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August 2022

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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Americans are Fixated on Their Screens

13 May
Americans spend 42 percent of their waking hours staring at screens!  That works out to almost 7 hours a day.  Over a lifetime (75 years) that totals almost 21 years of time.  53 percent of people say they take breaks…
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Nuts are Cancer Preventers

6 May
Almost 3,500 breast cancer survivors reported their nutrient intake, including nut consumption, soon after their diagnosis, and were followed for the next 8 years. Results: nut eaters had overall higher survival, and longer disease-free survival rates, than women who didn't…
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April 2022

The Fitness Hangover

29 April
According to a recent survey, almost 50 percent of people who regularly work out occasionally experience a "workout hangover" after an intense exercise session: Muscle pain Stiffness Fatigue Headaches Almost 1/3 of the survey respondents said they had sometimes missed…
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Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

22 April
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that creates ulcers within the inner lining of the large intestine. Read: "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall for advice on dietary changes. Use natural, anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce gut inflammation and…
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Diet Can Help Treat PCOS

15 April
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects women and is associated with symptoms of excess testosterone (irregular menstrual cycle and infertility), as well as metabolic problems: obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. In a small clinical trial, 11 women with PCOS were prescribed a…
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What do we want to know about that isn't a COVID question?

8 April
Second most searched health question on Google: How to lower blood pressure? Terry's answer: Olive leaf and grape seed! A meta analysis of 16 trials on grape seed in over 800 patients confirmed that grape seed is effective at reducing…
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March 2022

No Wonder So Many People Get Sick

25 March
9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in potassium.7 out of 10 are deficient in calcium.8 out of 10 are deficient in vitamin E.50 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. More than 50 percent…
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