1. The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection
    Serotonin is intimately bound with thyroid hormone. Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin production and concentration, as well as preventing serotonin re-uptake. As a result, strong, healthy thyroid levels result in an increased level of serotonin in the brain.   If you exhibit symptoms of low thyroid, you can work to increase your serotonin levels...
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  2. The Benefits of Soy: Fight Cancer?

    The Benefits of Soy: Fight Cancer?
    Can a cure for cancer really be found in something as simple as soybeans? According to researchers at the University of Kansas, the answer is “Yes!”   Soybean Peptides Inhibit Cancer Cell Development: Researchers studied the bioactivity of many different types of soybeans and found that the peptides derived from soybean meal, a byproduct of oil extraction from soybean seeds...
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  3. 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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  4. Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
    Get a better understanding about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Do antidepressants pose health risks to your baby and how stopping might be dangerous to you? Get the latest information about antidepressants and pregnancy. A Closer Look at Antidepressants and the Tie to Birth Defects: What is of particular concern and worry is the use of serotonin re-uptake inhibitor or SSRI. ...
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  5. Green Tea Boosts Effectiveness

    Green Tea Boosts Effectiveness
    For years we have understood green tea’s antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal abilities and it has been lauded as a natural antibiotic. Researchers have now determined that drinking green tea while taking prescription antibiotics significantly enhances their effectiveness.  A substance called EGCG, which can be extracted from both green and white tea, takes the healing power of prescription antibiotics up a...
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  6. Untreatable Tuberculosis (TB) is on the Rise

    Tuberculosis is a common but lethal disease which attacks the lungs as well as other parts of the body. Spread by coughs and sneezes, it is most common in Asia and Africa. However, worldwide travel, less immunization and lower immunity through disease shows that TB is now on the rise. It is generally treated with multiple antibiotics over a period...
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  7. Soy Health Benefits: Myth v. Fact

    Soy Health Benefits: Myth v. Fact
    Myths about the health risks of soy persist, despite the evidence that this protein-packed superfood has sustained robust populations in Asia for thousands of years. Soy protein is considered nutritionally complete, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to help meet the human body’s requirements. Soy foods are considered a smart choice for a heart-healthy...
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  8. Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Healthy Liver Function

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Healthy Liver Function
        There are many steps that one can take to keep his or her liver healthy and functioning properly.  Following these steps can decrease the chances of disease and potentially increase one’s longevity as well.  Eating a diet that is mostly based on fruits and vegetables is a great place to begin.  Likewise, avoiding processed foods which are loaded...
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  9. Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

    Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements
    Is it possible to use omega-3 fatty acids to help treat and fight off the flu?   Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health and have been shown to help boost vitality in a range of ways. Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, sardines, anchovies, wild Alaskan salmon, krill oil, chia seeds and flax seed...
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  10. Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks
    Postmenopausal women who take prescription medications called calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, according to recent studies. Research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association said in some cases the breast cancer risk may be more than doubled. The reason for the link is still...
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