Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks? Think Again.

For most people, taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks is not a good idea Lately, aspirin has enjoyed a renaissance, with millions of older Americans taking small doses of the drug daily to lower this risk of heart attacks and strokes. But in a new statement, the FDA is warning that anyone who doesn’t already…

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May 12, 2014

What is Flax Seed?

Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The seeds come from flax, one of the the oldest fiber crops in the world – known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. It…

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February 3, 2014

Cocoa Beans Good For You?

Native to South America, cocoa beans have been used in folk medicine to treat a variety of disorders — including coughs and hair loss — and as a source of nutrition. During processing, cocoa beans are roasted and fermented, then processed to remove their fat content, leaving the cocoa powder — pure cocoa solids —…

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February 3, 2014
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The Creation of a New Specialty

Integrative Holistic Medicine is an emerging medical specialty that incorporates (1) caring for the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — to treat and prevent disease; and (2) empowering patients to create a condition of optimal health. Both outside and inside the medical profession, this concept of medicine of the whole person is gathering…

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January 15, 2014
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