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    Caffeine and acetaminophen are a risky combination - beware!

    New research has shown that consuming caffeine at the same time or close to taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) greatly increases the risk of liver damage, particularly in people with hepatitis. It has long been known that combining alcohol with acetaminophen can cause liver harm, or even death. More recently it has been discovered that caffeine is also a problem.

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  • Articles General Health

    Cats can develop diabetes!

    Just like humans, cats can also develop diabetes from eating too much carbohydrate. There has recently been a sharp increase in the number of pet cats suffering with diabetes, and modern diets are to blame. You have probably noticed that more and more cats are becoming overweight and obese. Along with the excess weight, their blood sugar level is also rising.

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  • Articles General Health

    Selenium can be a great healer

    For over 30 years I have been researching the health effects of the mineral selenium. I have looked at hundreds of studies from all over the world and I have treated thousands of patients, with selenium supplements. Selenium is a vital mineral for the immune system to function at its optimal level. It’s amazing to think that despite the profound importance of selenium to a strong immune system, many people remain deficient in this life enhancing mineral. Yes selenium deficiency is common in people of all age groups from the very young to the very old.

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  • Articles Liver & Gallbladder Health

    Gluten can be a culprit in some types of liver disease

    Research has shown that liver abnormalities are very common in people with gluten intolerance, also known as celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body mounts an immune reaction every time an individual eats gluten.

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  • Articles Digestive Health General Health

    Are dairy products good or bad for your health?

    The issue of whether cow’s milk is healthy is quite controversial, and the debate can be confusing to many people. Research has been published, which shows a possible link between dairy products and the development of hormone sensitive cancers like breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. This is not surprising, since milk is high in growth promoting hormones.

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  • Articles Women's Health

    Does having mammograms really help save lives?

    Recent research has shown breast mammograms may not save lives after all. We have always been told that regular breast screening with mammograms is the best way to protect ourselves from breast cancer. Of course mammograms don’t prevent cancer, but we’ve been led to believe they can detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stage, thereby offering the best chance of survival and thus reducing death rates. But is this actually true?

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  • General Health

    Environmental chemicals may cause brain disorders in children

    According to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, toxic environmental chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neuro-developmental disabilities among children, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and autism. According to Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH, “The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the absence of a formal diagnosis. They suffer reduced attention span, delayed development, and poor school performance. Industrial chemicals are now emerging as likely causes.”

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    Osteoporosis And The Best Solutions

    The bone thinning disease osteoporosis is becoming increasingly common. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and around 34 million have low bone mass (known as osteopenia), placing them at increased risk of osteoporosis. As the population continues to age, this problem can only get worse, unless we take active steps to maintain bone strength. Osteoporosis is a silent disease in that it is often not diagnosed until there has been a bone fracture and it is then harder to repair the bone damage. It is obviously better to prevent osteoporosis and it’s good to start at a young age.

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  • Articles Essential Reading Fatty Liver Liver & Gallbladder Health

    Cinnamon offers a world of benefits to patients with a fatty liver

    A new study has shown this remarkable spice can improve the following conditions: Elevated liver enzymes Elevated blood fats Elevated C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) Insulin resistance (syndrome X) This is wonderful news for the millions of Americans who have a fatty liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of liver disease in the world. If left untreated, it raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.

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  • Articles Hormone & Thyroid Health

    The 6 worst foods for your thyroid gland

    Thyroid problems are one of the most common health conditions we see in our patients. There seems to be an epidemic of thyroid problems at the moment, and we are seeing them in younger and younger patients. Women are at greater risk than men, particularly after childbirth or during menopause. Having a thyroid condition can make it much more difficult to lose weight, but it can affect your life in other ways – you will probably be tired and may be constipated. You may also feel depressed; suffer with fluid retention and dry skin. Yes, having a thyroid problem can greatly reduce your quality of life. If you are concerned about the health of your thyroid gland, you need to know which foods can adversely affect it. For healthy thyroid function and consequently an efficient metabolism, try to keep these foods out of your diet.

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