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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…and decreases insulin resistance. This important mineral also helps prevent heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, asthma, and kidney stones. I recommend at least 500 mg of magnesium daily. Calcium Calcium is critical for strong bones and teeth. It combines with phosphorus to help form…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…cataracts, Alzheimer’s and overall aging. A fructose-free diet may be one of the best ways to avoid these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A high-fructose diet raises blood levels of uric acid, which increases risk of gout. In a large epidemiological study, men who consumed two or…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…that coconut oil will help you lose weight. As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and more, all I can say is that I can find no scientific data to justify a lot…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…from consuming it: * Erosion of tooth enamel * Reduced bone mineral density (caused by the upset of the body’s calcium/phosphorus balance) * Kidney stones and kidney disease This is yet another reason why I recommend you avoid sodas and stick mainly with water, teas, and coffee. I hear a lot from patients…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…Americans shouldn’t take vitamin D, especially for preventing cancer or fractures. Many of the reports also stated that the risk of developing kidney stones from vitamin D and calcium could outweigh its potential benefits. Folks, these reports aren’t only outrageous, they’re downright dangerous!…

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