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This is vital for good health and a long life

This is vital for good health and a long life

  Although the mainstream medical community is progressing toward acknowledging the importance of your gut in overall health, some of them still have a way to go.    I was recently asked by a doctor if I thought it was important for her to take probiotics after finishing a course of “triple therapy” for ulcers—which consists of two antibiotics and an antacid.   As tempted as I was to say, “Duh,” I responded respectfully and said yes,...

Feb 20, 2024 0 comments

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What you might not know about colon cancer

What you might not know about colon cancer

  Back in 1978 (when I was 15 years old) and a mere six months after my father died suddenly, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer.  I remember being terrified at the prospect of losing both parents within a short time of each other, and colon cancer seemed like such a mystery to me.  Thankfully, it’s no mystery anymore (more on that below), but back then it seemed like anyone was fair game for...

Feb 13, 2024 0 comments

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Simple ways to help lower your blood pressure

Simple ways to help lower your blood pressure

  According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, nearly HALF of American adults currently have high blood pressure, with readings at or above 130/80.  And as if that’s not disturbing enough, hypertension is also affecting our kids!  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 kids in the US — about 1.3 million — ages 12 to 19 have hypertension!    Other research estimates that between 4.7...

Feb 09, 2024 0 comments

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Why does the CDC continue to ignore these diseases?

Why does the CDC continue to ignore these diseases?

  In theory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for providing current, accurate information about health-related issues for Americans.   Too bad a lot of what we’re seeing from them is neither current nor accurate.  First of all, when searching “Leading causes of death in the US,” the CDC is still showing data from 2021 (three years ago).  That’s current?  Heart disease continues to top the list with about 695,000 deaths, and...

Feb 07, 2024 0 comments

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A few things about me you probably never knew

A few things about me you probably never knew

  Today’s headline might have grabbed your attention, and you may be wondering what could I be talking about?  Well, what I’d like impress upon you is the fact that, no matter what health or life challenges you may be facing, you’re not alone in your struggle.  Far from it.  I’ve been there too, and maybe I’m there right now with you and you don’t even know it.  We all have our personal struggles.    And...

Feb 05, 2024 2 comments

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Six ways you may be increasing your heart disease risk

Six ways you may be increasing your heart disease risk

  Tomorrow is February 1st and February is National Heart Health Month!  Now, I think it’s safe to say that most of us don’t want anything bad going on with our ticker and vessels.  But unfortunately, many people have habits that are inviting heart disease to come knocking.  And the thing is, they likely don’t even know it!  Here are six of the most common habits that people have that increase the likelihood of heart...

Jan 31, 2024 0 comments

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