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Liver function tests are often ignored by doctors!


Many patients with treatable or communicable liver diseases are not receiving treatment because abnormal liver function tests are not being properly investigated. It is important to know that even slightly elevated liver enzymes can indicate serious liver diseases. A UK study found that 11% of patients with elevated liver enzymes over 6 months were found to have serious liver diseases, ...

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Environmental chemicals may trigger an early menopause


Researchers have discovered that 15 chemicals are capable of bringing on an earlier menopause. Unfortunately we all live in a fairly polluted world and our bodies contain measurable levels of environmental chemicals. Women with the highest levels of these chemicals (measured via urine and blood tests) can experience menopause up to four years earlier than women with low levels. Four ...

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Knee Pain and Surgery


Many thousands of arthroscopic knee procedures are still being done, even though research shows they provide little benefit and indeed often make knee pain worse. This was proven from a large study of more than 1200 patients with knee osteoarthritis or tears of the cartilage (meniscus) in the knee joint. These patients had arthroscopy and it had only a very ...

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You Can Reduce Your Risk of Bowel Cancer – Part 3


Physical Inactivity Physical inactivity creates havoc on the body and mind. Apart from the innumerable potential health problems it creates, e.g. increasing your risk of heart disease, inflammatory and degenerative diseases, it is also associated with an increased risk of polyps in the colon and bowel cancer itself. One particular study raising awareness of this link was published in the ...

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Recent Recipes

Healthy trail mix


1 cup raw pecans 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup coconut flakes Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight jar. Recommended for you Easy Chicken and Leek Casserole Chicken with Olives Asparagus and spinach salad Minty carrot salad Tomato and basil salad

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Spicy roasted chickpeas


3 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon ground chilli ½ teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Mix all ingredients well with your fingers in a bowl. Arrange the chickpeas on a lined or greased oven tray and bake for 30 ...

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Salmon and tomato salad


Serves 4 1 large fresh salmon fillet 2 tablespoons ghee, melted 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 2 large handfuls arugula, roughly chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Heat a grill to medium. Brush the salmon with ghee, then season both sides with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the top ...

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