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February 2023

Red 40 Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

3 February
Researchers in Canada report that an artificial food coloring made from petroleum, Red 40, may damage the intestinal lining and cause inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.  Red 40 is used in candy, soda, and chips (Doritos and Pepsi), as…
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January 2023

Curing the Lingering Cough at Night

27 January
Thyme and Ivy: Patients with acute cough due to a respiratory infection took thyme and ivy.  87% of participants had significant reductions in cough severity.  The majority of participants were symptom-free in seven days.   SAFE FOR KIDS: Clinical trial of…
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Add Vitamin D to Keep Your Brain Sharp

20 January
Researchers looked at brain levels of vitamin D in older adults who had mild to severe mental decline. Participants with the lowest vitamin D levels in their brains had the most significant mental decline. Similar results have been found in…
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It’s impossible to be healthy, slim, and fit eating a bad diet.

13 January
Based on more than 40 years of clinical research, this illuminating book, Life Without Bread, by Wolfgang Lutz, unravels the mysteries of nutrition and shows that changing the way we eat can help us feel better and live longer. It…
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Olive Oil to slow Leukemia

6 January
Researchers in Greece tested the effects of two different olive oils in patients with early stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) –a cancer of the white blood cells characterized by abnormally high white blood cell counts. There is no cure for CLL,…
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December 2022

Cancer Warning signs

16 December
If you feel sick or achy but you get better, it probably isn’t cancer. But, if you experience any of the following symptoms and are not getting any better, see a doctor: A thickening or lump in any part of…
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CoQ10 is Essential for the Kidneys

9 December
Researchers collected data from 40 young people with chronic kidney disease associated with a rare genetic mutation that causes CoQ10 deficiency.  These patients were treated with supplemental CoQ10, and the results compared to a similar group of patients that had not received…
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Vitamin D prevents inflammation.

2 December
Researchers gathered data from almost 300,000 adults looking at their blood levels of vitamin D and a c-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.  C-reactive protein is generated in the liver in response to inflammation. The higher the levels of c-reactive…
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November 2022

Boost Your Brain with Blueberries

25 November
Researchers looked at the effects of eating blueberries in overweight, pre-diabetic adults (ages 50-65) who were also experiencing mild memory decline associated with aging. For 12 weeks, half the participants received powdered blueberry extract (equivalent to eating ½ cup of…
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HDL cholesterol protects against dementia.

18 November
180 people, all age 60 or older, were evaluated for mental function through standardized tests, and their levels of HDL cholesterol measured. Results: The higher the level of HDL cholesterol, the better the participants mental function. Those with the highest levels…
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Not All Olive Oil is the Same

11 November
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, commonly referred to as Omega 9, the same oil as found in avocado, macadamia, and pecan oils. Omega 9 fatty acids are not essential or required for a healthy body. If you buy cheap…
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Tart cherry is ideal for gout treatment.

4 November
GOUT is warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint (usually a big toe) caused by deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint. Proven natural treatment: A 2012 study of 633 people with gout found that cherry intake reduced…
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October 2022

50% of all Cancers Can Be Prevented.

28 October
Maybe we should spend more time educating Americans on how to prevent cancer than the billions of dollars spent on looking for a cancer cure. But, few people really care to learn that our lifestyle choices are responsible for causing…
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Zinc Is An Antiviral Mineral

21 October
Just over 30% of the world’s population is deficient in zinc.   Zinc is required for the immune system, promotes wound healing, plays a role in bone formation, reduces colds and flu, and can slow the progression of eye disease…
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Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths in young people.

14 October
Will there ever be a drug to cure cancer? Hardly, since most of the cancers are caused by our choices. Prevention is the best cure! Choose healthy and wisely! Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths in young people. More…
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You Can Preserve the Brain Function with the Keto Diet

7 October
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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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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