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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced Pancreatitis in Susceptible Patients

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced Pancreatitis in Susceptible Patients

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely used group of drugs. Clinicians at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter Medical School have discovered that 17 per cent of patients who have two copies of a particular genetic marker are likely to go on to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed th>> Read Post

Dental, Nutrition Experts Push for Radical Reduction in Sugar Consumption

Dental, Nutrition Experts Push for Radical Reduction in Sugar Consumption

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL (University College London) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health, analysed the effect of sugars on dental caries, also known as tooth decay. They show that sugars are the only cause of tooth dec>> Read Post

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Linked to Sex Hormones in Blood

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Linked to Sex Hormones in Blood

Measuring sex hormone levels in blood may aid in identifying people likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients. A new study, published online by the peer-reviewed journal Heart Rhythm, shows that lower levels of testosterone, the predominant male sex hormone, were found in men who had a sudden cardiac arrest. Higher levels of estradiol, the major female sex hormone, were strongly associated wit>> Read Post

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? (New York Times Sunday Review)

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? (New York Times Sunday Review)

The idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry that occurred when putting fluoride in the water was first proposed, one can only imagine the furor that would ensue if such a thing were ever suggested. The debate, however, is moot. It’s a done deal. Mother Nature has already put a psychotropic drug in the drinking water, and that drug is lithium>> Read Post

New Vitamin E Report: Despite Critical Role in Health Most Americans Far Below Minimum Daily Requirement

New Vitamin E Report: Despite Critical Role in Health Most Americans Far Below Minimum Daily Requirement

Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant. A lifelong proper intake of vitamin E is also important, researchers said, but often complicated by the fact that this nutrient is one of the most difficult to obtain through diet alo>> Read Post

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

By Patton L. Whittington Not since the poet Epimenides stumbled into a cool, dark cave and fell asleep for 57 years, has sleep been such a precious commodity. Sleep experts nationwide report a sharp increase in bleary-eyed people seeking medical attention for poor sleep. "Something's happening out there," says Bethesda, Maryland pediatrician and National Sleep Foundation board member, Woodie Kessel, in a recent USA Today interview. "People are losing sl>> Read Post

Benefits of Donating Blood: Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure and Lower Risks for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Benefits of Donating Blood: Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure and Lower Risks for Heart Disease and Diabetes

The historic practice of bloodletting had little effect on most diseases and the practice was eventually abandoned in the 19th century. In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine researchers report that modern bloodletting, or blood donations, actually confer a range of positive health benefits in people with metabolic syndrome. Donating blood only twice is enough to significantly improve blood pressure levels while reducing a number of markers o>> Read Post

Higher Coffee Intake Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Disease Rates

Higher Coffee Intake Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Disease Rates

Hope you're enjoying your morning coffee - especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Researchers from the University of South Florida and the>> Read Post

Ozone Nano-Bubbles as Treatment for Periodontitis, Severe Gum Infections

Ozone Nano-Bubbles as Treatment for Periodontitis, Severe Gum Infections

A powerful new antiseptic agent, ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for treating periodontitis, or severe gum disease, according to a new study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. Lead researcher Shinichi Arakawa and colleagues at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology evaluated the bactericidal activities of ozone nano-bubble water – also k>> Read Post

New Study Reveals How Fast Ebola Virus Can Spread

New Study Reveals How Fast Ebola Virus Can Spread

Earlier this week Liberia's defense minister, Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council that Ebola "is now spreading like wildfire, devouring everything in its path." A new study just released shows us how fast the deadly virus is spreading. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Tokyo analysed transmission rates of Ebola in West African countries to determine how rapidly the disease is spreading. They found that transm>> Read Post

Common Anti-Malarial Drug May Reverse Cancer

Common Anti-Malarial Drug May Reverse Cancer

Researchers report that a common anti-malaria drug, chloroquine, has reversed cancer cells in fruit fly eyes, completely restoring the cancerous cells back into normal, healthy cells. It's important to note that an actual reversal of a cancer has never been observed before, and its very likely that the possibility of reversing cancer cell back to normal has never even been seriously discussed beyond the purely theoretical, what-if stage. And given that>> Read Post

