How many push ups can you do? A new study found men able to complete a certain number of push ups had a much lower incident of future cardiovascular disease outcomes ranging from heart attacks to heart failure. Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular […]

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  • March 5, 2019
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If you’re overweight or drink too much alcohol, you are at risk of developing a fatty liver, a common liver disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the population. And there is currently no medical treatment for the disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown how a greater intake of inorganic nitrate can prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.

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  • December 25, 2018
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Are you struggling with your meditation practice, or still not doing it? Please watch this outstanding Ted Talk about the power of meditation.  His important insights can help you to appreciate the gift meditation can provide.  Watch now….

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  • December 12, 2018
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Can Optimism Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease? Optimism is more than just feeling good, it improves the body’s functioning in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing heart disease. Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to […]

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  • December 4, 2018
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Are you worried about your blood pressure? Has your doctor placed you unnecessarily on blood pressure medications? Are you unnecessarily worrying about your blood pressure and your health? When is high blood pressure dangerous? Around the world medical associations offer widely differing answers.

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  • December 4, 2018
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The vast majority of cases are Parkinson’s Disease, are caused by unknown environmental causes, prompting enormous interest in identifying environmental risk factors involved. The link between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and gastric ulcers has been known for several decades, but new evidence suggests that this harmful bacterium may play a role in Parkinson’s as well.

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  • November 6, 2018
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Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that BPA had leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice in the lab, causing an increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs. Now, the same team is back to report that the array of alternative bisphenols now used to replace BPA in BPA-free bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to come with similar problems for their mice.

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  • October 2, 2018
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According to a recent nationally representative survey, about 60% of the calories consumed by Americans come from “ultra-processed” foods and beverages—defined as products resulting from “several sequences of industrial processes” and including additives “used to imitate sensory properties of foods or to disguise unpalatable aspects of the final product.” Alarmingly, the survey showed that adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds) were among the biggest consumers of ultra-processed foods and that their intake of these foods increased from 2007 to 2012, rising to over two-thirds (68%) of total calories consumed.

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  • September 12, 2018
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I found a study that confirms the adage-everything in moderation, including moderation, regarding probiotic use. While they are very helpful and have been linked to improving numerous conditions, consuming too much may have unintended consequences. But the study provoked a scathing rebuke by the International Probiotics Association, and raised significant questions regarding the study’s methods and findings that probiotic use can result can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating.

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  • August 21, 2018
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A 2017 study reported in the media determined cancer patients that used alternative therapies were five times more likely to die, in comparison to those who received conventional therapy. How could this be true, I wondered, considering my long-term experience with cancer patients—then it occurred to me to read the study’s fine print. This is yet another apple comparison to oranges that is quite concerning and misguiding.

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  • July 25, 2018
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On a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world, and using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with certain neurological disorders often rapidly decline with limited movement.

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  • May 30, 2018
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A Harvard University researcher while reporting the findings of a new study, said, “In these patients, alternative strategies are invaluable. In this study, we found that the relaxation response can successfully help reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients who are not taking medication!”

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  • May 22, 2018
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The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment.

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  • May 6, 2018
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In this final article of our series, you’re going to learn about the unfortunate experiences of Christine Shockey. She suspected she was having a heart attack when she awoke at 2 a.m. with excruciating pain shooting down her left arm. Tragically, it took her doctors, who ignored her requests for additional tests 5 days to figure it out — a delay that changed her health forever.

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  • April 17, 2018
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A few weeks ago, I met a new patient, we’ll call Mark. He’s in his late twenties and has a history of heart disease-he’s already had multiple stents placed into his heart’s arteries to keep them open. Mark volunteered an important experience, that saved his life, when he insisted to his doctors that something was seriously wrong with him.

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  • April 11, 2018
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In a new study in Nature Neuroscience, Jaideep Bains, PhD, and his team at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the University of Calgary have discovered that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as a real stress does.

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  • March 20, 2018
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Welcome to 2018!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and you’re excited about what is awaiting you in this New Year!  Our passionate intention and purpose is to help you create on an ongoing basis the good health you desire and deserve, which we will continue to do throughout this entire year.  In […]

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  • January 9, 2018
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In case you missed the explosive investigative report conducted by 60 Minutes and the Washington Post, I urge you to spend a few minutes and watch it. Tragically in the midst of this growing epidemic, the DEA was in 2016 legally handcuffed by a law passed by congress and signed by former President Obama that intervenes with their ability to enforce the law.

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  • October 31, 2017
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The opioid crisis has now surpassed the number of people killed in accidents in the US, while 6% percent of people prescribed narcotics (opioid) become addicted after taking them for one day! This important series will reveal how devastating this epidemic is, and what you can to do protect yourself from becoming its next victim. We’ll also review Congress’ role in impairing the DEA’s ability to curtail the illegal distribution of these devastating drugs in Part 2, and in part 3 we’ll take a look at what you can do to manage pain.

