Depression Is Not Your Serotonin

Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency,’ but where is the science in support of this theory?

“Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Continue reading

To Protect Your Heart, Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is More Important Than Your Overall Salt Intake

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Research has again failed to find strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces your risk for heart-related death

One observational study found that while higher sodium levels correlate with an increased risk for Continue reading

New Analysis Concludes Organic Food Really Is Healthier

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Two years ago, meta-analysis by Stanford University found that organic foods are less contaminated with agricultural chemicals

A new analysis confirms that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes offer similar levels Continue reading

Magnesium Lowers Colorectal Cancer Risk

An astounding 70% or more of Americans are deficient in the essential mineral magnesium.  Low levels can have deadly effects.  Continue reading

Flaxseed Can Prevent and Kill Breast Cancer, Meta-Analysis Reveals

As we edge closer towards Breast Cancer Awareness month,[1] one cause that most likely won’t be marketed to us is that of women taking back control of their health by consuming more cancer-fighting foods.  In years past, Smith & Wesson’s pink hand gun and KFC’s “buckets for the cure,”[2] Continue reading

Flaxseed Can Prevent and Kill Breast Cancer, Meta-Analysis Reveals

As we edge closer towards Breast Cancer Awareness month,[1] one cause that most likely won’t be marketed to us is that of women taking back control of their health by consuming more cancer-fighting foods.  In years past, Smith & Wesson’s pink hand gun and KFC’s “buckets for the cure, Continue reading

The Evidence For and Against Birth Induction

Abstract: Smith (2003) found unexplained stillbirth occurs once in 2000 births (0.5/1000) after 34 weeks among low risk second pregnancies, following a first vaginal birth in the absence of induction for postdates.  If induction for postdates could prevent stillbirth by expediting the deliver, one would expect to save 0.5/1000.   Four systematic reviews performing meta-analysis of the data regarding the effect of induction for postdates draw three different conclusions.  Cochrane (2012) concludes that inducing at 41 weeks can prevent 1 stillbirth/perinatal death for Continue reading

Surprisingly Healthy Foods

Although the best diets contain a large amount of vegetarian, raw foods, several commonly eaten foods have remarkably robust health benefits. Even if your busy life makes it hard to eat right, simply adding chocolate, coffee and orange juice to your menus can offer a distinct boost to your well-being. Continue reading

Beating Depression with Natural Methods

Many folks treat their depression with psychotherapy or prescription antidepressant drugs. And though many experts think a combination of these two are effective, no scientific evidence supports this supposition. In reality, simple, natural measures like more sleep, exercise and efforts at sustaining a positive attitude work better to combat depression than medication. Continue reading