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Calcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?   New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium's role in human health and disease is far more significant and complicated than previously imagined. While it is w...
Enjoyed the world over as something of an icon of the tropical experience, the pineapple was used in indigenous medicine for a wide range of ailments; uses that are only now being confirmed by modern scientific methods While most know pineapple as an exceptionally delicious tropical fruit, indigenous peoples used it to treat a variety of ailment...
Originally published on www.drsircus.com Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests - only 1% of the body's magnesium is stored in the blood Most doctors and laboratories don't even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don't know when their patients are deficient in magn...
When is the fetus better off outside the mother's uterus, and if so, how should that be brought about? 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 f...
Of all the illnesses in industrial society, diabetes takes the greatest toll. Over 100,000 people die from complications of diabetes each year. Another million lose quality of life due to metabolic syndrome. Diabetes adds $246 billion to the annual cost of healthcare in the U.S. Yet diabetes remains avoidable, treatable, and reversible.  Di...
Flaxseeds contain unique heart friendly properties, which the scientific research is only now beginning to reveal in greater clarity. Should we wait around for randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials and the FDA's explicit drug approval, or take out our coffee grinders and start incorporating the meal into our diet right now? Thankf...
Anecdotes about the health benefits of vinegar proliferate wildly, as do claims by skeptics that it is nothing more than placebo medicine. So, what does the scientific evidence actually say? According to a recent review published in MedGenMed titled, "Vinegar: Medicinal Uses & Antiglycemic Effect," which set out to examine the scientific evid...
Research confirms the power of a simple dietary change in improving memory problems in middle-aged and older adults In a study titled, "Pomegranate juice augments memory and FMRI activity in middle-aged and older adults with mild memory complaints," thirty-two subjects with self-reported memory complaints were randomly assigned to drink 8 ounces...
Copyright 2014 Culinary Indian spices are rising superheroes of the nutritional World. When most of us were growing up, these spices were not a regular part of many of our diets.  Today, though, they are commonly available high-profile healers of the highest order. But if history repeats itself, we can anticipate a raid on powerful molecule...
Over 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Another 10,000,000 suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson's. Even more struggle with age-related mild cognitive impairment. Here are 7 natural ways to defend your brain. Alzheimer's disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It's the leading cause of dementia and the 6th le...

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