New blood sugar support product heads off sugar spikes naturally
2013-08-22 - A powerful new blood sugar support product combines several sugar-spike busting botanicals including green coffee bean extract and curcumin to help you maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Seniors beat youngsters in consistent cognitive performance
2013-08-22 - In a new study older adults performed more consistently on a series of nine cognitive tests than younger adults.
Low vitamin D levels could lead to disability
2013-08-15 - A new study find that vitamin D deficiency... a common problem with seniors... is linked to physical limitations and may lead to further disability as you age.
Anemia in seniors linked to higher dementia risks
2013-08-15 - A new study has linked anemia in seniors with a significantly higher risk of dementia.
Flawed fish-oil study finds bogus link to prostate cancer
2013-08-08 - The mainstream media is claiming that a rehash of data from an older study links fish oil to raised prostate cancer, but their logic is full of flaws and their conclusions bogus.
Heart surgeries done during full moon are more successful
2013-08-08 - A new study links less deaths and shorter hospital stays for heart surgeries done during a waning full moon.
Nuts drive down cancer and heart disease risks
2013-08-01 - New studies confirm nuts role in good health including dramatically driving down cancer and heart disease risks.
Choline improves memory and attention span
2013-08-01 - A new study finds that the B vitamin choline may be able to improve memory and increase attention span.
How acetaminophen can lead to liver damage or death
2013-07-25 - Acetaminophen overdoses lead to 78,000 ER visits, 26,000 hospitalizations and 483 deaths every year due to liver failure.
Fish may help kids with reading, memory, and behavior problems
2013-07-25 - We knew fish was brain food and now a new study confirms omega 3's may help kids with reading issues, memory deficits and behavior problems.
Poor sleep could raise your risk for prostate cancer
2013-07-18 - We already knew that poor sleep can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and even fertility problems. Now a new study finds that sleep problems may double your risk of prostate cancer in some cases.
Squeezable fruit pouches are not a healthy snack
2013-07-18 - Squeezable fruit pouches can lead to tooth decay and cause the kind of unhealthy blood sugar spikes that can contribute to raising diabetes risk.
Grapes help reduce heart failure risk
2013-07-11 - A new study has found that grapes could reduce hypertension-liked heart failure.
Vitamin C may help you breathe easier after exercise
2013-07-11 - Vitamin C could reduce wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath brought on by exercise, a new review finds.
Cocoa linked to a drop in inflammation and diabetes risk
2013-07-04 - A new study has found that cocoa may be able to help dramatically reduce disease-linked inflammation and risks for fatty liver disease and diabetes... helping to reduce the negative effects from eating a high fat diet.
High temperatures can be dangerous and even deadly for the elderly
2013-07-04 - As the heat and humidity rise a few common sense precautions can help you stay safe from heat stroke or worse.
Artificial sweetener sucralose raises insulin levels
2013-06-27 - A new study has found the sugar-free artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) can raise peak blood sugar and insulin levels.
Fish oil lowers heart stress response
2013-06-27 - A new study find that fish oil supplements can help a stressed heart by reducing heart rate and muscle reactivity.
Obesity Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Suggests
2013-06-20 - A study published in PLOS Medicine finds that obesity likely leads to vitamin D deficiency.
Night shift work is linked with diabetes
2013-06-20 - A new study finds a connection between working the night shift, glucose intolerance (a precursor to diabetes), and higher insulin levels after eating.
Pesticides linked to Parkinson's disease
2013-06-13 - A new study confirms the link between pesticides, solvents, and Parkinson's disease. But we have a 4 step natural plan for reducing your risks.
Music lowers anxiety levels in vented ICU patients
2013-06-13 - The option to listen to music while in the intensive care unit significantly reduced patient's anxiety levels as well the amount of sedatives needed.
High dose B vitamins help prevent Alzheimer's
2013-06-06 - Oxford study finds that high dose B vitamins help prevent Alzheimer's disease by warding off the brain shrinkage known as atrophy.
Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespan in women
2013-06-06 - A new study has found that up to 1000 mg of calcium daily...either through diet OR supplements...is linked to a longer lifespan in women.
Mediterranean diet may fight off dementia
2013-05-30 - A new study finds that the Mediterranean diet -- already know for helping to fight heart disease, obesity, depression, high cholesterol and more – may be able to help stave off dementia as well.
Heavy metals found in troubling levels in cosmetics
2013-05-30 - A recent analysis has revealed that a number of common lipsticks and lip glosses are laced with troubling levels of toxic heavy metals including lead, aluminum, cadmium, chromium, and manganese.
Vitamin E and vitamin D could fight deadly liver disease NASH
2013-05-23 - Studies have found that vitamin E and vitamin D may be valuable in the fight against obesity related liver disease Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Lack of sleep can lead to low sperm counts and testicle shrinkage
2013-05-23 - Study finds that lack of sleep can lead to low sperm counts, deformed sperm, and shrunken testicles.
Berries help brain clear away disease-causing toxins
2013-05-16 - A new study has found that berries can help clear away brain toxins that are associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Just 12 ounces of soda a day may spike diabetes risk
2013-05-16 - A new study finds that just 12 ounces of soda a day may spike diabetes risk by as much as 22 percent.
Prime Power boosts male libido and sexual energy
2013-05-09 - New male sexual performance product Prime Power can support a healthy male libido and help boost sexual energy.
Build bone mass without bisphosphonate
2013-05-09 - A new study finds that 30 percent of women don't fill their osteoporosis prescriptions. But safe, natural, bone-mass building options are a better choice anyway.
How omega-3's could save your life
2013-05-02 - A new study finds vitamin D supplements may help reduce blood pressure.
Half of Americans Would Consider Donating an organ to a Stranger
2013-05-02 - New May Clinic survey finds almost half of altruistic Americans would donate an organ to a stranger.
Vitamin D supplements may help lower blood pressure
2013-04-25 - A new study finds vitamin D supplements may help reduce blood pressure.
Walnuts may reduce diabetes risk in women
2013-04-25 - New study finds that women who regularly eat walnuts may reduce their diabetes risk up to 24 percent.
Maintain beautiful blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers
2013-04-18 - Powerful metabolism supporting blends combines five potent nutrients...with berberine at the heart...to support healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers fighting and even reversing the signs of aging.
E. coli and other germs easily survive freezing
2013-04-18 - A recent E. coli outbreak highlighted the fact that many food borne germs are not killed by freezing and only thorough cooking will kill off the nasty bugs.
Skip the Viagra and correct erection problems naturally
2013-04-11 - Big Pharma darling Viagra turns fifteen, but a slew of potential side effects make treating impotence and erection problems naturally a better choice.
Antioxidant packed super seeds support good health
2013-04-11 - Superfood Benvia Gold puts the super in superfood delivering more antioxidant power than blueberries, five times more calcium than milk, and twelve times more magnesium than broccoli. This super seed supports blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol balance, digestion, skin, energy levels, and more.
New superbug CRE kills one in two people who are infected
2013-04-04 - The dangerous new antibiotic-resistant superbug CRE is killing one in every two people infected. The best defense may be to shore up your immunities with probiotics and other immune-building supplements.
Drinking coffee or green tea may reduce stroke risk
2013-04-04 - A new study finds a regular coffee or green tea habit may lower your stroke risk by up to 20 percent.
Buy organic and avoid raising your pesticide-linked disease risks
2013-03-28 - The pesticides in factory farmed foods, which have been linked to dozens of side effects including a higher risk of diseases like Alzheimer's and diabetes, make organic produce a much better option.
Olive oil makes you feel more full and satisfied
2013-03-28 - A new study finds that natural fats and oils make you feel more full, with olive oil leading the pack and producing higher levels of the appetite satisfying hormone serotonin.
Folate and vitamin B-12 help reduce schizophrenia symptoms
2013-03-21 - In a new study researchers found that folate and vitamin B-12 can provide significant symptom relief for some schizophrenia sufferers.
Texting on your cell phone can lead to neck pain
2013-03-21 - Our love of texting from our cell phones, updating Facebook from our iPads, and reading novels on our Kindles may turn into a literal pain in the neck called Text Neck.
Mediterranean diet can lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke
2013-03-14 - In a new study the Mediterranean diet blows a low-fat diet out of the water lowering stroke, heart attack, and dying from heart disease by up to 30 percent.
Chewing gum helps you concentrate longer
2013-03-14 - New study finds chewing bubble gum may help you to concentrate and stay focused on tasks longer.
Resveratrol may reduce hearing loss
2013-03-07 - New study finds that the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory resveratrol may also help ward off noise induced hearing loss.
Organic tomatoes higher in vitamin C and lycopene
2013-03-07 - A new study out of Brazil finds organic tomatoes are higher in vitamin C and lycopene...and may even taste better...than conventionally-grown tomatoes.
Diet soda raises diabetes risk
2013-02-28 - A new study finds that diet soda may raise diabetes risk by 60 percent.
Breakfast-eaters score higher on IQ tests
2013-02-28 - Kids who eat a regular breakfast score higher on IQ tests.
Common nutrients may be key to fighting Alzheimer's
2013-02-21 - Exciting new research finds that fighting Alzheimer's disease may be as simple as harnessing the power of common nutrients including vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and green tea and red wine extracts.
Too much T.V. slashes sperm counts by up to 44%
2013-02-21 - A new Harvard study finds a link between too much T.V. time and a drop in sperm count by up to 44 percent.
Fecal transplants fight superbug infections
2013-02-14 - Studies show that fecal transplants can restore good gut bacteria and fight off deadly drug-resistant C-diff infections.
Aspirin associated with increased risk of macular degeneration
2013-02-14 - A new study has linked an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration with regular aspirin use.
Gut bacteria linked to diabetes
2013-02-07 - Emerging science has linked the presence and balance of bacteria in the digestive system to diabetes.
BPA replacement BPS disrupts hormones too
2013-02-07 - New research indicates that the BPA replacement for use in plastics called bisphenol S or BPS may have similar hormone disrupting properties.
FDA issues warning on zolpidem found in sleep drug Ambien
2013-01-31 - The FDA has FDA issued warning about drugged driving caused by sleep drugs containing zolpidem including Ambien, Intermezzo, and Edluar.
Optimists have higher antioxidant levels
2013-01-31 - A new study finds that optimists have higher levels of the free radical and disease fighting antioxidants carotenoids and vitamin E.
Berries may slash heart attack risk
2013-01-24 - A new study reveals that three servings a week of strawberries and blueberries can slash heart attack risk by a third in women.
The FDA plans to approve genetically engineered salmon
2013-01-24 - The FDA has announced plans to give final approval to genetically engineered salmon despite unknown ecological or health consequences.
Vitamin D supplements lower respiratory infection risk
2013-01-17 - New study finds that vitamin D supplements may be able to significantly lower upper respiratory infection risks.
Vitamin D may relieve some headaches
2013-01-17 - A new study finds that a link between low vitamin D levels and headaches.
Stay healthy with vitamin D
2013-01-10 - New studies link low vitamin D levels with multiple sclerosis risk, low birth weight, and daytime sleepiness.
CoQ10 and omega 3s could reduce PSA levels
2013-01-10 - A new study finds that the nutrients CoQ10 and omega-3 fatty acids could significantly reduce elevated PSA levels.
Lose weight and lower diabetes risk
2013-01-03 - Lose the holiday weight and lower your diabetes risk with simple diet changes and taking some weight and blood-sugar supporting supplements.
Dogs can identify C. diff superbug infections
2013-01-03 - A new study finds that dogs can be trained to sniff out Clostridium difficile (C. diff) superbug infections with a great degree of accuracy.
Five foods that can help you relieve a hangover fast
2012-12-27 - You can find relief in your own kitchen from the queasy stomach and headache of a hangover.
Gum disease linked to erection problems
2012-12-27 - A new study finds a link between inflamed gums and erection problems.
Pesticides in your drinking water linked to allergies
2012-12-20 - A new study find a possible link between a common chemical from pesticides found in tap water and food allergies.
Don't forget your supplements this holiday season
2012-12-20 - The chaos of the Christmas holiday season can leave you vulnerable. Relax and build up your immunities with supplements to avoid catching a cold or the flu.
Dual CoQ10 formula harnesses the anti-aging power of resveratrol
2012-12-13 - This unique dual CoQ10 formula harnesses the revitalizing and anti-aging power of resveratrol and grape seed extract.
Mammograms don't reduce cancer deaths
2012-12-13 - A new study confirms once again that mammograms do not save lives from cancer and, in fact, may result in over diagnosis and unnecessary treatments.
Flame retardants in furniture may harm your child
2012-12-06 - A new study finds that the flame retardant chemicals polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, may cause physical and mental impairment in kids.
Vitamin B12 and folate may fight depression
2012-12-06 - A new study finds that vitamin B12 and folate may reduce the risk of melancholic depression by up to fifty percent.
The link between knee osteoarthritis and soda
2012-11-29 - Researchers have discovered a surprising link between soda and osteoarthritis of the knee in men.
The link between poor sleep, obesity, and diabetes
2012-11-29 - New research is confirming the link between a lack of quality sleep, obesity, and type-2 diabetes.
Resveratrol the powerhouse antioxidant
2012-11-22 - Resveratrol, the "red wine" antioxidant, has shown benefits for people with heart disease, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cholesterol problems.
Garcinia may be the next breakthrough in weight loss
2012-11-22 - The garcinia cambogia fruit is poised to burst onto the natural weight loss scene after popular TV doc Doctor Oz calls it the "holy grail" of weight loss.
Curcumin for heart health.
2012-11-15 - A new study links curcumin, extracted from the spice turmeric, to better blood vessel function and a healthier heart.
The missing link in beauty science
2012-11-15 - Lumivella uses the nutrient L-Glutathione to help knock down your stress levels from the inside out, while helping you sleep your way clear of skin that looks dull, thin, and lined.
High carb and sugar diet linked to cognitive decline
2012-11-08 - A new study has linked a high carbohydrate and high sugar diet to an increased risk for cognitive decline in the elderly.
