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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

In the May issue of my newsletter, Alternatives, I answered a question from a reader about whether or not I have changed my views on aspirin, considering it has been found to prevent heart attacks, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Not to mention, millions of people regularly use aspirin and…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

What is Chia? Chia was first cultivated in the southern part of Mexico next to Guatemala. It has a long history of use among the Aztec and Mayan cultures. To the Aztecs, chia was an integral part of their diet, as well as a key component in their religious ceremonies. Their warriors also utilized…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

When will the controversy over eggs end? Unfortunately, I think the answer may be "never," especially if studies like this one keep coming out. What I find most suspect with this study is that all the subjects used were already at significantly increased risk of cardiovascular issues. Either…

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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

Earth Day has become such an incredible movement over the past several decades that it’s hard not to feel motivated to make small changes in our lives that could have a sizable positive impact on our planet. Most people recycle, which is a great start. And far more people than ever are attempting…

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Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

Based on recent questions I’ve been receiving about niacinamide, it seems that many of you have seen news reports on a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that calls into question the safety of niacin. While this may have been a well-run study, the conclusions everyone…

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