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Four natural powerhouses shown to prevent cancer

Today, mainstream oncology relies on toxic treatments like radiation and chemotherapy to treat cancer. And they reserve natural approaches as “complements” to these toxic, first-line treatments. But mounting evidence shows many natural therapies can be used to prevent — and even treat ­— cancer. We won’t know more until we start investing in studying these …

5 sure-fire tips to improve sleep

Research increasingly shows that sleep is a critical component of good health. And a variety of studies link lack of shuteye to obesity, heart disease and Type II diabetes. So today, I thought I’d share with you five sure-fire tips to help you improve your sleep and make 2017 your most rested year yet: Tip …

Natural, pill-free sleep treatment reduces insomnia and anxiety

Last month, I reported on a new study showing the lack of effectiveness of the original CPAP machines for sleep apnea in preventing stroke, heart attack, and death. In my view, the best test of any device (or drug) is whether it prevents the long-term complications of the condition. Otherwise, what’s the point of the …

Warm beverages to warm the soul

If you have ever ordered a beer in the U.K., you will not be surprised that they enjoy their favorite brews at room temperature. In fact, around the world, people take their beverages warm. In Asia, people enjoy drinking tea and even water at hot temperatures. They would not think of drinking “iced tea.” Indeed, …

FDA finally warns about Low-T drugs

For more than a decade, big pharma has relentlessly marketed prescription testosterone drugs for the quasi-fictitious condition of low testosterone — or “Low-T.” As I often report, Low-T drugs are not safe. Furthermore, they’re not even necessary. In fact, a man’s testosterone level normally declines as he gets older. And this normal decline probably protects …

Is hunger all in our heads?

To paraphrase the 17th century French philosopher, René Descartes, “we think; therefore, we eat.” At least, that’s the conclusion of researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in a fascinating new study about why rigorous mental activity increases hunger. Cells in the brain are very different than cells in other parts of the body, which …

What you need to know about pneumonia

We think of this time of year as the dreaded “cold and flu season.” But a far more dangerous complication can develop if your cold or flu symptoms linger beyond a week or ten days. You could develop pneumonia, which is a more serious lower respiratory infection. Pneumonia can actually affect anyone, at any age, …

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