Hawai’i FQHCs Get $1.3 Million to Launch, Expand Telehealth Services

14 federally qualified health centers on six islands will share $1.3 million in grants to use telehealth and mHealth tools to improve access to care for some of the state’s most underserved populations.

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Researchers Discover Why Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease

Think skipping your nightly dental care routine is no big deal? The results of a recent study linking gum health to inflammatory diseases like heart disease may convince you to never skip oral hygiene again  Continue reading

Retrain Your Brain How to Smell Again

Retrain Your Brain How to Smell Again

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  • Loss of sense of smell, a condition known as anosmia, is a common symptom of COVID-19 and also can be caused by aging, vitamin D deficiency, certain medications, diabetes, certain viral illnesses and many neurological conditions
  • The olfactory system is highly responsive to training; in one study, a 12-week smell training session significantly increased the sensitivity to detect odors in those with anosmia
  • The basis for smell training is that using a neural pathway, such as that used by your olfactory nerve cells, reinforces and strengthens it
  • To try it, all you need is four different fragrances, such as rose, lemon, clove and eucalyptus essential oils
  • Actively sniff each scent for about 20 seconds a couple of times a day, such as immediately after waking up and before going to bed; be sure focus your concentration on the scent while you’re sniffing, trying to recall your experience of the scent 

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Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Deaths

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  • Several recent studies demonstrate vitamin D can have a significantly beneficial impact on your cancer risk, both in terms of preventing cancer and in the treatment of cancer
  • A secondary analysis of the VITAL study found patients with no prior history of cancer who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day reduced their risk for metastatic cancer and death by 17%
  • The risk for metastatic cancer and death was reduced by as much as 38% among those who also maintained a healthy weight
  • Another meta-analysis found supplementation with vitamin D resulted in a 30% reduction in adverse colorectal cancer outcomes. Vitamin D also improved outcomes among patients already diagnosed with colorectal cancer
  • Research has also shown women who have a vitamin D level at or above 60 ng/mL (150 nmol/L) have an 82% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those with levels below 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L)

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When Cancer Spontaneously Disappears

When Cancer Spontaneously Disappears

Have you ever wished that someone’s cancer would magically disappear? For dozens, maybe hundreds of patients each year, this is exactly what happens. It’s called spontaneous regression, and it has medical science baffled

While it may sound like a fairytale or, at best, a one-in-a-million anomaly, cases of spontaneous healing from cancer have been documented in the scientific literature for hundreds of years — with surprising frequency. In 2002, more than four articles were published on the subject in medical journals in an average month.[i]

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4 Natural remedies for stomach ulcers

4 Natural remedies for stomach ulcers

Cabbages are usually added to refreshing salads, but did you know that these cruciferous veggies can also be used to treat stomach ulcers?

What causes ulcers?

Ulcers are sores that develop in different parts of your body. Stomach ulcers (or gastric ulcers) are very common, and they form in the lining of the stomach.

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Good for your skin and more: 8 Benefits of black cumin seed oil

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Good for your skin and more: 8 Benefits of black cumin seed oil

Black seeds come from a small plant with purple, blue and white flowers called Nigella sativa. They are native to Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Middle Eastern countries. Some of the seeds’ other names include black caraway, black cumin and kalonji. Continue reading

Berries: A Top Anti-Diabetes Food

Berries aren’t called superfoods for nothing. A review covering 336 scientific articles on these fruits has shown that berry consumption can go a long way in preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes and its complications

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Eating Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer

Individuals who consume chili pepper may live longer and may have a significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13-Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care worldwide. Continue reading

Water Cures Dehydration And Facilitates All Medical Treatments

Water Cures Dehydration And Facilitates All Medical Treatments
Water is the perfect cure for dehydration, which is important because most people in the modern era tend to be slightly dehydrated. Whether we drink too little water or too much soda or coffee or suffer from our medicines dehydrating effects, our bodies lose vital energy quickly from being deficient in water. Being low on water is like being very low in oil as you attempt to climb a mountain in your car.

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Saving Our Kidneys Saving Lives

Saving Our Kidneys Saving Lives

Diabetic kidney disease is the most common cause of end-stage kidney disease and poses a major global health problem. Finding new, safe, and practical strategies to halt this disease has proven to be challenging for mainstream medicine because their aversion to natural medicine prevents them from understanding the underlying causes. Continue reading

Beets: Evidence-Based Health Benefits

Beets have always been and remain one of the world’s most underutilized ‘super foods’ with a number of powerful, evidence-based health benefits Continue reading

25 Cancer Stem Cell Killing Foods Smarter Than Chemo & Radiation

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Acupuncture Point: PC-6

 

Located on the inner wrist, Pericardium-6 (PC-6), or Neiguan (meaning “inner pass), is one of my favorite acupuncture points because it has so many amazing uses. PC-6 is THE go-to acupuncture point for treating nausea, vomiting, and any disorders involving the heart and chest. This acupressure point has gained popularity specifically for its ability to improve morning sickness, seasickness, motion sickness, post-surgical and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. In fact, PC-6 has become such a popular point in acupressure that there are bands made specifically to apply pressure to this point, hands-free! Continue reading

High Doses of Omega-3s May Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be good for heart health, but did you know that in high doses they may also slow cognitive decline? Continue reading