Ginkgo Biloba as a Dementia Treatment

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"Another sign conventional medicine acknowledges and appreciates all the benefits alternative treatments provide: An Italian study that acknowledged ginkgo biloba, as shown many times before, works just as well as Aricept (donepezil) in treating mild or moderate Alzheimer's related dementia. For the study, 76 mild-to-moderate dementia patients received either a placebo, ginkgo or Aricept for six months, followed by a four-week course of a placebo to exclude those reactions. During the study period, more ginkgo patients dropped out of the test, but not for the same reasons as the four Aricept dropouts who left due to adverse drug reactions. Based on test scores to determine the severity of dementia afterward, scientists agreed both ginkgo biloba and Aricept work just as effectively to slow down the damage. I wonder, however, if…
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Nutrition Can Help Fight Depression

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Natural health nutrition and supplementation has been shown to be beneficial with regard to treating depression! Fish oils, vitamins, herbs helpful for depression "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diet and nutrition may play a key role in helping people fight depression, Australian researchers report. A number of nutrients, including polyunsaturated fatty acids, St. John's Wort and several B vitamins, have the potential to influence mood by increasing the absorption of chemical messengers in the brain, Dr. Dianne Volker of the University of Sydney in Chippendale and Jade Ng of Goodman Fielder Commercian in North Ryde, New South Wales note in the journal Nutrition and Dietetics. There is a wealth of epidemiological, experimental and circumstantial evidence to suggest that fish and the oils they contain, in particular omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid,…
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Doctors Are the THIRD Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.?

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OUCH! The Journal of the American Medical Association (no less) says that a researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health has done a study that demonstrates that the U.S. health care system may contribute to poor health. "ALL THESE ARE DEATHS PER YEAR: 12,000 -- unnecessary surgery 7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals 20,000 -- other errors in hospitals 80,000 -- infections in hospitals 106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!! What does the word iatrogenic mean? This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment." THIS is the reason that I always say, "YOU are the person most responsible for YOUR…
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Cranberries Have Excellent Health Protective Actions!

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Natural foods like cranberries have wonderful healing properties! Herbs are food. Natural foods with bioflavonoids and antioxidants have excellent nutritional health reinforcement properties. Cranberries show remarkable health benefits in studies "According to researcher Amy Howell of the Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, the cranberry is one of the top foods proven to have health benefits. Previous research has shown that cranberries are rich in antioxidants, which can protect cells from free radicals -- unstable molecules that damage the cells of animals as they age. Now, new research is being funded by the National Institutes of Health in order to discover cranberries' effects on yeast infections, heart disease and other conditions, while concurrent studies are analyzing the fruit's effect on cancer, stroke and infections. Research has already…
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Prevent Stokes and Heart Disease with Folic Acid

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"British scientists are claiming that there is evidence demonstrating that folic acid supplements lower the risk of heart diseases and strokes. 'Folic acid is a much undervalued vitamin. Not only does it prevent the serious birth defect spina bifida, but the evidence that it can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke is becoming increasingly persuasive,' stated David Wald from the Wolfson Institute for Preventive Medicine, the lead author of the study. A research published in the latest issue of British Medical Journal suggested that taking folic acid regularly significantly reduces the levels of amino acid homocysteine in the blood, which are directly linked to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. 'The evidence is very persuasive that lowering homocysteine with folic acid will lower your risk of heart…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast – 18

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 18 - (11/18/06) 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: Thanks for listening to the Traditional Naturopath Podcast! Hoffman-La Roche Inc. issued a warning for its "bird flu" drug Tamiflu, stating patients using the drug must be closely monitored in case they develop psychiatric problems such as delirium and suicidal tendencies. Build up the immune system to fight disease! Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum (silymarin) is known to have antioxidant properties and research published this week in Phytotherapy Research shows that this extract can help people significantly lower the amount of sugar bound to hemoglobin in…
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The Herb Turmeric Shows Exciting Promise Against Inflammation!

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It all started with inflammation in my left leg. I began looking for a natural herbal treatment to fight it. I was researching several, and, one day at lunch I suggested that my wife and family meet and go to a local Indian restaurant. I had never had Indian food, and for some reason felt drawn to go. I ate lunch and enjoyed it. But, driving back to work, I noticed something exciting! My leg felt wonderful! I started researching what was in Indian food, and guess what? I found out about turmeric! Turmeric Supplements Show Promise in Treating Arthritis "More than 40 percent of arthritis sufferers in the U.S. report using complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements, and the use of alternative remedies has increased since the FDA…
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More Info on Resveratrol… Pretty Amazing!

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There's a lot of talk lately about Resveratrol. I reported on it a week or two ago. It seems that this natural compound, found in grape skin is making REAL headlines! Red Wine Compound Could Boost Endurance "Athletes and non-athletes alike may want to raise a glass to resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine that researchers say doubled the physical endurance of mice in a new study, while protecting them against diabetes and obesity. Mice given high doses of the compound were able to run twice as far on treadmills than they normally could, French researchers reported. Resveratrol might even help the rodents live longer, they say. 'The compound resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes and cranberries, was known to activate SIRT1, an enzyme known to be involved…
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Herbal Treatment Shows Promise for Type II Diabetes

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"Diabetes is a growing health problem. Giving antioxidants is recognized as one way of helping people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. The herbal medicine extracted from seeds of the Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum (silymarin) is known to have antioxidant properties and research published this week in Phytotherapy Research shows that this extract can help people significantly lower the amount of sugar bound to hemoglobin in blood, as well as reducing fasting blood sugar levels." Sugar-Control In Type II Diabetes May Be Improved With Herbal Medicine Silymarin Milk Thistle is not the only herbal treatment that can benefit diabetes treatment. Other natural supplements and minerals that beneficially impact blood sugar are: Chromium, Vanadium, Bitter Melon, Gymnema Sylvestre, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Blueberry, Bilberry, and Ginseng... among others! The important thing…
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Tamiflu Can Cause “Abnormal Behavior”

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This "Bird Flu" drug now raises suspicions about behavioral effects in children. Bird flu drug Tamiflu may cause "abnormal behavior," manufacturer warns "Hoffman-La Roche Inc. issued a warning Monday for its flu drug Tamiflu, stating patients using the drug must be closely monitored in case they develop psychiatric problems such as delirium and suicidal tendencies. Before the announcement, the pharmaceutical giant had been in talks with the FDA regarding 103 cases under agency review in which Tamiflu users reported strange behavior, usually within a day of the drug's administration. The majority of abnormal behavior cases have occurred in Japan -- where 24.5 million prescriptions for the drug were filled between 2001 and 2005 -- in patients younger than 17. Three people -- one a 14-year-old boy who had climbed on…
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