Older Adults Need to Double Protein Intake to Prevent Muscle Loss

Older Adults Need to Double Protein Intake to Prevent Muscle Loss

You are what you eat, especially when it comes to how your body builds protein. It is well known that consuming protein stimulates the body's cells to build protein. However, getting older combined with eating less protein can lead to a decline in the body's muscle-building efficiency. Maintaining and building muscle is especially important for older individuals. Increased muscle mass can contribute to a healthier weight, better fitness and an improved qua>> Read Post

Longtime Smokers Kick Habit with Help From Magic Mushrooms

Longtime Smokers Kick Habit with Help From Magic Mushrooms

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a small number of longtime smokers who had failed numerous attempts to kick the habit have succesfully quit smoking with the aid of psilocybin – the active hallucinogenic agent in "magic mushrooms" – as part of cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program. The abstinence rate for study was 80 percent, with 12 of the 15 participants remaining smoke free after six months, a rate much higher than typical in smoking c>> Read Post

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Results Suggest Vitamin D Deficiency is Cause – Not Consequence – of Atherosclerosis Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease, and lower levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. A growing body of research shows that vitamin D may be beneficial in preventing heart di>> Read Post

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Researchers have discovered bacteria that normally resides on teeth in the synovial fluid of patients requiring joint replacement surgery. The study from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is just one of many that is linking oral bacteria to a host of health problems caused by bacteria that escape from the mouth and enter the blood stream. The researchers, comprising a team of dental, orthopedic and arthritis specialists, poin>> Read Post

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Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip. Although there are types of bacteria that can make us sick, Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team are most interested in the thousands of other bacteria — many already living inside our bodies — that actually keep us healthy. His pas>> Read Article

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

By Jim English  Tonic Herbalism is the practice of combining traditional ‘tonic herbs’ to achieve a synergistic effect that far greater than what can be obtained by taking individual herbs. The basis for tonic herbalism is the belief that, through regular consumption, tonic herbs help the body maintain its self-regulatory capacity, assuring optimal functioning. Tonic herbs, referred to in Asia as “superior herbs,” comprise an “elite class” of about 60 >> Read Article

Lithium Orotate

Lithium Orotate

The Unique, Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses   By Ward Dean MD and Jim English Lithium is a mineral with a cloudy reputation. It is an alkali metal in the same family as sodium, potassium and other elements. Although lithium is highly effective in the treatment of manic depressive illness (X4 DI), its pharmaceutical (prescription) versions – lithium carbonate and lithium citrate – must be used with caution. (1) The reason for the caution with pr>> Read Article

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Health authorities around the globe continue to warn of a potential influenza pandemic that they fear the world is ill prepared to cope with. As communicable disease experts scrutinize daily reports for signs of an impending outbreak, public health specialists and drug manufacturers are working to develop vaccines, drugs, and strategies to quarantine and treat the ill. Unfortunately these plans will take years to implement, and some of the most dangerous s>> Read Article

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Allergy Season

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Winter is over and everyone should feel free to retire “snowpocalypse” and “polar vortex” from their vocabulary. If letting go of these buzz words isn’t that easy, take comfort in this: The harsh winter could cause a historically bad allergy season because of what some are referring to as the “pollen vortex.” Essentially, the long wint>> Read Article

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene. But far from saying microbial exposure is not important, the report concludes that losing>> Read Article

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, >> Read Article

AllerPhase,

AllerPhase, "It Is The Only Thing That Works For Me."