Airport x-ray scanners could affect insulin pumps
2012-11-08 - An article published in a diabetes journal warns diabetics with insulin pumps that airport security x-ray devices might damage the devices.
Obesity connected to low testosterone in men
2012-11-01 - A new study has linked low testosterone levels with obesity in young men.
The produce solution to lowering stroke risk
2012-11-01 - A study has found that lycopene, like that found in tomatoes, has been linked with a significant drop in your risk of stroke.
Omega-7 fatty acids could support healthy cholesterol
2012-10-25 - Omega-7 fatty acids are a natural way to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Research shows Omega-3 fatty acids may slow aging
2012-10-25 - Researchers believe that omega 3 fatty acids may be able to slow aging by slowing down the shortening of your telomeres.
Sleeping pills and anxiety drugs increase dementia risk
2012-10-18 - A new study links benzodiazepines...used for anxiety and insomnia...to a greatly increased dementia risk in the elderly.
Smoking in movies increases 35 percent in 2011
2012-10-18 - After a five year fall smoking made a comeback in movies in 2011.
Study links BPA to obesity in kids
2012-10-11 - A new study has linked high levels of BPA in the urine to obesity in kids and tens.
Man wins his suit over microwave popcorn lung damage
2012-10-11 - The man who sued the manufacturers and distributors of the microwave popcorn that gave him a lung disease wins $7 million dollars.
Daily cleaning of hospital rooms could save lives
2012-10-04 - A study shows that regular disinfection of often touched surfaces in hospital rooms can significantly reduce the number of dangerous germs on healthcare workers hands.
Boost your bedroom drive naturally
2012-10-04 - Magnum Drive is a supplement than can help reignite your bedroom performance and recharge your desire naturally.
Why you should keep taking your Omega-3's for heart health
2012-09-27 - A recent study found that omega-3s are not useful for heart health, but that conclusion just doesn't hold water and I'll explain why you should continue to take your fish oil.
The laundry detergent threat lurking in your laundry room
2012-09-27 - Children are mistaking colorful laundry detergent gel packs for candy and toys and exposure to the harsh chemicals inside can cause injury and hospitalization.
Organic foods are better than conventional for many reasons
2012-09-20 - A recent Stanford study says organic foods are no more nutritious than conventional, but they missed the point.
Natural hair loss breakthrough for keeping a healthy head of hair
2012-09-20 - Encourage healthy hair growth naturally with RestoreFx.
How trying to save your hair could cause you to lose your life
2012-09-13 - The popular baldness drug finasteride, brand name Propecia, has been linked to sexual side effects, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
Is a hidden chemical in your soap harming your heart?
2012-09-13 - Research has uncovered evidence that the chemical triclosan found in antibacterial soaps and other products could be interfering with messages between your brain and muscles including your heart.
Your prostate may not be to blame for your pee troubles
2012-09-06 - Your prostate is only one cause of pee problems, and your aging bladder and kidneys can use support too.
Is vitamin D deficiency making your child sick?
2012-09-06 - Two recent studies have found that a large percentage of sick children are vitamin D deficient.
Common class of diabetes drugs linked to bladder cancer
2012-08-30 - A common class of diabetes drugs , thiazolidinediones, that include Actos and Avandia have been linked to increased bladder cancer risk.
Social anxiety may be passed from father to daughter
2012-08-30 - A mice study has shown that social anxiety may be a trait that women inherit from their fathers.
6-in-1 joint-support formula supports your joints naturally
2012-08-23 - This powerful and natural joint support formula can help keep your joints strong and flexible while protecting them against every day wear and tear.
Old fashioned "honey cure" soothes coughs
2012-08-23 - A new study confirms the old-fashioned practice of using honey to soothe a cough works for kids, calming coughs and helping them sleep.
The butter flavor in snack foods linked to dementia risk
2012-08-16 - New research has linked a substance in the butter flavoring used in some snack foods to Alzheimer's risk.
Topical pain reliever brings "immediate" relief
2012-08-16 - A user of Soothanol topical pain reliever says it brings "immediate" pain relief.
Pancreatic cancer risks slashed with common vitamins
2012-08-09 - UK researchers say that higher levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium in your diet may reduce your pancreatic cancer risk by up to 67 percent.
Vitamin D may be able to protect smoker's lungs
2012-08-09 - New research suggests that vitamin D may have a protective effect on smoker's lungs helping to shield them from further damage.
Weight loss drug Qsymia approved by FDA
2012-08-02 - The FDA approved weight loss drug Qsymia but the drug comes with potential side effects like birth defects, elevated heart rate, and dizziness.
Wearing tight pants can harm men's health
2012-08-02 - Fashion forward skinny jeans are causing health problems for men including bladder problems, groin pain, low sperm counts, and twisted testicles.
Fight the fatigue of overworked adrenal glands with herbs
2012-07-26 - Stressed, overworked adrenal glands can make you feel tired and exhausted, but energizing herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola rosea may help.
Having a dog in the home is good for kid's health
2012-07-26 - A new study shows that babies with dogs in the home are healthier and have less colds, runny noses, and ear infections.
Youthful tasks may literally reverse brain aging
2012-07-19 - Elderly bees given youthful social tasks literally had their brain aging reversed and may do the same for humans.
Add years to your life by sitting less
2012-07-19 - Researchers say you may be able to live up to two years longer simply by sitting less or watching less tv.
Banned pesticide tolylfluanid found in imported produce
2012-07-12 - Cancer-linked pesticide tolylfluanid is banned in the U.S. but the EPA allows imported produce sprayed with it to be sold at your local supermarket. Now researchers have linked it with insulin resistance as well.
Your desk job could raise your risk of diabetes
2012-07-12 - Sitting for four to seven hours a day can cause women's diabetes risk to rise. But getting a little movement during the day can help reverse the risk.
Omega-3 battles illness by reducing inflammation
2012-07-05 - Omega-3's can reduce the hidden inflammation that's been linked with chronic disease like, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, and arthritis.
Mysterious cattle death linked to hybrid grass
2012-07-05 - organic, chemical fertilizer, syhtentic fertiliser, nitrogen, farming, crops, side effects, cyanide , cattle, cows, convulsions, poison
Natural herb bladder support helps keep you in control
2012-06-28 - New InControl24 formula combines traditional herbs to help you maintain a healthy bladder and not running to the bathroom.
Smaller main dishes gets kids to eat more vegetables
2012-06-28 - Kids served smaller main dish portions naturally eat more of the fruit and vegetable side dishes.
Avoid botox bladder injections and try traditional herbs
2012-06-21 - Botox injections to relieve an overactive bladder are a bad idea, try traditional herbs crateva, horsetail, and lindera instead.
Dr. Oz advises chromium and magnesium for blood sugar
2012-06-21 - Dr. Oz recently recommended chromium and magnesium supplements to support and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Ginseng reduces cancer related fatigue
2012-06-14 - The herb ginseng has been shown to naturally reduce cancer related fatigue by regulating cortisol and reducing cytokines.
Cocoa lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
2012-06-14 - Research finds cocoa is effective for preventing heart problems, lowering cholesterol, and reducing blood pressure.
High Fructose Corn Syrup makes you stupid
2012-06-07 - Sugars, like High Fructose Corn Syrup, can slow your brain function down harming your memory and ability to learn.
Low vitamin D leads to disability in seniors
2012-06-07 - If you are a senior, low levels of vitamin D can lead to mobility problems and disability.
PFOA chemical linked to cancer and arthritis
2012-05-31 - PFOA chemicals in food packaging, non stick pans, stain resistant fabrics, and even our water have been linked to including arthritis, cancer, and other health problems.
Garlic 100 times more effective than antibiotics for food poisioning
2012-05-31 - Researchers have found a substance in garlic called diallyl sulfide is more than 100 times moreeffective than two antibiotics at fighting off food poisoning.
Chemical phthalates linked to diabetes and cancer
2012-05-24 - The common household chemicals called phthalates, found in everything from cosmetics to food packaging, have now been linked with cancer, diabetes, and birth defects.
Common button batteries pose danger to kids
2012-05-24 - Kids are visiting the emergency room in record numbers due to battery related emergencies, and common button batteries are to blame.
Depression drugs hurt more than help
2012-05-17 - I'm sure you've heard of serotonin before. Most people know that it's the chemical that both helps you sleep, and boosts your mood. But, most of the serotonin your body makes is used for regulating things other than sleep and mood. And antidepressants take advantage of the mood-regulating effects of serotonin.
The family that eats together
2012-05-17 - I'm probably dating myself, but I can remember a time when sitting down to dinner at home with the whole family was the norm, rather than the exception. Now, according to one report, the average American family spends a staggering 40 percent of their food budget on eating out.
Boost your brainpower with a multivitamin
2012-05-10 - I have to admit, it still surprises me every single time someone asks me if they really need to take vitamins.
Have a chat...with yourself
2012-05-10 - I'll admit it. I talk to myself from time to time... especially when I‘ve misplaced something like my keys. But if anyone ever catches me muttering I just say, "It's harmless as long as I never answer myself back."
The "jellybean cure" for diabetes
2012-05-03 - Do you eat all of the jellybeans except for the black ones? You're certainly not alone if you do. Licorice is one of those love it or hate it flavors. But it turns out that the herb that's used to flavor those candies... licorice root... could be a potent diabetes fighter.
Get your forty winks or pack on the pounds
2012-05-03 - Back in February I told you about how lack of sleep can make you fat. I explained that being tired literally makes our brains hungrier. Now, new research has confirmed that not getting enough zzzs is bad for our waistlines, our hearts, and our blood sugar.
Back pain drugs perform no better than salt water
2012-04-26 - Somewhere between $500 to $700 a pop. That's what a painful spinal injection of steroids or the arthritis drug etanercept (brand name Enbrel) for back pain will set you back. Sure, if you're in severe pain that cost might seem totally worth it, if comes along with some much-needed relief. The only problem is the results of a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine suggest that those shots don't relieve the pain any better than an injection of plain old salt water.
Slash your heart attack risk with a smile
2012-04-26 - Worried about having a heart attack or stroke? Well chin up! According to a Harvard School of Public Health review a positive attitude can go a long way towards warding off a heart attack or a stroke.
Serving up drugs for Sunday dinner?
2012-04-19 - "Would you like a side of Prozac or Cipro with that chicken platter sir?" Sure, it sounds like the set up for a bad joke. But, sadly, according to researchers at the John's Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Arizona State University, it's not far from the truth.
Broccoli is a literal lifesaver
2012-04-19 - Mom was right, but she should have been more specific. You should be sure to eat all of your cruciferous vegetables.
FDA thumbs up chemicals that are making you sick
2012-04-12 - At what point do we finally say enough is enough to the health-destroying endocrine-disruptors that we, and our children, are being exposed to every single day? Apparently, if you work for the United States federal government, the answer to that question is, "Never."
All-natural acne fighter found
2012-04-12 - It's the bane of many a teenager's existence. And for many unlucky adults it continues to plague their grown-up years too. I'm talking about acne.
Serious statin side effects confirmed
2012-04-05 - I suppose a Johnny-come-lately is better than a Johnny that never shows up at all. Right? Well, after nearly two decades, Johnny, AKA the FDA, has finally broken ranks with their pals in Big Pharma and issued warnings that statins increase your risks for diabetes, memory loss, and serious muscle pain.
Hot peppers may help your heart
2012-04-05 - Now scientists are saying that capsaicin, the same compound that gives jalapenos, habaneros, and other chili peppers their bite can, indeed, help your heart.
Did your cell phone give your child ADHD?
2012-03-29 - Researchers exposed pregnant mice to cell phone radiation. The result was mice with distinct behavior disorders that closely resemble those of the human condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.
From pain relief to saving lives...this vitamin shines
2012-03-29 - I feel like I should label this reasons 154 and 155 to make sure you're getting enough vitamin D, because I'm sure I've written to you at least that many times about the virtues of this vital vitamin. And just in the last couple of weeks, two more reasons for maintaining your vitamin D levels have surfaced.
Why your doc needs a refresher course in statistics
2012-03-22 - How good is your doctor at math? I know it seems like a strange question. But the answer could be more important than you might ever imagine. It turns out that your doctor's less than stellar math skills are likely to lead you to be subjected to unnecessary...and potentially harmful...cancer tests.
Weekend smoking destroys memory too
2012-03-22 - According to some recent research out of Northumbria University those weekend-only smokers are doing just as much damage to their memory as the daily smokers they're bumming cigarettes from.
Death by sleeping pill
2012-03-15 - Hey, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, sleeping pills are nothing but bad news. Now a new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, is setting off new alarm bells and they are much louder than before.
Fish oil is brain food
2012-03-15 - A new study published in the journal Neurology is re-confirming what moms and grandmoms have already long known...and that is that fish is brain food.
Overeating may put your memories at risk
2012-03-08 - Generally I'm not a fan of "calorie counting." But, let's be honest, falling off the good eating and moderate exercise wagon is frighteningly easy to do. And when you do, if you stopped to actually count the amount of calories you're consuming in a day, I can assure you that you'd be SHOCKED.
Singing the serious overtime blues
2012-03-08 - Are you a workaholic? Well, if that sounds like you it turns out that while you may very well be every employer's dream come true you're probably also...very likely...depressed.
Are you a victim of Syndrome X?
2012-03-01 - If you're over 60 your chances of having Syndrome X are greater than 50 percent. And according to an already outdated statistic at least 47 million United States residents have the syndrome and that number is on the rise.
Trading your heartburn for something worse
2012-03-01 - A new warning from the FDA should have you thinking twice before popping a proton pump inhibiting drug (PPI) like Nexium, Protonix, Prilosec, or Prevacid to soothe your heartburn.
How to "age your brain" ten years faster
2012-02-23 - No matter the details, little forgetful moments like these are, in fact, so common that we've even come up with catchy names for them like "Senior Moments" and "Brain Hiccups." But, the truth is, these small memory lapses can be disconcerting at best, and downright frightening at worst.
