Anxiety Medications Increase Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Drugs to combat anxiety can be addictive, and can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows that benzodiazepines (drugs like Valium and Atavan) work on the same neurological pathways as heroin. A number of studies have demonstrated that the drugs increased the risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Two studies have appeared in the…

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Curcumin the Herbal Cure-All

For, centuries practitioners of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine have relied on turmeric for its wide range of health benefits. Today, more than 8,000 studies point to curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for its distinctive yellow hue, as the power behind the herb. Research shows that curcumin is a potent antioxidant that supports the…

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What can your Genes tell us about your health?

The recent advances in genetic research have finally reached a point where we can begin to look at specific genes and what their functions are. With the recent completion of the genome project, research is mounting as studies are being conducted and associations being made as to the relevance of genetic variants to disease causation.…

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The Power and Significance of Water

Modern medicine has overlooked the critical importance of proper hydration and the far reaching and devastating affects of dehydration. Water is not just a substance that dissolves and carries various substances throughout the body, it acts as a coolant, creates structure and provides energy to every cell in the body. As we look into the…

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The Power of Fish Oil

What if there was a single nutrient shown to support heart health, brain health and development, brain vascular health, blood sugar metabolism, eye health, immune health, joint health, and the health of all your cells? Omega 3’s from fish and fish oils are well-known, but many practitioners don’t realize the significance they carry in supporting…

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Recipe for Health: Anti-inflammatory Diet

Inflammation is the new holistic buzzword. It stands at the forefront of health concerns. Because research has shown that subclinical inflammation is at the core of many health problems, Time Magazine has called inflammation a “secret killer.” Inflammation appears to be associated with many chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and musculoskeletal…

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Cholesterol: Your Body is Responding to Input

Part of the story is missing. Billions of dollars have been spent marketing cholesterol, HDL and LDL as the cause for cardiovascular disease. The research is quite compelling, and it is easy to get caught up in the statistics that link high cholesterol to atherosclerotic disease, stroke, and hypertension. There is another side to the…

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