HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Heart Health: Are you ignoring these warning signs?

    Heart Health: Are you ignoring these warning signs?
    According to the results of a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society, one in three Americans indicated that if they felt their heart quiver or skip a beat they would ignore it or wait for it to happen again before taking action. While most Americans are aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many seem to be unable to identify...
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  2. Natural Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    Exciting new research from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that increased consumption of carotenoid antioxidants present in bright-colored fresh vegetables and fruits may prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Between 20,000 and 30,000 Americans have ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, while another 5,000 patients are diagnosed annually. ALS is a progressive disease...
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  3. Alzheimer's- Finding The Right Target

    Alzheimer's- Finding The Right Target
    Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of old age dementia - the only one of the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed down once it begins. Most therapies have failed or only provide modest improvement. Alzheimer's disease is believed to be caused by a protein known as amyloid beta protein, or Abeta...
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  4. Low Bone Density: Why your pH matters.

    Low Bone Density: Why your pH matters.
    While half of all American women and million of U.S. men are at high risk for developing low bone density, traditional medicine’s obsession with calcium, vitamin D, hormone replacement therapy, and anti-resorptive drugs to keep bones healthy is a bit short- sighted. Without fail, most conventional physicians fail to consider the role the pH plays in maintaining strong bones. Trying to...
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  5. Beta Carotene May Protect Against Type II Diabetes

    Beta Carotene May Protect Against Type II Diabetes
    A recent study carried out by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine reveals that beta carotene (converted in the human body to a variant of vitamin A) may lower type 2 diabetes risk in Americans with a particular genetic predisposition. On the other hand, gamma tocopherol, the major form of vitamin E in the US diet, may increase...
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  6. How is Belly Fat Different from Thigh Fat?

    How is Belly Fat Different from Thigh Fat?
    The answer isn't clear, but it’s worth looking into because belly fat comes with a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes - whereas both hip and thigh fat don't seem to. Also, men tend to store abdominal fat, while women are often pear-shaped and store more fat on their hips and thighs.     A recent study carried out...
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  7. New Understanding Of Brain Injury In Preterm Infants

    New Understanding Of Brain Injury In Preterm Infants
    In a recent study published online, physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have challenged a view long held by pediatric neurologists about brain injury in the preterm infant. They report that ischemia or reduced blood and oxygen flow to the developing brain do not cause an irreversible loss of brain cells, but rather disrupts their ability...
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  8. Abnormal Levels of Proteins in Gluteal Fat Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Risk

    Abnormal Levels of Proteins in Gluteal Fat Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Risk
      You may have heard about how people who are ‘apple-shaped’ - with fat concentrated around their abdomen - are more at risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who are ‘pear-shaped’, carrying more weight in their buttocks, hips and thighs. Unfortunately, new research conducted at UC Davis Health System reveals that the apparent benefits of having a pear-shaped...
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  9. Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes

    Costly Breast Cancer Screenings Don't Deliver Better Outcomes
    Did you know that Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings - yet there is no convincing evidence that higher spending actually benefits the health prospects of older women? This astonishing finding was part of a study carried out by department of Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine...
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  10. Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar

    Reasons Why Turmeric’s Benefits Breast Cancer Cells Should Be On Your Radar
    Every year nearly 250,000 women will learn that they are suffering from breast cancer, while approximately 40,000 of them will die from the disease. In spite of these dire numbers there is hope for prevention, not in the form of risky and invasive surgical procedures or expensive drug therapies - but from nature itself. Up to a staggering 50% of...
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