Lack of sleep may be making you fat
2012-02-23 - lack of sleep
poor sleep habits
The shocking mineral secret to avoiding Alzheimer's
2012-02-16 - apple juice
brain aging related disorders
red blood cells
High Blood Pressure Banishing Beverage
2012-02-16 - If you're a coffee or green tea drinker you've already heard a lot of good news about your beverage of choice over the last couple of years. If you're a black tea drinker, however, there hasn't been nearly as much to celebrate. But I finally have some good news to share with black tea fans.
Exposed: A superbug surprise for dinner
2012-02-09 - New research by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy could have you second-guessing your choice for dinner tonight. Apparently, whenever you serve pork you may unknowingly be serving up an unwanted side dish right along with it.
Clang went the trolley & ding went the bell
2012-02-09 - Have you ever joked with your iPod loving child or video game obsessed grandchild that once their headphones go on that they wouldn't even be aware if a bomb hit?
Could your knee replacement kill you?
2012-02-02 - If you're over 50 and experiencing some joint problems the chances are quite good that your doctor will one day soon sit you down and propose knee replacement surgery. According to new research, it turns out that about one in 100 people who have knee replacement surgery will experience a potentially deadly blood clot called a venous thrombeoembolism before they leave the hopsital.
A snack cake versus soft drink showdown
2012-02-02 - Last week I told you the stomach-churning news that, according to its own manufacturer PepsiCo, the soda Mountain Dew is capable of dissolving small rodents into "goo" in just the time it takes to go from the bottling plant to your lips. Well, despite its apparent bone-dissolving powers it turns out that the soft drink is still no match for one of America's most loved snack cakes...the Twinkie.
Drug-free secret to driving away depression
2012-01-26 - There's a good chance you're deficient in it and you probably don't even know it. In fact, it's estimated that at least 50 percent of the U.S. and U.K populations are. (One major study estimates that U.S. deficiencies run as high as 75 percent!)
Mountain Dew Mouse
2012-01-26 - Soft drink giant PepsiCo has admitted that their popular soft drink Mountain Dew has the power to dissolve small animals.
The not so mysterious "mystery" of BPA exposure
2012-01-19 - The fact is my colleagues in natural medicine and I have been screaming from the rooftops about the dangers of BPA in canned foods and other consumer products (remember it's not just cans that are a problem, plastic food containers and cash register receipts pose a significant BPA threat as well) for literally years now. And although we've thankfully had some impact with consumers demanding more BPA-free products, the mainstream—and its friends over at the FDA and EPA—has remained decidedly reserved on the entire subject.
The 2-mineral secret to fighting cancer
2012-01-19 - Minerals often play second banana to vitamins in our lives. But that supporting-actor status is really a shame. Minerals ought to be elevated to co-star status when it comes to keeping you healthy. And a recent study published in the journal Gut is another good example of why.
Drive away dry mouth using this ancient therapy
2012-01-12 - If you've ever had to deal with a temporary case of dry mouth then you've experienced just a small hint of what many head-and-neck cancer patients suffer with every single day. Xerostomia...or an abnormally dry mouth caused by decreased saliva production...is a common and debilitating side effect of undergoing radiation treatments for certain cancers. And although the condition may not sound all that serious on the surface, it can have a devastatingly serious impact on your quality of life and your health.
Hidden harms of video-game violence
2012-01-12 - Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine have now shown that a direct relationship exists between the long-term playing of violent video games and changes in areas of the brain that are associated with cognitive function.
Fish every few days keeps Alzheimer's away
2012-01-05 - Did your mother ever tell you when you were growing up that you should eat your fish because it was brain food? I know mine sure did. And if yours did too, well, then apparently we both owe Mom a great big thank you. It turn's out she was, indeed, onto something. Researchers announced that...for the first time ever...a direct relationship was established between eating fish and the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
An apple could be your colon's best friend
2012-01-05 - According to a study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology the antioxidants in apples...called polyphenols...have shown great promise as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Are unnecessary tests paying for your docs' next vacation?
2011-12-29 - This past summer I told you about a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found cardiologists performing 75,0000 angioplasties that were "inappropriate" or of "uncertain" benefit to the patient. And now, yet again, there I was paging through a recent issue of JAMA when I stumbled across another blatant case of wallet padding. This time it's cardiac stress testing that the crooked docs are abusing.
File this one under "ewww gross!"
2011-12-29 - A website called KeepingitClean.com has compiled some stomach-churning statistics about those tech devices that we simply can't live without.
Is high blood sugar causing your brain to shrink?
2011-12-22 - It was just last month that I warned you about the emerging connection between low vitamin B12 levels and brain shrinkage. Now, I have another warning about brain atrophy and cognitive decline that those with diabetes...or those at risk for the disease...simply can't afford to ignore.
It's written in your genes
2011-12-22 - There's an old saying, "Great Danes have Great Danes and Schnauzers have Schnauzers." In other words, there's nothing we can do about our inherited genetics.
"Going green" to fight heart disease and cancer
2011-12-15 - I've got a riddle for you. What's mighty, green, and capable of putting up one heck of a fight against heart disease and cancer? If you guessed the Incredible Hulk...well...you're both silly and wrong. But, if you guessed broccoli, congratulations, you're the winner!
This root's not just for nausea anymore
2011-12-15 - As a nutritionist my preference is always for disease prevention rather than treatment. I firmly believe our goal should always be to prevent illness from ever occurring in the first place rather than scrambling to treat it once it sets in. That's why a recent study involving colon cancer and ginger root, published in Cancer Prevention Research, caught my eye.
The next generation of acid-suppressant victims
2011-12-08 - By now you're probably well aware of how I feel about acid-suppressing drugs. I suppose it would be hard not to be. I've made it no secret that I believe they're not only essentially useless...simply masking your digestive woes and not doing a thing to help...but, to make matters even worse, they can also trap users into an endless cycle of acid-suppressant dependence.
Beating Brain Problems with Vitamin B
2011-12-08 - U.S. researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago are saying that older folks with low levels of vitamin B12 may be more likely to lose brain cells and have cognition problems.
Did this major industry plot to give you cancer?
2011-12-01 - I've made it no secret how I feel about Big Tobacco. To put it mildly, I'm not a big fan. In fact, it was just a few short weeks ago that I told you about the unholy alliance between Big Pharma and Big Tobacco that will likely soon lead to Chantix's evil twin TC-5214 hitting a pharmacy shelf near you.
Small change in portion equals big change in weight loss
2011-12-01 - Recently, researchers at Cornell University demonstrated that just a small change in portion size for one meal a day can add up to big weight loss rewards.
Is your diabetes caused by a dip in “this” vitamin?
2011-11-24 - Research has shown that if your levels of this vital nutrient are too low you might develop breast cancer or dementia.
Restoring respect to an “unwelcome” Thanksgiving dish
2011-11-24 - The thing is most of us have never had the opportunity to eat a Brussels sprout cooked correctly. Want to know how I know?
Common drugs linked to low vitamin D
2011-11-17 - Taking a prescription drug may seem like a quick fix when you're in pain. But before you resort to popping pills, consider the long-term effects on your body.
New study links this drink to stomach cancer
2011-11-17 - I do enjoy an occasional glass of wine with dinner, especially around the holidays. But I strive to keep it in moderation. Here's one reason why...
Why these women with high cholesterol live longer!
2011-11-14 - One in six adults in the U.S. has high cholesterol, according to the CDC. To deal with this supposed epidemic, doctors prescribe statin drugs. But what if this was all a great big hoax? What if high cholesterol weren't so bad after all? In fact, what if high cholesterol actually made you live longer?
Insomniacs have a 45 percent greater risk of landing in the hospital
2011-11-14 - If you have insomnia, nobody needs to tell you that it takes a toll on your day-to-day life. But do you know about the more serious consequences of insomnia?
Eat steak for a bigger brain in your retirement years
2011-11-10 - Bill Clinton had better watch out. He's gone vegan and I think I can already see his brain shrinking. Politics aside, I'm not even kidding. U.S. researchers recently discovered that one crucial vitamin protects your brain from shrinking in your retirement years. Yet you can only get this vitamin, naturally, through animal sources, such as meat, milk, and eggs. And clearly, Bill Clinton on his new vegan diet is not getting any of that!
100 percent of menopausal women deficient in key vitamin
2011-11-10 - Let's hope American women are healthier than Spanish women are. (Hey, don't laugh. It's possible.) Anyway, I hope they are because a new study of 3,574 menopausal Spanish women has me worried.
Two secrets to stronger bones without drugs
2011-11-07 - Last year I told you about a risky new osteoporosis drug called Prolia. The company that makes Prolia, Amgen pharmaceuticals, says the drug is much safer than older bone drugs on the market, such as Boniva. These older drugs work by interrupting the cycle of bone turnover. The company says Prolia is different. But women aren't buying it...literally.
How to tell if your vitamin B12 is safe
2011-11-07 - A friend recently asked me, "Are B12 supplements really safe? I read on the internet that most B12 contains cyanide. Is that really true!?" Yes, I told her. But don't believe all the hype.
Can vitamin E really cause prostate cancer?
2011-11-03 - A few weeks ago, you probably came across a news report that warned "vitamin E increases prostate cancer risk." And hopefully, you ignored it. The study is pure nonsense.
The truth about butter
2011-11-03 - Last week I told you about my "Dutch" conspiracy theory...I probably sounded like a quack, but I said the government of Denmark wants to breed sicker citizens by charging more for a stick of butter. And remember, how I said saturated fats aren't the problem? The problem starts when you stop using natural sources of fat (like butter) and turn to synthetic forms (like margarine).
The shocking "natural" food scam you need to know about
2011-10-31 - And you're about to learn that the term "all-natural" doesn't mean squat. In fact, "all-natural" is a complete scam. Marketing buffoons discovered they could use the word "natural" to sell more regular granola bars at twice the price. But it's not regulated in the marketplace. In fact, the USDA doesn't regulate the word "natural" in any way. So food makers can tell you their food is yummy or groovy or extreme...or even natural...and the government doesn't say squat about it.
Combat cold sores naturally
2011-10-31 - Ah yes, the joys of cold sore season. Sometimes called fever blisters, cold sores arise from the herpes-simplex virus. The virus enters your body through a cut in the skin or through your mouth. And once you have the virus, it never goes away. You always carry it, making you prone to cold sore outbreaks. Stress and sunlight are common triggers.
Foods you should eat now, before the government outlaws them!
2011-10-27 - This month, the Dutch government began to institute population control. No, they don't program fetuses to develop impairments. Instead, the government placed a "fat tax" on foods with saturated fat content more than 2.3 percent. So overnight, the cost of a McDonald's hamburger rose by about 40 cents. And you may think that's a good thing, but here's the problem...
Three vitamins for flawless skin
2011-10-27 - Good skin begins on the inside. And there are three important vitamins, in addition to a good multi, that will keep your skin glowing.
Big Pharma's new drug has a twisted history
2011-10-24 - What's the difference between Big Pharma and Big Tobacco? Not much, if you ask me. They have the same repugnant ethical standards. They both get away with murder. And as of late, they even share the same research lab. I call it the kill-two-humans-with-one-stone strategy. And I wish I were joking.
Combat post-menopausal bruising
2011-10-24 - A lot of women bruise very easily once they hit menopause. And it usually indicates an underlying nutritional deficiency.
Big Pharma's wicked new ploy to keep you on drugs
2011-10-20 - How do we increase compliance? It sounds like something you'd hear a parole officer say, struggling to keep his troublemakers -- well -- out of trouble. But today, you're just as likely to hear this question posed in swanky boardrooms at Pfizer, Merck, and AstraZeneca. And yes, they too are trying to keep their troublemakers in line. Except, in this case, the troublemakers are you and I!
Two-for-one disease sale
2011-10-20 - A new study uncovered a strong connection between type-2 diabetes and colon cancer. In fact, men and women with type-2 diabetes are 38 percent more likely to develop colon cancer than other folks are. This connection persisted even after the researchers adjusted for factors such as obesity and smoking.
REVEALED: "Hot" food linked to lower blood pressure
2011-10-17 - Men and women from southwestern China develop hypertension at nearly ½ the rate as the rest of the country. For decades, this puzzled the best medical minds in China. But a recent study may have uncovered the simple -- yet shocking -- explanation for their low hypertension rates. Turns out the men and women from this region aren't Zen masters. They don't exercise more. And they certainly don't follow the DASH low-salt diet.
Organic tomatoes taste better because they are better!
2011-10-17 - Ever compared a grocery store tomato to one grown in your own backyard? There's no comparison! Your backyard tomatoes burst with flavor. Plus, they're darker red and the meat is firm. Grocery store tomatoes tend to be kind of pink and mealy.
Eat more fat to lower your heart attack risk
2011-10-13 - Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. And if you have it, I can pretty much guarantee your doctor wants you to take a statin drug, like Crestor.
Two reasons not to eat veggie burgers
2011-10-13 - I love veggie burgers as much as the next guy does. But I'm careful which kind I choose. I always read the labels on the box. And I won't buy it if it contains soy protein. Look for ones that contain grains and beans instead.
Cardiologists admit natural superstar has "profound effect" on high blood pressure
2011-10-10 - Cardiologists are hot shots. And they seldom admit they're wrong (or have something to learn). But two cardiologists from the University of Rochester Medical Center recently earned my respect. They admitted in a new review that you can combat heart disease without using drugs or a scalpel. In fact, one all-natural superstar can have a "profound effect" on high blood pressure.
One simple blood test could add years to your life!
2011-10-10 - Next time you have blood work, make sure your doctor checks you vitamin D levels. And demand to see the results.
Tell the FDA: Leave our vitamins alone!
2011-10-06 - The year 1994 was a big year for vitamins. That year, Congress passed a law commonly known as DSHEA. This law lets vitamins be vitamins...not drugs. It means that vitamins don't need FDA approval before entering the marketplace. But the FDA wants to overthrow the DSHEA (or at least strangle it) with a complex set of new guidelines.
