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Rosemary to the Rescue

…refrigerator, not the kitchen counter. Set aside any extra sauce you wish to use for basting before it touches the raw foods. We also follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off visible fat before grilling, and cook it at a higher rack position so that it is farther from the heat. (Use only the minimum…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…radioactive isotope tritium in the groundwater around nuclear plants in Illinois, New York, Arizona, and Vermont. Long-term exposure can lead to cancer risk, birth defects, and genetic damage. What can you do to protect yourself? * Sea vegetables—with their high sodium alginate content—are great…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: Summer Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

…He came to visualize heart failure as the result of a literally “energy-starved heart.” Then, he started looking at other situations, such as cancer, in terms of cellular energy. After learning to see the body as electrically dynamic—no quantum leap when one is used to looking at the heart’s…

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Happiness Can Extend Your Life

I’ve long talked about the healing power of optimism. I have even seen how positive thinking can help to fight cancer. Now, a new study shows that maintaining a positive attitude can extend your life. Researchers at the University College of London just released the findings of their English Longitudinal…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…expected to worsen by 2050. Of Americans over 65 living with Alzheimer's, almost two-thirds are women. While after age 65, a women's risk for breast cancer is an alarming 1 in 11, her risk for Alzheimer's dementia is even worse: 1 in 6. So, the best thing you can do is to know your risk factors and do…

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Israel Issues a New Warning About Cell Phone Dangers

…following health alert: “Warning—the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.” Cell phone advertising targeted to children will also be banned. As I’ve reported to you before, carrying a cell phone…

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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…on animal protein sources. Animal proteins may be laced with dangerous insecticides, pesticides, and radiation—all of which can set you up for cancer and heart problems down the road. Heart-Healthy Eating Includes Fats For years, the common wisdom for heart-healthy eating was to limit your overall…

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How To Avoid Age Spots and Sun Damage to Skin

Do you have age spots? Those large freckles or brown spots on the back of your hands or other areas of the skin are the result of free radical damage to skin cells, particularly collagen and underlying connective tissue. Foods To Eat in Age Spot Treatment The good news is that a high intake of…

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…(“Perc”) as a primary solvent, a dry cleaning chemical noted to be "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The people most at risk are those who work with dry cleaning chemicals all day, and it’s suggested that the amount we get with dry cleaning…

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Vitamin B12 Supplements: What Doctors Aren’t Telling You

…the blood vessels. * Vitamin B12 protects your prostate. That’s because it helps to minimize chromosomal breakage, reducing the risk of prostate cancer. * Microwave ovens break down vitamin B12 into inactive substances. * Your ability to absorb vitamin B12 diminishes with age. Many of us beyond our…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…Are 5 Things You Should Avoid for Good Heart Health Heart Health Mistake #1: Smoking. Not only does this addiction precipitate lung and pancreatic cancer, smoking is one of the heart disease risk factors. It can cause heart disease and a three-fold increase in age-related macular degeneration (AMD, the…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…229,119 men for 13 years. All were between 50-71 years of age and in good health. They excluded anyone with a history of stroke, heart disease or cancer. After adjusting for variables like smoking, they found that the more coffee people drank, the longer they lived. The health benefits of drinking a…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…Chemical sugar substitutes like aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin haven’t earned my trust either and can potentially contribute to diabetes and cancer. If you have to feed a sweet tooth, opt for very small amounts of honey, pure maple syrup, or the natural sweetener Stevia. 5. Margarine: Margarine…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

One of the most important things I’ve learned as a cardiologist is the enormous impact emotions can have on heart health. Stress is a major contributor to heart attacks. As I’ve often said, prevention starts from the neck up. But what many people don’t realize is that the converse is also…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…cutting back on red meat to lower your heart health risk, over-consumption of red meat is associated with a higher incidence of both heart disease and cancer. The researchers also suggested that, “the safety of chronic L-carnitine supplementation should be examined, as high amounts of orally ingested L…

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Grapefruit Health Benefits and Side Effects

…Moderation According to a British study, postmenopausal women eating half a fresh grapefruit daily were 30 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than those not consuming the fruit. And we know that even HRT can be affected by grapefruit. One speculation is that the grapefruit interactions in…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…great source of sulfur, an important antioxidant. 2. Rosemary — Rosemary contains carnosol, an antioxidant important for the prevention of skin cancer. 3. Oregano — A natural COX-2 inhibitor and anti-inflammatory, similar to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) but without the potential…

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