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Are Dietary Supplements Working for You?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  People who take dietary supplements tend to believe that this will make them healthier and they they can take more risks with an unhealthy lifestyle because of it. Knowing which supplements and when to use them is a complicated skill. There is no treatment more effective at maintaining good health than a healthy lifestyle. There are many instances...

Atrial Fibrillation: Choices in Management

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
It is defined and coagulation issues addressed. Treatment options including anticoagulants, cardioversion, and certain drugs are reviewed. Its cause should be looked for and prevention considered.          

Can Supplements Cause Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  In previous studies it has been shown that certain vitamins and minerals can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Now a study shows that vitamin E at 400 IU/day for several years actually increased the risk of prostate cancer by 17%. We tend to assume that supplements are entirely safe when the data is not in. This thinking is no different from big...

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

Fat Substitutes Don't Work

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fat substitutes such as Olestra result in weight gain, not loss! They disrupt the body's mechanisms to control food intake. Olestra works by binding up to 8 triglyceride molecules in such a way that the enzyme lipase cannot begin the fat digestive process and it passes out with the stool. Side effects include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and oily stools....

How to Protect Against Radiation

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is the worst in the history of the world. And it is far from over. There are 11,000 spent fuel rods in danger of melting down and exposing the northern hemisphere with more than 330 million Curies of radiation; 134 million Curies is from cesium 137. There has been no significant effort to decontaminate this disaster. The...

Pradaxa: a New Breakthrough in Anticoagulation?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Pradaxa is currently the only FDA approved drug that inhibits factor Xa and seems to have significant advantages over Coumadin. Early studies have shown a 21% less likely risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation, a 31% lower risk of bleeding, and an 11% lower mortality rate. Two drugs under study by the FDA now include Xarelto, and Eliquis.  If...

What You Need to Know About Radiation Exposure

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
The radiation disaster in Japan is a serous problem in Japan, but not in the US yet. The levels of exposure up to this point have been diluted sufficiently that it is only a minor issue for those of us who live on the west coast. The best treatment is the use of antioxidants to combat the ionizing radiation such as natural vitamin E, selenomethionine, vitamin...

Why it is Important to Spice Up Your Meals

submitted by: admin on 12/18/2014
A study published in November of 2014 in Nutrition Today shows that high antioxidant spices enhance our health and protect against diseases such as heart disease. The researchers found that when eating a high fat diet that by adding high antioxidant spices such as garlic, rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, ginger and black pepper, that levels...

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