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Changing The Chorus On Cholesterol, At Last!

Added March 29, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, Nutrition

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Exactly a year ago, I was saying on this blog that cholesterol has been the so called “big baddy” on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol – while at the same time taking prescription statins. We also pointed out that, in fact, the exact opposite was the way to go as one ...

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Vitamin B12 & Why Do We Need It?

Added February 27, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

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Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is often known as our “memory-boosting, brain health” nutrient. But that is not all, we also need sufficient levels of B12 to: 1. Convert carbohydrates into the glucose used by the body for energy. 2. Prevent the brain shrinkage - a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. 3. Regulate the nervous system for a reduction in depression and anxiety. 4. Spark cellular reproduction to renew the health of hair, skin and nails. 5. Work with vitamin B9 (also known as ...

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Should Hormone Replacement Therapy Go Hand In Hand With The Menopause?

Added February 18, 2015, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Women's Health

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Every so often the subject of hormone replacement therapy comes up in the media and, just last week, here in the UK, there was a report that fifty two separate studies had found that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer - with an extra case for every one thousand women taking the drugs for five years from the age of fifty. The report quoted various sources as saying “this was a "modest increase on a relatively uncommon cancer" ...

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Dementia & The Link With Pharmaceuticals

Added January 31, 2015, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

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Dementia is a gradual decline of how the brain functions where it slowly interferes with a person's ability to carry out the normal tasks of daily living. Although there are around 100 different types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those living with dementia. Sadly, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Dementia and medications Now, a study has linked common medications to dementia. However 4 out of 5 of the types of treatments ...

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Cherries or Cherry Juice to Combat Those Insomnia Blues

Added December 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Environment, Health, How To

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Isn't it great when you can drink a delicious beverage and it turns out to be healthy and good for you too? One such drink is pure, natural cherry juice which is the perfect alternative to fresh cherries when the latter are not in season – basically for ten months of the year. During the other two months, treat yourself to some fresh cherries as these are a great source of melatonin, making the perfect bedtime snack. In fact studies ...

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Why You Should Avoid Antibiotics When Treating Rosacea

Added October 29, 2014, Under: Drugs, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

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Medical doctors will often prescribe antibiotics, when you present with the symptoms of rosacea, suggesting you continue with one type for up to three months before trying a different type. We would like to explain why this is not a good idea nor the best solution. But first, what are the symptoms of rosacea? Rosacea is pronounced roh-ZAY-sha and causes facial redness and spots together with flushing. It typically affects the cheeks, nose and forehead and, though it’s not painful, it can be ...

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Migraines, Meditation & More…

Added September 15, 2014, Under: Drugs, Headaches & Migraines

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Nobody wants to suffer from migraines but a recent small study published in the journal Headache suggests that meditation may help relieve the intensity and duration of migraines. The study was conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where researchers assigned 19 people with migraines either to standard medical care or to an eight week program called “mindfulness-based stress reduction”. This is also known as MBSR and the migraine sufferers undertook the program for some 30 minutes a day. What ...

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Phototherapy Is One Of The Solutions For Chronic Psoriasis

Added August 25, 2014, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, Skin Conditions

Psoriasis vulgaris is an disease that affects the skin

More than 125 million people worldwide live with psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. What are the symptoms of psoriasis? This skin condition causes a build up of itchy, thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales, with other symptoms including: Severe dandruff on the scalp. Joint pain or aching and perhaps a symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Roughly 30% of those with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Nail changes, including thick yellow-brown nails, dents and ...

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Parkinson’s Disease & Is This Condition Becoming More Common?

Added May 7, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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Named after the doctor who first described the condition, Parkinson's disease (or PD) is a chronic disorder affecting how the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body.   The disease is caused by the slow deterioration of those nerve cells in the brain which create dopamine. Dopamine is a natural substance.  It is found in the brain and helps control muscle movement throughout the body. In recent years, at least 3 friends have been diagnosed with ...

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Is It Time to Hand Out Statins to the Middle Aged & Older Like Candy? | Amoils.com

Added March 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

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Cholesterol has been the so called "big baddy" on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol - while at the same time taking prescription statins. In fact, the exact opposite is the way to go as one of the best ways to raise your HDL cholesterol is to consume more dietary fats, ...

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