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September 2022

OTC and Prescription Drugs for allergies can increase the risk of dementia up to 54%

30 September
OTC and Prescription Drugs for allergies can increase the risk of dementia up to 54% (associated with use of drugs like diphenhydramine - one brand name is Benadryl).  Can cause drowsiness, dry mouth and dry eyes, dizziness, and headache. Natural…
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Do You Have the MTHFR Genetic Variant?

23 September
The MTHFR gene interferes with your body’s ability to process (convert) folate, which can lead to very high homocysteine levels resulting in an increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even bipolar disorder. If your homocysteine levels…
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Raw and organic walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein.

16 September
They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium and Vitamin E, and are also higher than most nuts in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. In fact, they are one of the richest food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). A 2009 study published…
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Preserving Brain Function with the Keto Diet

9 September
Researchers collected brain scans from over 1,000 people ages 18-88.  They found that the first signs of brain aging appear as early as age 47, with the greatest degeneration occurring at age 60. Then they conducted brain scans on 42…
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Get Energy Back With Red Ginseng

2 September
Infection with bacterial or viral disease can leave people with fatigue that lasts for months or years.  Ordinary fatigue improves with rest –post-viral (also called post-infection fatigue) does not, triggering infections which include Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus, and COVID-19 infection.…
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August 2022

Cut Your Risk of Alzheimer's by Over 30%

26 August
Researchers followed 650,000 adult men, average age of 61 years, for 9 years.  None of the men had dementia at the start of the study.  Fitness was evaluated by ability to complete a treadmill walking test. Results: The men with…
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The Mineral Magnesium

19 August
70-80% of Americans do not get the minimum recommended daily intake of magnesium (420 mg daily for men, and 320 mg daily for women). Magnesium is needed for energy production, bone formation, nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.…
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Coffee is Good for Your Heart

12 August
Researchers gathered data on the coffee drinking habits of almost 500,000 British citizens collected over 10 years. Results: Drinking one or more cups of coffee a day reduced long-term risk of heart failure. Risk decreased up to 12% for every cup of…
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Keep Moving to Prevent Pain

5 August
Researchers collected 10 years of data from almost 6,000 people over the age of 50. Results: after 10 years, almost half the participants reported experiencing regular musculoskeletal pain. Any kind of physical activity reduced the risk of pain. However, those with…
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July 2022

Vitamin D and COVID-19

29 July
Is there a connection between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 symptoms? Researchers in Israel collected records from 253 patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 who had vitamin D levels checked within the two years prior to testing positive for…
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Most polyphenols work as antioxidants in the body, meaning they can combat environmental harm such as radiation, UV damage, and pollution.

22 July
In addition to their antioxidant activity, polyphenols have many other health benefits. Some studies strongly suggest that diets rich in polyphenols may offer protection against development of certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases.  New Study: Best beverage for…
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A new study has found that T cells can only efficiently eliminate abnormal or infected cells in a magnesium-rich environment and that magnesium is necessary for the function of T cell surface protein, LFA-1.

15 July
Conducted by researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Cambridge, the study was published in Cell. LFA-1 acts as a docking site, which plays a key role in the activation of T cells, according to the study. “However,…
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A Few Reasons Why I Love Andrographis

8 July
One of the most used medicinal plants in Asia used to treat all types of common problems, including urinary tract infections, coughs, indigestion, hepatitis, and mouth ulcers. Prevents and treats all symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections:  Common cold Flu (influenza)…
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Eat an Egg and Reduce Diabetes Risk by 40%

1 July
A 14-year study in Korea involving over 7,000 adults reported that for adult men, eating 2-4 servings of eggs a week led to a 40% lower risk of diabetes. Eating just one egg per day was enough to reduce risk.…
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June 2022

Ivy Extract Stops Coughs

24 June
A clinical trial of over 5,000 children ages 2-12 tested the effects of an ivy leaf extract to treat coughs.  71% of the children had intense coughing fits. 50% were coughing several times an hour. 61% had problems with coughs…
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A common OTC drug damages your memory!

17 June
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine for allergies that is also used in sleep medications because it causes drowsiness: Benadryl, Tylenol PM (acetaminophen plus diphenhydramine), Advil PM (ibuprofen plus diphenhydramine), Sominex, Unisom, Robitussin, and many more.  Patients age 70 and older given…
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Why are some people always hungry?

10 June
Researchers provided a breakfast containing standardized amounts of calories, and then allowed participants to eat what they normally would for the rest of the day, for a two week period. Blood sugar levels were measured over the course of the…
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Live Longer and Healthier with Olive Oil

3 June
Health and diet data was collected from over 90,000 men and women for almost 30 years. All participants were healthy and free of heart disease and cancer at the start of the study. Results: Participants with the highest daily intake…
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May 2022

When and How should prostate cancer be treated?

27 May
A recent survey of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer found that the greatest treatment regret was associated with radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), which can lead to erectile dysfunction, urinary, and bowel incontinence. Another option: watchful waiting with regular…
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The mouth is the body’s most common entry point for infection.

20 May
There are over 700 million types of bacteria in the human mouth.  About half of U.S. adults have periodontal disease (bacteria filled pockets between teeth and gums).  Bacteria that start in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to the far…
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