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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…used combinations of vitamins and minerals with conventional drugs (while reducing their reliance on medication) without any serious medication interactions. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be cautious, however. The literature is loaded with studies demonstrating that herbs—like drugs—can trigger…

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Grapefruit Interactions with Medication and Your Liver

…accumulate. That brings up another problem—that a drug affected by grapefruit interactions can either be poorly absorbed or reach toxic levels. What's also impotant to know is that the signs of a grapefruit-drug interaction issue can be insidious and subtle. For instance, someone taking an antidepressant…

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Cardiovascular Concern: Drug Interactions

Most people know there can be side effects from drugs, but they don’t realize that medications can interact with other medications, supplements, and even food. These interactions can drain vital nutrients from your body and counteract the healing powers of the drugs. As you deal with heart risk factors…

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The Truth About Cholesterol

…recycling and excretion. LDL, often referred to as the “bad cholesterol” only becomes unsafe when it interacts with molecular fragments called free radicals. The effect of such interaction is that the LDL becomes oxidized. Unlike normal LDL, oxidized LDL has toxic effects on the cells it attaches…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…completely safe, and it’s impossible for your cells to absorb too much of it. LDL becomes unsafe only when it interacts with molecular fragments called free radicals. The effect of such interaction is that the LDL becomes oxidized. The Dangers of Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Unlike normal LDL cholesterol levels…

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Your Questions Answered

…posted lately, and I'd like to respond to a few of them. My recent post on far infrared sauna generated two questions. Peggy asked if there was any interaction between the far infrared light and estrogen-positive breast cancer or prostate cancer. She says she's read that infrared light can activate cancer…

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Vitamin K2 Benefits and Coumadin

…Researchers suggest that Coumadin inhibits the K2-dependent MGP protein system that keeps calcium out of arterial walls. Thus, vitamin K and Coumadin interaction may actually encourage cardiovascular calcification as an adverse side effect. As you might imagine, this dilemma has many doctors and holistic health…

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Why You Need a CoQ10 Supplement

…there can be side effects from drugs, you may be among the many who don’t realize that medication interactions can affect other medications, supplements and even food. These medication interactions can drain vital nutrients from your body and counteract the healing powers of the drugs. As you age,…

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Grapefruit: Friend or Foe?

interactions years ago in Heart, Health, & Nutrition. Now, the FDA mandates that drugs undergo testing for reactions with grapefruit, and an appropriate warning label is included with each prescription. Nevertheless, it’s reported that many patients, nurses and doctors aren’t aware of the interactions

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…didn’t come easy—and in fact, snuck up on the family over time. Like many people with dementia, at times Peg is conversational and appropriately interacting with her environment. Yet, more and more of the time she’s easily confused and disoriented. Slowly, caring for Peg at home had become a 24/7 proposition…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…disease are the result of what I call a “perfect storm," which is usually the case with most health conditions. This means that there are complex interactions between our genetic structure and our environment that can tip the scale and jeopardize our precious brains. For Alzheimer’s disease, one risk…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…should only eat grapefruit (or drink grapefruit juice) after talking with your doctor to confirm that none of the medications you're taking will interact with it. The effects of many cardiovascular drugs, including statins, can be intensified when combined with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…allows you to measure your heart rate variability pattern in real time and learn how to increase the variability through breathing, as well as interactive games. There are also several videos that detail this, one on how the emwave works, and another for more on the science behind the Stresseraser.…

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Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

…cranberries. Studies have shown that these tiny red, sweet-tart berries can help to lower cholesterol and have a favorable impact on cholesterol interactions. Plus, cranberries are loaded with antioxidants. Many people serve cranberry sauce to their Thanksgiving table, which is loaded with sugar. One…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

….asp—The Green-Field Library can help you find references and resources. * www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_4719.asp?type=more_information—A helpful interactive tour of the brain. * www.alz.org/memorywalk—Great info on the Memory Walk, which raises public awareness for Alzhemimer’s disease. * www.candlelighting…

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Cool Down When Anger Heats Up

…you effectively cancel out the negative ones caused by the stressful situation. This effect is due to the unique way in which the heart and brain interact with each other. Whereas it’s often thought that the brain tells the heart what to do, the heart’s function is also influenced by its own memory…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…I like the fact that it contains small amounts of activated omega-6s, which we need in small amounts several times a week to help balance the interactions of other omega-6s, as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Here's the Recipe for This Heart-Healthy Breakfast I've tweaked the recipe a bit to make…

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Three Tips for Detoxifying

…,000 mg of D-glucarate per day for detoxifying. We have yet to see side effects or toxicity with any form of glucarate. There are no known drug interactions, although it is possible that D-glucarate could increase the elimination of certain drugs or hormones from the body, making them less effective…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…exceedingly safer than pharmaceutical drugs, are taken in high doses they can cause toxicity—just like a pharmaceutical drug can. One of the classic interactions that cause harm is high-dose beta carotene and/or vitamin A taken by smokers and asbestos workers. This combination has been shown in human and…

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