Flaxseed May Relieve “Hot Flashes”

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Flaxseed is a tremendous food, and has a lot of health benefits! Flaxseed and its derivative flaxseed oil are rich sources of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is a biologic precursor to omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing consumption of flaxseed is always a good idea! Now, it seems there is growing evidence for an additional benefit! Flaxseed May Relieve Hot Flashes "Flaxseed may be one way to reduce the bothersome hot flashes of menopause, Mayo Clinic researchers report. A small pilot study found that postmenopausal women not on estrogen who used dietary flaxseed daily reported a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes over the course of six weeks. 'Flaxseed worked very well,' said Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, director of the Mayo Breast Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.…
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Omega-3s Protect the Heart for Those with Higher Cholesterol

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Now, first let me say that way too much has been made of cholesterol levels... "healthy rates" have been "officially" dropping for some time as lobbyists from Big Pharma have influenced studies that are saying we should have ever lower cholesterol levels! What was healthy just a few years ago is now considered "high!" Why? Can you say, "To sell more drugs!?" Well, for what it is worth, a study in The Lancet has found that Omega-3s are protective of the heart in those with high cholesterol! EPA omega-3 oils protect the heart in people with high cholesterol "(NewsTarget) Supplementing with an omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may lower the risk of non-fatal coronary events by 20 percent, according to a new Japanese study published in The Lancet.…
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A Dangerous Chemical in YOUR Water?

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There is a chemical in your water that is harmful to your teeth, is used in rat poison, accumulates in your bones, making them brittle, effects your hormone health, increases the uptake of aluminum and lead in your blood, inhibits antibodies from forming in your blood, and confuses the immune system, causing it to attack your body's tissue! Further, did you know that this chemical is added ON PURPOSE? It is fluoride. Check out this article from Dr. Mercola's site: The Truth About Tap Water "Most tap water in the United States is laced with fluoride, a toxic industrial chemical that has been widely promoted as being healthy for the public. In reality, however, fluoride is a poison that may harm your health. Consider this: * The American Dental Association…
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Why is the Media Telling Us That Vitamins Are Useless?

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Power. Power and money. That's what it comes down to! Antioxidants, bad science and failure of the press to tell the truth "Following yesterday's announcement of a new study showing the phenomenal benefits of antioxidants for preventing heart disease in women, the mainstream media rallied behind a blatantly false distortion of the study designed to convince the public that vitamins E and C are somehow useless. The popular press, which maintains an incestuous relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, once again demonstrates it is little more than a mouthpiece for the pro-pharma propaganda machine. There is no scrutiny of the study's findings, no critical thinking and absolutely no independent journalism being conducted by the mainstream media on this particular topic. It's as if these media outlets just can't wait to be…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #35

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 35 - (08/11/07) 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: Dr. Bill covers the natural health news of the last month. The diet drug "Alli," the benefits of chocolate in diabetes, vitamin B1, and reports of deaths from Gardasil!
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Deaths of Young Girls Due to Gardasil Are on the Rise!

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Remember how earlier in the year a bunch of politicians (likely paid off by Big Pharma) were trying to MANDATE the use of Gardasil or girls that did not receive the vaccination would be denied the right to go to school? Well, those that decided to take the drug are now paying the price! Gardasil Reactions and Deaths on the Rise "In May 2007, it was reported that over 1,600 adverse reactions, including three deaths, had been linked to Gardasil, Merck’s new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). Among those reactions, 371 were classified as serious, and, of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects including spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities. It appears those reactions, and deaths, are steadily rising. A review of the National…
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Diabetes “Side Effects” Linked to Vitamin Deficiency

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Diabetes has long been linked to deficiency in the diet, and the overconsumption of sugars, but now many of the "side effects" of diabetes is potentially caused by dietary deficiencies as well! Diabetes problems 'vitamin link' "A simple vitamin deficiency may be the cause of many of the side effects of diabetes, a study suggests. Researchers found people with the disease expelled thiamine - vitamin B1 - from their bodies at 15 times the normal rate in a study of 94 people. The Warwick University team said thiamine helped ward off complications such as heart disease and eye problems, the Diabetologia journal said. Experts said diet supplements could potentially help people with diabetes. t is the first time a deficiency of the vitamin, which is found in meat, yeast and…
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Chocolate (Without the Sugar) is Good for Diabetics

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There are a lot of benefits of chocolate... but the latest research shows that it may help regulate blood sugar! Cacao stabilizes blood sugar; chocolate may actually help diabetics "Obese, diabetic mice whose diet was supplemented with an extract of cacao liquor demonstrated a significant reduction in blood sugar levels in a Japanese study reported in the journal Nutrition. 'The dietary intake of food or drinks produced from cacao beans might be beneficial in preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes,' the study's authors wrote. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes desensitized to the sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an actual deficiency of insulin due to low production by the body. Both lead to high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). An estimated 7 percent of…
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