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My Multi-Nutrient Just Made Yahoo's List of the Top 5 Supplements

…quickest multivitamin off the drugstore shelves. But recently, Jim Healthy on Yahoo’s Healthy Living Channel dug a little deeper in an interesting article about how he chose which five supplements to take with him on an overseas journey. Not surprisingly, grocery store one-a-days didn’t make the cut…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

…the labels are 100 percent accurate. The Consumer Reports article also goes on to claim that supplements are not proven to cure major diseases, or offer protection from heart disease or cancer. As often happens in these anti-supplement articles, the reporters dug up a few isolated studies that illustrated…

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Beware the Dangers of Drugs and Nutrient Depletion

…publishing my Health & Healing newsletter I’ve written hundreds, if not thousands, of articles on a variety of health topics, including the danger of drugs. I want to share information from one of the most important articles I’ve written—“Are Your Drugs Robbing You of Nutrients?”—which focuses on…

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Statins and Their Side Effects

Did you know that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs … * Have been used in the US since 1987, and during that time there have been numerous articles discussing their toxicity. Yet your doctor still says statins are safe! * Are the most successful class of drugs in history, generating more money in…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…recommendation. But I can’t imagine which studies the task force reviewed to reach their conclusions. There are more than 38,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the National Institutes of Health database on vitamin D. They show that vitamin D supplementation is protective against: * Cancer * Heart disease…

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Questioning the Effectiveness of Tamiflu

…safety remains hidden from appropriate and necessary independent scrutiny.” Now, another review of the data, which was presented in a series of articles published in the BMJ earlier this month, concluded that Tamiflu and Relenza (another antiviral flu medication) had only marginal benefits in terms…

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FDA Action On Statins: Too Little, Too Late & Too Risky!

…can see it here. But only now has the FDA decided to take action. The link between statins and memory loss isn’t new either. I wrote an entire article about this issue five years ago. At that time, a retired professor of business law and computer science was taking the statin drug Zocor to lower his…

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Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

…as you age, you recover from injuries more slowly, and your ability to do vigorous activities is substantially reduced. Around this time I read an article in an in-flight magazine that described the benefits of swimming. I started swimming that day and, “Voila!” A new exercise passion was born. It…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Health Hazards of Summer

I just read an article that said experts are predicting a worse than usual mosquito season this year. That got me thinking about growing up in Georgia, where hot summer days meant no school, plenty of daylight, fresh peaches from roadside stands, and sleeping out on the back porch to stay cool. Plus…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…perhaps other strains appear to tone down the stress response and improve anxiety and depression. * Skin. The journal Gut Pathogens also published an article highlighting the links between intestinal bacteria, mood and acne. The authors note that there is an established connection between skin conditions…

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Prolotherapy: Pain Relief That Lasts

…I slowly recovered only to repeat the whole miserable business the following July. My self-confidence left me and I was afraid to move! I read an article about prolotherapy and, through the Internet, I located a doctor in my area who would perform the treatment. After six sessions, I was like a new person…

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