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  1. Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?

    Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?
    CAT scans and x-rays are marvels of science and they stand as a way to help doctors literally look into the body to determine what problems may exist.  It should be clearly stated that CAT scans and x-rays truly are amazing tools that have served to save countless lives and aided doctors in treating millions of patients with everything from...
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  2. Do Doctors Take Supplements?

    Do Doctors Take Supplements?
    Logic dictates that the doctors who value supplements tend to recommend them to their patients, and take them. American author Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was quoted as saying, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”  Sinclair penned the influential novel The Jungle, which exposed horrific conditions in the U.S...
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  3. Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives
    A new study published in the Health Services Research journal shows that physicians and nurses are more likely to turn to alternative and complementary medicine than the general public, when treating themselves. This is strangely at odds with the fact that few doctors will prescribe or recommend natural health products to their patients. We look at the reasons why. What...
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  4. Why Antioxidants Are So Important

    Why Antioxidants Are So Important
    First, it is important to understand that antioxidants are your friends.  Antioxidants work to repair the natural damage that occurs throughout the body.  The process of oxidation is necessary for life and occurs naturally.  Yet, it also causes cell damage. Cell damage, not surprisingly, can lead to aging across the board.  Luckily, nature has devised a way to keep you...
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  5. Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia

    Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia
    Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia also suffer from problems related to sleep.  The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are such that it comes as no real surprise that those suffering from this condition could have difficulty getting solid rest.  Aches and pains, tingling sensations, headaches, fatigue, joint stiffness, depression as well as bladder and bowel issues and these are only...
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  6. Green Tea Elixir Supplements VS. Drinking Green Tea

    In the last two decades, the amount of research into the health benefits of green tea has been nothing short of tremendous.  This is due, in part, to the fact that numerous studies served to reveal that green tea benefited health in a surprising array of ways.  Green tea is more than just a strong antioxidant, as it protects the...
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  7. The Healing Properties of Plants

    The Healing Properties of Plants
    Plants have healing powers.  Plants are healers, powered by nature When we say plants, we are talking about all plant life: vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, algae, seaweed, trees; the whole kit ‘n caboodle.  All these and more are brimming with healing properties. Did you know that chlorophyll is to plants what our blood is to our bodies?  Chlorophyll is the...
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  8. How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs

    How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs
    A recent report published in the Los Angeles Times stated a shocking fact – that drug deaths now outnumber those killed in traffic accidents. The report was not referring to crack, marijuana and heroin, but prescription drugs. Drug-induced disease and toxicity is a growing concern for many. It is an accepted fact that although some drugs save lives, others create...
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  9. Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?

    Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?
    Most of us know that salt can cause high blood pressure, strokes, calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, weight gain, fluid retention, stomach ulcers and more. With all this bad press, it is easy to believe that we should eradicate salt from our diet altogether. But, not so fast – here is the other side of the coin. We cannot survive without salt...
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  10. 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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