Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal disease (GERD), is a common condition affecting as many as 50 percent of Americans. Many are taking medications for this problem and don’t need it. There are ways to stop heartburn, the symptom of acid reflux, and natural remedies to minimize the problem. Reasons Why Acid Reflux Occurs Eating inflammatory foods is one of the top triggers. Sugar, grains (bread, pasta, baked goods), bad oils, fried and processed foods all create an inflammatory response in the stomach that can trigger heartburn.…

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Sugar Found to Raise Your Blood Pressure More Than Salt

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Do you or someone you care about have high blood pressure? Are you taking medication to control this problem? There is an ingredient you may be consuming that is raising your blood pressure and you may not even be aware of it.   Here is what recent studies have found: The cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) may be more due to the high consumption of added sugars, particularly fructose, and less to due to with sodium. Consuming a high-fructose diet caused an increase in…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Be Avoiding NSAIDS For Pain

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Over 100,000 people are hospitalized and 16,500 die every year from popping these pills for pain. These figures are  greater than the number of people dying from cervical cancer, asthma, multiple myeloma, or Hodgkin’s disease. There are safer, less toxic ways to manage, relieve and eliminate pain. Common over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): Ibuprofen (Advil) Naproxen (Aleve) Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin) Common prescription NSAIDS: Celebrex Indocin Daypro Relafen Voltaren Lodine Nalfon Toradol Orudis, Oruvall Clinoril Tolectin Vioxx (removed from market 10 years ago due to the…

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This Popular Drug Can Weaken Your Heart

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Nearly HALF of adults are now taking this popular drug to protect against heart disease, yet this drug has actually been shown to weaken the heart. Are you or a loved one taking it? We have reported in past articles how statin drugs, medications claimed to protect against heart disease, may actually put the heart at greater risk of disease. At least one study has shown these drugs are associated with calcification of the coronary arteries, a serious risk factor for a lethal heart attack.…

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This Prevents Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes as Effectively as Medication

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If you or someone you know is taking statins for cholesterol, beta blockers for heart disease, diuretics for heart failure or anticoagulants for stroke, this has been found to be just as effective as these expensive, toxic medications. A recent study has found exercise is more effective than drugs after you have had a stroke and just as effective at preventing heart disease and diabetes. Regular exercise is very effective in reducing the risk of death from a second heart attack, rehabilitation after a stroke,…

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Flu Shot Facts: Should You Get The Shot or Not?

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Have you noticed the public messages by the Center for Disease Control and pharmacy retailers to “get your flu shot” every year?  Is the flu shot worth the risk and how much protection does it offer?    Here are some facts to help you decide:   About 3 out of every 100 people get the flu every year.  Therefore, your chances of getting the flu is only 3 percent. The flu shot prevents the flu in about 1.5 people for every 100 people who get the…

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Statins Block the Benefits of Exercise

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After we posted two articles (Part 1 and Part 2) on cholesterol and statin drugs, we came across a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found the popular statin drug, Zocor, actually blocks the benefits of exercise and in some cases actually made the participants LESS fit than before!   Statin use has been linked to skeletal muscle destruction and impaired mitochondrial function.  Researchers wanted to find out the effects of simvastatin (Zocor) on cardiorespiratory fitness and skeletal muscle…

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What Everyone Should Know About Cholesterol and Statin Drugs Part 2: Are Statin Drugs Worth The Risk?

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If you take a cholesterol lowering drug, reading this article and viewing the movie trailer, “Statin Nation,” is a must!   In Part 1, we discussed why we need cholesterol, the main dietary culprits for high cholesterol, and how to best determine if you have a significant increase for heart disease.  In this article, we talk about the dangers of cholesterol-lowering drugs and how to optimize your cholesterol levels naturally.   You can view the first 13 minutes of the movie below:   You can stream…

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What Everyone Should Know About Cholesterol and Statin Drugs Part 1: Why We Need Cholesterol and The Cause of High Cholesterol

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If you take a cholesterol lowering drug, reading this article and viewing the movie trailer, “Statin Nation,” is a must!  The medical and pharmaceutical industry has lead us all to believe cholesterol is the number one health enemy.  The fact is, cholesterol is required for several important processes in the body.  In this article, we talk about why we need cholesterol, the main dietary culprits for high cholesterol, and how to best determine if you have a significant increase for heart disease.      You…

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How to Live a Life Free of Prescription Drugs

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We are an overmedicated nation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC, the most commonly used drugs by Americans are asthma medicines for children, central nervous system stimulants for adolescents, antidepressants for middle-aged adults, and cholesterol lowering drugs for older Americans. Consider these staggering statistics: 20% of children use at least one prescription drug each month  90% of older Americans use at least one prescription drug each month More than 76% of Americans age 60 and over use two…

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