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  1. Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues

    Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues
    Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1951, acetaminophen is part of a class of drugs that are pain relieving (analgesic) and fever reducing (antipyretic).   Acetaminophen products (like Tylenol) are found in a majority of U. S. households.  Many people are not aware however, that Tylenol and other acetaminophen products can be dangerous to the health, sometimes deadly. Differing...
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  2. Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer

    Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer
    There are many ways that relaxation can help you boost your body’s natural defenses against cancer.  When combined with cancer fighting foods, it is possible to create a real “one-two punch” that will decrease the chances of developing this disease.  Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to decrease your risk of cancer.  Some of...
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  3. Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?
    Researchers have released the results of an intriguing study that suggests a woman's height may be a factor in her risk for developing cancer after menopause. The study, which was supported by the Women's Health Initiative, was highlighted in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.   Among 145,000 women between the...
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  4. The Top 4 Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    The Top 4 Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll
    A pigment that helps make plants and algae green, chlorophyll is also necessary for photosynthesis. This is the process of changing light into energy, the source of all plant life.  As we obtain much of our sustenance from eating plants, it might be said that photosynthesis is also vitally important to human life. It is no surprise then, that chlorophyll...
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  5. What is Leptin Resistance?

    What is Leptin Resistance?
    Leptin is a hormone that was only discovered in the last 20 years. Nicknamed the “fat hormone” it is in truth a “starvation hormone”. Leptin is actually a protein that is made in the fat cells. It circulates around the body in the bloodstream and when it reaches the brain it tells it that you have enough energy stored in...
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  6. Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Prevent Breast Cancer?

    Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Prevent Breast Cancer?
    While fish oil is purported to help with a host of medical issues, a new report recently published online in British Medical Journal may be of particular interest to women who are concerned about breast cancer.  It turns out that regular consumption of oily fish like salmon, sardines and tuna may help reduce risks for breast cancer due to high...
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  7. The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries

    The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries
    Antioxidants  are widely known to be beneficial for health. An antioxidant is any chemical molecule that prevents other chemical molecules from being oxidized. They perform a critical function because although oxygen and oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also damage DNA and other cellular structures - which is why all plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple...
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  8. Cell Phones and Cancer

    Cell Phones and Cancer
    Tremendous breakthroughs have been made in cancer research in just the last few years.  While cancer still afflicts millions, the rates of those surviving from the disease go up every year.  Exciting possibilities for treatments, cures and even vaccines populate the news with new discoveries coming at a faster and faster pace. Many people wish to believe that there is...
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  9. Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
     The liver is one of the body's most important organs. It is responsible for secreting bile to break down fatty food and has many other important tasks including cleansing the blood of toxins as it passes through the liver. The liver creates important proteins and clotting substances, and it handles nutrients absorbed by the blood. As you can imagine, a...
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  10. The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health

    The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health
    Iodine is an essential mineral that the body needs for a healthy thyroid. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iodine is 150 mcg per day, which is about one sixth of a gram – a tiny speck! Although the amount of iodine we need is minuscule, it plays an important role in thyroid function which controls our metabolism, enzyme and...
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