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  • October 24, 2017
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Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by senior volunteers for eighteen months, found both can help to keep the brain young, but dancing provided additional benefit.

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  • October 3, 2017
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As the saying goes, “Everything in moderation, including moderation,” is applicable to the recent large international study involving more than 135,000 people across five continents. It determined a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.

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  • September 19, 2017
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Almost 3 decades ago, I first read about this risk factor, that increased the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds it is an even greater public health threat than being overweight.

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  • August 8, 2017
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What is in store for your health? When you think about getting “older,” are you forecasting deteriorating health, arthritis, aches and pains, diabetes, poor vision and hearing, loss of function and mobility? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s 7 secrets to living healthier to 100 without doctors, medications and hospitals!

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  • August 1, 2017
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During med school l learned there’s no predictable scientific way to determine how long the human body can live. When you think about your mortality, have you settled with a “reasonable” number of years you’d like to live. Perhaps this latest study may cause you to think differently. The average human life span continues to increase. Will we ever reach a limit to how long we can live?

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  • July 4, 2017
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New Tea Drinking Benefits Discovered A new study found tea drinking causes positive health changes that can help prevent the development of a leading chronic disease. Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on.  Researchers at  Uppsala University, found that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that […]

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  • June 6, 2017
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“What does not kill you makes you stronger.” It’s not just a saying, it is true. Researchers have pinpointed a cell recycling process tied to the positive effects of moderate stress. Meaning you shouldn’t necessarily worry about mild stresses. Anything from going for a jog to spending some time in the sauna can help your health and longevity.

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  • March 6, 2017
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Are you feeling more stressed today, in comparison to this time last year? For almost a year, I’ve watched my family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances become progressively distressed for a variety of reasons.
Here’s a powerful way to reduce your stress, by eliminating your exposure to a very common, yet overlooked source.
Doing this can make a huge difference!! It’s a tip I’ve used for years.

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  • March 6, 2017
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Global Study Confirms Vitamin D Prevents Colds and Flu! Confirmed: A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in the British Medical Journal. According to  […]

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  • February 28, 2017
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“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”
-Confucius

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  • January 23, 2017
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Just One Season of Playing Football Changes a Child’s Brain You don’t have to be a seasoned football player to sustain brain damage from the game. Scientists found tiny changes in the white matter of young boys who played just one season of football. According to USA Football, there are approximately 3 million youth participating […]

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  • November 16, 2016
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The brain has the capacity, like the rest of the body to create new cells. I recently discovered Dr. Terry Wahls’ TEDx lecture about her remarkable experience interrupting and reversing her progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis) that had made her wheelchair bound. Watch….

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  • October 19, 2016
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During the last ten years, thanks to numerous studies, we know there are healthy fats our bodies need to function properly, and there are harmful ones that support the development of disease. In general plant based fats fall into the healthy category. A recent study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress stops the positive effects of choosing good fats.

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  • October 4, 2016
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Is there a supplement that can take the place of exercise? Not completely, in terms of its numerous health related benefits. However, because more than 50 percent of obese and overweight adults are do not exercise to improve their health, a new study suggests taking a certain vitamin can have similar heart related (cardiovascular) benefits comparable to regular exercise.

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  • September 28, 2016
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Since I was a little girl, I have admired Muhammad Ali, and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was a once in a century phenomenon, who beyond his brilliance as a fighter, was most beloved globally for his refusal to enlist and fight in Vietnam. I want to share with you a clip of his powerful words and profound insights about the human heart.

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  • June 7, 2016
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Do you know what inflammation is? It’s an important protective, self-healing response that removes harmful substances-including damaged cells, toxins, or an invading organism, such as bacteria, virus or fungus. Ironically, ongoing (chronic) inflammation promotes the development of most diseases. A new study identified foods that can help prevent chronic inflammation.

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  • May 25, 2016
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Last weekend I discovered, thanks to a medical student in the UK I’m mentoring, this eye opening documentary. He recommended I watch it, and two days later when I discovered it while walking through a big box store, I bought it and watched it yesterday. You don’t want to miss this remarkable film that informs […]

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  • May 17, 2016
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Have you seen SuperHealing Secrets? It’s airing nationally now during the March pledge cycle. By watching Dr. Ferguson’s SUPERHEALING SECRETS on Public Television, you are helping educating America with Dr. Ferguson’s empowering message of vibrant health and well-being.  Please support our efforts by contacting your local PBS station by phone during the broadcast of the […]

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  • March 15, 2016
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Many years ago, I read about a fascinating study that was conducted at Ohio State University several times because the researchers could not believe their remarkable finding. While testing a cholesterol lowering drug and its effect in rabbits, a portion of the rabbit had absolutely no signs of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart disease, despite eating a high cholesterol, high fat diet. They knew the drug wasn’t the cause–Was it the drug or something else that prevented the development of these anticipated results?

