Interaction

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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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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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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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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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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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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A Radiation Exposure Lesson from Birds—One We All Should Heed

…the 2-5 MgHz electrosmog range given off by our everyday appliances such as cordless phones, computers, Wi-Fi devices, baby monitors, educational interactive whiteboards, and even wired and wireless cell phone headsets. Grounding Restored the Birds’ Internal Compasses The good news for the robins is…

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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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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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