June 2010

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Agency Suggests Limits on Antibiotics in Animals Because of Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
WebMD Health News
Giving animals antibiotics in order to increase food production is a threat to public health and should be stopped, the FDA said today.
The federal agency says it has the power to ban the practice, but […]

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Post image for Nitrate content ‘behind blood pressure benefits of beetroot juice’

The nitrate content of beetroot juice helps lower blood pressure, research has shown.
A study in the US journal Hypertension found that blood pressure was reduced within 24 hours in people who drank beetroot juice or took nitrate tablets.
The higher the blood pressure, the greater the impact of the nitrates.
This research suggests there is hope of […]

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Post image for Vitamin D deficiency likely cause of increased rheumatoid arthritis cases among caucasian women

(NaturalNews) A recent study from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that rheumatoid arthritis is on the increase among Caucasian women. And the culprit is likely an environmental one, like vitamin D deficiency, rather than a genetic one.
“It’s pretty unlikely that the genetic makeup of a population changed that quickly,” […]

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Post image for Vitamin B6 and methionine slash lung cancer risk by 50 percent

(NaturalNews) Lung cancer, which usually develops in the cells lining air passages, will be diagnosed in about 222,520 Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, the NCI says nearly half that many people — about 157,300 — will die from the disease in 2010.
Although lung cancer is notoriously difficult to […]

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Post image for US studies see heart risk with diabetes drug

By Lisa Richwine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two studies released on Monday reported serious heart risks with diabetes pill Avandia as U.S. regulators decide whether the drug should stay on the market.
An analysis of 56 clinical trials found Avandia increased the chances of a heart attack by 28 percent to 39 percent, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic […]

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Post image for Ginger reduces pain after exercise

By Dr. Mercola
Ginger may reduce the pain associated with muscle injury after exercising. This could offer athletes a natural pain reliever.
Both raw and heat-treated ginger reduced pain associated with muscle injury by about 24 percent.
According to NutraIngredients:
“The rhizome of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is a rich source of antioxidants, including gingerols, shogaols, zingerones and […]

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Post image for New research: probiotic found in breast milk benefits nerves in gut, calms digestive disorders

(NaturalNews) Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body’s digestive system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there’s evidence from a variety of studies that probiotic formulations can help treat diarrhea, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and dermatitis (eczema) in children; probiotics may […]

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Post image for Victory Regarding Wall Street Reform Bill (DSHEA)

Congratulations to the natural products industry and everyone who voiced their opinion to their representatives regarding Wall Street Reform bill (S.3217).  The section of the bill that would have undercut the protections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) has been eliminated.  This is a big victory for those of us demanding unrestricted […]

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Post image for 90% in U.S. Get Too Much Salt; 5 Foods Blamed

CDC: Average American Gets Twice Recommended Sodium Intake
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Five high-sodium foods — not all of them salty tasting — are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day.
New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium […]

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