I live in the beautiful Northwest where there is much mold and pollen, plus I often pet-sit for people and am allergic to animals (especially during allergy season). This year the pollen hit suddenly and I was much in need of some relief! Thankfully, I still had some AllerPhase from last year's allergy season and it helped almost immediat>> Read Article

Allerphase And Pet Dander

Allerphase And Pet Dander

I have to say I’m quite impressed with AllerPhase. I have suffered with severe hay fever and allergies for years in Canada until I moved to California a few years ago. The allergens and pollens are different here than on the east coast so I considered myself pretty much allergy free once I moved. Recently, I adopted a dog which does not s>> Read Article

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AllerPhase® User Reports “Enormous Difference”

I first read about your product, AllerPhase, in an article in HSI that said it would only take 25 to 35 minutes to work. They were exactly correct, as I felt an enormous difference right then. I now take 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the night, and I feel perfectly good. This is substantially better than taking allergy shots. I have been>> Read Article

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Customer Surprised With AllerPhase® And ImmunoPhase®

February 12, 2010 I first heard about AllerPhase and ImmunoPhase through my dentist. I bought the products with much speculation, basically to shut him up. I had the product in my cabinet for about 2 months and had not taken any of them. I have struggled with seasonal issues associated with molds and cedar pollen for 42 years. I was>> Read Article

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AllerPhase® Helps Reader Breath Freely Again

I have really bad allergic reactions to all of the perfumes and chemicals found in lotions, hairsprays and aftershave. I simply can’t be around any those products and need to have fresh air. The only way I can cope with this problem is to stay in my own room, away from other people, or to carry oxygen bottles with me everywhere I go so th>> Read Article

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AllerPhase Relieves Discomfort Aggravated By Smoke

January 1, 2010 I wanted to let your readers know how well AllerPhase works for me. After years of suffering non-stop from seasonal irritations aggravated by smoke (we have a wood burning stove), my nose ran and I sneezed all the time. I tried HistaBlock from Nature Sunshine, and nothing worked at all. I tried an over-the-counter produ>> Read Article

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AllerPhase Brings Relief In Under An Hour

To Whom It May Concern: I caught the flu, whether seasonal or H1N1, I do not know, and being a loyal Tango Nutrition veteran, I immediately began taking a defense regimen of three ImmunoPhase and three BronchoPhase capsules every four hours. On Day Two, I began experiencing an irritating nasal drip that soon caused me to start coughing.>> Read Article

Sleep

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

By Patton L. Whittington Not since the poet Epimenides stumbled into a cool, dark cave and fell asleep for 57 years, has sleep been such a precious commodity. Sleep experts nationwide report a sharp increase in bleary-eyed people seeking medical attention for poor sleep. "Something's happening out there," says Bethesda, Maryland pediat>> Read Article

Study Reveals Why Aging Humans Experience Sleep Loss, Disruption

Study Reveals Why Aging Humans Experience Sleep Loss, Disruption

As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers a>> Read Article

New Implantable

New Implantable "Sleep Pacemaker" for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the United States to begin offering a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This first-of-its-kind treatment consists of a small implantable system called Inspire™ Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy. It has been clinically proven to signific>> Read Article

Healthy Lifestyle Habits Buffer Stress and Slow Cellular Aging

Healthy Lifestyle Habits Buffer Stress and Slow Cellular Aging

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of daily stress accumulates overtime and accelerates cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening >> Read Article

Restoring Deep, Slow Wave Sleep to Enhance Health and Increase Lifespan

Restoring Deep, Slow Wave Sleep to Enhance Health and Increase Lifespan

by Jim English If you have trouble falling asleep, wake up frequently in the middle of the night, or drag yourself out of bed in the morning feeling drained and exhausted, you're not alone. A survey conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reveals that as many as 40 million Americans suffer from disrupte>> Read Article

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep Disruption

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep Disruption

Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects can be counterbalanced by fresh, young red blood cells – making blood donations a potential therapy for shift workers. The scientists, led by Dr Mar>> Read Article

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of a rapidly aging society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past re>> Read Article

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Men

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Men

Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some insomnia symptoms are associated with an increased risk of mortality in men. "Insomnia is a common health issue, particularly in older ad>> Read Article

Sleep Well, Be Well: National Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority

Sleep Well, Be Well: National Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise A nationwide “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign was launched May 12, 2014 as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Resear>> Read Article

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to new research from Japan. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiolog>> Read Article