Natural Facts Newsletter

Welcome to the Natural Facts Newsletter page. Below is a collection of the past 3 years of newsletters that provide current research and scientific updates in the field of natural health and medicine. My goal is to keep you informed and inspire you to live a healthier life.  Be well and enjoy!

The Whole Body Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin

“Astaxanthin is the crowned king of antioxidants,” said Dr. Murray. “It is given this title because of its unique benefits and actions in…

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Figs Relieve Constipation in Clinical Trial

How crazy is it that Americans spend over $2 billion a year on laxatives to deal with constipation? Here is something else to ponder, studies…

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Natural Form of GABA Receives Stronger Health Claims in Japan: New Study Shows PharmaGABA Promotes Muscle Growth!

Natural Form of GABA Receives Stronger Health Claims in Japan: New Study Shows PharmaGABA Promotes Muscle Growth! Japan has a very interesting and…

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Simply Increasing the Intake of Green Leafy Vegetables Promotes Weight Loss

Introduction: Lets face it, most Americans are overfed, but undernourished. It is entirely possible that one of the contributing factors to the…

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Avocado Component Fights Cancer

Introduction: While many people are somewhat afraid of eating avocados because of their high fat content, research shows many health benefits are…

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The Importance of Being “Awe Inspired”

Introduction: The field of positive psychology is providing valuable insights on exactly how our emotions influence our physiology. One are of…

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PQQ Lowers LDL-Cholesterol Levels

Introduction Every major advance in nutritional medicine generally starts out as an unknown entity. That is certainly true for PQQ (short for…

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Low Immune Function

What is low immune function? Low immune function refers to an underactive and poor performing immune system. The immune system's prime function is…

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Another Strike Against Acid-Blockers – Now Linked to Dementia Risk

Introduction One simple rule that would save a lot of suffering in the world is to “never take a drug that has more severe side effects than…

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Low Vitamin D3 Levels Linked to 13% of All Causes of Death in the USA

Introduction: A huge and growing amount of research has shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common, and with some studies showing at least 50%…

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How to Cut Your Risk of Cancer by Over 50% for a Few Pennies a Day

Introduction: The sad fact is that when it comes to dietary supplements not only are people wasting money, in many cases they are simply not…

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The Conventional Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: The Emperor has No Clothes!

We are nearing a tipping point in the realization that the over reliance on drug therapy in treating chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes is…

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Another Nail in the Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Coffin: New Study Links its Use to Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity

Introduction Another damning study indicates it is simply time to pull the plug on this outdated drug. The study just published in JAMA Pediatrics…

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Smell Test Outperforms Brain Imaging in Predicting Dementia

Introduction: The ability to correctly identify odors may prove to be a more functional approach to identifying people at risk for early stages of…

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Natural Form of GABA Improves Sleep Quality in Clinical Trial

Introduction With the growing concern regarding the serious side effects of both prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills, it is important…

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New Study Shows Avoiding Sun Exposure is as Dangerous as Smoking

Introduction: Conventional wisdom is that we need to avoid sun exposure in order to avoid skin cancer. However, one of the issues with…

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The Power of Synergy

In regards to life, one of the most interesting phenomena, is the power of synergy. A simple explanation of synergy is when 1+1 does not equal 2, but…

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Nutrient Highlight -Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin Introduction There are over 400 different members of the carotene family of pigments in nature. Historically, the potency of a…

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New Research Shows Synergy with Omega-3 Fatty Acids and B Vitamins in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Introduction: The human brain is a marvelously complex system that requires a wide range of nutrients to function properly. Intelligence, memory,…

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Unraveling Obesity? All Roads Lead to the Brain!

Introduction: As scientists strive to find answers to the modern epidemic of obesity-related health problems, they are discovering a complex…

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Does the Source of Selenium Matter in Cancer Prevention?