Skip the new osteoporosis drug
2011-10-06 - Remember last week, I warned you about buying into the hype about new drugs. Sure -- they sound so promising, but we know too little about their long-term problems. Well, remember this little tidbit when you come across a new drug like Prolia.
Eating these "forbidden" foods cuts stroke risk in half!
2011-10-03 - Normally I tell you: if the food is white, you should stay away from it. White flour. White potatoes. White sugar. You shouldn't touch any of it. So it may come as a surprise when I say, not all white food is bad.
Please tell me fluoride's days are numbered
2011-10-03 - Last August, I told you about a small Tennessee town that took a stand against adding fluoride to public water. You know I have real problems with fluoride. The stuff is just plain toxic. Research links excessive exposure to it with neurotoxicity, genetic damage, and learning problems. And now -- the state of California seems close to admitting that it may even cause cancer!
Little-known ancient Indian herb supports healthy blood sugar
2011-09-29 - I'm always on the look-out for natural ways to support healthy blood sugar. And I think I've found a hidden winner may be that extra step you can take to help keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
How to fight fatigue with common antioxidant
2011-09-29 - Fatigue is different from tiredness. It doesn't mean you need more sleep. Feeling fatigued means you don't have the energy to tackle washing the car or pushing your grandkids on the swing.
"Turn on" the genes that protect you against breast cancer
2011-09-26 - A whole new generation of experts believes most cancers -- the vast majority of them -- occur because of "epigenetic influences." In simpler terms, it means that factors such as your diet and your environment affect your genes. Some factors, like exercising every day, "turn on" your protective genes.
It's this easy to boost your immunity by 50 percent!
2011-09-26 - Imagine how great it would be to get ½ the sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, and viruses you normally do! Researchers from the UK think it's possible. They found a way to help men and women boost their immunity by a whopping 50 percent...in just six weeks!
How primary care doctors fight back for your business
2011-09-22 - Primary care doctors have it tough. Not only are they paid less for often putting in more time than other doctors...now they have to compete with Walgreens for your business. For a few years now, you have been able to get your flu shot at Walgreens, shopping malls, and community centers. This cuts away at your primary care doctor's bottom line.
Newer drugs don't = better drugs
2011-09-22 - If your doc starts pushing a new drug just on the market, say "no thanks." I hate to see you take any prescription drugs regularly, but I trust the newer ones least of all!
Why Big Pharma Execs get away with murder
2011-09-19 - Bill Weldon, the CEO of Johnson & Johnson, earned $28.7 million bucks in 2010. And that's a lot of dough, even by Big Pharma's standards. In fact, Weldon topped Big Pharma's new list of highest-paid CEOs, earning more than CEOs at Novartis, Abbott, and Pfizer. ... But here's the thing...I don't have a problem paying CEOs a ton of money if they run a good, honest company. But Johnson & Johnson is just about as bad as they come.
One vitamin linked to less depression in women
2011-09-19 - The Institute of Medicine (or IOM) says you only need 400 IU of vitamin D each day. However, more and more research show you need more than that -- much more. In fact, a brand new study conducted by Harvard scientists found that women who took 800 IU or more of vitamin D3 (the active form of vitamin D in the body) lowered their depression risk.
How Big Pharma ads con both you and your doctor
2011-09-15 - The United States is one of two countries in the world that allows Big Pharma to market directly to consumers. Yes you read that right -- one of two counties in the entire world. So we have to live with misleading ads directed toward us. Honestly, I try to tune them out. But they're everywhere. And the TV ads are the worst.
Big Pharma cooks up new drugs to raise your HDL cholesterol
2011-09-15 - Bad cholesterol gets all the attention. But truthfully, raising your HDL (good) cholesterol is far more important. Having plenty of this high density blood protein helps keep your heart disease risk low. In fact, studies show that for every five-point gain in HDL cholesterol, your heart disease risk decreases by a whopping 25 percent!
Can carbs fight cancer?
2011-09-12 - I've said it before and I'll say it again...complex carbs aren't evil. They make you feel fuller longer and give you energy. And believe it or not, they may actually even protect you against cancer.
Scientists unlock new secrets about probiotics
2011-09-12 - You know probiotics are good for your gut. But can these "friendly" bacteria also affect your mood or your behavior? John Cryan, a neuroscientist at University College Cork in Ireland, thinks it's entirely possible. He recently completed a study that suggests friendly bacteria in your gut can actually alter your brain's chemistry!
Tap into your body's natural and preferred energy source
2011-09-08 - If you didn't think this was possible before, I'm here to tell you that you can power through your 3 p.m. slump without making another pot of coffee. You can tackle projects around the yard without hiring a contractor. And you can take your grandkids on a day trip to the zoo without crashing after visiting the elephants.
Spice targets joint pain & inflammation
2011-09-08 - A few weeks back, I told you about a spice used in cooking that might help prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Now a new study shows this spice may even target inflammation in your joints.
Two key vitamins boost cure rate for stomach ulcers
2011-09-01 - In 1982, a scientist named Barry Marshall proved that the helicobacter pylori bacteria (known as H. pylori) cause most peptic ulcers, even those in your stomach. Initially, the medical community branded Dr. Marshall as a quack. No one believed bacteria could survive in your stomach's highly acid environment. But his theory proved scientifically sound. And now, newer research suggests H. pylori infections play a role in autoimmune disorders, heart disease, and even cancer.
15-minute secret to longer life
2011-09-01 - A new Australian study found that watching TV shortens your time here on Earth. In fact, scientists from the University of Queensland studied TV habits for 11,000 adults. They found that watching just ONE HOUR of TV could shorten your life by almost 22 minutes.
Guess why these 70-year-olds became vitamin deficient
2011-08-29 - You work hard on your health. But one thing (actually three little things) could secretly sabotage all your hard work. These three offenders could even ROB you of essential nutrients you try to get each day through eating right and supplementing.
Multi vitamin takers live longer
2011-08-29 - Multivitamins don't get much respect in the mainstream press. You'll often hear the 5 p.m. newscasters say taking a multivitamin doesn't increase life expectancy...but what the heck...take one anyway. That's simply not true.
Revealed: Taking this if you're over 65 could kill you!
2011-08-25 - If you're over 65, don't tell your doctor that you're feeling a little run down. You'll walk out of his office with a prescription for a common drug you probably think is harmless. But studies show these drugs don't work any better than a placebo. Plus -- they're far more dangerous. In fact, if you're over 65, taking one just might kill you!
Antioxidant protects against prostate cancer -- even protects your genes
2011-08-25 - Researchers found that men who get prostate cancer don't have enough of one critical antioxidant in their blood. This key vitamin helps to reduce oxidative stress and it may even protect against harmful gene mutations that allow cancer cells to grow.
You can get over that summer cold -- fast -- with one common mineral
2011-08-22 - Summertime colds are the worst, literally. They hit out of nowhere. They last
longer. They have nastier symptoms. And there's a scientific reason for all
How to keep your arteries clear of clots
2011-08-22 - Big Pharma scares you into taking a statin drug. They say it's the only sure way to prevent atherosclerosis. But what if one cheap vitamin could do the same thing? Think Big Pharma would have a vested interested in making sure you never hear about it?
Here's why you never hear about drugs not working...
2011-08-18 - There's another way Big Pharma keeps the bad news about their drugs from ever reaching your ears. It's very simple. The just don't publish it.
Watch out for vitamin D carpetbaggers
2011-08-18 - In fact, sometime in the near future, you might be able to say taking it prevents cancer. And you won't go to prison for it. And you won't have to pay a whopping fine...
How Big Pharma's "fake" data could make you sick
2011-08-15 - What happens when humble, independent chemists turn to the dark side? They manipulate data and send it to the FDA. Then you come shockingly close to taking a drug based on this "fake" data.
Skip the flu shot, even if it's only once every 5 years
2011-08-15 - The Director of the National Institutes of Health says they're closing in on a long-term, universal flu vaccine that would last five years. So you'd only have to get it once every five years instead of annually like the current flu shot.
Why the FDA wants to push my favorite snack behind the pharmacy counter
2011-08-11 - If the FDA gets its way, you may have to go to the pharmacy counter to buy a bag of my favorite snacks. And don't forget your doctor's prescription. You'll need it.
Tennessee town flouts fluoride rule
2011-08-11 - It looks like a small town in Tennessee is actually taking stand against this toxin in their drinking water.
The 7 deadly Alzheimer's sins they don't tell you
2011-08-08 - Two leading experts say that we know exactly what causes MORE THAN HALF of all the AD cases around the world... and these cases are perfectly preventable! Unfortunately, the hard truth gets zero play in the mainstream press.
You can reduce anxiety by 20 percent
2011-08-08 - Federal budgets are spiraling out of control... Alzheimer's disease is skyrocketing... global warming is everywhere. There's a lot to worry about these days. But you can keep your cool in this age of anxiety. And something that's probably already in your kitchen cabinet may help!
Here's what to do when even your "safe" drugs turn deadly
2011-08-04 - Got high blood pressure or coronary artery disease (CAD)? Then you'll want to think twice before taking a certain type of common over-the-counter medication. It just might kill you.
New bike design made for fit seniors
2011-08-04 - Biking is great exercise at any age. You'll burn a few hundred calories in an
hour and strengthen your leg muscles. Plus, it solves the problem of stability
and gets you moving in style.
Shocking hidden cause of arthritis revealed
2011-08-01 - You probably think suffering from arthritis is just an inevitable part of getting
older. But it turns out, there’s a lot more to it. In fact...
Low vitamin intake increases cataract risk
2011-08-01 - Speaking of ailments commonly associated with aging... Most folks think getting
cataracts is just another normal part of aging. But it isn’t. In fact, good
nutrition is just as important...
Super vitamin destroys diabetes risk
2011-07-28 - Do not talk to me about diabetes drugs. You do not need them. You do not want them. They are linked to cancer. And they do not work they way one super vitamin does.
Instead of a muffin, grab this high-fat snack
2011-07-28 - Replace your so-called healthy muffin with one of my favorite high-fat snacks and you may just lower your blood sugar...and more!
I‘m outraged over "inappropriate" procedures at U.S. hospitals...
2011-07-25 - Cardiologists in the U.S. perform one, single procedure 600,000 times a year. You probably know someone who has had it, or maybe you have even had it yourself.
Exercise works better than angioplasty
2011-07-25 - Exercise is far better for you in the long run than a $20,000 angioplasty.
Arthritis relief miracle goes to work in minutes
2011-07-21 - When you are in pain, you want it to go away. And you want to go away fast. But you
do not have to resort to a Big Pharma slick hand out. Instead, opt for a
revolutionary and all-natural cream that soothes pain on contact.
Why eating more salt may be good for you!
2011-07-21 - For years, you have heard that eating salt is bad for you. But you should probably take this rule (excuse the pun) with a grain salt.
This common spice could actually reverse Alzheimer‘s disease
2011-07-18 - It is one thing to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). But it is a whole different ball game to reverse it. Or even to cure it. I am talking about repairing damaged nerves and removing harmful protein deposits.
Follow these new sunscreen rules
2011-07-18 - Summer is here and you probably spend more time outdoors. That is good news. We
can all use the extra vitamin D, according to new research out of Stanford.
Hopkins got this one wrong...
2011-07-14 - I just read a Health Alert put out by Johns Hopkins Medicine that said there is no way to prevent gout. And that is just plain silly.
Skip the gout drug
2011-07-14 - There is a limited drug arsenal available to treat gout. So the drug company Novartis AG saw an opening and went for it. But their gamble did not work.
95% of cancers don‘t come from this...
2011-07-11 - Big Pharma pushes this "genetics" garbage down your throat so you think it's all out of your control. Your mother had cancer, so now you're "high-risk" to get it too
Get the "new" B12 breath test
2011-07-11 - The new B12 test is so easy. Just breathe into a tube. Instantly, you'll know whether you have enough B12.
The one life-saving low-carb secret you never hear about
2011-07-07 - When you go on a low-carb diet, you are usually trying to do one of two things. Either you want to lose weight. Or you want to lower your blood sugar. But there is a third reason why you should cut back on carbs. And this is something you never hear people about. Not even doctors. But it could save your life.
Cooking technique lowers stroke risk by 73 percent
2011-07-07 - A new study found that men and women with the most monosaturated omega-9 fatty acids in their blood had fewer strokes.
U.S. government admits cancer link to common plastic
2011-06-30 - There is a carcinogen out there that is so pervasive...it is hard to avoid. It is literally everywhere.
Common mineral cuts hot flashes by 50 percent in breast cancer patients
2011-06-30 - I have a friend who underwent treatment for breast cancer. Thankfully, she is now cancer-free. But she still suffers from terrible hot flashes, a common symptom among survivors.
How to tell if gluten-free is right for you
2011-06-23 - Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. So if you are on a gluten-free diet, it means you do not eat foods that contain "regular" flour.
Lower your colon tumor risk by getting adequate vitamin B
2011-06-23 - Next time you are at the doctor's office, ask him to check your blood for vitamin B. How much you have may lower your risk of developing a colorectal tumor.
Exposed: New reports links processed meat to cancer
2011-06-16 - Numerous studies link processed meat with cancer in humans. In 2006, Swedish researchers found that eating just one ounce of processed meat a day increases your risk of stomach cancer up to 38 percent.
Try these two (non-drug) strategies to lower blood pressure
2011-06-16 - According to a new study, laughing regularly as well as listening to music could modestly lower your blood pressure. And this may make all the difference in whether or not you need BP medication.
When your depression meds fail, try this secret mood booster
2011-06-09 - Experts say that more than 30 percent of adults 65 and over suffer from depression. For one, many seniors go through major lifestyle changes in their 60s and 70s. This can trigger changes in your mental health. In addition, when you cut back on your physical activity it makes you much more vulnerable to depression.
Two key antioxidants may stop breast cancer from returning
2011-06-09 - I remember when a friend of mine got cancer, her oncologist told her to stop taking vitamins. They might protect the cancer cells and get in the way of your treatment, he warned.
