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October 2004 Archives



Natural Health News

Check Your Vitamin D Level!



The benefits of Vitamin D cover a broad range of conditions. Clinical studies suggest the importance of optimum Vitamin D levels in the treatment of the following conditions; high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, MS, depression, epilepsy, migraines, muscle and bone pain, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, as well as cancer treatment and prevention. Your Vitamin D levels can be checked with a simple blood test. You could be low and never know it. Studies indicate that...

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Vitamins May Protect Against Cataracts



As Americans get older, the incidence of cataracts is expected to triple in the next half century. The risk of this age-related condition, in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and impairs vision, may be reduced by taking a daily multivitamin pill for 10 years or more, recent study findings suggest. "There is evidence that certain dietary components, such as vitamins and minerals involved in protection against oxidative stress, may have a...

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Zinc Helps ADHD



In a study of 400 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who took either placebo or zinc for 12 weeks, those taking the zinc showed significant improvement in hyperactivity, impulsivity and socialization scores. Talk to us about zinc and other simple, natural approaches for ADHD. Source: Zinc Aids ADHD Kids, Autism Res Rev Int, 2004;18(2):5...

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Blood Chemistry Marker Predicts Longevity



When you get a blood test, the first thing you're likely to want to know is, "what is my cholesterol?" But another marker, "uric acid", is also important for heart disease and overall health. Uric acid is a metabolic byproduct of the liver's breakdown of protein, and is found on every blood chemistry test. A recently reported clinical study assessed 1,423 middle-aged Finnish men over an 11.9 year period. The researchers found that uric...

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Folate and Blood Pressure



High folic acid (folate) supplementation lowers women's blood pressure. Data from two large studies involving 62,260 women between the ages of 43 and 70 and 93,043 women between the ages of 26-46 revealed important information on the nutrient folic acid (folate). When women consumed 800mcg per day or more of folate, they were significantly less likely to develop hypertension, than women taking lesser amounts. This news was just reported at the annual conference of...

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Arthritis Drug Pulled Off Market



The giant pharmaceutical company, Merck, pulled its arthritis drug Vioxx from the market after a study confirmed earlier concerns that it raises the risk of heart problems, including heart attacks and stroke. More than 80 million people currently use Vioxx worldwide. It is prescribed for the relief of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and menstrual pain. The FDA advised that all patients currently taking Vioxx should contact their physicians immediately. Your physician at The Center can...

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How to Prevent the Flu, Naturally



Current news reports inform us that the flu vaccine will be scarce this year. Due to the contamination at a major vaccine production center, supplies are low and fear has erupted. Just how successful is the flu vaccine at preventing the illness and what are our alternatives? The flu vaccine only protects against three specific viruses included in that particular year's formulation. It does nothing to protect against other common viral or bacterial infections....

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