From bad to worse: What are the side effects of mixing alcohol and antibiotics?

When consumed on their own, alcohol and antibiotic pharmaceutical drugs cause adverse effects on human health. It stands to reason that taking both substances together worsens those side effects. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons NEVER to Take a Proton Pump Inhibitor

Millions of doses of “acid blocking” proton pump inhibitor drugs are doled out every year, yet most doctors and their patients are completely oblivious to their unintended, adverse effects, which include increased risk for premature death.  Continue reading

The Dangers of Sleeping Too Much

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Seniors who regularly slept more than eight hours per night had a 46 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept between six and eight hours per night  Continue reading

Reducing The Effects Of Electromagnetic Pollution Naturally

Is earthing, or grounding really a cure for inflammatory diseases, back pain, headaches, arthritis, electrical sensitivity and other diseases?

I decided to try it myself to find out if it really works. Continue reading

Higher cholesterol is associated with longer life

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  • Cholesterol, the soft, waxy substance found in every cell in your body, is used to produce several of your body’s vital functions, including hormones and vitamin D. High cholesterol is now recognized for its link to longer life
  • Faulty science says your total cholesterol is not a gauge of your heart disease risk, because when your levels are measured, elevated levels called triglycerides are also taken into account
  • Found in every cell of your body, cholesterol is used to produce several of your body’s vital functions, including those that involve hormones and vitamin D
  • Studies show a contrary or inverse link between all-cause mortality and total cholesterol levels; in other words, mortality is highest when your cholesterol is low, without exception
  • Considering the false information on cholesterol, continued prescriptions for statins, and the potentially devastating side effects they cause, it’s clear why researchers are calling for a paradigm shift in the way cholesterol is treated

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The Dangers of Sleeping Too Much

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Seniors who regularly slept more than eight hours per night had a 46 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept between six and eight hours per night

Other health effects associated with consistently sleeping too much include depression, diabetes, weight gain, headaches, Continue reading

Could This Headache Causing Neurotoxin Be on Its Way Out?

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PepsiCo. is replacing the aspartame in Diet Pepsi with Splenda in an effort to win back customers who’ve become wary of aspartame’s health effects Continue reading

How to Lose Weight by Identifying Hidden Sugars in Your Diet

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A new book reveals how and where sugars are hidden in your diet, and provides practical tips on how to wean yourself from this pernicious ingredient that will decimate your health Continue reading

Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of “Uppers,” “Downers,” and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

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ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. 48.4 million prescriptions for ADHD stimulants were written in 2011, up 39 percent from 2007

Adverse effects of ADHD drugs include permanent brain damage, Continue reading

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

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US FDA recently issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, taken by mouth or injection, carry a risk for permanent peripheral neuropathy; Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are examples

This is not the first warning issued for this class of antibiotics; in 2008 the FDA issued a black box warning about Continue reading

Toxins in Sexual Health Products

With most couples using personal lubricants and over 80% of women using sexual products, chances are that you and/or your partner(s) have encountered toxins in them. Most consumers are shocked to learn that because most sexual products are labeled as novelty items there are no regulations that would Continue reading

Blood Lead Levels High in 535,000 Kids in the USA

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  • 535,000 US kids aged 1 to 5 years have blood lead levels higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the “level of concern” at which health problems may occur
  • Lead may cause permanent damage to your brain and nervous system; children under 6 are most at risk for lead exposure and related health problems
  • Common sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint, Continue reading

Six Dangerous Prescription Drugs You Should Think Twice Before Taking

Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. Continue reading

Teens Susceptible to Hepatitis B Infection despite Vaccination as Infants

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  • If you are opposed to the hepatitis B vaccine for your baby at birth, you can amend the “consent for medical treatment” forms you sign upon entering the hospital before giving birth by writing on the form that you do not give consent for your baby’s hepatitis B vaccination but, unfortunately, that is no guarantee Continue reading

Add Acerola to your Diet

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… that the acerola fruit can help you lose weight, protect against cancer and heart disease, and boost your immune system with more vitamin C power than an orange?

Similar in appearance to a red cherry, the acerola fruit originates from Mexico and from Central and South America.  Continue reading