Diabetes drug linked to cancer (again) and mainstream press misses the mark (yet again)
2011-06-02 - This week researchers published a report that found an association between Actos and a certain form of cancer. Plus, this is not the first study to uncover a link between Actos and increased cancer risk.
Get off laxatives - quickly and painlessly!
2011-06-02 - Even if you take laxatives regularly, there is a way out. Israeli scientists found that men and women who take one natural agent significantly reduced their laxative use.
The cost-cutting additive that is haunting your food (yes, even organic!)
2011-05-26 - A few weeks back, I warned you about "organic carpetbaggers." These unscrupulous manufacturers make junk food with organic ingredients. Then, they have the gall to charge you more for something you think is better for you. But organic does not always = healthy.
How to boost your mental focus in 16 weeks
2011-05-26 - Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) sounds pretty harmless. But it is not. It means you have memory or language problems beyond those attributed to normal aging.
How you can have beautiful, glowing skin at any age-really!
2011-05-19 - Thanks to a new scientific breakthrough, you may be able to bring these telltale signs of aging to a standstill, naturally and safely. The key is to boost your levels of one unique -- and relatively unknown -- antioxidant.
The real truth about Egg Beaters vs. Farm Fresh Eggs
2011-05-19 - Thirty years ago, researchers compared Egg Beaters to farm fresh eggs. For six weeks, they fed one group of lab rats nothing but Egg Beaters. They fed the other group of rats nothing but fresh eggs. You can probably guess what happened.
Beware of celebrity docs hyping trendy "superfood"
2011-05-12 - A new wave of celebrity doctors wants you to eat their favorite super food...and the more exotic the better.
Organic carpetbaggers flood the market with junk
2011-05-12 - Last year the organic food industry raked in almost $30 billion. That is nearly an eight percent hike from last year.
Three super-easy secrets to fast, solid & healthy BMs
2011-05-05 - You feel bloated and blocked up. You have to strain to get the compacted BM out of your body. Plus, going to the bathroom once every three days allows waste materials to spend far too much time in your digestive tract. As a result, toxins and antigens have the opportunity to invade your body.
Common behavior drugs linked to Parkinson‘s
2011-05-05 - Two drugs used to treat behavior disorders in children might increase Parkinson's disease risk.
Prevent shingles with vitamins, not vaccine
2011-04-28 - Shingles can occur in anyone who has had the chicken pox. They are both caused by the same virus, the varicella-zoster virus. Here is how it happens...
Soothe your Restless Legs without drugs
2011-04-28 - The FDA recently approved a new drug in the treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
Will the FDA ever put a stop to chemicals in our food?
2011-04-21 - A few weeks ago, a friend emailed me a link about the FDA's decision to take a closer look at the possible link between artificial food coloring and hyperactivity in children.
Cook your carrots like this and boost their cancer-fighting compound
2011-04-21 - In most cases, cooking a vegetable decreases its nutritional content. But that is not the case with carrots.
TIME misses key flaw in bogus diabetes drug study
2011-04-14 - Last month, The New York Times and TIME magazine both ran articles that reported on new research for a diabetes drug called Actos (pioglitazone).
Antioxidant powerhouse prevents Lou Gehrig‘s disease
2011-04-14 - Recently, Harvard researchers examined data for more than one million men and women. They found a clear link between vitamin E intake and ALS
How do you avoid a nutritional catastrophe?
2011-04-07 - Dr. Ames believes that your body needs certain nutrients each and every day. When you do not get enough of these nutrients, Dr. Ames says, your body goes into "triage" mode.
Cut macular degeneration risk in half
2011-04-07 - Want to keep your eyesight throughout your golden years? Eat more fish.
Natural competitor outshines Big Pharma superstar
2011-03-31 - Did you know that researchers recently discovered that an all-natural extract can lower your blood pressure as well as key Big Pharma drugs…in just eight weeks!?
Drizzle this on everything
2011-03-31 - Pour your olive oil generously.
Big Pharmas dark magic
2011-03-24 - Did you know that Big Pharma has mastered the art of dark magic?
Diet soda linked to strokes
2011-03-24 - Diet soda drinkers raise their stroke risk by a whopping 61 percent in new study
FDA issues free pass for Nexium
2011-03-17 - Earlier this month the FDA issued a warning that taking a PPI for a prolonged period may cause severe magnesium deficiencies.
"Purple Crack" is hard to kick
2011-03-17 - Do not be surprised when you have a hard time kicking your PPI habit.
Your hidden cause of fatigue
2011-03-03 - Years ago, a woman in her mid-40s named Gail walked into my office complaining of mysterious fatigue. She had trouble pulling herself out of bed and relied on caffeine to get her through most days. Plus, Gail told me her brain felt "thick" and she had trouble concentrating.
Beautiful skin starts on the inside
2011-03-03 - Some experts call glutathione (pronounced glue-tah-thigh-own) the most important antioxidant to the human body. Also called "The Great Protector," glutathione...
Newsweeks lazy reporting
2011-02-24 - Last month, Newsweek ran an article proclaiming "Antioxidants Fall from Grace!" The piece led with a quote from a British chemist named David Bradley. In the quote, David questioned whether taking antioxidants is "good for your health."
Vegans hidden heart disease risk
2011-02-24 - I think veganism is a serious mistake. In fact, a new study found that eliminating meat from your diet could harm your health.
Vitamin conspiracy leads to Big Pharma
2011-02-17 - You have probably heard about the bad rap vitamin D has been getting lately, but the new report from the U.S. Institute of Medicine is pure propaganda.
How do you steam your broccoli?
2011-02-17 - Researchers from the University of Illinois tell us that broccoli is an extremely potent cancer-fighting agent, but according to their research, many of us cook our broccoli too long and fail to get all the benefits.
Top-secret cardiac killer from Vietnam War could harm your health too
2011-02-10 - During the Vietnam War, autopsies performed on young American soldiers killed in combat left coroners scratching their heads. When examined, these soldiers looked like booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, overweight couch potatoes in their 70s...not like 20-year-old fighting machines.
Blast away upper respiratory infections 20 percent faster
2011-02-10 - A new study shows that medical students who took beta-glucan got over their upper respiratory tract infections faster.
Why the latest FDA move is a red herring
2011-02-03 - For the past 70 years you have been drinking the most toxic chemical found in nature: Flouride.
The real facts about vitamin D
2011-02-03 - Why the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies is just plain wrong.
The straight facts about Vitamin E
2011-01-27 - Maybe you have never heard of Dr. David Eifrig -- an ex-Wall Street lackey who became an ophthalmologist. He now writes a monthly e-letter where I read
a blatant admission of his own ignorance.
The secret to keeping skin young and fresh
2011-01-27 - Here is a super antioxidant being dubbed "The Great Protector".
Supercharge your brain
2011-01-20 - Scientists have found that one little fruit could stop -- or even reverse -- years of cognitive decline. Instead of drawing a blank when you run into a long-lost friend at the grocery store, her name will pop into your brain instantly.
Boost your health with one crunchy snack
2011-01-20 - I keep sunflower seeds in my kitchen cabinets, at my desk, and in the car. These crunchy seeds contain lots of natural vitamin E. In fact, just a quarter cup of sunflower seeds contains almost 100 percent of your Recommended Daily Allowance of this fat-soluble vitamin.
Can vitamin C cure cancer?
2011-01-13 - An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but orange juice cures cancer.
The greatest multi tasking vitamin
2011-01-13 - Vitamin C Helps Prevent Bone Loss in Men
Shut down breast cancers delivery system
2011-01-06 - Lets talk about some things you can do -- nutritionally -- to prevent breast cancer...
Tis the season of Tamiflu
2011-01-06 - Even if you get the flu this January, do not take Tamiflu.
Never diet again!
2010-12-30 - It is much easier than you think to make 2011 your healthiest year ever. Here is how.
Steak helps keep weight off after dieting
2010-12-30 - If you have recently lost weight (or plan to in the New Year), here is a sure-fire way to keep it off: Eat more steak.
Prevent a sudden fatal heart attack
2010-12-23 - More often than not, a fatal cardiac arrest hits without warning. Called a
"sudden cardiac death" or SCD, it hits men and women who did not have high
cholesterol. They did not have high blood pressure. They did not even have
angina pain. But many of them did have one hidden problem.
Supercharge your immune system
2010-12-23 - Armor Immune X8 is one of the most remarkable advancements in natural health I have ever seen. Try it this winter and stay healthy all year long!
Harness the power of the worlds oldest spice
2010-12-16 - If you are diabetic, there is one simple change you can make to your routine to improve your blood sugar control. Eat more cinnamon!
All natural happy pill
2010-12-16 - If there is such a thing as an all natural happy pill, vitamin D looks to be it.
10 steps to avoid holiday stress and reduce your cortisol levels
2010-12-09 - There is a lot you can do to fight off stress during the holidays. First off, make
sure to eat protein with every meal. It is the great stabilizer for your blood
sugar and your mood. Plus, it will help keep your cortisol levels right where
they should be.
Sunshine vitamin protects you against bladder cancer too
2010-12-09 - Over the years, I have talked a lot about how vitamin D protects you against breast, colon, and prostate cancer.
Don’t trade prostate cancer for colon cancer
2010-12-02 - A new study conducted by Swiss researchers found that men treated for prostate cancer might increase their risk of developing colon cancer. Fortunately, that is only a factor if you choose a form of treatment that I have warned you against before.
Vitamins critical to leukemia patients
2010-12-02 - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a brutal disease. And the standard treatment usually calls for waiting until the symptoms to get bad enough so you can start chemotherapy. But according to a major new study, you do not have to play this helpless waiting game. You can help control the progression of the disease with the help of vitamin D.
NSAIDs increase stroke risk 28 to 86 percent
2010-11-25 - A recent study makes stomach-bleeding look like a walk in the park. In fact, researchers found that healthy men and women who take an NSAID -- even just for two weeks -- significantly increase their stroke risk.
Trans fats linked to 40 percent greater breast cancer risk
2010-11-25 - Researchers from the University of North Carolina recently figured something out about the trans fats found in foods like margarine…they’re bad for you! They may even contribute to the development of breast cancer
Skip the sedatives and get a safer night of sleep
2010-11-18 - A recent study found that men and women who take sedatives to sleep may increase their mortality risk by more than a third. Now, I know that lack of sleep is a huge problem, especially if you are under a lot of stress. But if you take a drug like Ambien to catch some sleep, you could be heading for disaster.
Improve gum disease with omega-3s
2010-11-18 - A new study found that men and women who get daily amounts of omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduce their risk of developing gum disease.
Trim belly fat with brown rice?
2010-11-11 - Today, I want you to throw out the white rice, white bread, and white pasta from
your kitchen cabinets. Not only will you notice a difference in your digestive
health, you will probably see your waistline shrink too. In fact, a new study
conducted by U.S. researchers confirmed that limiting refined grains translates
into less belly fat.
Destroy prostate cancer with vitamin E
2010-11-11 - Scientists from Australia found that vitamin E might play a major role hampering
the development and re-growth of prostate cancer tumors.
Destroy prostate cancer with vitamin E
2010-11-11 - Scientists from Australia found that vitamin E might play a major role hampering
the development and re-growth of prostate cancer tumors.
Manage your pain without NSAIDs?
2010-11-04 - If you have got arthritis and take 1200 mg of ibuprofen every day, I have some safe and effective options for you to consider.
Antioxidant eases tinnitus in four weeks
2010-11-04 - For anyone who has tinnitus (or ringing in the ears) that will not go away, a new natural treatment holds a lot of promise.
Healthy snack food cuts blood pressure in just 6 weeks
2010-10-28 - Last month, researchers found that eating one type of snack food for six weeks could lower your blood pressure. Plus, this kind of snacking could even improve your blood pressure when you are under stress. And that is important, because if you have a high-octane lifestyle, you run a greater risk of developing heart disease.
Women who take vitamins have fewer heart attacks
2010-10-28 - Taking a multivitamin is one of the foundations of good health, especially if you are a woman. In fact, researchers recently found that women with no history of heart disease who regularly take multivitamins significantly reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack. And the longer you take one, the better.
Surviving cold season 101
2010-10-21 - This week I have got some more advice about arming yourself against winters worst viruses and bacteria. In addition to vitamin D and probiotics, there are quite a few things you can do to protect yourself this winter.
Vitamin D use skyrockets in U.S.
2010-10-21 - Vitamin D is critically important to your health. In fact, recent research suggests that vitamin D affects more than 200 of your genes.
Protect yourself against winters worst germs
2010-10-14 - A new study finds that a natural digestive aid may be your ticket to a healthier winter with fewer colds.
Manage your blood sugar safely, without Avandia
2010-10-14 - Last month, the FDA restricted sales of the diabetes drug Avandia. From now on, you can only get it if you have tried every other drug on the market without success. Or, if you are already taking Avandia, you will be allowed to continue to take it as well.
Green vegetable starves out cancer
2010-10-07 - If you are a breast cancer survivor, make sure you eat watercress as often as you can. It may just protect you against the cancer ever making a comeback. In fact, according to a new study, this tart leafy green starves out breast cancer cells and interferes with a major cancer pathway.
Men improve flow with cranberries
2010-10-07 - Cranberry juice is not just for women anymore. A new study finds that cranberries also help men improve their prostate and urinary function.
Green vegetable starves out cancer
2010-10-07 - If you are a breast cancer survivor, make sure you eat watercress as often as you can. It may just protect you against the cancer ever making a comeback. In fact, according to a new study, this tart leafy green starves out breast cancer cells and interferes with a major cancer pathway.
Vitamin slows brain shrinkage by 50 percent
2010-09-30 - It is well-documented that members of the vitamin B-complex family can significantly lower homocysteine levels. In fact, recent studies show that taking vitamin B every day can lower your homocysteine by 25 to 50 percent.
