Health Studies 

Scary Risk of CT Scans that Almost Nobody Knows About

When CT scan technology was first employed, the test was reserved for the most critically ill patients and challenging cases. Only major medical centers had the equipment to perform the tests. During the past twenty years, however, use of the technology has accelerated enormously. Most people are now exposed to a much higher lifetime dose of radiation than previously. Medical imaging provides doctors with the advantage of diagnosing and monitoring injuries and diseases while minimizing discomfort and down time. Patients no longer need to be hospitalized and undergo invasive procedures,…

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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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Health Studies Prescription Drugs 

Can Antidepressants Cause Birth Defects?

Antidepressants are once again in the news. A number of lawsuits have been filed against Forest Labs, maker of Lexapro, by mothers of babies born with birth defects. Class action lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturer of Paxil, have won consumers awards of billions of dollars in compensation. It has been proven both companies were aware of the dangers their products posed, but concealed the information. The danger posed by Lexapro is well documented. The drug contains chemicals that travel through the placenta, creating the risk of serious complications and even death,…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

How Instant Noodles Could Wreck Your Health

Instant noodles have long been a staple for struggling college students. Sure, we know they are processed and full of artificial flavors, but they’re cheap and easy to prepare, so many people who are short of money or time come to rely on them as a go-to meal or snack. One of the things people often mention is that these instant ramen noodles really fill you up. Now we know there is a reason for that. In a study conducted through Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Braden Kuo used a pill-sized…

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Diet Digestion Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Get the 411 on Probiotics

Probiotics are a type of friendly bacteria that can benefit human health. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek phrase “for life.” These live microorganisms live in your gut, and help support your body in a variety of ways. The benefits of probiotics have been demonstrated through numerous health studies. Health experts often recommend that clients take a high-quality probiotic supplement and consume food rich in probiotics. These include unpasteurized fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, lassi (Indian yoghurt), kefir (fermented milk), natto (fermented soy), and picked cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants,…

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Health Studies Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

The Benefits of “Brown Fat”

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have discovered a type of fat that helps to burn energy and supports weight loss. They are calling it “brown fat,” and it may play an important part in effective weight management. The study indicates that 50 grams of brown fat may burn 20 percent or more of your daily caloric intake, if it is properly activated. Brown fat is seen in the neck area, located around blood vessels, probably to keep the blood warm. It can also be seen marbled in…

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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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Health Studies Wellness 

Science Has Just Identified the Best Cure for Anxiety and Stress

Have you ever had a day like this? You had a stressful time at work, dealing with deadlines and difficult people. You lost your wallet when you went to pay for coffee, after spilling that all over your dress. The commute home was brutal, and you spent an hour caught in a massive traffic jam. Then, you walk through the front door and hear the excited sound of four paws sliding toward you. By the time you’ve crossed the threshold, a cuddly ball of fur is standing in front of…

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Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 More Great Fat-Burning Supplements

In our last article, we discussed the value of including supplements in your nutritional and exercise regimen. These supplements can be taken individually, or you can find a combination supplement that incorporates them. Here are five more excellent fat-burning supplements: 1. Olea Europaea Extract – Olea Europaea is the scientific name for olive leaf extract, of which the chemical oleuropian is the most important active ingredient. Oleuropian is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and raises norepinephrine levels, both of which increase calories burned by your body. Recommended dosage…

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