Introduction: What if some of the large clinical studies assessing the benefits (or risks) of selenium supplementation in cancer prevention have…

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Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Introduction: Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred…

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Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Double-Blind Study

Introduction: A simple dietary supplement has once again been shown to produce valuable health benefits. Specifically, a new study published in…

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Promoting Satiety is Your Key to Weight Loss

Introduction: The research is quite clear that safe and effective weight loss is not about will power, deprivation, or counting calories.…

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Resveratrol Shows Beneficial Effects in Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction: Resveratrol is a plant compound similar to flavonoids. It is found in the low levels of the skin of red grapes, red wine, cocoa…

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Unexpected Benefit from Furry Pets

Introduction: When most people think of the benefits of having a dog, cat, or other furry animal they would likely associate feelings of the…

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Ginger Effective in Relieving Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Introduction: Excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a common female complaint that may be entirely prevented by a simple herbal…

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Statistics on ER Visits Due to Dietary Supplements Misleading

Introduction: The media has once again failed to report the whole story or put things into the proper perspective when they reported on a study…

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Fish Oils Relieve Depression in College Students

Introduction: What if in the treatment of depression, physicians quit relying on manipulating brain chemistry with drugs and focused instead on…

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New Blood Pressure Target Misses the Mark

Introduction: An initial report from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could be…

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Artificial Sweeteners Promote Obesity

Introduction: Many people consume artificial sweeteners, especially in “diet” soft drinks, thinking it will help them reduce calories and lose…

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Quiz Results

Dr. Murray here, I’ve analyzed your answers to the Blood Sugar Quiz and I’ve isolated what I believe to be your #1 Challenge. I will be…

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Double-Blind Study Shows Resveratrol May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Introduction: Resveratrol is a plant compound similar to flavonoids. It is found in low levels in the skin of red grapes, red wine, cocoa powder,…

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Is Acne due to Sugar, Dairy Products, and Bad Fats?

Introduction Acne is clearly associated with diet. Strongly linked to acne is a diet high in refined carbohydrates, dairy, and the wrong type of…

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Is the Best Treatment for Breast Cancer Watchful Waiting?

Introduction: A newly published large study indicates the best treatment option for a common form of breast cancer may be no medical treatment.…

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Flaxseed Consumption Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Introduction: One of the most healthful additions to a heart healthy diet is ground flaxseeds. This wondrous little seed has played an important…

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FDA Issues New Warning on Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Introduction: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal…

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Move over Paleo and Mediterranean Diet, Here Comes the New Nordic Diet

Introduction The latest “it” diet in medical research is the New Nordic Diet (NND), This diet was created by a group of researchers,…

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Another Cardiovascular Effect of CoQ10 Discovered

Introduction One of the most important nutrients for heart and vascular health is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Its role in the heart is similar to the…

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New Study Adds to the Evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease is “Diabetes of the Brain”

Introduction: The parallel epidemics of Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes share many common features. Chief among them are insulin…

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Vitamin K2 Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Introduction: Just as there has been an explosion of positive science on the importance of vitamin D3, another nutrient, vitamin K2, is showing…

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Are MicroRNAs from Plants the Future of Healing with Food?

Introduction: New research is exploding into scientific journals detailing exciting ways in which foods interact with the expression of our genes.…

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Vitamin D3 is Important in Autoimmune Disorders

Introduction Vitamin D has a well-established role in calcium metabolism and bone health, but recently there has been a great deal of research…

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Acid-Blocking Drugs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Introduction Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is blocking the secretion of gastric acid. They are dominant…

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Whey Protein – An Essential Component in a Weight Loss Plan

Introduction: A recent study highlights the value of whey protein in helping to maintain muscle mass during intentional weight loss, an extremely…

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Followup Study Confirms PGX® Promotes Satiety

Introduction: The research is quite clear that safe and effective weight loss is not about will power or deprivation. Ultimately, weight loss…

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Eating a Varied Diet Inversely Linked to Obesity

Introduction: Most Americans eat a very limited range of foods and consume a very monotonous diet as a result. It seems entirely possible that…

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Maybe Nuts are Not a High Calorie Food After All

Introduction Nuts and seeds are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, but they are also high in fat. So, many people avoid nut consumption out of…

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“Super” Broccoli Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Introduction Many of our modern vegetables were developed from wild plants during the Roman Empire and later-day Italians through traditional…

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Another Study Shows Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off!

Introduction: A new study published in the International Archives of Medicine adds to the growing data supporting the benefits of dark chocolate…

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What is the Proper Dosage of Jogging?