Simple tips to exercise your brain
2010-09-30 - It is important to remember that your brain is like a muscle. It needs exercise. And as with everything else, if you do not use it, you will lose it.
Protect your DNA and turn back the clock five years
2010-09-23 - Professor Iris Benzies new discovery helps explain why green tea drinkers seem to avoid weight gain, depression, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimers disease.
Cranberry juice protects against more than just UTIs
2010-09-23 - You probably already know that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections. That is because cranberry juice zaps the E. coli bacteria responsible for most UTIs. But did you know that cranberry juice might even protect you against the far more serious staph infection?
Tame Crohns disease with forbidden food
2010-09-16 - If you follow the advice posted on the Mayo Clinics web site and avoid problem foods such as broccoli, you may never get control of your disease. In fact, according to a new study, eating broccoli may actually help block your symptoms from ever returning.
More problems with BPA exposure
2010-09-16 - The FDA has told you time and again that moderate exposure to BPA is not harmful to your health. But a new major study proves otherwise.
Vitamin linked to 34 percent happier hospital stays
2010-09-09 - A new study shows that this vitamin may also help keep your mood afloat during your hospital stay.
Decrease type-2 diabetes risk with summer favorites
2010-09-09 - Eating spinach decreases the likelihood that you will develop blood sugar problems down the road.
Common sweetener supercharges cancer growth
2010-09-02 - According to the new research, cancer cells use fructose to grow, divide, and even metastasize.
GlaxoSmithKline execs slammed for touting resveratrol
2010-09-02 - GSK forced two of its execs to stop their volunteer work with a non-profit called Healthy Lifespan Institute.
Antioxidant superstar earns its stripes for disease prevention
2010-08-26 - Someone has finally tested resveratrol--the antioxidant superstar found in red wine and grapes--on actual human beings!
Can your calcium supplement really give you a heart attack?
2010-08-19 - A major new study announced that taking a calcium supplement may raise your heart attack or stroke risk by as much at 30 percent.
Margarine is still margarine, no matter how you slice it
2010-08-19 - Margarine manufacturers are relentless. They continue to find new ways to make their product sound healthy.
Safely lower blood sugar without dangerous drugs
2010-08-12 - Without a doubt, you can lower your blood sugar without taking drugs.
Post-menopausal women slash breast cancer risk with omega-3s
2010-08-12 - Be persistent and consistent with your fish oil supplement. It will be worth all the effort, especially if you are a woman.
New hope for RA patients taking multiple drugs
2010-08-05 - Scientists found that one common vitamin might help reduce inflammation and lighten the drug burden for RA patients.
Another missing piece to Parkinsons puzzle
2010-08-05 - Turns out that vitamin D also plays a huge role in whether or not you develop Parkinsons disease.
Slash Alzheimers risk by 54 percent with powerful antioxidant
2010-07-29 - A new study from Sweden shows that adding just one powerful antioxidant to your regimen may cut your Alzheimers risk by more than half.
Combat cardiovascular risk with four-antioxidant combo
2010-07-29 - Another study shows that vitamin E, along with three other antioxidants, can help combat cardiovascular disease.
Common sweetener spikes hypertension risk by 77 percent
2010-07-22 - Researchers found that consuming even modest amounts of this potent sweetener could increase your risk of high blood pressure by as much as 77 percent.
Prevent breast cancer by eating a nice summer salad?
2010-07-22 - You just have to make sure to sprinkle it with olive oil.
Hearing loss risk spikes 34 percent without key vitamin
2010-07-15 - A new study links hearing loss to low vitamin intake.
All salmon are not created equal
2010-07-15 - The FDA is very close to approving the sale of this super-salmon that grows two times faster than normal salmon.
Blood pressure drugs that cause cancer?
2010-07-08 - Alarming new research predicts that one out of every 105 people taking a specific type of blood pressure drug could end up with cancer.
Eczema is more than just a skin problem
2010-07-08 - Eczema is more than just a skin problem. And to cure it, you need to address it from the inside out.
Seniors find safe answers against depression with superstar vitamin
2010-07-01 - If you are over 65 and prone to depression, here is a bit of good news: You may be able to control your symptoms without resorting to drugs.
Slash your cancer risk by cooking your burger the right way
2010-07-01 - Beef, chicken, fish, and pork cooked at high temperatures releases a type of carcinogen called an HCA.
New osteoporosis drug, same old problem
2010-06-24 - This month the FDA approved the sale of the osteoporosis drug Prolia aimed at preventing bone fractures in post-menopausal women.
Post-menopausal women lower breast cancer risk by following simple dietary guidelines
2010-06-24 - Eating lignans may modestly cut your risk of breast cancer, especially if you are a post-menopausal woman.
The hidden dangers of stomach-acid reducers
2010-06-17 - This month the FDA announced that taking proton pump inhibitors to reduce stomach acid may increase your risk of hip, wrist, and even spine fractures.
Reading the vitamin E bottle -- the right way
2010-06-17 - Here is what you should look for on the bottle, when buying vitamin E...
Pesticide exposure linked to 53 percent increased risk for Alzheimers disease
2010-06-10 - A new study has just discovered that repeated exposure to pesticides may increase your risk of developing Alzheimers disease by 53 percent.
If you are not taking this vitamin yet...what are you waiting for?!
2010-06-10 - A new study proves that Vitamin E may help supercharge immune function and boost response time to infection.
Are you getting enough protein to prevent a hip fracture?
2010-06-03 - If you really want to prevent hip fractures, skip the Boniva and eat more steak!
Diabetics: One whole grain may reduce your cardiovascular risk by up to 64 percent
2010-06-03 - If you have diabetes, eating just this one type of whole grain every day may add years to your life.
Prostate drugs increase risk of diabetes and cardiovascular events
2010-05-27 - Ongoing FDA reviews suggest that men taking one class of drugs used to treat BPH run an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular events.
Vegetable extract kills breast cancer stem cells
2010-05-27 - For anyone serious about preventing cancer, broccoli should be a staple at the dinner table.
How to tell if your body is starving for nutrients
2010-05-20 - As easy as it is for me to spot these problem areas, they are often even easier to correct.
Retire to the sunshine state...it is good for your muscles
2010-05-20 - A new study links vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, to muscle strength among seniors.
Block antibiotic-related colitis with simple measures
2010-05-13 - A new study shows there is a simple tool that can help you prevent antibiotic-related intestinal disturbances.
"Blacklisted" vitamin slashes risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
2010-05-13 - Researchers from the Mayo Clinic tied low vitamin K intake with an increased risk for developing a form of lymphoma.
Common vitamin slashes Parkinsons disease risk by 54 percent
2010-05-06 - Two recent studies show that a common vitamin may slash your risk of ever developing this brutal disease by up to 54 percent!
Nutrient-vitamin combo slows genetic vision loss
2010-05-06 - Retinitis pigmentosa is a disease that affects the retina. Over time, the disease leads to the loss of peripheral vision.
"Blacklisted" vitamin may decrease your risk of lung and prostate cancer by up to 60 percent
2010-04-29 - Vitamin K is essential to good health. It may even protect you against cancer.
Plant seed soothes stomach woes
2010-04-29 - Stomach problems can hit you out of the blue...even if you follow a healthy diet. But there is something that can help: Fennel.
"Prep" your body NOW for flu season with a tiny vitamin that packs a wallop
2010-04-22 - A new study published in the Clinical Journal of Nutrition shows that one tiny vitamin may cut your risk of getting the flu by 40 to 74 percent.
Exercise improves fibromyalgia symptoms
2010-04-22 - If you have fibromyalgia, the last thing you probably feel like doing is going for a brisk walk or working in the garden. But that is exactly what researchers from Johns Hopkins say will help improve your symptoms.
Diabetics can protect their kidneys--without drugs
2010-04-15 - If you have diabetes, sooner or later it is likely to cause problems with your kidneys.
Nuts slow prostate tumor growth
2010-04-15 - A new study shows there may be a way to slow down prostate tumor growth even more: Eat more walnuts.
Simple lifestyle change may guarantee you will never need dentures (And it is easier than flossing!)
2010-04-08 - A new study shows there is something--in addition to flossing--that you can and should do to keep your teeth healthy throughout your life.
Mineral cuts colon cancer risk by more than 50 percent!
2010-04-08 - According to a new study, men who get plenty of magnesium cut their colon cancer risk by more than half.
MS patients break the rules and improve brain function
2010-04-01 - If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), your neurologist probably gave you a list of rules to follow to keep your symptoms under control. But some MS patients have ignored conventional wisdom and broken one of the golden rules while keeping their symptoms at bay.
Post-menopausal women cut depression and anxiety by more than 75 percent with all-natural plant extract
2010-04-01 - Depression and anxiety can hit post-menopausal women seemingly from out of the blue.
Slash your risk of illness with the secret ingredient hiding in one of todays forgotten miracle fruits
2010-03-25 - Researchers have discovered a host of immune-boosting benefits in one of the most affordable, yet underrated fruits in the produce section...
Be careful how you store your vitamins
2010-03-25 - I like a nice steamy shower every morning. But my vitamins do not.
Nutrient increases survival time in breast cancer patients
2010-03-18 - A new study shows that one nutrient given alongside chemo can actually increase survival time in women with advanced breast cancer.
Hate needles? Try this simple trick...
2010-03-18 - A simple trick may help during your next trip to the blood lab or allergist.
One small vitamin slashes your risk of the "big three" killers
2010-03-11 - Men and women with plenty of vitamin D in their blood remained much healthier than their counterparts did.
Mineral improves lung capacity for asthmatics
2010-03-11 - A new study proves you can improve lung function by taking a simple mineral known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Take years off your skins age
2010-03-10 - The real way to reinvent your skin tone is to support the regenerating processes going on inside your body. That is why the new product called Lumivella by NorthStar Nutritionals is so special.
Improve anemia naturally
2010-03-10 - If you are anemic, a new study should interest you. Scientists found that taking a type of algae tablet could help.
New study confirms there is an easy way to ease the pain of colitis
2010-03-04 - A new study from Sweden proves that you can in fact control colitis symptoms by eating a simple fruit.
Bill Clinton should take a walk
2010-03-04 - If you have chest pain due to narrowing of the arteries, get moving!
Forget cholesterol...Ask your doc to check your CRP!
2010-02-25 - According to many experts, CRP (C-reactive protein) is a much better indicator of your cardiovascular health than your cholesterol.
Two sodas a week increases cancer rate
2010-02-25 - According to a new study, drinking just two sodas per week can double your risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
Slash five years off your age with a supplement you should already be taking
2010-02-18 - How would you like to take a magic pill to slow down your aging process? I am talking about literally adding years to your life.
Vitamin D protects you against Crohns disease
2010-02-18 - Canadian scientists now believe that a vitamin D deficiency may actually cause Crohns disease in the first place.
Is krill better than regular fish oil?
2010-02-11 - Of course, the answer is never simple when it comes to your nutrition. So let us first start by discussing the ABCs of fish oil.
Diabetics strengthen blood vessels with Folic Acid
2010-02-11 - Here is more proof that folic acid is an important tool in warding off heart disease, especially if you have diabetes.
Vitamin E "rescues" brain after stroke
2010-02-04 - According to a new study, vitamin E may protect you against brain damage following a stroke.
Worlds "natural antibiotic" banned in Europe
2010-02-04 - As of January 1, the European Union banned the sale of colloidal silver as a nutritional supplement.
Antioxidant wards off cancer in older adults, smokers
2010-01-28 - A new study shows that getting extra vitamin E can slash your risk of bladder cancer, especially if you are a smoker.
Do not use St. Johns Wart for IBS
2010-01-28 - St. Johns Wort works great for mild depression, but not for IBS.
Hidden causes of your chronic cough
2010-01-21 - If you have a mysterious cough that just will not go away, ask your doctor for a B12 blood test.
Skip the boring treadmills! Make exercise fun in the New Year
2010-01-21 - Here is a suggestion for all you non-treadmill-loving readers out there who are looking for a way to mix up your exercise routine in the New Year.
Head Hunting at the CDC
2010-01-14 - Gerberding just landed a new job as the head of the Merck $5 billion vaccine division. Does the name Gerberding ring a bell? It should.
Get smooth, moist skin from the inside out
2010-01-14 - To boost your flagging hormones and improve dry, rough skin, I recommend you give natural progesterone cream a try.
Reduce your risk of dangerous colon polyps by 40 percent
2010-01-07 - Make sure to get plenty of antioxidants, especially selenium. It will help protect you against dangerous growths in your colon.
Majority of Americans do not get enough blue and purple fruits
2010-01-07 - According to a new study, only 12 percent of Americans eat enough purples and blues. And that is a crying shame.
Tea for type 2
2009-12-31 - New hope for type 2 diabetics may be found lurking in both tea cups and wine glasses alike.
Those antimicrobial wipes may be doing more harm than good
2009-12-31 - A new study shows that those antimicrobial wipes may be doing more harm than good.
Knock out the risk of colon cancer with vitamin-mineral combo
2009-12-24 - If you have ever had benign polyps in your colon, count your blessings. And then start upping your vitamin D and calcium.
Keep your arteries young with lycopene
2009-12-24 - Lycopene may also protect you against heart disease.
U.S. docs brainwashed to support mammograms
2009-12-17 - I have come to the conclusion that most doctors in America have been brainwashed about mammograms.
Glucosamine relieves joint pain better with omega-3 fatty acids
2009-12-17 - A recent clinical trial from Germany showed that glucosamine worked better to relieve joint pain and stiffness when combined with omega-3 fatty acids.
Maybe you do not need nutritional supplements
2009-12-10 - Can you live a perfectly healthy, disease-free life without taking supplements?
Reduce your prostate risk with salmon
2009-12-10 - For those men out there who do not like eating fish...now is the time to expand your horizons.
Four reasons to skip your annual mammogram
2009-12-03 - If I had my way, we would throw mammograms out all together. A far more accurate test should take its place.
Do you really need vitamins?
