Is There a Link Between IBS, Fibromyalgia, and Celiac Disease?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “common gastrointestinal functional disease, characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort, along with diarrhea, constipation (or a pattern of alternation between the two), defecation urgency, tenesmus bloating, and abdominal distension.” Patients with IBS are affected by numerous comorbidities, notably fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). This condition, which is characterized by chronic…

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June 16, 2014

Fluoride Damage On The Brain

Fluoride Damage On The Brain Fluoride’s ability to damage the brain is one of the most active areas of fluoride research today. In the past three decades, over 100 studies have found that fluoride exposure can damage the brain. This research includes: Over 40 animal studies showing that prolonged exposure to varying levels of fluoride…

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June 11, 2014

The Father’s Day Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Father’s Day Gift that Keeps on Giving Provided courtesy of our content partners, Labrix Clinical Services, LLC June is the month when we celebrate our fathers and grandfathers, but did you know that it is also Men’s Health Month? The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems…

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June 10, 2014

How Hormone Imbalance Impacts Weight Gain

How Hormone Imbalance Impacts Weight Gain Brought to you in partnership with Labrix Clinical Services Belly fat is a big problem for many people. Love handles aren’t just unattractive; they can be a key indicator of a hormonal imbalance. Abdominal obesity is a health hazard and is worse than carrying weight on the hips or…

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June 9, 2014

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain One in two people have a gene variation that drives overeating; healthy lifestyles blunt the effects More than one-third of American adults aged 65 and over are obese. Excessive weight promote heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. Overweight results from a blend of…

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June 3, 2014

9 Reasons To Love Sweet Potatoes

9 Reasons To Love Sweet Potatoes Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, there are many other reasons to love these yummy vegetables. Here are 9: 1. They are high in vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the…

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June 3, 2014

Changing Gene Expression Without Changing Genes

Changing Gene Expression Without Changing Genes One of the most absorbing topics emerging from modern health science is epigenetics, defined as “heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence…. The term also refers to … functionally relevant changes to the genome that do not involve a change in…

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June 2, 2014

What you’re eating can play a role in your sex life

What you’re eating can play a role in your sex life But not just in how much of the bad stuff you’re eating. Are you getting enough of the aphrodisiac foods when it really counts? Funny enough, the smellier the better seems to be key with these foods, with oysters, asparagus, and garlic on the…

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May 31, 2014

For Cancer Patients, Mind-Body Connections Can Help Healing

For Cancer Patients, Mind-Body Connections Can Help Healing BY MARGAUX HERRERA MHERRERA@MIAMIHERALD.COM Cancer patients and doctors alike are turning toward holistic medicine to help combat the difficult effects of the disease and treatments. Integrative medicine allows patients to work on both mental and physical symptoms while continuing their regular treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.…

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May 28, 2014

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick … or Fat?

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick … or Fat? Can you say “obesogen”? Eliminate the worst dangers to your health and waistline By Nicole Cohen and Craig Weatherby (editor) So you try to choose mostly organic, natural, healthful, locally produced foods. That’s great … but the kitchen you prepare them in could be making you…

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May 28, 2014