Five Evidence-Based Ways to Boost Testosterone

Low levels of testosterone can come with glaring symptoms such as erectile dysfunction and reduced bone mass. Before opting for hormone replacement therapy and facing the risk of serious side effects, here are five science-backed ways to optimize your testosterone levels naturally Continue reading

You May See a Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Your Eyes

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  • Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to liver enlargement and jaundice; some with a deficiency report eye twitching or spasms
  • Low levels of vitamin B12 may easily be missed as many physicians don’t routinely test for it, and symptoms may appear gradually
  • Symptoms include anemia, mental fogginess, muscle weakness and fatigue; left untreated it may cause severe or permanent neurological disease, blood disorders or death
  • Low stomach acid, needed to absorb the vitamin, contributes to insufficiency. Consuming conventionally grown meat can also contribute to a deficiency; you may need a supplement

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BMJ Exposes Big Pharma’s Interference in Medical Decisions

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  • The BMJ has launched a global initiative calling for a reduction in the commercial influence of Big Pharma in health care. They brought together experts from eight nations in medicine, law and philosophy to propose fundamental cultural changes
  • In trying to balance overtesting, overdiagnosis and overtreatment against necessary procedures, the experts want to ensure dissemination of valid evidence “conducted as independently as possible from industries profiting from their use”
  • As The BMJ fights for transparency, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has taken the opposite tack, supporting Big Pharma and publishing studies designed, conducted, prepared and analyzed by the industry
  • Consider making lifestyle choices to reduce your dependence on drugs by strengthening your nutritional intake, exercise habits and sleep patterns to support optimal health

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ICU Care Done at Home and Hospitals Part 4

In the emergency room and ICU medicines must be safe while delivering an instant lifesaving burst of healing power. Obviously if they are safe and strong enough for emergency situations they are going to help us with chronic diseases and acute ones as well. Continue reading