2009-12-03 - Unless you eat a dozen peaches, two heads of lettuce, and 25 tomatoes a day, you might not be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need.
Thankfully, you can still lower your cholesterol without statins!
2009-11-26 - You can lower your cholesterol without taking statin drugs. In fact, you may be able to lower your cholesterol, even if you are diabetic, by eating one of my favorite snack foods.
BPA plastics linked to sexual dysfunction in men
2009-11-26 - Scientists know that BPA mimics the hormone estrogen in the body. And for a man in his prime, too much estrogen can be the kiss of death for his sex life.
Banish tip-of-the-tongue syndrome in three weeks flat
2009-11-19 - According to new research, this small super food may hold the power to recharge your mental cylinders in just three weeks.
Tea drinkers have less depression than Web surfers
2009-11-19 - I recently ran across a study encouraging seniors to surf the web. It may help cut your risk of depression by 20 percent, the article said.
Douse inflammatory disorders without drugs
2009-11-12 - You may ease your symptoms of colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders without taking drugs. That is what new scientific research out of Australia suggests.
D-3: Two for the price of one
2009-11-12 - Here is another thing D3 will do for you. It just might lower your insulin resistance, if you are prediabetic.
Prevent macular degeneration with one simple food
2009-11-05 - According to a recent study, you can cut your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by adding one kind of food to your diet.
Fight off H1N1 without resorting to Tamiflu
2009-11-05 - As I said back in September, I think all the hype surrounding H1N1 has more to do with selling drugs than keeping people healthy.
Break the bad breath cycle by fixing the one hidden cause you will not hear about from your dentist...
2009-10-29 - Believe it or not, chronic bad breath can actually signal a hidden problem lurking in your digestive tract.
Cut your risk of depression by 30 percent by eating Italian
2009-10-29 - Eating fish, drinking red wine, and using olive oil in cooking may cut your risk of developing depression.
You can turn back the clock on back curvature
2009-10-22 - A new study out shows that you can significantly improve hyperkyphosis by making one simple change to your exercise routine.
Natural ways to support good hearing
2009-10-22 - Before you order an uncomfortable and costly hearing device, listen to this new discovery: One of the most common vitamins on earth may help maintain hearing in older men!
Beefing up your fiber
2009-10-15 - According to many well-known studies, fiber helps protect you against colon cancer. But what about breast cancer? Does eating plenty of fiber play a role in preventing breast cancer as well?
Seeing the hidden picture
2009-10-15 - I came across an article about how scientists have been able to restore color perception to color-blind monkeys. I am color blind, so I admit, the story piqued my interest.
Vitamin D: My Heart Healthy Obsession
2009-10-08 - According to one new study, men and women with low vitamin D levels significantly increase their risk of dying from heart disease.
Put on your bulletproof vest this winter
2009-10-08 - Like a bulletproof vest, your immune system protects you against the enemy...millions of run-of-the-mill germs, bacteria, and toxins that would like nothing better than to take you down.
Pumping out Vaccine Machines
2009-10-01 - It seems that the medical community has gone vaccine crazy! First Gardasil. Then the Shingles vaccine. Then the H1N1 vaccine. What will be next? A vaccine for pimples?
What is causing the rise in learning disabilities?
2009-10-01 - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen think they have uncovered a major cause in the rise in learning disabilities: vitamin C deficient mothers.
All about Onions and Colon Cancer
2009-09-24 - Adding an onion to your sandwich might not earn you any points with your spouse, but it may help protect you against colon cancer.
Back pain got you down? Try the downward-facing dog!
2009-09-24 - After a certain age, your chances of throwing out your back once in a while are pretty good.
Serious reasons to skip the H1N1 vaccine Part II
2009-09-17 - I will make no bones about it: the 2009 swine vaccine is bad news, especially if it contains an ingredient called an adjuvant.
Answering reader questions about L-tryptophan
2009-09-17 - L-tryptophan, as you can attest, is a great way for men and women of all ages to get better sleep.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about the H1N1 vaccine
2009-09-10 - Now, I know that the H1N1 virus has got a lot of you worried. But here is something to keep in mind as you hear the word "pandemic" thrown around by newscasters urging you to get the H1N1 vaccine this fall.
Enjoy the last locally grown tomatoes
2009-09-10 - Not only were the tomatoes this season tasty, they also provided me with much-needed lycopene, a nutrient found in brightly-colored fruits and vegetables that is known to help protect against cancer, diabetes, and even male infertility.
You are supposed to go to sleep, not on a drive
2009-09-03 - There is plenty you can do to improve the quality of your sleep without resorting to a drug like Ambien, or even something milder like Tylenol PM.
More proof that antioxidants do not cause skin cancer
2009-09-03 - A group of French scientists published a study suggesting that women who take antioxidants are four times more likely to develop melanoma. Thankfully, a group of scientists in the U.S. set out to debunk this study.
Muscle damage: More reasons to avoid statin drugs
2009-08-27 - According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, statin drugs may actually cause structural damage to your muscles.
Do not trade IBS for lymphoma
2009-08-27 - Earlier this month, I got an e-mail from the FDA adding lymphoma to a long and frightening list of possible side effects for children and adolescents who take TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers.
Naturally curbing Constipation Part II
2009-08-20 - There are lots of steps you can take to correct an underactive thyroid, without resorting to thyroid medication.
70 percent of kids are vitamin D deficient
2009-08-20 - Parents have been programmed to lather their kids in sunscreen even before heading outside. As a result, kids wind up getting most of their vitamin D from dietary sources.
Curbing Constipation Naturally Part 1
2009-08-13 - When peristalsis is operating at full steam, you should have at least one to two solid bowel movements per day. Anything less means you are constipated.
More uses for folic acid
2009-08-13 - Folic acid seems to break down homocysteine, never letting it build up and cause heart damage.
The Ghost of Vitamin E: Still Haunting Us Five Years Later
2009-08-06 - Almost five years ago, Edgar R. Miller III PhD dropped a bombshell on the nutritional world. He published an article warning us not to take large doses of vitamin E because it could increase our risk of dying.
Maximizing profits one way or another
2009-08-06 - According to Dr. Harald zur Hausen, the man who discovered the link between HPV and cervical cancer, there is only one way to wipe cervical cancer off the map: vaccinating boys too.
Solve your chronic digestive problems by cranking up the engine of your stomach
2009-07-30 - There are lots of options for controlling acid reflux without resorting to drugs like Nexium.
Can you ever get too much B?
2009-07-30 - Because your body does not stockpile it, you really cannot overdose on vitamin B.
Rethinking the grapefruit diet
2009-07-23 - A new study published in the medical journal Diabetes zeroed in on one secret ingredient in grapefruit responsible for that sudden boost in metabolism.
Is your diet causing your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
2009-07-23 - Vitamin B may also help to ease your carpal tunnel.
Serious problems with "safe" over-the-counter drugs
2009-07-16 - Acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S.
Skip the angioplasty and start moving!
2009-07-16 - So you have heart disease and your arteries have begun to narrow. Technically, it is called coronary artery disease (CAD). And it is the most common type of heart disease.
The Blood Sugar/Antidepressant Connection
2009-07-09 - A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry wanted to determine if taking an antidepressant increased your risk of developing diabetes.
Just take your pills and do not ask questions
2009-07-09 - Apparently, bone mineral tests sometimes show a loss in bone density after a woman starts taking a drug like Actonel.
Preventing Dementia Naturally
2009-07-02 - A new study out this month gives us all reason to hope that it is possible to prevent cognitive decline with extracts from a traditional Chinese plant that has been used for centuries to boost the immune system and promote longevity.
The link between high blood sugar and poor sleep
2009-07-02 - A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago has uncovered a critical link between how well you sleep and how well you metabolize sugar.
Stimulants that can kill?
2009-06-25 - A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that stimluants may actually increase sudden death risk for children by 500 percent.
Despite Tough Times, Organic Food is Catching On
2009-06-25 - In fact, despite the tough economic times, it seems that more and more families are choosing organic food.
Do not be fooled by artificial "heart wise" foods
2009-06-18 - I am not a big fan of these gimmicky processed foods. One of the worst types of offenders, in my opinion, is the "heart-smart" margarine spreads.
Beware of stolen insulin
2009-06-18 - Apparently several batches of Levemir (a type of insulin made by Novo Nordisk Inc.) were stolen from the manufacturer in North Carolina.
BPA Plastics Update: More reasons to throw out your cans and buy (or grow) fresh!
2009-06-11 - Even though the FDA and the EPA said last year that BPA poses no threat to human health, I have my doubts.
Be wary of the little purple pill during hospital stays
2009-06-11 - If you pop a purple pill during your next hospital stay, you may be getting more than you bargained for.
The Vitamin A Secret Known for 30 Years
2009-06-04 - Scientists found that vitamin A intake may play a role in preventing the aggressive type of prostate cancer that is often treated by removing the prostate gland.
Just say NO to PSA screening
2009-06-04 - You see, lots of men get prostate cancer but do not have a high PSA number. And lots of men who experience spikes in their PSA numbers, do not really have cancer. The DRE is just as unreliable.
My how things change!
2009-05-28 - Scientists looked at vitamin D levels in about 3,000 European men between the ages 40 and 79. They wanted to examine the connection between the amount of vitamin D found in the blood and mental function in adults.
Land of the Free…as long as you take chemo?
2009-05-28 - Judge John R. Rodenberg found that by discontinuing chemo, Daniel had been "medically neglected" by his parents.
The Secret Story behind the Hydroxycut Recalls
2009-05-21 - The all-natural dietary supplement Hydroxycut has been voluntarily yanked off the market following reports of liver damage, including one person who needed a liver transplant, and one related death.
An all-natural Avastin?
2009-05-21 - A recent study by scientists in Japan showed that nutrients in spinach inhibited the destruction of DNA, cancer cell growth, and tumor growth in lab mice.
Low vitamin D linked to female infections
2009-05-14 - Researchers from the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have discovered a strong link between low vitamin D and bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal infection among women.
More about cancer prevention
2009-05-14 - A study found that vitamin B6 can significantly reduce colon cancer risk.
Doesn’t anyone believe in prevention anymore?
2009-05-07 - Hundreds of studies have shown that mushrooms and green tea can help protect you against cancer.
This week, I’m not talking about the swine flu
2009-05-07 - A strong immune system is your best defense against any kind of flu or virus that comes down the pike.
What is it this time, Eddie?
2009-04-30 - Before I let that surprise out of the bag, let me remind you of a thing or two about these popular cholesterol busters.
Vitamin C for Henry VIII
2009-04-30 - Now we know that poor old Henry VIII should have been taking his vitamin C. It just may have prevented him from getting gout.
Solving the migraine mystery
2009-04-23 - Let’s look at why some people get migraines and others don’t.
Staging a comeback?
2009-04-23 - Ginkgo biloba’s got a lot more going for it than almost anyone in the medical world is willing to admit these days.
Raptiva: goodbye & good riddance
2009-04-16 - The pharmaceutical company Genentech, Inc. announced they will voluntarily pull their psoriasis drug RAPTIVA off the market.
25 cutting-edge cancer cures from around the world
2009-04-16 - It’s been my mission to find cutting-edge cures that offer cancer patients all-natural alternatives that work to get rid of the cancer and heal the body.
Don’t drink everything that says “DRINK ME”
2009-04-09 - According to the FDA, about 2 million Americans take drugs containing metoclopramide.
Suffolk County, NY takes stand against BPA plastics
2009-04-09 - Much recent research on animals and humans suggest that BPA mimics some of the effects of the hormone estrogen.
Reading between the lines
2009-04-02 - The real way to reduce mortality rates in diabetics is to cure the disease, not control the symptoms with a drug.
Will drinking white wine help shrink your pant size?
2009-03-26 - Turns out the polyphenols in Chardonnay grape seeds may also help the body regulate its metabolism, even prevent obesity.
Defeating Diabetes with more D
2009-03-26 - Increased vitamin D and calcium may protect you from type II diabetes.
Fake it until you make it
2009-03-19 - Dr. Scott Reuben, a well-respected anesthesiologist from New England, was accused this week of faking data in 21 different medical studies.
Update on HPV vaccines
2009-03-19 - Gardasil is used to protect young girls against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. But it’s way too soon to give any stamp of approval to this so-called “cancer” vaccine. Here’s why…
Sugar: The white villain in your diet
2009-03-12 - Even if you avoid most sweets, the food industry sneaks sugar in to just about everything on the shelves these days.
2009-03-12 - Gardasil—-the vaccine targeted at protecting teenage girls against the human papillomavirus (HPV)—is in the news again. This time, officials in Spain have yanked it off the shelves. And rightly so.
Tea for type 2...
2009-03-05 - New hope for type 2 diabetics may be found lurking in both teacups
and wine glasses alike.
It‘s good to know...
2009-03-05 - Can‘t put down the sweets? A study conducted by University of Toronto shows it‘s not your fault.
Land mines down every aisle
2009-02-26 - Most of the foods found on the shelves at your local supermarket are loaded with artificial flavors and chemicals. In the United States, food manufacturers can legally add more than 3,000 different substances to our foods for the purpose of preservation, coloring, texture, flavor and more.
How many fast food restaurants are in your neighborhood?
2009-02-26 - If you’ve got a lot of fast food restaurants in your neighborhood, you’re at greater risk for suffering a stroke.
When yogurt’s not enough
2009-02-19 - New research out of Japan showed that by restoring the gut’s “natural balance” of good bacteria, ulcerative colitis suffererssignificantly improve their quality of life.
Take more time for tea
2009-02-19 - Tea (especially green tea and black tea) contains powerful flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds work to purify the body and eliminate free radicals.
The art of misdirection
2009-02-12 - Drug makers now have a new tactic: once you get FDA approval, just throw away any data that doesn’t support your product.
Vitamin D = girl power!
2009-02-12 - A research team from England measured vitamin D levels in 99 girls between the ages 12 and 14. Turns out that almost 75 percent of the young girls were deficient in vitamin D.
More beach vacations for cardiac patients?
