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  • 6/25/2007
    A peer reviewed study released today finds that Echinacea is effective at preventing and reversing colds. This is in total contradiction of several previous peer reviewed studies that proved it didn't.
  • 6/20/2007
    Two new studies just released on diabetes should serve as a wake up call to the powers that be; but of course, that won't happen. One out of every eight U.S.federal health care dollars is spent treating people with diabetes.
  • 6/15/2007
    Presidential candidate John Edwards unveiled his version of a universal healthcare proposal today. And like Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama before him, it's utter nonsense.
  • 6/12/2007
    Canadian Researchers announced today that studies prove that children who got antibiotics as babies had double the risk of developing asthma by age 7.
  • 6/4/2007
    The results of a new study just announced at a meeting of the Amerian Society of Clinical Oncology concluded that flaxseed supplementation significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation rates in men with prostate cancer.
  • Liver Detox and Alcohol Cleanse
    5/27/2007
    Recently I've received several questions from people asking if there are there any special considerations for someone who is a heavy drinker who wants to do a liver cleanse.
  • 5/26/2007
    Under Hillary Clinton's cost control proposal, insurers would have to follow the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on what preventive care to cover.
  • 5/25/2007
    This is certainly a personal decision, and there are many reasons for not wanting to get vaccinated. Exlore thimerosal free Hepatitis B vaccines.
  • 5/24/2007
    Food allergies are not always triggered by food. They are often the result of a cumulative build up of other allergens in the body.
  • 5/23/2007
    If you find good quality yogurt and kefir that do more right than not, then they can be a useful addition to your diet but, regardless, they will not contain all of the essential strains of beneficial bacteria.
  • 5/22/2007
    Fermented soy is a 'reasonable' part of the diet when used in 'reasonable' amounts. Soy becomes a problem food when used as the main protein, or as a large scale dairy replacement.
  • 5/20/2007
    Premature ovarian failure (POF), at one time called premature menopause, describes a stop in the normal functioning of the ovaries in a woman younger than age 40.
  • 5/18/2007
    A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that taking multivitamins and antioxidants significantly increases men's risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancer.
  • 5/14/2007
    Despite official guidance advocating alternative treatments, the number of prescriptions for antidepressants in Europe is soaring.
  • 5/6/2007
    According to two just released studies, a treasure hunt for genes has found that up to three-quarters of people of European descent have DNA that raises their risk for heart disease -- and these genes are close to a stretch of DNA linked to diabetes.
  • 4/24/2007
    Earlier this month, the FDA came down on Redux Beverages, the company behind Cocaine Soda, claiming they were marketing it as a drug.
  • 4/17/2007
    An estimated 5.1 million people in the United States suffer from gout, and it is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men. Gout affects approximately 3 times as many men as women, and men are more likely than women to have gout at all ages.
  • 4/16/2007
    Certainly, there are times it makes sense to remove tonsils and adenoids even though they are an integral part of the lymph/immune system. When they are removed, the body adapts and moves functions elsewhere; however, there are cases when natural alternatives are enough to relieve the problem.
  • 4/13/2007
    Usually, I'm asked how to lose weight, or gain control of our weight, but occasionally I really do get asked how to gain good, strong, healthy weight.
  • 4/13/2007
    Is there a gene that contributes to obesity? Sure! But proclaiming that there's a 'gene that makes you fat' is totally irresponsible.
  • 4/11/2007
    Researchers found that angioplasty did not save lives or prevent heart attacks in non-emergency heart patients.
  • 4/11/2007
    On April 30, 2007 the FDA will close the public comment period on a 'Guidance' which will classify many alternative health practices and supplements as drugs.
  • 4/11/2007
    In a recently released study researchers found that, in general, the more beef a woman ate, the lower her son's sperm count was throughout his entire life.
  • 4/10/2007
    Chemotherapy drugs are known carcinogens. If you use a chemotherapy drug to get rid of a cancer, why would you be surprised that you might find another cancer down the road?
  • 4/9/2007
    Hormones, diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency and stress play a role, but in simple terms acne happens when a skin pore gets plugged.

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