How Medical Ripoffs Threaten Your Health and Financial Security

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  • According to a scientific review, the practice of using a type of starch intravenously to replace lost blood volume in critically ill patients is based on studies “loaded with fraudulent data,” and may increase their risk of death or kidney failure
  • According to a British poll from last year, more than one in 10 scientists and doctors claimed to have witnessed colleagues deliberately fabricating data in order to get their research published Continue reading

This Rice Could Combat Cholesterol

Red yeast rice is a part of Chinese cuisine (food coloring for Peking duck) as well as a medicinal agent. It is prepared by using a type of yeast, “Manascus purpureus,” fermented with rice, which was first recorded as being used during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It also carries some excellent possibilities for lowering cholesterol. Continue reading

Potatoes Offer you the best Potassium Punch

Everyone’s favorite starch source has hit the news, and an unusual finding has emerged. An important aspect of nutrition the world over, the stately potato is now believed to have the largest and most affordable source of potassium in the world. Continue reading