The Food You Need to Cut Stroke Risk

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It’s not very often that a dessert food gets profiled front and center in the health news. But that’s exactly what’s happened when it comes to chocolate. Now Swedish researchers are saying that eating chocolate could help lower your risk for having a stroke.

The scientists — a joint team from the Institute of Continue reading

Coffee is Exactly What You Need for Healthy Blood Pressure.

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If your blood pressure is not where you want it to be.

If you’ve done everything right, but haven’t gotten the results you want.

Then please take five minutes to read this report. I believe I’ve found the solution you’ve been hoping for. Continue reading

Do You Really Need a Flu Shot?

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The government and pharmaceutical companies relentlessly promote flu shots every year, insisting that supposedly “high risk” groups like pregnant women, children less than 5 years of age (especially under the age of 2) and everyone over age 50 should be vaccinated. But there are serious questions about the advisability of these shots. In some cases, a flu shot may interfere with immunity rather than boost it. Continue reading

Using Hormones? What You Need to Know

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More and more people are using bio-identical hormone therapy. Though this therapy conveys a wide range of benefits, it can also pose the risk of undesirable side effects. But you can make this therapy safer and more effective with an individualized approach: Understand how your body metabolizes hormones and boost their benefits with the right diet, lifestyle and supplements. Continue reading

Why You Need Sunshine for Optimal Health

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Discover How Sunlight Helps Heal Almost Every Known Health Condition–and How You Can
Bask in the Sun without the Risk of Overexposure
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People Who Avoid the Sun Need More Vitamin D

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A team of scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine recently found that following a dermatologist’s advice to stay out of the sun may leave people with a deficiency in vitamin D. Continue reading

Pale Skin Signals Need for Vitamin D

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While previous research suggested that individuals with dark skin are especially in need of vitamin D supplements due to the fact that skin pigment can hinder the body’s ability to synthesize the nutrient, a new study suggests that pale people have a similar deficiency issue.

Authors of the study, which was conducted at the University of Leeds in the U.K., theorized that this is because individuals with a light complexion tend to stay out of the sun because they burn easily.

The researchers defined a deficiency has having blood levels of the vitamin that were less than 60 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L). Previous studies determined that a measurement of 25 nmol/L may put an individual at significant risk of bone loss.

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The Five Things you really need to Know about HPV Vaccines

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After the political tempest about Gardasil and mandatory HPV vaccinations, CNN posted an article about the things they claimed should be known. The article contended that the HPV vaccine controversy was mostly political and that HPV vaccines were safe. It also noted that we have been vaccinating children for many years.

For those who prefer the truth over mainstream propaganda, here are five things you really need to know about HPV vaccines:

1. Merck needed a new cash cow to replace the billions in profits lost due to Vioxx finally being pulled from the market after it caused upwards of 50,000 deaths. Gardasil was selected to become the new cash cow and, Continue reading