Monthly Archives: March 2012

A shot of Alzheimer’s…

Worth a repeat: Immunologist Dr. Hugh Fundenberg and colleagues discovered that people at 55 years of age who receive the flu vaccine each year for 5 years in a row increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease a whopping 1,000%! … Continue reading

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Ritalin for mice?

Yale researchers exposed pregnant mice to cell phones and found subsequent born mice had distinct behavior changes that closely resembled ADHD in humans. The baby mice that were exposed to the cell phone radiation had memory problems and were more … Continue reading

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Hope for the menstrual woes!

Debilitating menstrual cramps? A study out of Italy, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that a single mega-dose of vitamin D3 cholecalciferol was incredibly effective at relieving menstrual cramping and pain. Vitamin D3 works by hampering prostaglandins which … Continue reading

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The lymphatic system is called the “second circulatory system” and it cleans up the waste from virtually all the other systems of the body. The lymphatic system rejuvenates the white blood cells, stimulates the immune system to fight disease, stimulates … Continue reading

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Which kind of B-12 to choose…

Vitamin B-12 is essential for optimum liver function and is also necessary for brain and nervous system operation. This is one of the main vitamins in which many people are deficient. This is especially true in older adults and vegetarians. … Continue reading

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Dying to get that prostate checked?

PSA screening: In six studies involving 387,000 men who were randomly assigned to either regular screenings, or no screenings at all, researchers found that PSA tests detected about 20 cancers for every 1,000 men screened. BUT those detections had zero … Continue reading

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Herbs and Spice are Nice

Meadowsweet and Willow Bark: When tested against aspirin, these herbs have similar pain-relieving results. But unlike aspirin, these herbs increase the secretion of the stomach mucus membrane. This helps avoid aspirin’s side effects like stomach pain, bleeding and ulcers. Aspirin … Continue reading

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The Viagra Factor

Archives of Otolaryngology: Viagra makes you hard… of hearing! Researchers looked at data on 11,525 American men 40 years old and older and found that one out of every six were either deaf or hard of hearing – that is, … Continue reading

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KISS plan for prenatal ultrasounds

Studies show the neurological effects linked to prenatal ultrasound. The most marked effects were speech delays and the increased incidence in left-handedness – which is a sign of neuro-disorganization when left-handedness is not a genetic predisposition. Pasko Rakic, of Yale’s … Continue reading

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Ginger to the rescue!

Good for what ails you: Ginger Root is an awesome digestive aid. Ginger acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to sooth the gut. Ginger is also an effective weapon if you are fighting against high blood pressure. It can … Continue reading

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Food Tampering

Ever wonder why ketchup and salad dressings now slide right out of the bottle where it used to be a major pain to get them to flow? Thanks to nano-technology those days are gone. But this is not a good … Continue reading

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Big Pharma Thinking

Blood pressure (BP) has two numbers. The top number is systolic pressure, which is the force of blood against the artery wall as the heart contracts. The bottom number is diastolic pressure, which is the pressure between beats. Normal BP … Continue reading

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Love your liver!

Vitamin C is critical for liver health. Humans do not produce vitamin C and rely on diet and supplementation for vitamin C. Studies show that large quantities of vitamin C flushes fats out of the liver and repairs liver damage. … Continue reading

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CDC Spin Doctors on Raw Milk

The odds of getting sick on raw milk are 1 in 80,357 if you include the “incidences” of smuggled queso from across the border Mexico. The latest CDC made-up crisis comes from a study that claims raw milk is behind … Continue reading

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Flu vaccine recap:

In recent years, the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that there has been a 50% increase in the number of people over 65 who are getting a flu shot, but there has been no decrease in the number of flu-related … Continue reading

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Jiggle in the middle?

Sweetened to death! The American Heart Association journal Circulation has reported that men who drink just one 12 oz sugared beverage a day have a 20% greater risk of heart disease than those who don’t. The extra sugar is converted … Continue reading

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Sheople guinea pigs

Approve first, test later – but use humans to find those pesky “side effects”… The deadly diet drug Qnexa failed to make it through FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed) vetting in 2010. So what do you do? Keep pushing and maybe … Continue reading

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Remembering chromium

Chromium; not just for diabetes: Chromium is well known to help increase insulin sensitivity to improve insulin resistance in those with diabetes. Now it is known that the trace mineral chromium can help boost memory and improve cognitive performance according … Continue reading

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A patch on pregnancy

NEJM: Smoker’s nicotine patches fail to decrease the rate of smoking during pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, birth defects and SIDS but what does the patch do? Early pregnancy patch users have a 60 … Continue reading

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Didn’t mean to hurt your feelings…

Medical madness and deadly new Tylenol recommendations: Hurt feelings? Pop some acetaminophen. UCLA neuroscientists threw drugs at hurt feelings to find that people who took the liver killing painkillers felt better than people who took the placebo. Did you know … Continue reading

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