than traditional tobacco? Are they even AS safe? Public … Continue reading

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One great herb!

Hibiscus leaves are an antioxidant-rich addition to hot tea, natural medicines, shampoos, conditioners, skin softeners and other products. The hibiscus plant is used to treat hair loss, dandruff, cold, cough, flu, fever, reducing hot flashes, treating tuberculosis, relieving everyday stress, … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views 08/28/13

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Code stickers on produce

Fruit and veggie codes explained: Four numbers in the Price Lookup Code (PLU) means that this produce was grown conventionally with the use of pesticides. The four digits in the PLU code simply tells what kind of vegetable or fruit … Continue reading

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The blame game – and you lose

Big Pharma is now blaming you, the consumer, for side-effects of drugs –AND they have the “evidence” to back it up… So if you take a chemical medication and suffer diarrhea, hair loss, dizziness, sex problems, stroke, diabetes, depression or … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News 08/27/13

 

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Antidepressant malfunctions

Antidepressants work by causing a malfunction in the body’s re-uptake of serotonin. In theory, if you keep the brain flooded with serotonin it should lift your mood because serotonin has a mood-regulating effect in the brain. But, serotonin is also … Continue reading

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Sitting for sittosis

Here’s a new one for you: Sittosis. Sittosis is the latest buzz-word for muscle atrophy. Sittosis occurs when you don’t use your muscles for an extended period of time. Because of the lack of use, both your muscles and bones … Continue reading

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Eating during labor

Every natural childbirth I’ve been part of, I recommend that mommy eats and drinks all she wants to. I have been HIGHLY criticized by the “medical experts” who medicalize childbirth and also restrict mommy’s food and fluid intake during labor. … Continue reading

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Organic debate is over!

Organic is better! In yet another study of children comparing the consuming of conventional produce to organic, researchers found higher levels of pesticides in the urine of conventional diets. When the researchers switched these little ones to organic diets, urinary … Continue reading

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Child abuse is who’s fault?

How about this for child abuse? Allow some idiot doctor to put your kiddo on antipsychotic medication and TRIPLE their risk of diabetes within one year. Now, who is to blame? The symptom-treating doctor or the ignorant parent who is … Continue reading

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Unsafe levels of sugar

Scientists studied what happened to mice on a human equivalent of sugar in a healthy diet plus the equivalent of three cans of soda pop daily. Well… females died at double the normal rates. Males were less likely to defend … Continue reading

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Another Obamcare law that misses the point

Have mandatory menu labeling in chain restaurants helped people cut back on the calories in their orders? A new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, finds that consumers are unfazed by calorie counts listed with their favorite … Continue reading

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Grieving the loss of a loved one

Got ordinary grief? There is a DSM-5 number and corresponding drugs for that… Yes, the American Psychiatric Association is out to medicalize every facet of life from cradle to grave. Now they will make a major change in the way … Continue reading

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Skip breakfast – gain weight?

Want to lose weight? Don’t skip breakfast! If you think that skipping breakfast to knock out one whole meals’ worth of food intake will help you lose weight – you are wrong. Study volunteers ate a big breakfast one day … Continue reading

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Cooking up some Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s news: The latest study appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, identifies copper as a smoking gun for causing Alzheimer’s disease. The cumulative effect of copper in the body impairs the systems by which amyloid … Continue reading

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