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Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Food for the Heart Anew study published in the journal Nutrition found that eating pistachio nuts may improve cholesterol parameters, increase glycemic (blood sugar) control, decrease artery stiffness and improve overall blood vessel health. The study tested 60 adults with poor cholesterol lipid levels. They were randomly split into two groups—one (control) was given lifestyle modifications (LSM) while the other was given ... Read More »

Produce Produces Heftier Newborns

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Healthy Birth Weights   A review of research from the Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety finds that the quantity of food consumed by pregnant women for increasing a baby’s birth weight is less important than what types of foods she eats. After systematically analyzing 11 relevant studies, the researchers found that higher birth weights—associated ... Read More »

Reasons to Not Go to the Dentist

There are so many reasons not to visit a dentist.  And yet there are now very compelling reasons to have a healthy mouth.  Everyday there are more and more medical studies showing a clear link between gum disease and cancer, diabetes, chronic inflammation, heart disease – the list goes on and on.  One researcher believes that at least half of ... Read More »

Youthful Skin Without Injectables

  No matter how humble, spiritual, or psychologically liberated we may be, few of us feel happy about the effects of aging. Most of us want to look better, feel better and, if it were possible, turn back the hands of time. Dr. Mariana Boneva suggests that a multi-faceted, holistic approach creates the most natural looking, luminous and long lasting results. ... Read More »

Get Back To Being You, With Prolo

By Larisa N. Likver, MD  Back or neck pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, sprains and strains … few of us get through life without suffering some sort of joint injury. Left untreated, those injuries never properly heal, resulting in chronic pain that can be physically and psychologically debilitating. But surgical repair comes with its own set of risks. There is a natural, ... Read More »

Flaxseed Oil Soothes Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically accompanied by pain, numbness and reduced mobility in the hands and wrists. Research published by the Tehran (Iran) University of Medical Sciences in the DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has determined that the application of external linseed oil—also referred to as flaxseed oil—can reduce pain and increase mobility for syndrome sufferers. The research tested 100 patients with ... Read More »

Stroke Risk Rises with Two Drinks a Day

Alcohol Increases Chances During Middle-Age Years New research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke has determined that drinking two alcoholic beverages per day during middle-age years increases the risk of stroke more than other known factors, including high blood pressure and diabetes. The study followed 11,644 twins from Sweden for 43 years, starting  between 1967 and 1970. All began the ... Read More »

Pain and Depression Ebb with Flotation Therapy

Float Your Worries Away New research from Sweden has found that flotation therapy helps increase sleep quality, reduce pain and relieve anxiety and depression. Flotation therapy, sometimes called isolation therapy, consists of floating in a tank of water with minimized interruptions and sensory stimuli. Researchers from Karlstad University divided 65 people into two groups. One group underwent 12, 45-minute flotation ... Read More »

Latest Advances in Regenerative Medicine

Go Beyond Simply Sugarcoating Your Pain! By Larisa N. Likver, MD For those suffering from acute or chronic pain, there are few treatments as effective as neural prolotherapy (NPT), a revolutionary advancement in regenerative medicine discovered by New Zealand physician John Lyftogt, MD. This technique is a natural way to treat neuropathic pain—that is, pain due to nerve inflammation—resulting from ... Read More »

Preventing & Reversing Hair Loss

Two-thirds of American men will experience hair loss by age 35, and the resulting damage to their self-esteem can be devastating, socially and professionally. Some causes of hair loss are controllable, like diet, hygiene, stress, inadequate sleep and smoking. But the most common cause is genetics: male pattern baldness. In this case, the sex hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) shrinks the hair ... Read More »