How (and Why) To Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5 percent of all deaths each year. It affects 26 percent of the population worldwide, and one-third of the population in the U.S. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the age of sixty-five. With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that keeping… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 9, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Fecal transplants are potentially life-saving, yet increased regulation may make them even harder to come by. An op-ed in the New York Times last week described how a healthy friend of someone with ulcerative colitis decided to donate her stool so that he could perform DIY fecal transplants in his bathroom –… Read More

The Diet-Heart Myth: Statins Don’t Save Lives in People Without Heart Disease

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To read more about heart disease and cholesterol, check out the special report page. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. In the first article in this series, I explained the evidence suggesting that eating cholesterol and saturated fat does not increase the risk of heart disease. In the second article, I explained it’s not the amount of cholesterol in your blood that drives heart disease risk, but the number of LDL particles. In… Read More

Treat and Prevent UTIs Without Drugs

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. (1) These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract… Read More

Is GERD an autoimmune disease?

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Recent research suggests that GERD may be caused by an autoimmune reaction – not stomach acid burning the esophagus.

Low T3 syndrome V: Should it be Treated with Thyroid Hormone?

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Should Low T3 Syndrome be treated with replacement thyroid hormone? Or could that be dangerous?