Do Your Supplements Contain Any Supplements?

A 2014-15 investigation by the New York Attorney General found:Isn’t supplement quality regulated? How could this be? Aside from questions attempting to discredit the analysis (highly processed, dissolved, filtered, and dried supplements may not test similarly to high quality botanical or whole foods ingredients), there is not a lot of guidance from the FDA regarding quality control. The 1450 supplement …

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Beating Cancer

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Age-old wisdom tells us to eat a high plant diet, meats from the wild or pastured, be active every day, limit alcohol consumption, and avoid the health risks of obesity and metabolic syndrome. A cancer diagnosis is not too late; starting these habits helps prevent and makes treatment more effective. But age-old wisdom never needed to address sugar. Our ancestors rarely …

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Calcium: What’s best for your bones and life?

Marie Cecchini Sternquist, MS

You need calcium for life. Although 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is stored in those strong bones and teeth, calcium is kept within a very tight concentration in your blood to support nearly every process in our bodies. Calcium helps our blood cells form, is required for clotting, is used by all of our electrical cells (nerves …

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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

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I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Anti-inflammatory diet: Balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

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One of the most common causes of chronic inflammation is not having the right fats in your diet. Surprised? Maybe you thought I’d say sugar? Well, sugar is THE #1 cause, but here’s another rebalancing hint: The chronic imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in our diet—mostly due to relying on vegetable oils—is right up there causing our inflammatory woes. …

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Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

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We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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What Vitamin is Behind Door #2?

Choosing between vitamin #1, vitamin #2, or vitamin #3? Might as well be like Door Number 1, Number 2, or Number 3!   Now if you don’t already know the correct answer, the probability of guessing it right goes down with each choice. For example 4 offered possibilities give you a 25% chance of guessing right. Isn’t it mind boggling …

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