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  • February 23, 2016
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The medicinal benefits of meditation and yoga are now firmly established in scientific literature. One of the latest studies to emerge on the matter comes from Harvard researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). They determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

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  • January 26, 2016
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A new study found relying on the front of pack (FOP) claims to determine the nutrition quality of the food may not be your best option. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia examined and analyzed front of pack nutrition claims on more than 2,200 breakfast cereal and prepared meals released for sale between 2006 and 2010. They found no type or number of front of pack claims could distinguish “healthy” foods from “unhealthy” ones.

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  • January 20, 2016
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As a token of my appreciation for your support of SuperHealing Secrets on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 I’m hosting a no-charge  webinar More SuperHealing Secrets-Questions and Answers. While I will share a few more SuperHealing secrets,  you will have the opportunity to ask me anything you want!  Stay tuned for a special e-mail announcement this […]

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  • January 12, 2016
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Welcome to 2016! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and are excited about what is awaiting you in this new year! My primary desire and purpose is to assist you in creating the good health you desire and deserve. So instead of focusing on resolutions that don’t work for most of us, the first thing I encourage you to do now is to take a very careful look at your health and evaluate what’s working and what’s needs improvement.

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  • January 6, 2016
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Instead of wishing you a Happy New Year, my desire is for you to experience a happy and healthier new you! It is never too late to begin anew to create and experience the good health you desire and deserve. We have a lot of additions coming soon in the New Year. Including podcasts, more videos, webinars and later in 2016 we will be sponsoring weekend retreats.

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  • December 29, 2015
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Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be very stressful, too for a variety of reasons. I prefer not to get caught up in shopping and buying frenzy (sorry retailers), but giving more of myself. For me that is the true meaning of the season. Since this is the season of giving—I’d like to share with you some remarkable health benefits of giving from the heart.

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  • December 9, 2015
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SuperHealing Secrets began airing nationally last week! We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to the program. My friend Debbie Darling wrote on Facebook: “Be on the lookout for my friend, Dr. Elaine Ferguson’s new PBS special. Elaine is awesome and the information she is sharing is of the utmost importance for us all. It is our birthright to be healthy and happy.”

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  • December 2, 2015
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While bullying during childhood is a major concern and focus in our society, bullying doesn’t end on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. According to Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, a professor at North Dakota State University and expert researcher, bullying unfortunately, can continue from school to […]

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  • December 2, 2015
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  Here’s the latest up-to-date information we have regarding the stations, dates and time SuperHealing Secrets will air. Please check this page often. We will regularly update this page, as we receive information from our distributor.  And thank you for passing this information on to your circle of family and friends!  

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  • November 27, 2015
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Both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis – making Tai Chi a viable treatment alternative for people suffering with the degenerative disease, according to research presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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  • November 11, 2015
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Were you bullied during your childhood? Most of the media coverage about bullies relates to those during childhood and teen years. Bullying doesn’t stop on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. And it can have a detrimental impact on your health.

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  • October 19, 2015
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Job related stress is a significant contributor to our physical health and emotional well-being. A recent meta-analysis of six studies has found evidence that jobs with high mental or physical stress may be linked to a higher risk for stroke. Those with high stress jobs – jobs with high demand and low control had a 22% increase in stroke.

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  • October 19, 2015
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Cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) have serious side effects. Primarily, these drugs block the development of a critical anti-oxidant vitamin, CoQ10,that’s causes significant heart, liver, muscle and brain damage. A new study finds that statin use also impairs stem cell function, which helps in slowing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), but hinders other body processes. Because of these effects, the study supports weighing individual risk when considering statins as a preventive measure.

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  • October 5, 2015
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For several years after I stopped drinking soy milk, I bought almond milk at my local grocery store, and consumed it regularly, until one day I read the label, and noticed the brand I used contain soy lecithin and carrageenan. I stopped drinking also commercial nut milks and began making my own, because making them is easy, cheaper, and I knew what I was putting into the beverage.

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  • October 5, 2015
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The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the “runner’s high” phenomenon is also caused by an important neurotransmitter for motivation.

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  • September 8, 2015
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The single-blind trial, conducted at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), is the first scientific confirmation that the ancient Chinese medical technique is beneficial for patients with mild to moderate hypertension.. In the journal Medical Acupuncture, the team describes finding how electroacupuncture can lower blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in patients with hypertension. Electroacupuncture […]

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  • September 2, 2015
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Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.

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  • June 1, 2015
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