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Chest Pain – What should you do ASAP?

  Most heart attacks develop when small cholesterol plaques in coronary arteries create partial blockages and then rupture. Platelets, tiny blood cells that trigger blood clotting, create a clot, or thrombus, which builds up on the ruptured plaque. As the clot grows, it blocks the artery and deprives a portion of the heart muscle of oxygen, resulting in a heart …

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News You Can Use

  Do mobile phones cause cancer? Current research has found that long-term use of both mobile and cordless phones is associated with an increased risk for glioma, the most common type of brain tumor. A new study shows that the risk for glioma was tripled among those using a wireless phone for more than 25 years and that the risk …

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Tips for Preventing (and Shortening) Colds and the Flu

  Cold and flu season is here. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help make it through. This week’s blog gives you some tips for supercharging your immune system and boosting your resilience. Conventional approaches to colds and the flu include over the counter medications, such as: antihistamines, decongestants, and NSAIDs. These can suppress some of the …

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The Power of Protein

  There are many myths and misconceptions regarding optimum protein intake and the effects of protein on body composition, performance, recovery and metabolism.   The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) developed a position on protein and exercise. The following is a summary of some of the research from leaders in the field of sports nutrition.   Key points: Research …

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What does the research show?

               http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/ebmtutorial   Every day new research comes out claiming to provide evidence that will advance the practice of medicine or improve guidelines for the prevention or management of disease. Good research helps to give healthcare providers the tools to practice using the best available evidence.   Evidence Based Practice (EBP) EBP  integrates a physician’s …

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Healthy News You Can Use!

  This week’s blog has links to some interesting studies that could impact your health or the health of someone you know.   Certain gut bacteria may induce adverse changes to one’s metabolism following the consumption of artificial sweeteners Artificial sweeteners are promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention. Research shows these could actually hasten the development of …

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Bugs that heal- or- What you should know about probiotics

  Current research on probiotics shows that these friendly bacteria can help to prevent and treat a wide variety of conditions, many of which are outside the digestive tract. The word “probiotic” means the “promotion of life”. The World Health Organization defines a probiotic as any living microorganism that has a health benefit when ingested. Probiotics are typically measured in …

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Evidence Based Detoxification

Are you feeling sluggish or lethargic? Have you put on a few extra pounds? Is your skin blemished? Maybe you should invest in a detox program. We are exposed  to toxins  from food additives, drugs, insecticides, pesticides, industrial chemicals, pollutants, heavy metals and even substances produced within our own intestinal tract. Collectively, the term for these toxins is xenobiotics. Exposure …

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Looking back on our evolutionary history, most of our activities revolved around survival, i.e. hunting and gathering food, or running from predators. We spent the majority of our time outside performing physically oriented tasks and getting exposure to the sun and fresh air. Living life was essentially a workout. Today, with the comforts of technology, most people spend the majority …

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Do you want to know the secrets to increasing your metabolism?

There are three  key factors that have an impact on your energy expenditure: Basal metabolic rate – the number of calories the body needs to maintain body functions while at rest. Thermic effect of food – the number of calories required to digest, absorb, transport, and store food. Physical activity – the number of calories expended during daily activity, lifestyle …

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