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Aug

20

2013

Natural remedies for migraine relief

Sacramento Bee (CA) 08-19-13 Suffering from migraine headaches and can’t find a cure? There may be natural remedies that may help. Here are some holistic interventions that have been shown to reduce migraines. Feverfew: In supplement form _ as long as it contains at least 0.2 percent parthenolides _ 100 to 150 milligrams a day may work in reducing migraines. Feverfew has been shown to...

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May

02

2013

Kerri Walsh Jennings: From The Inside Out

We just added a new product line to our office – BioPharma Scientific. Their products are super clean, organic and made with integrity. L O V E the NanoGreens (green drink) and NanoPro (protein) – started the day off with them. The emulsified fish oil tastes like dessert and will satisfy the pickiest palate:-) A new up close and personal interview with Kerry Walsh Jennings...

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Mar

17

2013
BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

BMJ says Death from opioid pain relievers is an epidemic in the USA

The British Medical Journal reported that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had declared there was a national epidemic of prescription drug overdoses which led to 14,800 deaths in 2008. This is more than cocaine and heroin combined for the same period. If you think this an exaggeration click here to see the full government report. They highlight the following key points :...

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Mar

12

2013

Reduced antioxidant levels in PAD

November 9, 2012. An article published on September 24, 2012 in the Journal of Physiology reveals a protective role for antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, against the rise in blood pressure that occurs in the legs of individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) during exercise. Peripheral artery disease is characterized by poor blood flow and pain in the lower extremities due to the presence of plaque...

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Mar

12

2013

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower hypertension risk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The results of a meta-analysis that appeared this month in the European Journal of Epidemiology reveal an association between higher vitamin D levels and a lower risk of developing high blood pressure. S. K. Kunutsor of the University of Cambridge and colleagues selected eight articles describing eleven studies for their analysis. Seven studies reported vitamin D status as serum or plasma...

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Dec

11

2012
Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

From Medscape News Today – Kate Johnson Dec 10, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Breast cancer patients with insufficient vitamin D levels have a worse prognosis after standard treatment plus zoledronic acid than those with normal levels of vitamin D, according to a preliminary biomarker analysis of the AZURE trial reported here at the 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Women who have sufficient...

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Nov

30

2012

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Vitamin D Levels, Study Says

By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN Wall Street Journal People with high levels of vitamin D in their blood have shown a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to results of a Swedish study released Monday. The new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting a link between vitamin D and MS, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord that is...

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Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D may prevent clogged arteries in diabetics

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing clogged arteries, often leading to heart disease; vitamin D deficiency may play a role. The research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports that blood vessels are less likely to clog in diabetic patients who have adequate vitamin D levels. In patients with vitamin D deficiency, immune cells bind to blood vessels near the...

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Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain in Non-Western Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ferdinand Schreuder, MD1⇓, Roos M. D. Bernsen, PhD2 and Johannes C. van der Wouden, PhD1 1Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2Department of Community Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates CORRESPONDING AUTHOR Ferdinand Schreuder, MD Handellaan 108-D 2625 SN Delft The Netherlands fschreuder01@planet.nl Abstract PURPOSE Many...

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Nov

20

2012

Arthritis supplement use associated with lower marker of inflammation

Tuesday, November 20, 2012. An article published online on November 8, 2012 in the American Journal of Epidemiology reports an association between supplementation with glucosamine, chondroitin or fish oil and a reduction in serum C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation. These supplements are regularly used by people with arthritis, a disease characterized by inflammation and joint degeneration. Researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center...

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