Digestion Disease Healthy Foods Wellness 

How this Harvard-Trained Doctor Healed Himself

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a physician who practices integrative medicine, and the author of a new book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease. His interest in holistic health grew out years of struggle with his own health issues. Palanisamy was graduating from Harvard and had been accepted to medical school at University of California, San Francisco, when he starting having pain in his wrist and numbness and tingling in his arms. The pain was diagnosed as repetitive strain injury (RSI). He was prescribed…

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Digestion Disease Health Studies 

New Hope for Crohn’s Disease

A new vaccine offers hope in the fight against Crohn’s disease.Researchers have conducted animal studies, and human trials will begin this summer. Meanwhile, fears are rising that the disease may be caused by a bug present in milk. One country with a very high incidence of Crohn’s disease is Scotland, where one in 200 people are living with the condition. Most victims are young people and children. Crohn’s can progress to bowel cancer, and as many as 75 percent of afflicted patients eventually need major surgery.

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Disease Health Studies 

Dangers of Thyroid Medication

Hypothyroidism is a disease affects 27 million Americans, eight out of ten of them women. 14 million of hypothyroid patients suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. Additionally, there were 60,000 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed last year. This is a disease of epidemic proportions, yet it receives little attention in the media. Most hypothyroidism patients are prescribed thyroid medication, which can have dire consequences. It is true that when a thyroid imbalance is severe, short-term use of a synthetic medication can be helpful. However, over the long-term, synthetic drugs…

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Diet Disease Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Vitamin C Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that high consumption of vitamin C by breast cancer patients improves the odds of survival. For decades, vitamin C has been touted as an effective treatment for cancer. The nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, and experts speculate it is part of a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen peroxide, which may destroy malignant cells. The Swedish study followed 17,696 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the effects of both dietary and supplemental vitamin C on…

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Disease Health Studies Natural Remedies Supplements 

Prevent Heart Disease with CoQ10

The human heart beats over two billion times in the average lifetime, and pumps nearly 100 million barrels of blood. If you were to take the vessels through which your blood flows, and lay them out end to end, they would circle the globe four times. Your cardiovascular symptom includes your heart, blood and blood vessels. Mechanically speaking, it transports not just blood, but also hormones, enzymes, nutrients and other chemicals your body needs. And as science is just beginning to understand, it communicates with your brain. Because this system…

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Disease Supplements 

Cut Prostate Cancer Risk by 64%

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in American men. Only lung cancer claims more victims. One in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 1 in 38 will die of the disease. That translates to 209,000 men who are diagnosed, and 20,000 who die. When prostate cancer is found early in the process, the prognosis is quite favorable. However, if it has spread to other areas of the body, it is lethal. Severe cases frequently spread…

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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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