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  • Researchers Identify Physical Origin of Depression in the Brain Read more >

    Researchers Identify Physical Origin of Depression in the Brain

    Scientists have now identified the physical locus of depression, greatly expanding scientific understanding of a disorder that affects millions of people of all ages. Researchers did MRI scans of the brains of 900 subjects. The results show feelings of low self-esteem and loss are link to the functioning of the orbitofrontal cortex, the region of […]

  • Does a Hidden Second Bacterium Contribute to Lyme Disease? Read more >

    Does a Hidden Second Bacterium Contribute to Lyme Disease?

    Lyme disease is an affliction that frustrates both patients and doctors. Approximately 329,000 Americans are infected every year, through bites from ticks that carry the Borrelia bacteria. Symptoms include a characteristic “bullseye” rash, headache, fever and fatigue. Most people get better after treatment with a brief course of antibiotics, but some percentage of sufferers continue […]

  • These Heartburn Medications Can Destroy Your Kidneys Read more >

    These Heartburn Medications Can Destroy Your Kidneys

    Heartburn and GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, have become widespread disorders, perhaps because of our modern diet. Scientists say heartburn is a result of so called “proton pumps,” that produce excess stomach acid. Proton pumps are not just in the stomach, but are present in most of the cells in your body. Every cell except […]

  • Your Number One Heart Health Indicator Read more >

    Your Number One Heart Health Indicator

    For sixty years, medical wisdom held that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. As Americans have lowered their cholesterol levels, however, heart disease has not declined. In fact, it remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. Al Sears, M.D., who specializes in anti-aging medicine, uses another warning system for heart attacks. He measures […]

  • Change Your Diet and Starve Cancer Cells Read more >

    Change Your Diet and Starve Cancer Cells

    Our bodies always have some malignant cells, but most of the time they are controlled by our immune systems. As we’ve seen, however, cancer rates have risen. The causes range from environmental to emotional. But diet is certainly a factor, and you have more control over the development of cancer than you may realize. In […]

  • What’s Wrong with the Staff of Life? Read more >

    What’s Wrong with the Staff of Life?

    Traditionally, wheat bread has been seen as a foundational food, the “staff of life.” But today’s wheat is different, genetically and biologically, than the wheat used prior to the 1960s. Previous generations used to consume ancient varieties of wheat such as Emmer, Einkorn and Kamut. Today’s bread is made from high-yield dwarf wheat, a product […]

  • Why Use Probiotics? Read more >

    Why Use Probiotics?

    A healthy gut is absolutely necessary to a healthy body, and in order to have a healthy gut, you must maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your intestinal tract. You need about 85 percent “friendly bacteria” to 15 percent “unfriendly bacteria.” In order to maintain healthy gut micro-flora, you may want to consider supplementing […]

  • Beware These 7 Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products Read more >

    Beware These 7 Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products

    If you are like many women, your morning ritual includes the application of a variety of hygiene and cosmetic products. It probably has not occurred to you that those product contain literally thousands of dangerous chemicals, and you are applying them directly to your body. These seven chemicals are among the worst offenders: 1. Parabens […]

  • Hepatitis C Update Read more >

    Hepatitis C Update

    Hepatitis C is a serious disease that infects millions of people around the world, and causes about 350,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many people do not realize they are infected. Until a few years ago, hepatitis C, also called HCV, was incurable, but today drugs are available that can cure up to 90 percent of patients. The […]

  • Chronic Drinking Can Affect Your Circadian Rhythm Read more >

    Chronic Drinking Can Affect Your Circadian Rhythm

    There are many reasons to drink alcohol in moderation. Now scientists have discovered yet another.  Alcohol dependence (clinically known as AD) can disrupt your body’s circadian rhythm. The body’s circadian clock is regulated by specific genes, and past animal research has demonstrated that chronic drinking can alter expression in those genes. A new study has […]

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