Introduction: There is no question that a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and an early death. But a…

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New Study Shows Probiotics May Prevent ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Introduction: There is a growing amount of medical research indicating that alterations in the type of bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal…

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Depression

Introduction: Depression is a major public health problem, especially in women. Recent statistics indicate that approximately 63% of American…

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Unlock Your Fat Burning Genes

If you are like most people, you probably have a hard time taking the weight off and keeping it off. Maybe you’ve tried several diets that didn’t…

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Probiotic Supplementation Promotes Weight Loss

Introduction: Could weight loss be as simple as taking the right probiotic supplement? Based upon a growing body of evidence, the answer is a…

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New Research Shows Special Extract of Ashwaganda Protects Key Area of the Brain

Introduction: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the most revered plants in Ayurvedic medicine. Because the rejuvenating effects of…

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Statins Increase the Risk of Diabetes Even Greater than Expected!

Introduction: A new study again highlights the fact that using statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels are not at all risk free. Researchers…

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Alpha-lipoic Acid Promotes Weight Loss

Introduction: With the growing epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes it is imperative that Americans utilize safe and effective strategies for…

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Ginger as Effective as Synthetic Drug in Migraine, but Without the Side Effects

Introduction: Migraine headaches are estimated to affect over 28 million Americans. These headaches are caused by excessive dilation of blood…

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“Rainbow” of Fruits and Vegetables

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is your best bet for preventing virtually every chronic disease. This fact has been established time and again…

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CoQ10 Study Yields Important Results and Considerations

Introduction One of the most important nutrients for heart health is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Its role in the heart is similar to the role of a spark…

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Another Positive Study on Glucosamine-Chondroitin Reducing Arthritis Pain

Introduction: It seems that when a positive study on natural products comes out in a medical journal that it garners very little media attention.…

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Popular Drugs, Including Benadryl, Linked to Dementia Even at Low Dosage

Introduction: A new study out of the University of Washington provides the strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk for…

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Blueberry Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Clinical Trial

Introduction: Blueberries are among the most important foods for good health. The diverse and wondrous health benefits of blueberries are…

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Can Vitamin D3 Improve Male Sexual Performance?

Introduction An estimated 20 to 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), a term used to signify the inability to attain or…

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Effective, Zero Cost Dietary Therapy for GERD

Introduction Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a common digestive disorder associated with heartburn and/or upper abdominal pain as well…

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3 Juice Recipes To Help You Enjoy Heart-Healthy Pomegranate

The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits in recorded history. Native to the area of modern-day Iran and Iraq, the pomegranate has been cultivated…

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Pre-Meal Consumption of Whey Protein Promotes Satiety and Improves Blood Sugar Control

Introduction: Whey protein ingestion has been shown to reduce feelings of hunger and promote satiety making it a valuable aid in weight loss…

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Seven Keys to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

I absolutely love this time of year. It allows me to fully examine my life and, of course, assess if I achieved the goals that I set for the previous…

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Eat Prunes and Plums for Healthy Bones

Introduction Prunes (dried plums) are most popularly used for their laxative effects, but a growing body of research indicates that prunes offer…

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Tamiflu for Flu Symptoms and Viral Infections? The Emperor has No Clothes!

Introduction Oseltamivir, brand name Tamiflu, was released onto the market in 1999 for the treatment of influenza. Despite is wild popularity –…

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How Exercise Changes the Way You Look at Food

Introduction: Exercise is a critical component to a health promoting lifestyle and its beneficial impact for weight management is without…

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Why Are Drug Companies Sponsoring Studies on Natural Products? Taking a Closer Look at a Recent Evaluation on Glucosamine/Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

Introduction: In the late 1990s, St. John’s wort (SJW) extract rocketed to tremendous success in the United States and Europe as a natural…

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Two New Studies Show the Power of Gratitude and Kindness

Introduction One of Plato’s greatest observations was that “a grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.…

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Maitake Extract Produces Beneficial Effects on the Immune System in Patients with Bone Marrow Failure

Introduction For thousands of years mushrooms have been highly respected in Asia for their health promoting properties. One mushroom was regarded…

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Is a Good Night’s Sleep the Best Prescription for Depression and Pain?

