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Several nights ago, there was a lengthy program on television raising money for cancer awareness.  Where the dollars would ultimately go was not indicated.  They used the words "cancer research" many times. So, if physicians and others get more money, they will be more motivated to find a cure?  Medical health care costs are now astronomical.  Cancer drugs are ridiculously high. (As well as all drugs) Physicians are getting incredible salaries and compensation.  In turn of course, insurance rates are increasing.  Our emotions are touched because most of us have lost a friend or loved one to cancer and it...

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Magnesium is very important for heart function.  The tricky part is to get enough without reaching bowel intolerance.  There is a product called CALM which is a powder you mix with water at night which is straight Magnesium Citrate.  It is very commonly found in health food stores. Also, these other items have a scientific base for improving A-fib.   Taurine, Coenzyme-Q-10 or Ubiquinol, L-Carnitine, Fish Oil (choose one that is high in EPA/DHA. No less than 1,000mg in total EPA/DHA each day), D-Ribose, Hawthorn Berry, and Vitamin D at 3,000 iu per day. See the blog list previously posted of...

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People who adhere strictly to raw food vegetarian diets are thin but have surprisingly robust bones, U.S. researchers reported. Although nutritionists and the food industry have warned that a diet without dairy foods can lead to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, the team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the vegans they studied had many of the signs of strong bones. "We think it's possible these people don't have increased risk of fracture but that their low bone mass is related to the fact that they are lighter because they take in fewer calories," Dr. Luigi Fontana,...

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Don't be fooled by people that say Celery has nothing but water and fiber in it. The benefits of celery begin with it being an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. Administered as an anti-hypertensive agent for centuries, celery continues to prove that there are many cardiovascular benefits as well. In recent pharmacological studies, celery demonstrates both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that help improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as prevent heart disease. Celery also provides dietary fiber that boosts digestion and weight loss. In addition, celery’s high percentage of water and...

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About two-thirds of the population do not get enough vitamin D, which could increase their risk of depression, diabetes, heart disease and early death. That's according to research from Intermountain Healthcare, which recently at a national conference is presenting three abstracts that bolster the growing link between vitamin D levels and a wide range of health issues. While the vitamin has long been known to promote calcium absorption and strengthen bones, it has also been increasingly linked to diseases, from heart disease to autoimmune diseases and some cancers. Using its vast database of electronic medical records, the Heart Institute at...

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