Worsening Asthma Tied to Sausage and Ham

by Alexandria Bachert Staff Writer, MedPage TodayDecember 20, 2016 Diets rich in processed meats such as ham, sausage, and salami were associated with worsening asthma symptoms over time, according to researchers in France. Results from a 7-year prospective study of 971 French adults showed a clear link between cured meat intake and worsening asthma symptoms…

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Rx for Pain Patients Who Are Obese: Recommend the Mediterranean Diet

Written by Robert Bonakdar MD, FAAFP, FACN We often see pain patients in our clinic who are obese. Many of them did not start their pain journey this way, and there is emerging evidence that pain, in addition to changing activity, can also change dietary patterns. In addition, the stress of chronic pain combined with…

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Osteoporosis: The Toxic Metal Effect

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Millions of Americans have been led to believe that osteoporosis is simply a deficiency of the common drugs, Boniva, Evista, Actonel, or Fosamax. Many are prescribed the “knee-jerk” recommendation of 1500 mgs of calcium a day to prevent osteoporosis. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. It is…

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Dental Health: Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?

Written by Nicole Galan Reviewed by Christine A. Frank, DDS Last reviewed: Fri 24 February 2017 Most people know to brush and floss their teeth regularly. However, many people have questions about whether water flossing is an alternative to traditional flossing. Flossing Brushing the teeth is an effective way of removing food plaque from the…

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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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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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If Cholesterol Goes Up After 60 Years Old, You May Benefit

Here is an article in the British Medical Journal that reports that as your “bad” cholesterol goes up after 60 years old, you may live as long or longer than those with lower levels of “bad” cholesterol. BMJ Open Cardiovascular medicine Volume 6, Issue 6 Research Lack of an association or an inverse association between…

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Can a hair salon sink wash be a stroke risk?

12 December 2016 A man who suffered a stroke after getting his hair washed in a salon has been talking about his “life-changing injury”. Doctors who treated him said it was likely to have been a case of “beauty parlour syndrome” – which can occur when the neck is over-extended. This can damage arteries, which…

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Bread and Other Edible Agents of Mental Disease

Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10: 130. Published online 2016 Mar 29. doi:  10.3389/fnhum.2016.00130 PMCID: PMC4809873 Paola Bressan* and Peter Kramer Abstract Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’…

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