Introduction: Depression and chronic pain are two common conditions that are also associated with poor sleep quality. While it is often thought…

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Antidepressant Drugs Blunt Feelings of Love and Sexual Function

Introduction: A recent study raises a new issue with long-term antidepressant use, adding another reason for consumers to seek alternatives. The…

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Fecal Capsules vs. Probiotic Supplements for Clostridium difficile

Introduction Antibiotic use can result in a severe form of diarrhea due to the overgrowth of the bacteria Clostridium difficele. The C. difficele…

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Oral Magnesium Supplementation Improves the Metabolic Profile in Metabolically Obese, Normal-weight Individuals

Introduction: Some normal weight individuals show obesity-related characteristics such as insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels,…

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Fish Oils Improve Behavior Issues in Children 8-16 Years Old

Introduction: The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil supplements are absolutely critical to optimal brain…

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New Study Shows Vitamin C Does Help Fight the Common Cold

Introduction: It has been over 40 years since Linus Pauling wrote the book, Vitamin C and the Common Cold. Dr. Pauling based his opinion on…

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Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress Hormones

Introduction: Of all the foods available on planet Earth, those produced from the bean of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) are the most magical,…

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Natural Eggshell Membrane Produces Impressive Results in Relieving Arthritis Pain

Introduction: Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is an innovative nutritional supplement that brings fast relief to people suffering from the pain,…

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Take Advantage of Natural Lighting for a Better Life

Introduction: In a breakthrough study, office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more…

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RDA for Vitamin D is “Grossly Inadequate”

Introduction: A huge and growing amount of research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common (at least 50% of the general population…

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Create Lucid Dreams for a Better Life

Introduction: If you ever been asleep and aware that you were dreaming you were likely experiencing what is referred to as a “lucid dream.”…

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Vitamin D Levels Drop Despite Massive Education Effort

Unbelievable! FDA Approves New Sleep Drug Despite Lots of Questions Unanswered

Introduction: The FDA recently announced the approval of a new type of sleeping pill from Merck known as Belsomna® (suvorexant) despite…

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Resveratrol Shown to Improve Memory and Brain Function

Introduction: Resveratrol is a plant compound similar to flavonoids. It is found in low levels in the skin of red grapes, red wine, cocoa powder,…

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Are Side Effects the Achilles’ Heel of Widespread Use of Statins to Lower Cholesterol?

Introduction: Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new guidelines that increased the…

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Is Activating Brown Fat the Key to Weight Loss?

Introduction: Not all fat in the human body is the same. One of the major differentiators is based upon the concentration of mitochondria – the…

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Asthma Rates Reaching Epidemic Proportions; the Role of Antibiotics, Probiotics, and Fish Oils

Introduction: Asthma is a breathing disorder characterized by spasm and swelling of the bronchial airways along with excessive excretion of a…

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Freeze-Dried Strawberries Significantly Lower Cholesterol Levels

Introduction: The consumption of flavonoid sources such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, dark chocolate, and red wine have all been shown in…

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Curcumin Shown to Possess a Powerful Anti-aging Effect

Introduction: The latest, and most likely, program theory of aging is the telomere shortening theory. Telomeres are the end-cap segments of DNA…

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Mulberry Leaf Extract Promotes Weight Control

Introduction: There are lots of herbal weight loss products on the market with most offering little hope, but a lot of hype. However, there are…

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Hot Cocoa Helps Brain Function in Elderly

Introduction: One of the major contributors to impaired mental function as we age is reduced blood flow to the brain. Not surprisingly, natural…

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Yes, It is True – Dietary Fiber Reduces Heart Disease

Introduction There is considerable scientific evidence linking many health conditions to a lack of dietary fiber especially a number of factors…

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Don’t Waste Money on the Wrong Green Tea Supplement for Weight Loss

Introduction: The many benefits of green tea are fairly well known and are attributed to compounds known as polyphenols. However, one little known…

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New Study Shows Melatonin Makes Old Bones Stronger

Introduction Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. Melatonin is critically…

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For Vascular Health, Boost Your Flavonoid Intake

