Drum Circle Classes Improve Parkinson's Patients

Drum Circle Classes Improve Parkinson's Patients
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'A new study published in the journal Movement Disorders Clinical Practice reveals that group drumming improves the condition of those with Parkinson’s disease; a condition largely considered by conventional medical authorities to be irreversible and lethal.'


Water Supports Health in Ways You May Never Have Suspected

'In "Water, Cells and Life," Pollack — author of the groundbreaking book, "The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor" — explains the role of water in the functioning of cells, and the importance of living, structured water, which he refers to as EZ water — EZ standing for "exclusion zone" — which has a negative charge.

This water can both hold and deliver energy, much like a battery. This is the kind of water your cells contain; even your extracellular tissues are filled with EZ water, which is why he believes it's so important to drink structured water for optimal health.'


Anti-Vaxxer Biologist Stefan Lanka Bets Over $100K Measles Isn’t A Virus; He Wins In German Federal Supreme Court

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'By prophylactic vaccination of adults and especially children against measles, the pharmaceutical industry has earned Billions over a 40-year period. The judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed in a recent ruling that measles virus do not exist though. 

Furthermore: There is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence of such virus so far. This raises the question of what was actually injected into millions of German citizens over the past decades. According to the judgment by the Supreme Court, it may not have been a vaccine against measles.'


Magic beans: Coffee protects against age-related inflammation

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'Could coffee be the secret to feeling young forever? Recent research has found a beneficial aspect to coffee that may help protect against age-related inflammation. The connection between advancing age, inflammation, and coffee consumption may seem like an odd one, but it may help to prevent a number of diseases related to the aging process.'


How to Safely Bring Wheat Back Into Your Diet

'Is it ever appropriate to eat wheat or grains? John Douillard's book "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet" would seem to be in direct conflict with my first book, the New York Times Best Seller "The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for Life."

Interestingly, our views are nowhere near as conflicting as you might think. About 90 percent of our views are actually in agreement. But the devil's in the details, so I thought it would be interesting to have a dialog about this perceived conflict.


Study: Antacids During Pregnancy Linked to Increase in Asthma in Children

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Want Your Kid to Have Asthma? Take Acid Blockers!

'Not only do they make your acid reflux problems worse, they actually sicken your unborn child. Action Alert!

An analysis of eight different studies, including data from over 1.6 million patients, found that taking heartburn medication during pregnancy significantly increases the risk for asthma for the baby.

The researchers found that proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec or Nexium) increase the risk of babies developing asthma by 30%; other acid blockers (like Pepcid and Tagamet) increased the risk by 46%. These are huge numbers.'


Study: High Amounts of Aluminum in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

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'There have been unconfirmed suspicions that aluminum toxicity is at least a factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There seems to be no doubt that aluminum is a neurotoxin, but whether there is an aluminum link to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, has not been fully explored just recently.

A new study, “Aluminium [British spelling] in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer’s disease” does just that.' 


How Music and Meditation Address Memory Loss

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'Meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. The effects are even more pronounced with music. 

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.'


How Sun Exposure Improves Your Immune Function

What They Won't Tell You: The Sun Is A Full-spectrum Medicine That Can Heal Cancer
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'Mounting research confirms that sun avoidance may be at the heart of a large number of health problems. Not only does your body produce vitamin D in response to sun exposure on bare skin, but sunlight also produces a number of other health benefits that are unrelated to vitamin D production.

In fact, humans appear to have a lot in common with plants in this regard — we both need direct sun exposure in order to optimally thrive, and while artificial lighting sources offering specific light spectrums may be helpful for various problems, ideally we need the full spectrum of light that natural sunlight offers.'


Why is Glycemic Load More Significant Than Glycemic Index?

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'The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn't tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food's effect on blood sugar.'


Study: Coconut Oil’s Lauric Acid Reduces High Blood Pressure

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'There have been numerous studies on lauric acid for various health supporting factors. Did you know that virgin coconut oil is 50 percent or more lauric acid? So whatever healthy attributes lauric acid contains so does coconut oil, and more.

And more will be explained later in this article. For now we’ll focus on coconut oil’s major component, lauric acid, and a recent animal study with dramatic results discovered for reducing hypertension (high blood pressure) and oxidative stress.'


Is it Time for Your Flu Shot or Extra Nutrition?

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'It’s that time of year: flu season. Pharmacies are advertising their flu shots. Medical groups and physicians urge patients to get their vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone get vaccinated, including newborns, pregnant women, children and the elderly.

Is there a better, safer way? What are the risks of the flu vaccine versus the relative benefits? It can be argued that improving nutrition during the winter months is a safer, more effective means to prevent flu and other respiratory illnesses.'


Top 6 Ways to Transform Your Health with Thyroid Disease

Top 6 Ways to Transform Your Health with Thyroid Disease
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'I didn’t always want to be a thyroid pharmacist! In fact, I didn’t have much interest in the thyroid until my own thyroid diagnosis in 2009. 

This diagnosis came after almost a decade of some pretty life-altering symptoms. I was so fatigued I had to sleep for 12 hours each night just to feel human. My sharp mind that kept me on the honor roll during my doctorate program studies was not so sharp anymore! I began to have brain fog and started being forgetful… and then there was the intense anxiety…

I remember levels of anxiety so bizarre that my husband couldn’t go for a jog without me thinking he’d been hit by a car or left with some woman!'


Daily Consumption of Berries Decreases Inflammation

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'Anthocyanins -- antioxidant pigments found in fruits and vegetables -- have well-established benefits for our cardiovascular system. The benefits are associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.'