2009-02-05 - You can get up to 10,000 IUs a day just by spending 30 minutes in the sun. But during the winter, many of us just scurry back and forth from the house to the car. That’s not good, especially when you start looking at all the diseases that vitamin D has been shown to help prevent.
More problems with mammograms
2009-02-05 - Turns out that mammograms are so uncomfortable, some women resort to applying topical anesthetic to their breasts before the procedure. Well, that’s got to stop, according to the FDA.
New hope for the parents of preemies
2009-01-29 - Omega-3 fatty acids spur brain development in preemie girls - Premature babies need more fish oil in their diet. According to a new study out last week, a key ingredient in fish oil might help prevent severe developmental delays, even mental retardation in premature babies.
The melamine scandal continues
2009-01-29 - The FDA has found trace amounts of melamine in several brands of
U.S.-manufactured infant formula. Companies here have been scrambling to ease
the minds of parents and get rid of the melamine even though the FDA says trace
amounts are safe.
More options for Sally Field!
2009-01-22 - New research suggests that lycopene - the powerful antioxidant found in good ole ketchup - may help protect men and women against losses in bone mineral density.
Urgent Warning for Alzheimer Families
2009-01-22 - According to doctors, less than 10 percent of Alzheimers patients
remained free from symptoms of psychopathology during the course of their
disease. In other words, agitation, aggression, depression, anxiety, paranoid
delusions, and insomnia are very much the norm for AD patients.
2009-01-15 - Researchers at the University of Kentucky discovered that grape seed extract activates JNK, a protein that regulates the apoptosis pathway. So the extract literally sends leukemia cells packing, never to be seen again.
The Secret about Flu Vaccines
2009-01-08 - Well, if nothing else, at least the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is predictable.
People are dying to avoid heart disease
2009-01-05 - Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been on the market for well over a decade now and represent one of the biggest pharmaceutical money-makers in drug history.
Tis the season of antibiotics
2009-01-02 - Happy 2009 everyone! The good news for bah, humbugs like me is that the holidays are over. The bad news...its officially cold and flu season.
75 Percent of Juvenile Diabetics Not Getting Enough Vitamin D
2009-01-02 - A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics caught my attention this week. It said more than 75 percent of children with type-1 diabetes are not getting enough vitamin D.
New approach to preventing and reversing skin cancer
2008-12-29 - It is believed that a mutation in the p53 gene is the cause behind both sun-related skin damage and skin cancer.
The Problem with Placebo
2008-12-29 - Whenever you hear ads for pharmaceuticals, there is inevitably a disclaimer at the end pertaining to the incidence of side effects.
Mr. Scrooge remembers Christmas
2008-12-25 - As I am sitting here writing this weeks Guide to Good Health, I found myself starting to stew about all the bad news I have read lately… the FDA flunkies… the melamine-tainted infant formula… and now we hear about a major drug company that hired ghost writers to pen fake stories about Prempro and actually got them published in major medical journals!
Get more bang for your buck with a few key supplements
2008-12-25 - Most of you are probably already taking a daily supplement. But in the New Year, make sure its a good one.
Sixth sense a reality?
2008-12-22 - According to a report published in the British Journal of Psychology, the answer may very well be YES.
The Importance of a Healthy Gut
2008-12-22 - As you know, your gut is filled with billions of friendly bacteria that are essential to healthy digestion...
Somebody Warn Sally Fields!
2008-12-18 - Now in her 60s, Sally Fields still looks pretty darn good. I am sure the big shots at Roche Laboratories thought so too when they picked her as their spokesperson for Boniva, the latest and greatest osteoporosis wonder drug.
The More Melamine the Merrier!
2008-12-18 - The World Health Organization has come to the rescue and set a new ‘safe’ standard level of melamine in foods.
Tart and tangy virus killers!
2008-12-15 - Researchers from St. Francis College, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and New York University found that plain old cranberry juice successfully wiped out three different viral strains.
Beware of mammograms
2008-12-11 - Biopsies can actually disturb a tumor on a molecular level, pulling cancer cells into healthy breast tissue.
Preventing Breast Cancer with More Sleep
2008-12-11 - A new Japanese study of 24,000 women found that lack of sleep can significantly increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
Relax your way to better cholesterol levels
2008-12-08 - Long-term exposure to stress and anxiety raises hormones like cortisol and adrenaline to potentially harmful levels.
Acids in your drinks
2008-12-08 - The acids in the beverages you drink are actually worse for your teeth than the sugar.
Asthmatics find new-found passion
2008-12-01 - Asthma currently affects about 10 million Americans. With overall incidence and asthma related deaths rising exponentially from year to year, new and affective treatments cannot be developed fast enough.
New lasting hope for psoriasis sufferers
2008-11-27 - In a new study out of Taiwan, a common plant extract has been shown to work wonders for more than 70 percent of psoriasis sufferers.
Ban the hairspray when you are expecting
2008-11-27 - European researchers have linked a pregnant woman’s exposure to hairspray during her first trimester with a two to three-fold increase in having a son with hypospadias.
Dont hire an electrician to fix a toilet
2008-11-20 - According to a new study published in the respected Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 500 milligrams a day of vitamin C does not prevent heart disease.
Get all your future Ivy Leaguers on Multivitamins!
2008-11-20 - Kids taking multivitamins get a cognitive boost on tests.
Preventing Alzheimers Disease with B3
2008-11-13 - While some genetic predisposition cannot be ignored, there are things you can do to counteract the effects of the modern diet and prevent this epidemic from ever crossing your doorstep.
Radiation linked to more breast cancer in young patients!
2008-11-13 - A new study out by Danish scientists shows that radiation may actually cause breast cancer in the opposite (or contralateral) breast in very young patients.
L-carnitine: The Case for Red Meat
2008-11-06 - The amount of L-carnitine in your body is directly related to your energy level.
Vitamin C Helps Prevent Bone Loss in Men
2008-11-06 - There’s new evidence that vitamin C can even help prevent loss of bone mass in men.
Watch out for the Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
2008-10-30 - Last week, WebMD sent me an e-mail proclaiming: ‘Breast Cancer: The leading cause of cancer death in US women aged 40-59 years.’ And then under this headline, it read ‘Learn more about risk factors that influence the development of breast cancer, and effective assessment tools for breast cancer screening.’
Prevent Cancer Without Drugs Like Evista
2008-10-30 - Scientists in the UK have found a new way to prevent cancer by supercharging our foods with high levels of antioxidants.
Pour yourself a tall glass of sunshine
2008-10-23 - A new report out this week from the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) states that kids should get 400 International Units (IUs) of vitamin D per day, Sunshine is one of the best ways to get it.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!
2008-10-23 - Yes, I nearly screamed when I read about the new pseudo-food ingredient you may find in your next tub of ice cream.
Cannot even trust a glass of water
2008-09-28 - Today, it’s almost unthinkable to drink a glass of water from the tap in your very own kitchen.
Aspirin Could Lower PSA Scores
2008-09-18 - A recent study, published in the journal, Cancer, reports that aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs may artificially lower a man’s PSA score.
Do not worry - the FDA is on it
2008-09-11 - The FDA has been under constant fire from doctors, patients, special interest groups, politicians and everyone in between. For a while it seemed like every week another FDA-approved drug was in the spotlight for doing more harm than good.
Marinade Away Your Risk of Cancer
2008-09-11 - Cooking meat at high temperatures increases the presence of certain compounds (called HCAs) that are thought to increase risk of stomach, colon, pancreatic and breast cancers.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but orange juice cures cancer
2008-09-04 - To be fair, the treatment requires way more than a few glasses of orange juice. In actuality, it requires massive doses of intravenous vitamin C.
Flu Vaccines and Seniors
2008-09-04 - New results show that the flu vaccine offers no reduction in the chances of dying…for any reason…including the flu.
Get stuck now, or get sick later?
2008-08-28 - Doctors and health officials are worried about an impending measles epidemic. They say measles outbreaks are at the highest levels in over a decade.
The Benefits of Chewing Gum
2008-08-28 - Research is now showing that chewing gum can help speed up the recovery of patients who’ve had portions of their colon removed.
Calling off the attack...on yourself
2008-08-21 - Autoimmune disorders are a debilitating class of diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks itself.
Can stress make your allergies worse?
2008-08-21 - They say stress is a killer, but researchers at Ohio State University found that it can also make your allergies worse (hard to say which is the lesser of two evils!).
Hands off my prostate!
2008-08-14 - The latest research (at least as far as the mainstream is concerned) shows that prostate cancer treatments may actually do more harm than the disease itself.
Treating babies for erectile dysfunction?
2008-08-07 - Doctors at the All Children‘s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL are treating babies with Viagra.
The Benefits of Fish Oil
2008-07-31 - Fish oil is back in the news -- and for a good reason. The list of benefits is getting longer and longer.
GSK dubs natural fountain of youth a drug
2008-07-24 - A number of recent studies have shown that the people who eat the fewest daily calories tend to live the longest.
Watermelon instead of Viagra?
2008-07-24 - If researchers at Texas A&M University have their way, you might be tossing out your Viagra and replacing it with a delicious slice of watermelon.
Using one disease to cure another
2008-07-17 - Researchers at the Ohio State University comprehensive Cancer Center have modified a common virus to pass through healthy cells and destroy cancer cells.
Red wine - is there anything it cant do?
2008-07-03 - Resveratrol supplements are one solution. But a new red wine flour may hold another.
Prunes -- not just for BMs anymore
2008-07-03 - It seems prunes...err...dried plums arent just for regularity anymore. According to a recent article, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, they may actually help combat osteoporosis as well.
Do not forget the ALA
2008-07-03 - While our fishy friends provide plentiful amounts of the fatty acids EPA and DHA, they fall short on another oft forgotten omega-3 called ALA.
Do Not Add Milk To Your Tea?
2008-06-23 - Adding milk to your tea may block the natural heart-healthy properties in the tea according to a recent study, conducted at the Charite medical school in Berlin, Germany, reported in the European Heart Journal.
2008-06-19 - Rather than create a pill, potion or powder containing gossypol, researchers want to add the substance to chicken feed.
Chewing may help ward off dementia
2008-06-19 - As we age, cells in the hippocampus begin to break down. The hippocampus is the area of the brain most closely associated with short-term memory.
Silver…not so precious anymore
2008-06-12 - The FDA has announced that mercury amalgam fillings may be harmful to some people.
Those antimicrobial wipes may be doing more harm than good
2008-06-12 - A new study shows that those antimicrobial wipes may be doing more harm than good.
IBS Rx is BS
2008-06-05 - We can add a new drug to this list of which-came-first diseases as the FDA gave Amitiza a wink and a nod for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Help prevent sunburns?
2008-06-05 - A new study shows that, the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, may help prevent actual sunburns.
Tea for type 2...
2008-05-29 - New hope for type 2 diabetics may be found lurking in both tea cups and wine glasses alike.
Can not put down the sweets?
2008-05-29 - It turns out they‘ve identified a gene, aptly named glucose transporter type 2, or GLUT2, that plays a key role in sugar intake.
Has MRSA met its match in a cup of tea?
2008-05-22 - Egyptian scientists were "stunned" to discover that green tea increased the effectiveness of certain antibiotics by as much as 99.99%...even when pitted against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
2008-05-22 - Coffee has picked up a lot of press lately over its health benefits and powerful antioxidant properties.
My drug can beat up your supplement...
2008-05-15 - GlaxoSmithKline—along with their buddies—attempted to squeeze a petition under the radar...asking the FDA to treat weight loss claims as disease claims!
Play it Safe
2008-05-15 - In 1997, the FDA gave drug companies permission to advertise directly to consumers, provided they provided just as much information about benefits as they do about risks.
Sticks and stones may break your bones...
2008-05-08 - According to Merck, their drug Fosamax is designed to change the way the body breaks down and builds up bone in an effort to help curtail the bone loss associated with osteoporosis. But recent reports are showing that it does way more than that.
What is that smell?
2008-05-08 - New research shows that, despite the repulsive scent, this gas, called hydrogen sulfide, may actually help lower blood pressure.
Forget about incontinence
2008-04-24 - It seems that several mainstream drug treatments for incontinence have been found to cause significant mental decline.
Sunlight may be good for breast health
2008-04-24 - A recent study concluded that women with the least amount of vitamin D in their blood had the highest risk of getting breast cancer.
Confirming the obvious - how the FDA loves money more than people
2008-04-03 - When the FDA approves a drug right before its deadline, there’s a four to five-fold chance it’ll be taken off the market or relabeled with stern health safety warnings.
Red Wine and Pancreatic Cancer
2008-04-03 - Adding to the ever-growing list of good news about red wine, it looks like the tasty red stuff is also a pancreatic cancer fighter.
This just in (again)...vitamins may kill you
2008-03-20 - This time, supplemental vitamin E increases risk of lung cancer…but smokers who take supplemental vitamin E are at highest risk.
Water water everywhere
2008-03-20 - According to a chilling Associated Press report, the water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas tested positive for the presence of pharmaceuticals.
The Problem with Anti-Bacterials
2008-03-13 - Antibacterial soaps, detergents and hand gels are all the rage these days. Thanks to prime-time advertising, Americans have a relatively new-found obsession with anything anti-bacterial.
Some hearts like whiskey better
2008-03-05 - Red wine is believed to be the key behind the French Paradox. The idea that one can eat, drink and be merry to their heart’s content...provided that drink is red wine.
Twist on the Side
2008-03-05 - Next time you order your drink with a twist. Or even a glass of water with lemon...you may want to ask them to put it on the side.
Still smoking? Suicide is not the answer...
2008-02-28 - Chantix was approved by the FDA in 2006 and soon after was lauded as the best smoking cessation crutch since the cold turkey.
Trouble Swallowing Pills
2008-02-28 - One of the only complaints we receive with any regularity is that people have trouble swallowing pills.
Toxic BPA on your fingertips
0000-00-00 - There are many dangers linked to BPA, most notably how it can disrupt hormone production.