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A New Drug To Lower Lipid Levels was Just Approved by the FDA

So a new drug to lower lipid levels was just approved by the FDA, good news? IF you have ever attended my heart health class I hope you answer no or at least maybe to that question. I don’t think

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

Long Term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners for Children is Unclear

A recently published statement by the AAP has found that the long term safety of artificial sweeteners for children is unclear. The American Academy of Pediatricians says there is insufficient evidence about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Being Overweight Cuts Lifespan by 4 Years

The results of a new report finds being overweight cuts lifespan by 4 years. The study was released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.) Their report is “The Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention,” and

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Dieting to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious problem in America today, according to the CDC more than 100 million Americans are currently living with diabetes or prediabetes. Of that 90-95% of the people with diabetes have Type 2. It has been well known

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Inflammation During Adolescence Connected to Early Death

A recent study has found inflammation during adolescence connected to early death. I should say, may be associated with early death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. One study isn’t enough to prove a connection but to highlight an association, further

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

New Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment for Children

  I was just reading about a new irritable bowel syndrome treatment for children and it got me thinking. Are children really having a problem with irritable bowel syndrome? While investigating this question I got down a deep hole in

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Pediatrics

Gluten-Free Diet May Ease Symptoms of Schizophrenia

A new study indicates that a gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of schizophrenia. This is seemingly an unbelievable connection between diet and mental health. It is something I have actually head of this before from a psychiatrist who treats her

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If not high LDL what does cause heart disease

In my last post I mentioned I would follow up with my thoughts on what, if not high LDL, does cause heart disease. What is funny is I just read several articles which attempt to show that HDL is not

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Supplements Are Good

I wrote on this before and I hate it that I am doing it again because it makes me feel like a conspiracy theorist, which I am not. I read today two different items one arguing that Omega-3 supplementation has

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Health Benefits of Curcumin

Have you heard about this thing called curcumin? Curcumin is found in Turmeric which is a plant in the ginger family and used as a key ingredient in many Asian foods. What you might not have heard is that there

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