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Medical Radiation Increases Cancer Risk Factors

…who believe patients should not even be told about the risks of medical radiation exposure for fear they’ll refuse necessary CTs. She also emphasizes that avoiding or cutting back on medical radiation is a proven, important action women should take to reduce breast cancer risk…

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Know Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

…treatment for prostate cancer and doesn’t increase longevity. Plus, other conventional therapies such as removal of the prostate and radiation therapies can cause a plethora of debilitating side-effects. Furthermore, rarely are any of these prostate cancer treatment options more effective…

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Three Steps to Preserve Your Vision Health

…glasses for men.) 3. Eat dark, leafy green vegetables. These plant foods contain lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds that absorb some of the harmful UV radiation that enters the eyes. These nutrients also increase the thickness of the macula, the area in the retina involved in central vision that thins…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…improved cognitive functioning, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—along with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? Look for high-quality chocolate bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Unsweetened dark…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…The reason vitamin D deficiencies run rampant during the winter is because the primary source of this very important vitamin is ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, which stimulates the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin. But, in wintertime, the angle of the sun plus absorption by the atmosphere…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…improved cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity—along with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? I recommend choosing dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants. You want to look for…

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…imaging scans for low back pain are an unnecessary waste of resources with a serious potential to harm. CTs expose patients to hefty doses of radiation, and findings on MRI, the most popular scans for patients with sciatica, have little correlation with symptoms. Many people with MRI-detected disc…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…long flights reduces risk of deep vein thrombosis. Another study discovered that cancer patients who took Pycnogenol during chemotherapy or radiation had less vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and other side effects. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever taken Pycnogenol? You May Also Be Interested…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…and diuretics, are linked with chronic dry mouth. Sjögren’s syndrome, nerve damage to the head and neck, and chemotherapy drugs and radiation may also contribute to the problem. One study found that CoQ10 supplements can be a simple and effective solution for dry mouth syndrome. When…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…up energy-starved brain cells. Patients with cancer will likely benefit from L-carnitine as well. Most people who undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation report significant fatigue. In addition, advanced disease is associated with cachexia, or muscle wasting and weight loss, and low carnitine levels…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…devices at Whitaker Wellness that safely and comfortably deliver heat where it’s really needed. High-intensity laser and infrared light therapy radiate specific wavelengths of light through the skin and into the underlying tissues, where they increase tissue temperatures, dilate blood vessels,…

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Prolotherapy: Pain Relief That Lasts

…and nerves exiting the spinal cord. This results not only in pain in the lower back, but also, depending on which nerves are pinched, pain radiating into the buttocks or legs. Loose ligaments can cause problems anywhere in the spine. When the ligaments supporting the vertebral segments weaken,…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

…greens, and other leafy greens? Leafy greens are great sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids abundant in the eyes that filter out harmful radiation. 3. Do you eat several eggs a week? Egg yolks are nature’s richest source of lutein and zeaxanthin. Aim for no more than one yolk a day.…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…(DEXA). This bone density test is quick, painless, noninvasive, and quite safe—although it does expose you to a very small amount of radiation. Now it’s your turn: Do you already get any of these medical tests? You May Also Be Interested In: * Three Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Screening…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…reflection," as beta-carotene increases pigmentation in the skin, which slows the absorption of UV radiation. Benefits of Carotenoids: A Shield for Your Eyes Speaking of UV radiation, your eyes are subject to a constant onslaught. Fortunately, and as you may already know, the carotenoids…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…onslaught of free radicals generated not only by the body’s metabolism but also by heavy metals, environmental toxins, drugs, and radiation. By decreasing LDL cholesterol and plaque deposits on artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis.…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…glutathione. It also plays crucial roles in the immune response, DNA repair, and the detoxification process that neutralizes drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic wastes, and other toxins and carcinogens. Given this broad range of activities, it makes sense that glutathione depletion is associated…

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