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When the Skin Erupts: Healing Eczema and Psoriasis



When those painful, itchy patches of eczema and psoriasis erupt, doctors of natural medicine ask, 'what is causing this condition to present at this time?' The Greek translation of eczema means "to boil out," so the question makes sense: holistic physicians look for the underlying root causes that bring about these skin eruptions. Although they create similar discomforts for the people afflicted, psoriasis and eczema are different in important ways. Psoriasis is a chronic...

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Brain Training Upregulates Acetylcholine



Alzheimer's-related Study: Brain Training Upregulates AcetylcholineTuesday, July 24, 2018Chicago, IL - A small study could have big implications in the battle against age-related cognitive decline and dementia, according to research announced today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. The study was conducted by researchers at McGill University and Posit Science, and showed--for the first time ever in humans -- that a particular type of brain exercise can increase the ongoing production of a brain chemical...

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Just 10 minutes of social interaction a day improves wellbeing in dementia care



  Date: July 26, 2018 Source: University of Exeter Summary: The Improving Staff Attitudes and Care for People with Dementia e-Learning (tEACH) study involved 280 residents and care staff in 24 care homes over nine months. The intervention improved resident wellbeing and staff attitudes to person-centerd care. Skype support optimized sustained benefits.   An e-learning programme that trains care home staff to engage in meaningful social interaction with people who have dementia improves wellbeing...

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Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's



Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's Source: University of Southampton Summary: A new study has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.Periodontitis or gum disease is common in older people and may become more common in Alzheimer's disease because of a reduced ability to take care of oral hygiene as the disease progresses. Higher levels of antibodies to periodontal...

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An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away



 An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study Date: July 12, 2018 Source: Westmead Institute for Medical Research Summary: A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.   A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges...

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Herpes linked to Alzheimer's: Antivirals may help



Date: July 12, 2018 Source: University of Manchester Summary: A new commentary on a study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. When the authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10. A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh...

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Daily fasting works for weight loss, finds report on 16:8 diet



Date: June 18, 2018 Source: University of Illinois at Chicago Summary: Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study that examines the effect of time-restricted eating on weight loss in obese individuals. Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers in the journal Nutrition and Healthy...

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Detoxification/Cleansing Program Summer 2018



Detoxification/Cleansing Program Summer 2018   Reset your Health   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...

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Essential oils to fight bacterial infections



Date: June 7, 2018 Source: James Cook University Summary: Scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year. James Cook University scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year....

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Detoxification/Cleansing Program Summer 2018



  Reset your Health   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 weight loss program...

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Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease



Date: April 25, 2018 Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Summary: A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, scientists report.   A daily dose of baking...

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Increased nerve activity may raise blood pressure in anxiety



Date: May 3, 2018 Source: American Physiological Society Summary: Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels -- a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure -- increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds. Over time, this response may increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, although the study did not test this specifically. Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle...

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Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health



Date: May 3, 2018 Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Summary: Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome -- the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract -- may be behind some of those health benefits.   Diets...

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Diet rich in fish and legumes may help delay natural menopause



But high dietary intake of refined carbs may help to hasten it, suggests research Date: April 30, 2018 Source: BMJ Summary: A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind. A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural...

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Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner



Evening types have 10 percent higher risk of dying than morning counterparts Date: April 12, 2018 Source: Northwestern University Summary: Night owls -- people who prefer to stay up late and sleep late -- have 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than larks, people who go to bed early and rise early, reports a new study. This is the first study to show 'owls' have higher risk of mortality. Owls also suffer from...

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Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes



Date: April 16, 2018 Source: University of Otago Summary: Researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.   Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural.   That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr Tamlin...

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Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease



Promotes 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients Date: March 15, 2018 Source: Case Western Reserve University Summary: In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition. In a...

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Exposure to low levels of BPA during pregnancy can lead to altered brain development



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life. New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels...

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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The...

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Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease



Date: March 19, 2018 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor...

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