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Early Removal of Ovaries

The University of Warwick has found through a study that there is a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death. This is the largest study of this kind conducted on the subject and covered a 10-year period comparing women who were treated for a

FDA Milk Prohibition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives warnings about consuming raw milk, but the wholesome and natural food has a loyal and growing following. Until the 19th century “pasteurization” did not exist. It actually allows the proliferation of the milk coming from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS) that can be produced in filthy conditions,

Role of Precious Metals in Health and Medicine

Precious Metals in Medicine Precious metals are naturally lustrous elements that have a high economic value. Gold, silver, and platinum are the best-known precious metals and are used in jewelry and objets d’art. Historically, gold and silver were also used as currency. Unlike such trace elements as zinc, copper, iodine, and others, there is no

Identifying Bacteria in Blood Samples

A desktop diagnosis tool that detects the presence of harmful bacteria in a blood sample in a matter of hours instead of days has been developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego. This was made possible by a combination of proprietary chemistry, innovative electrical engineering and high-end imaging and analysis techniques powered

Let’s Talk Amino Acids & Protein with Integrative Medicine Practitioner Fred Pescatore, MD, MPH

Amino Acids: Building Blocks of Your Body Proteins are the building blocks of life and amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The protein foods we consume contain amino acids in various proportions. When protein intake is too low to meet the body’s needs over time, it causes a type of malnutrition that, in

The Science of Positive Thinking

Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Positive thinking is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss and rarely carries the weight, as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” It is now being revealed through research that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying upbeat attitudes.

Who Gets Addicted?

An article written by Amanda Gardner sheds a little light on the whys and hows of prescription drug abuse. Most often this happens when a patient is prescribed a very strong drug to treat a multitude of pain issues. It might take away the pain but then some end up enjoying the euphoric numbness that

Not Another Fad Diet: Intermittent Calorie Restriction

Holli Ryan RD, LD/N Indulge Without the Bulge this Holiday Season The holidays are coming! People often ditch their diet plan altogether during this time of year. Why are diets hard to adhere to? Often, it’s because the diet plan is too restrictive, especially when compared to a person’s typical dietary pattern that they were

Omega-3’s Return on Investment

According to a recent European study, young people have an inexpensive and bullet shot at preventing the development of high blood pressure by increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acid, a high-octane nutrient. This study was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Session. This study involved measuring the amount of omega-3 fatty acids

How Pilates Aids In Breast Cancer Recovery

Breast cancer recovery is a delicate time. As your body heals, you will face physical and emotional challenges. Apart from getting their energy and strength back, women battling and recovering from breast cancer also need to regain their self-confidence. Exercise, particularly Pilates, can aid in this part of your journey. Physical activities can be hard