Traditional Naturopath Podcast #48

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 48 - (09/27/08) 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: Cholesterol Drugs linked to cancer, the benefits of Olive Leaf Extract, arthritis drugs can cause fatal fungus infections, and a fond farewell (at least for now) to the podcast!
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Arthritis Drugs Can Cause Fatal Fungal Infections

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Again we see that the "unintended consequences" of drugs designed to fight one problem, can cause other problems! The drugs in question here lower the operation of the natural immune system (a bad idea on it's face, it seems to me!) That leaves one open to various types of infections. Arthritis Drugs Cause Fatal Fungal Infections "The U.S. FDA has ordered stronger warnings on four medications widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, saying they can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections. Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia work by suppressing the immune system to keep it from attacking your body. For people with rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment provides relief from swollen and painful joints. But the drugs also lower your body's defenses against various kinds of infections. The FDA…
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Olive Leaf Extract… Lowers BP and “Bad” Cholesterol!

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I love reports of research that confirms that natural supplements are as effective as drugs, with no side effects. Why? Because herbs are food! They are natural and gentle to the system. Olive Leaf Extract Lowers Blood Pressure "The leaves of the olive tree have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, and research has suggested that olive leaf extracts have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Now it also appears that a supplement containing olive leaf extract could help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. A study looked at 20 sets of identical twins with 'borderline' hypertension -- blood pressure that is above the optimal level of 120/80, but below the cutoff of 140/90 used to diagnose high blood pressure. One member of each twin pair was given tablets containing…
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Cholesterol Drug Linked to Cancer!

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Staton drugs have been touted as a great advance due to their cholesterol lowering properties... but now research is demonstrating that they can increase the risk of cancer! And, as we will see, the "hype" of the importance of lowering your cholesterol numbers should be called into question anyway! Cholesterol Pill Taken by Thousands Causes Cancer Dr. Mercola writes: "A pill intended to lower cholesterol levels has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing data from a trial which found a 'larger percentage' of patients treated with the drug Inegy died of cancer. The FDA is expected to issue its conclusions within six months. Inegy combines the widely-used statin drug simvastatin with a new medication called ezetimibe. Ezetimibe works in a…
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