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Tomato Juice and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a real problem, worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 200 million women worldwide have osteoporosis. Plus, every three seconds a bone fracture occurs that can be traced right back to osteoporosis. It’s no wonder that Big Pharma is making a fortune off bone…

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Prevent Cardiovascular Problems AND Alzheimers with CoQ10

…after all. The April 2006 issue of Behavioral Brain Research contained a report of a study performed at Hamdard University in India, where an international team of investigators tested and reviewed the effects of CoQ10 on young, male rats. Researchers from John Hopkins University (Maryland) and the…

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Can You Follow a Strict, Healthy Vegetarian Diet?

…firmly wed to being on a strict, healthy vegetarian diet. But I would not switch to becoming a vegetarian based on The China Study. I researched international cuisine for many years and came to the conclusion that the best diet on the planet is what I call a Pan-Asian Mediterranean diet. That’s what…

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…cleaners use perchloroethylene (“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…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Stroke

According to a recent paper presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference, drinking diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers said that consuming as little as one diet soda a day could increase your risk of stroke or heart attack by 48…

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Heart-Felt Lessons from the Olympics

…motivation after such a heartbreaking loss. According to the American Heart Association, 600 deaths occur annually during sporting events. Even the International Olympic Committee recommends an ECG screening—but is yet to mandate it—and I pray that athletes are heeding that advice. * Avoid quick starts…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…confused with the U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck). A 100-strip container of the Sulfate (SO42-) Test can be purchased for $55 from Holistic Health International. Low homocysteine and high urine sulfate suggests that you would also benefit from changing to a primarily vegan diet and cutting back on foods…

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Indoor Tanning is Risky Business

…Those who start indoor tanning before age 25 have the highest skin cancer risk according to a six-country study involving 80,000 people * The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies UV radiation from tanning beds as a Class 1 carcinogen, right up there with tobacco smoke and asbestos…

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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Arrhythmia

…at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, and co-author of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution. Dr. Havas headed up an international team from Canada, Europe and the United States that collaborated to design a small but very sophisticated study into the world of electromagnetic…

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How Painful Joints Can Affect Your Heart

…impressed me was the research showing UC-II is more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin for reducing joint pain. In a study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences, researchers studied 52 adults with painful joints. Half were given 40 mg of UC-II for 90 days, and the other half received…

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Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…Aspirin Increases Bleeding Events Now, a new meta-analysis of 9 placebo-controlled trials challenges that practice. This month, the Archives of Internal Medicine published data collected from 100,000 people over six years showing that we have to treat 120 people with a daily aspirin to prevent just…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…proclaiming that “multivitamins are a waste of money” or “don’t work.” This media buzz was caused by an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with the headline, “Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.” For this editorial, the researchers cited…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…learned with all of this high-tech monitoring is that respiratory sinus arrhythmia represents an accurate assessment of your ability to cope with both internal and external environmental changes. Decreased respiratory sinus arrhythmia—having too “fixed” a heart rate interval—is now regarded as the…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

It’s been all over the news. A study review published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media…

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Can Optimism Improve Your Health?

…about what you are grateful for. However, don’t just rattle off a list. Really take the time to contemplate your feelings about each thing and internalize how each positive feature makes your life better. Also, as you encounter frustrations during the course of your day, try to put a positive spin on…

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Books on Reversing and Preventing Heart Disease

…Your Health,' by Pieter De Wet In this powerful, insightful book Dr. De Wet looks at the many facets of our lives that contribute to illness—from internal conflicts to environmental toxins. He empowers us to take charge of our own health—looking at illness not as an obstacle, but a “blessing” placed…

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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

There was more news out last week that was no news to me. You probably heard about it, too—a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that the Mediterranean diet is the only diet associated with lower risk of heart disease. Readers of my (now out-of-print) newsletter, Heart, Health…

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Vitamins and Women: What the News Reports Didn't Tell You

…are you saw the news reports yesterday about a new study that showed multivitamins cause higher mortality rates in older women. The Archives of Internal Medicine released a study that followed about 40,000 women ages 55 to 69 for 19 years and found that taking multivitamins was linked to a 2.4% increase…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…with unsaturated fats like margarine in the name of “heart health.” I couldn’t agree more. This new research was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine by a group of researchers at the University of Cambridge. For their study, they conducted a meta-analysis of 76 previous studies on fatty…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…Himalayan variety.) Prepare a rub by combining the rosemary, garlic, ground pepper, and sea salt in a small bowl and set aside. Remove wrapping and internal contents of chicken. Scrub chicken with sea salt, and rinse under running cold water—patting dry with a clean kitchen, or paper, towel. Apply olive…

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Walking Club Check-In: Walking Can Be Even Healthier than Running

…think of how strenuous exercise distorts and stresses your facial features and skin if it makes you grimace intensely for an hour. That's going on internally, too. As Dr. Sinatra explains it, these men were living proof that intense exercise ages, stresses, and injures your body's tissues because it creates…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…Well, more recently, we've received some additional scientific data on the cardio-protective aspects of chocolates and cocoas. As early as 2000, Internal Medicine News featured three separate studies—all of which concluded that dark chocolate and cocoa might actually be good for your heart. The studies…

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