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Iron Deficiency in Middle Age Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Iron Deficiency in Middle Age Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a study published in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "This was an observational study and we cannot conclude that iron deficiency causes heart disease," said study author Dr. Benedikt Schrage of the University Heart and Vasculature Centre Hamburg, Germany. "Howeve>> Read Post

Hormone Disrupting Phthalates in Foods and Cosmetics Linked to Premature Deaths

Hormone Disrupting Phthalates in Foods and Cosmetics Linked to Premature Deaths

Daily exposure to phthalates, synthetic chemicals used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows. The resulting annual economic burden is between $40 billion and $47 billion, a value more than quadruple that of previous estimates. For decades, phthalates have been shown to pose a potential danger to human health because of their abilit>> Read Post

Wiggling Worms Reveal Link Between Vitamin B12 and Alzheimer's

Wiggling Worms Reveal Link Between Vitamin B12 and Alzheimer's

Worms don't wiggle when they have Alzheimer's disease. Yet something helped worms with the disease hold onto their wiggle in Professor Jessica Tanis's lab at the University of Delaware. In solving the mystery, Tanis and her team have yielded new clues into the potential impact of diet on Alzheimer's, the dreaded degenerative brain disease afflicting more than 6 million Americans. A few years ago, Tanis and her team began investigating factors affecti>> Read Post

Natural Compound in Basil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Natural Compound in Basil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Fenchol, a natural compound abundant in basil and other plants, can help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease pathology, according to University of South Florida Health (USF Health) researchers. The study, published in the Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, details the discovery of a sensing mechanism associated with the gut microbiome that explains how fenchol reduces neurotoxicity in the Alzheimer's brain. Emerging evidence indicates that sho>> Read Post

Ketone Supplement Protects Brain Health in People With Obesity

Ketone Supplement Protects Brain Health in People With Obesity

New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shown that ketone supplements may be a novel therapeutic strategy for protecting and improving brain health in people with obesity. People with obesity are known to be at a higher risk of developing cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases. This new study found that giving a ketone supplement three times a day for 14 days enhanced blood flow to the brain and improved aspects of cognit>> Read Post

Obesity and Carbohydrates: It's Not About How Much You Eat, But What You Eat

Obesity and Carbohydrates: It's Not About How Much You Eat, But What You Eat

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that obesity affects more than 40% of American adults, placing them at higher risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. The USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans further tells us that losing weight "requires adults to reduce the number of calories they get from foods and beverages and increase the amount expended through physical activity." Th>> Read Post

Walking 7,000 Steps a Day Reduces Risk of Premature Death in Middle-Age

Walking 7,000 Steps a Day Reduces Risk of Premature Death in Middle-Age

Walking at least 7,000 steps a day reduced middle-aged people's risk of premature death from all causes by 50% to 70%, compared to that of other middle-aged people who took fewer daily steps. But walking more than 10,000 steps per day — or walking faster — did not further reduce the risk, notes lead author Amanda Paluch, a physical activity epidemiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, highli>> Read Post

Eating Walnuts Daily Lowers 'Bad' Cholesterol And May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Eating Walnuts Daily Lowers 'Bad' Cholesterol And May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as "bad cholesterol," and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults, according to new research published in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation. Healthy older adults who ate a handful of walnuts (about ½ cup) a day for two years modestly lowered th>> Read Post

Study Supports Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Patients With Osteoarthritis

Study Supports Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Patients With Osteoarthritis

A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the journal Regenerative Medicine, showed that a single injection of leukocyte-rich/PRP in the knee joint significantly improved functional mobility, pain and quality of life after six weeks. The study supports using>> Read Post

How Fructose in The Diet Alters Gut Villi to Contribute to Obesity

How Fructose in The Diet Alters Gut Villi to Contribute to Obesity

Eating fructose appears to alter cells in the digestive tract in a way that enables it to take in more nutrients, according to a preclinical study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. These changes could help to explain the well-known link between rising fructose consumption around the world and increased rates of obesity and certain cancers. The research, published August 18 in Nature, focused on the effect of a high->> Read Post

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Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

While shedding a few hairs on a daily basis is normal, losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive and may be an indication of a serious issue. Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss, affecting roughly 40 million men in the US. Approximately 25 percent of men with male-pattern hair loss will begin to lose their hair by age 30, and up to 66 percent will begin balding by age 60. An>> Read Article

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

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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

Sleep

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Spending less time in REM sleep is linked to a greater overall risk of death from any cause, as well as from cardiovascular disease and other diseases except for cancer, a new study finds.“The effect of short REM time on mortality has not been previously shown,” said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, who directs Sleep Basic Research in the Division >> Read Article

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Scientists have long studied sleep, a phenomenon that appears to be fundamental for life, yet one that in many ways remains mysterious. Almost every known animal sleeps or exhibits some form of sleeplike behavior. Without enough of it, serious consequences ensue. In humans, chronic insufficient sleep is associated with heart disease, >> Read Article

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is vital to physical and psychological health, but understanding exactly what is happening in our brains as we dream has been an enduring challenge. Scientists have long suspected that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear, watery substance that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, migh>> Read Article

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

As we grow older our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argue in an article published April 5 in>> Read Article

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain's ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer's di>> Read Article