Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Date: January 18, 2017 Source: University of California – San Diego Summary: Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, research shows. Researchers at University of California San…

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Exercise …20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory

One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body Date: January 12, 2017 Source: University of California – San Diego Summary: It’s well know that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently,…

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Recent clinical trial discovers vitamin D supplementation reduces chronic low back pain

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Amber Tovey A recent clinical trial published in the journal Pain Physician found that treating low vitamin D levels improved pain intensity and mobility among patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In fact, one-half of all working Americans…

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FRIED DEVILED EGGS PÉPIN

DECEMBER 17, 2012 This fried deviled egg recipe falls under one of those forehead-slapping “duh” categories. As in, why-didn’t-I-think-of-this-myself. Duh. I was channel surfing one dark and stormy, late summer night, when I landed on a PBS station with Jacques Pépin frying eggs. He’s one cool dude, that Jacques. I love that he’s still cooking,…

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Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity

Here is an interesting article by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. A growing body of medical literature has discovered the damaging effects of mercury on endothelial (the inner lining of blood vessels) function and vascular smooth muscle function. Mercury induces mitochondrial dysfunction with reduction in adenosine triphosphate (ATP), depletion of glutathione, and increased lipid…

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Acupuncture Cuts Crying in Colicky Infants

by Molly Walker Staff Writer, MedPage Today January 16, 2017 Acupuncture as a treatment for infants with colic was associated with both a reduction in total colic-related crying time and a reduction in the number of infants who met the criteria for colic following treatment, a small randomized trial found. Infants receiving acupuncture showed significant…

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Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects.

In this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, an article is published with updated recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force regarding taking supplemental folic acid to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. The recommendations are that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400-800 µg)…

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Chair Yoga Helps Older Adults Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

Chair yoga may produce sustained improvements in pain among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Want to get an idea as to what chair yoga is?  CLICK HERE for a 20 minute video.

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Shoulder pain linked to increased heart disease risk

Date: December 27, 2016 Source: University of Utah Health Sciences Summary: After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A new study finds that individuals with symptoms that put them at…

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Novel diet therapy helps children with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission

This article is reviewing a study that used nutritional modifications to include the specific carbohydrate diet to help children with inflammatory bowel diseases.  In my opinion, the specific carbohydrate diet is just getting “junk phood” out of the  children’s diets.  This diet is described as “a nutritionally balanced diet that removes grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars, except for…

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