Introduction: Flavonoids are a group of plant pigments that are responsible for many of the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, juices, and…

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EPA and DHA Levels are Dangerously Low in Vegans and Vegetarians

EPA and DHA Levels are Dangerously Low in Vegans and Vegetarians

Introduction: As humans, we all have some basic and essential nutritional needs whether we choose to be omnivores, vegetarians, or vegans. Is one…

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Pycnogenol® Improves Psoriasis

Introduction: Psoriasis is a painful and visible inflammatory skin condition that affects nearly 8 million people and often leads to embarrassment…

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Magnesium for Chronic Low Back Pain

Introduction Low back pain (LBP) affects roughly 25% of North Americans within any three-month period and is the major cause of pain and worker…

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Breaking News: Statins Make You Fat!

Introduction: A new study highlights the false hope that consumers place in statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels. Results of the 10-year…

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Fish Oils Prevent Brain Atrophy Due to Aging

Introduction A key goal to boosting brain function and fighting degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease is to bathe the brain in…

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Fish Oil Supplementation Improves Periodontal Health

Introduction: Periodontal disease is an inclusive term used to describe an inflammatory condition of the gums (gingivitis) and/or support…

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Satiety is the Key to Weight Loss; Another Study Confirms PGX® is the Holy Grail

Introduction: The research is quite clear that safe and effective weight loss is not about will power or deprivation. Ultimately weight loss…

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Dietary Flaxseed Intake Produces a Potent Antihypertensive Effect

Introduction Elevated blood pressure (high BP) or hypertension is a major risk factor for a heart attack or stroke. More than 60 million Americans…

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A Baby Aspirin a Day is a BAD Prescription for Most

Introduction One of the most popular recommendations for preventing a heart attack or stroke in healthy people is the recommendation of a baby…

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More Evidence that Celery Seed Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure

Introduction: Elevated blood pressure (high BP) or hypertension is a major risk factor for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, it is generally…

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Physical Fitness Increases CoQ10 Levels in the Elderly

Introduction Numerous studies show that the elderly have increased oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant defense systems. As a result, the aging…

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The Importance of Teaching Gratitude and Building Self-Esteem in Children (and Adults)

Introduction There is a very large body of recent scientific work showing that adults who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being, are…

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Strawberry Intake Produces New Mechanisms for Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

Introduction Consumption of fruits and vegetables is linked to a decreased risk for virtually every chronic degenerative disease. In particular,…

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Nutritional Supplementation Improves ADD/ADHD in Adults

Introduction It is often amusing reading news accounts of nutritional research or the benefits of natural therapies. For most rational minded folks…

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Fish Oils for Dry Eye Syndrome

Introduction: Dry eye syndrome (DES) or reratoconjunctivitis sicca is a very common eye disease characterized by eye dryness caused by either…

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Higher Melatonin Levels Reduce Risk for Prostate Cancer

Introduction Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. The exact function of melatonin…

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New Study Shows Vitamin E Slows Alzheimer’s Disease

Introduction Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder associated with progressive deterioration of memory and cognition. In North…

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Probiotics Improve Acne

Introduction The term probiotic literally means “for life.” It is used to describe the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the human intestinal…

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7 Common Misconceptions About Juicing

Juicing has been around since countertop appliances became popular in the 1950s and '60s. Today, raw juice bars are everywhere, and lots of people…

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WOW – Editorial in Medical Journal Promotes Propaganda Against Multiple Vitamin Formulas

Introduction The latest issue (December 17, 2013) of the Annals of Internal Medicine featured a damning editorial titled: Enough Is Enough: Stop…

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Get a Grip on Anxiety

If you think prescription medications are the only option for anxiety and panic attacks, you'll be happy to know about these very effective natural…

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The Revised Complete Book of Juicing

Introduction The quality of your life begins with the quality of the foods that sustain it. The surest path to a healthier, more energetic, and…

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Tomato Juice Reduces Inflammation

Introduction Tomatoes have received a lot of recent attention because of their lycopene content.  This red carotene has been shown to be extremely…

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Do the New Guidelines for Statins Make Sense?

