Autoimmune Disease

Arthritis Awareness

…Month. The various forms of this disease affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Another type of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune disease--meaning the immune system attacks…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…gastrointestinal symptoms, high triglyceride and blood abnormalities, gluten sensitivity, food and pollen allergies, gut permeability issues, autoimmune and systemic inflammatory diseases, etc., can be resolved by eliminating cereal/grains (especially wheat, barley, and rye), corn and rice, most dairy products, and…

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The Truth About the Lyme Disease Epidemic

Anyone who’s had some exposure to Lyme disease, either as a patient or a friend or relative of one, knows how notoriously difficult the condition is to deal with. That’s because the corkscrew shaped spirochete bacterium associated with Lyme can change forms, mimicking the symptoms of nearly 350 different…

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Fight Heart Disease With a Multivitamin

Without question, the single best thing you can do for heart health—and your overall health—is to take a comprehensive multinutrient every day. By comprehensive, I mean a nutrient that provides the combinations and dosage levels that research has shown bring about positive changes in the body.…

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Caffeine as a Parkinson's Treatment

Studies have found that individuals who drink coffee have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, but new research shows that caffeine can also help control movement in people who have this disease. The study involved 61 Parkinson’s patients. The control group was given a placebo and the test…

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Protect Heart Health With Two Simple Nutrients

…50 percent. (Int J Cardiol 2012 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]) In the group of individuals who took a placebo, 12.6 percent died of cardiovascular disease, compared to only 5.9 percent of those taking the supplements. This is a very significant difference. CoQ10 & Selenium: Proven Protectors Oftentimes…

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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

…Pesticides are neurotoxins that increase the risk of neurological problems in humans, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). They also cause a host of acute symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, brain fog, numbness…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…dietary deficiency in the western diet, and it is directly related to the increase we’ve seen in many neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, as well as cardiovascular disease and ADHD. For me, eggs rank in the top category of super foods. They provide some of the greatest bang for your buck when…

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Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…study involved only six people and some mice. Most of the data and conclusions came from the mice, which were genetically engineered to develop heart disease. Also, previous studies have shown that eight ounces of carnitine-rich foods, including red meat, produced no more TMAO than common fruits and vegetables…

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Fecal Transplants for Severe GI Issues

…bacteria in your digestive tract in order to improve your digestion and overall health. But for some individuals, particularly those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or a C. difficile infection, more drastic measures may be needed to restore digestive health. Antibiotics, anti-infectives, steroids…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…Benefits of Whey The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator of overall health and the ability of your immune system to fight off disease and counter the effects of aging. Whey has a very high content of sulfur-containing amino acids (such as cysteine) that are necessary for the biosynthesis…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…low testosterone can include: * Low sex drive * Erectile dysfunction * Osteoporosis and bone fracture * Depression * Lethargy * Insomnia * Heart disease * Diabetes * Weight gain * Muscle loss * Decreased physical performance When you look this list of symptoms, it’s pretty obvious the pharmaceutical…

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The Conventional vs. Organic Debate Continues

…and diagnosis of a disease, like cancer, can be decades. Two, exposure rates to toxins are different for each individual. Three, each of us has biological weaknesses, genetic variations, nutritional gaps, and other factors that vary our susceptibility to developing different diseases. This makes it hard…

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Fight Alzheimer's With Honokiol

…compound from the magnolia tree, honokiol has been shown to be helpful with Alzheimer’s disease as well as many neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. These types of diseases are triggered by nerve cell damage caused by inflammation. A recent study has found that honokiol…

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Padma for Heart Health

Often the first warning of cardiovascular disease is decreased blood flow in the extremities (arms, hands, legs, and feet). It’s one of the more difficult problems for doctors to treat, and it can be extremely debilitating. When body extremities don’t receive enough oxygen-rich blood, it can become…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent. Two handfuls of almonds will reduce your risk by 20 percent. By adding a few other cholesterol-lowering foods such as oats, oat bran, barley, or psyllium to your diet, it would be easy to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 25 percent…

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…Even more remarkably, there was a 32% decline in their C-reactive protein, an indicator of inflammation and a known risk factor in cardiovascular disease. What was even more surprising was that those eating the dried apples, which added an additional 240 calories per day to their diet, lost an average…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…decreasing the amount of fiber in our diets. We’re already seeing an increase in many of these problems, such as widespread obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous bowel problems. Fiber has decreased dramatically as our food supply has become more and more processed. To make matters worse…

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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…and regular readings. If you are worried that you may have high blood pressure and all the health risks that come with it like heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, you need to become educated about what your blood pressure numbers mean and the proper way to have your blood pressure taken. There…

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