Disease 

What Are Essential Tremors?

One of the most popular songs of 2015 is Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” That song carries a positive message, but it is an ironic one for the more than 10 million people all over the world who are living with an uncontrollable shaking disorder called Essential Tremor. Essential Tremor, or ET, is a neurological disorder that impacts body movement, causing rhythmic shaking. The areas most frequently affected are hands, arms, and head, but it can also affect areas such as the vocal cords. ET is often confused with Parkinson’s…

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Disease 

Understanding Cholesterol

The past twenty years have seen a great deal of misunderstanding about cholesterol. In order to talk intelligently with your medical professional and participate in your own health decisions, it is vital that you learn about the types and functions of cholesterol. The first thing to know is that cholesterol is a natural substance that is necessary to your health. Cholesterol is insoluble in the blood, so it is carried throughout the body by lipoproteins, comprised of a fat, or lipid, and a protein. There are two types of cholesterol:…

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Disease Exercise Weight Loss Wellness 

What You Need to Know About Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a poorly understood condition that can have a major health impact, so it is important to know the basics. When there is an injury to a blood vessel, the body forms a blood clot to stop the loss of blood. To do this, the body uses platelets (also called thrombocytes) and fibrin. Sometimes the body forms blood clots even when there is no known injury, which reduces or blocks of the flow of blood through the body into the areas they serve. Thrombosis is the name of the…

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Diet Disease Exercise 

Protect Yourself from Osteoporosis

As women grow older, it is important to be aware of the dangers of osteoporosis, a condition that affects primarily post-menopausal females. The word osteoporosis comes from “osteo” (bone) and “porosis” (porous). Osteoporosis is a reduction in the strength and durability of bones. Over time, the patient’s bones become more brittle and less able to heal after fractures, for which risk is greatly increased to to loss of flexibility in bone tissue. The substances that keep bones strong are protein, collagen and calcium. Over time, osteoporotic bones lose these vital…

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Health Studies 

Mercury Fillings Linked to Kidney Damage and More

Although conventional dental science continues to claim mercury amalgams are safe, studies prove otherwise. In 2005, a peer-reviewed study demonstrated that mercury fillings lead to such other ailments as nephrotoxicity (or kidney poisoning), neurobehavioral changes, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases. Removing the fillings from participants’ teeth led to significant health improvements. In light of all the proof that mercury amalgams are dangerous, why do they remain legal? The simple answer is that fillings are not covered under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Instead, they are classified as medical…

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Disease Health Studies Healthy Foods 

5 Reasons You Should Enjoy Miso Soup Every Day

Hot soup is a traditional winter meal, but you may want to consider a new kind of soup, one that contains miso. This all purpose Japanese seasoning can turn a simple soup into a powerful health boost. In Japanese culture, miso has been enjoyed on a daily basis throughout history, and it is highly-regarded for its store of friendly bacteria, essential amino acids, digestive enzymes, vitamins and absorbable proteins. It is considered a powerful treatment for many diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Miso is described by Dr. Shinichiro Akizuki,…

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Disease Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Stop Cancer in Its Tracks with This Nutrient

One of the best ways to combat cancer is to stop it early in its attack on the body. Because standard cancer treatment involves toxic chemicals and damaging radiation, a growing number of cancer specialists are turning their attention to natural approaches to prevent and halt cancer. One very potent cancer killer is a flavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin is a nutrient present in many fruits and vegetables, whose ability to fight disease in varied ways makes it uniquely effective as a cancer-preventive compound. Studies prove that people who consume high…

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Prescription Drugs Wellness 

10 Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot

Every Fall, Americans are subject to the annual onslaught of encouragement to be inoculated against influenza. The pressure continues through Spring, by which time more than half of U.S. citizens will have received the flu shot. Many of these people suffer adverse health consequences from the inoculation, because the flu shot is more dangerous than you have been led to believe. Here are ten reasons to avoid the flu vaccine: 1. The vaccine is ineffective. Each year’s supply of vaccine is created months ahead of flu season, based on a…

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