Introduction The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released four new guidelines dealing with the prevention…

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Health Benefits of the Avocado

Introduction: While many people are somewhat afraid of eating avocados because of their high fat content, research shows many health benefits being…

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Omega-3s May Help Treat Depression, Osteoarthritis and Prostate Cancer

Another Study Shows the Importance of Fish Oils to Brain Health

Introduction The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil supplements are absolutely critical to optimal brain…

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Celery Seed Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure in Human Study

Introduction: Elevated blood pressure (high BP) or hypertension is a major risk factor for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, it is generally…

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A Great Strategy for Weight Loss: Use a Smaller Plate

Introduction One of the key reasons why the average American eats more than 500 calories per day in 2013 than in 1970 is increased portion sizes.…

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Watermelon Juice Relieves Muscle Soreness

Introduction Watermelon, as its name would imply, is an excellent source of pure water. It use as a medicine has focused on primarily its diuretic…

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Lack of Quality Control in Herbal Products is Rampant

Introduction Quality control refers to processes involved in maintaining the quality or validity of a product. Regardless of the form of herbal…

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B Vitamins Help Prevent Progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Introduction A previous newsletter highlighted the failure of so-called cognitive enhancing drugs were shown to provide no benefit in cognitive…

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Please Stay Away from These Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Introduction The research is quite clear – oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes do not alter the long-term progression of the disease. While…

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For Impaired Memory and Mental Function, Don’t Follow the Drug Approach

Introduction Is memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there…

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How to Use Lemons to Fight Cancer

Introduction Lemons, especially their peels, are an excellent source of terpenes such as d-limonene. The term terpene probably conjures up images of…

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Nut Consumption Reduces Mortality; Walnuts Cut Cancer Risk

Introduction Nuts and seeds are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. But, they are also high in fat. So, many people avoid nut consumption out of…

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Carnitine Improves Daytime Alertness in Narcolepsy

Introduction Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone in response to…

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Blood Pressure Drugs Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Introduction: More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years…

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Does Tylenol Help Or Hurt You?

When most people think of Tylenol (acetaminophen), they consider it a gentle pain reliever — safe enough for their children to take. Here’s the…

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Diet has Profound Impact on Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Introduction Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder associated with progressive deterioration of memory and cognition. In the…

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen (Tylenol): Is it Time for the FDA to Remove it from the Market?

Introduction Most people consider acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) as being an extremely safe pain reliever for both children and adults. The reality…

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Is Sugar a Drug? How Refined Carbs Can Trigger Food Addiction

Introduction Addiction is linked to activity within a special area deep in the center of the brain known the nucleus accumbens. Sometimes called the…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Breast Cancer

Introduction: The recent controversial study on omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer risk (click here to read my comments) has led to a lot of…

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Fish Oils and the Teenage Brain

Introduction: The long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil supplements are critical to brain development and function…

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Exercise Reduces Anxiety: New Mechanisms Discovered

Introduction: Regular exercise exerts a powerfully positive effect on mood. Tensions, depressions, feelings of inadequacy, and worries diminish…

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Two New Studies Show Higher Magnesium Intake Prevents Heart Disease

Introduction: It is estimated that between 7 and 8 out of ten adults in the United States do not reach the recommended daily intake for magnesium.…

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Silent Inflammation Linked to Macular Degeneration

Introduction: Silent inflammation reflects an underlying low-grade stimulation of the inflammatory process with no outwards signs of inflammation.…

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Sleeping Pills Can Be Deadly

When you can’t sleep, the temptation to pop a sleeping pill is strong. But did you know you could be risking your life? There’s a large body of…

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Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces the Effects of Mental Stress

Introduction: Fish oils concentrated for EPA and DHA have been shown to have positive effects for patients with many different types of…

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Carnosine Produces Exciting Results

Introduction: Carnosine is a molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine that is naturally found in “excitable” tissues, such as…

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Vitamin D Reduces Ear Infections in Children

Introduction: A huge and growing amount of research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common (at least 50% of the general population…

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Another Clinical Study on PGX Yields Impressive Results in Weight Loss

Introduction: PolyGlycoPlex (PGX) is a newly developed dietary fiber matrix that is the most viscous and soluble fiber ever discovered. A strong…

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