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Vitamin D
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January 30, 2011

If Your Doctor Recommends Against Vitamin D, Here’s Why

Vitamin D is known to reduce bone loss, but the NEJM advises against its use. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, which has recently tarnished its reputation by refusing to publish articles unfavorable to popular prescription drugs, is barreling forward this week with its anti-natural, anti-health approach to medicine in asserting that vitamin D should not be universally recommended for postmenopausal women with low levels of vitamin D, and stating that we need a 5-year randomized trial before we can safely recommend its use for reducing the risk of heart disease or cancer.*The journal describes a postmenopausal woman in her…

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September 6, 2010

Iceland’s Genetic Secrets

Inbreeding is supposed to be a bad thing. That's why researchers were startled to discover the extent of inbreeding evident among residents of the orderly and not-exactly-lascivious Island nation of Iceland.
Menopause Has A Purpose
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August 21, 2010

Menopause Has a Purpose

My thinking on hormone replacement is that if a woman is having uncomfortable hot flashes and can’t sleep, then hormones are likely to help and should be used (preferably natural hormones). Hormones are not a "life extension" tool.
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August 11, 2010

Early Puberty: What does it mean for tomorrow’s women?

Abnormal sexual development from unclear cause, environmental changes suspected. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, 1 in 10 girls in second and third grade, of Caucasian descent, showed stage 2 breast development (small mounds of tissue under the nipple area), which is considered the first sign of sexual maturation. This is an increase of two hundred percent since the 1980s. For African American girls, the increase is even more alarming, with nearly one in four 7 and 8 year-olds showing the early breast signs. The causes are unclear, but suspects include: Pthallates, compounds that make their…

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August 10, 2010

Lose Belly Flab in Three Weeks!! (It can be done, and here’s why you should)

Big bellies bulge when a person's diet is particularly bad. Belly flab is an important external sign of metabolic inflammation. According to new research, even thin people with a little bit of belly flab are looking at problems down the road. A study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that relatively normal weight people who add bulk in the bellies, as opposed to other places, are at nearly the same risk of dying from respiratory diseases (like asthma and pnumonia), cardiovascular diseases (like heart attack and stroke), and cancers as people who are morbidly obese. "Even…

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