Premature Puberty… What Causes It?

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Have you noticed that kids are entering puberty earlier and earlier? What is causing this change? Some new research is yielding interesting connections. Preschool Puberty, and a Search for the Causes "Parents often think their children grow up too quickly, but few are prepared for the problem that Dr. Michael Dedekian and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reported recently. At the annual Pediatric Academic Society meeting in May in San Francisco, they presented a report that described how a preschool-age girl, and then her kindergarten-age brother, mysteriously began growing pubic hair. These cases were not isolated; in 2004, pediatric endocrinologists from San Diego reported a similar cluster of five children. It turns out that there have been clusters of cases in which children have prematurely developed…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #15

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 15 - (10/29/06) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 (Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: Potassium supplementation can help restore bone mass in older women. The importance of pH in health. Cloned beef and milk may soon be approved by the FDA... watch out! Grape Seed Extract halts cancer cell growth! High refined bread consumption linked to kidney cancers. To prevent brain aging, eat more veggies! The diabetes drug "Actos" does nothing, and is harmful! Why YOU are the person most responsible for YOUR health!
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Popular Diabetes Drug May Not Work, and May Be Harmful!

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A recent study suggests that the diabetes drug marketed as "Actos" has no benefits, and may cause serious problems! Popular diabetes drug useless, even harmful, for diabetics, study suggests "A recent study notes the diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) has no clear-cut benefit for patients with type 2 diabetes, and may even be harmful to users. The scientists analyzed data from 22 clinical trials involving 6,200 patients who were prescribed pioglitazone -- a member of the thiazolidinediones class of drugs, which theoretically increase the body's natural insulin supply -- for type 2 diabetes. The authors reported no evidence that the drug had a positive impact on patients, but they did note an increase in edema and heart failure among pioglitazone users. 'The kernel from this review is that pioglitazone is effective…
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Reverse Senior “Brain Aging?” Eat More Veggies!

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Although seniors did worse on memory tests as time passed, patients who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily performed about 40 percent better on memory tests. And, the test results of vegetable eaters mirrored those of other patients five years younger! Associations of vegetable and fruit consumption with age-related cognitive change The conclusion of the study? "High vegetable but not fruit consumption may be associated with slower rate of cognitive decline with older age."
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Reuters Report: High bread consumption tied to kidney cancer

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Highly refined foods are less natural and have terrible consequences to your health! Highly refined sugars and highly refined breads are NOT at all healthy, and this study shows that high bread consumption does more than just guarantee weight gain, it also can result in cancer risk! High bread consumption tied to kidney cancer "A diet high in refined cereals, and bread in particular, is associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of kidney cancer, according to a study in Italy. Diet and nutrition are thought to play a role in the development of RCC, but the effect of specific food groups on the risk of this malignancy is controversial, explain Dr. Francesca Bravi and colleagues in the International Journal of Cancer. Bravi, from…
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Grape Seed Extract Halts Cancer Cell Growth!

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Grape Seed Extract has long been thought to be a benefit against cancer. Now reseach into the effects of Grape Seed Extract flavonoids leads credence to this position! Grape seed extract halts cell cycle, checking growth of colorectal tumors in mice "Chemicals found in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice, according to researchers who have already demonstrated the extract's anti-cancer effects in other tumor types. Their study, published in the October 18 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, documented a 44 percent reduction of advanced colorectal tumors in the animals, and also revealed, for the first time, the molecular mechanism by which grape seed extract works to inhibit cancer growth. The authors found that it increases availability of a critical protein, Cip1/p21,…
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Cloned Beef and Milk May Be Approved by FDA Soon

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Can you say, "No thanks!?" Well, the FDA is close. FDA Close to Approving The Sale of Cloned Milk, Beef From Dr. Mercola's Blog: "Over the past three years, there's been hints here and there about a crazy plan by the FDA to approve the sale of milk and meat made from cloned animals. A final and likely positive decision is expected by year's end, according to news reports. In the past two weeks, advocacy groups have filed petitions with the FDA asking the agency to review one kind of cloned farm animal at a time in an attempt to slow down the approval process considerably. Many folks fail to realize, however, if the FDA chooses to review cloned animals as it allegedly does prescription drugs -- remember the spray-on…
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Potassium Supplementation Can Help Restore Bone Mass in Older Women

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"Older women who take potassium citrate supplements can increase their bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, according to new research appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Reto Krapf of the University of Basel in Switzerland and colleagues conducted a study of 161 post-menopausal women whose average age was 59. Krapf split the women into two groups: The first received a daily supplement of potassium citrate for up to 12 months, and the second was given a daily supplement of potassium chloride for up to 12 months. The researchers hoped to prove that potassium citrate -- a base chemical -- could raise acidic body pH in the participants, which is generally caused by poor lifestyle and dietary choices. Potassium chloride was used in the control…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #14

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 14 - (10/07/06) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 (Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: I appreciate your e-mails and questions on the Podcast! I will be getting back to those of you that wrote! Information on the web site and what interests me in the health news. When is an old drug worth $4,200.00 PER DOSE? This drug is a terrible travesty of justice! And they are aiming it at people that are desperate! And the side effects are terrible! What is the motivation? A cure, no! Money! A discussion of "SAD" (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and "free mental screening…
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Chemotherapy Has Long Term Impact

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Chemotherapy is poison that is pumped into a patient in an attempt to kill cancer cells. However, the poison is indiscriminate and kills cells in organs that it is not intented to kill... like the brain. Researchers have found that chemotherapy can affect brain function for ten years after the chemotherapy treatments are completed! Chemo has long-term impact on brain function "Chemotherapy causes changes in the brain's metabolism and blood flow that can last as long as 10 years, a discovery that may explain the mental fog and confusion that affect many cancer survivors, researchers said on Thursday. The researchers, from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that women who had undergone chemotherapy five to 10 years earlier had lower metabolism in a key region of the frontal cortex.…
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