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Antacids Can Cause Fractures

A new study concludes that antacids can cause bone fractures. Nearly 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of bone fractures.  These medications, called “proton pump inhibitors” reduce the production of stomach acid in the process of trying to prevent heart burn and/or ulcers. The connection between …

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Improve White Matter and Reduce Risk of Brain Loss

PERQUE EPA/DHA Guard™ Aging affects the way our bodies function. Brain function is perhaps one of most of concern, especially with the growing number of our seniors being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s premature loss of senses. The medical and research community are beginning to focus on how brain function can be not only preserved but also enhanced. A recent study published …

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Metal Allergy and Joint Replacement

Joint replacements, especially at the knee and hip, can fail due to a ‘metal hypersensitivity or allergy’. The growing number of joint replacement surgeries in the US has led to a growing number of failures, prompting this new review study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Read abstract Knowing which metal(s) a person is reactive to can …

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin Can Help with Multiple Sclerosis

A recent Johns Hopkins study revealed that when mice with multiple sclerosis (MS) were given high doses of vitamin D, the neurodegenerative symptoms associated with the condition, reduced. In MS, an autoimmune condition, primed T cells migrate to the central nervous system where they can damage the protective sheath of nerves called myelin leading to debilitating symptoms such as blurred …

Predictive Biomarkers Featured in New Report

“The Power of Predictive Biomarkers: Eight Predictors of Life and Death” Increased risk of disease and shortened life…or improved resilience and years-or even decades- of healthy life added?  This is the choice patients have to make. A new report written especially for healthcare practitioners discusses the 8 functional tests that, when taken together, cover all major aspects of metabolism and are …

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges physicians to advise all patients to avoid genetically modified (GM) food.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges physicians to advise all patients to avoid genetically modified (GM) food. They state, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food.” These include: Infertility Immune problems Accelerated aging Faulty insulin regulation Changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.   Since 1996, GM plants such as soybeans and corn …

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New Report on Supplementation Dangerously Misleading

A new report by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that vitamin D and calcium supplementation may not prevent fractures in adults.  The USPSTF commissioned “2 systematic evidence reviews and a meta-analysis on vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium to assess the effects of supplementation on bone health outcomes in community-dwelling adults, the association of vitamin D …

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Why Living Against The Clock Is A Risky Business

A new study conducted by the Department of Biological Science and Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University says obesity may be linked to a disruption in daily time tracking. Below is a recent press release describing the outcomes of the research and its impact on insulin resistance. Living against the clock—working late-night shifts or eating at inappropriate times, for example—can …

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New Calcium Research Questionable Says Council For Responsible Nutrition

The British Medical Journal recently published a study indicating that women who had a higher dietary intake of calcium exceeding 1400mg/day and also used supplements had a higher all-cause and cardiovascular death rate compared to those not taking supplements. However, Taylor Wallace, Ph.D, senior director, scientific regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition released a statement condemning the study saying …

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Professor Bernard Debré Says Cholesterol Isn’t Bad but Statins Are

French professor Bernard Debré recently released a controversial book claiming that cholesterol medications are a farce and that high cholesterol as a disease is a deception invented by the pharmaceutical industry.  Debre´ writes, “A rate of high cholesterol is not the cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.” Furthermore he says cholesterol is safe and that statins are prescribed unnecessarily in at least 9 …