Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer’s and other diseases

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Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer’s and other diseases Scientists trace path of bacterial toxins from the mouth to the brain and other tissues Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of […]

Pomegranate Thwarts Cancer on Multiple Levels

LIFE EXTENSION MAGAZINE For years, scientists have been intrigued by pomegranate’s potential anti-cancer benefits. Researchers are now discovering bioactive compounds in pomegranate can help thwart cancer at multiple stages of the development process.1-3 Pomegranate compounds are demonstrating the ability to protect against initial DNA mutations and impede existing cancers from spreading.1-7 All parts of the pomegranate plant, including the fruit, […]

Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

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Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression Written by Sayer Ji, March 25, 2019 A powerful clinical study shows that pennies worth of magnesium a day provides an effective, safe, affordable alternative to dangerous and relatively ineffective pharmaceutical antidepressants. Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million […]

Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’

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Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’ Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found. The more mushrooms people ate, the better they […]

Study: Family Physicians Who Learn Acupuncture Prescribe Fewer Opioids

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Study: Family Physicians Who Learn Acupuncture Prescribe Fewer Opioids How are some family physicians treating one of the biggest public health problems of the past 25 years? With a form of healing that has been practiced for millennia. Since the mid-1990s, the opioid epidemic has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans(www.drugabuse.gov)and created […]

‘Plastic Is Lethal’: Groundbreaking Report Reveals Health Risks at Every Stage in Plastics Life Cycle

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‘Plastic Is Lethal’: Groundbreaking Report Reveals Health Risks at Every Stage in Plastics Life Cycle By Olivia Rosane, February 22, 2019 With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the world’s oceans every year, there is growing concern about the proliferation of plastics in the environment. Despite this, surprisingly little is known about the full impact of plastic pollution on human […]

How Aromatherapy and Reflexology Are Changing Approaches to Pain Management

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How Aromatherapy and Reflexology Are Changing Approaches to Pain Management Why integrative therapies might be an answer to improving overall health. Lisa Blackburn, MS, APRN-CNS November 29, 2018 For some cancer patients, those who are treated with brachytherapy, the pain and anxiety that accompanies treatment can be significant. Brachytherapy is used to treat cancers that occur deep within the […]

Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

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Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms New research supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease February 5, 2019   According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid […]

Nearly 25% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Unnecessary, Study Finds

Nearly 25% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Unnecessary, Study Finds Antibiotics continue to be overprescribed at an alarming rate, and the consequences are serious. Gigen Mammoser January 23, 2019 __________________________________ While major health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been sounding the alarm on the dangers […]