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Connecticut Center for Health: March 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Obesity May Be Linked to Microorganisms Living in the Gut



Mar. 26, 2013 -- How much a person eats may be only one of many factors that determines weight gain. A recent Cedars-Sinai study suggests that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors how susceptible a person is to developing obesity.The study, published online Thursday by The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, shows that people whose breath has high concentrations of both hydrogen and methane gasses...

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Carrageenan - Additive maybe causing you a problem.



FDA Puts Industry Profit Over Public Health - Defends Safety of Controversial Food AdditiveMarch 17th, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute Releases ReportFormally Requests Removal of Carrageenan from List of Allowed Additives Cornucopia, WI - The Cornucopia Institute formally requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remove the common additive carrageenan from the US food supply. Last year the FDA rejected a 2008 citizen petition, which presented scientific studies linking carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation and disease,...

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Great Article on Supplement Quality and Toxins- this is why we recommend Vital Nutrients.



(NaturalNews) Mike Adams- The Health Ranger    I'm absolutely shocked at how many people don't investigate what's really in the products they swallow. When something is sold as an herb, vitamin, superfood or supplement, they think it's automatically safe. And while the natural products industry has a truly remarkable safety record -- especially in contrast to themassive number of deaths caused by pharmaceuticals -- it still suffers from a lot of hidden toxins that are routinely used throughout the...

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Natural Health News

Anti inflammatory Foods



Foods Can Help Fight Inflammation Mar. 22, 2013 -- Inflammation is the body's normal response to injury. While it may be a natural defense system, it can lead to disease development if it becomes chronic. A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert says one way to fight inflammation is with food. "The inflammation process has one goal: to respond immediately to detect and destroy the toxic material in damaged tissues before it can spread...

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Natural Health News

Salt Of the Earth-----



Adults Worldwide Eat Almost Double Daily Recommended Amount of Sodium Mar. 21, 2013 -- Seventy-five percent of the world's population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions. Global sodium intake from commercially prepared food, table salt, salt and soy sauce added during cooking averaged nearly 4,000 mg a day...

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whole foods makes GMO Label Pledge- 2018 date



Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in U.S. and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first national grocery store to set a deadline from GMO labeling."We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to support the consumer's right to know," said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, in a press release. "The prevalence of GMOs in the U.S. paired...

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Natural Health News

Mind over stomach......two interesting articles......



Food Memories Can Help With Weight LossMar. 18, 2013 -- Research led by a psychologist at the University of Liverpool has found that using memories of recent meals reduces the amount of food eaten later on. It also found that being distracted when eating leads to increased consumption.Researchers analysed 24 separate studies which had examined the impact of awareness, attention, memory and distraction on how much food we eat.Lower food consumptionThey found that remembering meals, being...

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Natural Health News

Affordable Foods- A plant based Meditterranean diet.



The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, is believed to be the first to show a decrease in food insecurity -- or a lack of access to nutritional foods for at least some days or meals for members of a household -- as the result of an intervention. Mary Flynn, Ph.D., RD, LDN, the study's lead author and a research dietitian at The Miriam Hospital, designed the...

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Natural Health News

Affordable labs



Affordalab is a lab that caters to uninsured patients. They do no insurance billing. They have low rates. They process some tests in-house, but most are sent out to Clinical Lab Partners for processing. We could also use them for patients for whom specific lab tests are not covered by their insurance. Here is their website: http://www.affordalab.net/ They have 4 locations: West Hartford, New Britain, Manchester and Wethersfield. I have a price sheet for...

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Natural Health News

May 2013 Detox Program



    Join us for Spring Cleaning!!   We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Our body must handle the burden of eliminating these chemicals along with the detoxification of hormones and by products of metabolism. If the body cannot handle this toxic burden the result is illness and disease. Optimize your body's cleansing abilities by joining us in our spring cleansing program!   Benefits of Detoxification Include: §         Jump-start a...

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How the CCH Doctors can help you with Asthma/Allergies



How the CCH Doctors can help you with Asthma/Allergies   The goals of Naturopathic treatment for allergies and asthma includes the following:   1. Identification of allergens and asthma triggers: Investigation should include the following: Identification of allergic and non- allergic triggers Food allergy testing/allergy elimination diet Environmental Recommendations - Please read Controlling Allergies and Sinusitis and do your best to accomplish the recommendations outlined. Test your environmental exposure score   2. Increase the reaction...

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Controlling Asthma



    Taking the following actions will substantially reduce asthma causing dust, dust mites, chemical and environmental pollutants, animal dander, and molds in your environment.   In The Bedroom:             Encase pillows, comforters, mattresses, and box springs in zippered, allergen impermeable, dust proof casings.  Avoid purchasing foam rubber pillows and mattresses as they are more likely to harbor molds.               Wash blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and mattress pads every other week in hot water (130...

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asthma TRIGGERS



        Goals:  Identify and avoid your asthma triggers, avoid emergency room visits, reduce or avoid side effects from drugs, less medication, reduce symptoms, prevent symptoms, reduce frequency of attacks.   Common Non-Allergic Triggers of Asthma Changes in humidity, respiratory irritants such as sulfur dioxide, ozone, smog, carbon dioxide, perfumes, chemical odors (cleaners, nail polish, paint, gas, kerosene, propane, air fresheners, colognes, perfumes), wood and tobacco smoke, upper respiratory infections, gastrointestinal reflux, emotional...

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