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November 2010 Archives



Natural Health News

Importance of Exercise for Those at Special Risk for Alzheimer's



Importance of Exercise for Those at Special Risk for Alzheimer'sScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2010) -- In a study that included healthy 65- to 85-years-old who carried a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease, those who exercised showed greater brain activity in memory-related regions than those who were sedentary. The results suggest that physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk individuals against cognitive decline.Physical activity promotes changes in the brain that may protect high-risk...

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Bees Take the Sting out of Mouth Ulcers



Bees Take the Sting out of Mouth UlcersScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2010) -- The healing properties of propolis -- a mixture of resin and wax made by honey bees to seal and sterilize their hives -- have been known for many years. But its use in medicine and food supplements has been limited because the sticky substance is not water soluble and has a strong, off-putting smell.Now researchers at the University of Bradford's Centre for Pharmaceutical...

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Pomegranate Juice Reduces Damage to Tissues



Pomegranate Juice Reduces Damage to Tissues, Inflammation and Infections, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2010) -- Studies in recent years have claimed multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice, including that it is a good source of antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. A preliminary study now suggests that it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients on dialysis, including the high morbidity rate due...

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Excess Fructose May Play Role in Diabetes



Excess Fructose May Play Role in Diabetes, Obesity and Other Health ConditionsScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2010) -- More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet. A new review on fructose in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) indicates just how dangerous this simple sugar may be.Richard J. Johnson, MD and Takahiko Nakagawa, MD (Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado)...

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green drink



  MY GREEN DRINK CHOICEDr. Jackie Germain "Should I be having a green drink every day?"    We hear that question all the time at The Center.  There are a lot of choices out there and we also hear complaints about cost and taste. Greens provide concentrated vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fiber.    Naturally, you would want the source of these to be organic, fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Rachael Jean's Ultimate Green Drink is...

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November skin care tip of the month



Skin Care Tip of the Month by Dr. Samuelson   The Rhonda Allison skin care line that we are carrying now has become quite popular!!   Patients are telling us just how much they love these products.  They report seeing great results, in very little time.  We are now expanding the product line.  The skin care tips of the month are meant to educate you on the use of this wonderful skin  care line.     Tip for...

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black bean brownies



Black Bean Brownies Recipe This is a gluten free recipe, that makes a very moist brownie.  The beans add the bonus of good fiber and protein that you wouldn't  find in typical brownies. Give them a try.  1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained3 eggs3 tablespoons vegetable oil1/3 cup cocoa powder1 pinch salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)1 cup chocolate chips, divided (optional)1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) 1.Preheat oven...

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NYT veggie Burger



 NYT Veggie Burger 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained1 can tomatoes with zesty mild chilies, drained1 garlic clove, minced or pressed, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder2 green onions, chopped1 cup chopped carrots1 cup parsley or cilantro2 cups quick rolled oats8 whole grain buns Fresh veggie toppings and healthy condiments Preheat oven to 450º. Process the first seven ingredients using an immersion or regular blender or food processor. Remove contents into a...

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Daily Dose of Beet Juice Promotes Brain Health in Older Adults



Daily Dose of Beet Juice Promotes Brain Health in Older AdultsScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2010) -- Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults -- a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.The research findings are available online in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Nitric Oxide Society and will be available in print...

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B-Complex Vitamins May Help Slow Progression of Dementia



B-Complex Vitamins May Help Slow Progression of Dementia ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2010) -- Large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory problems and slow the progression of dementia A two-year clinical trial in England has shown that B vitamins, including B-6, B-12 and folic acid, slow down mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition which is a major risk factor for Alzheimer disease and other...

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Olive Oil Protects Liver from Oxidative Stress



Olive Oil Protects Liver from Oxidative Stress, Rat Study Finds ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2010) -- Extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism exposed rats to a moderately toxic herbicide known to deplete antioxidants and cause oxidative stress, finding that those rats fed on a diet containing the olive oil were partially protected from the resulting liver damage. Mohamed Hammami from the...

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Exposure to BPA Associated With Reduced Semen Quality



Exposure to BPA Associated With Reduced Semen Quality ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2010) -- Increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm motility, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing in the journal of Fertility and Sterility. The five-year study recruited 514 workers in factories in China and compared workers who had high urine BPA levels with those with low urine BPA....

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Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora



Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2010) -- Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment, say scientists writing in the latest issue of Microbiology, published Nov. 3. The researchers believe that this reservoir increases the chances of resistance genes being surrendered to pathogenic bacteria, aiding their survival and suggesting that the long-term effects of antibiotic therapy are more...

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