Immune-System

Questioning the Effectiveness of Tamiflu

Year after year, Tamiflu continues to be a goldmine for the pharmaceutical company Roche. This single drug garnered sales of $3.4 billion in 2009, the year of the H1N1 (swine flu) “epidemic,” and governments around the globe have been stockpiling it ever since. Tamiflu’s claim to…

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Treating Shingles Naturally

Every year, a million new cases of herpes zoster, better known as shingles, are diagnosed in the U.S. This condition, which will affect roughly one in three Americans during their lifetimes, typically begins with numbness, tingling or itching on one side of the head or body along the nerve lines and…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

Most of the time, people associate the word “bacteria” with germs, illness or something else that’s bad for your health. But probiotics—strains of beneficial bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract—are actually good for you. Probiotics are best known for their role…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

Everyone knows all about the benefits of milk. It’s good for your teeth, it’s essential for strong bones, and everyone should drink three cups a day in order to maintain good health. Well, guess what? All these claims are bogus. The Truth About Milk First off, cows’ milk is a…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

While it’s true that some health conditions pop up suddenly and catch you unaware, most come on gradually with warning signs. In fact, your body is always communicating with you, dropping subtle—as well as not-so-subtle—hints about potential problems on the horizon. By paying…

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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

In hospital rooms around the world you’ll find patients in beds with an intravenous (IV) port—typically in their hand or arm—hooked up to a hanging bag or bottle filled with water and a dextrose or saline solution. This mixture is slowly infused into the patient’s bloodstream…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

Several years ago, at the request of my wife—who put up with my snoring but was disturbed by the increasing frequency of episodes when I appeared to stop breathing—I got tested for sleep apnea. In case you aren’t familiar with this condition, apnea means “no breath,”…

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