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How’s your health?

How is your medicine working for ya? Are you getting better? Improving daily? I’ll bet you’re going to the doctor less and less. Or, are you getting stuck with more prescriptions as you go? Can you even remember to take … Continue reading

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The first heart medicine

The very first “heart medicine” was documented in 1799 and came from the common plant, digitalis purpurea. It is still used in heart medications today to slow the pulse and increase the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

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Drugged driving on the rise

Do medicines make us better or worse? The latest rising numbers is not in drunk drivers but rather in drugged drivers as more and more drivers test positive for prescription drugs, cannabis, and multiple drugs. In fact, the percentage of … Continue reading

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Fasting is proven to be good for you!

A recent study in the journal Cell Press illustrates how cycles of fasting induces immune system regeneration by awaking stem cells from dormant state to one of self-renewal. Fasting for 4 days a time first lowers white blood cell counts … Continue reading

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The Veterans Administration debacle

Something very near and dear to me is our veterans. They bravely face the enemy on the battlefield, pledging their lives for our freedom. They freely offer to die for our country the first time – but they also have … Continue reading

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Career choices

Career choices trivia: A recent survey found that over half of all medical doctors would not go into medicine if they had to choose their careers all over again.

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Good medicine

Win for naturopathic medicine! The U.S. Senate recently unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7th through the 13th as Naturopathic Medicine Week. This is definite recognition of the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable real health … Continue reading

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Iodine is medicine

Back in the old days (before the introduction of synthetic drugs), iodine was one of the most beneficial and universal medicines used around the world. Iodine is effective for everything from healing wounds and disease, to destroying bacteria, viruses, and … 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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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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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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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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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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Very Cranberry Solutions!

Very Cranberry! Cranberry supplements and juice not only help eliminate kidney and urinary tract infections but this blessed juice also helps your arteries to be flexible and dilated for blood flow. Cranberries have proanthocyanidins (PACs) that are channel-clearing phytonutrients that … Continue reading

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When the cure is worse than the disease…

Just out in cancer news: A study in the journal Stem Cells found that, despite killing half of all tumor cells per treatment, radiation treatments on breast cancer transforms other cancer cells into treatment resistant cancer stem cells by 30 … Continue reading

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Is cinnamon in your medicine cabinet?

Cinnamon: Not just a spice! Cinnamaldehyde has been well researched for its effects on blood platelets which help the blood clot to stop bleeding. Platelets can also cause strokes if they clump together too much. The cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon has … Continue reading

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Insulin pen misperceptions

Insulin pens: Death by convenience. The CDC came out with new warnings to health professionals Feb 22 of this year over the misuse of insulin pens by professionals. Insulin pens are convenient pen-shaped injector devices that contain a reservoir for … Continue reading

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The mighty “K”

K for koagulation (german) Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is found naturally in plants. Vitamin K2, AKA menaquinone, is made by the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin K3, or menadione is the synthetic version that you should avoid as it … Continue reading

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How much is enough?

The rate of childhood leukemia has been increasing at about a rate of 1% a year. According to the National Cancer Institute, this alarming rate is due mostly to an increase in of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Interestingly, the overall rate … Continue reading

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