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December 2021

Very Low Carb Diet Improves Immune Function

3 December
Following a very low carb diet increases production of ketones – compounds generated when the body burns fats for energy. Researchers looked at the effects of ketones on immune function. Results: ketones improved the activity of T cells, the immune…
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November 2021

Think Twice about Sleep Medications

26 November
More than 1/3 of adults over age 65 take prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications. However, research shows that people who take sleep medications like Ambien and Lunesta fall asleep only 8 minutes faster than people taking a placebo! AND, these drugs can…
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Selenium Protects Against Viral Infections.

19 November
The real hero! Selenium is important for preventing injury to tissues caused by inflammation, and stopping viral activity in the body. Without selenium, viruses become stronger and mutate into a virulent virus (fatal, lethal) and cause more deaths. The human…
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Get to Know the Glycemic Index

12 November
The glycemic index is a way to measure how high and how quickly carbohydrate-containing foods raise blood sugar levels after eating. The highest value is 100 – (pure glucose). High GI foods are rapidly digested and absorbed, and cause rapid changes in…
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3 Cups a Day for a Healthier Heart

5 November
The largest study ever conducted on the effects of coffee intake on heart function included 11 years of data from over 450,000 participants, who reported their daily coffee consumption. Results: versus no coffee, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee…
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October 2021

Ashwagandha is An Ayurvedic Adaptogen

29 October
It is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine for: Stress relief Energy Mental focus and concentration Sleep Libido/Fertility Ashwagandha root is a particularly rich source of withanolides, the compounds associated with ashwagandha’s health benefits. Benefits reported in clinical…
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Essential Oils are good for Immune Protection!

22 October
Researchers mixed mouthwashes and oral antiseptic rinses into solutions containing human coronavirus. Then they tested the solutions against human cells to see if the virus had been inactivated. Mouthwashes and gargles were EXTREMELY effective –many inactivated over 99% of the virus…
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Sugar IS Bad for Your Body

15 October
Researchers in New Zealand reviewed 39 studies that looked at diets in which sugar consumption was increased (and compared to diets with controlled or low sugar intake). Their results revealed that higher sugar consumption raised triglyceride levels, total cholesterol (including LDL…
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You can burn more calories and kick up your metabolism to Kick Start weight loss?

8 October
Resting metabolic rate [metabolism] is the energy in calories used when you are awake but in a ‘neutral’ state –not physically active. Here are 2 Tips for Increasing Your Metabolic Rate: 1 - Strength training: A single strength training session can…
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Colon cancer rates are increasing for young people versus people born in 1950.

1 October
Those born around 1990 (now around age 30) have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer.  Researchers theorize this increase could be related to increased intake of sugary drinks.  The percent of daily…
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September 2021

Keto diet may stop glioblastoma and other major diseases.

24 September
Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer –most people survive about a year after diagnosis, including after being treated with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. A new report discusses the case of a British man who started a strict ketogenic diet (zero…
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Another big year for Ticks.

17 September
A laboratory in upstate New York has received triple the number of ticks to test for disease versus last year.  The percent of their samples positive for Lyme disease and other pathogens is 37%, up from 22% last year.  Ticks…
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Women are 3 times more likely to develop gallstones than men.

10 September
Gallstones are crystallized deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. Major risk factors: Obesity, diabetes. Rapid weight loss: As the liver metabolizes fat from weight loss, it secretes more bile, which can form a gallstone. Gallstones are associated…
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An Unusual Food To Increase Testosterone: Olive Oil

3 September
As a man ages, testosterone levels decline –some men lose about 10% of their testosterone every decade.  Signs of low testosterone in men include low libido/erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, enlarged or tender breasts “man boobs”, fatigue and low energy,…
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August 2021

Erectile Dysfunction is Not Just an “Old Man” Problem.

27 August
More common among younger men than previously thought. Researchers in Italy analyzed the ages of men seeking medical treatment for new onset erectile dysfunction.  One in four (26%) were under the age of 40, a number much higher than previously…
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Keto Diet Improves Brain Function.

20 August
26 people with Alzheimer’s disease participated in a clinical trial to evaluate the effects of diet on mental function.  Each patient followed a keto diet for 12 weeks (58% fat, 29% protein, 6% carbs) and a standard low fat diet…
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Astronomical Amounts of Money Are Spent on Cancer Drugs—sometimes with little to show for it!

13 August
The U.S. spends more per person on prescription drugs than any other nation.Spending on cancer drugs has more than doubled since 2013 to over $60 billion annually.New medications typically cost $90,000 to $300,000 a year. Since 1992, 155 cancer drugs have been…
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Signs Your Circulation Needs Help.

6 August
Signs of poor circulation: Cold or numb hands and feet.  Swollen legs and puffy ankles.  Muscle cramping.  Pain in the calves or buttocks when walking that goes away with rest (called “intermittent claudication”). When blood flow through the body is slowed…
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July 2021

Fat Milk = Skinny Kid

30 July
Traditional advice was to give kids under 2 years of age whole milk, but switch them to reduced fat milk at 2 years of age to prevent weight gain.  However, this is becoming outdated advice –even the American Academy of…
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Heartburn doesn’t involve the heart.

23 July
Heartburn –also called acid reflux –occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus causing pain and burning in the chest and throat, sour taste in the back of the mouth, and sometimes difficulty swallowing. Antacids and anti-gas medications to…
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