Traditional Naturopath Podcast # 21

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 21 - (12/27/06) 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: A drop in breast cancer cases may be due to women eschewing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), experts say. In the drive to develop expensive pharmaceutical drugs that can generate huge revenues for drug companies, the big drug firms are looking more and more at natural remedies that work well. The questions is, when they "steal away" these natural substances by patenting the active element, will this cut into low cost, natural health practices? In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at…
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Olive Oil Use May Prevent Cancer

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"Adding plenty of olive oil to a diet could help protect against cell damage that can lead to cancer, experts say. A study of 182 European men found those who had 25 milliliters of olive oil per day had reduced levels of a substance which indicates cell damage. The Danish team said it may explain why many cancer rates are higher in northern Europe than the south, where olive oil is a major part of the diet. The study is in the Federation American Societies for Experimental Biology." Olive oil 'can cut cancer risk' "The Copenhagen University Hospital researchers looked at 182 healthy men aged between 20 and 60 from five European countries. The scientists added either virgin, common or refined olive oil to their diets over two weeks. At…
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Vitamin D Protects Against Multiple Sclerosis

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Our old friend Vitamin D is proving valuable again in a new research study! Vitamin D May Protect Against MS "There is new evidence supporting the idea that vitamin D helps prevent multiple sclerosis, but it is too soon to recommend taking the vitamin to lower your risk, researchers say. In the first large-scale study to examine the issue, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health reported a strong association between vitamin D levels within the body and MS risk among whites, but not among blacks and Hispanics. The study is published in the Dec. 20 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. Senior researcher Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH, tells WebMD that roughly half of white Americans and two-thirds of black Americans could be considered to have…
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An Allopathic Cure for Diabetes Soon?

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I have long said that there should not be a schism between Allopathic treatment and Naturopathic treatment. We do not have to be "at odds." I have pointed out that Allopathic treatment tends to be "heroic" in nature. They tend to take a rather sudden, and drastic approach... but many amazing results can be shown via Allopathic treatment. I don't believe that they are always the best treatments... but they can be powerful. Now, some Allopathic research into Diabetes has turned up some amazing results... even to the researchers themselves! Diabetes breakthrough - Toronto scientists cure disease in mice "In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a…
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Will “Big Pharma” Be Able to “Steal” Herbal and Natural Remedies?

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In the drive to develop expensive pharmaceutical drugs that can generate huge revenues for drug companies, the big drug firms are looking more and more at natural remedies that work well. Natural remedies are safer and, in many cases, more effective than artificial drugs. The questions is, when they "steal away" these natural substances by patenting the active element, will this cut into low cost, natural health practices? Merck to "pirate" Traditional Chinese Medicine compounds to develop new drugs, warns consumer health advocate "(NewsTarget) German pharmaceutical giant Merck announced last week that it would collaborate with a Chinese pharmaceutical company to develop new cancer drugs based on traditional Chinese herbs and botanical medicines. Hong Kong-based Chi-Med -- a pharmaceutical firm that develops consumer health products from natural ingredients used in…
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Drastic Drop in Breast Cancer Cases Due to Reduced Use of HRT?

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You are always "experimenting" with your health if you try unnatural, artificial treatments. One that became very popular was HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy.) In recent years, that treatment has come under suspicion, and use of it has declined... with it, there has been a resulting drop in breast cancer. Amazing! Breast cancer drop linked to HRT "A drop in breast cancer cases may be due to women eschewing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), experts say. University of Texas researchers recorded a 7% drop in new breast cancer cases in the US in 2003. The told a US cancer conference the fall could be linked to the fact that millions of women gave up HRT following reports questioning its safety. They recorded an even bigger fall - 12% - in cases of…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #20

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 20 - (12/09/06) 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: Eating your food slowly can cut your calorie consumption by 70%! How is this possible? Dr. Bill explains the process. What happens to your body when you drink a Coke? This explanation is eye opening and thought provoking! Chicken soup has long been regarded as a remedy for symptomatic upper respiratory tract infections. Is there evidence to support this? YES! Dr. Bill gives you reasons this is true and also details a great home-made chicken soup recipe that is healthy and beneficial in fighting upper…
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Is Chicken Soup Good for Fighting Off a Cold?

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The short answer... yes! Chicken Soup Inhibits Neutrophil Chemotaxis In Vitro "Chicken soup has long been regarded as a remedy for symptomatic upper respiratory tract infections. As it is likely that the clinical similarity of the diverse infectious processes that can result in "colds" is due to a shared inflammatory response, an effect of chicken soup in mitigating inflammation could account for its attested benefits. To evaluate this, a traditional chicken soup was tested for its ability to inhibit neutrophil migration using the standard Boyden blindwell chemotaxis chamber assay with zymosan-activated serum and fMet-Leu-Phe as chemo-attractants. Chicken soup significantly inhibited neutrophil migration and did so in a concentration-dependent manner. The activity was present in a nonparticulate component of the chicken soup. All of the vegetables present in the soup and…
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What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Coke

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This is priceless! It is so good... I am printing it in its entirety: "Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant. * In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down. * 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get it’s hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment) * 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils…
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Eating Slowly Reduces Calorie Intake Significantly!

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"You can maintain weight and even lose it if you eat your food slowly, according to a new University of Rhode Island study. The theory that eating slowly means a lower food intake has been around for at least 30 years, but this study is the first to lend scientific proof to the idea. 'It started in 1972 as a hypothesis that eating slowly would allow the body time for the development of satiety, and we would eat less,' said University of Rhode Island assistant professor of nutrition and food science Kathleen Melanson. 'Since then it has become common knowledge, but no studies had been conducted to prove it.' Thirty college-aged women were split into two groups, the first of which was asked to eat pasta with tomato and vegetable…
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